We stuck it in Day Around The Bay already, but thought we would let you hash it out here in its own pad, readers. It seems that, according to the preciousness that is Dan Noyes, "the Silent Drill Platoon of the U.S. Marine Corps wasn't allowed to be filmed Sept. 11 on California Street in San Francisco for a segment of its new advertising campaign."
Stefanie Coyote, executive director of the San Francisco Film Commission and wife of Peter Coyote, claims that the ban was due to a traffic control issue, not a political one. The U.S. Marines took their pancake makeup and on-screen "it" factor over to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to film the commercial instead.
Image U.S. Marines; thanks again, MalcoveMagnesia