The Daily Blurgh: Satanic real estate, erotic math, breast milk

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

Education/Sex/Film/Art: UC Berkeley math prof produces and stars in Matthew Barney-like cinematic tribute to Yukio Mishima, has sex on screen to Wagner.

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LGBT/Crime: SF Appeal investigates "hook-up violence" against LGBT folks. Part two is here. Peeps, be safe out there this Pride season!

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Gaga over Gaga: Madge stands in for Alejandro

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By Katie Gaydos

Swapping diamond dripping lingerie (a la “Bad Romance”) for nude-colored underwear and trading faux-Technicolor (a la “Telephone”) for black and white, the new music video “Alejandro” goes where no Gaga video has gone before. For that alone I’ll applaud it. But where’s the over-the-top burlesque, borderline grotesque fashion sensibility we’ve come to know and love?

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Holy surf party, Batman!

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By Sam Stander

Alameda’s Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge is hosting a variety of events this summer that incorporate film screenings, live music, and alcohol. Curated by Will “The Thrill” Viharo</a>, these are mostly part of a series called ”Forbidden Thrills," which features themed double features of only the campiest camp, and runs monthly through December.

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The Brown/Whitman debates

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Jerry Brown's the official frontrunner now, after Meg Whitman endured Steve Poizner's assault and saw her positives knocked way back. And typically the frontrunner in a campaign tries to avoid direct debates; they can't help and, with a mistake or two, they can wind up hurting.Read more »

Passionate progressive people prevail

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At risk of being overly alliterative, this primary election was about the power of progressive principles pushed by passionate people, as several politicos told me last night. That was evident in the success of the progressive slate for the Democratic County Central Committee and in the defeat of Propositions 16 and 17 despite about $70 million in corporate spending. Read more »

Love, danger, and the enjoyable lightness of Delorean

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On Subiza, Barcelona's Delorean best all the other acclaimed bands (Tough Alliance, jj) who've resurrected the spirit of Madchester, creating something exhilarating with a poignant undertow. Before last weekend's French Open final, I posted member Ekhi Lopetegi's thoughts on Rafael Nadal. Now, on the eve of a Thurs/10 performance at Popscene, it's time for the rest of the interview with Lopetegi, whose relaxed cadences, cigarette voice and thoughtful answers made for a pleasurable conversation. Read more »

Appetite: Persian Pub Grub paired beer and wine with Iranian bar food

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It's joy when our city's food and drink greats team up to form something unique. Such was Zaré at Flytrap's three nights of Persian Pub Grub, as envisioned by Zare's chef/owner, Hoss Zaré, and Monk's Kettle's Sayre Piotrkowski and Ryan Corbett.Read more »

Six impossible things before the sports bar: down the rabbit hole at Conspiracy Con 2010

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All photos by Erik Anderson

"I'm talking about satanic Jews,” Texe Marrs announced from the stage of the Santa Clara Marriott. Well fuck me, now I need a drink. And so went the climax of my trip to Conspiracy Con 2010, the tenth annual convention of don't-call-them-conspiracy-theorists-they're-scientists, and dabblers in the world of trust no one. Damn it Marrs, you portly ex televangelist end days minister, why you gotta be so creepy?Read more »

SFBG Radio: Johnny and Tim on the election results

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Today, Johnny and Tim talk about the stunning defeat of Props. 16 and 17, the future of Gavin Newsom and why the governor's race is Jerry Brown's to lose. You can listen after the jump. Read more »

Street Threads: Look of the Day

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Today's Look: Kayla and Charlie, 24th and Mission

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Sit /lie goes down at the Board of Supervisors

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At the June 8 Board of Supervisors meeting, a controversial ordinance that sought to ban sitting or lying down on the sidewalk was voted down 8 to 3, with Sups. Michela Alito-Pier, Sean Elsbernd, and Carmen Chu voting in favor.

Proponents of the law, which was backed by Mayor Gavin Newsom and Police Chief George Gascon, framed it as a measure to promote "civil sidewalks." Yet opponents believed that the law would be used as a tool against the homeless.Read more »

Day after 49ers vote, EPA says shipyard dust monitoring OK

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The day after the 49ers scored "a touchdown with Santa Clara voters", the U.S. EPA announced it has finalized a report about asbestos dust control issues at the Hunters Point Shipyard. Read more »

This one is for Newsom(e) fans

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One of the most fun parts about attending District Attorney Kamala Harris' victory party last night was looking at all the photos on the walls of the Delancey Street Foundation. Read more »

The NY Times discovers illegal church parking

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The Bay Citizen-New York Times partnership is already jazzing up the quality of what was a very weak Northern California section in the Times. And now the pair have discovered one of the dirty little secrets of San Francisco Sundays -- illegal parking by church-goers who just leave their cars in the middle of the street.Read more »

Hot sexy events June 9-15

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Ohhhh baby yeah, stroke that compound tubuloalveolar exocrine gland! That's right, transmit my sperm from the ductus deferens into my urethra! Yeah, yeah... I love it when you understand my anatomy. Science = so hot right now. Well, especially when scientifical edumacation can school you on how to make you partner come harder, better, faster. With that in mind, I give you Good Vibrations' Ask Our Doc series, a weekly meet and great with a legitimate, PhD holding medical professional that knows dirty, dirty things about what you've got going on down there. This week's smarty pants; Dr. Read more »