Mark & Dave: No In-N-Out? Boo! Now that's really scary
So we learned that Newark, N.J., Mayor and Senate candidate Cory Booker has been tweeting with a stripper from Oregon. How do you know shes from Oregon? She works at a vegan strip club. Bookers spokesperson says the mayor talks with people from all walks of life on Twitter. Vegan strippers? Cant wait for those neon lights to pop up, Free-range strippers Home of the organic pole dancer Sometimes Portlandia just writes itself.
A Beavers win on the road with San Diego last week was no surprise. Head football coach Mike Riley seems to have good luck when the Beavs play in towns that are home to In-N-Out Burger. Wed be motivated, too, if our reward was a double-double, animal style after every victory. To guarantee winning seasons we looked into a franchise for Corvallis but, alas, the 30-year-old owner of In-N-Out wont license one this far from their distribution center in California. Otherwise, the Beavs would be Rose Bowl bound and wed be rich!
Maybe were looking at the wrong franchise: Vancouver has received 30 inquiries for the six possible marijuana franchises as the city prepares to implement Initiative 502 which legalized 1-ounce possessions for people 21 and older in Washington state. We can apply for a permit after June 30. Statewide, the number of pot shops will be capped at 334. Think Mike Riley would take his players to our shop if he won at Pullman? We know the Ducks would go. BTW, if we dont get a franchise well just invest in Doritos and 7-Eleven frozen burritos.
Speaking of munchies: Too early to tell if Burger Kings reduced fat fries are a hit. After tasting them at the Tigard store, were guessing NOT. Who are they kidding? When we go for fast food were not looking for health food. Thats why we dont grab dinner at the health club.
Theres a naked haunted house in Pennsylvania. No, the ghosts and monsters arent naked. You are, along with all the other guests. Its about dealing with your worst fears. Not sure which fear they are talking about having others see you au natural, or seeing yourself naked. Itll cost you $20 to find out, and you get your clothes back at the end of the attraction. The Peeping Tombs will be out in force. Now, if you had to be naked at a restaurant, you might not want to biggie size.
A new nationwide survey tells us 70 percent of Americans feel incivility has reached crisis levels in this country. They blame the Internet and social media. We would suggest Congress try to fix this, but we think that is where the problem really started.
A solution? According to a Rice University study, female politicians are less likely than their male counterparts to engage in corruption, and more likely to disapprove of it when they see it. We agree, women should run the world and we men should just carry their purse and remain quiet. It works for most marriages.
Obamas real poll numbers: Forbes says the net worth of their top 400 richest Americans is up $300 million from a year ago, with the lists net worth the highest ever. Add to that, the IRS reports the One Percenters collected 19.3 percent of Americas household income in 2012, the largest share the past 100 years. So why shut this government down? Theyre making you money.
Enjoyed the Bend Oktoberfest this year. Great oompah music, costumes, contests. But its the only Oktoberfest weve been to that serves pizza and Thai food. How do you sing Eins Zwei Gsuffa mowing down a slice of pepperoni?
Mark wonders: How did California beat bicycle-obliging Oregon to the punch passing a law requiring a three-foot buffer zone for motorists passing bicyclists? Oregons law specifies a safe distance, which could mean inches in a tight spot. As a rider I feel bad for drivers when I have to swerve out to avoid a roadside hazard like a grate or broken glass, cant expect them to react and keep that three-foot rule. But overall, Id be happy for that more specific definition making it easier for all drivers, including myself, not having to guess what is safe and what is not. As someone who was recently brushed by a side mirror, Im convinced some people think its a game to see how close they can get without hitting a rider, and thats sad.
Dave wonders: Why do so many Portlanders ride their bikes with all the proper lights, perfect shorts, a helmet ... and still smoke?
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