"Get the Gear!" says Portlandia

"Get the gear!" say Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, stars of Portlandia, a series of short clips that parody life in Portland, Oregon. If finding just the right soft shell has ever turned your "alpine start" into an "after-lunch start," check out the following episode:

"Get the Gear!" perfectly portrays the absurdity most of us have faced at one time or another: sorting through piles of gear and equipment, stuck in the material world, while planning an escape to a simpler, more natural place.

In addition to poking fun at the outdoor experience, Fred and Carrie also argue with the owners of a feminist bookstore, take shell-art classes, and ironically ogle fixed gear bicycles.

Now, where did I put my GPS?

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Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
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March 15, 2012 at 8:13 p.m. (EDT)

I may live on the other coast, far from Portlandia, but I still think this is great. Very funny.

Thanks for sharing, Seth.

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March 16, 2012 at 4:41 a.m. (EDT)

My favourite TV show but that Hulu (it's OVER!) video won't play outside of the US, so I will have to wait til it gets on youtube.

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March 16, 2012 at 9:06 a.m. (EDT)

Hahaha! I can only infrequently watch shows that are so full of snark, but this and the "Dropped iPhone"  one were so freaking funny! 

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March 16, 2012 at 2:47 p.m. (EDT)

like 90% of people who do 10% of the hikes

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March 20, 2012 at 8:40 a.m. (EDT)

If you have ever lived or visited the Northwest you know this show is spot on with a lot of their spoofs.  

Tipi Walter
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March 22, 2012 at 3:58 p.m. (EDT)

Dangit, my lumens have been all wrong.

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April 7, 2012 at 12:43 a.m. (EDT)

Get the.... Segways !!!

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April 7, 2012 at 8:45 a.m. (EDT)

It's so wrong, but so on the mark at the same time. After all, I live in the Poconos - I've seen this live!!

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