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Did Duarte Parade Organizers Make Huge Mistake?

I have accepted the Organizing Committee's kind invitation to be an Ambassador in the Duarte Route 66 Parade and Classic Car Show, which starts this Saturday at 10am.

You should go. There'll be lots of great marching bands, cool classic cars, and you can cheer for Grand Marshall Zac Sunderland, the youngest solo circumnavigator.

For my part, I have been assured that I will only have to speak for one or two minutes, and will not have to do much more than wave and be a nice, friendly person. This last probably shouldn't be much of a problem, even for me, given how low West, Williams, and Wilson have set the bar lately. I just have to avoid shouting, "You lie! Beyonce did not foot fault!"

To get you in the mood, check out one of the marching bands from last year.

And sign up below if you're willing to make a sign (and wave it at the parade) saying "Rabe Circumnavigated the Mall -- Looking for Parking."