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Thursday, 4 February 2016

The NFL Experience: "All / the great / ideologies" packed into thirty seconds

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#SF #TackleHomelessness demo now marching w/ #SFPD escort. Now at Clay and Davis near Embarcadero/Super Bowl City.: image via Alex Emsie @SFNewsReporter, 3 February 2016 

All
the great
ideologies
of the
world
are
predicated
on Malthus’
assumption
that
there is
not
enough
to sustain
both
you
and me.

 
*

The only
people
who will
escape
will be
those
who have
the
seal
of God
on their
foreheads.

 
*

If
you play
James
Brown’s
“Money
Won’t
Change
You”
in a
bank
the total
environment
is changed.


"All / the great / ideologies..." / "The only / people..." / "If / you play...": from TC:  Smack, 1972



A special operations officer from the San Francisco Police Department stood watch this month over Super Bowl City, a temporary 10-acre village at the foot of Market Street
: photo by Jim Wilson/The New York Times, 4 February 2016


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High visibility #TackleHomelessness protest. Right at Marin ferry stop and #SB50 city : image via Chris Roberts @cbloggy, 3 February 2016



A woman holds up a pair of signs as police look on during a protest to demand city officials do more to help homeless people outside Super Bowl City: photo by Eric Risberg/AP, 4 February 2016

The Associated Press

Dozens protested what they say is San Francisco mayor Ed Lee’s plan to push homeless people out of where Super Bowl festivities are being held: photo by Eric Risberg/AP, 4 February 2016

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Homelessness protest next to the Ferry Building, outside Super Bowl City
: photo by Joe Kukura/SFist, 3 February 2016

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Kamau Bell interviewing people for CNN apparentl
y: photo by Joe Kukura/SFist, 3 February 2016
 
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The juxtaposition bowl: image via Chris Roberts @cbloggy, 3 February 2016

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The juxtaposition bowl: image via Chris Roberts @cbloggy, 3 February 2016

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The juxtaposition bowl
: image via Chris Roberts @cbloggy, 3 February 2016

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The juxtaposition bowl
: image via Chris Roberts @cbloggy, 3 February 2016


Mars enlisted the advertising agency BBDO New York -- as well as some notable Hollywood actors -- to create a Super Bowl ad for Snickers on the set of a Queens studio last month
: photo by Karsten Moran for The New York Times, 4 February 201
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Bay Area mayors, including Edwin M. Lee of San Francisco, second from left, with members of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee this week
: photo by Jim Wilson/The New York Times, 4 February 2016


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 Santa Clara is getting its Super Bowl bills paid. Why isn't SF? Mayor Ed Lee refuses to say.: image via Chris Roberts @cbloggy, 28 January 2016

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No, up YOURS, Twin Peaks Super Bowl sign
: image via SFist @SFist, 2 February 2016

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Today In Defaced Super Bowl 50 Statuary: 'Up R Bowel' (Twin Peaks): photo by Mike Gaitley/SFist, 3 February 2016

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Here's the latest SF Superbowl détournement: "Lee Robs" at the Palace of Fine Arts. @mayoredlee @RosenbergMerc: image via Larry-bob @larrybobsf, 30 January 2016


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Breaking: Protest Over Homeless And Super Bowl City Attracts Many Police, Frank Chu
: image via SFist @SFist, 2 February 2016


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SF hill thwarts Miller Lite truck too, clearly has it out for Super Bowl revelers
: image via SFist @SFist, 4 February 2016


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Super Bowl parties threatened as Bud Light truck bottoms out on SF street
: image via SFist @SFist, 4 February 2016


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SF's deal with #SB50 also includes free police escorts for iconic noodle-armed acromegalic allegedly human-growth-hormone-soaked NFL QBs, "without limitation": image via Chris Roberts @cbloggy, 3 February 2016

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The NFL takes over the seat of San Francisco city government. Poetic.  super bowl city: image via Chris Roberts @cbloggy, 4 February 2016

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Hi welcome to the people's palace done up all nice for #SB50  super bowl city
: image via Chris Roberts @cbloggy, 4 February 2016

 
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Hi welcome to the people's palace done up all nice for #SB50  super bowl city
: image via Chris Roberts @cbloggy, 4 February 2016

 
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Btw these photos of the Super Bowl trophies got the sheriffs deputies called on me #SB50  thanks guys: image via Chris Roberts @cbloggy, 4 February 2016


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Johnny Manziel Buys Nightclub In Dallas #JohnnyManziel
: image via Satira Tribune @Satira Tribune, 30 January 2016



