We don't allow causes/agendas/appeals to be aired here (otherwise we'd devolve from a chow discussion to a community bulletin board...and we'd have to allow creepy stuff as well as cool). But every once in a while I exercise Big Dog privilege and break my own rule. The following makes sense to me, and it's kinda sweet:
Julia Child was born/raised in Pasadena, but has never been grand master of the Tournament of Roses Parade. It'd be a nice hurrah for her, and a grassroots committe is trying to get her written in as 2004 Grand Marshall.
"The Spontaneous Unofficial Grassroots Campaign to Encourage and Support Selection of Julia Child as Rose Parade Grand Marshall" asks everyone to "please consider contacting anyone you know on in the Tournament of Roses Association and/or writing a letter in support of Julia! Please consider forwarding this message to friends and encourage spontaneous, unofficial, grassroots support for Julia."
Here's the address for the Rose guys:
PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES ASSOC
391 South Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91184