Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hot Cops

Annie Malone Parade 2013-05-19 11

I often have what psych types call loose associations, something making a person think of something else that is not obviously related. It can be a sign of mental illness or creativity; you pick. As I started to edit this picture the first thing I thought of was the Village People's old disco hit Hot Cop. I bet you'll never meet a cop as funky as these.

Anyway, yes, we have a lot of parades in St. Louis and it seems like every blessed one of them has motorcycle policemen. There are two St. Louis city officers and a Missouri Highway Patrolman in this shot. Photos like these always get a lot of views when I post them on Flickr.  There may be lurkers on Flickr who think these guys really are hot.

It's almost bizarre but we have English Premier League soccer in town tonight. Chelsea and Manchester City are playing an exhibition match at the baseball stadium (where a soccer pitch does not fit well). I tried to get tickets but they were sold out within 10 minutes of when they went on sale on the web.       


cieldequimper said...

10 minutes? The cops must have got them! I love this shot, they look like they might take off in hot pursuit any minute.

s.c said...

The promoting of soccer is going big in the USA I think.

William Kendall said...

I heard the Yankee organization is starting up a soccer team.

Terrific shot, Bob.

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha ha, it is quite interesting sometimes what people like when it comes to my flickr stream as well. You sure live in a city with many parades.