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Music, All Shook Down Sonic Triggers: Led Zeppelin's "Fool In The Rain"

Sonic Triggers: Led Zeppelin's "Fool In The Rain"

Like everyone else who has been changed unalterably by the spell of music, there are songs in my past that are indelibly attached to specific moments in my life. I remember being 16 years old and picking up my…
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News, The Snitch Governators Get Serious About CA Drought, in Their Own Ways

Governators Get Serious About CA Drought, in Their Own Ways

While current Governor Jerry Brown was preparing to roll out proposed legislation to combat water waste, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was fighting the drought in his own manner: by blowing up a kiddie pool with a hand grenade.  Schwarzenegger…
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News, Sucka Free City

Under Review: The Court of Appeals Cements the Governor's Power Over Parole

In 1987, Jeffrey Biggs was convicted of murder. A judge sentenced him to 25-years-to-life in prison, with the possibility of parole. In 1988, California passed Proposition 89, which gave the governor power to reverse parole-board decisions involving prisoners locked up…
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Film, "The Last Stand": Arnold Does Arnold

"The Last Stand": Arnold Does Arnold

Shrewd ex-politico that he is, Arnold Schwarzenegger has made his comeback movie after a decade-long hiatus a modestly scaled action programmer — more Raw Deal than Terminator — that does exactly what it should: It leaves us wanting more. Still…
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Film, Rep Showtimes Arthouse Movie Listings Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013

Arthouse Movie Listings Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013

The Castro Theatre. Singin' in the Rain: The classic dance movie musical directed by Kelly and Stanley Donen. Wed., Dec. 26. $8.50-$11. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and King Kong: Thu., Dec. 27. $8.50-$11. North by Northwest and Arabesque: Fri., Dec. 28.…
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News, The Snitch 5 Reasons Californians Are Getting Fatter

5 Reasons Californians Are Getting Fatter

Last year, we were pretty stoked to learn that California was among the skinniest states in the country. But not for long. According to a new study released this week, nearly half of Golden State denizens will be obese by…
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Film, "The Expendables 2": The Most Mercenery Actors You Know

"The Expendables 2": The Most Mercenery Actors You Know

As befits a throwback to the righteous-kill, Reagan-era action movie, The Expendables 2 begins with most of the male population of a Third World nation being evaporated into red dew by superior firepower. So resumes the machine-gun etiquette and repartee…
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Film, Feature "Total Recall": The Original's Outsider Art

"Total Recall": The Original's Outsider Art

Just because it made loads of money, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, and features a three-titted mutant doesn't mean Total Recall isn't ruggedly individualistic art. Just look at its outsider pedigree: Total Recall was loosely based on a 1966 short story from…
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News, The Snitch Is Maria Shriver Reconsidering Her Divorce with Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Is Maria Shriver Reconsidering Her Divorce with Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Media outlets (yep, including us) lapped up every piece of the sordid divorce between former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his ex-wife Maria Shriver with salacious enthusiasm. Just the same, reporters are curious about recent statements Shriver has made alluding to…
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News, Matt Smith

Remembering Don Casper, a City Official Who Saved Taxpayers Billions

In July I received a call from Don Casper, the former chairman of the San Francisco County GOP, vice president of the Civil Service Commission, and prominent local barrister. Good news, he said: Gov. Jerry Brown had rehired him as…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Examines the Friendliness at Zeki's Bar

Bouncer Examines the Friendliness at Zeki's Bar

I have always been fascinated with why we believe the things we believe. Initially I got caught up in the impossible-to-answer question, "How do you know you are right about something?" How can you be so sure of something that…
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News, The Snitch Supreme Court Shoots Down State Ban on Violent Videogames

Supreme Court Shoots Down State Ban on Violent Videogames

Kids can continue to legally play ultraviolent videogames after the Supreme Court ruled this morning that California cannot restrict kids from buying or renting the shooting games.  The court voted 7-2 that such a ban, which was spearheaded by Sen.…
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Music, All Shook Down Get Pumped on Luke Million's Video Remix of Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding

Get Pumped on Luke Million's Video Remix of Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding

"More energy!" Dunno if you know this, but before he was a philandering ex-governor, a cigar-chomping head of state, and an action movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger was one cocky-as-hell bodybuilder. He smoked pot, talked shit, got with the ladies.…
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News, The Snitch Arnold Schwarzenegger Is as Unpopular as George W. Bush

Arnold Schwarzenegger Is as Unpopular as George W. Bush

Apparently, voters find former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's out-of-wedlock love child even more unappealing than his inability to get the state budget passed on time. According to a new poll, Arnie's ratings have dipped to an all-time low. Roughly 75 percent…
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News, The Snitch Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mistress, Mildred Baena, Speaks About Love Child

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mistress, Mildred Baena, Speaks About Love Child

No longer do we have to guess about the details of how and why former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's mistress, Mildred Baena, came clean about the love child they had together. Baena decided to put an end to the rumors that…
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News, The Snitch Arnold Schwarzenegger Affair Might be Investigated by Attorney General

Arnold Schwarzenegger Affair Might be Investigated by Attorney General

California Attorney General Kamala Harris might be launching an investigation into whether former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger improperly used state resources to carry out his now-legendary extramarital dalliances, according to news organizations.Let's qualify that: This information is coming from the National…
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News, The Snitch <i>Examiner</i> Proves Sperminator and Babies Don't Mix

Examiner Proves Sperminator and Babies Don't Mix

Boys who grew up with Terminator action figures may have wanted to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger one day -- all  steroid-pumped with chick-magnet muscles. But according to the Examiner's creation today, a Schwarzenegger baby is a mom's worst nightmare -- …
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News, The Snitch Schwarzenegger Love Child One-Liners

Schwarzenegger Love Child One-Liners

The revelation that our erstwhile governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, fathered a love child came as a shock. But not a surprise. After all, this is the man who, describing the joys of pumping iron, told a documentary film crew the following:…
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News, The Snitch Pro-Marriage Group Wants Schwarzenegger and Shriver to Get Back Together

Pro-Marriage Group Wants Schwarzenegger and Shriver to Get Back Together

Even if former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are done with each other, a pro-marriage organization isn't done with them. The California Healthy Marriages Coalition, which receives $2.4 million annually in federal funding, is criticizing Schwarzenegger and Shriver for…
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News, The Snitch Schwarzenegger and Shriver Split: What Will This Mean for the Governator Cartoon?

Schwarzenegger and Shriver Split: What Will This Mean for the Governator Cartoon?

Next year, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is supposed to release his much anticipated post-politics project, The Governator, a cartoon series based loosely on the actor turned politician's life. The animation is centered on the Governator, a washed-up politician who gets…
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