Tuesday, October 12, 2004

In a recent discussion with The Examiner, District 5 candidate Ross Mirkarimi slapped the Mod Squad for misappropriating a hip name: "I just don't think they're mod, man." ...


  1. Anonymous11:40 AM

    Ross is actively trying to appear more moderate and is frustrated by the existence of the Mod Squad. The Mod Squad is short for "moderate." However, two of our three members go to Burning Man regularly, one was a former owner of Thump Radio, another is involved in a local theatre group, and I am, for lack of a better term, the "square" in the group.

    Maybe we should come out with a Mod Squad cd to counter MixMaster Mirk's . . . maybe then we'll be cool enough for our name.

    -Francis Somsel

  2. My whole thing on the Somsel crowd to call itself the "Mod Squad" is that my only memory of the phrase is that it was a canceled TV show from the 70's and a REMAKE of a failed TV show from the 70's.

    Who'd want to associate itself with such a thing? Certainly not a winner.

    joefire, himself

  3. Anonymous2:07 PM

    I don't think the A-Team, The Dukes of D5, or Friends would have been better choices . . .

    The Mod Squad was a natural name (the first thing that popped into my head) for a group of moderates. If anyone has a better suggestion, I'd be happy to hear it.

    Maybe Joefire can have a Mod Squad renaming contest . . . we probably won't actually change our moniker, but it'd be entertaining to see what people come up with. Fellow candidate Julian Davis calls us the S-Mob because our last names all start with S.