Festifools 2009

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Linette, Clementine and I braved the freezing drizzle on Sunday to see Ann Arbor’s annual Festifools parade. The event, as always, was wonderfully surreal. Sadly, this year there was no giant, pooping cat. There was, however, something equally as bizarre – the Mayor of Ann Arbor, John Hieftje, running along the edges of the parade, introducing a giant, high-fiving puppet of himself as, “the Mayor.”

[Thanks to our friend Christine Hume for the photo.]

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3 Comments

  1. Posted April 7, 2009 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    I think it would be cool if he did debates wearing the giant head.

  2. Posted April 7, 2009 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    This, and all other puppetry related threads, are brought to you by this woman.

  3. Paw
    Posted April 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    It would have been cool if the giant mayor coughed up hairballs that little people dressed as mice stuffed back into his head.

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