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Ridiculous Protest by Lank, Bex., Loki, YellowBear, Scarlett, Sean Mahan, Malaysian Eddy, SNORLAX, Prudence, JTony Loves Brains, anna one, The Vixen, Blue, Ben Yamiin

October 30th, 2007 7:12 AM / Location: 37.779313,-122.4186

INSTRUCTIONS: Protest something ridiculous (and not just the goverment), something that isn't normally protested, and is unlikely to change because of your protest.

Examples: the color of the sky, fashion statements, rubin's mom.. etc..

Make signs. Hit the streets.

Bonus if you get others to join in your protest.

The point of this is not so much to create change (though if it does, even better!.. and please document it), but to create awareness and silliness.

Up with Hills/Down with Hills!



img348427078.jpgBex:
It started with two. Scarlett says to me "Lets protest something ridiculous! But what?"
And having spent part of the day driving, the memory of those signs that say "HILL" at the tops of very steep sf hills are fresh in my mind. "How 'bout hills?" I say.
With Scarlett's experience as a canvaser and my degree in feminism, we both knew we could find the proper jargon to fight a cause relating to leveling vertical stratification. We decided to form the Humanitarian Association for Topographical Equality. Our slogan would be "Down With Hills!"
Our other roomate, Borchid overheard this. She is 6'2 without the heels." "What do you have against height?" she demanded. The polemical nature of our cause was discovered.
This was confirmed later by the intoxicated participants of an sfØ bonfire. Upon explaining the issue, cries were immediately heard of "Equality Now!" "Up With Hills!" and "Down with Gravity!"
The moderates and flip-floppers waxed poetic about plateaus and "elevated flatness."
Realizing what a hot button issue this was, we knew we had to Take It To The Steps Of City Hall.

Come the day of, the minions were sent forth:
Bex to make a stencil and shirts.
Scarlett to write our mission statement and petition (a work of sheer brilliance, please read it).
YellowBear to round up materials and make signs.
Prudence to make solidarity ribbons.
Lank & anna one made more shirts and signs.
Lowteck to bring one of his megaphones.

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When we finally arrived, there was a moment of hesitation. We mulled on the steps, holding our signs and trying to get into character as a few passersby gave us raised eyebrows and looked away.
Then Scarlett grabbed her clipboard and began.
"Excuse me sir, do you support equality in San Francisco?" She did linguistic acrobatics, spouting phrases like "equal footing" and "vertical stratification" and "the overclass." Our first signature. The Downocrats ended up filling our lists with 26 signatures by the end of the day!
As the day passed, the battle got more and more ferocious. Underhanded methods of gaining supporters, such as offering to make bedazzled "WhatWhat" pants for certain majestic supporters supporters, were attempted.
Uncalledfor comments were made about the Uplicans faction size of amidst Downocrats' cries of "Let's Get Horizontal!"

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Toward the end, a Sheriff informed us we'd need to leave for an event that evening, asked us what we were doing, and stated with a good natured smile "You all need to get a life." She requested not to have her picture posted. Damn.

Though the Uppies were clearly beaten, we good natured Downocrats were not too lofty to have dinner and bonfire with them. In spite of our differences, peace reigned in the land: Everyone could agree on mustaches.

Loki:
Loki here, with a religious perspective. As some of you may remember, when the topic of hills was first brought up, I was undecided. On one hand, I really like hills. I grew up in rural, mountainous terrain and have always love hiking and walking through high places. I love the vistas that San Francisco's hills offer. I even like the step sidewalks that thread this beautiful city. On the other hand, Bex, Lank and their cohorts make a convincing ethical case against hills. I'm all for social justice, and I'm also naturally wary of any position that defends the status quo.

So, I decided to pray for guidance. To be clear, I opted to consult the most popular god. None of this wait for the festival day and then offer your wooden card to the department of mammal births run-around with minor officials for a topic this important; I went straight to the top. After several minutes of prayer and contemplation, I still had no answer.

God's silence was obviously a test to see whether I could successfully divine His wishes. Within moments, inspiration struck and I had the answer. Hills, I realized, bring great joy to millions and hurt no one. If there's one thing Christian broadcasting has taught me, it's that anything that's fun and causes no harm is almost certainly sinful. I immediately knew on which side righteousness stood.

