Pacific Wonderland

// Portland, OR

Prince Peanut Butter as Dazed and Confused
Violet Hex as Party Girl
XO Skeleton as Josie and the Pussycats
BeElzzabub Doll as House of Yes
Marla Darling as Best in Show
Wolfgang X as Doom Generation

And many more TBA

Blade: Trinity?

I saw an Alberta (Canada) license plate in the Alberta Arts District.

I heard Portlandia's theme song in a restaurant.

Episode IV I get, but Star Trek Beyond?

Woodlawn's Green Hop claims to be the world's only rap-themed cannabis dispensary. [source]

Green Hop is a recreational cannabis dispensary featuring a new, exciting twist on the retail experience.

The 1st Historical Hip Hop dispensary in the world that offers an Art and Digital technology experience.


How do people swim in the Willamette River? Yes, it's probably less polluted than the East River or the Chicago River, but never swim in a river with multiple bridges above it.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

33. Nope (The $100,000 Pyramid, S03E08)

Stray Observations

  • Bill Bellamy (Insecure, S03E01)
  • Damn, Daniel, back at it again with the…fucking." (Insecure, S03E01)
  • "I hope it's a fun nigga driving. I want to be a Twitter story." (Insecure, S03E01)
  • "Nigga parched." (Insecure, S03E01)
  • "They only got Fruit Frenzy." (Insecure, S03E01)
  • ♫: Cautious Clay – "Cold War" (Insecure, S03E01)
  • Track produced by Hudson Mohawke (Who Is America?, S01E05)
  • "The invasion of Iraq was because the Rastafarian lobby, their leader, General Robert Marley, suggested that they had over, I think they developed over 45,000 buffalo soldiers, these dreadlocked Rastas, who were marching through Africa into the heart of America." (Who Is America?, S01E05)
  • "It's not… They're suggesting we should use black baby's." (Who Is America?, S01E05)

(Who Is America?, S01E05)

  • "Mackenzie Maple Donut, do not join Antifa." (Who Is America?, S01E05)
  • "Please do not put the wrong baby in the trash can." (Who Is America?, S01E05)
  • "My mouth is big enough for two of these!" (Who Is America?, S01E05)

(Detroiters, S02E10)

  • ♫: The Pretenders – "I'll Stand by You" (Detroiters, S02E10)
  • "In 10 years, my kid's gonna be nine, and if he's anything like me, he's gonna need braces, for his legs, 'cause his dick's so big." (Detroiters, S02E10)
  • Detroiters Season Grade: C
  • ♫: serpentwithfeet – "four ethers" (Random Acts of Flyness, S01E03)
  • ♫: Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir – "Nobody Knows" (Random Acts of Flyness, S01E03)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: Succession
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Who Is America?

I'm a lot like you were

Previously on Adam Riff™:

By my calculation, on August 17, 2018, this website will have consumed exactly half of my life.

And from August 17, 2018 on, this website will have consumed over half of my life.

Well, today is the day.

Half of my life devoted to Adam Riff™ – at the expense of any meaningful adulthood, perhaps.

Kinda fitting that the "over half of my life" era will begin in the company of the first people I befriended through this website.

Only about two years until its 20th anniversary.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

