Ouija Board: Let's Go to the Video on John Avalos' “Joke”

Yesterday, John Avalos became the poster boy du jour for everyone who feels San Francisco is, actually “the Land of Oz” (his words). Websites hither and yon reported the San Francisco supervisor consulted an Ouija board in determining whether it'd be proper to name a Navy ship after Harvey Milk.

This came as a shock to Avalos — even though he said exactly that, in public, at Tuesday's board meeting. Reporters “all believed my Ouija board communicated with Harvey and he said 'g-o-o-d-r-i-d-d-a-n-c-e-d-a-d-t'? Your colleagues think that shit's real?” Avalos asked SF Weekly. It was a joke, he noted. How could it be anything else?

Odder things have happened in Board Chambers.

Apparently, for this joke, you just had to be there. Reviewing Avalos' speech on SFGovTV — he comes in just after the 13-minute mark — we learn four things:

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