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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 10:57 am

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the last season of "Portlandia," the mayor of this sustainability-obsessed city vanished in shame after he was singled out as Portland's "No. 1 electricity hog," Portland went into a blackout, cats barked, creepy music played, and a bizarre Australian who calls himself "Birdman" told guests at a bed and breakfast "there is no civilization."

Carrie and Fred — about the only characters in "Portlandia" with any grip on reality — tracked down the mayor at a compound in the wilderness where he was leading a band of savages, a la Colonel Kurtz in "Apocalypse Now."

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