Ear: Astoria

TheTravel.com had some flattering, albeit rather puzzling, things to say about Astoria in its "These U.S. Movie Filming Locations Are Just As Amazing In Person As They Are On Screen" story.

Calling Astoria a "seaside community" (has it moved?), the writer notes that "this seemingly ordinary, yet gorgeous, coastal town doesn't seem like the place where major motion pictures would be filmed …" Gee, thanks.

Icing on the cake? The story's accompanying photo shows Haystack Rock in the background (courtesy of Expedia.ca). The story is filed under "Travel Writers Who Don't Actually Travel."

Elleda Wilson is an editorial assistant for The Astorian and author of the award-winning In One Ear community column. Contact her at 971-704-1718 or ewilson@dailyastorian.com.