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There’s No Way You’ll Get Arrested at the Bay to Breakers – C’mon Down, No Registration Required!

Friday, May 6th, 2011

So here’s the question – what would you do if you were at the Bay to Breakers party and a cop tries to take away your beer or make you pour it out? Would you:

1. Grudgingly comply; or

2. Assume a fighting posture not unlike that of that leprechaun from Notre Dame and then start yelling, “Tase me, bro!”

If you answered 1, then you’ve got no worries, Bro-ham.

Click here to learn about the legalities of BtoB and click here to learn about the practicalities (“Why You Should Crash the Bay to Breakers Even Though It’s Sold-Out“) of BtoB.

See you there!

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What’s New at the Bay to Breakers 100 Party? The Great Fence of the Panhandle! Will It Fence You In?

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Uh oh, this is new for 2011 at the annual Bay to Breakers street party:

Installation of fencing along the portion of the race beside the Panhandle will begin at 12:01am on race day”

What will the fence be made of? Mmmmm….

Will it be an impenetrable paywall such that spectators (and non-spectators) won’t be able to get from the north side of Fell Street to the south side of Fell Street for hours and hours?

Did the residents sign off on this? Don’t think so. Appears as if the Great Fence of the 94117 is the brainchild of the co-sponsoring Western Addition / Inner Sunset NIMBY groups what are partially in charge of the show this year, you know, along with the “owner” of BtoB, that guy that supported anti-gay Proposition 8 even though he doesn’t live in California. Isn’t that funny?

Actually, most of the people who live near the Panhandle aren’t the rich, uptight, old, white, homeowners that the MSM loves to quote all the time.

Typical non-NIMBYs of the Panhandle area having a good time and drinking on a dreaded sunny day. See how non-uptight and non-judgmental they are?

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Anyway, let’s hope the new fencing doesn’t kill anybody

David Perry Sells Out to Anti-Gay “Christian Billionaire” Philip Anschutz: Crappy, Official Bay to Breakers Website

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Let’s see, I got to pay off on that headline. All right:

1. David Perry & Associates is sort of famous with members of the national media for being overwhelmed and understaffed during the Olympic Torch run fiasco back in aught-eight, but around town this outfit is known for slapped-together websites and YouTube videos extolling the virtues of whatever local government has on its mind – like cancelling Halloween in one place and promoting it at another, that kind of thing.

2. Anti-gay Christian Billionaire Philip Anschutz is the prime mover behind AEG’s annual Bay to Breakers fun run / party.

3. And here’s the crappy, official website for B2B. (Can’t imagine Sam Singer had anything to do with it, but who knows…)

4. And I don’t think that DPA is doing this for free, so there’s the sell-out.

O.K. then. Let’s see here, let’s note:

1. Unlicensed photography (David, do you think you have a license to use this shot on any of your for-profit websites? You do not.)

2. Crappy green-screen videos (that get watched mostly by people who made or starred in said crappy green-screen videos), a DPA hallmark.

3. And, oh yes, for some reason he’s posted an official seal of the City and County of San Francisco. For some reason. Oddly.

Now, I’m not saying that you couldn’t slap together a similar crappy website in a shorter amount of time, cause it doesn’t matter – even if you underbid DPA by 50%, you’d still lose out ’cause you lack his guanxi (Chinese for corruption/influence, something like that).

Now, the message that DPA’s website means to convey is that “We Are Serious” about the enforcing the rules. So:

“People attempting to enter the race with a float, open-alcohol containers or without pre-paid registration will be removed and subject to criminal prosecution. We’re serious.”

I don’t know about all the “subject to fines and prosecution” they have in there. I mean, I could follow you around and point out how you could be “subject to fines and prosecution” for jaywalking and stuff like that, right? But you’d never get arrested for that kind of thing, right? Not unless you get drunk and start hitting people…

And what’s this?

“….no headphones and no wheeled objects of any type, such as baby joggers, strollers, grocery carts, pets, roller blades, skateboards, or bicycles, are allowed…”

Harsh, man.

And if you just paid $85(!) to have them mail you a numbered bib and then maybe your plans change or maybe you get sick, you’re not supposed to sell it and you can’t get a refund:

“Registration fees are non-refundable, non-transferable…”

That kind of sucks, huh?

Oh well, the A in AEG didn’t get to become “The Christian Billionaire” by playing  Mr. Nice Guy.

Now, I know why gay people would take money from AEG to help put on the BtoB. You know, for the money.

