Newsom's hair and the oil spill

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Today's Ammianoliner:

Was the mayor's hair responsible for the oil spill? Newsom responds, "Don't ask, don't gel."

(From the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Thursday, Nov. l6, 2007.)

Postscript: As attentive Ammianoliner fans read yesterday on my blog, I quoted him as saying "Don't ask, don't tell."

He called this morning with a crucial blog correction: The quote ought to read, he said, "Don't ask, don't gel."

Thanks, Tom, Stay in close touch. B3

The messengers

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By Sara Schieron

Michael Peña and Andrew Garfield give the illusion of a long association. Funny enough, they never appear together in Robert Redford’s new war drama Lions for Lambs, and yet they get along well enough to finish each other’s sentences. Perhaps we can credit this familiarity with their shared experience working with actor and director Redford, whom they imply, helped them smooth out their respective anxieties. And who wouldn’t be anxious? They’re working with the freakin’ Sundance Kid. Read more »

Oh, Tootie.....

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Excitement! '70s-kid, Gen-X (and very probably gay) excitement! Charlotte Rae, aka Mrs Garrett from The Facts of Life is coming to the Empire Plush Room to perform cabaret versions of tunes from her album Songs I Taught My Mother.

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What??? From her Broadway debut as Mrs. Read more »

BONDS INDICTED

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Fifty-three comments in 20 minutes. Extraordinary. Here's the original press release from the U.S. Read more »

Leno wants a piece of the ship

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Assemblymember Mark Leno told me yesterday that he's going to pursue one of the suggestions in our oil-spill editorial and see if the state can put a lein on the Cosco Busan. Read more »

Visit King City!

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Guardian Class of 2007 members King City have three new videos posted on YouTube.

Check out "Road to Madrid" below, and the rest here!Read more »

Zombie Warhol rises: Glam!

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There's been a rash of Warholia on the club scene of late: A number of art-party installations, an attack of Joe Dallesandro clone-looks among the gay, and, of course, big sunglasses and drugged-out looking stares everywhere. Thank goddess the whole screw-on fright wig thing has yet to take off, but I bet someone's tryin'! Could it be our continued spiral into decadence caused by political powerlessness? Maybe. Read more »

Ugly dogs need love too

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Intrepid reporter Justin Juul hits the streets each week for our Meet Your Neighbors series, interviewing the Bay Area folks you'd like to know most.

I was reading a newspaper in the doorway of Mama’s Market one day when an old golden retriever appeared, unattended, with a happy look on his face. I did the natural thing and bent down to give him a little pat, but recoiled in horror just as my hand was closing in. Read more »

Another reason why: Psychedelic Horseshit and Pink Reason at Hemlock tonight

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Oh, you need another reason to go out tonight, Nov. 14? How about Pink Reason, who I missed at this year's SXSW but who royally tore schitte up, from what I heard. They play along with, for the first time ever in the Bay Area, Psychedelic Horseshit, at the Hemlock Tavern, on the bill with Goldies winners Wooden Shjips. Read more »

Whisky, women, and throngs

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Cocktail maven Jonathan Beckhardt reports, tipsily, on last month's First Annual San Francisco Whiskyfest

A ballroom full of whiskies has done little to excite my pen over the course of the last week. I get jazzed up for these type of events, but am always let down when I remember, for example, that Whiskyfest is not so much a fest as it is a trade show. Read more »