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Nude Olympic torch run in S.F.?

By George Kelly
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 at 9:36 am in George Kelly.

The Squid List, which keeps hundreds of San Franciscans and the people who *heart* them up to date on events and interesting happenings, posted about this event today.

April 9, 2008 is the date of the Official Beijing Olympic Torch Run in San Francisco. This is the only U.S. city on the Torch’s world tour. The national and international media will be here.

We already have a quorum for a nude torch run to happen after the official run. We are inviting you and your nude friends to join us.


This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make an indelible statement for human rights.

Meet: 12:30 pm sharp near the front of Tacqueria Pancho Villa Pier 1, the Embarcadero (waterfront side) the next building north of the Ferry Building Look for torch(es) labeled ‘Human Rights’

After the Official Run passes (estimate 1:10 pm), we will jog/walk fast to Bay/Embarcadero. When the Official Torch Run returns from the Marina District, we will follow the Official Run to the closing ceremony at Justin Herman Plaza. I estimate the total distance at a little over one mile.

We are not exactly a protest. We are positively pointing out:

1. The original Olympic Athletes participated nude and
2. We support Human Rights everywhere

The original Olympic athletes covered themselves with olive oil. I will bring Baby Oil for those who wish the look.

Optional: Make a faux-torch, or two, labeled ‘Human Rights.’ If you don’t have one, don’t worry. I am happy to relay a torch to you. Note: Don’t bother with a real flame because of Fire Marshall and permit issues.

Be sure to pass on this invitation to all interested parties.

If you have any questions, contact:

George Davis – the ‘naked yoga guy’ – coordinator of torch run (415) 722-2968

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