😜 Weird Wednesday: Meet Winnie & Skeeter
Plus, don’t forget to vote in our brewery bracket.
By Cassie Ruud
And if you’ve been a constant reader, you know what that means — we’re getting weird today.
Every week, we celebrate elements of Portland’s wonderful weirdness in collaboration with Weird Portland United.
If you haven't read any features from this series yet, you can find our archive of Weird Wednesdays right here. Previous features have profiled The Unipiper, the Portland Sleestak, Spencer Sprocket, Carlos the Rollerblader, Strawberry Pickle, and many more colorful local characters.
Lemme ask you straight up — did you grow up watching the Muppets or any additional Jim Henson puppetry productions? Do you catch yourself humming “Rainbow Connection” under your breath or make time during the holidays to rewatch “A Muppets Christmas Carol''? (Editor’s note: Which is the best, most definitive version of “A Christmas Carol” — my inbox is is open to anyone with thoughts to the contrary.)
If you answered yes, then I think you’re going to really vibe with this newsletter. We interviewed local artist, ventriloquist, and all around badass Winnie McDonald and her friend from Party Animals, Skeeter, about their show this weekend and what it means to be a weird Portlander. By the way, Party Animals puppets are created by Bonnie Erickson who created the first iterations of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
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