The Famous Harvey Milk Kite is Back in Civic Center Airspace

Now I say famous because, apparently, I’m the last person in town to see this thing. (And actually, I thought it was a Barack Obama kite at first, so oh well.)

Irregardless, it was an arresting sight.

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And here’s the pilot in front of City Hall, right where they filmed that Sean Penn movie:

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Sail on Harvey, sail on…

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6 Responses to “The Famous Harvey Milk Kite is Back in Civic Center Airspace”

  1. liz says:

    “Irregardless”? Really? Was that supposed to be ironical?

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Pretty much.

    “….a blend of irrespective and regardless, both of which are commonly accepted standard English words”

  3. Word Bitch says:

    sfcitizen, sorry you’re mistaken. “Irregardless” is a bastard child of a “irrespective” and “regardless” and is not considered correct usage despite its increasingly common (mis)use.

    I wonder about your source for the quote– generally, a source is mentioned when offering a quote, as I will demonstrate:

    From Wikipedia:
    “It is generally listed in dictionaries as “incorrect” or “nonstandard”.”

    From Miriam-Webster:
    “Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that “there is no such word.” There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead.”

    Ms. B. says “tsk, tsk, citizen!”

  4. Ethan says:

    Can we talk about the pipe coming out of the pilot’s butt?

  5. sfcitizen says:

    Yeah I noticed that, thot it was no biggee. Maybe I should pick another shot.
    Pipes can be a problem:
    Oh well…