In yet another attempt to turn the city of San Francisco into a Knott's Berry Farm-tiered theme park, San Francisco officials, "say they are seriously considering cracking down on one of the city's most popular events in the growing 'flash mob' phenomenon," according to the Chronicle. That is to say, we might see the annual Valentine's Day pillow fight and last week's pie fight come to an end. Why? Because it's too expensive to clean up. Apparently, this most recent pillow fight cost the city "thousands of dollars."
Laughing Squid, who points out just what a "flash mob" actually is, gets mentioned in the article as a vehicle of said antics, to which we say, "Kudos, Mr. Beale."