Two hundred riders or more joined the Halloween critical mass ride in Minneapolis. The riders gathered in Loring Park for the start of the ride. These photos and the video were captured at the edge of the park.My favorite sights were the peanut butter bike and the Edward Scissors Hand costume.
Obama Rally Ticket Trade — Whatever Your Heart Desires from CA - $1
1. I can be your date to the Obama rally - $1 (Chicago)
I would love to go to the Obama rally!! Have an extra ticket or just need someone to go with you? I would love to go! let me know….maybe it could turn into more than one night with me you and Obama. haha. who knows right??
2. Victoria Secret Gift Card for Obama guest ticket - $75 (Chicago)
3. Smart, Beautiful, Funny Girl Needs Obama Ticket - $1 (Chicago)
Looking for a fellow Obama supporter who has a ticket to the rally Tuesday. I want to go, hang out, have a drink and have fun. This pic is current.
4. OBAMA RALLY TICKETS FOR SALE!!!!! $10 Trillion Dollars! - $10 (Uptown)
Hi, I can’t go to the rally so I am selling my ticket for 10 trillion dollars. Meet me at the Wilson Red Line. The money will be given to cover the United States public debt bill. Thank you.
5. Blackhawk Ticket for Obama Grat [sic] Park Rally Guest Pass - $1 (Chicago, IL)
Will exchange 1 Blackhawk Ticket, 12 rows off ice, for 1 guest pass to Obama Rally. If you have two guest passes, I will give you a pair of Blackhawks tickets.
6. Looking For Frumpy, Nerdy Girl to go to Obama - $1 (Chicagoland)
I’m looking for a frumpy and/or nerdy girl to go as my +1 to the Obama event. Short girls preferred. Must not be evil. Do you fit these requirements? I am average, at best.
7. Looking for a SUPER HOT CHICK to take to Obama event with me - $1 (Chicago)
Looking for a super hot chick to be my date to the Obama event. I have no problem pulling hot girls in general so since I have Obama tickets you have to be not just hot but like super model hot, or if you look like Eva Longoria. Wanna be my date to Obama?
8. Obama Rally Ticket Trade — Whatever Your Heart Desires from CA - $1 (Los Angeles, CA)
I’m flying in Sunday from LA for the election and would absolutely love to be someone’s +1 at the rally. I think it’s shameful and very un-Obama like to sell your ticket to the highest bidder, and it’s even more lame to try to hold a girl hostage for a ticket so you can get a date. So how about this for a trade: if there’s something from LA/CA that you have a craving for or can’t get out in Chicago, I’ll personally transport it all 2000 miles to you. Sprinkles cupcakes? See’s candy? Local beer? A cold and probably soggy Double-Double from In-N-Out? If it’s a reasonable (and hopefully legal) request, name it and its yours.
9. Trade Massage or Apple Computer Help for 2 Obama Tickets (rogers park)
My partner and I are willing to trade a professional massage and/or apple computer HELP for 2 tickets to the Obama Rally on the 4th in Grant Park. She is a licensed Massage Therapist, and I am a Mac specialist [ . . . ] She makes house visits all around the city, and works at a salon [ . . . ] we both have references.
10. WANTED: Take me to Obama rally! - $1 (Chicago)
I would LOVE to go to the rally. Take me as your guest! Let’s barter! What can you get in exchange? Some ideas of things I could do. After all, money’s boring, right?? (oh and I’m an intern, and have been volunteering for Barack so I don’t have much money haha)
-write you a poem
-take you to a rock concert
-a penny I found from 1908
-mention you on the radio/newspaper as one of the coolest people ever
-a feeling like you’ve done a great deed for many years to come
-me (classically trained singer) singing for you or your event for free
-a free piano lesson
-the secret on where to get a pound of deli turkey for only $2.99
-A personal weight training and diet consultation (with a certified scientician*)
Let me know!
*certified by me and I have the fake document I could whip up in PS paint to prove it!
11. If you’re a hot chick & have 1 extra Obama ticket. how bout a dinner? - $1 (Chicago)
I am willing to take out a pretty & intellectual chick to dinner in exchange for going and usingg your extra Obama ticket. How about that? sounds like a win/win/win to me.
-Obama in ‘08 oh, i’m easy on the eyes too, you will like. I just know it!
12. I will custom hand paint your furniture for 2 Obama Tickets - $1 (Riverside, IL)
I will paint your furniture for free in exchange for 2 Obama Tickets for my husband and myself! Value up to $500.
