Kink in the Armory
Not surprised by what was discovered at Kink.com: So a company that specializes in videos depicting the degradation of women is degrading its workers. Shocker ["Gag Order," Kate Conger, feature, 2/20].
Concertgoers a have right to not get high: I attended a concert not too long ago at the Fox Theater in Oakland and was surprised to smell and see all the weed-smoking concertgoers around me ["Smoked Out," Ian S. Port, Music, 2/20]. I was up in the balcony with great seats, but I felt put off by how casual and acceptable this seemed to be. Funny thing is, I don't mind it. But I was with my father, who is in his 60s, and shouldn't have to put up with it. I was almost angry about it. If a person can't smoke cigarettes inside then someone shouldn't have to get high off of contact if he doesn't want to. This double standard has to go.
Blog Comments of the Week
Great to see good people make the news: The world is full of kindhearted people, who don't usually make the news ["Lucky Couple Finds $11,000 in Cash at the Golden Gate Bridge," Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 2/20]. God bless Carlos and Barbara Landeros for doing the right thing [by returning the money].
Remember to be safe: My heart goes out to this young man's family and I sincerely hope that he has not been harmed or harmed himself ["Crishtian Hughes: SoCal Family Searches for Man Missing in S.F.," Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 2/19]. Many years ago when I arrived in San Francisco at his age, I made some unwise choices concerning people I thought I could trust.
Column brings light to both sides of the issue: Thanks for the thoughtful piece on this subject [How a J-Pop Sex Scandal Reflects Our Own Music Culture," Andrew Stout, All Shook Down, 2/19]. On either side of the aisle people have only been expressing gut reactions to this being horrible or well-deserved.
Mr. Marina competition has a fan base: Mr. Marina season is hands-down my favorite season ["Mr. Marina Charity Event Is Already Getting Competitive," Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 2/19]. So much hilarity ensues in the weeks leading up to the main event and it's all for a great cause; also, such an awesome video [featured in the post] and set of enthusiastic contestants!
In last week's issue we misspelled the name of Bless Me, Ultima's author. The writer is Rudolfo Anaya ["Bless Me, Ultima: Real Magic Is Unconditional Love," Film, Sherilyn Connelly, 2/20]. SF Weekly regrets the error.