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Friday, October 31, 2014

Best Halloween Costume: Guy Poses As Douchey Dropbox Employee with Permit

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Brandon Nickell in full soccer douche regalia. - TWITTER/M@FACTS

San Francisco's gleeful indignation over the Mission Playground permit fight — in which a small army of tech bros booted a neighborhood pickup soccer game from a park on Valencia Street — has almost subsided. Under intense pressure from local activists, SF Rec & Park rescinded its "pay-to-play" policy; meanwhile, Dropbox tweeted a mea culpa after a viral video of the incident showed one of the company's employees squabbling with Latino teenage soccer players.

"Who gives a shit...about the neighborhood?" the Dropbox guy famously whined. He'd inadvertently delivered a new tech bro credo.

And now he's being resurrected as a Halloween costume in San Francisco, by an artist who's giving the sexy Ebola nurse a run for her money. 

Brandon Nickell, the engineer and experimental noise musician who conceived the idea, managed to capture the baby powder-gray coiffure, snug-fitting company logo T-shirt, and overlord-posturing of the now iconic soccer bro. He's even wielding a fake Rec & Park permit with what appears to be a grainy photo of Ed Lee.

Writers, start your think pieces.

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Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan was a staff writer at SF Weekly from 2013 to 2015. In previous lives she was a music editor, IP hack, and tutor of Cal athletes.

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