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Pasadena parade route rife with roses, er, thorns

Forty thousand spectators turned out for the Sixth Occasional Doo Dah Parade, the yearly spoof of the Tournament of Roses Parade.

The most popular entry was the 20-member Precision Briefcase Drill Team. The Dull Men's Club from Newport Beach marched with its leaf blowers. The blindfolded ''Stay the Course'' group wearing President Reagan masks performed an uncoordinated drill. And the annual conglomeration of baton droppers showed off their skills for an enthralled audience.

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