a blog with cultural bulimia.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

the circus is coming to town.


Mr. SK had mentioned the Critical Mass (Critical Mass is not an organization, it's an unorganized coincidence. It's a movement ... of bicycles, in the streets.) event when we had dinner on Thursday. It was one among many stories left unfinished in an extremely pleasant summer night. I thought about it again when the bikers rode pass the store last night for what felt like hours. I was sad I could not be among them. It just seemed like the coolest thing to be doing.

It was not until much later that I learned the bike ride had become VERY political. How could it not have at this point? The city is being invaded yet it is the new york tax-payer who is being harassed and inconvenienced the most. You are free to set up your tent anywhere. But we should be free to complain about it.

I hope Mr. SK has kept his cool as he does not seem to be very lucky when riding a bike.

And especially because WE have plans this Sunday.

Critical Mass arrests, blogged.