Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The One Day on Earth Project is one of the most comprehensive and coolest global crowdsourcing projects ever, and I am excited to participate. True to my form, I recorded a video log to commemorate the day.
More YouTube videos here.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
In other penis size-related correlations, a researcher at the University of Helsinki proves that there is a "correlation between a country's average penile length and GDP growth rate."
Out of all the creative tributes to Jobs in the wake of his death, this one is definitely the best. Made by the awesome guys at Mint Digital, it is made entirely of MacBook parts.
While most are mourning Jobs' death, this street artist had a different kind of eulogy for him:
The Legacy of Steve Jobs
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Bullitt (Yates, 1968) is often said to feature the greatest car chase scene in cinematic history.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I came across this documentary on the medical marijuana industry in my reader today, and it is worth checking out.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Looking for some new tunes to groove to? My good friend Derek, audio engineer extraordinaire behind mediaudio creates "mostly sample-based, orchestraelectro pieces" - and they are awesome.
Orchestra meets electro in these symphonic jams, and one finds themselves evoking mental imagery as vivid as the music itself as it builds and layers. You might feel as if you are in the middle of an LSD trip trapped in a 1980's video game or in an IMAX theater during the climax of an intense film.
A combination of two seemingly opposite genres, Derek has expertly crafted and weaved the two into a beautiful, eclectic marriage.
Friday, November 4, 2011
I'm disappointed I wasn't aware that this store existed when I lived there! I'll definitely check it out when I am back in SF.
A limited number of items are available at the Lefty's kiosk in the Downtown Disney Marketplace in Orlando, Florida.
After checking out the left-handed store at Pier 39, if you're in need of some “adult only” entertainment, head over to Lefty O'Doul's in Union Square for a drink and to watch the game.
Opened in 1958, Lefty's is named after baseball pro and native San Franciscan Francis "Lefty" O'Doul and is the city's longest-standing sports bar - and may be the longest-standing sports bar in the country.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
While living in Los Angeles, I compiled a list of Californian serial killers. I started out by dividing the list into simply Northern and Southern California, eventually adding Central California, and ultimately, an entire category for just the Los Angeles area itself.
California has a disproportionate amount of serial killers compared to the rest of the nation while LA has a disproportionate amount of serial killers compared to the SF Bay Area and the rest of California.
What makes the Golden State, especially the LA area, such a popular destination for serial killers?
California Serial Killers
San Francisco Bay Area
Trailside Killer - David Carpenter
Michael Bear Carson & Suzan Carson
The I-5 Strangler- Roger Reece Kibb
The Vampire of Sacramento - Richard Chase
Gallego Sex Slave Killers - Gerald & Charlene Gallego
Morris Solomon, Jr.
Leonard Lake & Charles Ng (Calaveras County)
The Co-Ed Killer - Edmund Kemper
The Yosemite Killer - Cary Stayner
Wayne Adam Ford
The Machete Murderer - Juan Corona
The Night Stalker - Richard Ramirez (also SF Bay area)
The Dating Game Killer - Rodney Alcala
The Red Light Bandit
The Grim Sleeper - Lonnie David Franklin, Jr.
The Hillside Strangler - Kenneth Bianchi & Angelo Buono, Jr.
The Freeway Killer - Patrick Kearney (shares this nickname with William Bonin and Randy Steven Kraft)
Sunset Strip Killer - Doug Clark
Timothy Joseph McGee
The Freeway Killer - William Bonin
Bruce Jeffrey Pardo
Chester Dewayne Turner
The Lonely Hearts Killer - Harvey Glatman
Wineville Chicken Coop Murderer - Gordon Stewart Northcott
Mack Ray Edwards
Thor Nis Christiansen
The Freeway Killer - Randy Steven Kraft
Bedroom Basher - Gerald Parker
I-5 Killer or I-5 Bandit - Randall Woodfield
The Clairemont Killer - Cleophus Prince, Jr.
Riverside Killer - William Suff
Dana Sue Gray
Phillip Carl Jablonski (Riverside & SF Bay area)
List of Serial Killers by Country
California’s Most Notorious Killers
If I've left anyone off the list, feel free to comment or contact me and I'll update the list.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Right now I'm watching the premiere of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda, and so far it isn't striking me as much different from the rest of the channel's fare. The show is only halfway through, so too soon to pass judgment - but at this point I can't see what all the hype was about.
Saw the film years ago, and it's not one of the those films where after you've read the book you necessarily feel disappointed – they are two completely separate entities.
The film focuses on the drama of the rescue; the book is more dry and gets into weather patterns, ocean currents, maritime history, and various oceanic and meteorological nightmares as well as the story of the doomed Andrea Gail.
Definitely worth the read, even if a bit dry, especially for the discovery of an awesome, powerful woman – ship captain and author Linda Greenlaw. Linda is one of the few female ship captains on the East Coast, but undeniably one of the best.
She survived the infamous Halloween Gale that the Andrea Gail unfortunately did not. Linda lives in Portland, Maine, still fishes, and has written several books – including the wildly popular Lobster Chronicles and several cookbooks.
Is Eliza Dushku (yes, the one in Wrong Turn and Tru Calling) in a Quilted Northern commercial?
Perhaps horror and TV aren't her true calling after all.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The show premiered on January 5, 1970 and aired its last episode yesterday, Friday September 23, 2011. Many are mourning the show's departure, with Perez Hilton and others calling it "the end of an era."
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
1. The Northern California Pirate Festival is happening in Vallejo from 10:00am to 6:00pm and celebrates all things Pirate.via FunCheapSF:
Celebrate all things Pirate, as Pirate Entertainers, Musicians, Singers, Swordfighters, Craftspeople, and more turn Vallejo’s waterfront into a Pirate Town the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Tortuga. Come on out for this two-day festival over fathers day weekend and have a swashbucklin’ great time at the SF Bay Area’s only Pirate Festival.
2. The 57th Annual North Beach Festival will be held in San Francisco from 10:00am to 6:00pm in Washington Square Park.
7. The Father's Day Kite Day is happening in Berkeley from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Cesar Chavez State Park.
Friday, April 8, 2011
I admit I don't have much faith in modern horror.
"Vagina dentata" is a male cross-cultural myth seen in numerous cultures around the world (Native American, Greek, African, Egyptian, etc.) in which the man is afraid of inserting his penis into a woman's vagina for fear of his penis being injured by the supposed toothed vagina.
"Toothed vagina," the classic symbol of men's fear of sex, expressing the unconscious belief that a woman may eat or castrate her partner during intercourse. Frued said, "Probably no male human being is spared the terrifying shock of threatened castration at the sight of female genitals." But he had the reason wrong. The real reason for this "terrifying shock" is a mouth-symbolism, now recognized universally in myth and fantasy: "It is well-known in psychiatry that both males and females fantasize as a mouth the female's entranceway to the vagina."
Cakes are not the only culinary items adorning the vagina these days; click here for an earlier post with a recipe for Vagina Muff-ins.
Even if you are not a baker, at least click to see what a muff-in looks like!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Ok, I apparently was the last one to get the memo, but Ryan Gosling has a band called Dead Man's Bones. And they made a creepy music video with a choir of zombie children.