Portdaddia was a devoted participant of the Portland Blog or Shut Up movement of 2012, posting his thoughts and images in the pursuit of cultural criticism and sentimentality. His style, like other bloggers of his age and era, reflect the cultural impact of The Onion, The Daily Show, and Bob Ross art instruction. Portdaddia admires the irascible tenor of the Bike Snob, who often sniggers at ethereal bikers in race gear who are engulfed in mists of gray, the color symbolizing misplaced spirituality in Portland. The above image, centering on Portdaddia himself, assumes a majestic yet humble stance. He is portrayed in a state of divine and comic revelation. His hat forms a radiant halo, reinforcing the picture’s outdoors-as-religion narrative. The child in the background reminds us that the blog is ultimately a metaphor for what not to do as a parent.
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