Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Bad Punicles, Chapter 6.

We went to the Palace of Fine Arts today, after being kicked out of the Exploratorium at 3:00 p.m. for some schmaltzy private party they were having there. I muttered something to the effect of "inventing a perpetual motion machine that would continuously shove itself up your ass" to the attendant. He grunted, but I could see the glimmer of an idea sprouting up in his dead, dead eyes.

Sadly, naziism is not dead yet, even in as liberal and progressive a city as San Francisco. Shortly after I took this photograph, a recruiter from the local chapter of Hitler Youth approached me with some interesting looking fliers (they were printed on brightly colored paper!), but turned on his heel after he saw my unkempt beard- perhaps he thought I was Hacid. He saluted a weak Sieg Heil to the wall and disappeared into a nearby bush.

FUCKING ART!!!!!!!!!!!!

Illegally posing in front of the world's largest cement Faberge egg.

We happened upon a swan attempting suicide at a nearby pond. Sadly, minutes after we arrived, he succeeded. The reason for this swan's untimely demise is still unknown, but speculations suggest it could have been utter disillusionment with the realization that he had lived his entire life in a pond sponsored by a regime responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews.

In front of 826 Valencia, only the coolest fucking place in the entire world!!

So goddamn cool...

Rebecca outfitted in a lovely pirate's hat and official pirate handbook. You can't see it in this photo, but her pockets are filled to the brim with dubloons. And lard. Just two of the many pirate related items they sell at 826 Valencia. I bought six fake moustaches. No, wait. Seven. Seven fake moustaches.

View of an immigration protest from a trolley car. I took a photograph in solidarity.

INCIDENTAL ROMANTIC ART!!!!! (you may have to enlarge this photo to see the genius.)


Kristen said...

826 Valencia...from the website you linked to, I have to say I wasn't expecting them to sell pirate handbooks. Now I am curious.

maniclulu said...

last photo-very sweet. you guys look like you're having fun, aside from reich run ins and ss fundamentalism being taught beneath a liberalistic premise. i am super jealous!

Anonymous said...

Just don't go gay on us while you're in SF.

Anonymous said...

Really cool pictures & account of your trip. I have to live vicariously thru my kids to see all these neat places. Hey - Beavers Bend is neat too! Your romantic art shot was really cute. You're obviously having a great time. Come home safe. Love, M&B
P.S. Why is 826 Valencia such a cool place??

Jonathan said...

OH, Thtop it, Anonymous!You are just terrible!

Allie D. said...

It's sad what the Nazis did to the swatstika. Fucking symbol corrupters!

There are swatstikas all over the Buddhist temple where I go to meditate. lol

OhAodha said...

Jonathan, you probably know this already: ironically, the Swastika (the word originates from Sanskrit) symbol was used by many ancient cultures (Native American, Celtic, Hindu, Buddhist, etc.) as a symbol of life and well-being.