Lawrence Ferlinghetti isn't the only San Francisco luminary celebrating today.
It's also Frank Chu's birthday!
The Bay Area's favorite protester, for years Frank has been walking the streets of SF with his sign demanding proper compensation from Soviet and American ex-presidents (and other galaxies) having filmed him and his family for something called "The Richest Family."
Day after day, he doggedly pursues his aim. This aspect is admirable.
Remember, if you see Frank, regard him as though you would a lion: be gentle in his presence, do not approach, do not taunt. Merely appreciate.