Looking back fondly on the year that was, 2017, from the Ace Backwords perspective

.

Image may contain: 2 people

 

wp-1514597450630..jpg
JANUARY: Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States of America.
wp-1514597422284..jpg
JANUARY: Massive rainstorms across the state of California — one of the wettest Januarys on record — result in the end (at least for the time being) of the Drought.
wp-1514597397353..jpg
JANUARY: As predicted by virtually all the polls, political pundits, and media experts, Hillary Clinton wins the presidency by a landslide in an alternate universe.
wp-1514597368966..jpg
FEBRUARY: Milo Somethingorother — a boring political gadfly who apparently makes a living saying stupid things to upset people — attempts to give a speech on the Berkeley campus and is shut down by massive protests, violence, fires, and destructive of property.
wp-1514597330695..jpg
FEBRUARY: The Mario Savio Free Speech Plaza is officially re-named the No Free Speech For Fascists or People Saying Stuff I Disagree With Plaza.
wp-1514597297264..jpg
MARCH: Rightwing Conservatives attempt to hold a rally in downtown Berkeley, and are met with massive resistance and street-fighting violence, and the likes of “Moldy Locks,” the “Stickman,” and Antifa get their 5 minutes of fame.
wp-1514597277641..jpg
MARCH: Taco Bell opens up a franchise in Berkeley. Millions rejoice.
wp-1514597255861..jpg
APRIL: Legendary Berkeley street person, the Hate Man, transcends.
wp-1514597230353..jpg
APRIL: Ace Backwords takes yet another, in a seemingly endless series of, selfies.
wp-1514597206679..jpg
APRIL: The feral cats continue to mostly lay around and goof off.
wp-1514597183233..jpg
APRIL: I finally decide to cut off the goofy wings on the sneakers I had been wearing for months.
wp-1514597150608..jpg
APRIL: Life goes on.
fb_img_1492916408714.jpg
APRIL: People’s Park makes it to 48 years old.
wp-1514597095126..jpg
APRIL: President Trump continues to govern the land with a firm, even hand.
wp-1514597074346..jpg
MAY: The liberal media continues it’s fair and balanced coverage of the Trump presidency.
wp-1514597054981..jpg
MAY: One final casualty of the long and wet Rainy Season of 2016-2017 (ended up with a total of 37 inches in Berkeley): A water-logged tree on the Berkeley campus collapses and dies.
wp-1514597031050..jpg
MAY: Ace Backwords continues to slack off and fade away.
wp-1514597004638..jpg
JUNE: Fatty the feral cat, is banished from the tribe after losing a territorial pissing war with Mini Scaredy, the alpha female of the tribe.
wp-1514596978652..jpg
JUNE: Two of the guys who had been running the ill-fated Ghost Ship wharehouse, are arrested and charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 36 people killed in the fire during a rave.
wp-1514596953970..jpg
AUGUST: People’s Park, for all its faults and shortcomings, still remains as a fairly cool place.
wp-1514596921566..jpg
AUGUST: Feral cats, mostly still just goofing off.
wp-1514596901689..jpg
AUGUST The city of Berkeley honors the great man, that asshole Hate Man.
wp-1514596882310..jpg
AUGUST: Julia Vinograd is spotted on Telegraph Avenue.
wp-1514596842179..jpg
SEPTEMBER: Mini Owl, the beloved one-and-a-half year old feral cat, disappears never to be seen again. *sigh*
wp-1514596820584..jpg
SEPTEMBER: An unexpected visitor shows up at my campsite.
wp-1514596863315..jpg
SEPTEMBER Record heat wave in the Bay Area with temperatures reaching 108 in San Francisco. Meanwhile, the Berkeley street people handle the situation with their usual aplomb.
wp-1514596800408..jpg
SEPTEMBER: Ace Backwords is honored with a plaque, a statue, and a set of commemorative dinner plates.
wp-1514596773909..jpg
SEPTEMBER: Milo Whatshisname heroically returns to Berkeley, and, thanks to about a $million dollars worth of police protection, is finally able to give a 20 minute speech on Sproul Plaza, where he mouthed some dull slogans and canned one-liners to a rapt audience of about 30 people.
wp-1514596748145..jpg
SEPTEMBER: Berkeley reaffirms its commitment to free speech, though it wasn’t actually free since it ended up costing the City about a $million.
wp-1514596703021..jpg
SEPTEMBER: Further proof of the existence of God.
wp-1514596724311..jpg
SEPTEMBER: Against all odds, Fatty the feral cat manages to sneak back to my campsite and resume her rightful position as a member of the tribe.
wp-1514596661326..jpg
OCTOBER: Feral cats? Still slacking off.
wp-1514596682887..jpg
OCTOBER: The Baby Boomer Generation continues it’s long and impressive march on the way to oblivion.
wp-1514596641539..jpg
OCTOBER: Major media mogul Harvey Weintein creates yet another multi-media sensation and inspires a new movement in America..
wp-1514596614605..jpg
OCTOBER: Massive wildfires in Northern California cause incredible tragedies. *sigh*
wp-1514596585981..jpg
OCTOBER: Super hero movies continue to rake in big bucks at the box-office, proving that the genre is no flash in the pan.
wp-1514596551326..jpg
OCTOBER: The cats finally decide it’s time to quit slacking off, to get organized, and take bold, direct action.
wp-1514596526403..jpg
OCTOBER: Donald Trump’s popularity soars during the Halloween holiday.
wp-1514596499025..jpg
OCTOBER: Moo Cat — the elder statesman of the feral cat tribe — turns 9 years old, but remains as ornery as ever.
wp-1514596456552..jpg
NOVEMBER: Senator Al Franken makes one joke too many.
wp-1514596377747..jpg
DECEMBER: Christmas 2017 comes and goes, and it looks like another year is pretty much shot to hell. HAPPY NEW YEARS everybody!!

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

 

 

 
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s