A quick bible search confirmed my suspicions. There isn't much mention of Hills, but a few passages make God's policy clear. In Nahum 1, we're told that "God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth; the Lord revengeth, and is furious; the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. . . The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence. . ."

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All I did was show up with margaritas and yell a little....mainly for the what what pants bribery....

shenanigoat:
i brought a megaphone which turned out to be pretty useful. i also had materials with which to make a sign. a can of black spray paint, cardboard, tape and a piece of PVC leftover from a magnificent "failure". i yelled a lot and i very awkwardly solicited signatures from a couple bicyclists.
Lowteck and his cute bashful smile.

Lank:
This conflict hit very close to home for me, because anna one, who has been a close collaborator with me in the past, stood on the other side of this battle. Whereas I called for a leveling of the playing field and painted signs and shirts that declared said intent, she staunchly stood up for the hills of San Francisco. The bitterness that raged between our factions from either side of the Steps of City Hall was nigh heartbreaking. Only nigh because while on that street, we were each fueled by passion for our respective causes and the comraderie of our brothers in arms. Who knew that something as simple as a false moustache could allow us to set aside our differences and bring us together again? Oh and the booze helped, too.

"Let's get horizontal!"

img341827090.jpgJTony:
All I know is I look HAYOOGE in that white t-shirt. Anyway, I just saw the event, knew I liked everyone, and figured it'd be fun. I chose the pro-hill side long before I knew what tension there would be between the sides. I just have too many fond memories of looking down on the rest of the world, plus, what with my height and all, I feel at home on hills. I helped most, I think, by making some signs, one that said "The Hills are Alive" and the other that said, "Honk if You Love Hills". The last one got us a lot of honks. I didn't think I'd be so loud, as usually I'm pretty quiet and unassuming (well, for someone over 260lbs) but lending my voice to the effort helped counteract the megaphone a bit and helped make our small group mighty.

Scarlett:
My, how I love an excuse to dress sharply, harrass strangers and act self-righteous! I don't have much to add to the descriptions above, except that for me the highlight was getting flashed by some girl in the back of a passing SUV. Down with hills, up with shirts!!

Damn, how I hate topographical inequality.

img340127058.jpgPrudence:
I jes don like hills.




anna one:

"Me and my trust fund are up with hills." Apparently, that was my response when orginally asked what my stance was on the whole 'hills issue' way back at that early bonfire. I am no waffler- no undecided moderate. I made my descision, and stuck by it- even fighting the good fight at home with the clearly misguided Lank. You see, I come from a long line of hill-dwellers, basking in the unobstructed sunshine of wealth and a priviliged view.

Of course, hill dwellers are historically the rich and the powerful- from ancient Rome to modern Los Angeles- we sit atop our earthen thrones and lord it over the proletariat, gleefully sipping our wine while the rest of you go on mucking about in your squalid, overcrowded valleys. I prefer the clean fresh air up here at the top- which is why I live on a hill in San Francisco- I enjoy watching the air quality in the central valley go putrid with smog as we enjoy yet another slightly breezy clear day in the city.

However, I understand that proliferating the ideals of the leisure class won't get me very far in the land of democracy and popular politics- which is why I took a stance of maintaining the status quo. For this unseemly protest, I produced petitions directed to the population of San Francisco to proudly stand firm in the face of these downocrats and hail the diversity of our geography- without the variations in elevation, our fair city would be forced to focus it's tourist-industry on such vulgar attractions and claims to fame as the founding of the U.N. or our questionably decorous clergy, or, heavens forbid, the politics of such figures as Nancy Pelosi!

I found many supporters, that afternoon on the steps of city hall, from vacationing Australians and Syrians to locals from every walk of life- city politicos to street vendors. All in all, the elite numbers of our 'Up With Hills' campaign did us in- even our powerful force of six could not stand up to the constant undignified roar of our opponents. We capitulated on agreement that Eddy's margaritas would go very nicely with a selection of delicacies from a fine purveyor of Mexican eats, and nicer still beside a more noble roar- of a bonfire.

img344827101.jpgThe HATE Manifesto:


We the undersigned endorse with our signature the commendable ideals of the Humanitarian Association for Topographical Equality, the nation’s longest-standing grass roots non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of vertical stratification in San Francisco and in lands beyond.


