Wednesday, June 30, 2010
But there are reasons to be proud every day--many many reasons. I, for example, am proud of my former home of Seattle. For the first time ever, the management company for the Space Needle decided to fly the Pride Flag. From one of the tallest buildings in the city. Where everyone can see it. Congrats, Seattle. I'm very proud of you.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Stay with it until about 2:30. You won't regret it.
This is not okay:
I was hoping I could just ignore the whole shoes-with-articulated-toes mess and it would go away. But as WOW Report reveals, Hollywood has taken to the monstrosities, and any and all burgeoning trendiness must be nipped in the bud.
So: If you see someone wearing articulated-toe shoes in public, you should scream. Don't stop screaming until the person has removed the shoes or left the area.
Dear Michael, you should have Gary Danko make you one of these.
According to the site I found it on, it's called the Luther Burger.
1 giant meat patty
2 glazed donuts as buns
What more can we do, America? What do we have left to give to the universe?
Yes, time has been rough on Andy (on us all, no?), but he still sounds great. And he clearly loves to perform. Thank you, Andy--for being there when some people were afraid to march, when no one else sang about or talked about the things you did, and, most of all, for making some of the best music ever.
Straight from the Fancy Food show in NYC comes this abomination: Bacon Krisps (loving the "K" in Krisps BTW). They're microwaveable and, of course, artificially flavored. I can only imagine what they're actually made of and how much sodium they contain. With any luck, though, they won't contain the Silly Putty ingredient they found in Chicken McNuggets.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Check out her other videos here: Leena Shirlee on Vimeo
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I truly wanted to believe this was a joke. But the gravitas of his gold-threaded ascot has convinced me: this man believes what he is saying. And that makes this video even sadder.
Dear ex-gay Adam, lose the ascot, shave the soul patch, have a nice vodka cocktail or three and get thee to a gay bar soon.
You need to re-connect to your people.
You need to have the brainwashing reversed.
You need to stop, take stock of your hollowed out life, and reclaim your true self.
Can I get an amen?
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Thanks to my co-worker Amy for sharing this. She's right. Faye is both amazing and terrifying here. She is the sacred (female, egg) and the profane (the veil and the sensual devouring of the egg). She is the dearest mommy and she will eat you.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Yes, it took all day to place my order. Yes, I even stayed up until 1 AM last night to try to be one of the first to order--hoping against hope that everyone would just wait until morning. And, yes, in CA you get taxed on the UNBUNDLED price of the phone (ridiculous). But, I placed my order and now I can sit back and relax.
What better way to relax than with a delicious classic cocktail? So, I give you the Sidecar. Now, to be true to the name, you should always have a little left over and served. . . on the side (thus the name), but I don't throw a screaming fit if I order one and don't get my "sidecar." I just enjoy the delicious citrus yumminess of the drink and pretend I'm at the club, or at the beach, or in my panic room. You get the idea: away from my troubles.
I hope you can enjoy one soon.
2 oz Cognac
1 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Lemon juice
Vigorously shake Cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a sugared rim.
Apparently, lightning struck and burned this lovely statue to the ground in Monroe, OH. All that's left now is something reminiscent of a particular California ritual held annually in the desert. Perhaps you've heard of it?
Life is funny, huh? I do love the dramatic imagery behind the burnt out husk of the statue, though. It's very Cecil B. DeMille meets Burning Man meets "Left Behind." In short, awesome.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I think (now that all is said and done) that this will be my last trip to Mission Beach Cafe. I love their hour-glasses and I think they have a good burger. But, that's where it ends. I had three servers over the course of one meal. The host marked me as a no-show on Open Table. And I still think my food was a little lukewarm. Perhaps I'm spoiled by Nopa (and many other restaurants worthy of my money), but I think you can get a better meal at many, many other places in SF.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The rumors are true. Paper Fast Passes are going away. No more bent and wrinkled passes that barely register in Muni's card readers. No more guys standing at the Powell St. cable car turnaround offering to buy last month's Fast Passes (they're good for 3 days into the new month!). Instead, we're now stuck with another credit card-like thing in our wallets/purses. Here's the official announcement:
The SFMTA is moving to TransLink! Online sales of monthly paper passes will end after June 22, 2010 (July pass sales period)
MUNI Diaries emailed SFMTA and talked to spokesperson Murray Bond. Here’s the skinny:
The last day to purchase monthly paper Fast Passes online at sfmta.com is June 22. They can also be purchased online at Translink.org through June 16 and thereafter at Clippercard.com. The paper passes will be phased out in October and customers must load them on a Clipper card beginning November 1.
As a salute to the passing of the Pass, Muni Diaries put together this "look at Fast Passes through the years."
Photo by Troy Holden
Photo by sbfisher
Photo by size8jeans
Photo by cbcastro
Photo by Steve Rhodes
For more photos of John Kuzich’s Fast Pass exhibit at the DeYoung from summer 2009, see Flickr.
Photo by Trevor H
Photo by spieri_sf
Photo by Troy Holden
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
No, this "chocolate-covered" creature is a little less sweet and much more flammable. This is a product of mass-consumption and greed and capitalism and eco-rape. And it's nowhere near ending.
From The Big Picture:
AP Photographer Charlie Riedel just filed the following images of seabirds caught in the oil slick on a beach on Louisiana's East Grand Terre Island. As BP engineers continue their efforts to cap the underwater flow of oil, landfall is becoming more frequent, and the effects more evident.
But it comes with the chalk! Do you have any idea how expensive chalk is these days?
Ok, this is a cute idea, but come on: $105?! If a brooch costs $105 dollars, there shouldn't be any danger of chalk dust rubbing off onto my cashmere pashmina. I'm just sayin' is all.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Wow! Yes, it's terrible that this thing is going to eventually swallow all of Guatemala, but for now can we just sit back and enjoy the majesty of the hole? (Since we're safely in another country, yes we can.)
Behold the abyss, my friends. This is the existential crisis point smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood. What is it? What does it mean? Where does it go? What am I? How do I fit into a world where giant swaths of nothingness can just appear? Oh, yes, we are small indeed.