The horrific heaps of misinformation that spewed from Twitter and other social media services during the Boston Marathon bombing saga haven't slowed down the Twitter fetishists. If anything, they've doubled down. For some reason, these people believe that Twitter represents some kind of earth-shat ... More >>
The New York Times article, on July 2, 1993, began, "San Francisco -- A gunman carrying hundreds of rounds of ammunition terrorized a high-rise office building in the financial district here late this afternoon, killing eight people and wounding six others with a hail of automatic and semiautomatic ... More >>
One week ago in this space was a funny little item about how the creator of The Oatmeal comic, Matthew Inman, had raised $100,000 in response to a lawyer's demand that Inman hand over $20,000 to the lawyer's client, an awful Website called Funnyjunk.com whose users had been posting unauthorized copi ... More >>
This morning, a Wyoming gasbag who backs Rick Santorum puked up some ridiculous words on TV news for all us Internet people to laugh at. (This is what TV news is for.) Big-money Santorum super PAC donor Foster Friess told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell: Back in my days, [women] used Bayer aspirin for con ... More >>
If only news outlets would bleep out Ann Coulter's craziness more often. This morning, the conservative firebrand's comments were muted several times while she railed on Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), apparently calling him a "douchebag" on MSNBC's Morning Joe. And to think, that's not nearly the mo ... More >>
moviefanatic.comNot normal. The fast-food bit, we mean.Forget marijuana -- medical or otherwise -- as a performance-enhancer for such accolades as "winner" of the Chubby Bunny competition. Consider the magic plant, instead, as a partner in weight loss. That's right, pard: the antimunchies. Or at ... More >>
The new "coming out." Coming out of the closet as gay is so circa 1999. Now it's all about coming out as an illegal immigrant. Everyone is doing it: Fresno State University student body president Pedro Ramirez came out as illegal last year. Last month, former Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio ... More >>
Avid Sfgate.com readerIf you've ever been reading SF Gate comments and had the image of a old man sitting on a porch wearing long pajamas and brandishing a shotgun, well, you've got some data to back you up now.According to a new report published by Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence ... More >>
The guy who made this tie deserves a reward.Did the CIA miss something? News reports have cited unnamed intelligence officials saying that they've only recently stumbled upon rumors that Osama bin Laden had been holed up in a luxury residence in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and not -- as had been assume ... More >>
Susie_Foodie/FlickrVendor at S.F.'s Alemany farmers' market.Our favorite morsel from the Web. You know those creepy MSNBC To Catch a Predator stings, where some guy wearing a tucked-in polo shirt at some food-court Sbarro has to explain ― lamely ― why he's waiting for a 14-year-old he's ... More >>
'Hello, Nancy...'The Associated Press today reported that the FBI has arrested a San Francisco man for scores of threatening phone calls he made to Rep. Nancy Pelosi's California and Washington, D.C. homes. It is alleged Gregory Guisti -- who will be arraigned tomorrow -- also dialed up Pelosi's ... More >>
Perplexing the business-model hungry pundits with a difference of just one letter, Twitter CEO Ev Williams surprised the crowd today at his SXSWi keynote by announcing not an Ad platform but an @ platform, a way to further integrate Twitter's data into third party platforms without implementing a ... More >>
Cindy SheehanMSNBC's second string liberal yakker Ed Schultz predicts Cindy Sheehan, the anti-war protester who took a failed shot at Nancy Pelosi's congressional seat in 2008, will make a go again in 2010 -- and possibly win.In response, Sheehan did some speculating of her own: "Is Ed Schultz sm ... More >>
As 2009 comes to a close, it's important to remember it all - lest we forget. While other outlets sift through the best and brightest moments of the decade, we here at the SF Weekly would like to pay homage to the most bizarre phenomenon of our time, reality television (as we might have some experie ... More >>
By Meredith Brody How does this menu sound to you: tomato basil soup, market pasta salad, salad du jour, organic spinach salad, Philly cheesesteaks, roasted local veggie melts, organic baked French fries, steamed organic broccoli, organic pears? Or this one: zucchini bread, French dip au jus, roas ... More >>
Nas and the right wing vie for the heart of hip hop
He adored beatniks, trolled the streets of North Beach in a beret, and was once Timothy Leary's gatekeeper, and now he packs a gun.
Should Dr. Al Cooper's fuzzy data and controversial subject stop him from becoming a media darling -- or getting a date?
From revolutionary rapper to stockbroker to rapper again -- the long, strange trip of Paris, aka Oscar Jackson Jr.
This all-American kid from Monterey is now one of the foremost experts on Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Where does he go from here?
An unfond look back at Freedom Toast, TV jingoes, and a pro-war bully called Tony Hall
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter
To show the value of pundits in the Terror Era, our columnist tells the CIA where bin Laden's been, President Bush where to go
After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale
Week of April 25, 2001
Meet the Devil Dolls. They ride their Harleys like demons, swear like sailors, and date Hell's Angels. They're real outlaws. And they've got the calendars and T-shirts to prove it.
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Great pop songs; pop dance clubs; song of the week
The ins and outs of a disorganized try at the gangbang record
No one's watching CNET's high-tech television shows, and for good reason