The political and moral principles of the Association are as follows:

• In order for true equality to thrive, we must eliminate the great distance between Upper and Lower in our society.
• Men, women and children of all socioeconomic backgrounds have the right to exist on a Common Plane, and we should strive daily to foster togetherness and seeing eye-to-eye.
• Rather than clawing our way to the Top at the expense of others Below, we ought to Level the playing field.
• We desire to walk our paths through life on an even keel, not subject to the Ups and Downs of callous undulation.
• We recognize the inherent instability and precariousness of founding an egalitarian community on Uneven Ground.
• To liberate ourselves and our peers from systematic Subjugation, we must stop Social Climbing, we must cease to fight the Uphill Battle of perpetuating an unjust spatial hierarchy, we must refute the fallacy of the Slippery Slope!



By signing my name below I state here and now that I refuse to go on living precipitously. I seek to tower above my fellows, but rather a two bridge distances between individuals. I hereby announce complacently yielding to the status quo, and declare my dedication to living in a City on a Hill!

img349327083.jpgLowteck and his cute bashful smile.

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Showdown on the Steps of City Hall.
Down with Hills Stencil Logo by Bex.
YellowBear makin' signs:
Bex stenciling signs and t-shirts.
Scarlett: End Vertical Stratification!
Scarlett writing up the HATE manifesto.
Stenciled shirts and sign-making materials.
The Up With Hills crew arrives.
Scarlett makes the first move.
YellowBear and Petition.
Sean representing exhausted bicylist.
Loki representing God.
Lowteck and his cute bashful smile.
Lowtech and One of His Megaphones!
Lank the Tall representing the Up With Gravity Platform.
Bex Q: What do we want? A: Topographical Equality!
بن, Anna One, and JTony:
Citizens for a Flat Earth.
Borchid stops in breifly on her way to work.
Chizillin' on the Steps.
Battling for souls: Each side shouts at passersby. Pandemonium.
Art Student signed.
 Awkward exchange
This woman signed both petitions.
Twice!
بن's Vehemence and the Vixen.
This girl wandered by and listened to both sides.
And then became a supporter of the mighty and beautifull hill.
Prudence at City Hall.
See the love in her eyes?
This guy had only one leg and he still signed the Uplican's petition.
Their banner reads: Down with Hills
Milling.
Sean and Prudence.
Gettin' 'em when they can't escape. Tired bicyclists hate hills.
Uppers shouting at cars.
Sean, Bex, and Scarlett.
Steps of City Hall from afar.
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The Vixen converts some fellow desis.
Protesters
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Language Barrier
YellowBear reads the Downocrat Mission Statement.
Scarlett victorious!
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Vicious spreaders of lies and filth
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YellowBear's hard sell.
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Eddy shows up with the pitcher of Margaritas. What What?
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YellowBear and Prudence.
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When support is sparse, you shout louder.
Things started to get heated toward the end.
Face off.
Battle on the Steps of City Hall.
Tensions easing at the bonfire.
Exhausted but ridiculous.
Manifesto of BSing Brilliance. By Scarlett.
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Anyone want to help me make it in real life?
the UP WITH HILLS logo
PETITON FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HILL DOMINANCE
the signatures...

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69 comment(s)

DOWN WITH HILLS!
posted by Tøm on October 30th, 2007 11:14 AM

They make you use more effort walking up them!

(no subject) +1
posted by SNORLAX on October 30th, 2007 11:18 AM

thats what i say.

some people want nice views and vistas, but its exactly that selfish attitude that leads to landslides.

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posted by The Vixen on October 30th, 2007 11:22 AM

Professor Plum: you flat-landers have no appreciation for the natural beauty of a landscape with variating elevation. I think it might be time for you to take a trip to California. Or Scotland, if California's too far.

UP WITH HILLS!!!

Ridiculous +1
posted by Tøm on October 30th, 2007 11:38 AM

Hills are dangerous.

Would anyone die from climbing accidents if hills were nonexistant?

Would anyone freeze whilst climbing mountains if hills were mere imagination?

Would a baby in a pram roll down a hill into busy traffic, without the hill?

DOWN WITH HILLS!!!

(no subject) +2
posted by The Vixen on October 30th, 2007 12:17 PM

People can die from running too hard. People can die from getting hit by cars. Babies can die from being neglected by their parents and rolling in their prams into open traffic just by the accidental push of the hand. People die. It's life.

HILLS KILL BABIES, UP WITH HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(no subject)
posted by Tøm on October 30th, 2007 12:19 PM

HILLS KILL BABIES, DOWN WITH HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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posted by Bex. on October 30th, 2007 12:26 PM

So you Uppies support dying then?

