Posts Tagged ‘Beth Spotswood’

Headline Writers Have Finally Stopped Referring to Mountain Lions as “Cougars”

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

It had to happen, after all. There was just too much confusion, back in the day. And this is the phrase you can memorize to keep your terms straight: “Kim Bauer was scared by the mountain lion.” Easy peasy. (And sometimes cougars and bears hunt the same prey, but usually they get along.) Moving on…

Palo Alto’s memorable National Single Cougar Convention 2009 from last Saturday is still reverberating throughout the Bay Area. Beths Spotswood and Hondl were there to capture all the action on video. And here’s a few words on CC09 at the SF Appeal and here’s a few more at the CultureBlog. In short, we’re all a Twitter over this affair. (And now really, who could possibly think Beth Spotswood a cougar? You could make a Photoshop of her wearing all animal prints lasso-ing a Boy Scout and she wouldn’t look Cougar-ish at all.)

And look who else is getting on the fun – check out a Palo Alto Weekly newspaper from last month:

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via Ian Ruotsala, whose brain was temporarily scrambled.

Putting those bits together, well that’s five-star journalism.

Can you imagine Another Cougar Sighting in Woodside instead?

No. Maybe in 2008, but not in 2009.

Congratulations to N Judah Chronicles on Its Fourth Anniversary!

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Who turned out to mark the fourth birthday of the famous N Judah Chronicles in the prideful Inner Sunset district last night? Well, how about Matt Baume of Curbed SF and Sweet Melissa Griffin and Beth Spotswood and the Heinekin Girls and even chief MUNI flack Judson True (hey, let’s all hope lying about CultureBus pays more than telling the truth about CultureBus, ’cause telling the truth about the CB don’t pay a whit) and a host of others too numerous to enumerate.

Here’s NJC’s grand poobah Greg Dewar addressing the crowd last night on Irving Street near 9th Avenue at the Blackthorn Tavern. Chanted the mob,“Four more years!”

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And here’s the NJ itself,  just a stone’s throw away from the party, rolling along in the wind and fog.

Writer Beth Spotswood’s Birthday Party was San Francisco’s Affair of the Year for 2009

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Reports are still coming in, and of course it’s still only February, but writer and Culture Blogger Beth Spotswood‘s recent birthday soiree in the Mission district must now be considered San Francisco’s Affair of the Year for 2009.

CBS 5 KPIX news anchor Joe Vazquez was unafraid to pose for photos:

To all you other party hosts, Better Luck Next Year.

Beth Spotswood Hearts Carole Migden?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

It’s hard to say. Let’s think about this.

Which is worth more?

A thousand words

Or a picture?

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To speak is a sin/
You look first, then stare/
And once in a while/
A smile, if you dare