Late Night FDL: May Day–Walking, Dancing, Marching: It’s Good for You!

 

It’s May Day when those of certain faiths celebrate spring with dances round the maypole (a phallic symbol if ever there was one) and jumping over the Beltane fires, along with some other heart-rate raising activities of the fornicatory variety. In modern times May Day has become associated with another exercise: Marches! There were marches all over the world today!

Today in Los Angeles we had Four Winds, where groups from the four corners of the county converged in downtown, joining with pro-immigrant rallies in downtown and shutting down LAX for a while. There were several arrests for civil disobedience, and some idiot hit an LAPD officer with a skateboard. Not be sexist, but the moran, who remains at large, hit a female officer, and considering how everyone at the marches is supposed to be all respectful of the wimmins–even cops–that’s an epic fail. Or an outside agitator.

Celebrating May day with a Beltane frolic or a community march helps change the world. And even if it’s not a holiday, please make an effort to walk! Exercise changes your life!

24 Responses to "Late Night FDL: May Day–Walking, Dancing, Marching: It’s Good for You!"
Lisa Derrick | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:04 pm 1

Happy May Day!


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:07 pm 2

Hooray, hooray, the first of May! Outdoor fucking begins today!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:09 pm 3

How was may Day in your city?


Elliott | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:10 pm 4
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 2

EvilDrPuma | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:13 pm 5
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 3

Gray and dismal. The temperature fell ten-plus degrees short of the forecast for the second day in a row because of the overcast. We might see some sun tomorrow, if the Grim Gray God approves.


DrDick | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:14 pm 6

Lisa!

Workers of the world unite! All you have to lose is your chains.


DrDick | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:17 pm 7
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 5

Cool, gray, and wet here in the northern Rockies. Not a harbinger of outdoor fucking anytime soon.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:17 pm 8
In response to DrDick @ 6

…and if you do it before Boss’s Day, you don’t have to buy a card for the bastard.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:19 pm 9
In response to DrDick @ 7

Sounds like our weather, but without the mountains to intercept the moisture. If it’s going to be like this, I wish it would just rain.


Twain | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:20 pm 10

Lisa, I am very impressed with the word “fornicatory.” I learn something new every day. :)


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:20 pm 11
In response to Twain @ 10

Thanks, I made it up myself!


DrDick | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:22 pm 13
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 8

Alredy taken care of. Our CBA says we do not have to give him a card, though we may, if we wish, give him a hearty “Fuck You” in honor of the occasion.


Twain | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:23 pm 14
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 11

Has a certain sophistication about it. Sure to be in the top ten new words.


DrDick | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:23 pm 15
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 9

Doesn’t really rain much here (we only get about 13 inches a year). Mostly just a constant light drizzle all day.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:31 pm 16
In response to Twain @ 14

Thank you! Fornicate is such a lovely old fashioned word!


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:37 pm 17
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 16

Too Latin for my taste. Leave it to the Romans to say in four or five syllables what an Anglo-Saxon could manage in one.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:43 pm 18

we’ve had nice misty weather. My native, drought resistant plants are loving it!


wynota skunk | Tuesday May 1, 2012 08:51 pm 19

That agitator was probably from the Riverside Cty area. They’re so, so totally not cool down there. May Day is the time of Maybaskets which have tons of jelly bellies and fudge and candy treats in them; delivered to your neighbors, cousins, etc. My niece was run over on her own block while delivering her Maybaskets by a female police officer’s squad car. The female officer was en route to the scene of a possible sidewalk boundary violation during a peaceful and permitted protest. She wasn’t charged and no one ever found my niece’s Maybasket. We think the officer took it but we’re to polite to ask. Never question a wimmin’s actions, but especially, if she’s a cop. Never. As Mark Twain pointed out: ladies, as opposed to mere women, drown the excess kitties each spring in warm water because they’re being so thoughtful.


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday May 1, 2012 09:14 pm 20
In response to DrDick @ 6

Hey DrDick! This was my shouted greeting to one and all this morning! The young ones looked at me like I was insane. Sigh.


CTuttle | Tuesday May 1, 2012 09:30 pm 21

Aloha, Lisa and firepups…! I just got home from our Occupy Lei Day sign waving, what a blast…! ;-)


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday May 1, 2012 09:33 pm 22
In response to CTuttle @ 21

Hey CT! I’ve been thinking about you all day. Any photos?


founding father | Tuesday May 1, 2012 09:41 pm 23

Spent the day in LA. Group seemed like druggies and professional agitators. Pretty unimpressive to say the least and certainly not want you want as the face of the movement.


CTuttle | Tuesday May 1, 2012 09:42 pm 24
In response to ChristineEdmonson @ 22

I’ve got a couple available… here, here, and here…

I’ll follow up with my video I shot and write up a post about it tomorrow…! ;-)


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