Archive for May 6, 2009

Bicycle Built For Two Eproctophiliacs

May 6, 2009

fart-face-bike

[via Animal]

Woman on the Sidewalk in the Mission

May 6, 2009

Alex Barkett critiques TV news:

Watched a news bit last night about how some woman on the sidewalk in the mission thought her kids were sick but it turned out they weren’t.

Link.

Chubby, Loose and Gross

May 6, 2009

Brittney was in Dolores Park the other day and overheard a troubling exchange. A guy says to his friends, “That girl with the hoop? She’s hot.” To which a female companion of his retorts, “Her? That is what is called chubby, loose and gross. You should be disgusted right now.” Ouch.

See how it all plays out (and whether Brittney decided to take action against the hater):

The Things Women Say About One Another

When Bands Perform Live Scores for Silent Films

May 6, 2009

lost-world-dengue-fever-esurance

A while back I saw Jonathan Richman perform a live score for some old Swedish movie. Jonathan was great, it was fun to see him experiment with a bunch of unusual instruments and conduct a bigger band than usual, but the movie was pretty dull. Some kind of domestic melodrama or something. So I emerged feeling so-so about the experience.

Which is why I entered last night’s SFIFF Lost World/Dengue Fever/Esurance event with great caution. I even told myself I’d leave early if I got bored. But I’m happy to report that that didn’t happen. Because the movie was as action packed as the music. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that if you haven’t seen it, it might be worth seeing even without Dengue Fever’s accompaniment. It’s got laughs, adventure, action, and some epic twists. And that’s the key, the movie’s got to be up to challenge of competing with a band everybody loves.

So I’m also happy to report that prior to the show it was announced that the San Francisco Film Society in December will present a screening of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with live score performed by Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. I imagine that movie is probably sufficiently gripping so as to be able to stand up to a musician so rabidly beloved.

Photo by Steve Rhodes.

Dancin’ on the Fire Escape

May 6, 2009

ThinkSketchDesign stumbled upon this weirdo scene yesterday in Osage Alley. Read on for the full story and musings on the nature of hyperlocal news reporting.

Previously:

Dancin’ in the Street (Lexington Street, under the disco ball)

Positivity Face

May 6, 2009

Tonight is the May edition of Lessons in Adventureneering at Dog Eared Books. Theme is “Finding Your Positivity Face,” and if the face on this flyer isn’t the most positive one you’ve seen all morning, I’ll eat my hat.

One small change: Pete Lee takes the place of Moller, as Moller can’t make it.

Thanks, Mark!