But why would gay people volunteer to work for the Bay to Breakers in light of A’s support of Colorado’s anti-gay Proposition 2 back in the day?

Oh well.

And oh yes, the site has an icon of a man wearing a tutu. Isn’t that kicky! Isn’t that spr srius?

All right, let’s get the party started….

And oh, this year, the SFPD will have “sobering tents” for you. They’ll have water and juice and maybe a free ride home. Bonus!

And oh, here’s what the SFPD is really up to on gameday.

On no, an unpermitted “bandit” on the spr srius “racecourse!” Honey, you are “subject to arrest.” What’s that? Why yes, it is a Harley. Sure you can sit on it. Upsee daisy:

And so on…

…and so on.

All right, let’s get the party started

Increasing “Capture Volume!?” NoPNA NIMBYs of the Western Addition Want “Urination Troughs” for Bay to Breakers 100

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

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Oh, isn’t it cute? The NIMBYs of the Western Addition think that what they do and say actually matters a whit, so look at what they went and done, they imagined that Santa Claus came down from the heavens and asked them, “What do you want for Christmas?”

Or rather, “Imagine you were elected Mayor. What’s your wishlist?” And here is the result.

Check it:

“More port-o-potties are needed but that’s not the only solution. Innovative ways to increase the capture volume is warranted. Innovations like multi-person troughs should be explored.”

O.K. then.

So, if we get enough troughs, then the Bay to Breakers 100 street party will be more the way it should be,* more like this:

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Rather than this:


Via Turkeybot

Obviously, “the Christian Billionaire” what owns the Bay to Breakers could put more port-a-potties in, but, for some reason, he doesn’t want to. (Do you think he’s afraid of the meddlesome millionaires of the Western Addition? I don’t. But there must be some reason why Philip Anschutz runs “his” civic event this way.)

But if you can’t find a trough, there’s always a friendly neighbor helping out at $5 per:

But don’t count on Rec and Park to help out. Do you think that they’ll shut down the only bathroom in the Panhandle  this year the way they have in the past?

All right, see you there – BE A PART OF HISTORY!

*Do you see all those melon farmers on the sidewalk standing in the back of that photo watching the world go by? Those are your real NoPA neighbors, your genuine Alamo Square orthogonals – do you think the handful of fuddy duddies what elected themselves area “leaders” are in their panic rooms at this point? Probably. Or sitting in the bathtub with a 12-gauge shotgun waiting for the horde to break through the locked door…

The Hot Black Market for Bay To Breakers Party Tickets: Would You Pay $125 for a Runner’s Bib?

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Be sure to offer “market rate” when trying to buy an entry ticket for Bay to Breakers 2011 at this late date.

See?*

But, actually, you don’t need a bib to get in on the fun.

See?

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The party starts in just 20 short days!

See you in the Panhandle!

*You’re not supposed to “transfer” your bib to anybody, per the rules. If it turns out you can’t make it, you’re supposed to just eat the loss? Presumably. Not sure how AEG handles refunds. Probably not well, I’m guessing…

Bay to Breakers Order of Battle: “The Christian Billionaire” + Nine NIMBY Brownshirt Groups vs. the Fun Kids

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Well it looks as if the all the NIMBY homeowner / small-time business groups of the greater Western Addition have embraced Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) / anti-gay “Christian Billionaire” (or is it the “Billionaire Christian?”) Philip Anschutz* for the 100th running of the Bay to Breakers party coming up on May 15th, 2011.

That means that some of the NIMBYs will be running around in these brown** shirts just waiting to report violations up the chain of command.

Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?

(“Ask Me,” really? It’ll more like, “Let Me Tell You,” IRL on Game Day.)

What were once called Sturmabteilung are now labeled “Neighborhood Ambassador Volunteers.” Check it:

Help keep our neighborhoods safe, clean and fun for everyone at this year’s Zazzle Bay to Breakers Centennial 12k Run. Neighborhood Ambassador Volunteers will work in either the Panhandle or Alamo Square corridor along the Zazzle Bay to Breakers race route. These volunteers will assist with monitoring conditions at local hot spots and report in unsafe conditions. Welcome participants to their neighborhood, and give instruction on the location of restrooms, trash receptacles, EMS services, general event information, and provide the event hotline number to neighbors and participants. Communicate with local merchants and neighbors on race conditions. Periodically report to central command on race conditions in their area. Assist with clean-up efforts. Document during-race activities for after race debrief. Volunteers in these positions will work a 2-hour shift and receive a Zazzle Bay to Breakers Volunteer T-Shirt.”

