Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Santa Cruz, California - Burning flags because they're bored
My old home town where I was raised has always teetered on the edge of sanity. Now, instead of teetering on the edge, it's doing a full-on swan dive into the abyss.
Flags burn in celebration
About 25 revelers celebrated their freedom of speech and welcomed the Fourth of July on Monday night with the "2nd Annual Old Time American Flag Burn."
Around a burn barrel at Seabright State Beach, organizer Brent Adams, 41, of Santa Cruz, declared flag burning not a protest, but a celebration of the Constitution's First Amendment. "It seemed like a good idea to burn some flags just because we can," added fellow organizer Sha Lar, 32, of Santa Cruz.
It's very sad that such a beautiful place is so 'reality challenged.' Like Paris France, Santa Cruz is also the best example as to why we invented the neutron bomb.
Crap! I forgot about these signs all around town. I guess we can't use a neutron bomb. Damn you all!
posted by El Capitan at 9:48 AM
I love California. It's the people I can't stand.
Had an unfortunate run in with the Naked guy at UCSC once. Were I to end up there, I would definately take lysol and spray every chair I used first.
I totally forgot about the naked guy up at UCSC. What an idiot.
I used to deliver papers for the Sentinel, so I'd always save the pictures of people like that. You weren't a true Santacruzian unless you chained yourself to a tree or went to class naked at least once.
Those were the days.
I just read somewhere that the head of UC Santa Cruz walked off a balcony and landed some 30 stories down on top of a parking garage. Even she couldn't take it.7:10 PM
Yep, heard about that one too. She was being investigated for hiring her female lover onto the UC payroll for some six-figure job.
The University of California Santa Cruz has lost a lot of clout over the last ten years. They went from a pot-smoking scientific power house to just a pot-smoking waste of land.