Title
National Problematic Radio
Author
Craig Giffen
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Abstract
Derived from available transcripts and audio sourced from National Public Radio, a hand-curated auditory and visually stimulating parody tribute to the avocado toast of words, problematic.
Thesis
Afterword
Although this website has no affiliation with NPR, please support your local public radio station so they don't get problematically mad at me.
Bibliography / Exhibition Guide
Note: all notable locations in Portland, Oregon unless explicitly noted.

0:00m
November 30, 2009
"Color crayons at kitchen table on notepad found in a free box"
0:00m
July 31, 2008
"ibid, crayons"
0:06m
Aug 1, 2018
"Sharpie marker at kitchen table on notepad found in a free box"
0:08m
Dec 21, 2010
"Pac-Man Card Game (1982) with Pac Man and Space Lego Figure (1984)"
0:09m
Sep 29, 2008
"Pac-Man Card Game (1982) with Ghost and Space Lego Figure (1984)"
0:10m
Apr 9, 2009
"CHiPs View-Master reel (1980)"
0:11m
Nov 18, 2016
"Darrell Whitmore trading card (1994)"
0:11m
Aug 26, 2011
"Star Wars "Yoda" figure, 10 cents at a yard sale."
0:13m
Apr 17, 2009
"Raggedy Anne figure, 10 cents at a yard sale"
0:15m
The Bryant Park Project: Popular in Kindergarten: Sexy Dolls
Dec 20, 2007
"Zach Randolph bobblehead"
0:16m
Nov 18, 2016
"Ronnie Gaudern postcard (reprint 2003)"
0:17m
Oct 18, 2017
"Screencapture, google search for "southern florida man problematic""
0:17m
Jun 15, 2006
"Reputable knockoff of indeterminte origin Scrabble Tiles, with assistance from Ms. Freddie"
0:21m
Sep 26, 2007
"Legoman from the Lego "Main Street" (#6390) town set. Note, figure head appears to have been chewed by a dog or small human.
Lego figure from the Castle (#6075, 1982). Flathead Screw, Phillips screwdriver"
0:23m
Oct 9, 2005
"Lego figure with a 5.25 inch floppy disk. unknown manufacturer"
0:24m
Aug 31, 2006
"Lego figure with a 3M 3.5 inch floppy disk"
0:26m
All Things Considered: Defining the War on Terror
Nov 1, 2006
"Lego figure with scratched TDK CDR disc, annotated with smeared ink"
0:27m
Nov 23, 2010
"Sign located in Kununurra, Western Australia, photo by Craig Giffen taken October 1, 2002"
0:28m
Jun 12, 2007
"Very scratched collection of 45rpm records on Cleveland High School running track"
0:29m
Dec 24, 2007
"Scripted screenshot with Joh Strong."
0:31m
Feb 3, 2008
"1976 "Dog's Life" calendar by American Greetings. Annoted with lyrical references to "Lawyers, Guns and Money" by Warren Zevon, 1978."
0:32m
Mar 18, 2008
"Lego figures on Monopoly Board with Chance card"
0:34m
Aug 6, 2008
"Video creator Craig as a problematic child holding various guns in Washington State, photos by Joanne VanWechel Giffen"
0:37m
May 29, 2009
"Cardboard sign on fire hydrant. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway"
0:40m
May 17, 2008
"Cardboard sign on utility pole. Near Mary's Club. 129 SW Broadway"
0:40m
May 18, 2008
"Cardboard sign on Hawthorne Bridge railing"
0:41m
Jun 19, 2008
"Mural near SE 2nd and Clay Streets, Portland, Oregon"
0:41m
Sep 26, 2008
"Cardboard sign on Hawthorne Bridge railing with fishing boat, Portland, Oregon"
0:42m
Oct 8, 2008
"50 year old 'Life Behins at Forty' coffee mug with laser print of Ira Glass and Lego figure"
0:43m
December 2, 2011
"Cardboard sign on utility pole at NW 10th and Burnside, Portland, Oregon"
0:45m
Nov 23, 2014
"Cardboard sign under Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall lights, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon"
0:48m
Nov 5, 2008
"Cardboard sign on concrete wall near SE 2nd and Clay Streets, Portland, Oregon"
0:49m
Nov 13, 2008
"Cardboard sign on Hawthorne Bridge, Portland, Oregon"
0:49m
Dec 26, 2008
"Shopping carts with 1980s Toyota 4wd pickup at liquor store in Winco parking lot at SE 82nd and Powell, Portland, Oregon"
0:50m
Jan 5, 2009
"31 inverted image laser printed frames from dénouement scene in the movie WarGames (1983)"