Good times.

Oh, here we go, direct from Party Central:

“Mission: The Neighborhood Task Force on the 100th Bay to Breakers mission is to to protect our neighbors from unsafe conditions, bring all race stakeholders together, champion positive and creative solutions to challenging problems, ensure that responsible parties are held accountable and to strive to make the 100th Bay to Breakers to “Fun for Everyone.”

Ooh a “Task Force,” just like TF16 and TF17 what sunk four Japanese carriers at Midway. How…para-military! Now I’ll ask, has any wealthy, white, wizened homeowner of the Western Addition come to harm from any of the 99 prior Bays to Breakers? Not to my knowledge. Mmmmm. Also, “Fun for Everyone” = no fun for anyone, just saying.

“Reason: Since 2007, the Bay to Breakers has become more and more dangerous. Neighbors are being bullied, public and private property is being defaced and it’s only a manner of time before someone gets seriously hurt or killed. Proactive steps need to be taken now to manage what has turned into a San Francisco “Mardi Gras.”

Hysterical NIMBYism, that’s what this is. (Here’s a bit more on Mardi Gras.)

“Focus Areas & Suggestions: Enforcement: Be Seen & Heard – Law enforcement must be proactive and properly resourced to handle the event.”

Uh, nine NIMBY groups are going to tell the SFPD what to do? Really?

“This effort must also be augmented by trained volunteers that can “Observe and Report” activities for police attention.”

Oh, so that’s why the Zazzle shirts are brown!

“Command and control must be “on the ground” and have authority to marshal resources to hotspots.”

Whoa! (Nana’s been watching too much History Channel, it would seem.)

“If you break the law, there will be repercussions.

Well natch, of course.

 Participants: Practice the Platinum Rule – All participants should “Respect the Neighborhoods” and treat other like they want to be treated.”

Oh I see now, this has nothing to do with safety, in reality. Appears as if some people want to enforce their religion, their values on others.

“It’s fine to have a good time as long as it does not impact the good times of others. Participants should also pay their fair share and either donate to clean-up efforts or have the ability to sign-up, at a reduced fee, to show their support.”

So those people paying $60 plus whatever to MUNI aren’t paying their fair share? Really?

“ Health: Public Urination and DefecationPublic urination is a public nuisance and public defecation is major health issue.

Of course, a “major health issue,” heads and shoulders above cancer and heart disease and whatnot. Thanks for putting it all in ‘sperpective!

“More port-o-potties are needed but that’s not the only solution. Innovative ways to increase the capture volume is warranted. Innovations like multi-person troughs should be explored.

Nana, don’t go there! Whatever you do, don’t go there.

“Facilities also need to be placed off course. A major factor in public urination is the consumption of alcohol. A ban is necessary but not sufficient to control this.

So what, martial law?

“Environmental Impact: Tread Lightly – The amount of trash generated during Bay to Breakers is appalling.

And of course, the amount of trash generated by the NIMBYs of the Western Addition every day, well that must be the opposite of appalling, whatever that term is.

“More receptacles must be provided for both trash and recyclables. Pick up ofreceptacles should be done often during the race. San Francisco is a green city and we need to do better. Race materials should be collapsible and compostable and everyone should be encouraged reduce their waste production. Outreach: Early and Often -The message should be clear and simple. Sign up, run the race and have a good time. Respect the neighborhoods and treat others like they want to betreated (The Platinum Rule).

Hallelujah! Sing it, sister!

“If you break the law, you will be fined. Simple, straightforward and no ambiguity.

Uh, hey rich, white, wealthy, aging, home-owning NIMBY, the county you picked to buy real estate, you know, out of about 3000 to choose from nationwide, is actually just the opposite. In fact it’s at the top of the list of just the opposite. Breaking the law in the City and County of San Francisco does not guarantee a fine, right?

“Logistics: Always Wins the War – Coordination of all resources must be under a central command that has the authority to deploy resources where required. Decisions on how to deal with issues should be based on boots on the ground judgment. This logistical effort needs to have neighborhood input for the most effective way to manage and deploy resources for the event. Recruiting local Motorcycle clubs, church’s, neighbors and charities must be done to assist in observing and reporting issues to race and city officials.

Wow, man, just wow.

“Leveraging the NERT command, control and communications infrastructure is another way to ensure coordination.

