So. Valentine’s Day. The big V-dub. The day the world temporarily suspends itself in a state of Noah’s Ark coupledom. We’re hitting the two week countdown, and surprise, surprise … looks like The Clog is going stag this year. Psh. Whatever.

Rather than wallow in our PJ’s shoveling down crates of Oreos dipped in peanut butter and watching the John Cusack marathon, we figure we’d join the flash mob at the annual Great San Francisco Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 14 in Justin Herman Plaza (at Market Street and Embarcadero).

If last year’s massacre is anything of a foreshadow, read more »


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Many of our best memories in SF involve things being pelted at us by strangers, but the flash “mob” tradition may be fading away like the bruises we received from being pummeled by pillows (and the occasional couch cushion) this past V-Day.

San Francisco has a history of zombie invasions, urban iditerods and other forms of spontaneous randomness, but after a feathery sludge was left behind after this year’s pillow brawl—clogging drains, flooding a restaurant, and causing over $30,000 in damages—city officials say that it’s time for mobbers to start taking responsibility for their own down. read more »