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Duff McKagan Explains The Importance Of Practising Tax Law

But how does his Portlandianess compare to that of his fellow guest stars?

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Kim Gordon

Role: Friendly Pedestrian.

Relation To Our Lead(s): Just one of the many Portlandians that a recently awakened '80s punk coma victim judges to be a "yuppie," as are our leads, in various different personae.

Best Line: No lines, but look at that smile! Take that, Thurston Moore, ya piece of shit!

How many birds would we put on them?

She's originally from Rochester, grew up in Los Angeles, and came to prominence when she was living in New York. But since Carrie Brownstein has come to help identify Portland with the lady music scene, she's Portlandy by association. Three of five birds.
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Jeff Goldblum

Role: Pull Out King.

Relation To Our Lead(s): Lance (Brownstein) is pretty sure he hasn't gotten Nina (Armisen) pregnant because he's known all around town as the pull out king. THEN Lance learns that there is another! But it's actually a guy who sells pullout couches.

Best Line: "We're having a sale. It may seem counterintuitive that I'm here trying to broadcast this news and making it our little secret, but in fact, not everybody knows about this, and, uh, nor should they. It's a sale."

How many birds would we put on them?

To be this oblivious about the double entendre of his store's name seems touchingly Portlandy. Four of five birds.
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Mark Proksch

Role: Sean.

Relation To Our Lead(s): He's Carrie's new boyfriend, who -- refreshingly for her -- is a tax lawyer, and not in a band! Though he wants to be, whereupon she needs to organize an intervention.

Best Line: Excitedly showing off his skillz to a post-coital Carrie: "It's a bass guitar!"

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Cut to Carrie at a bar with Fred: "We have to break up."

How many birds would we put on them?

Yes, it's Portlandy for a tax lawyer to want to be a bass player. But it's not very Portlandy for a tax lawyer to come out of Portland in the first place. Two of five birds.
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Annie Clark/St. Vincent

Role: Herself.

Relation To Our Lead(s): One of the actual musicians Fred and Carrie approach about helping Carrie's boyfriend understand that he needs to quit it with the bass.

Best Line: "When I was little, I loved Lauryn Hill. Right? Everybody-- Miseducation, who hasn't heard that record? It's great. Where is she right now? ...In jail. For tax evasion. You think she had a good tax lawyer behind her?"

How many birds would we put on them?

Who is she to deny anyone his dream? Who are any of us?! Two of five birds.
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Duff McKagan

Role: Himself.

Relation To Our Lead(s): Another musician/interventionist.

Best Line: "The logistics? I don't understand. I go out and tour, I don't know what the hell I'm doing! My tax lawyer comes into my life: everything is suddenly clear. And my taxes are paid. There's enough bass players out there, Sean."

How many birds would we put on them?

He's going to freeze in that tank top. One of five birds.
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