It's almost the end of the year, and we're extremely grateful to the readers who visited our site in 2009. Here are the Snitch posts that garnered the highest readership, and reflect what is truly important to you: sex, crime, and weed. And serial killers.
10. Lawsuit Alleges ER Doctor Let Man Die In Order to Steal His Rolex
"A jaw-dropping lawsuit filed last week in San Francisco Superior Court alleges an emergency room doctor abandoned his attempts to resuscitate a patient from cardiac arrest to instead pocket the dead man's valuable Rolex wristwatch."
2. Treacherous Day at Sea Captured in Stomach-Churning Photos
Gabor Godonyi, a chef on the tugboat Sound Reliance
, snapped some incredible photos of massive waves rocking the barge laden with 6 million gallons of fuel on its way to Long Beach.
8. Daughter of Alleged Zodiac Killer Chose Recently Disbarred Lawyer as Her Spokesman
"At a ridiculously well-attended press conference this afternoon in front of the San Francsico Chronicle
, a histrionic red-headed woman named Deborah Perez announced that she had solved perhaps the greatest mystery in the history of Bay Area crime. Her father, she claims, was the Zodiac killer."
7. The Amazing Sign-Spinning Samurai Wows Fourth Street
"In the world of mind-numbingly boring jobs, swinging a sign to advertise mattress sales or open houses along Bay Area roadways ranks pretty high. The sign dudes usually look completely dejected, drugged, or like they're desperately trying to pretend they're somewhere else. Who wouldn't? "
6. Get Up, Stand Up: Ammiano Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill to the Press
"Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's press conference this morning announcing his Marijuana-legalization bill started punctually and stayed relentlessly on-point-- thereby denying a barb to every journalist present."
5. Where's Waldo?: The Best of Craigslist Halloween Missed Connections
"The guy we spotted pushing an IV and bag of fluids down the street may have been in costume, or he may have been an escapee from nearby General Hospital. And then there were those who, despite their fervent efforts, eluded the arms of another. Their disappointment is our afternoon entertainment, in the form of Craigslist Missed Connections."
4. U.S. Marine Corps an Orgy Palace of Stoned, Drunk, Horny Teens, New UCSF Study Suggests
"While doomsayers bemoan America's ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, researchers at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center may have turned up a brilliant silver lining.Thanks to desperate recruiting methods required to staff those wars, the U.S. Marines may be turning military service into a male sexual fantasy land, where recruits are paid actual money to cohabitate with drunk, stoned, horny teenage girls."
3. Masturbate-A-Thone 2009 Champion Masanobu Sato Speaks
"Well, it's been a week since Masanobu Sato blew away his own masturbating world record at the 9th Annual Masturbate-A-Thon, held by the Center for Sex & Culture last Saturday. This guy was a pro, bringing an arsenal of masturbating aids from the Japanese sex product company he works for."
2. Hello, Ladies: Fur Flies at Bay Area 'Cougar' Convention
"Earlier this month we reported on the Bay Area laying claim to yet another innovation: The nation's first National Single Cougars Convention -- a night of gaiety for older women who love younger men and younger men who love to be loved by older women."
1. Leaglize It: Ammiano to Introduce Legislation Monday to Allow Pot -- and Tax It
"The story SF Weekly
broke on Friday is true: Assemblyman Tom Ammiano will announce legislation on Monday to legalize Marijuana and earn perhaps $1 billion annually by taxing it."