Doo Dah Parade 2009

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Welcome to Doo Dah 2009.

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I marched with Thorny Rose Ann Lau and the Great Firewall of China Marching Brigade.

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Photo by KchristieH.

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I was a computer with a monitor head and keyboard hands, unfettered by Yahoo, Google and Microsoft.

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I marched because Shi Tao can’t march. Shi Tao is in prison.

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Photo by Jon Delorey.

Was it silly to protest the pro-Olympics float in the 2008 Rose Parade? Well, did you see the NY Times article about Ji Sizun, now in prison for “forging official seals and documents”? Or did he just try to apply for a permit to protest?

Call me Debbie Downer, but this gets my dander up. I’m getting old, folks, so prepare for a life-time of built-up dander to come snowing down in ’09.

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Photo by Jon Delorey

More here. Clearly, I’m going for “Doo Dah 2009: Most Issue-Laden Blog Post.”

Let’s not forget Mutts for Marrow!

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Photo of Mutt-in-Chief Susan Carrier by KchristieH, who took many wonderful photos of the parade.

It may be true that like Eli Cross in The Stunt Man, a blogger-poet-painter-filmmaker will go to great lengths to ‘get that shot.’

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Or is Miss Havisham doing what she does best—pursuing the past with a vengeance? Ah, we must do what we must do.

I must take photos of men and babies and beer…

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…at Lucky Baldwin’s after the parade.

Say bye-bye!

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PS – A lovely sign of hope ( <— Oh, do watch it!) at the parade, again courtesy of KchristieH:

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7 Responses to “Doo Dah Parade 2009”

  1. Mademoiselle Gramophone Says:

    Cameron: [after completing stunt] That was the hardest thousand dollars I ever earned.
    Eli Cross: [Starts to turn away, then turns back] Thousand dollars? What thousand dollars? The stunt pays six-fifty.
    Cameron: [angrily] Chuck said the stunt paid a thousand dollars. You’re cheatin’ me!
    Eli Cross: [dismissing him] Chuck could have promised you the moon. The stunt pays six-fifty.

  2. Cafe Observer Says:

    MG, Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall, too!!

  3. Kathy H. Says:

    Your pictures are great! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Petrea Says:

    Wonderful, wonderful. No wonder I couldn’t see you. You were a computer. I looked and looked. I was so far away I figured it was my vision.

  5. altadenahiker Says:

    Yea Susan & Betty!

  6. Kathy H. Says:

    The red balloon reminded me of the French movie. 🙂

  7. Pasadena Adjacent Says:

    I’d watch the red balloon a thousand times over.

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