Here it is on Broadway, ‘neath the Transamerica Pyramid:
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And here’s the close-up, with T’s blowing in the breeze:
Sometimes you hear what you want to hear, what you’re expecting to hear. And then, next thing you know, the New York State Ag. Dept. is raiding a market in Manhattan looking for puppy meat.
Let’s let our friends in Taiwan, NMA-TV, take over:
“Dog meat sold in a Chinatown meat market? It looked like the scoop of the century to James Schugel, a reporter for Minneapolis CBS affiliate WCCO.
Schugel reported that a Chinatown shop had sold dog meat, but it’s actually just a misunderstanding. See, Schugel was investigating a puppy mill operation in Minnesota that apparently sent their dogs to 336 East Broadway in New York City. When he found the address was a Chinese-run meat market, he instantly leapt to the suspicion that the dogs were ending up in the cooking pot.
Schugel called up the staff to confirm his suspicions. But somewhere in the conversation, the words “dog” and “duck” got confused, and the staff confirmed that they do in fact sell meat from all kinds of animals to be eaten. This was enough for Schugel to run off with his report. Husky hash! Schnauzer stew! Keeshond kebabs!
Luckily, it quickly became clear that Schugel was barking up the wrong tree. The misunderstanding was cleared up, and WCCO quietly scrubbed the story from their website. The New York Post correctly quoted the employee of Dak Cheong Meat Market as saying “How could we sell dog meat? This isn’t China. This isn’t Korea!”
I don’t know, KQED-FM. You can’t be talking about how you have a “commercial-free” radio broadcast if you’re simultaneously running ads promoting “the Sexiest Night* in Television,” right?
My car’s tape deck, from back when they made tape decks:
I cry foul.
*I missed the entire ad yesterday – I thought at first they might have been promoting Fox-TV, but now I think they were beating the drums for the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Implant Fashion Show on CBS.
Invisible airwaves crackle with life
Bearing a gift beyond price, almost free
See? (The fine print in the ad says that MUNI has permission from CBS to run to use the SoSF logo, so everything’s nice and legal.)
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Isn’t this ad kind of a rip-off of Greg Dewar’s N Judah Chronicles?
Signs point to yes.
Speaking of whom, here’s MUNI’s Death Spiral from Greg Dewar and Joe Eskenazi. (Boy, the head of MUNI at the time just flipped out, I mean, really flipped out over this bit in the SF Weekly from last year. He hosted a big meeting in response to this one article. It was epic, I’ve been told.)
Anyway, do you know what that “treat” is, the one referenced in the MUNI ad?
It’s the price increase what starts today.
So this is just all a tease, turns out. But you try if you want, type in mormon.org/oakland.
I see a bunch of crap but I don’t see the answer to the question that the Morms themselves raised on their very own billboard. (Speaking of which, nice 48-foot board you got there, CBS. Maybe when there’s another Prop 8 you can make even more money, huh?)
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But what about the 415? I mean, are there billboards in Oaktown touting mormon.org/sf, you know, equal time and whatnot?
Now, I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking, well what about something else, like:
I’m fresh out of ideas.
Well, I feel dissed, LDS.
I feel dissed.
Let’s see here, can you spot the PG&E Tower of our Golden Gate Bridge in the lower left? Good, now check out vertical elements of our old and new San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridges.
Not much has changed with the poorly-managed 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake-related fix-up job that’s due to finish up sometime this decade, so there’s no reason to think that America isn’t still laughing at us.
Of course you should try to not to stare at the new ornamental tower when you are cruising by on the temporary S-curve. Safety First, right? Anyway, it’s a little higher now. See?
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And, of course, Mike still sucks big titties.
That’s your Bay Bridge update for 2011.
I’ll tell you this about Frank Chu – he’s always on, always working.
That’s why he was late to his own birthday party at the Palace Hotel last year, he was on a gig that had suddenly come up right across the street.
Muhlenberg, Retrovrillions of Populations, CBS: Clutrocenical Footages, Amending Concurences, Ketrovenigul:
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Now, when I say “Star-Crossed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge,” I’m referring to stuff in this 60 Minutes report* from earlier this year
*Heh, 60 Minutes finally got around to fixing one of their two errors. Good for them.
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1. This was a “fun” event, in that the candidates’ names were pulled out of a snare drum and then they got time signals from a dinging triangle. A bit twee if you ask me, but it seemed apropropriate given the crowd and the nature of the event.
2. Speaking of which, there was a good turnout, with the lower level of Yoshi’s biggest room almost filled to capacity.
3. I understand how there needs to be a viability cutoff – I mean Big Entertainment would like all the candidates to swear fealty of course, but you can’t have 50 people on stage, right? (In a couple of years, we’ll have six races and who-knows-how-many candidates, right?) However, it’s not clear to me what the cutoff standards were. There were no candidates on stage from District Two, for instance. Presumably, leading viers Janet Reilly and Mark Farrell blew off the questionnaire, leaving that to Kat Anderson and Abraham Simmons. Now, both of them applied to The Recording Academy but neither wound up gracing the stage last night. Additionally, bona fide D6 candidate Anna Conda was left wondering what the deal is, man.
4. I left just after the intra-district candidate-on-candidate queries began. (Not sure what the point is of having a D6 candidate question one from D8 at last night’s love-fest, but whatever.) But as far as the intros (complete with musical accompaniment) were concerned, Malia Cohen was the standout. (She finished up way before the triangle had a chance to ding. Bonus.) Rafael Mandelman (Mandelman! Mandelman!) also did well, speaking naturally and name-checking The Death of Fun,* but, OTOH, Debra Walker seemed to be reading notes, as if at a high school debate. JMO.
Energy, energy, energy from Malia Cohen:
This is a new kind of deal for me, to see Big Entertainment take this approach. I’m thinking that this event will, as designed, affect how our Board of Supes deals with nightclubs and similar whatnots in 2011 and 2012.
*Copyright SFBG? Don’t know who coined this term. It’s a good one…