Tumbling tumbleweeds

Dan Fost's SF Chronicle story reveals: Even the dot-com bust couldn't drive dumb stunts out of SF's startup-filled South Park neighborhood.

In February 2002, with things at rock bottom, a former dot-commer brought a truck full of tumbleweeds to South Park and let them roll across the lawn.

Dan, if you're reading this — can we get a little backstory? Were they filming the opening credits for "The Big Lebowski 2: San Francisco"?

Dan gets reactions from South Park workers, but they only deepen the mystery:

"It was a punch in the gut," Margaret Mason said. "It was a representation of everything everyone had been feeling."

"It was a perfect metaphor," said [Max] Applegarth.

"It was dumb," said people in general.

Web 2.0 has a local address [SF Chronicle]