Ever since the mid-1990s dissolution of cult noise-rock outfit Cop Shoot Cop, songwriter Tod Ashley (aka Tod A) has traveled an eclectic musical path with his group Firewater. Initially mixing klezmer and Eastern European folk with punk in a way that prefigured the rise of Gogol Bordello and Balkan ... More >>
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Majorettes on Parade magazine
Date: April, 1952
Publisher: International Baton Twirling Foundation
Discovered at: Mission estate sale
The Cover P ... More >>
This book is now officially good for somethingYou likely won't be forced to buy George W. Bush's literary attempt, Decision Points. When it comes to investing in presidential apologia, you are the decider. But if, for some undetermined reason, you needed, really needed, to buy W's tome -- you cou ... More >>
Oh, we've still got Cindy to kick around...Though George W. Bush may be out to pasture, his nemesis, San Francisco's Cindy Sheehan, shows no sign of slowing down as she campaigns for an Oregon bill that would keep National Guard troops home, appears in a documentary film honoring an AWOL anti-war so ... More >>
Turns out that wouldn't have been a bad idea after all
Funny how being broke changes your perspective on things. Not so long ago, a goodly number of Californians still seemed to believe that marijuana made you behave like flesh-eating zombies as depicted in the now-laughable film Reefer Madness. Yet ... More >>
For the last eight years in San Francisco, "President's Day" was a cruel joke on a city with no sense of humor about politics. Sure, America could boast Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and TWO Roosevelts -- but we were stuck with Bush.
None of our traditional coping strategies worked. No matter ... More >>
Click the image for a guided tour of the sewage plant.On Valentine's Day, some folks treat their honeys to breakfast -- or the whole day -- in bed. Others load up on chocolates, truffles, and the finest Hallmark and the Lifetime Channel have to offer. I'm made of far less romantic, stinkier stuff: A ... More >>
So, are you heavily vested in low-load, high-yield bonds, or are you just happy to see me?These days especially, there's not much in the world that's less funny than economics. You'd have a better chance booking Larry the Cable Guy into a North Beach coffee house than inspiring much levity with disc ... More >>
By Matt Smith
When Muntadar al-Zaidi of Cairo-based al-Baghdadia TV threw his size 10 shoes at President George Bush, San Franciscans were thrilled.
It now appears, however, that it's not just George W. Bush who was knocked down a notch by Zaidi's impressive pitching. His filthy flying apparel ma ... More >>