Finding wisdom in a Tom Cruise film about men specializing in the art of synchronized drink-pouring is a bit like spotting a $20 bill underneath a dumpster. But, lo, there it is: "Everything ends badly, otherwise it wouldn't end."So, the relationship between the San Francisco Giants and eccentric re ... More >>
After criticizing Andrew James Dudley's weird avian antics at Sunday's U.S. Open Championship golf tournament, we realized via reader comments that:1. People don't give a shit about golf compared to football;2. People like the drunken Brit more than we thought.In that case, Dudley's supporters will ... More >>
Matt SeufererKid KoalaKid Koala DJ Swayzee Jel J HouseFebruary 25, 2011@ MightyBetter than: An evening of mediocre music from DJs with good names. I arrive around 9:30 p.m. at a very sparsely populated Mighty, wonder why I don't go to Mighty more, and then remember that I don't like to dance. J Hou ... More >>
After a local idiot challenged Giants bullpen ace Brian Wilson to a boxing match, we posited the question: How much Wilson is too much Wilson? We haven't reached that point yet, it would seem. As much as we're conditioned to grit our teeth as athletes attempt to behave like showbiz stars, we just ca ... More >>
For Bay Area natives of a certain age, Jack LaLanne doing deep knee bends is enshrined alongside Charley and Humphrey or the KOFY dogs in the pantheon of childhood nostalgia. LaLanne, who did for the fitness industry what Eli Whitney did for cotton gins, died yesterday at age 96. The "Godfa ... More >>
At the beginning of last week, erstwhile flight attendant Steven Slater profanely quit his job, grabbed a couple of cold ones, and slid down the plane's inflatable ramp into American folklore. At the end of last week, promising 49ers running back Glen Coffee abruptly walked away from football, os ... More >>
Audrey Fukuman, based on original illustration by @yiyingluGavin Newsom and the Bay Bridge came up short this weekIf you see a tall, handsome man with slicked-back hair wandering forlornly through the city on Halloween, it may not be a denizen dressed as Gavin Newsom. It may be the real thing. Th ... More >>
We're living through the "interesting times" of the apocryphal malevolent Chinese proverb when folks' first reaction to hearing that Caltrain plans on raising fees while cutting services is "thank God!" The fewer trains running on the tracks, the fewer Gunn High students can end their brief lives be ... More >>
Yesterday we wrote about how Mayor Gavin Newsom announced at the San Francisco Business Times breakfast that he was proposing an overhaul of the city's payroll tax -- which came as news to Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, who had proposed overhauling said tax two weeks ago. It turns out th ... More >>
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: Punk & New Wave.
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