Alas, you don't need a car to get a date. Single city folks who rely on transit could and should use their bus ride as a chance to hookup with someone before they get to their destination.
Stanford University researchers analyzed almost 1,000 heterosexual dates, and found that words -- how they're ... More >>
If you play games, you've probably built some strong associations around the music of games. Maybe you recognize a passing Pandora jam from the latest Madden. Maybe you catch yourself humming the Super Mario Bros. theme at your desk at work -- hell, you at least know the tune. Even that goddamn Angr ... More >>
Drivers seem to really take the brunt of criticism, especially in a pedestrian-friendly city like San Francisco, where motorists and cyclists have more tension than a unhappy married couple. But here's some news you could use: Motorists aren't the only ones guilty of texting, playing video games, an ... More >>
It's a weekday afternoon, and Del the Funky Homosapien's mom has just left his house. She was passing through to pick up an iPod the rapper had bought for her -- but left empty-handed, as she wasn't confident about being able to use Apple's dinky little music player. "She's gonna come back in a coup ... More >>
Tomorrow is Mayor Ed Lee's 60th birthday. And, in lieu of a politician's traditional birthday celebration -- a cake, served discreetly in an envelope left beneath the table -- Lee's staff has come up with a novel concept. They have created a website listing 60 things you and I can do to help Lee hel ... More >>
You might think San Franciscans are most likely to lose their cellphones on Muni, considering the city buses have become hotbeds for cellphone theft. But a new, random, and somewhat useful study actually shows that city-dwellers tend to lose their phones at coffeeshops more than any other place i ... More >>
In yet another mark of a failing education system, San Francisco's school board cut transportation service for our youngsters, which means we now have to share the Muni and BART with dozens of kids jacked up on sugar everyday.As if our ride home wasn't odious enough. We agree with parents on this on ... More >>
Harry Chapin in 1978A father's fears generally fall into two loosely defined, ever-expanding categories. There's the keep-you-up-at-night, bite-your-nails-to-the-quick worries that focus on money, job security, and child safety. Meanwhile, there's the slightly less hardcore stuff: meetings wi ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.
1. Antibiotics and Factory Farms. This weekend, the august Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times wrote an op-ed spelling out the links between antibiotics given to animals raised in ... More >>
Angry Birds on the iPad. Does this look familiar?
We can say with near-total confidence that Jello Biafra will hate the people in this video. You tech-employed, indie-pop loving Twitter users might just love it, though. This none-too-subtle advertisement for a new wireless speaker is a music ... More >>
One more red bird and we'll crush her...
We've been taking a hiatus from Pomplamoose news after our cover story on the local YouTube sensation back in February, but this is too meme-tastic to resist: It's Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn covering the theme from Angry Birds -- that little cellphone ... More >>
Once you pop, you can't stop...One projects a cartoonish bird into a rickety castle in order to destroy villainous green pigs. Somehow, that synopsis survived a pitch meeting -- and any subsequent analysis -- to become Angry Birds. And if you haven't heard of Angry Birds -- well, don't admit that ... More >>