June 02, 2004

Kitchen Fresh Chaos

Yesterday, when I was on BART headed into the city, there was an unusual announcement on the loudspeaker. The 19th St. and 12th St. stations in downtown Oakland had been "temporarily closed because of civil unrest." The train was to stop at those stations to pick up passengers who were stranded, but no one was to get out.

I spent the rest of the evening wondering what it had been about. Was I missing the revolution? Was my apartment building going to be standing when I returned? What color were our uniforms and hats going to be, once the new boss finally had replaced the old boss? What kind of mustache would he have? Would there still be porn? Bourbon? Candy?

Well, it turns out that the civil unrest began, as these things so often do, when a mob started looting a chicken vendor's van. Then they moved on to the Wendy's. Sorry I missed it. I guess they have one of these snack-driven riots every year, and I missed the last one as well. Viva la revolucion...

Posted by Dr. Frank at June 2, 2004 02:42 AM | TrackBack

that made my day

Posted by: pat at June 2, 2004 04:47 AM

viva la revolucion indeed! i thought my day was weird. well, particularly weird, but in a good way. the unique view you got today, that is the perfect microcosm of our country, though, is priceless.

Posted by: christene at June 2, 2004 05:11 AM

When the Burger Wars begin, whose side will you be on? I think I'm gonna have to go with BK, because mmm....double-fried fries. Unless it's the Chicken Wars. Then I'm gonna go with Church's and their fried okra. It's all about the frying.

Did you debate any other story titles? Finger-licking revolution? Some pot with every chicken? The revolution will not be deep-fried? No wasabi peas, no justice?

I'll stop while I've not yet been shot.

Posted by: Dave Bug at June 2, 2004 05:45 AM

Something about the phrase "snack-driven riot" makes me salivate for social upheaval.

Posted by: Wes at June 2, 2004 07:09 AM

"Police use tear gas to quell melee after music celebration featuring Dr. Frank"

Posted by: Ant at June 2, 2004 10:29 AM

85 cops couldn't control a riot by a crowd that had dwindled to 400 people without teargas? That's kind of pathetic.

Posted by: Nick at June 2, 2004 02:58 PM

Mmmmmmmmmmmm chicken.........

Posted by: Homer Simpson at June 2, 2004 05:28 PM

Chicken riot??? These rioters/looters wouldn't have been negros now would they've?

Posted by: David Duke at June 2, 2004 05:29 PM

hey hey let's not go there....

besides...with flipping Berkeley's poor
organization(hey lets build a highschool
right next to the major downtown food area and
and let them go out in mobs horrifying all
the poor small businesses)they have a similar
problem a few times a year...and its all across
the board people wise...

...and if that was humor, it wasn't funny.

by the by if you must see a bad movie go
see "the disaster thrill ride"...
The Day After Tommorow.

Posted by: just me at June 2, 2004 07:14 PM

Yes, it was humor and why wasn't it funny? I'll tell you why, because it was aimed at black folk. Fuck that it isn't funny because it isn't P.C. and because it's aimed at blacks. If fucking Bernie Mack or Cederic the Entertainer wants to make fun of whitey or asians then it's hillfuckinlarious. Double standards. Sick of em'.

Posted by: David Duke at June 2, 2004 10:24 PM

On a lighter not of comedy.... I just read over at Ben's blog weaselmanor.blogspot.com that he recently picked up Bubba-HoTep. Trillian and I watched it on Sunday and it was a bit weird, but she actually liked it and I'm luke-warm on it. Bruce Campbell did a pretty bad Elvis impersonation, but a pretty damn good Johnny Bravo.

Posted by: Zaphod Beeblebrox at June 3, 2004 01:47 AM

the revolution will not be healthified.

Posted by: sanford sharpie at June 3, 2004 03:28 PM

Bubba Ho-Tep gets an A for originality, but a C in execution. The sheer madness of the story carried along the flick when any other movie would be dragging. Still, the DVD is worth the $$ for Elvis' DVD commentary.

Posted by: Michael Lee at June 4, 2004 04:15 AM

cliched truism of the day...

two wrongs don't make a right my friend,unless
your talking false positives,and i'm afraid i'm
no math whiz.

by the by...i never saw Bubba ho-tep but any
reference to Johnny Bravo always puts a smile
in my day. he's my cartoon hero.

Posted by: just me at June 5, 2004 12:18 AM

I want to be american, too. will someone marry me,please?

Posted by: tigertrap at July 6, 2004 03:57 PM