Hapa Sushi takes public -- and pubic -- service seriously. Stop by the popular sushi bar at 1117 Pearl Street in Boulder to pick up your free pair of orange underpants -- briefs or thongs, featuring the Hapa logo and the words "Run Responsibly" -- and you'll be covered against any possible legal action that the prudey-pants City of Boulder decides to take against participants in tomorrow's Naked Pumpkin run.
Last year, a dozen runners -- naked but for the pumpkins on their heads -- were ticketed for indecent exposure, and ran the risk of being labeled sex offenders. And while those charges were dropped after a hefty amount of lawyering, Boulder officials have said they'll step up enforcement at all public Halloween events this year.
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We salute Hapa owner Mark Van Grack, who clearly knows when to serve things raw -- and when to take cover.