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Calendar, Night&Day We're With Stupid

We're With Stupid

Just because Sunday is April Fools Day doesn’t mean you get to skip church. If you’re a member of the First Church of the Last Laugh (and you are), it’s the holiest day of the year, so get out there.…
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News, The Snitch Lyndon LaRouche Volunteers Display Obama as Hitler Signs. Did San Francisco Notice?

Lyndon LaRouche Volunteers Display Obama as Hitler Signs. Did San Francisco Notice?

We popped out of the SF Weekly offices to run into Safeway at Fourth and King streets this afternoon, when we noticed two overly cheerful young people staffing a Lyndon LaRouche table outside the grocery store. Or, to be more…
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Music, All Shook Down

Download A Free Mix in Honor of Laughing Squid's 15th Anniversary

Hey! Do you like cat videos and robot in-jokes and urban derring-do and painfully topical mashups and groaningly pop-culture-referential T-shirt designs and straight-up geek bliss? Don't front like you don't! Remember where you live?Well, Scott Beale was way ahead…
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News, The Snitch Scenes From a Prostitutes' Protest

Scenes From a Prostitutes' Protest

Gawkers hoping to spot women decked out in Frederick's of Hollywood gear were likely disappointed with today's noontime prostitutes protest. Perhaps 20 casually dressed demonstrators gathered at Polk and Sutter to decry the city's proposed sit/lie ordinance, which they claimed…
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News, Sucka Free City

List: Do not open until Christmas

There are less than two weeks until the national celebration of the birth of Santa Claus. Here are some gift ideas for notable Bay Area personalities. • Nancy Pelosi: A national health care plan that will pay for her facelifts…
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News, The Snitch Frank Chu: Hardest Working Proselytizer in Show Business Recruits Bluegrass Fans

Frank Chu: Hardest Working Proselytizer in Show Business Recruits Bluegrass Fans

Warren Hellman may have fancied himself opening up America's hearts to music with his bigger-than-ever, three-day Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. He also helped famed San Francisco eccentric Frank Chu open city visitors' minds to opaque theories about an alleged intergalactic…
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News, The Snitch Wanted: Housemate/'Date' for Frank '12 Galaxies' Chu

Wanted: Housemate/'Date' for Frank '12 Galaxies' Chu

You, too, can live with a San Francisco icon. And possibly even date him. Frank Chu hopes for both.I don't think we're exaggerating by calling Frank Chu -- omnipresent "12 Galaxies" protester -- the living San Francisco icon. He called the other…
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Calendar, Night&Day Everybody Gets a Sign!

Everybody Gets a Sign!

Frank Chu holds the Guinness world record for the longest successive protest, according to Frank Chu, and he has logged more miles than the March of Dimes. These factoids might have been delivered with no-nonsense solemnity from under a sign…
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News, Sucka Free City

How will the cops enforce S.F.'s new club loitering law?

Much ballyhooing and nay-saying accompanied the Board of Supervisors' passage last week of a law designed to cut down on that bane of city existence: the dreaded loiterers, those hangers-out in front of clubs, bars, and other dens of iniquity.…
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News, The Snitch How Did We Live Without This? Web Site Allows You To Generate Frank '12 Galaxies' Chu's Signs.

How Did We Live Without This? Web Site Allows You To Generate Frank '12 Galaxies' Chu's Signs.

It just ain't a San Francisco event until Frank Chu lopes up, toting his sign. It doesn't matter if it's an SEIU picket, a Holocaust remembrance ceremony, or a sale at Ross -- all that's important to Chu is that…
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News, Sucka Free City Jerky Boy

Jerky Boy

From the Bushman to Frank Chu, this city has a vast and dazzling array of kooks. To this collective, we humbly propose the addition of Damisi Carter. The 34-year-old former limo driver was in the habit of making crank calls…
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Music, Label Nonconformity Still Reigns!

Nonconformity Still Reigns!

In the beginning of our city's love affair with odd ducks, there was Emperor Norton. A businessman in Gold Rush San Francisco who lost his pants on an investment in Peruvian rice, he re-emerged as a grand character of his…
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News, The Snitch Macworld 2008 Ambles on, Frank Chu Protests

Macworld 2008 Ambles on, Frank Chu Protests

Frank Chu, the Bay Area's legendary sign holder, brought his epic protest to the steps of Apple's Macworld computer conference yesterday. SF Weekly was on the scene. Story and photographs by Tyler Callister Frank Chu's "protest," which is perhaps…
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News, Sucka Free City

DIY Protest

While hemlines may move up and down, thanks to the current administration the one thing that can still be counted on to remain constant is the need for protests. And a protest without a protest sign is like a long…
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Listen Up, Listen Up Feature All That Noise

All That Noise

It's Saturday morning in San Francisco. Across the city, scenesters sit bleary-eyed in diners, sucking greasy spoons and mainlining caffeine. But in an airy loft in the dirty heart of the Mission, 30 people of various ages are chatting brightly,…
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Music, OK Then

OK Then

It is a dark and stormy night. I've always wanted to begin a column that way, but seriously, it is a dark and stormy night -- a Thursday night, to be precise, and about a hundred of us have gathered…
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Music, OK Then

Party Like It's 1999

Maybe it's the mix of beer and Red Bull in my system, but I am finding it hard to be cynical on a recent Wednesday evening at the Virgin Megastore on Market Street, where local DJs/producers/label owners Jondi & Spesh…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Place to Throw Shit at Bands

When it comes to live music, we all love intimate venues like the Bottom of the Hill, Cafe Du Nord, and the Make-Out Room. But there's a problem with such joints: What if you want to throw shit on your…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, December 3, 2003 The Smothers Brothers, Weird Al Yankovic, Adam Sandler – each mined music for comic ore, with varying degrees of success. But novelty songs typically have a short life span. Once you've giggled at the lyrics a…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Mobile Landmarks

San Francisco is filled with interesting places -- rowdy bars, relaxing parks, and sites that are simply a pleasure to look at. But the city is also blessed with actual human beings who count as must-see attractions in and of…
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