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(UPI)   San Francisco may become a bit less fabulous as the city considers cracking down on pillow fights   (upi.com) divider line 52
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2009-03-09 06:52:59 PM  
I read that as cracking down on pillow bites.
 
2009-03-09 07:14:23 PM  
How can a pillow fight cause thousands of dollars worth of damage?
 
2009-03-09 07:23:31 PM  
Those poor flash mobbers. They wanted to show free, creative expression and they'll only end up getting more laws put into the book.
 
2009-03-09 07:33:29 PM  
God I can't wait till a cop shoots a Cal student claiming she was armed and dangerous... with a pillow.
 
2009-03-09 07:58:01 PM  
How much money do they spend building sports stadiums?
 
2009-03-09 08:02:05 PM  
imagecache2.allposters.com
 
2009-03-09 08:02:47 PM  
at the end of the article:

next story: church gives gas to first timers.

/article useless without pics.
 
2009-03-09 08:03:13 PM  
people still do flash mobs?

Hell, they were lame back when they were popular. Doubly so now.
 
2009-03-09 08:03:23 PM  
Because littering laws don't exist already?

What?
 
2009-03-09 08:04:35 PM  
toup: at the end of the article:

next story: church gives gas to first timers.

/article useless without pics.


Oh, I dunno...I'm kind of enjoying just imagining the alternatives.
 
2009-03-09 08:04:37 PM  
Couldn't they have paid the homeless people in S.F. to clean it up?
 
2009-03-09 08:05:07 PM  
To make up for teh gay:

i238.photobucket.com
 
2009-03-09 08:08:18 PM  
CrispFlows: To make up for teh gay:

Where can I get me a troop of bikini'd leias? Do they come with chains or do I have to supply them?

Inquiring minds want to know.
 
2009-03-09 08:12:55 PM  
Gothnet: CrispFlows: To make up for teh gay:

Where can I get me a troop of bikini'd leias? Do they come with chains or do I have to supply them?

Inquiring minds want to know.


Depends.

Are you a Hutt?.
 
2009-03-09 08:13:54 PM  
jaylectricity: Those poor flash mobbers. They wanted to show free, creative expression and they'll only end up getting more laws put into the book.

This coming from the original "free love" city. Might as well just run down the street with a Gorgons head and turn everyone to stone. SF is slowly making itself irrelevant and boring.
 
2009-03-09 08:15:56 PM  
That's actually from an costume creation site. There was one dedicated to the gold bikini construction and I thought that picture was priceless.
 
2009-03-09 08:20:23 PM  
Gay.
 
2009-03-09 08:20:44 PM  
I wanted to go to this and put bars of soap in the pillow case instead.
 
2009-03-09 08:23:04 PM  
eddyatwork: How can a pillow fight cause thousands of dollars worth of damage?

the city had to dispatch 69 employees and an extra street sweeper truck to clean up after this year's pillow fight. "It was quite a mess, much more than we have experienced in previous years," he said. "Everywhere was feathers."


If you have 69 employees and a street sweeper willing to do a cleanup job that big for less than a few grand, the city of SF would love to hear from you.
 
2009-03-09 08:25:46 PM  
I'm beginning to think that UPI is not that great of a news source, despite its "100 years of journalistic excellence." Pillow fights? Two headed snakes? Their news articles make me feel like I'm being trolled.
 
2009-03-09 08:26:29 PM  
i39.tinypic.com
 
2009-03-09 08:28:19 PM  
@CrispFlows
Thank you thank you thank you.

I am pretty disappointed. The only good thing about San Fran is that they seem to think everyone should get to have fun. Wanna have gay sex in the middle of the street? No problem! Wanna show your ass to little old ladies? Great! Wanna have a giant pillow fight where everyone has fun? Nope. Can't do that here.

Now maybe if people had gay sex in the pillow fight?
 
2009-03-09 08:28:23 PM  
Gothnet: Where can I get me a troop of bikini'd leias? Do they come with chains or do I have to supply them?

You sound Lucasish.
 
2009-03-09 08:34:43 PM  
I went to this pillow fight last year. It was fantastic, but very messy.
 
2009-03-09 08:35:54 PM  
I'll give up my pillow when they pry .....

or

when they outlaw pillows......
 
2009-03-09 08:42:32 PM  
eddyatwork: How can a pillow fight cause thousands of dollars worth of damage?

Maybe it was a misspelling and it was really a willow fight.
 
2009-03-09 08:44:48 PM  
Count me a member of the group TotalFarkers for the Retiring of the Word "Fabulous" as a Substitute for "Gay." I'm just ... tired of it.
 
2009-03-09 08:44:54 PM  
Lithanus: Great! Wanna have a giant pillow fight where everyone has fun? Nope. Can't do that here.

Hey, kiddies! Want to have your own way? Have a flash mob at the next city council meeting, and let them know they're out on their asses next election, unless they endorse it.

It's tough passing laws when you're back at your private law practice with no say-so.