0:51m
Feb 22, 2010
"Cardboard sign on Tilikum Bridge with MAX Train, Portland, Oregon"
0:52m
Oct 15, 2011
"Vintage 1961 Monopoly Board and pieces"
0:54m
Mar 27, 2012
"Vintage 1961 Monopoly Board and pieces and 1980s Lego Figures"
0:57m
Jul 12, 2017
"Printed speech balloon on utility pole poster, near SE 25th and Hawthorne, Portland, OR"
1:02m
Talk of the Nation: Wiretapping in the Digital Age
Aug 17, 2007
"ibid. Speech balloon"
1:03m
Nov 29, 2007
"ibid. Speech balloon"
1:04m
Feb 2, 2009
"ibid. Speech balloon"
1:04m
Jun 7, 2010
"Printed speech balloon on No Pedestrian Crossing sign, near SE 24th and Hawthorne, Portland, OR"
1:05m
Feb 26, 2013
"Printed speech balloon on utility pole poster, near SE 25th and Hawthorne, Portland, OR"
1:07m
Sep 16, 2013
"ibid. SE 25th and Hawthorne"
1:08m
Apr 9, 2014
"ibid. SE 25th and Hawthorne"
1:09m
Nov 18, 2015
"ibid. SE 25th and Hawthorne"
1:11m
Nov 15, 2017
"Printed speech balloon on utility pole poster, near SE 24th and Hawthorne, Portland, Oregon"
1:12m
Apr 25, 2018
"Printed speech balloon on utility pole poster, near SE 24th and Hawthorne, Portland, Oregon"
1:13m
Jul 26, 2008
"Printed speech balloon on sticker annotated No Pedestrian Crossing sign, near SE 24th and Hawthorne, Portland, Oregon"
1:17m
May 29, 2007
"Vintage 1961 Monopoly Board and pieces"
1:18m
November 12, 2009
"Vintage 1961 Monopoly Board, pieces, and 500 dollar, dollar bills y'all"
1:20m
Apr 25, 2012
"Playground slide, Kern Park, Portland, Oregon"
1:22m
Aug 18, 2006
"Playground swings, Kern Park, Portland, Oregon"
1:23m
Weekend Edition Saturday: Bunk Busters Unravel the Art of Spin
May 26, 2007
"Playground See/Saw, Kern Park, Portland, Oregon"
1:24m
May 4, 2007
"Unknown skateboarder and Trash can, SW 5th and Columbia, Portland, Oregon"
1:27m
Aug 24, 2006
"Table at Atlas Pizza, 6529 SE Foster, Portland, Oregon"
1:27m
Talk of the Nation: A Primer on the Picky Eater
Sep 27, 2006
"Popeye video game (1982 Nintendo) via MAME arcade emulator"
1:29m
Talk of the Nation: What Happened at Haditha?
May 31, 2006
"Spray paint stencils on garage"
1:31m
Apr 24, 2008
"ibid, garage"
1:32m
Nov 13, 2008
"ibid, garage"
1:33m
Jan 7, 2009
"ibid, garage"
1:34m
Mar 10, 2009
"ibid, garage"
1:35m
Apr 9, 2009
"ibid, garage"
1:35m
May 27, 2010
"ibid, garage"
1:37m
Jan 4, 2011
"ibid, garage"
1:38m
Apr 30, 2013
"ibid, garage"
1:39m
Jul 9, 2013
"ibid, garage"
1:43m
Apr 13, 2008
"ibid, garage"
1:44m
December 4, 2014
"ibid, garage"
1:45m
May 27, 2008
"ibid, garage"
1:48m
Mar 1, 2015
"Atari 2600 Fishing Derby by David Crane. Screen capture via Stella emulator"
1:49m
Sep 21, 2016
"Atari 2600 Seaquest by Steve Cartwright. Screen capture via Stella emulator"
1:51m
Feb 17, 2017
"Atari 2600 Pitfall! by David Crane. Screen capture via Stella emulator"
1:52m
Apr 23, 2013
"Printed sign in Yamhill Pub bathroom, 223 SW Yamhill Street, Portland, Oregon"
1:54m
Dec 15, 2014
"Atari 2600 "Basic Math" cartridge."
1:55m
Dec 23, 2014
"Murder Was the Case VHS tape and Magnavox HiFi VCR. Videotape purchased off eBay in 2019, seller turned out to be one block away around the corner."
1:57m
Jun 20, 2016
"Area 41 Storefront, owned by Rozz Rezabek. SE 41st and Clinton Streets, Portland, OR."
1:58m
Nov 18, 2015
"Rosemary's Baby VHS tape and Magnavox HiFi VCR."
1:59m
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders: Trials of the Free Press
Aug 29, 2017
"Screen Capture of browser url input"
2:01m
Dec 5, 2010
"Spray painted t-shirt, Craig Giffen"
2:02m
Jul 20, 2009
"Spray painted t-shirt,"
2:03m
Jan 26, 2018
"Aaron Beam from the band Red Fang. Near NE 42nd and Broadway, Portland, Oregon"
2:04m
Mar 13, 2014
"ibid. Aaron Beam. Near at NE 41st and Sandy."
2:06m
Aug 16, 2011
"ibid. Aaron Beam."
2:08m
Jun 26, 2013
"ibid. Aaron Beam."
2:12m
Mar 14, 2015
"Lady Montavillian near SE 77th and Stark Street"
2:14m
Apr 25, 2018
"Prescott on the roof of the Laurelhurst Theater, near 28th and E Burnside Street."
