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Early morning setup:
Civic Center looked just like the North Pole, complete with Santa and at least one elf:
See you next year!
As seen from Post Street.
Don’t miss the giant Buddha* – he’s in the mix as well:
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* Now, you think, and I’m srsly you guys, you think maybe at some point Gumps could make a replica of the Buddha and then send the original back to Northern China whence it came? Just asking, Gump-bro. I know you have custody of it currently, from Agents of Fortune, though Accident of History, but is that the way it will always be?
“A Qing Dynasty gilded wood Buddha, carved for a summer palace in Northern China, is located in the store. It was carved in the Northern Manchurian Province of Jehol, the summer capital of the Ch’ing Emperors in the early 19th Century. The piece, the largest of its kind outside a museum, is the only item in the store that is not for sale.”
China, China, calling out to history
Is that the way it will always be?
From The Stark Insider (“All things West Coast”) comes news of a 12-foot tall, 10-foot wide Santa Yoda made out of LEGO bricks. It will go up in Union Square starting Friday, November 18th,* 2011.
Get the deets at LEGOSantaYoda.Com. (No, I’m not joking, I’m srsly.)
Click on me you will. Expanding I am.
All the deets:
“LEGO Master Builders Construct 12-foot Tall by 10-foot Wide Santa Yoda out of LEGO bricks
WHAT: Inspired by the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, this three-day community build where families help LEGO Master Builders to create a 12-foot tall by 10-foot wide LEGO Star Wars™ Santa Yoda made entirely of LEGO bricks to kick-off a countdown to the holidays found at www.LEGOSantaYoda.com. Building event supports the local Bay Area Boys & Girls Club, and consumer engagement via the web site donates LEGO toys to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program.
WHEN: Friday, November 18th to Sunday, November 20th 10am-6pm daily (or until completed)
WHERE: Union Square (next to the Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square), San Francisco”
(This would seem to be a more honest way of promoting LEGO than lying about a viral video ala the LEGO Indiana Jones game people.)
See you there!
*You know, it seems like Santa Yoda goes up earlier each year…
Find Frank Chu in there:
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And around the Great Christmas Tree of Civic Center:
Enjoy the slideshow.
Let’s hope nobody gets arrested this year.
All the deets plus links to Santarchy worldwide:
Santa kicks off at 12:30pm Saturday 12/4 at SF Civic Center. See below for full schedule and options from the East, North, and South.
Suggested starting points from the East, North and South:
Triple Crown – 1760 Market St (Octavia) *noon til 8pm (see FB invite for lineup)
Ha-Ra Club – 875 Geary (Larkin/Hyde)
Ace’s – 998 Sutter (Hyde/Leavenworth)
Blur – 1121 Polk (Post/Hemlock)
Lefty O’Doul’s – 333 Geary (Mason/Powell)
Pilsner Inn - 225 Church (15th-Market)
Lucky 13 – 2140 Market (15th-Church)
Lookout – 3600 16th (Castro-Market)
Cafe Flore – 2298 Market (Noe)
Nickie’s – 466 Haight (Fillmore/Webster)
Molotov’s – 582 Haight (Fillmore/Steiner)
Danny Coyle’s – 668 Haight (Pierce/Steiner)
Noc Noc – 557 Haight (Fillmore/Steiner)
Li-Po – 916 Grant (Washington/Jackson)
Buddha Lounge – 901 Grant (Washington/Jackson)
Vesuvio – 255 Columbus (Broadway/Jack Kerouac)
Maggie McGarry’s – 1353 Grant (Green/Vallejo)
Savoy Tivoli – 1434 Grant (Green/Union)
O’Reilly’s – 622 Green (Powell/Columbus)
Rogue Ales – 673 Union (Powell/Stockton)
North Star Cafe – 1560 Powell (Powell/Green)
Lusty Lady – 1033 Kearny (Bway/Pacific)
Triple Crown continues
Moby Dick – 4049 18th (Noe/Castro)
The Mix – 4086 18th (Noe/Castro)
Twin Peaks – 401 Castro (17/18th)
Harvey’s – 500 Castro (18/19th)
Badlands – 4121 18th (Castro/Collingwood)
Club Deluxe – 1511 Haight (Ashbury/Clayton)
Gold Cane – 1569 Haight (Ashbury/Clayton)
Hobson’s Choice – 1601 Haight (Belvedere/Clayton)
Aub Zam Zam – 1633 Haight (Belvedere/Clayton)
Murio’s Trophy Room – 1811 Haight (Shrader/Stanyan)
FISHERMAN’S WHARF/PIER 39
Hooters – 353 Jefferson (Jones/Leavenworth)
Buena Vista Café – 2765 Hyde (Beach)
Triple Crown continues
And here’s a list of participating locales:
Take a look at this excellent slideshow here to see what Santarchy looks like on the streets of San Francisco.
The scene this chilly afternoon in the Mission District. Click to expand:
Santacon 2008 continues today so look out!
Or just follow the action from Twitter, below. (This kind of thing is part of the reason Why They Hate Us, so enjoy.)
Santa at the lookout!
Santa’s getting lucky!
Someone send some strippers to meet Ho on Haight & Mastro at bars on Market! Santa needs more Hos!
#Ho8 Bouncy castle deflated. Santa heading from Duboce Park to bars on Market St.
mas santa says “lookout” market! we’re haeadin to lucky 13 and pilsner!
#Ho8 and Mastro Santas converging at Duboce Park NOW! Bouncey castle goodness on hand!
Santa Doesn’t Stop Believing!
Herding cats is nothing compared to herding Santas.
Mas santa bringing down the house at duboce park!
@oof Santa’s keeping the green fairy in a hip flask and sometimes lets her out to massage his balls.
h8: heading to duboce park where we will meet the mastro(nation) group
#Ho8 Lots of Mastro Santas seem crossing Duboce Park to join Ho on Haight Santas in Lower Haight.
#Ho8 Santas dancing in the street to the Charlie Brown theme in Lower Haight!
KK: Santa on Grant Ave. Strip clubs next!
KKK @ekai I’m deputizing you…this santa is on a 30 bus headed downtown
mastro meetup with h8 at 4 in duboce park
Mastro Castro and market
mastro: marching up Castro!
santa had a donut, 2 coffees, and makers mark today…santa needs food
Drink up -find your partners