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    May 7, 2013

    Twitter Fetishists Can't be Stopped

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    San Francisco's 1993 Mass Shooting Inspired National Assault Weapons Ban

    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 >>

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    September 19, 2012
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    June 19, 2012

    The Oatmeal's BearLove Saga Gets Weirder

    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 whose users had been posting unauthorized copi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Rick Santorum, 1975 Loretta Lynn Has Something to Say to You

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Ann Coulter Bleeped on MSNBC, Calls John McCain a "Douchebag"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Marijuana Smokers Are Skinnier Than Everyone Else

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Illegal Immigrant Student Interned At California State Capitol

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011 Readers Are Crazy Old Men

    Avid reader​If 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    I Heart Abbottabad Keychains, Mugs, Neckties Now Available on

    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 >>

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    April 6, 2011
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    November 24, 2010
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    September 24, 2010

    L.A. Reporters Find Hefty Farmers' Market Fraud. Think It Happens Here?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Report: FBI Arrests S.F. Man for Scores of Phone Threats to Pelosi

    '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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    From @ Platform to Ad Platform? Twitter Announces @anywhere

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    MSNBC's Ed Schultz Predicts: Sheehan Unseats Pelosi in 2010

    Cindy Sheehan​MSNBC'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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    The 10 Creepiest Reality TV Shows of the Decade

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2009
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    January 7, 2009

    The Nobody's Business Diner

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008
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    June 21, 2007
  • Music

    May 2, 2007

    Who Killed It?

    Nas and the right wing vie for the heart of hip hop

  • News

    July 19, 2006

    Inside the Savage Nation

    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.

  • News

    April 7, 2004

    Sex and the Single Psychologist

    Should Dr. Al Cooper's fuzzy data and controversial subject stop him from becoming a media darling -- or getting a date?

  • News

    December 3, 2003

    Capital Rap

    From revolutionary rapper to stockbroker to rapper again -- the long, strange trip of Paris, aka Oscar Jackson Jr.

  • News

    May 7, 2003

    Regime Changing

    This all-American kid from Monterey is now one of the foremost experts on Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Where does he go from here?

  • News

    April 16, 2003

    Remembrance of a War Past

    An unfond look back at Freedom Toast, TV jingoes, and a pro-war bully called Tony Hall

  • Culture

    January 2, 2002

    Rescue 9/11

    This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter

  • News

    October 17, 2001

    Osama Was Here

    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

  • News

    July 11, 2001


    After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale

  • News

    April 25, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of April 25, 2001

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    December 27, 2000

    Biker Babes

    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.

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Runoff election; Fangxaminer Watch monitors amusing errors

  • Music

    November 22, 2000

    Pop Philosophy

    Great pop songs; pop dance clubs; song of the week

  • News

    July 26, 2000

    Bang, Bang,

    The ins and outs of a disorganized try at the gangbang record

  • News

    June 9, 1999
  • News

    June 2, 1999

    Boob Tube

    No one's watching CNET's high-tech television shows, and for good reason

  • Dining

    February 17, 1999
  • Film

    February 3, 1999
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    June 10, 1998
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    July 9, 1997
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    September 4, 1996
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