Sunday, September 30, 2007

Weekend of bat shit insanity, Day 2

As I mentioned yesterday, the Folsom Fair (pics)was on. They have cheaper food, better DJs, and much nicer people.
So I rolled out of bed bright and early.....uh, make that creaked out of bed at 11 with a massive hangover (thank you Love Fest after party), took in a quintuple shot cappuchino, and hauled my fully clad ass downtown again. It was a bit more sedate than last year, they downgraded the charity booth from flogging to spanking and fewer people wore really outrageous costumes.
If you're ever in SF on the last weekend in September, go, the people are super nice. I asked one queen where she got her awesome vintage 50s glasses and she even called the store on her cell when she couldn't remember the address.

This guy is the best DJ. He's here every year.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Weekend of bat shit insanity, Day 1

It's not that SF has a monopoly on whacko behavior, but we do our best to pretend. So to avoid a letdown between Burning Man and Halloween, we slip in the Love Weekend. Saturday is the SF Love Parade aka The Biggest Rave between NYC and Yokohama. Followed tomorrow by the Folsom Street Leather Fair--and they're not talking handbags.

Great music, they serve beer, teriyaki sticks and fries. And tons of cute people in neon.

Unfortunately, SF is also the only town where people hippie dance to House.

Pics are over here

And here's a video for Cindy.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Accidental housekeeping tip

I mixed up the dish detergent and the drain cleaner bottles this morning. Never have my dishwasher and dishes been more sparkling. 

It even takes patina off steel. Of course I had to run them through again to get rig of the chlorine smell. 

Friday, September 21, 2007

Seperated at birth?

After my buddy Michelle pointed out that the lead singer in the Twisted Christmas video looks like Sarah Jessica Parker, I'm starting the think that Jess really styles herself after Dee Snider.
  • Same hair
  • Same amount of make up
  • Same mouth

..and arguably, the same personal shopper.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Gay moment of the month

Watching Fashion Police's Emmys Edition last night, I said that Jamie Presley's dress looked "matronly" 5 seconds before Carson Kressley did. 

Lets count the levels of gay:
  1. I watch Fashion Police
  2. With friends
  3. I know who Carson Kressley is
  4. I use words like "matronly"
  5. I critique dresses faster than Carson
  6. I recognize Dolce AND Gabanna
  7. ...
In my defense, Daisy Fuentes was smoking!!!

P.S. Fashion tip for presenters: Don't wear a mini dress when you are sitting squarely in front of the camera unless you are Sharon Stone. 

Acrosanti in NYT

The NYT has an article about Arcosanti.
Definitely one of the weirdest places I've ever been to (I went for a Soleri seminar a few years ago). Kinda like if you crossbreed hippies with the crew from StarTrek. In other words, a place from the future that time has passed by.
It's strangely elating and depressing at the same time.Soleri is getting desperately old, and I am not sure if his idea of the acrology will die with him, but it's probably the last piece of we-can-do-it 50s spirit left in the world.

All these contradictions:

  • A new world without ethernet
  • The future of architecture, financed by handmade gongs and  tschotchkes
  • Architects and hippies--the fundraiser the night I spent there was some Indian (as the continent, not the surrounding native American tribes) flute player
  • Visions about a city for 100 millions with the organizational skill of a NPR bake sale
  • An old, old person talking to people in their 20s and 30s about the future of human habitation
Actually, it's very potent memory. Go if you can, if not, watch Logan's Run, Arcosanti is like that--without the sky trains and the Sandmen.

On the other hand, it'll never be finished....and I am not sure if it's a noble failure, or just a monument to stubbornness and refusal to adapt to a changing world.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Why BBC beats the crap out of PBS

The British equivalent of Motorweek: 

Saturday, September 08, 2007

I feel so much safer now

KATMANDU, Nepal: Nepal's state run airline sacrificed two goats earlier this week, hoping it would please the gods and resolve technical problems with a troubled jet, officials said Thursday.

One of the airline's two Boeing 757 aircraft has been grounded for maintenance since last month. The other jet has suffered technical problems that forced the airline to cancel several flights, stranding passengers.

Hoping to end those problems, the airline sacrificed the goats earlier this week, according to an airline official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.

Friday, September 07, 2007

12 silver crosses

11 black mascaras, ten pairs of platforms, nine tattered T-shirts, eight pentagrams, seven leather jackets, six cans of hair spray, five skullhead rings, four quarts of Jack, three studded belts, two pairs of spandex pants, and a tattoo of Ozzy.

In other words, after seeing this awesome video on YouTube, I started the Christmas season only a few weeks after US retail by dusting off Twisted Christmas in my iTunes library. Still as awesome as last year. 
So, buy it, steal it, torrent it, bring it to your in-laws on the 25th, and live happily ever after. 

Thursday, September 06, 2007


Oh yeah, we have terrific sunrises right now thanks to the idiot who started a wildfire 50 miles south.

Quiet sophistication

This one's for Cindy. Since there's not much going on this week (recovering from two weeks in Australia, jet lag, a hard week at work, the Cal game and the heat wave), here's the play list I just burned on CD for use while driving. It really quietens me down in Bay Area traffic.

Now you can go ridicule me for the rest of the day.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Someone please serve coffee before the game

31-21 at the half, whew. But Cal can't go on having to score 4TD every game just to make up for blowing coverage 4 times each game.

If I ever...

...catch the IDIOT who handed out magaphones to the Cal fans!!!

how to loose two friends on one day

blogging from the Cal vs. UT game on an iPhone.

Unfortunately, it's also the hottest day in Berkeley this year.

To Hell with Georgia

Thank you GT. I'll buy you a beer if I ever get to Atlanta again.