Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Walgreens renounced US citizenship to move to Switzerland. Boycott time!

Nationalism is a manipulation (like religion) it's a con. That con is very useful to manipulate folks who like feeling better than other folks. I know a carnival game when i see one ( I was running my own game in a carnival at 14). If the nation cared about money leaks, everything would be made here. The ruse of Nationalism is why you see people waving US flags made in Taiwan and sending sons to die for a multi-national conglomerate's interest, all the while shouting "We are the best" even though the numbers clearly show the USA isn't that great to us. People are leaving this country in record numbers because of so many dumb, greedy animals. Didja know that only %40 of American's believe in evolution. WTF? The only western nation dumber than that is Turkey. The middle class is shrinking, a small group of people make most of the money and the laws are so crooked weed is illegal yet the third most common cause of American deaths is side effects from pharmaceutical drugs. Flags mean nothing to me, I'm a citizen of Earth. I'm boycotting Wallgreens because they are sending my money out of my community. That's all it takes to get a Dingo boycott. I love you guys. Don't be a sucker, question everything and don't trust any organisation bigger than the local school house. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

2014 Division street parade

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We made it to the parade! Team O&D were joined by B.B. the capt. of our fan club (and her Mom and sis) it was a grand parade.








YES!!!!!!!




Then grumbles started as everyone around us realized that a huge empty dump truck would be in the parade. Everything was human powered, healthy , sustainable, then this big thing in the middle blocking the view of the front of the parade. It was correct to be there though, it's a perfect symbol of the neighborhood changing hands from "townsfolk" to "Clientele". To it's credit, the applause break that came when the crowds wondered if the truck had made a wrong turn cleansed the palate so they cheered their heads off when they saw us.

The apple seemed to be cool with it. :)




















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Monday, July 21, 2014

Silly Rabi, Kicks are for trids.







Tuesday, July 08, 2014

dressing as each other


Put my guitar away after the first song today. Never did that before.

It's a drag but a show is two parts, audience and performer, if the crowd isn't with us, we shouldn't be there.
They made it clear that they weren't into the show so I quit. Olive was miffed but she understood. In the past we would do Olive's style, plow on. It's humiliating to get all dressed up, do an hour show with fantastic balloons and personalities on 10 and then hardly make $15 at the end. I saw that comming and wasn't having it. Feels good to stand up for myself but it's a long time till cold season again so I can't make a habit of throwing in the towel.
Luckily it's just a symptom of the heat and the same kids coming for a long time and getting used to the act. We change some part of the show every week but I understand how they can get accustomed to us. Normally there is a large crowd to mask the jaded kids (who still love us but spend the time playing and listening). Our busy Storytimes are during the worst weather. Our crowds thin out quite a bit in hot weather, makes sense, we are artificial sunshine; way more useful in cold weather.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Making new friends on our clown bike ride was really great!

FB post about lady hair!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

MC for the bike fair, col.sumners park portland 3-5 shift 2014 mcbf

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First off, Skrivner heads up setting up the arch of doom each year.

                              That rig has lots of nuts and bolts, also we were all about fixing up the Sprockette's tent. We were told it was the 10th anniversary of the storied Portland dance troop. Those intrepid dancters launched right under my nose a long time ago as I recall. Good stuff!
We had gone out for batteries and food down the street. On the way back we got caught in a torrent of rain. We got soaked. We were so wet that the sandwich I got a few blocks away at a food cart....was now soup. When we got back to our stage/office we were wet, our stuff waterlogged and the stage looked more like a squat.
Brian sysfail was there to plug in stuff and rock the mic  until our shift started.
 We were on from 3-5

Kicking it with Carl in the rain. We were reminiscing of past MCBFs and hoping the big crowds would turn out. Our stage time started and our task was first hosting the SLOW Race. Last one crossed the line wins, no stopping, no feet down. I quickly noticed an old friend, actually a gang of old friends called The Beligerantes. We always know when they are there by the red shirts and vintage schwinn bikes.



J-Rock of Rebel Alliance bike club brings forth the prize for the slow race...

Bitchin pink money shades!!!!


Cutie patooty starts the race!


It was slow but not un-eventful.


Carl Larson wins, the glasses match his hat!

Now to get blowee upee to let the crowd hanging out in the tents and booths below know it was on and to gather on the grill for the show and tournaments.

I did my imitation of an automobile.

Tall bike ring toss.

Two tall bikers ride in figure 8s around cones. Each has a pile of bike tires and they throw them like horse shoes at the cones while avoiding collisions. In the 3 heats one set of players decided to take all offensive maneuvers with each other. They basically attacked each other each round while scoring tons and tons of points. It was very entertaining. I was compelled to scream my head off and I had a microphone.



We were sent a list of events and times. When the show started, all that went out the window. That was pretty funny.

Camp Sprockettes ,happy campers.
















Foot down derby!~!!!

Tall bike joust!!!

pit crew, squires, cheering!

Are you not entertained???


Hey, I know you. We saw lots of friends and fans at the fair. It was great to see them outside of the normal way we meet doing kid shows in cafes. Some of the kids were pretty happy about the notion that balloons pour out of us. 


Meghan!!! So frikkin cute! We love the delight in her pretty face.




                                          Better than TV? YES!






Huddle to determine who won.







Breaking down the arch of doom!

We can re-build it again for the Bike Fair aka Multinomah County Bike Fair.
Now we hit the grill again to the next adventure.
Thank you everyone who participated and made it such a blast for us.

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