"bikes not bombs" was the mantra as critical mass, san francisco's monthly bicycle romp through downtown, took on added meaning this go 'round as war protesters came out in force to express their sentiments
anti-war slogans were a plenty . . .
as were reporters . . .
peace seekers . . .
and a few who were vocally pro-troops . . .
warm weather and a super energetic crowd made the ride itself a blast . . .
caught this shot of city hall on the way home from the festivities . . .
this buffoon is a marked man . . .
check out his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards:
I have invited my fellow documentary nominees on the stage with us, and we would like to — they're here in solidarity with me because we like nonfiction.
We like nonfiction and we live in fictitious times.
We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president.
We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons.
Whether it's the fictition of duct tape or fictition of orange alerts we are against this war, Mr. Bush.
Shame on you, Mr. Bush, shame on you.
And any time you got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up.
Thank you very much.
regardless of what one thinks about the war in Iraq, there is no questioning the value of duct tape.
for the record: THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FICTITIOUS ABOUT DUCT TAPE
off with his head!
(for a slightly more rigorous critique of michael moore, check out this article.)
bachelor party in vegas during first round of NCAA hoops tourney
sun, pool, cocktails, hoops, tables, clubs, limos, entertainment, and mass chaos
right out of the brochure
yet again, vegas was all that and more
sent one of bojon's finest . . .
out in style . . .
to view more pictures from the weekend, check out the shots posted on ofoto.
off to sin city to take in the first couple of rounds . . .
and to toast one of the fellas during his few remaining single days
no, not a terrorist about to blow up the golden gate bridge. just my friend ethan blowing up fort point all by his lonesome.
E was out for a solo surf session this morning and had a run-in with several authoritative types.
wound up getting fined $50 essentially for catching a few waves
check out E's report about the incident.
it's gettin', it's gettin', it's gettin' kinda hectic
We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free.
this comes to us by virtue of D. Brown, our boston correspondent who doubles as a far east trendspotter.
check out the new fashion craze sweeping japan:
despite appeareances, these are actually prints that make the skirts seem see-through.
word is that these skirts are all the rage in tokyo these days.
the local san francisco news has recently contained attention-grabbing gems that read more like bestselling novels than real-life occurences.
from the cop brawl (fajita-gate) to the modesto woman's disappearance, the local section has been way more interesting than the sports of late.
anyway, an article i caught the other day takes the cake. two gents in the east bay who met during an anger management class decided to do some construction work together at the one guy's house. apparently, they got into a fight while doing the work and all hell broke loose leading to a knife battle, a slayed barnyard animal, and a vandalized vehicle.
here is the intro paragraph to the story:
here is a link to the full story.
i first met the gnome in Black Rock City last year . . .
and right from the start, his groove was quite clear . . .
the gnome chased the sauce . . .
and smoked like the boss . . .
the gnome scored with the honies . . .
as well as the bunnies . . .
the gnome kept good company . . .
well, not really . . .
but, as a matter of fact, he did land a calendar . . .
and managed to rule like King Salamander!!!
so back to the desert this year will i dare, in hopes that the gnome will f*cking be there!
without question, the hills of san francisco make for some killer views from various points throughout the city.
as a hack photographer, i've been doing what i can to capture some of these buena vistas.
these shots were taken from the twin peaks lookout around the middle of february this year.
this first one is off the backside of twin peaks looking out over the pacific ocean.
this second one is facing the city and the bay bridge with downtown set off by the setting sun.
worth the price of admission, i'd say . . .
thanks to everyone who made it out to the Bojon Mardi Gras festivities. good vibes all around.
here is a gallery of photos from the evening.
also, a photography company called Ovahere.com has posted all of the shots they took of the party on their site.
in addition, there is a collection of shots posted on ofoto.
stay tuned for the next official Bojon party slated for June 14 (Summer Shindig).