Wilson, the three-time All-Star who is the modern era’s answer to Al “Mad Hungarian” Hrabosky, has agreed to sign at ManCave Sports in San Mateo August 31. It’ll be his only private signing session of 2011. The company says it expects tickets won’t last, despite what seems like a hefty price tag for a relief pitcher who isn’t dead.
“We are so honored and excited to have Brian Wilson at ManCave Memorabilia for our amazing customers,” says a company bulletin. “Brian Wilson will be signing autographs at ManCave Memorabilia on Wed Aug 31st, 2011 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. There will be no video cameras allowed but you may bring a camera to take photos of the event and Brian Wilson signing your item. We anticipate a major response.”
Prices range from $150 for an ordinary item like an 8×10 or baseball to $175 for a ‘premium’ item and $200 for art work. Inscriptions are $40.
Tough ass pants with internal stash pocket for “tobacco.” These pants are made to have the hell beat out of them. Or just cute for bopping around the city and catching mustard droppings from your downtown hotdog. “Easily the most labor intensive garment Roy has produced yet, these cotton duck pants are another level of flavorful. From the hidden coin (stash) pocket to the psychotically assembled pocket bags these are best viewed completely inside out. From the outside they’re built like a diesel truck and from the inside they’re more like a peacock. Self Edge works with Roy Denim on a pair of selvedge cotton duck canvas pants woven at North Carolina at Cone Mills.
I would give up chocolate for a year for these and pick off trash off the side off the freeway. Ok, not the last part, gross.
“We’ve come across a few exclusives by Tricker’s for select retailers and this brogue boot for Fall 2011. The espresso burnished brogue boots feature a Vibram wedge sole and Telason laces and are fitted with brass eyelets and a contrasting red pull loop at the back. There’s really not much else you could want from a winter boot that’s handmade in England by a company that’s been doing it right for ages.” (www.porhomme.com)
Farm Fresh News: SF Blogger Plans Target Boycott, Two Armed Robberies Near SF Castro, Computer Chips Mimic Human Brain…
SF blogger plans Target boycott
One Target store is already under construction in San Francisco and another is on its way, but gay activists and marriage equality supporters like Roy Steele will not be part of the welcoming committee. Steele, a gay Christian man who lives in the Lower Haight, has initiated a nationwide boycott of Target and a legion of other retailers who subscribe to the Christian Values Network. “When I saw Target on the list of companies on the CVN website I was unhappy. I thought they had learned,” Steele told the Bay Area Reporter.
San Francisco police have reported two robberies involving a gun near the city’s largely gay Castro neighborhood last weekend. Police suspect the robberies were related. No injuries were reported in either case. According to police, the first incident occurred at about 3:25 a.m., Sunday, August 14. Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman, said two men were walking near the 700 block of Castro Street when they heard two people running up behind them. Esparza said the first victim turned around and saw both suspects, one with a “short, semi-automatic pistol” in his hand. The suspect approached the man and ordered him to hand over all his property.
Men sue Great America over ‘fags’ Photo
Two gay men are suing Great America three years after an employee of the Santa Clara amusement park reportedly attached the phrase “Were (sic) fags!” to a photo of them.
BREAKING: Obama Administration To Conduct Case-By-Case Review Of Active Deportations
The Obama administration has announced a new process to review all 300,000 active deportation cases to ensure that they are consistent with the nation’s enforcement priorities. The Departments of Homeland Security and Justice will form a working group that will consider deportations on a case-by-case basis and focus its resources and efforts on high priority targets — individuals who pose a threat to public safety and national security or repeat immigration law violators. And while the review won’t explicitly offer categorical relief for any single group — like bi-national same-sex couples, children who were brought to America at a young age, pregnant women, military veterans — the process could provide greater protection for these populations. LGBT families and same-sex couples will be considered as families and could benefit from the discretion of the working group.
Google announced on Thursday that it has added a weather layer to its popular Google Maps tool, allowing users to instantly see current temperatures and weather conditions overlaid on its maps. In a blog post on the official Google blog, the company provides directions on how to use the new feature:
(SAN FRANCISCO) — Computers, like humans, can learn. But when Google tries to fill in your search box based only on a few keystrokes, or your iPhone predicts words as you type a text message, it’s only a narrow mimicry of what the human brain is capable. The challenge in training a computer to behave like a human brain is technological and physiological, testing the limits of computer and brain science. But researchers from IBM Corp. say they’ve made a key step toward combining the two worlds.
