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Friday, August 22, 2014

Go Topless Day, a Blatant Publicity Stunt By a UFO Cult, In Dolores Park Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 10:55 AM

click to enlarge Out of this world...
  • Out of this world...
It's a yearly tradition like champagne on New Year's Eve and vomit on New Year's Day: This Sunday is "Go Topless Day," to be celebrated locally at Dolores Park. 

This is the point in the article we inform you that this display of bare female breasts is the most blatant of blatant publicity stunts for the nutty UFO cult calling itself the Raelians, the adherents of the charismatic French crackpot Rael,  Claude Vorilhan. 

This is what we wrote before, here and here. But everyone, and we do mean everyone, loves boobs. So this event elicits gawkers and unquestioning media coverage year in and year out. 

Rael, to put it mildly, is a pip. In 2002, he claimed his group cloned a baby. This was never proven; would-be purchasers of the Brooklyn Bridge were likely miffed as well. He has, for decades, wheedled the public for funds, ostensibly to erect an intergalactic embassy in Jerusalem with which to serve our alien creators

click to enlarge Race car driver, songwriter, prophet.
  • Race car driver, songwriter, prophet.
He also claims to be a top-notch race car driver, and, like a less buffoonish and more dangerous cult leader, is also a singer-songwriter. As we noted earlier, his tune Toutes Les Femmes (All the Women) is particularly apropos for Go Topless Day. 

So, enjoy the view on Sunday. But, remember, it's all in the name of spreading the word that humans are the spawn of extraterrestrials who have tasked Rael with disseminating their message. 

And boobs. 

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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