A view of part of the set of the commercial: photo by Karsten Moran for The New York Times, 4 February 2016



Eugene Levy is seen in video monitors as he films a scene for a Snickers candy bar commercial to be shown during the Super Bowl: photo by Karsten Moran for The New York Times, 4 February 2016



Julia Rusatsky, who plays half of a Marilyn Monroe character in the ad, laughs as a burst of air from a fan under the stage blows up her dress: photo by Karsten Moran for The New York Times, 4 February 2016

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Things get weird in #Snickers' #SB50 commercial  🍫with Willem Dafoe: image via UPROXX @UPROXX, 4 February 2016

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If #Snickers new packaging was trying to market to PMSing women, they pretty much hit the nail on the head. 😏: image via Kimberly J. Brown @OfficialKJB, 2 February 2016


Snickers bars are readied for shooting: photo by Karsten Moran for The New York Times, 4 February 2016



The back of a painted backdrop on the set of the commercial: photo by Karsten Moran for The New York Times, 4 February 2016


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 Every time I go to #SuperBowlCity it looks like this: image via Julia Carrie Wong @juliacarriew, 3 February 2016 

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I'm just not emotionally ready for the Super Bowl, whose every mark seems dire: image via Nellie Bowles @Nellie Bowles, 3 February 2016  San Francisco, CA

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After a few days of Super Bowl Sizzle, this Snickers bar says it all! #snickers #BettyWhite #SuperBowl50
: image via Gregory Nieto @greg_nieto, 4 February 2016

9 comments:

TC said...

Snickers 2016 Super Bowl commercial

Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore said...

There's poetry for you. What was good in Smack in 1972 is even more "good" now! Bravo as usual Tom. All love and healing.

Lally said...

ditto what daniel said

kent said...

That "Money" reference sure caught my attention back when. Maybe I should see what else this Tom Clark guy's got goin'.

TC said...

"Money" -- dunno much about that, hardly ever see any, though there's plainly meant to be a lot of it around here, in fact so much of it this week pressing right up in your face, if you live here, as to make you sick with the mere knowledge of it, an obscene amount, really, effectively ruining, over time, never more rapidly than now, what was once a very lovely place... I mean lovely way back, that is, way back when the native inhabitants, who famously had no money, were still here to enjoy the wondrous bit of Earth with which they'd been gifted, and treat it with the respect it has always mutely demanded and always will so demand -- exactly the way they'd always treated it, in fact, and would have gone on treating it had not ten million voracious white people in SUVS showed up with their freeways and tech firms and Stupor Bowls... Now, of course, the whole zone is all just more of filthy polluted automotive White Eyes World, a big toilet jammed with nothing but Money and the 24x7 speeding-metal pursuit of it. And when the pursuers of it do inevitably get it, what do they then have? Time, which everybody wants, because you can do stuff in it. But time, it seems, has a way of dumbly accumulating, building up a weight and gravity of its own, so that no matter how much redundant money you have surrounded yourself with, Time keeps coming in through the back door and piling on and loading more and more of itself upon itself and messing things up... Yes, sweet Time, in contradistinction from Money, which (they say) just lies there in your possession, waiting for you to use it, your obedient servant... mercurial, fluid, shape-shifting Time, on the other hand, will sooner or later definitely take you on... especially if you don't have much money.

Or so they say.

James Brown: Money Can't Change You (Live, 1966)

(Lip-synchy of course... but still...)

Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore said...

TINY SCHOLARS ON MOUNTAINPEAKS

Tiny scholars on mountainpeaks in
fissures of rock are keeping the

scrolls up to date with moonlight in their
hair and tears in their eyes

Their smocks are moss-ridden and their
cloaks are refuges for both

foxes and hares as lights in the
skies around them flash and are

black then black again and suddenly white so

every valley lights up momentarily with their
subvocal speech as their

pens dipped in cinders and gum write and
small birds

congregate at their feet

11/9/11

STEPHEN RATCLIFFE said...

Tom,

"Money /. . . the total / environment / is changed." -- good to see these photos from the underbelly of the beast after all that hoopla . . .

TC said...

Tiny scholars in moss-ridden smocks, congregating at the feet of the beast, can't see its underbelly for the distracting profusion of money, and so ascend the nearby mountain peaks by mistake, thus attaining a giddily serendipitous elevation without ever passing Go or looking down even once into the beautiful but extremely dangerous Forest of Error... which might entail a fifteen-yard penalty.

Still the foxes and hares hidden within their cloaks are happy.

TC said...

(Their cloaks, of course, are usefully fur-lined.)