As you peer about San Francisco on this fine Friday in 2012, it never hurts to take a moment to consider that this, too, shall pass. Apropos of nothing, SF Weekly stumbled across an amazing, 26-minute Internet Archive tour over and through San Francisco in 1941 -- in color, no less.
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My mother made me Minute Maid from concentrate as a child, and it was good. Then Tropicana created Pure Premium, and it was better. Minute Maid was no longer worthy. When Just Pik't packaged juice fresh squeezed and flash frozen, it was better still, and poor Tropicana became something for lesser so ... More >>
You never know...Comedian George Carlin used to assemble lists of "things you never want to see." One memorable entry: "A man in a hospital gown driving a steamroller." Something along those lines came to pass in the East Bay over the weekend. Jermaine Grosse, a 26-year-old man who hailed a taxi ... More >>
It appears that George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" still are the seven words you can never say on television. Despite a federal court ruling yesterday that fining broadcasters for uttering, say, "shit; piss, fuck; cunt; cocksucker; motherfucker; and tits" on TV or radio ... More >>
Eating fish is good for your health. Expanded medical coverage is good for public health. Yet expanding medical coverage harms the health of fish.Does this mean heath care harms people's health?Probably not. But Republicans are alleging that Rep. Nancy Pelosi's intense lobbying and favor-swapping ... More >>
It was George Carlin who said "A crowded elevator smells different to a midget." In a similar vein, three inches of rain feels different when you're only six inches tall. Perhaps why this sweater-wearing gentleman was so relieved to be warm and (relatively) dry on the N-Judah. Joe Eskenazi
Supervisor Chris Daly made headlines nationwide last week, when he vowed to channel George Carlin and utter the word "fuck" at every board meeting this year. Fair enough. But Daly has inadvertently made life a little more difficult for a group he ought to be able to identify with -- people named ... More >>
So, apparently it wasn't this badWe wrote last month that George Carlin noted that if you repeatedly utter "who says so?" long enough, you will get arrested. It makes sense, but in San Francisco who has time for that? There are quicker ways to get booked here. Take this gentleman who was arrested ... More >>
'Exhibition of speed' here? Yes. 'Criminal threats'? No.
The late, great George Carlin once noted that if you repeatedly bellow "Who says so?" long enough, you will undoubtedly end up in jail. A San Francisco man has found a more expedient route to the clink. After being pulled over on Santiago ... More >>
Try San Francisco-brand medical marijuana!Coming on the heels of Tom Ammiano's marijuana legalization bill in the Assembly, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi's Tuesday proposal that San Francisco jump into the medical pot dispensary game was a bonanza for media types and marijuana nay-sayers: Everyone got t ... More >>
USF undergrad Ryan Caskey, left, seen here with his ROTC colleagues, is accused of four campus rapesOne of George Carlin's lesser-known jokes was a fake news item about a tollbooth collector being arrested after years of systematically pouring boiling oil on drivers' hands. It seems he was tracked d ... More >>