Nerd party!

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Will there be tape on their mojito glasses? Will everyone be "doin' the snarf"? Read more »

State of the union ...

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Posted this morning outside my Dumpster: Plain as day. -- Marke B.

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The case of the multiplying ironies for the Hearst, Singleton, McClatchy, Gannett, and Stephens chains

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

As attentive B3 blog readers will remember, I sent my previous blog raising the tantalizing questions about why Hearst et al were for sunlight in Santa Clara County Superior Court and for darkness in San Francisco federal court to Hearst corporate in New York City via Chronicle Publisher Frank Vega and Editor Phil Bronstein.

No reply as yet. However, a short Chronicle follow story was relegated from the front page of the Friday business section to the bottom left of the second page of the Saturday business section (see link below). Read more »

Call the pedophile police

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I just spent an inordinate amount of important mirror time in thrall to 16-year Brit sensation Lil Chris. Somebody shoot me. Winner of some sort of British Idol-like contest progged by Gene Simmons from Kiss, he's like Hanson singing Buzzcocks songs. Read more »

NOISE: 21 Grams...? For a Rogue cause

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You love Gram Parsons, you know you do. Hot Burritos are your real-deal meal. Nudie suits are so cute. Dark ends of streets are where we meet.

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So you know you wanna c'mon down to the seventh annual "Sleepless Nights," Gram Parsons tribute and benefit concert, Saturday, Jan. 13, at Great American Music Hall. Read more »

NOISE: Imagine Mac World Weir-ed

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Not-dead Dead member alert! Macworld plug alert!

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The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a nonprofit state-of-the-art mobile recording and multimedia studio, will pulling into the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco and stopping for a spell, from Monday, Jan. 8, through Thursday, Jan. 12. Read more »

Cops behaving badly

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By Tim Redmond

Three interesting items today that reflect on the state of the SFPD:

David Hill is convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of Officer Isaac Espinoza. That means he'll get life without parole -- but not the death penalty. From the start of this case, D.A. Kamala Harris refused to push for death, in part because she doesn't support the death penalty but also because she insisted that it was very unlikely a jury would return a verdict of first-degree murder here. The cops went batshit on her. Guess what? Read more »

NOISE: Sonic Oldster sing-along

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Yeah, everyone's tired of those Sonic Youth AARP jokes - but this clip takes the cake for the sheer enjoyment - behold Young@Heart singing SY's "Schizophrenia."

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NOISE: 10 to the 75

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75 Degrees' Rick Bond was late with his holiday year-end Top 10 in terms of the print edition of the Guardian, but it's never too late for our always-interested, always-ravenous-for-news blogestablishmentarianistic virtual side. Fill our Top 10 void, Rick. Here 'tis, at last:

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75 Degrees of inseparableness. Courtesy of www.rasputinmusic.com

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