For years, gun stores were predominantly patronized by men. But these days, shooting ranges and shops selling firearms are seeing more female customers than ever before, and that has them changing the way they do business. In one brand-new shooting range at Eagle Gun in Concord, N.C., shots from Sharon Skoff’s handgun boom behind glass that separates the range from the rest of the shop. “I just refuse to be a victim if I possibly can in life,” Skoff says. “I actually went and got my concealed permit a couple months ago so I can carry.”
A Book Club Burlesque inspired by “The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners.”
Calling all bears, artists and performers: musicians, dancers, circus, variety, burlesque performers, film makers, puppeteers, piano players, drag queens, installation artists, photographers, actors, freaks, the bizarre, strange, and subversive
We highly recommended that you read the book because this IS a BOOK CLUB.
The goals for our Book Club Burlesque events are to :
1. promote literacy;
2. showcase unique talent; and
3. Have SEXY FUN!
If these things are important to you then come join the collective!
This is a great opportunity for artists to create. We encourage our artists to fully bring their own creativity to their pieces.
September 13th, 2011
doors at 8pm, show promptly at 8:30pm
$7.00 (sometimes enforced one drink minimum)
317 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
We encourage our artists to fully bring their own creativity to each piece, relating their performance or installation to themes or text, and having sexy literate fun.
Past books have included: Lolita, Valley of the Dolls, Less Than Zero, The Scarlet Letter, Archie Comics, the Brothers Grimm Collection, Siddhartha, Stranger in a Strange Land, City of Night, The Curious Sofa, Mutiny On The Bounty, Please Send Money, Geek Love, Volsungasaga, The Handmaid’s Tale, Where The Sidewalk Ends, Louis L’amour, The Curious Sofa, The Joy of Cooking, and more!
These events have been a Voice Choice, written up in Time Out, La Dolce Musto, and the New Yorker.
For the New Yorker review of our past show: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2010/02/fiction-fetish.html
WE SAVE CHILDREN’S LIVES
“We helped 3 million children through our health and hunger work in 2010. We run world-class programmes to save children’s lives and we challenge world leaders to keep to the promises they’ve made to give children a brighter future.” Gay rugby star Gareth Thomas joins the cause. We have all seen him in his tighty-whities playing the harp. Born to Shine concludes this weekend as Gareth returns to perform in the shows grand final. Will he be crowned winner? Find out Sunday at 7.30pm, ITV1! While Gareth is busy practising, watch this behind the scenes footage of him learning the harp. Despite his ‘Cumberland Sausage fingers’ he quickly got the hang of it!
I feel slightly creepy even reporting on the subject, lingerie for girls as young as four? There is free speech and will and then there is making your kin look like a 4 year old whore. In the voice of one of our free thinkers of our time Paris Hilton (puke), “Not Hot!” The designers are either these are over sexed straight men that like the flavor of young girls or big homo’s who like to dress dolls, 4 year old dolls.
In a move that has shocked fashion onlookers, scantily-clad young girls wearing make-up and sporting voluminous up-dos are promoting a new range of lingerie that is targetted at girls as young as four years old.
Combining lingerie and lounge wear to form ‘loungerie,’ the Jours Après Lunes line for four to 12-year-olds features a range of panties, bras, camisoles and T-shirts with lace edges, ribboned bow detailing and nautical stripes.
The shots feature young girls in poses and styling that seem far too premature for their ages.
More at www.dailymail.co.uk
Would you chose fake life over real life? Being covered in fur and wearing comfy overalls and a big floppy hat’s does have its appeal. Mike Enders
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The University of Virginia published the results of an extensive 18-month study Wednesday revealing that 96 percent of human beings across the planet would strongly prefer to be a singing, dancing animatronic bear.
The UVA researchers, who conducted thousands of surveys with residents of 196 different countries, discovered that despite belonging to diverse socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and age groups, nearly all respondents said their ideal existence would involve being an animatronic bear wearing comfy overalls and a big floppy hat.
“While analyzing the collected data, we found that an overwhelming number of participants claimed the carefree, down-home life of a robotic bear was far more appealing than their own lives,” said Professor Daniel Vaughn, who led the study. “Most expressed a conviction that nothing would be more enjoyable than sitting on a plastic log, strumming a banjo, and singing songs on stage with their goofy animatronic bear friends.” MORE @ www.theonion.com
Our Anderson Cooper loses himself to a number two joke and giggles like a school girl. I claimed him as ours, yes I did.
Before signing off each night, Anderson Cooper concludes AC360 with a segment called the “Ridiculist,” during which he comments on some trivial bit of news or pop culture. It’s a chance for Cooper to show off his less serious side, but he took things to a whole new level tonight when his own joke about French actor/plane urinator Gérard Depardieu caused him to giggle uncontrollably for a minute or so on live TV.