[UPDATE: Sharpless is pwning AEG right now. Zap, pow! And, from the other side, all the NOPNA people "left town" on Bay to Breakers Sundays in the past years - is that true? Noooope! Most residents along the "racecourse" don't mind BtoB, en realidad. Most people of NoPA and Alamo Square don't demand that you show "respect" to them or the neighborhood, most people of NoPA and Alamo Square aren't like a street gang or a local mafia.]
But first, just look at these people, drinking and carrying on on a Bay to Breakers Sunday without first having sent to $85 to AEG (that outfit from Los Angeles)/Phillip Anschutz (that Christian Billionaire from Colorado).
Just look at them! And they’re in the heart of the Northeast of Panhandle Area (NoPA) of the Western Addition!
The horror, the horror of Bay to Breakers:
Oh, and also, that L.A. outfit, Anschutz Entertainment Group, is still putting out the falsehood about the Hayes Street Hill being the highest point of the venue. See?
“From sea level at the Embarcadero the course rises steeply along the Hayes Street Hill. Around the 2.5-mile mark runners climb an 11.15% grade between Fillmore Street and Steiner Street. The remainder of the course gradually flows downhill alongside the Panhandle through Golden Park to the Finish Line at the Great Highway.”
In fact, it gradually flows uphill until you’re well into Golden Gate Park proper. Oh well.
Now, here we go, Bay to Breakers 2011 will be featured this morning on the KQED-FM 98.5. It will be the subject of the (half-) hour at 9:00 AM on Forum with Michael Krasny. Or rather, it will be Forum without Michael Krasny but with Dave Iverson. Check it:
“San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers run celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, but some devotees are dismayed by new rules, including a ban on booze and floats. Race organizers say they want to make sure the event is fun for everyone, including for neighbors who are fed up with trash and public drunkenness. Will this year be any different?
Host: Dave Iverson
- Ed Sharpless, chair and founder of Citizens for the Preservation of Bay2Breakers
- Jarie Bolander, president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Bay Area Chapter
- Sam Singer, spokesmodel for the Zazzle Bay to Breakers race”
Now, that Ed Sharpless says you can just print your own realistic-looking bib for free at home. I don’t know, I don’t think that you, Gentle Reader, have the skillz to take on something that sophisticated. (Consider that a challenge…). But if you do that, please, then after the historic street party is over, send $85 to AEG’s offices down in Los Angeles (no, not that one in south Patagonia, they have one in south California) or to Protect Marriage, Yes on Prop 8, you know, to pay your fair share. You don’t want to be one of those freeloaders like Hot Dog or Spaceman, right?
And finally, it begins – the Great Tow of Fell Street on Saturday night. Now, this year, the sainted SFMTA or DPW or whomever took its sweet time to post these towaway signs along the “racecourse.” If you parked your car before the signs went up on Thursday (May 12th, 2011) well that’s tough cookies for you.
You Will Be Towed. We’re Serious:
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All right, ’til next time. Be good to yourself and to each other…