So this is what the NERT does, huh? (I’ll note this one for later…)

“Summary:The nine neighborhood groups represented by the Neighborhood Task Force on the 100th Bay to Breakers feel strongly that all stakeholders need to start now to plan for the 100th. The coordinated efforts of all stakeholders coupled with innovative ways to manage this uniquely San Francisco event can make the 100th Bay to Breakers safe and fun for everyone. Without such efforts, we fear that the Bay to Breakers will go the way of Halloween in the Casto – something none of us wants.

Uh, you think a kid from the projects is going to come to BtoB and shoot nine people over some kind of respect issue? Well, that’s not impossible, I’ll give you that.

“Represented Neighborhoods: North Panhandle Neighborhood Association (NOPNA), Hayes Valley NeighborhoodAssociation (HVNA), Divisadero Merchants Association (DMA), Alamo SquareNeighborhood Association (ASNA), Lower Haight Merchants and NeighborhoodAssociation (LoHaMNA) , Haight Asbury Improvement Association (HAIA), Buena VistaNeighborhood Association (BVNA), Cole Valley Improvement Association (CVIA) and Inner Sunset Park Neighbors (ISPN). Contact:If you want to get involved with making the 100thBay to Breakers “Fun for Everyone,”send an email to b2b@nopna.org or join us on Facebook by searching for Bay toBreakers – Fun for Everyone”

Wow, that’s a lot of NIMBYs.

Hey NIMBYs! I think you all confused Hayes Street with your living room, you see, because one you have no control over and the other you do. See how that works, NIMBY?

Anyway, I’ll tell you, area NIMBYs are bracing for battle, I’ll tell you. And they’re so much involved now with the planning, they’re so much in bed with Phil Anschutz and company, that they’re now responsible for this event as much as AEG, AFAIAC.

Oh well. And oh yes, elements of the 21st century’s Ladies Temperance Union want licka stos to simply not open for the entire morning. Check it:

“We ask merchants to limit the sale of alcohol until after noon, communicate to your local neighborhood group if you will be open or not, provide additional security, if needed, encourage patrons to respect the neighborhood, and donate funds to help clean up.”

I swear, these NIMBY mofos are richer than Croesus and Mammon, generally speaking, but all these homeowners talk about is money, money, money.

Anyway, on it goes.

Ever more deets, after the jump

*”Often identified as “Christian billionaire Phil Anschutz”, he is a Republican donor who supported George W. Bush‘s administration. He has been an active patron of a number of religious and conservative causes:

**More tan than brown, really. As it was back in the day: “Brown-coloured shirts were chosen as the SA uniform because a large batch of them were cheaply available after World War I, having originally been ordered during the war for colonial troops posted to Germany’s former African colonies.”

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Oh Bay to Breakers – You So Crazy, Your New Costume Contest is, I Don’t Know, So Zany!

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

I don’t know, I’m not sure how to react to the new attitude coming from the Bay to Breakers Civic event.

I’m used to hearing and reading edicts direct from that gay-hating Colorado billionaire who calls the shots at B2B but I haven’t heard as much of the vitriol lately.

Actually, I kind of feel sorry for them now. Not so sorry that I won’t mess with their logo…

…but I’m just so used to hearing about the latest crackdown on this and this and this and this and zero tolerance and you’ll be arrested and whathaveyou.

Anyway, they have a zany, wild costume contest planned, or something.

I still have hope for riot-geared cops and hired thugs enforcing the rules but, well, I don’t know, now.

Anyway, let’s play it straight, for now. All the deets:

LOCATION

Zazzle Footstock
Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park

JUDGING SCHEDULE

May 15, 2011
9:30am – 11:30am

ELIGIBILITY

Must be registered for the 2011 Zazzle Bay to Breakers and have your race bib with you in order to enter the contest.

CATEGORIES AND PRIZES

THE BE-ZAZZLED COSTUME

This award is all about creativity! The best Be-Zazzled Costume will be incredibly unique, custom, and AMAZING TO BEHOLD. Infinity bonus points for including the Zazzle logo in your costume

1st Place Prize: $1,000 Zazzle shopping spree

COSTUME OF THE CENTURY

Because Bay to Breakers is turning one hundred this year, we want to see costumes that best represent the races of the past and the future. Create costumes from past or future eras to compete in this category. Bonus points for referencing historical Bay Area events.

1st Place Prize: 2 registrations for the 2012 Zazzle Bay to Breakers + $100

THE iCOSTUME

We live in a technology world, so why not have a technology costume? To compete in the iCostume category, make a costume that references techie topics like Silicon Valley, internet memes, tech companies, mobile devices, laptops, and so much more! Negative points for dressing as Zuckerberg – that’s just lazy.

