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Friday, October 10, 2014

Link Round Up: Cool Things We Found on the Internet This Week

Posted By on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 9:07 AM

click to enlarge Work in progress by Tanya Wischerath at Modern Electric Studio - TOM TEMPRANO/INSTAGRAM
  • Tom Temprano/Instagram
  • Work in progress by Tanya Wischerath at Modern Electric Studio
Happy Friday! Take a look at what we're reading, viewing, and gawking at online. 

Surely you've heard the story of the Widow Norton, a.k.a. José Sarria, an early San Franciscan LGBT activist, drag queen, and first openly gay Board of Supervisors candidate. Given the Widow's history as a queer activist and a champion of the gay bar scene when it was under attack by SFPD vice squads, it makes sense that Virgil's Sea Room owner and Harvey Milk Club co-president Tom Temprano, a.k.a. DJ Carnita, is getting this epic ode to her tattooed on his arm. Props, Tom. We wish we thought of this tattoo first. (Instagram)

Oh, boy. You'd think it would be obvious that an airplane is the wrong place to make an ebola joke. (Reddit)

Need a palate cleanser after that? Check out these early color photographs of S.F. (Mashable)

There are many words one could use to describe Muni, but one thing you'll never hear is Muni described as "rapid." As SF Weekly staffer Joe Eskenazi likes to remind us, "With an average vehicle speed of 8.1 mph, it is far and away the slowest major urban transit system in the nation." Muni itself seems to have finally abandoned its aspirations for speed, migrating from its @MuniRapid Twitter handle over to the more apt @MuniForward. The account has been registered since 2012, but Muni just resigned itself to tweeting from it this week. (SFCitizen)

Blame it on housing prices, tech, or just cheap airline deals: It seems like everyone is leaving town these days. This farewell to San Francisco by Thomas Wood sure is bittersweet. (Vimeo)

A Farewell Letter to San Francisco from Thomas Wood on Vimeo.


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