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News, The Snitch High Doses of Prozac Helps Neighbors Resolve Parking Disputes

High Doses of Prozac Helps Neighbors Resolve Parking Disputes

Well, it seems the cranky drivers over in Bernal Heights have finally found something to help resolve their parking drama: anti-depressants. If you've parked anywhere in Bernal Heights in the last year, then you know exactly what we're talking about;…
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Calendar, Night&Day Self-Flagellation for Fun and Profit

Self-Flagellation for Fun and Profit

According to comic Marc Maron, comedy audiences don't have the patience they once did for neurotic comedians in the tradition of Woody Allen or Richard Lewis: Get on Prozac or get the hell out is the typical reaction, he laments.…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Hills

The Hills

“Sing-A-Long Sound of Music” — the words strike fear into certain people, who assume, quite rightfully, that they will be stuck in a theater filled with The Sound of Music’s sound of music for three-plus hours under direct social pressure…
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Calendar, Night&Day Slam Dance

Slam Dance

The beauty of dancers floating across the stage, making exquisite patterns for the sake of exquisite patterns — snooze. Or so thinks DV8 Physical Theatre artistic director Lloyd Newson, who used to refer to dance as "the Prozac of the…
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Music, Bouncer

Double D's: depression and dickheads

The more astute readers out there may have noticed that I tend to be, er, a bit depressive. I think one of my friends put it best when he said that every time he read my column he felt it…
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Music, Bouncer

Cougars, Paul Robeson, and PMS Pepper Bouncer's Trip to Kilowatt

So I went off Prozac a few months back, and my brain is just starting to stabilize. At first I fell into a really gnarly depression, the usual dark matter that sucks you into the void. But that has dissipated,…
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Culture, Stagecap

Big Pharma

Jennifer Berry takes exception to the fun and smiley television advertisements for antidepressants that feature women riding horses, running through grassy fields, and laughing while holding their adoring children. The first character Berry inhabits in her new solo show bashing…
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Music, OK Then

SSRI-ay Cap'n

Of the small handful of people whom I consider personal friends in this town, I know three who are on antidepressants (as am I) and a fourth who takes this thing called SAMe, which is an herbal antidepressant that apparently…
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Music, Bouncer

Bouncer

The best part of the city to be in when it's raining is the Lower Haight. You feel like you are in Janis Joplin's brain: Psychedelic splashes douse the dirty, depressed streets, drowning the filth, muting the sadness, and ultimately…
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News, Dog Bites The Dog Bites Interview: Richard Lewis

The Dog Bites Interview: Richard Lewis

The phone rings. We sit hunched over with bad posture, running our fingers nervously through our hair, dressed in black from head to toe, Prozac within reach. We know what awaits us. It's the Prince of Pain, Richard Lewis, comedian…
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Film, Portrait of a Dog Lady

Portrait of a Dog Lady

You love your dog, right? Kiss it on the lips? If you do, you're far from alone. In recent years, much has been made of America's increasing, and increasingly expensive, obsession with dogs. Critics have pointed to the signifiers --…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Medical researchers are beginning to report an unexpected downside to the use of Prozac and similar drugs. Some patients find they just can't bear the strain of feeling content and well-adjusted. Having been accustomed to their…
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Calendar, Halloween

Savage Love

Hey, Faggot: A group of friends and I were having a raunchy night out at a club in San Francisco. We noticed several blow-up dolls hanging from the rafters on the dance floor. A girlfriend and I yanked two down,…
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Calendar, Halloween

Savage Love

Hey, Faggot: I met this guy through the personals, and we happily dated until I found out a couple of things: 1) He had a pregnant girlfriend. 2) He was cheating on me with someone else besides his pregnant girlfriend.…
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Music,

Racket

Following the video-driven, stagy excesses of the '80s (as epitomized by David Lee Roth), something akin to a style recession changed the look of rock music. The alternative boom of the early '90s championed a near-Spartan aesthetic. Big hair and…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): In the magazine Stone Shoes, novelist William Vollman suggests that just about the most important and enjoyable thing in life is "doing something that's a complicated, tricky problem for you that you don't know how to…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Dangling rubber skeletons, thick, crusty spider webs, pretend witches' cauldrons filled with pretend lizard eyes and bat wings and snake bile: I can't believe that any of the usual Halloween props really throw a scare into…
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Dining, Eat

Clattering Platters

"This isn't noise!" one of my companions said to me across our table at Le Charm, raising his voice just enough so that I could understand him over the tinkles and scrapes flowing from the nearby kitchen. "It's clatter." "Yes,…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY for an unreal world

Aries (March 21-April 19): It won't be such a good week to gossip with housewives on Prozac or schmooze with losers. But it'll be a prime time for bumping into allies while grocery shopping after midnight or auditioning for new…
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