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Calendar, Night&Day Neither Doobie nor House

Neither Doobie nor House

For 10 seasons on the sketch comedy series MADtv, Michael McDonald masqueraded under such original guises as Bible Dude and the Depressed Persian Tow Truck Driver, and slayed with impressions of notorious figures including Bill O’Reilly, Saddam Hussein, and Dr.…
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Culture, Books Salvation for Drunk Punks

Salvation for Drunk Punks

What are alcoholic punk rockers to do? All of their lives have been spent fighting the system, avoiding the masses, rejecting a deity, and living on their own terms. When the time comes for some of them to realize that…
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Music, Bouncer

Taking Cues from Oprah: Making a Man List at the Beach Chalet

Something caught my eye the other day while I was driving along the Great Highway. It was an old library-looking building with a restaurant on top, where rows of bluehairs were eating soup and looking out over the waves. A…
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News, Sucka Free City For Sale - KRON-TV Channel 4, $800 Million, Fixer-Upper

For Sale - KRON-TV Channel 4, $800 Million, Fixer-Upper

Apparently not even Dr. Phil can help KRON-TV (Channel 4). More than a year has passed since the financially ailing station's owner, New York–based Young Broadcasting, announced plans to revolutionize local TV news by turning its on-air reporters into camera-toting…
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Music, Bouncer

Bouncer and Floyd from Fat Wreck Hit the Rite Spot

"Hi!" the bouncy bartender said. "We're closing at midnight." It was eleven. I could deal. She then informed me that it was happy hour "all night long," which meant for the next hour, I surmised. Yes, folks, I was in…
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Culture, Bookcap

Self-Made Man: One Womans Journey Into Manhood and Back

By Norah Vincent Viking (January), $24.95 At the risk of sounding like a bad undergraduate essay, let me say that the gender roles of men -- just as intricate as those of women -- get ignored, ridiculed, or flat-out loathed…
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Music, Bouncer

And Awards We Go

There's sort of a running joke among my friends as to how someone who a) hates crowds, b) is sick of seeing live music, and c) is usually in bed by 10 somehow scored the job of writing a nightlife…
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News, Dog Bites

The Dog Bites Audition: Les Misérables

We could run, but we couldn't hide. There it was, right there on our computer screen: "THE BROADWAY NATIONAL TOUR OF LES MISÉRABLES TO HOLD OPEN AUDITIONS -- TO BE HELD AT THE SAN FRANCISCO BALLET MONDAY JUNE 6." This…
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Music, Reviewed Cloud Cult|Say Hi to Your Mom

Cloud Cult|Say Hi to Your Mom

If Dr. Phil made an album, it might sound something like Advice From the Happy Hippopotamus. Cloud Cult rocks like a motivational speaker on a self-help book tour: Songwriter/mastermind Craig Minowa bathes us in treacly words of encouragement on the…
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Music, Bouncer

Phoning Home

You know a bar is great when you've been there for four hours and suddenly realize, "Hey, man, like, is this a gay bar?" It slowly dawned on me after I had finished my fourth stimulating conversation with a man…
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Music, Reviewed Bad Religion

Bad Religion

Notable tele-psychiatrist Dr. Phil McGraw asserts that we all have destructive emotional characteristics in our personalities, which he calls "bad spirits." Below are some of Dr. Phil's "bad spirits," which have the ability to sabotage long relationships: "You Think It's…
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