Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Annual LA Hippy Roundup and Jamboree

Wearing special breathing apparatus to ward off the vile stench (note the trash and droppings on the ground) officers of the LAPD herd native wild hippies into MacArthur Park for the traditional jamboree.

Activities include the ritual hosedown and delousing followed by the hippy toss and hog-tying. The "Ride the Wild Hippy" event was not held this year, due to concerns about communicable disease after several participants had to be treated for Hepatitus C and various STDs following last year's jamboree.

The hippies were later released to their natural habitat. No hippies were harmed during filming.

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