Ammiano: and the Grammy goes to...

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Today's Ammianoliner:

And the Grammy goes to ....Hillary Clinton's fired campaign manager for "I'm Not Going to Rehab."

(From the home answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Monday, Feb. 22, 2008.)

Personal note to Tom: Enunciate, Tom, enunciate! B3

Slap that ass for spring

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By Justin Juul

"I don't know what it is about women, but I will go to my grave wanting to pet their butts and boobs." -- Kurt Vonnegut

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If Mr. Vonnegut had been born 50 years later, his famous quote might read something more like I don't know what it is about women, but I will go to my grave wanting to spank their asses. What? Haven't you heard? Spanking is the new hugging. Everyone's doing it. And it's totally natural too. Read more »

Lost modern love -- revealed

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Lost Art Salon, winner of a 2007 Best of the Bay award, and one helluva neato gallery, is having another of its delightfully star-studded openings on Valentine's Day in honor of its "Modern Love" show, featuring heartfelt artwork chosen from its library of 3000+ piece Read more »

The bears are a-comin'!

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If you happen to notice large numbers of big furry gays prowling the streets, gyms, cafes, dance floors, and internets of SF this week (craigslist M4M is a total hirsute hoot this time of year), then be not alarmed -- it's merely the influx of hearty attendees for International Bear Rendezvous 2008, the huge hairy gathering sponsored by the Bears of San Francisco. Read more »

Amy Grammy double-whammy kills it

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Wow -- on my second week in rehab I was scaling the drywall with toothpicks under my fingernails. But maybe if you put me in a closed studio packed full of record label plants and some stellar backing musicians (with an intro by Cuba Gooding, Jr.) then perhaps I could have delivered one of those super-extra special TV historical moments that Amy Winehouse provided last night at the Grammys, with the below double medley. Read more »

The Chicken Doves

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Click on the title below for full article.

The Chicken Doves
Elected to end the war, Democrats have surrendered to Bush on Iraq and betrayed the peace movement for their own political ends

by Matt Taibbi

Mike Lacey ducks the big ones

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I missed the trial on Friday, so if the SF Weekly’s hit man, Andy Van De Voorde, wants to take a swing at me for posting information on the testimony, fine: I’m smiling, Andy. (I’m also not the only person in the courtroom from the Guardian who knows what’s going on and can take notes.)

But before we get to the day’s events, let me do my all-too-regular Van De Voorde correction file. From his most recent blog:

“What’s your official title?” asked Weekly attorney H. Sinclair Kerr Jr. Read more »

Clubs: I feel so Debaser

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Yes, shake yourself, wake yourself, shiver ye timbers, and don ye olde kinderwhore frock. There's a newish club in town, courtesy of those Neon kids: Debaser, a '90s alternative dance party that has yet to find its firm monthly footing but will nonetheless shake the rafters at the Knockout Saturday, Feb. 9. Read more »

Today's Ammianoliner

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Today's Ammianoliner:

The DEA threatens to close the Vatican if it sees any white smoke.

(From the home answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008)

Personal note to Tom: You're slipping. Watch your enunciation. B3

Bang! Comedian John Witherspoon comes to Oakland

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By Erik Morse

Few comedians can leave me in complete stitches the way John Witherspoon can. He is quite simply a legend of the giggle, the guffaw, and the frustrated wince.

Although he’s best known as the grouchy father Mr. Read more »