Posts tagged ‘Gawker’

March 11, 2011

California Man Swept Away by Tsunami

by Accidental Bear

Horrible tragedy but you can’t say you weren’t warned. Mother nature is all powerful and not to be underestimated.

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via Gawker.com

The Japanese earthquake is having truly global effects. Rescue workers are searching for a California man who was washed into the sea by a tsunami when he was trying to take pictures of the incoming wave in northern California. Four others were swept off an Oregon beach earlier today, but managed to make it back to shore. The lesson for people living in beachfront communities on the West Coast? Stay inside and watch it on TV.

Related: The Latest Earthquake and Tsunami News

[Photo of a wave near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco today via AP]

February 26, 2011

SF Snow was just a hoax, I’ll bet on it

by Accidental Bear
Put away your snow shoes and those perfectly laid out snow outfits you have laying across your bed. You bought that ridiculously expensive winter jacket 5 years and still have had a good chance to try it out in the snow? First off you’re lame because if you are a true San Franciscan , you know its all about the layers. You’ve also had fantasies of finding a winter boy friend and being cuddled up to the fire place listening to Frank Sinatra songs ( in your case probably listening to Stevie Wonders , Greatest Slow Songs Album). I will put  money down , that in my lifetime ( and I plan on living forever thanks to medical technology)  it will never snow in San Francisco. Shake on it!
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WEATHER

San Francisco Gets Way Too Excited About Snow

Adrian Chen — Forecasts call for snow this weekend in San Francisco. This has transformed the burrito-and-coffee-bloated populace into squealing schoolkids, breathlessly shooting their excitement around the Internet via Facebook-enabled shoes, or whatever’s hot in Silicon Valley these days:

The very possibility that San Francisco could see snowfall has led to a flurry of activity by online wiseacres. The Web site Isitsnowinginsfyet.com was set up to answer whether it was snowing in the city, and mock terror bounced around the Twittersphere…

Several Web sites also got into the fun, including the Bay Citizen, which labeled the mere idea of snow as “SnO.M.G.,” an apparent homage to both Valley girls and the East Coast‘s recent spate of blizzards, which were called Snowmageddon.

What are you smoking besides tons of medical marijuana, San Francisco? There’s reason we called it “Snowmageddon” here on the East Coast. Because snow is nothing to trifle with. It’s not a dainty icing atop your precious cupcake of a city. Snow is a crushing blanket of doom that will treacherously slick your streets and down your power lines right on top of an old lady carrying a baby. It is white death.

Any New Yorker will tell you the proper response to a snowstorm is complaining, followed by panic, followed by more complaining. [New York Times]

February 13, 2011

SOMETHING TWEETED (Howard Stern)

by Accidental Bear

Note to self: Relive old experiences via twitter and give running commentary = Best Celebrity on Twitter ( minus not being celebrity part, I can do this). I wonder how many people would read about , Ummmmm this … one time…. I went to the store and bought a gallon of 2% milk then came home and had a bowl of captain crunch ( life of a non celebrity)  added with witty , sharp tongued, sexy commentary.

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via Gawker

Howard Stern Just Became the Best Celebrity on Twitter

Adrian Chen — 

Howard Stern just showed the right way to be a celebrity on Twitter: He live-tweeted a 4pm airing of his 1997 movie Private Parts on HBO this afternoon, offering running behind-the-scenes commentary and explaining the real events that served as the basis for some of the scenes. It was cool!

We learned that Jenna Jameson, who had a nude cameo (NSFW), “was so comfortable on set she stayed naked even at the kraft services table.” And that the woman who was brought to orgasm by Stern’s voice was someone who used to really come on his radio show. Stern answered questions in real time, and made the airing of an endlessly replayed movie into something interesting. Judging from the amount of Twitter chatter, it got a bunch of people watching who would have skipped over it otherwise. (“Private Parts” trended worldwide on Twitter while it was on—not bad for a rerun of a 14 year-old movie.)

More celebrities should do stuff like this, instead of issuing misspelled brain farts about their gym session or constantly thanking their fans for reading their previous tweets about how much they love their fans. (As far as we can tell, this is the first time someone has live-tweeted their own movie?) Because we will never care about what celebrities think as much as what they’ve made. And even in cases where we don’t care about what they’ve made, this can’t hurt. We actually might watch Joe Dirt if it was accompanied by David Spade trying to justify it in real-time on his Twitter account.

this gay disc jockey bit is one hundred percent accurate. I got into so much trouble with the executives. they never got so many complaints.

Howard Stern