Why won't Newsom name Jew's real replacement?

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More and more City Hall watchers are focusing on the asterisk that the Mayor's Office has left next to the name of the newest member of the Board of Supervisors, Carmen Chu.

"She's an interim replacement," Newsom flak Nathan Ballard confirmed for me yesterday. In other words, she may just be a placeholder until the Board of Supervisors votes whether to remove disgraced Sup. Read more »

'Sup, Sunday

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By Soo Oh

If you have the privilege of living in California — home to a wealth, nay, an embarrassment, of agricultural riches — then eating locally farmed products isn't only your right, it's practically a duty. The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) is holding their fifth annual Sunday Supper this weekend at the eminently cool Ferry Building off the Embarcadero, featuring family-style dinners by the Bay's finest chefs, cooked up from the produce sold at the Ferry Plaza Market. Read more »

Urgent: Ammianoliner correction

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Sup. Tom Ammiano called this morning with a critical correction of yesterday's Ammianoliner. (Which can be heard, as attentive Bruce bloggers know, every day on his home voicemail.)

The correction, he reported, is "hung" instead of "hungry."

So, the corrected Ammianoliner liner should read: There are no homosexuals in Iran. Hello. Mary, it gives a whole new meaning to being gay, stoned, and hung.

Tom said that he would buy a new answering machine one of these days, so his Ammianoliners would be more understandable. Thanks, Tom. Keep them coming. B3

PARKed in our hearts

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So PARKing day is over and the city’s metered spots all belong to cars (and cigarette butts, and urine, and unidentifiable slimy objects) once again. Read more »

Onion photos: True or Farce?

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From artice: 14 American Apparel Models Freed In Daring Midnight Raid

By Paula Connelly

Ever wonder what you're out of work actor and artist friends have been up to? On the cover of this week's Onion is a picture of one of my dear friends from college! And no, she's not unemployed. She works for the Onion.

Well played, Onion. Read more »

Saint Steven Morrissey - comedien et martyr

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By Erik Morse

In the inaugural vignette grotesque of Genet’s 1949 memoir-cum-roman noir Le Journal du voleur, the black prince of literature recalls his childhood travels between Paris and the ruins of Tiffauges. Here, along the verdant slopes of the Loire, was the crime scene of France’s most diabolical pederast and murderer, Lord Gilles de Rais. Read more »

MF Doom swayzies, leaves Pigeon John to do his thing

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By Christopher Lotto

I'd say about a fourth of those who came out to see MF Doom at the Independent on Sept. 18 took off when they found out he wasn't going to be performing. The rest of us stayed - way to go, SF - to watch Pigeon John, a lithe, high-energy smart-ass from the LA underground. The Independent's consolation was to open its doors and waive the admission fee, promising full refunds to ticket holders, so why not shtick around for a little what's his name? Read more »

Let's do the Jew Chu Dudum shuffle

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Meet the Dude: Ron Dudum outside City Hall, following Newsom's Jew-Chu coup

Dude, Ron Dudum is polite. Maybe a little too polite, given that he just got passed over by Mayor Gavin Newsom for the job of temporarily replacing suspended Sup. Ed Jew.

Dudum is the dude who lost to Jew by 53 votes in an instant runoff race for District 4 last fall. Read more »

Two Ammianoliners

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Yesterday: Norman Hsu demands house arrest so he can wax his floor and launder his money.

Today: There are no homosexuals in Iran. Hello. Mary, it gives a whole new meaning to being gay, stoned, and hung.

(On the voicemail of Sup. Tom Ammiano.) Personal note to Ammiano: Speak up, Tom. It's hard to get your nuances. B3

STRIKE!

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The October issue of Harper's Magazine has an editorial by Garret Keizer (printed in the hole left by Lewis Lapham) titled "Specific Suggestion" and calling for a general strike on this election day, November 6, 2007.

"Of all the various depredations of the Bush regime none has been so thorough as its plundering of hope." Keizer write Read more »