Thursday, April 10, 2008

Top Ten Cloves: Things That Happened To Olympic Torch In San Francisco

News Item: Olympic Torch Protests Overwhelm San Francisco

10. Stopped off at the Buena Vista Café for a couple of Irish Coffee's

9. Due to the size of the crowds, it got put to work, cooking crabs, down on Pier 39

8. It refused to stay lit, unless it got to ride the Cable Cars

7. Joe Montana wanted to see how far he could throw it

6. The decoy torches they used were simply sculpted loaves of sourdough bread

5. All the runners took turns, riding it, sliding down Lombard Street

4. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom delayed program, posing with it, with both his wife and his mistress

3. Groups of tourists mistook it for Coit Tower and tied up runners for hours, taking pictures

2. Running by Castro Street, it got fitted for chaps

1. Looking to save her job, Katie Couric muscled in, trying to interview the torch

Bonus Olympics Riffs

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Top Ten Cloves: Other Things Viewing The London 2012 Olympic Logo Can Cause

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