Snapshots fail to record who wore what: Unfortunate that the photographer didn't take time to record the names of the people photographed ["Jean Paul Gaultier @ de Young Museum," Iann Ivy and Kate Conger, slideshows, 3/26]. They obviously took great effort in their looks and helped create this photo story. These are the fine people of San Francisco, who make this city great. They deserve credit.
Blog Comments of the Week
Changes to the music industry are inevitable: Streaming is the future. Spotify might not be the best solution but it is a start ["Music Labels Make Life Tough for Spotify," Dan Mitchell, the Snitch, 3/27]. The labels are holding onto a dying business model, and if they want to survive they need to change their approach. I used to download a lot of music I should have paid for. But now I have a subscription to Spotify and I can't remember that last time I downloaded an album. I still buy vinyl, but that is a niche market and will not save the music industry. If the labels are smart, they would get on board with streaming and figure out how to make it work for them and the artist. Otherwise, they risk losing more money and getting bad PR for resisting the inevitable change that is coming.
Giving legal identification is nothing new: Strange. To get Claritan I have to provide my driver's license and sign for it because of the potential that it could be used illegally to make meth ["Pot Grows on File: Bill to Force Medical Marijuana Users to Register with the State," Chris Roberts, the Snitch, 3/26]. When people get other over-the-counter medications there is a record (an actual prescription!). Why shouldn't someone who is actually getting high off their "medication" have to have equal requirements?
Reason and Sanity
Suspended sheriff needs to be kept out of office: Common sense is enough to see that Mirkarimi is not fit to be in office ["Ross Mirkarimi Challenges Suspension, Files for Reinstatement," Albert Samaha, the Snitch, 3/27]. It doesn't matter if his domestic abuse was before or after his oath. It's still one and the same! How does one expect to trust his work in future cases when he himself is not a man of integrity? The fact that he is still fighting to get back his position in spite of his guilt all the more reinforces the type of a person he is. What a shame!
Not all stupidity in pop culture falls on women's shoulders: I think W. Kamau Bell is even cooler now more than I did before I read this ["Mad Men Keeps Up with the Kardashians, Thanks to Jon Hamm," the Exhibitionist, 3/23]. Also, why did Hamm have to isolate two female — as opposed to male — "stupid" people? There's plenty of stupidity running around out there in pop culture, with no shortage of male participation.
Prison guards can't be shocked by inmates' behavior: Oh Please! If a person can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Women prison guards want to magically instill morals on misbehaving men who are locked up because they lack morals ["Female Prison Guards Can't Sue Over Masturbating Inmates," Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 3/23]. Pull the big-girl pants up or find another job.