32. Hide, Infiltrate, Violence (Who Is America?, S01E04)

Honourable Mention

Stray Observations

  • "Listen, I look at you and I see Weimar. I see hyperinflation. I mean, I look at your face and, no offense, but I see dead babies." (Succession, S01E10)
  • "Guess who just didn't kill anyone, but maybe only lost a couple of thumbs?"
    "I don't know."
    "This guy!" (Succession, S01E10)
  • Succession Season Grade: B
  • "Is Naomi, um, a male or a female?"
    "Uh, she identifies as a female."
    "Okay. Is she, uh, physically female?"
    "She has, um, a…round vagina." (Who Is America?, S01E04)
  • "This is for you. Uh, international package."
    "Oh, it's from Vietnam! I love their soup! Is it pronounced 'foh' or 'fuh'?"
    "I really don't know."
    "'Cause there's two restaurants by my house, and one's called 'What Have You Done Pho Me Lately?,' and the other one's called 'Phoget About It.'" (Alone Together, S02E03)
  • "Okay, I'll have some of that lemonade."
    "Is it good?"
    "No, it tastes like guacamole."
    "Oh, I forgot to wash the mortar and pestle."
    "That's so gross!"
    "Well, it's…California style." (Alone Together, S02E03)
  • "She heads towards the TV to stream season two of True Detective, but mercifully, she dies." (Alone Together, S02E04)
  • Jim Harbaugh (Detroiters, S02E09)
  • "Mitchell" Albom (Detroiters, S02E09)
  • "And I think for the tag, we go with: 'It's not just a slice of pizza. It's a little slice of home.'"
    "Oh, it's great. It's so much better than 'slice of house.'" (Detroiters, S02E09)
  • Carl Anthony Payne III (Detroiters, S02E09)
  • ♫: Jon Bap – "Don't Run into the Dark so Quick" (Random Acts of Flyness, S01E02)
  • ♫: Moses Sumney – "Incantation" (Random Acts of Flyness, S01E02)
  • "I've never been to a shop that sells dried puppy heads before." (Dark Tourist, S01E07)
  • Dark Tourist Season Grade: C

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: Succession
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Who Is America?

snorting cocaine off the street

Previously on Adam Riff™:

Anthony Michael Hall: You've never seen Man on Fire?
Jon: I think I've only ever seen two Denzel Washington films: Virtuosity and John Q.
Anthony Michael Hall: [pause]
Jon: No, I've also seen Courage Under Fire and The Manchurian Candidate.
Anthony Michael Hall: All the hits…

The Denzel Standoff

Jon: Oh, jeez… Okay.
Jon: Left to right: American Gangster, The Book of Eli, Training Day?, Man on Fire, dunno, dunno, The Magnificent Seven.
Jon: When was he bald?

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

31. Quinceañera (Who Is America?, S01E03)

Honourable Mention

Stray Observations

  • Kendrick Lamar playing a crackhead (Power, S05E05)
  • "I'm in a fuckin' knife fight here; I'm holding a dildo made out of American cheese." (Succession, S01E09)
  • "Pleased to meet you."
    "Likewise, your excellency. Gregory Hirsch."
    "Greg! You're Greg Egg!"
    "Excuse me?"
    "You're Greg the Egg! When you were born, you looked like a little misshapen egg."
    "I…did. Yeah, I did hear tell of…of lore…"
    "Oh, God, and your dad used to try and sleep with all the men in Sausalito."
    "How's your mother?"
    "Uhh, good. Okay. Yeah. Solvent, currently." (Succession, S01E09)
  • "Alabama has always been a place for equality." (Who Is America?, S01E03)
  • "What was your favourite scene in Moonlight?" (Who Is America?, S01E03)
  • Quoting "Wild Wild West" (Who Is America?, S01E03)
  • "Touch my pussy panties." (Who Is America?, S01E03)
  • "Go ahead, make my 15th birthday!" (Who Is America?, S01E03)
  • ♫: Tom Waits – "Clap Hands" (Castle Rock, S01E04)
  • "We call him the Shit Bandit."
    "Shit Bandit? That goes on official police documents?"
    "We put an asterisk where the I is." (Alone Together, S02E01)
  • "You don't have to do this."
    "I do. I'm a beta cuck pushover. This is what we do."
    "No, you're not. You're an empath. You know who else is an empath? The Rock." (Alone Together, S02E01)
  • "I got the password."
    "So what was it?"
    "Huh. You don't like basketball… Kobeshaq?"
    "Oh, it's an all-you-can-eat Japanese beef place I used to go to." (Alone Together, S02E01)
  • ♫: Three covers of "Come Sail Away" (Cloak and Dagger, S01E10)
  • "It's mayhem, O'Reilly." (Cloak and Dagger, S01E10)
  • Cloak and Dagger Season Grade: C
  • ♫: The Treacherous Three – "At the Party" (Snowfall, S02E03)
  • "Promotional consideration by Quicken Loans." (Detroiters, S02E08)
  • Bronson (Dark Tourist, S01E05)

(Dark Tourist, S01E05)

The New AR™TV World Drama Champion: Succession
The New AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Who Is America?