Stop the dying! Down with hills!

Plain Mundaneness
posted by Blue on October 30th, 2007 2:09 PM

Plains cause a mundaneness which leads to increased suicides! You are all crazy trying to put us back in the dark ages on a flat earth.
Christians believed in a flat earth... Christians lead the inquisition amongst other bloodsheads The Downies are for MURDER AND SUICIDE!!!

(no subject) +1
posted by Tøm on October 30th, 2007 2:25 PM

Hills cause a verticallity that just happens to be a popular method of SUICIDE!

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posted by The Vixen on October 30th, 2007 2:32 PM

SUICIDE KILLS, UP WITH HILLS!!!

(no subject)
posted by The Vixen on October 30th, 2007 3:00 PM

Ok, that was really offensive. My bad. But you can't blame a mountain for instigating suicide. It's like blaming the ocean for causing a lifelong obsession with surfing. And then drowning. Don't blame nature for our inherently human (and stupid) fatal decisions. The hills can't help that they're awesome.

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posted by Sean Mahan on October 30th, 2007 3:09 PM

What happened during those 28 minutes to prompt your retraction? Berkeley?

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posted by Tøm on October 30th, 2007 3:09 PM

They could help it, if they didn't exist!

Hills cause over 44%* of death in the world, thats more than world hunger and disease. Hills deserve to live as much as a social injustice.

SCREW HILLS!

(no subject)
posted by The Vixen on October 30th, 2007 3:17 PM

LEWL: SHOW ME YOUR SOURCES!!!

Sean: I was driving home from class.

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posted by Ben Yamiin on October 30th, 2007 3:17 PM

BIKINI KILL, UP WITH HILLS!!!

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posted by Malaysian Eddy on October 30th, 2007 3:19 PM

I'm willing to wager that Bikini Kill would in fact be DOWN WITH HILLS......

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posted by Blue on October 30th, 2007 3:21 PM

Hills = Hip
Yarmouth has 0 Hills and is very uncool
SF has the 2nd most hills out of any city and is super cool.
Hillessness = mundanity.
If you don't like hills pack up and move to the midwest.

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posted by Malaysian Eddy on October 30th, 2007 3:24 PM

F That....San Francisco would still be just as amazing if it were shy a few hills....besides, less hills would encourage those who would normally be too pussy to ride a bike and would help our environment!! HILLS DESTROY THE ENVIRONMENT!!!

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posted by The Vixen on October 30th, 2007 3:28 PM

England= Hill-less
California=Mountainous, Valley-nous, ocean-nous, desert-nous, forest-nous, awesomeness.

Come to California and we'll change your mind.

Down with hills crew: open your eyes and change your mind. Nature is good for the soul.

(no subject)
posted by The Vixen on October 30th, 2007 3:28 PM

Eddy: I thought you supported hills???

Get in message... get on point
posted by Blue on October 30th, 2007 3:31 PM

Eddy...
Those downers aren't for less hills they are for NO hills.

Topographical Equality = Mundanity for all

(no subject)
posted by Malaysian Eddy on October 30th, 2007 3:31 PM

Nope, it was never just the bribery that made me support the down with hills movement!!!

Spar...I stand by my statement. You cannot sway me. And Fine...San Fran would still be as amazing if not more amazing with Ø hills.


(no subject) +1
posted by The Villain on October 30th, 2007 3:33 PM

Chicagø has no hills. Up with hills.

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posted by SNORLAX on October 30th, 2007 3:35 PM

if i ever see samwell, i'm going to kick him.

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posted by Malaysian Eddy on October 30th, 2007 3:36 PM

I would actually be afraid to talk to him...too much of a diva for my taste.

Fine...
posted by Blue on October 30th, 2007 3:37 PM

Go for it Get rid of your hills, it's your choice... I will sit on my high mountain top and laugh at you all as you are drowned by rising sea levels. Sea Yeah!

(no subject)
posted by Malaysian Eddy on October 30th, 2007 3:47 PM

WHOA DUDE... that's not cool

Up with hills.
posted by Lincøln on October 30th, 2007 4:00 PM

Without hills there would be no place to drive up and park with your lady and make the sweet sweet lovin while looking down at the beautiful city view below.

(no subject)
posted by Meta tron on October 30th, 2007 4:25 PM

it's valleys all the way man.

