Saturday, January 13, 2007

Too Few Hands. Too Much Lake.

When we have to blow up section of the picture to fake the moment, we are in trouble.

Thousands were supposed to gather to grip hands around Oakland's Lake Merritt this morning as a show of civic unity. Dozens did. On the other hand, hundreds and hundreds were walking around the Lake, and I dare say thousands were in the nearby Lakeshore shopping district and at the Splashpad Park Farmers' Market performing civic unity, not indicating it.

So, I prefer to think the event was not a fiasco and an embarrassment but simply underpublicized, and those who stumbled upon it and declined to participate thought it was some sort of YouTube event or a Coke commercial.

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