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The last irrelevant Star Wars photo of the summer

When the Clog chanced upon its first Berkeley City Council meeting this summer, we were expecting it to be a bunch of boring white men talking about boring white men problems. What we weren’t expecting was a spectacle worth missing Taco Tuesdays for.

The Clog would like to thank the characters of City Council and the public commentators for making this summer a memorable one, and for forcing us to sweat immeasurable amounts in that stuffy old room. Here’s our recap of the best and worst moments of Berkeley City Council, summer 2012: read more »


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Last week’s meeting over sit-lie, if you recall, was adjourned abruptly amid songs claiming “We Shall Not Be Moved.” Well all them folks were most certainly moved. Unwillingly and unceremoniously. And now they and Maaster Bates are both extremely pissed.
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After a long wait for the sit-lie issue to begin at last night’s City Council meeting, the public comments section ended with a dramatic adjournment when the crowd broke out into song and dance. As opposed to the first meeting over sit-lie, where the atmosphere in the room was charged with anger and hysteria, last night was simply … bizarre. Here’s a full recap: read more »


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Our final installment in the Clog’s three part series on our Berkeley City Council members and their positions on the sit-lie measure (and our final irrelevant Star Wars photo for your viewing pleasure): read more »


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A continuation of our “behavioral analysis” of the circus that is the Berkeley City Council members and their positions on the sit-lie measure (we thought we’d throw in another Star Wars picture, because who doesn’t like those?): read more »


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At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting the Clog for the first time set eyes on the Berkeley Council members. We are here to provide a guide, based on an intense, six-hour behavioral analysis from Tuesday evening’s circus, to your Council members and their positions on the sit-lie measure.

Even though we’ve referred to the BCC as the Jedi High Council, the BCC is neither high nor Jedi, although the former remains questionable. The only similarities they bear are that both are councils with buzzing light-sabers. And by buzzing light-sabers we’re referring to the iPhone app. The council members do, however, resemble others. Here’s our take in a three part series: read more »


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The Clog isn’t one to attend City Council meetings, but we’re so upset over the sit-lie measure that the Force itself couldn’t have stopped us from going last night (trust us, the Star Wars references are definitely relevant). What we were met with was absolute chaos and entertainment you simply can’t buy. The evening began civilly enough, but eventually devolved into a shouting match that left us fearing for our lives. The crowd was just about ready to storm the Bastille as the Jedi High Council Berkeley City Council fought amongst themselves and then, with Samuel L. Jackson impersonations manifesting themselves, exhaustion settled over the room and the measure was placed on the ballot. Cue cries of “Shame on you!”

Here’s the Clog’s recap of last night’s events: read more »