February 10, 2011

Chinese New Year in San Francisco


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photo by Donald Kinney

It's one of those rituals that shop owners welcome to keep prosperity flowing and the evil spirits at bay.   The dragon pokes his head into businesses, firecrackers pop off outside, drums pound and cymbals clang -- and to tell you the truth I haven't been able to hear since Sunday.



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As I mentioned, drums pound and cymbals clang...



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Proudly sponsored by Southwest Airlines...   Why not.



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Pornography, I suppose, for someone like me on the Atkins low-carb diet.



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And you didn't think I was going to let you get out of here without any firecrackers, did you?

So Whoopie!

LET'S CELEBRATE
Make sure your sound isn't turned way up, then
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I think it'd be great fun if you drove your co-workers nuts this morning by playing these sound effects, over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over...



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3 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I'm impressed with the shot of the firecrackers exploding. I'd be late on the trigger.

Sy's Prints said...

awesome pictures!
sy

photowannabe said...

Love your humor Don. I'll bet the "celebrate" would drive anyone nuts in a short time.
Great shots and it looks like the weather cooperated for once. When we used to go, so many times it was either raining or so foggy we couldn't see much of anything.

 
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