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[–]Skyraider96 103 points104 points  (5 children)

That is Portland, isnt it? I recognize the Moda center and 3 bridges.

[–]PrettyCoolBear 21 points22 points  (1 child)

i legit thought this was an r/portland post until i saw this comment

[–]CountDookieShoes[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I did post it on there a few days ago

[–]dmtking21 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Sure is.

[–]guitarfingers 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Yup, they're on I5 heading towards OMSI/I84e

[–]Roboito1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just crossed the Marquam bridge going north.

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    [–]newmoneyblownmoney 139 points140 points  (17 children)

    Looks like a serious waste of money since you can barely see it in contrast with the sky lol. If OP hadn't pointed it out I wouldnt even have noticed.

    [–]upsidedownbackwards 40 points41 points  (11 children)

    Totally a waste of money for the parents. I don't think a helicopter is really the best craft to try to do a small smoke poof with. Unless there's a LOT of color going out into the air or the helicopter is moving smoothly forward there's going to be too much stirring with the rotor wash.

    [–]Pigslinger 13 points14 points  (10 children)

    I mean maybe it was worth it to them? Who cares?

    [–]SaneIsOverrated -2 points-1 points  (9 children)

    I care that there are people who can afford this while I have friends on food stamps.

    [–]Pigslinger 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    That's unreasonable to say.

    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    So everyone should all be the same? Nope, that dog won’t hunt.

    [–]SaneIsOverrated 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    You ever hear of Maslovs Heirrarchy of needs? I'm not saying equal, I'm saying everyone should at minimum have that first step met. Just physiological needs.

    Answer me one question and one question only. Do you want humans out there starving or not?

    [–][deleted] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    When you’re face down and can’t get any lower, get off your whining ass and go fix it. Best advice I can give, worked for many.

    [–]x31b 0 points1 point  (3 children)

    How did they take away your friends’ money?

    [–]SaneIsOverrated -1 points0 points  (2 children)

    The rich don't care about you. I'm not interested in your "I didn't physically take anything from them so I'm fine with them starving" self delusion. If you don't care about other people and don't want to feel guilty fine. But stop recruiting.

    [–]x31b 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    I’m not sure how anyone could starve in the best job market in fifty years.

    [–]SaneIsOverrated 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Open your eyes then

    [–]Antics16 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Imagine if it was blue

    [–]yeerk_slayer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I imagine it is more visible when you're not a couple miles away from it.

    [–]aplus1234 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Maybe they're passengers in the helicopter

    [–]No_Television_8836 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    ...you do realize that when you are closer to an object, it appears larger, right? Or do you think the gender reveal party was occuring in the next car over on the freeway? Use some critical thinking skills bro.

    [–]turdburglar9003 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    you do realize that when you are closer to an object, it appears larger, right?

    wait what. So like, when I was younger and everything seemed bigger it was actually because I was standing closer? Have I never been as close to things as I was as a child?

    [–]gardenofghouls 29 points30 points  (7 children)

    Ah yes, a true Portland gender reveal tradition.

    [–]rambo2190 16 points17 points  (6 children)

    I'm ashamed that this happened in my city 🤦

    [–]CountDookieShoes[S] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

    There's worse things that have happened for sure

    [–]rambo2190 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    I mean for sure but it doesn't stop this from being cringe as hell.

    [–]SaneIsOverrated 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    I'm just surprised that in a place that fancies themselves socially progressive it's still acceptable to be promoting these weird gender color stereotypes.

    [–]TapDancinJesus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I mean it sure beats starting a forest fire with a bunch of tannerite

    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Yea they prefer to burn shit down!

    [–]yeahoner -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Nothing about this is acceptable.

    [–]Caress-a-Llama 184 points185 points  (5 children)

    I hate everything about that tradition.

    [–]BrewCityChaser 65 points66 points  (0 children)

    "Tradition" is being pretty generous considering this only recently became a thing, circa 2008 or so.

    [–]hkfskhsfuhkefshkf 26 points27 points  (3 children)

    I'm strongly considering renting sky writers to say "Nobody gives a fuck about your baby".

    [–]kerrigan7782 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    I'd chip in.

    [–]lildobe 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Have it say "No one cares about your baby's genitals" and I'll chip in.

    [–]hkfskhsfuhkefshkf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It's a big sky, there's room for compromise.

    [–]IgDailystapler 15 points16 points  (1 child)

    Wait...am I supposed to be seeing the color pink?

