Cheryl Eddy

Doggie do

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Bring your favorite pooch (even if he regularly snacks on your US Weekly -- dude, a tooth mark right through Jennifer Aniston's face!) to Dolores Park tomorrow for SF Dog's "Dog Days of August" event.

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According to the event website, there'll be "dog arts and crafts" (presumably, made by Read more »

Television: the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems

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Holy crap, dude. I think my eyeballs are bleeding.

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For the full selection of Dancing with the Stars contestants, including Tucker Carlson (sans bowtie -- hey, how's his head stayin' on?), go to ohnotheydidnt via the glorious Dlisted. Read more »

Basehead of the class

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Low-key yet brutal, Half Nelson is exactly the kind of movie Hollywood will never make. Notably, it's entirely cliché free. There's no deliverance for Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling), an eighth-grade teacher whose raging crack habit is steadily taking over his life. There's no real turnaround for 13-year-old Drey (Shareeka Epps), one of Dan's students who's being eyeballed for drug-delivery service by the neighborhood dealer, Frank (Anthony Mackie). Read more »

Death + metal

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Maybe the best eulogy ever written (and certainly the first I've ever read to contain the phrase "Luciferian Fire") is this one for Jon Nödtveidt, singer of the recently split Swedish band Dissection. He was also, uh, a convicted murderer.

From the band's official website, via ohnotheydidnt:

"As rumours have started to spread we feel obliged to confirm Jon Nödtveidt's death. Read more »

"That's GOOD news? Snakes on crack?"

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On the occasion of the first San Francisco screening of the most ridiculously hyped movie of 2006 (and, quite possibly, of all time -- sorry, George Lucas)...

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The slither king

Snakes on a Plane wrangler Jules Sylvester sssspeaks!
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Meet the individual who just may be the coolest cat in America right now — snake handler Jules Sylvester, the guy responsible for charming winning performances out of Samuel L. Jackson's fork-tongue costars in Snakes on a Plane. Read more »

The slither king: the complete interview

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This is not a story about the feverish hype swirling around Snakes on a Plane. It’s not a review of the film, because Snakes on a Plane is so critic-proof that snotty journalists like me don’t get to see it before it opens. And it’s not yet another piece in praise of Snakes star Samuel L. Jackson’s inherent awesomeness (not that I'm denying it, of course). Read more »

May the "Force" be with you?

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Somewhere between our best intentions (to rent The Constant Gardener, no less) and the new-release wall at Lost Weekend, we plunged into the vortex of Edison Force. The pull of Justin Timberlake’s movie-star debut -- sundry cameos don’t count, including that worth-reconsidering turn as a flaming make-up artist in the will-Lance-Bass-get-the-girl comedy On the Line -- was stronger than the Death Star’s tractor beam. Read more »

For sale: hooded jacket and sunglasses (slightly used)

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The Smoking Gun posted the court document directing the U.S. Marshals Service to sell off Ted Kaczynski's property -- except the stuff pertaining to, you know, bomb-making and whatnot. Proceeds go to the victims. So far, no word on which online auction site will do the honors.

Gypsies, tramps, and thieves

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It was Cher done him in. Oh, Bradley the time-management-challenged hippie, we'll miss your non-sequitors about beards and whales and eagles.

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