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Toke, er we mean Tip of the bong, er Hat to BTB Reader and local Writer/Talent Don Crawley, who alerted us to this humorous message on the Grocery Outlet sign on 4th Ave SW near SW 150th.
We’ve always thought this store was crowded because of the bargains, but now we know the real reason: it’s Burien’s Spring Pot Sale!
Some other bad attempts at lame pot humor come to mind, like:
- “No wonder those shoppers are buying such large quantities of Twinkies…and theyâ€™re so mellow!” – Don Crawley
- “Clean up in aisle three â€“ the entire stack of discount munchies have been spilled again!”
- Listen closely to the Muzak that’s played in the store next time you’re there â€“ nothing but Grateful Dead and Phish.
- Note the name of the espresso stand in the background â€“ it’s called “Red Eye Expresso” for a reason!
Have any pot-related joke ideas?
Dump ‘em in Comments below, ‘cuz we could all use a chuckle now and then…
According to The Seattle Times, Burien City Manager Mike Martin was arrested for a DUI Sunday night (April 19th) after his vehicle left the road and struck a ceramic pot in a yard in the 12600 block of 14th Avenue South in Burien (Google street view below).
Apparently Martin was found outside his car, “leaning forward and swaying side to side,” according to King County Sheriff’s records. His breath allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol, his speech was slurred and he admitted to drinking a couple glasses of wine and two beers.
The article goes on to say that Martin refused to perform both field sobriety tests and Breathalyzer tests, and that he was arrested. Under Washington state law, refusing to take a breath test results in automatic suspension of a driver’s license for at least one year. Martin may challenge the suspension or seek approval for an alcohol-ignition device on his car.
According to the Times, this isn’t Martin’s first run-in with the law â€“ he apparently previously resigned as Chief Administrative Officer for the city of Kent after a 2005 hit-and-run incident.
Martin has been city manager since November 2006, and his yearly salary is $135,180.
We’re working on getting comments from both Martin and other city officials, but the Times goes on to quote Mayor Joan McGilton as saying that his arrest will be discussed at the next city council meeting on Monday night, April 28th, which we will cover.
Read the full story here.
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