Weekend wrap-up by Janine Kahn
Sorry to shake you out of tryptophan-induced slothfulness, but it's Cyber Monday, kids. And that means you're supposed to blow what's left of the shopping dough you didn't honestly have last week on marginally-cheaper memory cards and online escorts or something. It's your duty to god and government! At least that's what we took away after running into these clever signs on Powell and Market streets last Friday (see above).
See more photos from our Black Friday romp through Union Square at All Shook Down's sister blog, The Snitch.On Saturday night, ASD correspondent Jackie Lopez ended up (wo)manning the door at Milk Bar for the Toys for Tots drive. She blogs about the experience, which included a good dose of heart-melting generosity:
"It appeared that many had taken full advantage of the Black FridayRead the rest of Jackie's dispatch here.
sales. Mr. E arrived with huge toys: a ride-on fire truck and a
life-sized doll. A sweet lady brought in a massive bag of toys straight
from Mervyns (yet another victim of hard times, which is going out of
business on Masonic and Geary.) Another woman donated a load full of
children's pop-up books from Borders' bargain section. One man came in
with two enormous white teddy bears, which a friend had to pry out of
my arms. Other popular items included High School Musical dolls and
Transformers, board games and, amazingly, video games."