1st Place Prize: Apple iPad 2

BEST GROUP

There’s no “i” in Bay to Breakers – show off your group think with an amazing group costume! Get a group of three or more together and compete with a creative costume for this category. Centipedes are especially welcome.

1st Place Prize: 1 ticket per group member for a Giants Home Game

BEST MUSICAL THEME

Show us a talent? SING us a song? All while wearing a costume? Win this category with an awesome performance and a musical costume that’s even cooler.

1st Place Prize: 2 tickets to the 2012 Grammy Awards

OUR FABULOUS JUDGES

Who’s going to decide the winners? The costume contest judges are a mix of local celebrities and Zazzle celebrity. Read more about the judges below to get a sense of how to tailor your costume(s) for the best shot at gaming the system and winning it all.

Chris Brecher – KGO Afternoon News Co-Anchor
Chris was born and raised in Harrisburg, PA where she says, “I was a good girl until high school where I was criticized for being “flippant.” Now, I’m paid to do that!” Chris loves to spend time museum hopping (she’ll have a keen eye for the Costume of the Century), traveling, and spending time with her family.

Michael Karns – Director of Public Relations
Mike grew up in LA but fell in love with the Bay Area after attending Stanford University. At Zazzle he splits his time between working with the public relations team and judging impromptu afternoon dance competitions at the office. When Mike is not at work he enjoys hiking, water sports, and running his hands through his hair.

Kimberlee Sakamoto – KRON 4 Internet reporter
As an Internet Reporter Kimberlee Sakamoto covers everything happening online (hint: She will be watching the iCostume category very closely), from the latest trends to the must see new websites or videos. Kimberlee graduated from SF State where she was a founder of the ultimate frisbee team. Outside of work you’ll find Kimberlee baking, reading, at a ballet class or rocking out at a concert.

More information about Zazzle Footstock is HERE.

Hey Kids! Volunteer to Sell Sell Sell the 2011 Bay to Breakers – Your Commish Will Be Zero Percent!

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

You know what it takes to sell, sell, sell the 2011 Bay to Breakers Civic Event? Well, just ask Alec Baldwin.

And after that, send in your application, why not. Then you’ll be able to spend hundreds of hours “presenting sales opportunities” and “supporting the sales staff” with “sales efforts.” It’s going to be sell, sell, sell!

And best of all, you won’t get Jack. Thanks, AEG!

And if you don’t like it, leave. Now, here’s what it takes to sell the Bay to Breakers – it takes brass balls:

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Of course the gig’s in Los Angeles, ’cause, you know, not many people behind the oldest something-or-other that is BtoB actually live in the 415. They don’t mind visiting occasionally, but, overall, S.F. is just a skosh too faggy for them. Oh well.

Remember, sell! Just think of your zero commission.

“Address: 714 W Olympic Blvd Ste 301

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Part-Time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 01/10/11 – ?
Description:
The AEG Sales & Marketing Department is seeking an energetic and hardworking individual to join our team! This internship will focus around the longest continuously run footrace in America – the Bay to Breakers 12K in San Francisco (***.*************.***). The internship will provide qualified college students the opportunity to gain access and insight into the highly competitive world of professional sports. Our goal is to allow each intern with the opportunity to provide their input through their creativity and resources. Qualified individuals must be current college students and receive college credit for this internship since this is an unpaid position. Flexible hours to correspond with their school schedule.

Responsibilities:
Job Responsibilities

Assist the Sales & Marketing Department’s programs and initiatives
- Support sales staff on sales efforts
- Operational support on Festival and VIP Experiences
- Implement execution of grassroots campaign within the running community
- Present sales opportunities to running clubs and organized groups within the targeted demographics.
- Engage on collegiate campuses to create awareness of AEG events.
- Collect, organize and import new customer and prospect leads into database
- Weekly Reports and updates
- Use the Internet to research industry trends and opportunities

Requirements:
- Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
- Able to receive school credit
- Detail oriented with strong follow-up skills
- Proficiency in the following Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook
- Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work 20 hours a week

Bay to Breakers 100: 7:00 AM Start Time Ensures That Only “Real Runners” Will Show? – Plus, Point-Counterpoint

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

You know an organization is in trouble when they hire a guy called the “Master of Disaster” to take over and start running things like a year or so ahead of time. Anyway, changes are afoot with our Bay to Breakers Civic Event, you know, the one owned, for some reason, by a Colorado billionaire who hates gay people and the concept of evolution.

