Matt Sussman

The Daily Blurgh: Flipper goes commando and Gidget almost loses it (again)

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

In the near future, Navy Marine Mammals will prevent the next diabolical underwater plot hatched by marine-loving terrorists. In fact, they're doing it off the coast of California right now. Lest you be worried that these aquatic freedom defenders are "canaries in a coalmine" (but in water!), rest assured that, "None of the animals have been harmed in the anti-terrorist work. They never have to carry potentially catastrophic mines."

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The Daily Blurgh: Creepy mannequins, big words

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

An ode to the creepy child mannequins of Siegel's Fashions for Men and Boys on Mission.

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The Daily Blurgh: What shall we do with a Russian sailor?

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

Greasy Russian sailors, unearthed ships, and shanghaied coppers: Chris Carlsson sails through tales of maritime transit from SF's past. Read more »

The Daily Blurgh: Follow that bird!

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

Forget the Double Down: Here's a map of the Bay Area's best fried chicken spots

 

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The Daily Blurgh: Is Gaga union?

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

Large, hairy gay men fashionably invaded Berkeley Art Museum on Mother's Day in honor of large, hairy Belgian fashion designer. Did you go? We'd love to hear your on-the-scene reports. (Alas, we were dining with Mum). Read more »

Beauty lies

Get out your handkerchiefs for the sounds of Jóhann Jóhannsson

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MUSIC Let's get this out of the way: Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson writes beautiful music. His string sections shiver and swell, his melodies alternately soar and ache, and the electronic textures that he often weaves in amid the more traditional orchestral instruments are unobtrusively massaged into the mix. This is music that doesn't take warming up to, but rather cocoons you with its immediate approachability and occasional familial resemblances to members of the classical canon as well as more modern film composers such as Nino Rota and Elmer Bernstein. Read more »

The Daily Blurgh: Globish With Attitude

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

Don't worry, San Franciscans: Your Internet friends don't hate you and you will be followed once again Read more »

The Daily Blurgh: A final Scopitone (well, two) for you

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As Scopitone Week draws to a close on the Daily Blurgh, I wanted to save the best for last. Behold, the curvaceous wonder that is Joi Lansing, Queen of Scopitone.

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The Daily Blurgh: What should I do next, Edith Wharton?

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

Today in fashion: Oakland lifts century-old ban on cross-dressing, Parisian women can now legally wear pants, and persons of any gender can express their displeasure at the state of Arizona with a t-shirt (American flag shirts, however, can get you into hot water).

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