Who's Chicken John? He's a local countercultural legend! He's a Burning Man guy, the former owner of the Odeon Bar, and he hosts Ask Dr. Hal on Pirate Cat Radio. We had absolutely no idea! (Steve Jones at the Guardian knew, though.)
And now he's running for mayor! On the platform that San Francisco needs more whimsy and art. Yay fun! Chicken John'll get along great with Chris Daly! Click here and here (you must use both pages) if you want to sign Chicken John's petition to qualify to run, and then email him so he can pick them up. He needs
1000 10,000* signatures by July 26th to avoid having to pay the $5000 fee.
Also, Josh Wolf wants to run for mayor. He says he'll wear a webcam 24 hours a day to promote open government.
After the jump: excerpts from Chicken John's mayoral campaign manifesto.Picture of Chicken John by Scott Beale/Laughing Squid. More info on the event this illustrates here.