Click over to see What’s New for 2011. See? T-shirts aren’t guaranteed for all registrants anymore, oh no. Only “finishers” get T’s. And this year, finishers will get medals too. And the registration is capped at 50k people and the start time has gotten pushed up to 7:00 AM.

Why, you say? Well, why not? Party people hate getting up early on Sunday mornings, right? And if there’s one thing that the rich NIMBYs of Western Addition microneighborhoods such as Hayes Valley, Alamo Square, and NOPA (the blessed NOPA) hate, it’s drunken frat boy-eeeees dropping by uninvited.

Proceed for Point/Counterpoint.

Read up on this recent bit from Jill Tucker and away we go:

“It was a club race, a serious race,” said Angela Fang, the Bay to Breakers general manager.

So therefore what, it should be “a club race, a serious race” once again? That’s one opinion, anyway. How do we know that that’s best for San Francisco?

“If you come out with alcohol, there are going to be consequences.”

Uh, no there won’t. You all say this every year, but there are never any consequences, right?

“Organizers will be starting a no-alcohol public awareness campaign, focusing on high schools and colleges to get the word out, she said.”

Boy, I can’t think of a more effective way of driving high-school and college age kids to drink than through a “no-alcohol public awareness campaign”

Organizers pledge to pull any unregistered runners from the course.”

Really? How much does it cost to scan in and print out a bib to pin to your shirt? About five cents, right? That’s exactly what people did last year so what’s stopping them from doing the same this year? And what of walkers? Are they not “elite” enough for BtoB anymore? That’s what you’d call noninclusive, non? And that’s about as noninclusive as Colorado’s anti-gay Amendment 2 was, right? Hey, didn’t the owner of BtoB contribute money to this unconstitutional anti-gay campaign back in his home state back in the day? Yes he did. Hey, hey, Bay to Breakers! If you were a person, you’d have voted for Proposition 8 and against gay people, right? So why the frack did you buy the event, Adama? Please.

“It’s the fastest 12K race in the world,” said Josh Muxen, the race’s elite athlete coordinator, noting that from the top of Hayes Street, it’s all downhill to the beach.

Well, actually, it’s not a serious, elite 12K race at all since the starting and ending points are too from from each other. Mostly, the route is a straight line with a slight dogleg, right? Well, that doesn’t pass muster since “serious” 12Ks circle back to the start to militate against taking advantage of wind and whatnot. So, AEG, you can have a historic race that starts at the Bay and ends at the Breakers or you can have a serious 12k, but you can’t have both. And BTW, you’re incorrect about the highest point of BtoB – it’s actually in Golden Gate Park near Crossover so you’re a couple miles off. So, from the top of Hayes Street Hill it’s down three blocks to Fell and Divisadero and then uphill to Golden Gate Park and only then downhill to the beach. How could an “elite” athlete coordinator not know that? And by the way, is this you setting a bad example for the childrens with demon alcohol?

“If you are an elite runner … you come out and run the Bay to Breakers.”

And then get your ass kicked by the Kenyans, year in and year out, right? Oh well.

Oh, and there’s no sponsor to replace ING yet? C’mon, BtoB. We can’t start the sponsor boycott until you tell us who the sponsor is, right?

Let’s see here, in 2012, Bay to Breakers might start at 6:00 AM and be limited to just 25,000 people so the serious runners can be ever more serious – is that the direction we’re heading? Mmmm…

In closing, here are some Fun B to B Facts:

The “A” in AEG stands for Anschutz
The “A” in AEG was a prime mover behind Colorado’s Am. 2
The “A” in AEG doesn’t believe in evolution and uses his money to oppose the concept
The “victimized” person running BtoB is very fortunate to have her gig, fortunate to have the connections to have gotten that gig.
The ”victimized” person running BtoB doesn’t live here, doesn’t know here, but pretends she does
The white trash working for her have made multiple unfortunate, unhelpful remarks over the past few years
BtoB purposefully undersupplies port-a-potties in the Panhandle in order to placate the aforementioned whiny NIMBYs of the Western Addition
The whiny NIMBYs of the Western Addition represent only themselves, not “the neighborhood”

See you on May 15th!

Why Would the Bay To Breakers People Threaten to Cancel the 2011 Show, But Then Start Taking Peoples’ Money?

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Last I heard, there were no guarantees the 100th running of the Bay to Breakers historic street party would occur.

