Posts Tagged ‘magic’

Crazy Rob Anderson vs. the Single Bullet Theory, Chapter # ??? – 48 Years of Conspiracy Theories

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

I don’t know where people get the idea that we’re entitled to a perfect F.B.I., but some seem to have that notion.

So, because the F.B.I. didn’t do everything perfectly in the investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, then that means there had to be a massive conspiracy?

Does that make sense?

Oh look, Wikipedia, for one, got it right:

“Location: Dallas, Texas
Date: November 22, 1963
Time: 12:30 p.m. (Central Time)
Target: John F. Kennedy
Attack type: Sniper rifle
Death(s): 1 killed (President Kennedy)
Injured: 2 wounded (Governor Connally and James Tague)
Perpetrator(s): Lee Harvey Oswald”

Oswald, the former Marine Corps marksman, was a gun nut who liked shooting military and paramilitary authority figures – it was his thing. For example, before he shot and killed Commander-in-Chief JFK, he shot retired U.S. Army General Edwin Walker (with the rifle Oswald bought mail-order, the very same one he used to kill JFK). And then, after he shot and killed JFK, he shot and killed Dallas Police Department Officer J.D. Tippet and then he attempted to shoot Dallas Police Department Officer N.M. McDonald.

He was a shooty person back in ’63 – what can you do?

Is it so impossible to believe that there are random assassins out there, people who act on their own, people like Sirhan Sirhan and James Earl Ray and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme and Sara Jane Moore and John Hinckley Jr. and Mark David Chapman and Jared Loughner?

Apparently.

Oh well.

See you next year.

P.S. It was a regular bullet what killed JFK, not a “magic bullet.”

OMG, It’s the HAIR Musical Bus Tour – Hippies Handing Out Free Tickets, Flowers – Hurry, the Show Ends November 20th!

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

[UPDATE: Oh, Andy Wright was on the scene today.]

Here’s what you need to know about Hair right here, FYI.

Now today, the cast just went on a City tour via The TeacherBus.

See? At Haight and Ashbury:

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It Takes a Village to Park a Bus in the Upper Haight:

Oh, look it’s a hippie cast member taking photos of a recently do-ragged passersby:

And handing out “Your Hippie Name” ID stickers:

And giving away free theatre tickets on Haight:

All right, time for a group photo in front of the Ben & Jerry’s:

Via SHNSF

And all the while, bubbles, bubbles everywhere:

Break a leg, Hair!

ZOMG, October 16th, 2011 is Yerba Buena Family Day – Free Admission to SFMOMA – Thanks Target!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

October 16th, 2011 will be on a Sunday so I’ll prolly be breakin’ in the malls, breakin’ on the streets, natchbut you, you’ve got kids, so you should head down to SoMA for Yerba Buena Family Day 2011.

It’s:

“…San Francisco’s biggest daylong family block party with free admission, special art activities and free performances for children and families at the following venues within 1 or 2 blocks of each other in the Yerba Buena arts district at 3rd Street and Mission Street in downtown San Francisco.”

That means that Target will pick up the tab when you visit the SFMOMA, the Jew Mu, the MoAD and the Children’s Creativity Museum.

Hurray! (Hey Target, why are you taking so long to open down there in Metreon? Or for that matter, Geary and Masonic. C’mon, wiki wiki.)

 All right, see you and your fam there!

All the deets:

SFMOMA

  • Be inspired by the exhibition Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective
  • Sketch, scribble, and squiggle your way through the wonderful world
    of drawing

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Marvel at Harry Houdini’s famous escape acts in the exhibition Houdini: Art and Magic
  • Thrill to a live performance by The Magic of Chin-Chin

Museum of the African Diaspora

  • Tour the exhibition COLLECTED: Stories of Acquisition and Reclamation
  • Make a memory box to take home, participate in a drumming workshop,
    and more

Children's Creativity Museum

  • Be among the first to experience the Museum’s freshly redesigned exhibits including the new Imagination Lab
  • Create clay animations, music videos, digital art, and more
  • Ride the historic carousel for free

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

  • From hula dancers to taiko drummers, enjoy live performances on the
    Esplanade Stage in the Gardens from 11 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Delight in the clowning of Unique Derique and the grooves of the
    Venezuelan Music Project on the Children’s Stage near the Children’s
    Creativity Museum from 12 – 3 PM

Porcelain White Upstairs But Tan, Tan, Tan Down Below: Your Photoshop Disaster of the Day – From Macy’s!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Of course, our local Macy’s isn’t really in the bidness of selling you dresses, ladies, it’s in the bidness of selling fantasy, dreams, or, indeed, “magic.”

But let’s leave that aside as we take a look at today’s ad:

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A bit of a mismatch, it seems.

But as always, You Make The Call. Check out today’s San Francisco Examiner, page 3, IIRC.

The Jumping Water Bugs of Golden Gate Park

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

You can see these water striders (Gerridae aka water bugs, magic bugs, pond skaters, skaters, skimmers, water scooters, water skaters, water skeeters, water skimmers or water skippers) in the ponds of Golden Gate Park. Like these two, for instance.

You can tell when they’re on the water by the dimples near their legs. Click to expand:

And you can tell when they’re jumping when you don’t see the dimples.

Jump on, little bugs.

Code Pink Will Invoke Magic to Shut Down Marine Recruiting Station in Berkeley Tomorrow

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Oh, it’s on!

Witches, Crones, Sirens come to the Marine Recruiting Station [on May 9, 2008] to cast spells, weave magic, invoke the foremothers, share wisdom, lead rituals to bring peace to the MRS, to protect our youth from the powerful spells of pro-war forces, to lead the men of the marine recruiting station off into the oceans of peace!

Some witches, crones and sirens are willing to risk arrest, others are not. We call on all crones, witches and sirens to come to the MRS, to bring your energy, your wisdom, your fierce determination to end war now and bring peace to our world.

What’s that? You can’t make the scene? Well then just watch it all live online courtesy of Fox News Channel on the 24/7 FoxNews Berkeley Protest Cam.

In fact, why don’t you check it out right now and see if Code Pink’s gatherings in front of the recruiting station really are as “ill-attended” as Fox says. 

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 t-dawg via flickr 

Witches, Crones, Sirens come to the MRS
Friday, May 9th 2008  starts at 7:30 AM
Berkeley, CA

See you tomorrow!