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posted by Malaysian Eddy on October 30th, 2007 4:46 PM

Well I think that being bi-partisan, we could agree to leave one or two hills for sweet love makin, the lone bag piper, and amazing picnics. also the hill can be used in case of floods and/or apocalypse

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posted by The Vixen on October 30th, 2007 5:12 PM

Dude, then EVERYONE would be on the lone hill making sweet love. It would be a huge orgy fest. Or just extremely awkward...

Highly Illogical +1
posted by JTony Loves Brains on October 30th, 2007 5:31 PM

OK, let's look at this logically. I keep seeing these spurious claims about how hills do this, and hills do that, and oh how bad the hills are. Pfft. That's what I have to say. Pfft.

I'll use 2 examples plodded forth above. First, the idea that hills kill babies. Totally 100% wrong. You push a pram over the side of the road, it rolls downhill. No harm at all. In fact, for the baby, and potentially for those viewing, it is even fun!. Hell, push me down a hill in a pram (it'd have to be a big one, and no way in hell will I suck on a binky and wear a diaper, don't even dream about it), it could be a brand new sport.

But wait a minute. What's that ahead? The end of the hill? And we have flat ground? We are coming at that flat ground awfullly fast!!!!!! SPLAT.

It isn't the hill that kills. It is the end of the hill that kills, or the flat ground attached to the hill at the end. If the hill never ended, the baby would not die! Hills save babies from being crushed by flat ground, actually. If there were no hill, and it was just a cliff between 2 flat planes, all there would be is SPLAT, no fun in between.

Which brings me to the whole suicide thing. Jump off a high point, it is not the high point that kills, but the low point that intervenes at the end. Again, Hills don't kill. Flats kill. Hills just make you roll for a bit. Hooray for Hills!

(no subject) +1
posted by Ben Yamiin on October 30th, 2007 5:39 PM

I'm not for sweet love. I'm for bitter love.

(no subject)
posted by SNORLAX on October 30th, 2007 5:51 PM

i just can't support the 'up with hills' baby murder platform.

Read, Rabbit, Read...
posted by JTony Loves Brains on October 30th, 2007 6:01 PM

Like I said in way too many words above (and accidently 3 times)...

It is the absense, or lack of hills...
that kills.

Dr. Bex on Sweet Love.
posted by Bex. on October 30th, 2007 6:06 PM

You uppies are all too high to get down.

Its called the horizontal mambo for a reason. Try gettin' it on at 45 degree angle. I dare you. Just don't submit your injuries for this afterward.

Barry White could write a song called "Let's Get Horizontal." It would be hot.
Up with Barry White! Down with Hills!

Kool and the Gang agree.
posted by Bex. on October 30th, 2007 6:15 PM

I finally found it!

Kama Sutra
posted by JTony Loves Brains on October 30th, 2007 6:54 PM

Alls I can say is:
If it is always horizontal,
yer doin' it wrong.

Up with hills.
posted by Lincøln on October 30th, 2007 8:13 PM

Bex, I really hate to call you tame here, but JTony is correct.
Maybe you need to try it on a hill sometime.
Besides without hills things like this would be impossible.

(no subject)
posted by JTony Loves Brains on October 30th, 2007 8:25 PM

God i love that picture!

On gettin' it up with hills...
posted by Bex. on October 30th, 2007 8:32 PM

What are your hills compensating for, gentleman?


And besides, Herøes don't need hills to fly.

Put your extremities away, boys.
posted by Bex. on October 30th, 2007 8:38 PM

Lao Tsu is down:
"Be the valley of the universe!"
Eschew extremities.

Especially lude topographical ones whose vulgar swells are blocking my view of non-stop feminine valley as far as the eye can see!

(no subject)
posted by JTony Loves Brains on October 30th, 2007 8:42 PM

I dunno, I see some pretty nice feminine swells both up, down, and even around, and I don't care what they're blocking.

Gettin' it up.
posted by Lincøln on October 30th, 2007 8:50 PM

Lao Tsu is down:
"Be the valley of the universe!"

Without hills there'd be no valleys.
Up with hills!

(no subject)
posted by Blue on October 30th, 2007 8:53 PM

☝☝☝☝

(no subject)
posted by JTony Loves Brains on October 30th, 2007 8:53 PM

“On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its 'great intellects.''”


