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Summer fun in Portlandia

  1. Jun 26, 2015 #1

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    I think it's a mistake to try and make something like this seem like a serious protest against anything. Naked bike riding is just silly. It would work, I think, if it were merely a pro-bicycle fest intended to raise awareness of this alternate means of transportation.

    The article says more than 8000 people participated in 2013. All that suggests to me is that bicycling is a particularly attractive activity to exhibitionists. I really don't get an anti-oil dependency vibe from naked cycling.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2015 #3

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    I would like to be selling sun screen and cold drinks tomorrow, it's 93 downtown and this in my covered patio.

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  5. Jun 26, 2015 #4

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    It's crazy hot up here in Olympia too, spook. And no rain in the forecast, except for possible thundershowers on Sunday - not those splendid, long, drizzly days I love.

    And just in time for July 4, oh boy :nb)!
     
  6. Jul 1, 2015 #5

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    You go to the bike ride and this is what your see.
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    Call the cops.
    :))
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  7. Jul 1, 2015 #6

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    Have you ever been to the Oregon Country Fair? It's in your neck of the woods!
     
  8. Jul 1, 2015 #7

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    7,111 °F ?

    Sounds about right.

    ps. And to all you folk from warmer climates, who think we're whining? Well, you can shut the hell up. You signed up for where you live. We did not. It is not supposed to be this hot here. My AC has been on PowerRanger setting for 4 days now, 24/7.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2015 #9

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    No need for the stove-top, a little non-stick spray on the hood of the car works great. The heat is great, I've got a co-worker who's training for a 100 mile run in Utah and I'm in training for a week in Reno/Vegas. I might actually be able to walk outside the Casino during the day for 5 minutes.
     
  11. Jul 3, 2015 #10

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    Our Unipiper joked the other day, that he can now admit that he's been high for some time.


    Um.... I've been hanging around stoners my whole life. I'm pretty sure, they would fall down, just thinking about a uni-cycle.

    Drugs are bad, mmm.kay........
     
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  12. Jul 3, 2015 #11

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    I wonder if he can perform his act with the current burn ban? Is he a legal firework?
    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/07/legal_fireworks_ok_under_portl.html
    Last year I shopped at the stands near Rochester WA on Indian land. Plenty of good stuff there.

    For the 'smoker' a little lesson in marijuana etiquette:
    Pot at the backyard bbq



     
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  14. Jul 14, 2015 #13

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    Those are communications not power lines so someone is sending a message.
     
  15. Jul 19, 2015 #14

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    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/...an_says_shes_responsible_fo.html#incart_river
     
  16. Jul 20, 2015 #15

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    My friend had one of "those" show up in her front yard, about 25 years ago, on the end of a stick, "growing" out her garden.
    We are all still laughing about it. :)

    Friend; "Did you do that!?"
    Om; "No. But that's pretty funny."
    Friend; "I don't think so. Do you want it?"
    Om; "Um..... Sure! We can throw it at eat other, at OCF!"

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    After the, um, tossing game..... ​

    ps. No one lost an eye.
     
  17. Jul 20, 2015 #16

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    The heat is really driving out the weird in the city.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/...lad_suspect_accus.html#incart_related_stories
     
  18. Jul 27, 2015 #17

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    Across the river.
     
  19. Jul 30, 2015 #18

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    WaterWorld 2015

    http://www.katu.com/news/local/Showdown-on-the-water-Video-of-the-battle-to-keep-the-Fennica-in-Portland-320232831.html?tab=video&c=y [Broken]
     
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  21. Aug 1, 2015 #20

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    No better place to be when it's so hot out. :smile:

    Coincidentally, the mayor of the city, was meeting with the pope last week, regarding, climate change?

    https://www.portlandoregon.gov/mayor/article/538257 [Broken]

    I seem to recall that the mayor agreed with the protesters, hence, the lack of their demise.

    Portland has had some pretty cool mayors over the decades.

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    Mayor Bud Clark, 1978.
    Woop Woop!
    :biggrin:
     
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