I know what you've been thinking.
It's about time we focused on roller skating, right?
Well you're in luck! Because according to the Mayor's latest video update, "It's about time we focused on roller skating."
I should point out I watched this weekend's video with "Sober House" muted in the background. Just, you know, FYI.
Gavin starts off in a dress shirt and what appear to be jeans (!) sitting in his office rubbing his hands together like Montgomery Burns giving some pa'tick'alarly sinister instructions to Smithers.
I know I've brought this up before but, honestly, what is the story with the Mayor's struggle with the words particularly and literally. And if they pose such a problem for him, why does Gavin insist on using those two words above all others? We're half a step away from "libary" and nearing "supposably" at this point.
Anyway, Mayor Newsom wishes us a happy St. Patrick's Day! Apparently he'd just arrived from the parade still going on to some degree outside. At the festivities, Gavin got to introduce Sheriff Hennessy with the awkward "It's Hennessy Time!"
Ugh, it's not the booze joke I have a problem with (this time.) It's the bad joke. That's just stupid, it doesn't even make sense, his last name isn't Miller. Who is writing this shit and are they not aware I'm available?
Fortunately, Carrot Top drops the shtick and moves on to Sunday Streets. I guess yesterday was the first Sunday Streets of the highly anticipated "walk in the middle of the road" season. Believe it or not, in addition to juggling and magic (the lit'ral kind, not the figurative kind) they also had a roller rink.
I would leave it to the hippies to express outrage that San Francisco has a fucking roller rink while our fellow humans sleep in the gutters right in front of us, but hippies probably love roller skating. Those burn-outs are no doubt all over this shit, because it's outdoors, physical and rich people wouldn't be caught dead doing it.
Roller skating? Really? Of all of the activities for which we could've built a structure, roller skating won? It seems like such a nerdy, 70's-style waste. San Francisco has always had this good taste thing going for us. Well, you can forget about that. We just blew it with the goddamn roller rink.
Anyway, the whole video it's clear that Gavin is in a very sassy and smirky mood. This is a good thing. I think. I can't tell yet, it's too new. Even when he's going on about the budget and the busses and how Sacramento basically fucked us, he's trying to have a good time.
Again, I think that's what's up. I could be very, very wrong. He did just leave the St. Patrick's Day parade. And he wasn't introducing Sheriff O'Doul.
There is loads of hand jive in this video. Much like his eyebrows, Gavin's hands are flying left and right! Watch it with the sound off. It's like a scene from Children of a Lesser God.
Suddenly, the Mayor is cut off and the video fades to black only to fade back in so that Gavin can answer some of YOUR tweet questions. Selected for being completely boring, someone tweet-gests that like one of those kooky European countries, we sponsor something called "Adopt-A-Pothole."
Eyebrows, hands, smirks-none of them are contained at the kookieness of it all.
Oh Gavin, you good sport! What have you gotten yourself into?!?
And that's about it. I give this video a B-. On the positive, the Mayor is wearing jeans and attempting humor. On the negative side, he's moving into awkward-dad territory. Enjoy!