Thursday, June 14, 2007

Critical Massholes?

Ok, so Critical Mass is one of those things that happen around the country and SF that I love......and well if I had to be anywhere at a specific time.....would hate. For those not very clued into this event, it is described as such in Wikipedia: "Critical Mass is an event typically held on the last Friday of every month in cities around the world where bicyclists and, less frequently, skateboarders, inline skaters, roller skaters and other self-propelled commuters take to the streets en masse. Critical Mass events have no official leader. Participants meet at a set location and time and travel as a group through city streets." It is pretty stunning to see the city shut down and brought to it's knees by commuters who aren't poluting, have a pretty good message for the most part, and those who dress up their bikes or selves are always fun in this parade of steel and flesh.

Now, while I kinda dig it, others openly despise it! They get very very pissed when these days hit, and some don't hold back. I'm usually not one for those who are outwardly bitchy, but this clip of a chick with crutches and a pretty good point: "Why is it okay for you to stop traffic and not me?" She blocks their way and the double armspread half way through is priceless! She has a pretty good point here....why are they so pissed? I'd just laugh and go around, maybe even give her a high five on her crutch nub. Perhaps the next step is a day when the people on crutches and wheelchairs take to the streets and shut this shit down! I love a creative use of frustration on those who are getting a little high and mighty in their newfound "power." Check it out:

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