Another "Hippie Christmas" has come and gone in downtown Madison. A stroll around the student neighborhoods over the weekend turned up the predictable piles of trash, along with an associated funky odor, and a few gleaners. But generally speaking, moving days aren't as frenzied and messy as they were a few years ago, thanks to city efforts to pick the curbs clean early and often and UW student government chipping in with overnight parking options.
Still, junk prevails, if only for a short time. Here is a low-key collection of photos accompanied by a different kid of funk, courtesy of Todd Hubler.