Yes, dears, I know Perez fricking Hilton posted this earlier today -- but the thing's gone so viral, my inbox has gotten overloaded from rabid, hyperintellectual fans! Plus, I use more exclamation points!!! So here I repost it for you (and for me -- I really can't stop watching it.) Plus it's kind of a personal triumph. It's, in a way, vindication. And isn't that what blogs are for? Read more »
... who called into Forum to complain that San Francisco isn't friendly enough to the film industry? Poor Robert -- he told Newsom that he decided to make his latest movie in Napa and L.A. because San Francisco wouldn't give him a $3 million "rebate."
Jesus. And Newsom says the city "has to do better." Better at what -- giving money away to rich film directors?
Gavin Newsom was on Forum this morning. Although Michael Krasny was easy on him -- not one tough question -- a few choice tidbits came out. One of my faves, when Krasny asked him about the fall wifi ballot initiative:
"There are 200,000 people in the city who don't have a computer or access to the internet at home." His wifi plan, he insists, will addres the digital divide.
But Mr. Mayor: The wifi contract with Earthlink and Google isn't going to give 200,000 people computers. Not even close. Read more »