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Ready, Set, Tortilla Toss

A few Sundays ago in San Francisco, the annual Bay to Breakers race took place. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it's a 12k race that began in 1912. Over the years, it developed from a serious athletic event to something of a drunkfest/parade.

Sure, there are still some serious athletes who run out in front of the pack, but they're followed by a mass of about 70,000 drunk, costumed (sometimes nude) partiers.

To kick off the race, thousands of tortillas are hurled into the air at the starting line in the annual "Tortilla Toss." To get a picture of the flying tortillas, this burrito analyst would have had to wake up at about 7am on a Sunday. Not likely.

Instead, I provide you with a picture of the Tortilla Toss aftermath, where the streets of San Francisco become blanketed by burritos that will never be.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 by Phil.