Bay to Breakers: Go naked, everyone!

Can you see any terrorists in this picture?

I realize security is a serious issue after Boston. And I'm all for public safety. So if the city is going to ban backpacks at Bay to Breakers, (just for runners, or for spectators, too? How can that be enforced?), we might as well take the next logical step:

More naked runners.

Run naked and you can't hide a bomb. Run naked and you are no security threat to anyone. In fact, public nudity is one of the best defenses against terrorism; have you ever heard of a naked terrorist?

Let's go all the way. The runners. The spectators. The casual passers-by, the folks who happen to live along the route .... banning backpacks is just a start. Ban clothes. All day, all along the 7.5 miles. A naked city is a safe city.

Scott Wiener can stay home.


Google buses are so much bigger a threat, right?

Posted by Anon on Apr. 30, 2013 @ 11:08 am

Hey, has a naked person every hit an old lady with a bicycle? (If so, it's probably because of the World Naked Bike Ride, which I oppose because: Ick.)

Has a naked person ever gotten stuck on a San Francisco hill and blocked traffic?

I'm just asking these critical questions.

Posted by tim on Apr. 30, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

far more likely than women to adopt it.

Posted by lillipublicans on Apr. 30, 2013 @ 11:17 am

Why do you hate men so?

Posted by marcos on Apr. 30, 2013 @ 11:18 am

Why aren't you more discriminating in who you liaise with?

Posted by NOT_Eric_Brooks on Apr. 30, 2013 @ 2:13 pm
Posted by Anon on Apr. 30, 2013 @ 11:23 am

their crimes while naked.

But the world's biggest terrorist is naked sometimes, as noted by a gifted poet:

"But even the president of the United States
Sometimes must have to stand naked."

Posted by Guest on Apr. 30, 2013 @ 11:25 am

This is the plot of a Robert Heinlein novel. Except it wasn't terresterial terrorists the humans had to go bare to foil.

One Heinleins rare comedic efforts. Not a bad read, though I can't recall the title.

Posted by pete moss on Apr. 30, 2013 @ 11:35 am

The movie was a disappointment -- as every movie derived from Robert Heinlein's work seems to be -- but I've been a fan of Donald Sutherland's ever since I first saw him playing a hapless Jesus in Johnny Got His Gun.

Heinlein: "here little girly, I don't know what hazards may surround us, but lets take off our clothes now just to be safe!"

A surprising fact I ran across recently was that RAH was materially involved in Upton Sinclair's nearly successful 1936 run at the California's governor's office.

Posted by lillipublicans on Apr. 30, 2013 @ 11:44 am

Childish. Like so much of what appears in this rag.

Posted by The Dude Abides on Apr. 30, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

Tim will be the one street-luging between naked runners, mouth agape.

Posted by Chromefields on Apr. 30, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

I don't know how to do that. And my only thoughts are of national security.

Posted by tim on Apr. 30, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

Finally--a common sense approach to terrorist bomber, psycho shooters, shop lifters. Problem solved. Onto next problem...

Posted by StevenTorrey on Apr. 30, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

I love this article. How true! Thank you, Tim Redmond, for standing up for body freedom and against hypocrisy and tyranny!

I love "Scott Wiener can stay home"..LOL!!!

Love the whole article.


Posted by Guest Gypsy Taub on May. 01, 2013 @ 10:04 pm

Ph, that's nice nudist activity

Posted by Guest on May. 17, 2013 @ 6:58 pm