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Hapa Sushi has a happy idea for Halloween: orange thongs

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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.

We salute Hapa owner Mark Van Grack, who clearly knows when to serve things raw -- and when to take cover.

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