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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Hundered Year Old Earthquakes are the new awesome

This week, San Francisco marked the centennial of the 1906 earthquake and fire. You know - the huge quake that killed hundreds and burned most of San Francisco to the ground and left a quarter of a million refugees homeless? If you read the papers, they will tell you that we remembered the occasion with "a ceremony and a parade that mixed somber reflection of the past with a celebration of the city's present."

Everyone got up at 4am (since that is when the big quake of 1906 hit) and marched down Market Street to commemorate the earthquake. I decided to stay in bed, and now I am glad I did, because all the photos I have seen look like every other parade San Francisco has ever thrown - scantily clad women kissing hundred-year old men.

San Francisco never was very good at that whole being somber thing.


  • At 8:51 AM, Blogger bets said…

    Sometimes I'm not sure if all those women are women.

  • At 10:26 AM, Blogger bex said…

    i thought the one closest to the camera was you, betsy? you havent taken those fishnets off since.

  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger aaron d.w. said…

    i was going to take a moment of silence for the earthquake, but s.f. didn't, and i usually take my cues from the city.

  • At 12:24 PM, Blogger Ronnie said…

    What the heck is my grandpa doing in San Fransisco?

  • At 12:58 PM, Blogger bets said…

    um roommate? stop it.

    also, i just nearly choked on my diet pepsi due to excessive laughter.

  • At 1:18 PM, Blogger dävid said…

    San Francisco never was very good at that whole being somber thing.

    or from the looks of it, being sober

  • At 2:11 PM, Anonymous Damian said…

    Sure, just throw another parade right in my face. Next time you come here, we will have a parade of the mormo variety (salt water taffy).

  • At 4:13 PM, Blogger bex said…

    does the mormon variety also include a dragon costume and blaring 'you shook me all night long'? if so, count me IN


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