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Saturday, January 28, 2006
Week's Hottest Topic ... was whether to have a "Losers' Parade." So I've moved up the original item below to keep the discussion going. Some fans are all for the idea, others derisively agin it. Read the comments. Check out our poll. The dissenters have made one thing clear, though: The name "Losers' Parade" has gotta go. Suggests the marchers are losers. Sets up the city to be laughed at. Don't want that. Losing isn't something to revel in. So, how about we call it The Party-On Anway Protest Parade? Other name ideas: Lollapaloser Parade. Bummers Parade. The We Want to Win and We Want to Win Now (Go Flyers!) Parade. And scratch the idea of painting L's on ourselves. Focus instead on sarcastically recalling the indignities of the past. Mitch Williams is more the point than 'L' named celebrities (pictured below).
Late-breaking idea: The Philly Sports May Day Parade. "May Day" fits both as a plea for help and as a time to have it (May 1).