Friday, April 21, 2006

Friday Beer Blogging

Next weekend is the 23rd Annual International Beer Fest. Tix are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Get 'em here.

Last night while enjoying dinner and my book of the moment down at the Grove on Chestnut, I had a Skinny Dip, a seasonal beer from the fine folks at New Belgium. As their description says, it's " perfect for the lightly attired summer months." I wholeheartedly agree.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

What is going on with Caltrain?

A 7th grader was hit and killed by a passenger train this afternoon in Burlingame. This is the seventh fatality this year. I'm not sure what's going on, but something has to be done.

"Snakes on a Plane!"

The netroots have elevated this yet to be released camp flick to near mythic proportions. I, for one, can't wait.

Monday, April 17, 2006

'zards Sneak Into the Playoffs

Zards in the playoffs and draw the Cavs in Round 1. Nice match up for Les Boulets as they won the season series 3-1.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Public Service Announcement

April 18th is Ride Muni for Free day.


So I finally signed up for flickr yesterday. I fear a dangerous new habit might be forming.

I've posted some of my first shots here.

Friday, April 14, 2006


Friday's edition of the USA Today has an interesting story on the Bay Area's "hyphy" craze. For the uninitiated, the invaluable Wikipedia has the full history here. Short version: Hip-hop heads in the East Bay and San Francisco got pissed that the larger hip-hop community wasn't giving love to trends started here, so the "hyphy movement" is their response. The music and culture of hyphy are endemic to the Bay Area, much as "crunk" is considered a strictly Southern thing. Known for its rough and pulverizing beats, kids are said to "get hyphy" when then basically lose control on the dance floor.

Underground hip-hop cultures are well-known for their tendency to spawn voluminous levels of slang, and the hyphy culture is no different. E-40, a Bay Area rapper and noted purveyor of street lingo, may have outdone himself with his new lexicon. So rich is the language of hyphy that USAToday felt the need to include a cheat sheet of hyphy slang. Make sure to sport your Stunna Shades while flamboasting to your co-workers on Monday, regaling them with tales of how you were ghostriding your whip down Marina Boulevard.

However, make sure your game is don't want to get clowned like this guy surely did.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Make it stop!

Well, it's not that bad, but due to all of the the hubbub over the 100th anniversary of the 1906 quake, people aren't noticing that the city might meet its maker by the water this time. It's felt like the tropics for over a month now. The sun is actually out at the moment, which inspiries in grown adults the idea that it's ok to jump on unsuspecting lightposts like Gene Kelly. Of course, this small glimpse of spring shall vanish like a mirage within hours, drenching us for the start of the weekend. Blame global warming.

Regular posting coming soon...

I'm going to purge this site of the political posts (I've got another blog for that) so I hope that will make this more readable and lively. More soon.