Archive for the ‘paranormal’ Category

“Retired” Chronicle Writer CW Nevius is Now a Part Time Sports Writer in Santa Rosa – Plus He’s Playing the Marsh

Monday, March 13th, 2017

You can take the boy out of the suburbs but you can’t take the suburbs out of the boy, one assumes.

Anyway, that’s the new news – he’ll be a once-a-week writer a way up there.

And here’s the old news – his one man show at the Marsh

In 1980, I arrived at the San Francisco Chronicle to cover the Oakland Raiders. I had only been to California once in my life (when I was 12 years old), didn’t know a soul in San Francisco, and was scared to death that I wouldn’t be up to covering the “Hell’s Angels of the NFL.” My previous experience was writing for the SECOND-largest paper in Colorado Springs, and four years before that I was a high school English teacher. What followed was a tempestuous, and eventually miraculous, season that seemed like it would change everything. And then life happened.”

Of course, since he moved to Cali, he’s lived mostly in the ‘burbs, way out east. NTTAWWT, but he sort of omits that part of his bio. Anyway, here’s the venue:

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Oh, he debuts tonight…

Alpine Skier at Blue Bottle

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

I can’t explain this:

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How Wrong is Oakland Warriors Co-Owner Peter Guber About the “Certainty” of “E-Sports” Video Gaming Becoming “an Olympic Sport in 2020?” – VERY

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Here you go:

Gaming revolution: Millennials make e-sports billion-dollar business By Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle February 1, 2017

And here’s the problem:

“Let me say something very provocative — I think there is a high certainty e-sports will be an Olympic sport in 2020.”

Well first of all, when did video games become a “sport?” Which of course is:

an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

Oh so you think video games can fit in there? What about chess then? Let me say something very provocative, Gentle Reader – I think there is a high certainty chess will be an Olympic sport in 2020. That’s the ticket.

And second of all, look for any mention of any video games at all here:

Following the 2012 Games, the IOC assessed the 26 sports held in London, with the remit of selecting 25 ‘core’ sports to join new entrants golf and rugby sevens at the 2020 Games. In effect, this would involve the dropping of one sport from the 2016 Games program. This would leave a single vacancy in the 2020 Games program, which the IOC would seek to fill from a shortlist containing seven unrepresented sports and the removed sport. On 12 February 2013, IOC leaders voted to drop wrestling from the Olympic program, a surprise decision that removed one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games. Wrestling, which combines freestyle and Greco-Roman events, goes back to the inaugural modern Olympics in Athens in 1896,[26] and even further to the Ancient Olympic Games. The decision to drop wrestling was opposed in many countries and by their NOCs.[27][28][29][30] Wrestling therefore joined other sports in a short list applying for inclusion in the 2020 Games. On 29 May 2013, it was announced that three sports made the final shortlist; squash, baseball/softball, and wrestling.[31] Five other sports (karate, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding, and wushu) were excluded from consideration at this point.[32] On 8 September 2013, at the 125th IOC Session, the IOC selected wrestling to be included in the Olympic program for 2020 and 2024. Wrestling secured 49 votes, while baseball/softball secured 24 votes and squash got 22 votes.[33]

So what’s up with that?

And note that the Guber didn’t say by 2020, he said “in 2020.” So I don’t see how it’s even remotely possible that there’s a “certainty” that “E-Sports” video gaming will somehow become “an Olympic sport in 2020.”


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Emperor Norton, Market Street, Frisco

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

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Suspicious Flagpole, West Oakland

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

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“MONITORING WELL?” I’ll Bet You Are, Guv’mint, I’ll Bet You Are

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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And then I thought, where have I seen triangles afore?

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And They said it was just an ad from the Doritos ppl, but who knows.

And also:

What is the all-seeing eye doing on a dollar bill
What’s going on, what’s going on, what’s going on
What’s going on, well I tell you what, I can feel it

You know, speaking of triangles.

And hey, some say it was the CIA what got to JFK and RFK, apparently. You know ’cause that CIA leader guy went on vacay more than one time in the 1960’s. But IDK, maybe, just maybe our Chronicle columnist David Talbot might be taking things too far, or even just making things up?*

(Anyway, triangles man, they’re all connected. Prolly.)

*If you don’t think this review is a pan, well, read it again. It is a pan, most definitely.

American Beauty-Style “Dancing Bag” Appears at 3rd and Market – It was Roundly Ignored by Passersby, Oh Well

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Somebody(ies) was horsing around with a plastic bag yesterday, but nobody noticed AFAICS.

You know, like in American Beauty

First it was all like this:


And then it was all like this:


Next time I see this, I’ll have video for you, Gentle Reader.

Sadly it was NOT the most beautiful thing I’ve ever filmed…

Flowers By Irene: Meet the Early-Rising Crew of “CableCom,” Which is Totally a Real Company, Prolly

Monday, December 12th, 2016

In an industry famous for showing up late or not at all, these people are out afore sunup in the rain, believe it or not:


“IF ONLY” Bus Ad: What?

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

OK, I’ll bite.



No sale.

But WTF to this:

“Shakira’s gown from the “Get It Started” video: $3,000″

So you’re not selling an aging pop singer’s dress, you’re selling the experience of buying the aging pop singer’s dress?

And this:

“I encourage my friends to join nonprofit boards, collect art and buy great houses.”

Yes, don’t we all.


Tuesday, November 29th, 2016