2:15m
The NPR Politics Podcast: Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 4
Jan 4, 2018
"Southeast Portland"
2:18m
Sep 19, 2005
2:20m
Feb 20, 2012
"Miguel Aguilar with vintage rotary dial telephone"
2:21m
Jan 28, 2009
"George near SW 6th and W Burnside"
2:22m
Sep 7, 2009
"Lady Montavillian near Mr. Plywood 2x4 pile, near SE 78th and Stark Street"
2:30m
Jan 6, 2009
"ibid. Joh Strong"
2:30m
Jan 26, 2009
"Chris and Clem, Clem wearing an 6XL shirt"
2:31m
Jan 3, 2018
"Video of a BASIC program being authored and ran on vintage Apple IIe"
2:32m
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders: Weekly Wrap: "The Whole Map"
Jan 26, 2018
"Cars running red light at SE 82nd and Powell, made possible with joint assistance from the Portland Police Bureau and the Portland City Council"
2:32m
Mar 12, 2013
"ibid, red light"
2:33m
Aug 14, 2013
"ibid, red light"
2:34m
Feb 24, 2009
"ibid, red light"
2:34m
Apr 15, 2009
"ibid, red light"
2:35m
Jan 7, 2009
"ibid, red light"
2:36m
Sep 30, 2013
"ibid, red light"
2:39m
Sep 6, 2007
"Portable 'can' toilet, SE Portland"
2:40m
Oct 27, 2014
"ibid. portable toilet"
2:41m
Jan 8, 2018
"ibid. portable toilet"
2:42m
Nov 27, 2008
"ibid. portable toilet"
2:43m
Jul 31, 2017
"ibid. portable toilet"
2:44m
Jul 12, 2016
"ibid. portable toilet"
2:45m
December 4, 2014
"ibid. portable toilet"
2:46m
Apr 17, 2008
"Yuf holding spray painted stenciled sign, with portlable toilet."
2:48m
Oct 17, 2016
"Screen capture of HPV abbrevation definitions"
2:52m
Jun 27, 2018
"Video of Life Magazine advertisement, October 19, 1959."
2:53m
Apr 18, 2011
"ibid. Life Magazine"
2:55m
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders: Weekly Wrap: "Pay Them Off"
Jul 27, 2018
"Handheld Sassy Magazine, April 1992."
2:58m
Talk of the Nation: Pope Benedict, One Year Later
Apr 19, 2006
"Taped card on skateboard"
3:01m
Aug 18, 2006
"Screen capture of self-referential tweet being authored"
3:03m
Dec 1, 2011
"Panasonic KX-P 1091i 9 pin dot matrix printer output, driven by a Tandy 1000SX with Spinnaker "Eight-in-On" word processing software."
3:05m
Nov 7, 2007
"Dave, Whidbey Island"
3:09m
Mar 6, 2014
"Cora, Whidbey Island"
3:10m
Apr 23, 2015
"ibid. Dave"
3:12m
Jul 7, 2009
"Message indicating how 211 problematic audio clips (six minutes worth) were left on the metaphorical cutting room floor"
3:14m
Mar 26, 2012
"Poorly written JavaScript promises example"
3:16m
Sep 2, 2011
"Joust arcade game high score list, via MAME arcade emulator, with DIP switch modification"
3:18m
May 15, 2009
"Video of a BASIC interpreter syntax error on and Apple IIe"
3:19m
Dec 2, 2010
"Video of a television screen running an Atari 2600 "Surround" cartridge, in Game 14 "Video Graffiti" mode"
3:21m
Dec 4, 2010
"Vintage Lite-Brite"
3:21m
Apr 28, 2011
"Ms. Freddie pulling camera skateboard with sign"
3:22m
Jun 17, 2018
"Vintage Space Legos with vintage Scrabble tiles"
3:30m
Apr 30, 2009
"ibid. legos/scrabble tiles"
3:33m
Talk of the Nation: Working Weekends At A Psych ER
Dec 18, 2009
"ibid. legos/scrabble tiles"
3:36m
The NPR Politics Podcast: Weekly Roundup: Thursday, October 26
Oct 26, 2017
"ibid. legos/scrabble tiles"
3:42m
Apr 24, 2017
"ibid. legos/scrabble tiles"
3:43m
Jun 4, 2015
"ibid. legos/scrabble tiles"
3:44m
Nov 17, 2008
"ibid. legos/scrabble tiles"
3:46m
Aug 28, 2012
"ibid. legos/scrabble tiles"
3:47m
Jun 23, 2009
"ibid. legos/scrabble tiles"
3:48m
Jan 16, 2008
"ibid. legos/scrabble tiles"
3:49m
Feb 29, 2008
"ibid. legos/scrabble tiles"
3:50m
Sep 23, 2010
"ibid. legos/scrabble tiles"
3:52m
May 26, 2009
"ibid. legos/scrabble tiles"
3:53m
Oct 2, 2017
"Vintage lego figure with labelmarker tape"
3:59m
Dec 7, 2016
"Annotated back cover of Pointer Sisters "Break Out" album"
4:03m
Apr 17, 2015
"RGB Hex Color #000000"