Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Friday, May 29, 2009

Local Folks Make Good: Arkansas Town Wishes the Best to Couple Headed to San Francisco -- With Their Terrifying, 9-Foot-Tall Beastie

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 6:30 AM

click to enlarge Welcome to our fair city!
  • Welcome to our fair city!
The article in the Fayetteville Flier opens thusly: There really isn't anything better as far as we're concerned than a

story about Fayetteville people doing extraordinary things, and getting

some recognition for it. This is one of those stories.

Look, we're self-admitted San Francisco chauvinists -- but even we admit there's better possibilities in the universe than local folks getting good publicity. Local folks getting good publicity -- and toting a nine-foot-tall moose-thing mobile sculpture across the country that'll scare the bejesus out of everyone younger than seven? Now that's a story.

Enter Haley Duke and Mark Krause (right), Fayetteville's finest, who will head to our fair city this weekend for the fourth-annual Maker's Faire. For whatever reason, the Flier cropped the photo you see here above the couple's necklines; viewing the whole thing we think they'll fit in here just fine. But for a really shocking image, click on the jump and see what the couple is dragging to San Francisco in the overhead baggage compartment.

Look, we were not kidding when we noted how this ingenious Arkansas couple's creation, "The Swamp Kirin" could alter the childhoods of countless Bay Area tots. How'd you like to wake up with that creature standing at the foot of your bed?

Those who miss the couple and their amazing Kirin at Maker's Faire can always catch them late next month at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks -- which is open six days a week!

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , , ,

About The Author

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.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"