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  • The City That Was: Media Gets the Symbolic Shaft

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    P Segal - Bohemian Archivist
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Last week I had dinner with my old friend and roommate, “Chad Mulligan.” Unlike a lot of my Cacophony friends, “Chad” likes staying out of the limelight, but then, he doesn’t write, either—a task for which you’d better get some limelight, or a day job. Hanging with him reminded me of one of his most fantastic events, Kill Your TV. (Just a few others are SantaCon and the Salmon Run at Bay-to-Breakers.) A lot of the people who now spend half their lives on social media also grew up on television, the first media stranglehold of the 20th century. It eclipsed radio, which was a lot…
  • Notes for Sunday – October 26, 2014

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    Hugh James Latimer
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    October 26th is the anniversary of the death of American-born RLI Trooper Joseph Patrick Byrne, in Rhodesia, in 1978. 27 October 1858 was the birthday of President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. He died January 6, 1919. o o o Camping Survivalis starting their sale of Mountain House products today, offering 25% off of #10 cans and 15% off of pouches and buckets. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 55 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any…
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  • The City That Was: Media Gets the Symbolic Shaft

    P Segal - Bohemian Archivist
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Last week I had dinner with my old friend and roommate, “Chad Mulligan.” Unlike a lot of my Cacophony friends, “Chad” likes staying out of the limelight, but then, he doesn’t write, either—a task for which you’d better get some limelight, or a day job. Hanging with him reminded me of one of his most fantastic events, Kill Your TV. (Just a few others are SantaCon and the Salmon Run at Bay-to-Breakers.) A lot of the people who now spend half their lives on social media also grew up on television, the first media stranglehold of the 20th century. It eclipsed radio, which was a lot…
  • The Kinda Late Show with Broke-Ass Stuart Debuts on November 19th!

    Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    I’ve got some pretty awesome news! On Wednesday, November 19th I’m debuting a brand new live “late night” show called The Kinda Late Show with Broke-Ass Stuart. Imagine all the late night shows you’ve ever seen (Letterman, Fallon, Leno, etc.) but with a distinct San Francisco slant. Now take that thing you just thought of and imagine something like eleventy-thousand times better. Yeah, it’s pretty close to that. There will be unbelievable live performances, famous musicians, titilating interviews, and hilarious video sketches. Plus there will be me in a…
  • Broke-Ass of the Week: Musician Joe Medina of MERCH

    Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not. Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week? Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire. This week our featured broke-ass is Joe Medina of MERCH. He’s got a pretty sweet kickstarter going so that he can make his next album. When I asked what he wanted mentioned in the intro to this grueling interview this is what he said: I have a critically-acclaimed album out under my music project name…
  • When No News is Bad News: Remembering the SF Bay Guardian

    Royce Kurmelovs - The Australia Desk
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    January 28, 2012 — The night protesters clashed with police in downtown Oakland, the college kids on my train home from San Francisco were counting on their fingers how many of their friends had been arrested. At the time it went over my head. Then Monday morning I turned up to work at The San Francisco Bay Guardian office and the news editor, Steven T Jones, came running. “Yael’s been arrested,” he said before he and managing editor Tim Redmond, set about finding their missing reporter. Back then, Yael Chanoff had basically been embedded with Occupy, so when MoveIn Day rolled…
  • SF Sightseeing Tour Guide Loses Her Sh*t and Goes on an Anti-Chinatown Rant

    Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Either this is well placed street theatre or this chick really hates Chinatown. Alexandra Liss sent this my way. Apparently it was this tour guide’s last day and the German visitors who were staying with Alex were on this tour. They took this video. The vociferousness of her rant is kinda amazing. Check it out below. The best part is at the end when holding a beer, she screams “FUCK CHINATOWN! GO GIANTS!”
 
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  • Notes for Sunday – October 26, 2014

    Hugh James Latimer
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    October 26th is the anniversary of the death of American-born RLI Trooper Joseph Patrick Byrne, in Rhodesia, in 1978. 27 October 1858 was the birthday of President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. He died January 6, 1919. o o o Camping Survivalis starting their sale of Mountain House products today, offering 25% off of #10 cans and 15% off of pouches and buckets. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 55 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any…
  • Meat Prices Soar While Deer Populations Explode, by KAW

    Hugh James Latimer
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    This headline could sum up a multitude of news reports over the last few years. Droughts and severe winters have left the United States beef herd size at a 63-year low. In response, beef prices have increased steadily with hamburger topping $4 a pound this year. Pork prices have jumped due to porcine epidemic diarrhea that has killed millions of baby pigs. Inflation, a growing human population, and a higher demand for meat in emerging economies also contribute to ever-increasing meat prices. Ironically, America’s deer herd has exploded in the last 30 years. The deer population in North…
  • Letter Re: Police depositing gloves in a trash can and Ebola in NYC.

    Hugh James Latimer
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hugh, With the dynamic population of rats in New York, we better hope that they don’t become a reservoir for the Ebola virus, like pigs and bats apparently are. Endemic pandemics are NO FUN for ANYONE! This is a very big deal in the concrete jungle and perhaps a perfect storm with cold dry weather on the way, which enables the virus to survive longer on surfaces and perhaps even go airborn for long distances. We should be completing our preps for this one. FB
  • Economics and Investing:

    Hugh James Latimer
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The Fed “IS” the Problem!. – JFJ o o o Russia Adds A Record 1,200,000 Ounces Of Physical Gold To Their Reserves o o o Homage to Catalonia: Why These Secession Movements are Growing o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Weak Yen’s Tap on Worker Wallets Fuels Debate ECB Bond Purchases Seen by Traders Exceeding $1 Billion
  • Odds ‘n Sods:

    Hugh James Latimer
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Bellevue staffers call in ‘sick’ after Ebola arrives. – T.P. While I don’t think this Ebola scare has come anywhere close to threatening a significant portion of the population at this time, this article underscores a critical aspect of societal collapse. Fear is a significant driver; when people stop showing up for work, the economy quits as well. Imagine if we had 10,000 infected here rather than just a few. o o o 6 degrees of government control. – Avalanche Lily o o o SurvivalBlog reader K.K. has informed us that a large amount of leftover warehoused UNI-SOLAR stock…
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