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Dining, SFoodie Monday Twelve: Oysterfest Tickets, A Book on Aperitivos

Monday Twelve: Oysterfest Tickets, A Book on Aperitivos

Oysterfest Is May 7. Chromeo Will Be There. Will You? The…
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Music, All Shook Down Lenny Kravitz's Penis, Ryan Adams' 1989, and a Typical Cyrus Family Outing

Lenny Kravitz's Penis, Ryan Adams' 1989, and a Typical Cyrus Family Outing

Last week, in the bar, we heard multiple people start conversations with the words: "Ohmygod! Lenny Kravitz's penis!" Because last week has been a lot about Lenny Kravitz splitting some leather pants on stage and showing the world — and…
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Culture, Kill Your Television Topical Chairs: The Great Hosting Upheaval

Topical Chairs: The Great Hosting Upheaval

When Daily Show correspondent John Oliver took over for Jon Stewart last summer, I for one was thrilled. In all honesty, I find Jon Stewart highly annoying. He's great when he's pinned against right-wing douchebag pundits, sure, but the simpering…
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News, Feature Molded by Suffering

Molded by Suffering

I was not born in San Francisco, nor was I raised there. I moved to the city in the fall of 1986 and headed south before the '90s arrived. But I consider San Francisco my home. I may not have…
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Calendar, Night&Day Skewered

Skewered

A totally biased guide to John Oliver's greatest moments: The time he used the "human microphone" at an Occupy rally to explain how stupid the human microphone looks (everyone shouts whatever the leader just said). When he suggested (after…
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Culture, Kill Your Television Kill Your Television: Liberal Bias

Kill Your Television: Liberal Bias

I have an addiction to online debating, though the word "debating" is itself debatable. Usually on the high school debate team you aren't called a "stupid libtwat fucktard" for your stance on tort reform. I of course tend to like…
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Calendar, Night&Day Night Moves

Night Moves

Most famous for his Comedy Central TV show Insomniac, veteran bald comic Dave Attell is making a San Francisco appearance this week at Cobb's Comedy Club. Known for his dark observations, self-deprecation, and confrontational comedy, Attell has been going…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Lighter Side of Heavy

The Lighter Side of Heavy

Truth that's embedded in humor is no less powerful than truth delivered by serious means. In fact, it can be more powerful — just ask political satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who attracted more than 200,000 people to a…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Lighter Side of Heavy

The Lighter Side of Heavy

Truth that's embedded in humor is no less powerful than truth delivered by serious means. In fact, it can be more powerful — just ask political satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who attracted more than 200,000 people to a…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Power of the Pen -- and Ink

The Power of the Pen -- and Ink

Truth embedded in humor or satire is no less powerful than truth delivered by any other means. In fact, it can be more powerful – just ask political satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who drew more than 200,000 people…
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News, The Snitch

Jon Stewart to Jobs: Microsoft Was Supposed to be the Evil One

Appholeswww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party In testament to the ever increasing mainstream appeal of the high drama, high stakes tech and gadget world, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart tore into iPhonegate during his opening monologue tonight, making…
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News, The Snitch

Got Botox? Jon Stewart Razzes Pelosi On (Not) Raising Eyebrows.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThe New York Crimes - David Paterson & Charles Rangelwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHealth Care ReformNew York Representative Charles Rangel may have saved face for the Democrats by stepping down…
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Calendar, Night&Day Roaming Troubadours

Roaming Troubadours

Men: Wouldn’t it be great to be a Jon Stewart lookalike who wrote best-selling novels and was also a famous musician? You’re thinking ha ha, very funny: Nobody is that cool. Unfortunately, John Wesley Harding is exactly those things. Wes…
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News, Sucka Free City

How 'douchebag' became everyone's favorite insult

Anyone with cable television or an Internet hookup knows all too well that this is the dawning of the age of the douchebag. While the term for a feminine hygiene implement traces its history back to 1685, its slang incarnation…
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Calendar, Night&Day More Than a Pretty Face

More Than a Pretty Face

Jeff Garlin is the big fellow on Curb Your Enthusiasm. As Larry David's manager he fits neatly into the background, content in his role as one of the star's orbiting planets, asking about as much from the audience as Norm…
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Calendar, Night&Day Back to You, John

Back to You, John

As both a staff writer and the Senior British Correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, John Oliver exists in an ethereal realm of striking and working at the same time. It's a delicate role: On the show's return,…
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Music, All Shook Down Demetri Martin Gets TV Show of Important Things

Demetri Martin Gets TV Show of Important Things

Not only is Demetri Martin funny, but he's also full of wisdom. Without him I would have never concluded that every fight is a food fight-- if you're a cannibal. Expect more profundity on a regular basis, as Comedy…
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Calendar, Night&Day Goddamned Funny

Goddamned Funny

Lizz Winstead is a former executive vice president of Air America Radio, she did a radio show with Chuck D., and she co-created the The Daily Show (that was way before Jon Stewart, but still). She’s also a touring stand-up…
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Film,

Evan Can Wait

Evan Almighty, the follow-up to Bruce Almighty, is the work of an angry God. At 89 minutes that last a lifetime, it's a sanctimonious sitcom dolled up as the most expensive comedy ever made — $175 mil, so they say,…
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Film, Letter-Box Edition

Letter-Box Edition

It may not be an "iconic manifestation of civilization," as documentarian Ken Burns proclaims, but the New York Times crossword puzzle is undoubtedly an institution. Printed every day for the past 64 years, in weekly cycles of increasing difficulty, the…
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