And yet, sign-ups are a going on right now, started about a week ago they did. So, you can spend $47 this month and be assured of not being labeled a “bandit” by a rich Colorado B-as-in-”boy” billionaire (who really doesn’t like gay people*) and/or his minions, or you can be like Mayor Gavin Newsom, who runs the race without paying the entrance fee.

Your choice.

And look, they have a new logo. Here it is, sort of. The five-mile-tall runner has been replaced by a five-mile-tall unrinator. Both of them would pass out with a quickness breathing in air at 20-something thousand feet, non?

In B2B Land, our Bay Bridge merely has three towers, oh well. That’s one messed up skyline…

Anyway, here it is, your secret, discounted early sign-up page.

Select a Category: Price:
Adult $47.00
Children (under 18)
Age must be no more than 17 as of 5/15/2011.
$42.00

Uh oh, maybe you’re better off not signing up. ‘Cause signing up entails agreeing to all this, seen below. It just goes on and on and on. Mercy! Let me tell you, if you somehow end up getting harmed by BtoB 100, you don’t want any record any where of you agreeing to all this boilerplate…

*”Helped fund Colorado’s 1992 Amendment 2, a ballot initiative designed to overturn local and state laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation but was invalidated by Romer v. Evans after it passed”

“By indicating your acceptance, you understand, agree, warrant and covenant as follows:
Participant’s WAIVER, RELEASE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT. This Agreement is executed by the undersigned (or if under 18 years of age, undersigned’s parent/ legal guardian) (together with any heir, executor, administrator, successor, representative or assign, collectively, “You”) for the benefit of the Organizers (as defined herein). In connection with Your involvement in the 2011 Bay to Breakers race (“Race”), You hereby certify, warrant, represent, and agree to Anschutz 12K Company, USA Track and Field, City and County of San Francisco and each Race sponsor/promoter (individually and collectively, together with each of their respective affiliates, directors, officers, employees, partners, shareholders, owners, sponsors, volunteers, contractors, agents, successors and assigns, the “Organizer(s)”), that You are:
1. FREE OF ANY MENTAL/ PHYSICAL CONDITION, AILMENT OR INJURY (MEDICAL OR OTHERWISE) WHICH WOULD, IN AND OF ITSELF OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE, INCLUDING THOSE ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RACE, (i) IMPAIR, PREVENT OR PROHIBIT YOU FROM ENGAGING IN THE RACE OR (ii) BE AFFECTED, AGGRAVATED OR WORSENED AS A RESULT, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OF YOUR  INVOLVEMENT IN RACE;
2. OF SOUND MIND AND BODY, AND NOT UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR ANY ILLICIT OR PRESCRIPTION DRUG/ MEDICATION WHICH MAY IMPAIR YOUR ABILITY TO ENTER INTO AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE INTENT AND MEANING OF THE TERMS AND PROVISIONS HEREIN OR TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RACE;
3. ENTERING INTO THE AGREEMENT VOLUNTARILY BY YOUR OWN FREE WILL, WITHOUT INFLUENCE FROM ORGANIZERS OR ANY THIRD PARTY.
YOU DERIVE A MATERIAL BENEFIT FROM THE RACE AND AGREE THE RACE MAY BE STRENUOUS OR POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE RACE IS 12 KILOMETERS AND COVERS STEEP HILLS.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE FIT ENOUGH TO COMPETE IN THE RACE.  YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS AND DANGERS KNOWN/UNKNOWN, FORESEEN/UNFORESEEN, RELATING OR INCIDENTAL TO YOUR INVOLVEMENT, AND HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS ORGANIZERS FROM ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, WHETHER KNOWN/UNKNOWN, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE ARISING  OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE RACE.
You agree:  (1) that by signing the Agreement, You will never institute any suit or action at law or otherwise against Organizers or aid in the institution or prosecution of any claim, demand, action or cause of action for damages, costs, loss of services, expenses or compensation for or on account of any damage, loss or injury either to your person and/or property as a result of your participation in the Race; (2) to defend and hold Organizers harmless from loss or damages, including attorneys’ fees and costs, sustained by any Organizer, as a result of your rescission of this Agreement or breach of covenants or agreements contained herein; (3) all Race entry fees are non-refundable, even if Race is cancelled and (4)  to  refrain from engaging or participating in “ambush marketing” campaigns including using signage or promotional displays to create a false association with the Race on behalf of a competitor of any sponsor or otherwise take measures intended to attack, embarrass or disparage the Race or any sponsor.
MEDICAL ATTENTION.  You agree that during the Race, Organizers are authorized to secure appropriate medical attention for You in the event of an accident, illness or injury.  You are responsible for any costs of medical coverage/ treatment not covered by insurance.
IMAGE RELEASE.  You agree that Organizers have the right to record, broadcast and exploit in any media worldwide, your activity/performance in Race and use your name, likeness, voice and biographical information in connection therewith without further consent or any compensation.
GOVERNING LAW.  This Agreement shall be governed and controlled by the laws of the State of California, without regard to State’s rules with respect to choice of law.