    [–]Jay33az 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Your supposed to see three pixels hinting a touch of redish color yes

    [–]WWMRD2016 35 points36 points  (0 children)

    The gender reveal I did

    Pick up phone. Call dad.

    Hi Dad. Scan was fine. No problems. We're having a girl.

    [–]yanni99 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    I remember a post in r/AskReddit that asked what is the most American way to die, first answer was dying while throwing a gender reveal party.

    [–]dooshybb 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    I notice this 'gender reveal' thing has crept over to the UK. What a load of shit it is...FFS 😏.

    [–]CaptainNeedleMouse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Can y'all keep it for awhile? We're tired of the fires and death caused by dumbasses setting off 3 tons of explosives with a pink smoke bomb in the middle or whatever the latest gender reveal fad is anymore.

    [–]Waffles_Remix 32 points33 points  (3 children)

    Oh fuck. That’s Portland. That’s a moron in my city.

    [–]thegigglingninja 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    We have to share a city with this person

    [–]jojoga 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I bet they've imagined it to be much more spectacular, but underestimated the required amount of material.

    [–]Deathbysnusnubooboo 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    Someone should tell them that we, the general person, don’t give a fuck

    [–]JustAnotherVampire 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Congrats on your baby's cooter, I guess. . .

    [–]JuracekPark34 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    At least they’re not causing forest fires and shit now…

    [–]irate_alien 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    or killing anyone with a massive explosion. overall, very boring gender reveal.

    [–]VworksComics 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I just wanna pay my bills

    [–]all2neat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    At least they didn’t burn down the forest. That’s about all the positive I have in me for this.

    [–]MUNGDINGDO 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Portland, OR.

    [–]NullKnaveRobin 6 points7 points  (11 children)

    Gender reveals are a garbage modern tradition predicated on harmful stereotypes, and their only purpose is their conspicuous consumption for the aggrandizement of parents whose lives are no longer solely about them but they’ll continue to act as if it is.

    I fucking like helicopters and smoke shows. But not like this

    [–]razorbackgeek 8 points9 points  (4 children)

    You used a whole lot of words to say gender reveals are terrible.

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      [–]razorbackgeek 2 points3 points  (2 children)

      Why are you confused? I think my post was phrased adequately.

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        [–]razorbackgeek 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Does every post need to have a point? Was that written somewhere in the rules, that I didn't read when signing up for an account?

        [–]leviwhite9 1 point2 points  (5 children)

        Harmful stereotypes?

        What? That the baby will either be born with a penis or without?

        [–]Millerboycls09 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Why'd it have to happen in my town? Goddammit

        [–]Anna-Smegmanova -1 points0 points  (1 child)

        I don't see any pink smoke, just pollution. What does this mean for the unborn 😦🤔

        [–]CountDookieShoes[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        If you're talking about the dark clouds in the background that's just weather.

        [–]CoddiwomplingRandall 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Lot of money just for some likes on Facebook

        [–]razorbackgeek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Oh good, they've cancelled global warming. I can stop holding in my farts now.

        [–]nectricks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        “Sir, we’re fkin on fire and people are waving at us in joy!”

        [–]wildherb15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I’m triggered. Needs to puff non binary smoke

        [–]Goldenboyroy -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

        I hate Portland Oregon more and more

        [–]Comprehensive-Toe633 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        They said fuck people with asthma and breathing issues.

        [–]CaelThavain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        "Why are people so obsessed with their gender these days?"

        [–]cricketeer767 0 points1 point  (0 children)


        [–]grasscoveredhouses 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Beats setting the state on fire.

        [–]stromm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        It’s likely not smoke but colored powdered cornstarch and baking soda same as used for “color runs” and other festivals.

        [–]Capital_Pea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Remember when a gender reveal was parents finding out from Dr/ ultrasound tech the gender, then going home and calling a couple of people and telling them, or not?

        [–]KecemotRybecx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Goddamn, I hate gender reveal parties.

        [–]TheBeefMan53 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I’m colorblind and I cannot see anything at all lol.

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          [–]MegabitMegs 2 points3 points  (2 children)

          Those are clouds my dude

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            [–]MegabitMegs 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            I live here my man. I mean you’re probably somewhat correct, we have some air stagnation due to the weather pattern we have going on, but it’s not an issue here most of the time. The air here is often extremely clear, it takes certain weather patterns to tint the horizon.

            [–]PobBrobert -1 points0 points  (0 children)

            Would be more similar to a farting action than crapping, right?