For this, the city has enlisted six deep-sea divers who are living for more than...– An Effort by Deep-Sea Divers to Repair a New York Water Tunnel - NYTimes.com
Reviewing Chinese Democracy is not like reviewing music. It’s more like...– Chuck Klosterman reviews Chinese Democracy | The A.V. Club
"A system for lobster accountants" →
The Dojinkai’s chairman at the time, Yoshihisa Matsuo, quickly complied,...– Neighborhood in Japan Files Lawsuit in Bid to Oust Mafia - NYTimes.com This article is incredible.
Bill O'Reilly Smears San Francisco With Surreal... →
Jesse Watters, who produced this segment and is interviewed towards the end, is someone I’ve known since childhood — his parents are actually my god-parents. Good times.
SFist: Crab Season Begins →
georgiahardstark: thisismyfavoritesong: “My...
A note on Jury Duty...
hydeordie: So yesterday turned out pretty awesome. I kind of love jury duty. It starts out and I have to park here, which makes the morning just lovely b/c who doesn’t appreciate some nice architecture right away? I know I do. I assemble with my fellow jurors and get a nice seat in the corner. I proceed to read two books and on my lunchbreak, with my juror badge, I get to go to MOCA for free,...
The NYT showed up this morning and I realized I’m no longer terrified to read it.
It is not an uncommon sight to see cars racing down Mendocino Avenue on a Friday...– Runnin’ Away - Behind the scenes at the Sly Stone show (via Allan Hough’s shared items, which is increasingly resembling my dashboard) I was actually in Santa Rosa that night for a wedding, and I remember seeing the Sly and the Family Stone sign as we drove past whatever concert venue...
This is how we spend our evenings
Sitting on the couch, watching the end of the Portland-Houston game on mute, sharing iPod headphones to listen to an audio recording of an oral argument in front of the 9th Circuit.
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But “No on 8” was also a reactive campaign that did not anticipate the...– BeyondChron » “No on 8” – When Reactive Politics Become Losing Politics Yes, exactly. This whole piece is spot-on.
McCain's concession speech
May have been the best concession speech I’ve ever heard. It was gracious, eloquent, and was clearly written well in advance, with an eye towards the history of the moment of their defeat. That said, the crowd on hand to receive it — who repeatedly booed Obama, gave awkward, haphazard applause, and saved their greatest response for a mention of Sarah Palin — was a complete...
The Mission kids love Obama
The kids are anywhere from 8 to 14; enthusiasm is uniform. Their schools did polls and he won with numbers like 451-30. They wear Obama t-shirts, stickers on their cheeks. They quiz every adult in sight to make sure they voted the right way.
Cars leaning on the horn as they drive down...
CNN’s analysis of Obama’s speech just namedropped The Cathedral and the Bazaar. What the fuck?
Ok, we're doing this
I’ve really had enough of Jacob’s recaps at TWoP. I stopped following their Battlestar Galactica coverage because of him, and now he’s done the same thing to Gossip Girl. The latest evidence: his 36-page recounting of last week’s highly mediocre episode, which by my estimation clocks in somewhere north of 15,000 words. This, unfortunately, is not unusual. Jacob...
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Sometimes, capitalism is the best
In San Mateo, there is a combination frozen yogurt / eyeglasses store. It is awesome.
San Francisco's 22 Ballot Propositions
There are times when I really don’t like living in SF, and those times are mostly when I receive the voter’s guide. I was thinking of doing a rundown between now and the election, but I don’t think I’d get them all done. Also, of the four people who read this thing, I think only one of them is actually from around here.
itsbedtime: spiegelman: liana: So does anyone want to explain the California propositions in three sentences? Propositions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12 will make shit more expensive (bonds and regulations with costs that get passed on to taxpayers and consumers), and ask the people to make decisions on issues they’re not smart enough to fully comprehend, so you should vote NO on all of...
(Mormon) Steve Young donates $37,000 to No On 8 →