I eat puppies for breakfast. They pee on themselves quite adequately.
The 'Keep Portland Weird' sign is the most interesting thing in this story. Whereas the bagpiper is a pretty straight goof, with limited intellectual and aesthetic appeal, there are many levels of irony in that sign. Notice how orderly it is, for instance. And why did someone think the people there had to be so admonished? Or was the sign-painter perhaps deliberately, consciously ironic, knowing that some fellow, slow on the uptake like me, would slowly get it in real time in the pages of Boing Boing?
What would a similar sign mean in New York, or Timbuktu? KEEP TIMBUKTU WEIRD (but in Arabic, of course).
Indeed, I had better stay away from Portland.