Happy New Year, Friends!
I started my 2010 in San Francisco, counting down the seconds with my good friends W. Kamau Bell
and Nato Green
after our sold-out New Year's Eve "Laughter Against the Machine" shows. We got lots of great press for the shows including our picture in the SF Guardian.
I spent a good chunk of 2009 performing and visiting dear friends in San Francisco. No city, other than my dearest Seattle, has given me so much love and support and I appreciate it to no end.
So, for my first blog of 2010, here are some pictures (with commentary) from this most recent trip to the Bay Area.
I'm so glad I no longer have a Razr phone. Much higher picture quality allows us to take pictures like this:
The view of the city of Lombard Street
This next picture was taken while walking in SF's Tenderloin neighborhood. It's a sign outside of the "New Delhi" Indian restaurant.
Yes, that's right owners of New Delhi Indian Restaurant, Columbus was looking for Indian food! That was the whole point of trying to find India. He was craving Indian food.
Yes, this makes complete sense.
Haven't you ever been so hungry, that you do things you regret? You know, like eat junk food or say crazy things because you can't think rationally. Columbus was the same way, except he responded to not finding Indian food by killing
to Christianity the indigenous people of the islands.
Then, there's this gem I found at a candy shop in Fisherman's Wharf.
Wheelchair accessibility! How considerate!
Oh C'mon! Seriously? Haven't the Native Americans suffered enough with their land being stolen and the rampant poverty of reservations? And stuff like this still
A Native American turned into a candy dispenser? Lollipop feathers? Lollipop feathers?!?!
Need a closer look?
This statue is clearly unrealistic since the Native American is not crying. Where are the tears that are the result of a person being completely humiliated?
And finally, here's the cutest/ most humiliating photo of the new year:
Labels: Colonialism, Columbus, Cute Dog Photo, Imperialism, india, Indigenous People, Native Americans, New World, Objectification, Racism, San Francisco, SF, Slavery