13. Will provide math tutoring for Obama guest ticket - $1
I am offering my services as a math tutor for two 1-hour sessions in exchange for being your guest at the Obama election night celebration in Grant Park. Sessions can be in-person or on the phone. In-person sessions must be arranged at a mutually agreed-upon location. I am willing to tutor any level of math from elementary, algebra, geometry, trig, statistics, probability, combinatorics, calculus, real analysis and even financial accounting.
Bonus CraigsList . . .
1. Parking for Obama Rally - $250 (Downtown)
Indoor, heated, private parking space available for the Obama Rally on November 4th, 2008. Located at Randolph and Michigan, across the street from Millennium Park. Offer good for entire day.
2. OBAMA RALLY- SMASHING PUMPKINS OFFER A HOAX - $1 (Chicago)
Sorry people, nobody can offer meeting the band in exchange for Obama rally tickets. Someone just made it up. NPR should really check their sources.
Finally, a blast from the past. Seems tickets for Obama’s convention speech in Denver were even harder to come by.
1. I will give you a KIDNEY for 2 OBAMA Tickets for tonights speech!
Are you in need of an extra kidney? Know of someone who needs one? I have 2 good kidneys which is a little excessive. Ill give you one of them for two tickets to tonight’s speech. I live in Denver and tried to get tickets the minute they were announced. Somehow the first come first serve registration did not work since I was put on the waitlist. So, I need two tickets for me and my girlfriend. I have an extra kidney. You take said organ, I take 2 tickets for this historic speech.
Obama also had three Rolling Stone covers in seven months, a record matched only by John Lennon. Both of them were more popular than Christ. McCain has been hand-picking people for rallies, another resemblance to Bush. Even those who have already voted for him may be kicked out if they have the wrong "look." McCain had to bus students in and still had 1/4 of Obama's crowd in Florida. 59% of pollees don't think Palin is qualified. A McCain staffer agrees - and tells the press. McCain had to cut his ground staff and will rely on television and going on to Saturday Night Live.
Reading news this morning, turnout in southern states looks great, and it's alarming local party heads. Even Louisiana is getting closer. Arizona.
A Florida Dem chair wrote an email freaking out - he wrote:
HERE IN TEMPLE TERRACE, FL OUR REPUBLICAN HQ IS ONE BLOCK AWAY FROM OUR LIBRARY, WHICH IS AN EARLY VOTING SITE.
I SEE CARLOADS OF BLACK OBAMA SUPPORTERS COMING FROM THE INNER CITY TO CAST THEIR VOTES FOR OBAMA. THIS IS THEIR CHANCE TO GET A BLACK PRESIDENT AND THEY SEEM TO CARE LITTLE THAT HE IS AT MINIMUM, SOCIALIST, AND PROBABLY MARXIST IN HIS CORE BELIEFS. AFTER ALL, HE IS BLACK--NO EXPERIENCE OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS--BUT HE IS BLACK.
I ALSO SEE YOUNG COLLEGE STUDENTS AND THEIR PROFESSORS FROM USF PARKING THEIR CARS WITH THE PROMINENT 'OBAMA' BUMPER STICKERS. THE STUDENTS ARE ENTHUSIASTIC TO BE VOTING IN A HISTORIC ELECTION WHERE THERE MAY BE THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT.
Meanwhile, judging by my local email, visibility events are being planned city wide in Seattle - mothers, kids, Trick the Voters, my friend Josh's downtown show with musicians and artists and creative people, overpass banner hangers and much more. Parties are planned all over for Election night and we are taking that night off and the day after. Even this weekend, I am going zombie hunting and Kayakbiker will be covering Critical Mass. We plan to return to more cultural events after this election is finally but hope that we have done out part to help start to turn things around!
I am just reading crazy shit everywhere. John McCain might be on Saturday Night Live Nov. 1 - last chance to "appeal to young voters." Joe the Plumber failed to show up at one of McCain's appearances & McCain announced him and he wasn't around. Joe the Plumber apparently has a book deal, & turned down the chance to be managed by Jessica Simpson's dad. & apparently Palin will head back to Alaska for election night. Couldn't make this stuff up. I'm paraphrasing news articles and would provide links but it's all happening too fast.
I hope this writer is psychic too. He wrote "8 Reasons Obama Will Win", and prior to that predicted running mate, nomination & a bunch of other things that came to pass. Still, the polls and news are nerve-wracking. Can't wait to drive a stake in the heart of it all.