That's a rather damning note about flats from none other than Karl Marx (who most might consider the king of the "levelers"

Up with Hills!

(no subject)
posted by The Vixen on October 30th, 2007 9:10 PM

EARTHQUAKES SUCK!!!!!

(CNN) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck Northern California Tuesday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Damn those tectonic plates. The only good they do is produce hills... :)

Putting UP with UPpity morbid uppies...
posted by Bex. on October 30th, 2007 9:10 PM

UPtight. UPset. UPchuck. Tight, set, and chuck would be fine without the UP!
Down with Hills!

Hold-Up.
posted by Bex. on October 30th, 2007 9:16 PM

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We weren't the first.

(no subject)
posted by Malaysian Eddy on October 30th, 2007 11:29 PM

You would be for bitter love wouldn't you???

sorry..I haven't been near a computer...this comment is WAY out of sequence. Spar is the Valley King...Mr. Ojai himself. It's no wonder that he's up with hills. And true, a huge orgy on one lone hill could be either awkward or extremely hot depending on who the people were making with the orgy time! I like to think that it'll be the later in a perfect lone hill world.

Tied UP.
posted by Bex. on October 30th, 2007 11:45 PM

Yeah, we all know what kind of love בן ימין likes.
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Maybe we're looking at it wrong +1
posted by Tøm on October 31st, 2007 12:11 AM

Instead of coming down with hills, why not up with everything thats not a hill. Then everything would be high, and equal.

UP WITH VALLEYS!

Up with valleys!
posted by Lincøln on October 31st, 2007 12:18 AM

Because valleys don't grow in vacuums.

(no subject)
posted by The Vixen on October 31st, 2007 12:48 AM

What do vacuums have to do with anything. This is getting waaaay abstract. Let's carve pumpkins.

Coming down on hills... Coming up with valleys...
posted by Bex. on October 31st, 2007 12:51 AM

Valleys only don't grow in vacuums because of the hills. If not for the damn hills interrupting their lowness, the valleys could just keep on going forever.

(no subject)
posted by The Vixen on October 31st, 2007 12:53 AM

But... there wouldn't be valleys without the hills. I'm so discombobulated right now.

(no subject) +1
posted by Lincøln on October 31st, 2007 1:06 AM

Don't fall for Bex's fancy word talkin'. She's just trying to discombobulate you with her educated speechifyin'.

UP WITH HILLS!

UP WITH VALLEYS!

(because you can't have one without the other)

(no subject)
posted by The Vixen on October 31st, 2007 1:32 AM

Hugo likes to roll down hills:

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(no subject) +1
posted by Blue on October 31st, 2007 3:16 PM

I knew you for MURDER

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posted by Charlie Fish on November 1st, 2007 2:45 AM

I laughed out loud at this:

V: "Oh come on! We're Berkeley brethren, we ALWAYS support the preservation of the environment!" Old Lady: "Environment, my ass! It took me two frickin' days to walk up those damn hills to get me some herb from that bastard of a brother..."


...and one-legged man.

:)

Up with hills!

Plateaus for Peace. +1
posted by YellowBear on November 1st, 2007 7:30 PM

An elevated flatness peace treaty may be in the works already

Fucking Plateau
posted by Blue on November 1st, 2007 7:47 PM

Its called a plateau… Oof!

(no subject)
posted by Adam on November 4th, 2007 12:23 PM

I think I may have begun this in my Low Score Task completion

(no subject)
posted by Bex. on November 4th, 2007 4:50 PM

sorry buddy, but this was in the works long before then...

(no subject)
posted by Malaysian Eddy on November 7th, 2007 12:32 AM

A wise man once said:

"Instead of running to the hills, I ran to California! The beach totally beats the hills. They usually have bikinis and there's a huge snack bar!!"

-Kelso That 70's Show

(no subject)
posted by Blue on December 19th, 2007 4:16 PM

"With 50-plus hills, it's no wonder that San Francisco is considered the second hilliest city in the world, next to La Paz, Bolivia"
SF GATE

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posted by Burn Unit on September 5th, 2008 3:43 PM

The other Bex protests, too.

Wow.
posted by anna one on September 6th, 2008 6:05 AM

Careful there, that's a rabbit hole if I ever saw one...

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posted by Bex. on September 6th, 2008 3:46 PM

Ack!!! I can feel my molecules neutralizing just looking at that picture. Eeeek!!