Mark your calendar, Humanity on Wheels: an Evening of Mass Transit Tales!, the first TriMet Diaries story telling event takes place Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Jack London Bar (in the basement of the Rialto Poolroom at 529 SW 4th Ave.).
Inspired by Muni Diaries Live and Back Fence PDX, Humanity on Wheels was conceived with the gracious and indefatigable help of Doug Kenck-Crispin, of Kick Ass Oregon History and Stumptown Stories fame. And he writes press releases:
Kick Ass Oregon History is pleased to partner with TriMet Diaries in offering for your amusement and education… “Humanity On Wheels; an Evening of Mass Transit Tales!”
As a prelude to the event, Kick Ass Oregon History will debut on March 15th a podcast entitled “Mad Max: Portland’s Death Trolley!” By resurfacing this iconic 1980s Portland graffiti, we will have a chance to explore some of the in-death-resulting events that have taken place on TriMet over the past few decades. Utilizing all of our cheap shot, sensationalistic and headline grabbing skills, we will finally address the age old question: is TriMet safe to ride, or is MAX just a tool of the soylent green combine machine? We’ll leave it up to you to decide, dear Ass Kicker!
But the REAL FUN begins on Tuesday, March 20th, at 7:30pm at The Jack London Bar (529 SW 4th Ave.)! On this evening we will revel in Mass Transit Glory with the following distinguished speakers:
www.orhistory.com‘s Ribald Resident Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin, who has publicly commuted downtown daily since 1984, will tell the yarns of TriMet’s history, being sure to leave in all the gory details!
Bill Reagan will share his findings as a devoted Urban Explorer and Chronicler.
Jeff Guardalabene, or just Dr. Jeff will regale the swooned audience with his tales of TriMet adventures, and perhaps channel some tattered beat generation musings on public transportation.
Other Special Guests shall surely arrive (with transfer in hand, of course) and an Open Mic session shall round out the evening – where you too can share your Mass Transit Stories, both angelic and satanic in nature.
And you certainly won’t want to miss orhistory.com‘s assistant Mellia Lang’s awesome TriMet stage set – it’s like a diorama come to life!
Won’t you join us? Conveniently located in the heart of the formerly “fareless square.”