Tuesday, April 08, 2008

So it begins

The great protest of our time.  Oh, well, that may be a bit of hyperbole, but one can't help but expect the ever-passionate city of San Francisco to put on a doozy of a show.  Fuck, for those looking for an American protest, could there have been any better city for the torch to visit in the U.S.?  No, not really.  And now that Paris has done so much to disrupt the torch relay, essentially raising the fuck-you-up bar, wehell, we can certainly expect something magical.  Transcendent.  Protestriffic.  Right?

Protests in San Francisco started gaining attention yesterday (the picture at right) and continued today.  Well, really they probably happen everyday - fuck, this is the Bay Area - but that it got going days ahead of the torch's arrival, with today's attracting a crowd in the 500 range, is significant.  San Francisco is a beautiful, amazing, eclectic and fucked-up city, and it's going to be interesting to see what the citizenry has in store.  Paris got the flame out?  We'll throw that torch in the bay.  Parisians threw bread and lettuce?  We'll throw focaccia and avocados.  

So the big show will hit tomorrow.  Welcome to America, torch.        

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