Works even better if you have recall. Hey, we're going to sign a petition and try to oust you right farking now, Mr Wet Blanket Politician. And I suspect you'd only have to do one of them. Pick the one you really don't like, let him know in open forum you're going to get rid of him for cause, then do it. And like magic, the rest of them will fall into line. Nothing a politico fears more than getting his ass bounced out of office.
 
2009-03-09 08:45:14 PM  
San Francisco is a pretty boring NIMBY city.
 
2009-03-09 08:47:14 PM  
media.sfweekly.com

/clicky image for more
//GISing "San Francisco Pillow Fight" sounds dangerous
 
2009-03-09 08:49:33 PM  
As long as we can still party at Bay-to-Breakers, Love Fest, and Hardly Strictly, I'm good.
 
2009-03-09 08:50:08 PM  
CygnusDarius: Gothnet: CrispFlows: To make up for teh gay:

Where can I get me a troop of bikini'd leias? Do they come with chains or do I have to supply them?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Depends.

Are you a Hutt?.



Does looking like one count?
 
2009-03-09 08:51:43 PM  
www.eyecandyblog.com

Someone needs to clamp down on this kind of thing. I humbly volunteer, my...services.
 
2009-03-09 08:51:59 PM  
There was A PILLOW FIGHT!!!!!

content.ytmnd.com
 
2009-03-09 08:57:59 PM  
Was I not supposed to fill the pillow case with bars of soap?
 
2009-03-09 09:01:07 PM  
mistervague: Was I not supposed to fill the pillow case with bars of soap?

Private Pyle, what is your major malfunction!
 
2009-03-09 09:06:58 PM  
FTFA:

thousands of dollars worth of damages

If a few thousand people were entertained for a few thousand dollars, I think this is money well spent, no matter who's paying.
 
2009-03-09 09:11:54 PM  
Yeah, let's focus on people having messy pillow fights instead of all the homeless crackheads lying in the middle of the sidewalks all day whose used needles and other garbage I have to dodge. Let's not forget the gauntlet of filthy panhandlers I have to run through just to get anywhere downtown while on foot.
 
2009-03-09 09:13:16 PM  
Phoenix_M: San Francisco is a pretty boring NIMBY city.

Which is about 7 layers of suck. SF was always progressive and fun way back when. Not anymore. Now their city council is just full of nanny stater types. With overpriced property, and people just drive around it now.
 
2009-03-09 09:37:07 PM  
fanbladesaresharp: Phoenix_M: San Francisco is a pretty boring NIMBY city.

Which is about 7 layers of suck. SF was always progressive and fun way back when. Not anymore. Now their city council is just full of nanny stater types. With overpriced property, and people just drive around it now.


No one wants to live there because property values are so high.

/if you can't tell what's wrong with that statement, it's not the property values that are high
//or else you're Yogi Berra
 
2009-03-09 09:44:51 PM  
Bleh. I'm not really feeling the love for this public pillow fight. Somebody has to clean all that crap up, and I bet it takes a long time.

Go have a flash mob pillow fight in your own backyard. Oh, it would trash it? No kidding.
 
2009-03-09 10:01:03 PM  
jaylectricity: I read that as cracking down on pillow bites.

Ah... I was gonna say "What about pillow biting?"
 
2009-03-09 10:05:21 PM  
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Hooraaaay! This thread is gaaaaY!!!
 
2009-03-09 10:08:43 PM  
PEOPLE OF SAN FRANCISCO: Raise up against the man, fight back (new window) against this outrage!
 
2009-03-09 10:28:11 PM  
I covered this pillow case as an investigator, and turned up nothing.

The story was just a sham.
 
2009-03-09 10:36:10 PM  
MuToiD_MaN: There was A PILLOW FIGHT!!!!!

I love that movie. Christ, I love that movie so much, and I don't even know why!
 
2009-03-09 11:30:23 PM  
I work across the street from the pillow fight flash mobs, so Im getting a kick out of these replies.

/Saw the last one, and I'm surprised the cost wasn't higher
 
2009-03-09 11:40:22 PM  
eddyatwork: How can a pillow fight cause thousands of dollars worth of damage?

You ever seen how much city workers get paid? Ridiculous. Almost as bad as unions.
 
2009-03-09 11:47:28 PM  
Jujubunnie: Yeah, let's focus on people having messy pillow fights instead of all the homeless crackheads lying in the middle of the sidewalks all day whose used needles and other garbage I have to dodge. Let's not forget the gauntlet of filthy panhandlers I have to run through just to get anywhere downtown while on foot.

No shiat. I have to venture to SF occasionally. The number of junkies on the street is absolutely astounding. Yesterday a guy was literally just laying in the sidewalk. As in sprawled out on it like it was a queen-size bed. At noon. Right outside whatever that building is that has the giant state seal.

What the fark has to happen to a person to make them be that way? And why are they all in San Francisco?
 
2009-03-09 11:48:17 PM  
Arklop: As long as we can still party at Bay-to-Breakers, Love Fest, and Hardly Strictly, I'm good.

Next week is the Saint Patties day parade... oh and Brides of March. The week after that is the blanket suit thing pub crawl.
 
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