If any provision of the Agreement is held invalid/unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision and the Agreement shall be construed as if such invalid/unenforceable provision were omitted. THE AGREEMENT IS LEGALLY BINDING AND IRREVOCABLE.  ORGANIZERS MAY RELY UPON THIS AGREEMENT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE AT LAW OR IN EQUITY.
You hereby certify that all information provided herein is true, accurate and complete.
ACTIVE REGISTRATION AGREEMENT AND LIABILITY WAIVER (the “Agreement and Waiver”)
1. Authority to Register and/or to Act as Agent. You represent and warrant to The Active Network, Inc. (“Active”) that you have full legal authority to complete this event registration on behalf of yourself and/or any party you are registering (the “Registered Parties”), including full authority to make use of the credit or debit card to which registration fees will be charged.  As used in this Agreement and Waiver, Active refers to The Active Network, Inc. and any and all subsidiaries, affiliated entities, or entities that control or are controlled by Active singly or together and its officers, employees, contractors, subcontractors and agents.
If you are registering a child under the age of 18 or an incapacitated adult you represent and warrant that you are the parent or legal guardian of that party and have the legal authority to enter into this agreement on their behalf and by proceeding with this event registration, you agree that the terms of this Agreement and Waiver shall apply equally to all Registered Parties. By registering a child under 13, you agree and consent to the collection of that child’s information which you provide for the purposes of registration.
2.  Waiver.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT IS POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS, AND THAT A REGISTERED PARTY SHOULD NOT PARTICIPATE UNLESS THEY ARE MEDICALLY ABLE AND PROPERLY TRAINED.  YOU UNDERSTAND THAT EVENTS MAY BE HELD OVER PUBLIC ROADS AND FACILITES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE EVENT AND UPON WHICH HAZARDS ARE TO BE EXPECTED.  PARTICIPATION CARRIES WITH IT CERTAIN INHERENT RISKS THAT CANNOT BE ELIMINATED COMPLETELY RANGING FROM MINOR INJURIES TO CATASTROPHIC INJURIES INCLUDING DEATH.   YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN CONSIDERATION OF BEING PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT, YOU AND ANY REGISTERED PARTY, THE HEIRS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS OF YOU OR THE REGISTERED PARTY DO HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND CONVENANT NOT TO SUE ACTIVE FOR ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT BY YOU OR ANY REGISTERED PARTY.
3. Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranties.
ACTIVE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM (A) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE ACTIVE OR (B) FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES OR (C) RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH ACTIVE OR (D) RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE, EVEN IF ACTIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF ACTIVE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ACTIVE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. ACTIVE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Active makes no warranty that the Active sites’ services will be uninterrupted, secure or error free. Active does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information in, or provided in connection with, the Active sites. Active is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of such information. You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Active sites is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your own computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data.
4. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold each of Active harmless from and against any and all damages, costs, claims or demands, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising from or relating to your use of Active or the violation of any term of this Agreement and Waiver as well as the Terms of Service located at:  http://www.activenetwork.com/terms-of-use.htm by you.
5. Applicable Law; Consent to Jurisdiction. The Active sites (excluding linked sites) are controlled by Active from its offices within the State of California, United States of America. By completing this event registration, both you and Active agree that the statutes and laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters relating to this event registration, this Agreement and Waiver, the Terms of Use or other use of the Active sites. You agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Active resides in the courts of the State of California and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of California in connection with any dispute including any claim involving Active or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers.
6. Severability. You further expressly agree that this Agreement and Waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of California and that if any provision of this Agreement and Waiver shall be found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and Waiver and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
BY INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEEMENT AND WAIVER, YOU ARE AFFIRMING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND WAIVER AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS.  YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE.  YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE SIGNING THE AGREEMENT AND WAIVER FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY, AND INTEND BY YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.