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The Missing Links: Ketchup Goes Kaboom

The Man That Cues the Laughter Wally Feresten has been holding up cue cards for cast members and nervous guest hosts on Saturday Night Live for 22 years. * Bullfighting: In Pictures No matter if you’re of the opinion that bullfighting is barbaric or a beautiful art form, these startling pictures will probably solidify that opinion. Be [...]

San Francisco to Ban Public Nudity

San Francisco ain’t gonna be the same ever again. Supervisor and party pooper Scott Wiener has proposed a legislation to ban public nudity in the let-it-all-hang-out Californian city: Wiener on Tuesday proposed legislation that would [...]

Star Wars at the Coronet Theater

Did you happen to go see Star Wars on its opening weekend in San Francisco in 1977? Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle found and posted photos of the crowds at the Coronet Theater waiting to see the new film Star Wars, and he wants to find those folks. Even if you weren’t there, [...]

NYC’s Hamburger Alley is Burgeriffic!

As previously posted on this blog, a brand new Webseries has launched called Hungry In (New York) (Los Angeles) (Austin) (Phildelphia) (etc). If the rest of the episodes are as good as the first, this YouTube premium channel show might just give traditional media a chomp for its money. Here’s what Tubefilter had to say [...]

Guerrilla Grafters

A group of people in San Francisco called the Guerrilla Grafters surreptitiously graft fruit tree branches onto non-fruiting trees in public spaces in the city -about 50 trees so far. Tom Levy of SFGate spoke with two of the “undercover orchardists,” Tara Hui and Miriam Goldberg. “The intention of doing guerrilla grafting is not so much [...]

Skywriters Write Out the Value of Pi to 1,000 Places

The value of pi has been calculated to ten trillion places, so these skywriters in the San Francisco area have a bit more to go for their Pi in the Sky project. But keep it up, guys. You’re doing great so far.  Link -via DVICE (where there’s a video)

Gangnam Style Wedding

(YouTube link) Stefani and Jeremy got married on September 2nd, Gangnam-style! When you have a cousin with a video production company, things just fall into place. Stefani and Jeremy are one of our cousins and reached out to us about a fun video project they wanted to make for their wedding day, and the Gangnam Style [...]

The High Price of a Degree in LSD

In 1965 and ‘66, author Ken Kesey and his friends, called the Merry Pranksters, held a series of parties called “acid tests.” LSD, which was not outlawed in the U.S. until 1968, flowed freely at these parties in San Francisco. A “graduation” for those who “passed the acid test” was scheduled for Halloween, 1966.     The [...]

Composite Photographs of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Today’s City

Beginning on April 18, 1906, most of San Francisco was leveled by a horrendous earthquake and the fires that followed. Photographers captured scenes of the devastation. Now Shawn Clover has merged those photos with his own depictions of modern San Francisco. Part 1 and Part 2 -via Colossal

The Guy Who Spent His Summer Helping Strangers From the Internet

What did you do this summer? Now, what would you have done if you had unlimited airline miles and no job to tie you down? Most people would simply vacation in a few places they’ve always wanted to visit, but Reddit user Generique opted to use his unique opportunity to help others. At the beginning of [...]