|Short North Gazette
|July August Cover
Please be sure to pick
up an issue of the Short North Gazette!
On July 4th 2014, Columbus
was shining so bright that you needed sunglasses. I’m not taking only about the big shinny thing
up in the sky that delivered us the perfect weather for the Doo Dah Parade, I’m not just talking about the giant shiny
smile on Less-Than-Grand Marshal Jym Ganahl’s face as he waved to the crowd from a beautiful 1920 Coupe, nor the light
that beamed from the rock stars performing on the block party stage. I am not only talking about the bright
smiles and rays of joy that came from the super-sized laughing and smiling crowd watching the Doo Dah Parade.
I am most defiantly talking about the brilliance that shined from the bright messages in the art work, the brilliant
humor and cleverness of the satire from entrants of the 31st Annual Doo Dah Parade. The brilliance
this year was masterful to say the least. No one, nor can I, pick the “best entry” because
everyone who marched in the parade “got it” Your satire and art was brilliant. You got the
mockery and the humor down pat. Even the few commercialized entries got it that they had to make fun of
themselves. If I sound like a preacher proud of the flock, I’ll take that satire with a bright smile
on my face.
Thank you everyone who had a part in making Columbus shine so bright that the teams from other galaxies showed
up because they saw your brilliant beam of light. Finally, to have a school of fish against Doo Dah was
Love from the Land of Doo Dah,
Mz Doo Dah, ChairChick & Queen of Doo Dah
Deb Roberts, PhDooDahology
June 13, 2014
Mz Doo Dah (Deb Roberts)
Jym Ganahl, NBC4 Meteorologist, to serve as
Less-Than-Grand Marshal for 31st Annual Doo Dah Parade
Legendary Columbus Meteorologist Jym Ganahl will join thousands of irreverent self-styled satirists, partygoers,
exhibitionists and overall lost souls in the 31st Annual Doo Dah Parade.
As the 2014 Less-Than-Grand Marshall,
Mr. Ganahl will be driven through the parade route in someone else’s dirty car in the midst of a poorly organized “parade”
while being exposed to weather no one cannot predict with any accuracy.
Parade organizers invite people who
think they're funny, and those who honestly admit they are not, to join the fun and march in the 2014 Doo Dah Parade.
Or for those lacking any creativity, to just sit there and watch everyone else have a good time.
Lovers of Liberty and Lunacy
31st Annual Doo Dah Parade
Friday, July 4, 2014
Line up at noon
National Anthem at 1:00 p.m. sharp
Parade Steps off at 1:01 p.m.
(Rain Date is July 3)
North, Goodale Park, Columbus
Line up on Park Street between Buttles and Goodale
Buttles Avenue, Neil Avenue, 2nd Avenue, High Street to Russell
include an all day party featuring live music and adult beverages on Buttles between High and Park.
For more information, go to www.DooDahParade.com
The 31st Annual Doo Dah Parade!
Friday, July 4th, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. (Rain Date
1:00 p.m. - Everyone throughout Doo Dah Land, even Politicians & Cops,
sing out the National Anthem!
The Doo Dah Vortex!
Got sick of the Polar Vortex? Want to take out some humor on it? Then
march in the 31st Annual Doo Dah Parade. Satire the weather, satire yourself, satire a politicial issue or
politician! What ever you do, do it on July 4th at the Doo Dah Parade!
PARADE ROUTE: From Park Street onto Buttles, West on Buttles to North
on Neil to East on Second to South on High to end at Russell & High.
Block Party (Buttles Between High & Park Streets) 10 a.m. - 8
Short North Arts
District, Columbus, Ohio
Friday, July 4th, 2014
Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy!
Off the wall range of mischiefs, grounded super heroes, political debacles, homegrown satirists, and the other
bohemian frolickers winding thru the Short North.
or March in the Craziest Parade in History! No entry fee, Just show up!
Doo DahParade & Party
Friday, July 4th, 2014
Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy at
Annual Doo Dah Parade!
Exercise your First Amendment right, through humor.
Parade in History!
Line-up begins as early as 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - Everyone throughout Doo Dah Land,
even Politicians & Cops, sing out the National Anthem!
Parade Steps Off @ 1:00 p.m.
Beer, Bands, Fun Stuff & More ~ All Day!!
Support the Bars, Restaurants and merchants on July
4th and everyday
(especially our Doo Dah Contributors!)
Parade your stuff around Short North, Victorian & Italian Villages & Harrison
The Doo Dah Parade.
1:00 p.m.ish – 3:00 p.m.ish
1:00 p.m. - Everyone throughout Doo Dah Land, even Politicians
& Cops, sing out the National Anthem!
Bring a chair or blanket
Leave the water guns & balloons & pets at home please
in the Doo Dah Parade.
Line-up @ noon on
heading north bound.
Enter in from Goodale Blvd.
There is No Entry Fee!
You Just Show Up!
(ya, we know that's unusual)
to Neil to Second to High to Russell to Park
InSecurity position of UnImportance
at the Doo Dah Parade.
We offer no pay other than a T-Shirt,
whistle, water, badge
and our undying Doo Dah
or Call The Doo
Parade Party!!! - Free Admission!
The Party starts At 10:00 A.M. and continues
well after the dust of The Doo Dah Parade
Location: On Buttles Avenue
(Between High Street and Park Street)
Doo Dah Block Party will be Complete with Live Music,
Entertainment, Beer, Food, and Prizes.
Thank the bands...they're all playing for
Doo Dah Rockin' Rockers 2014 Line-up:
a.m. Ryan Smith http://facebook.com/ryansmithonline
11:00 a.m. Tobin-Wilcox https://www.facebook.com/events/311155952374704/
Noon Doo Dah Dixies New Orleans Dixie Sound ...
1-3:00 p.m. National Anthem & Doo Dah Parade! National Anthem! 1 pm Sharp!
(Everyone, please stand and sing the National Anthem at 1:00 p.m. Sharp! How great will this sound?! Oh say can
you see echoing through out the neighborhood!)
p.m. Devil's Payroll https://www.facebook.com/pages/Devils-Payroll/367142105828
4:30 p.m. MacCallister https://www.youtube.com/user/McCallisterification
5:30 p.m. The-Devil-Doves https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Devil-Doves/117877531614624
6:30: p.m. The Apple-Bottom GangBottom Gang https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Apple-Bottom-Gang/126106057435676
7:30 p.m. Dan Dougan & Little Bothers
Doo Dah DisOrganizer DisHonoree:
Tom Coombs, of our Rolling Meadows, IL Branch!
You know him...the guy from Chicago
31st ANNUAL DOO DAH PARADE
Be Part Of The Excitement And March For Liberty And Lunacy.
Celebrate independence with irrelevance! It's
time to Doo Dah in the Short North at the 31st Annual Doo Dah Parade!
On July 4th,
2014 the infamous Doo Dah Parade will take over the streets around the Short North and Victorian Village.
your best satire-face, strange attitude, and outrageous outlook on life, and march with others jut like you!
miss your chance to be part of Columbus' great freedom tradition.
Step up, step
in and get to the world famous Doo Dah Parade.
This Fourth of July, get famous
yourself and join in the fun!
Voted the City's best parade is the one and only Doo Dah Parade
in the fabulous Short North with a free music party at High & Buttles from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
part of the excitement and march for liberty and lunacy.
Get in the line-up at Noon
on Park Street at Goodale Park and march at 1 o'clock.
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