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#1
I can't quite believe this

So my dad is an events organiser and at the moment he's doing a fund raising event called 'The World's shortest run fun', which is a run around the country's smallest park. However, it would be the world's smallest park if not for the park in Portland, Oregon.

He wrote a press release about the event, calling the Park in Portland, 'A glorified flower pot' as a bit of a tongue in cheek thing.

He's now getting abuse on Twitter, news stories and numerous Portland TV, Radios and newspapers have rang to get an interview with him.

Oregon Public Broadcasting want to speak to him, he's had texts off KATU/TV and a text off a major radio station. Don't know who though.

Here's a web article.

http://www.kgw.com/news/UK-city-challenges-worlds-smallest-park-in-Portland-201996161.html

This thing started small but since about an hour ago, it completely kicked off. The phone won't stop ringing
#3
That is a sad looking "park"

And I would know... Oh, wait
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#5
I'm starting to think Fred Armisen is behind all of this.
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#6
Your dad is right. That is just a flower. If that can be classed as a park, so can the row of weeds in my student house garden.
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#10
Those are some quaint parks.

^Wear a shirt with Sam's face on it during the interviews.
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#12
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Those are some quaint parks.

^Wear a shirt with Sam's face on it during the interviews.

Wat
#13
See what he needs to do is get people to show their support for the park by supporting the fundraiser.

As someone who is trying to start a career in fundraising/development, I'm incredibly impressed how your dad has managed to accidentally create an international PR event that will bring absurd amounts of publicity.
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#15
Update.

They acted like they found it cute we were challenging them at first, but now they're getting twitchy because we will probably win. My dad's got 3 interviews tonight.
#16
Yeah screw those US fags, Lichfield is where it's at! Staffordshire massive brah!
#17
To be fair, the one he's contesting it with is hardly a "park" either

Surely any bit of greenery inside a mini roundabout can be called a "park" if that can
#20
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To be fair, the one he's contesting it with is hardly a "park" either

Surely any bit of greenery inside a mini roundabout can be called a "park" if that can


I know, but it's just funny cause my dad was just making a tongue in cheek comment and now Portland are getting angry about it.
#21
Portland >>>>>>>>>>>>> anywhere in the UK

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#22
I didn't think I'd give a shit about park politics, but actually you're right their park is in no possible way a park. There are smaller plantpots out there; if that qualifies so do they.
#24
Your old man's got top #BANTZ
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#26
I'm with your dad on this one, Lesser Seattle Portland should be ashamed...
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#27
So it isn't just you that is a bit of a self-important twit, it seems to be genetic.
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#28
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#32
I'll piss right in that flower pot's eye
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#35
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So it isn't just you that is a bit of a self-important twit, it seems to be genetic.


I don't know why I'm biting, but you obviously can't read. My dad wrote a press release for our local rag and the blog got in touch with Portland and they've blown it up.

Don't stop being a cunt though
#36
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I don't know why I'm biting


Please refer to my earlier post for an explanation.
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#37
I'm self important and you're a cunt. Glad we've got that straight

Yet another thread invaded by your sharp wit and joyful personality though.

Also thanks for insulting my dad . Like he's done anything to you.
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#38
So you're the guy on my Facebook wall who's name I couldn't link to anything. For a moment I thought it was a strange coincidence

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#39
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I'm self important and you're a cunt. Glad we've got that straight

Yet another thread invaded by your sharp wit and joyful personality though.

Also thanks for insulting my dad . Like he's done anything to you.


You and jokes get along about as well as your dad and the city of Portland.

In all honesty, neither should be considered parks.
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