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25-yr-old naked man playing violin at courthouse jailed
Mid-Day ^ | May 27, 2014 | staff

Posted on 05/27/2014 3:59:09 AM PDT by bkopto

Portland: A naked man, playing violin in front of a downtown Portland courthouse on Saturday, refused to walk to a squad car and had to be carried by police.

Police say they are not sure of the man’s identity. He told them his name is Matthew T Mglej and that he is 25 years old. Even the brand of the violin remains unknown. Mglej was jailed under the Portland city code forbidding indecent exposure. Police say they warned the man numerous times about his ‘lack of attire’, but he refused to dress himself or leave public view.

City police refrain from enforcing the code during Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride as long as participants keep to the designated route. The event draws about 8,000 riders each June.


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dontlookethyl; nakedbikeride; napl; portland; portlandia; portlandor; portlandoregon; pubicnudity; publicnudity
Portland, Oregon (of course)
1 posted on 05/27/2014 3:59:09 AM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

RELEASE THE BEES!!!!


2 posted on 05/27/2014 4:00:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: bkopto

My first though was this must be one of those dopey kids in Keene, NH. Portland, OR... was second guess.


3 posted on 05/27/2014 4:24:39 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: bkopto

There is a naked man playing the violin in front of the courthouse, and this reporter is concerned about the brand of the violin? Unless it is a Strdivarious, I don’t see what the brand of the violin has to do with the story.

I wonder if there was a robbery going down at the edge of the Courthouse Square and this reporter didn’t even notice?


4 posted on 05/27/2014 4:24:55 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yeah, you’d think he’d at least mention what piece the man was playing, and whether his interpretation was any good.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 4:26:15 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: afraidfortherepublic

—that was my first thought, too—followed by “bet it wasn’t a Stradivarius”-—


6 posted on 05/27/2014 4:30:33 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The jokes write themselves.

How did the police handle his instrument?

Was their first thought to shoot the violin?

Where did he hang his bow?

7 posted on 05/27/2014 4:46:50 AM PDT by verga (Conservative, leaning libertatrian)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

” and this reporter is concerned about the brand of the violin?”

unless the violin is under arrest the violin has nothing more to do with this story.


8 posted on 05/27/2014 4:49:49 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: bkopto
A naked man, playing violin in front of a downtown Portland courthouse on Saturday, refused to walk to a squad car and had to be carried by police.

Yuck! Maybe the police do earn those pensions after all.

9 posted on 05/27/2014 4:50:49 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: verga

Fiddler in the Buff...


10 posted on 05/27/2014 4:52:12 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: bkopto

A little peepper spray would get him moving.


11 posted on 05/27/2014 4:52:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: verga

The One Armed Violinist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD1Cl1L8WFQ


12 posted on 05/27/2014 4:54:56 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: proxy_user
Yeah, you’d think he’d at least mention what piece the man was playing, and whether his interpretation was any good.

That was my first thought, too. However, IMHO most people would not know the answer to either.

13 posted on 05/27/2014 4:58:15 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Morgana
unless the violin is under arrest the violin has nothing more to do with this story.

Was this an intentional or unintentional pun?

14 posted on 05/27/2014 5:18:59 AM PDT by verga (Conservative, leaning libertatrian)
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To: verga; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
I hope that was rosin on his bow.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 5:21:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: bkopto

Evidently he has no frets.

Was it on Martin Luthier King Blvd?

Sounds like a real f-hole.

Did he take a bow at the end?

Does he know all the positions?

I will refrain from making any puns about the erect sound post.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 5:22:32 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: bkopto

17 posted on 05/27/2014 5:25:43 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: verga

Let me to have my morning coffee before I post anymore. :)


18 posted on 05/27/2014 5:31:36 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: bkopto

Must be protest AGW and he’s playing Earth’s swan song!


19 posted on 05/27/2014 5:36:58 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: bkopto
I wonder how the press would have reported this story had he been playing a fiddle? IYKWIM
20 posted on 05/27/2014 5:46:13 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: proxy_user

I have it on good authority that he was playing “Stairway to Heaven”.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 5:47:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m afraid to ask what the metronome looked like.


22 posted on 05/27/2014 5:47:27 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Slings and Arrows; GeronL; Revolting cat!
Naked. That means wearing no clothes, right?


23 posted on 05/27/2014 6:14:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: bkopto
At the very least, he could have clothed himself in his violin's G-string.

Leni

24 posted on 05/27/2014 6:14:40 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: proxy_user; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
Yeah, you’d think he’d at least mention what piece the man was playing, and whether his interpretation was any good.

He was playing John Cage's 4'33", arranged for violin.

Reviews were mixed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTeWxRY4PlA

25 posted on 05/27/2014 6:18:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: bkopto

They thought he was crazy...

Then they could he’s nuts


26 posted on 05/27/2014 8:07:44 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Well done! This is the first thing that came to mind for me, too.


27 posted on 05/27/2014 8:49:42 AM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: bkopto

If you want to play in Portland, you better have a fiddle in the band.


28 posted on 05/27/2014 10:14:26 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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