Ben Franklin is avoiding Boston


In spite of all reported sightings to the contrary, Ben Franklin is not in Boston this week. Can't say that I blame him.

This image was captured in downtown Portland yesterday. This city was founded by New Yorkers and New Englanders in the mid-nineteenth century, and it remains a very sensible and very liberal society, so maybe there's some logic to Franklin's visit (or move?).

While it looks like he's now in a serious stretch from his sober sartorial habit (his Parisian friends would love it), he still wears the same glasses and he still seems to be interested in journalism.

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He fled to Portland, Ore. Here's proof.... Read More

Naw, that looks like The Willamette Week, so it can't be for the journalism. Ben may just prefer alt. rock.

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Published on July 29, 2004 2:38 PM.

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