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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Video of the Day: The Claire Danes Epic Cry-Face Supercut

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 8:30 AM

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Claire Danes has a lot of achievements under her belt. Awards, accolades, Emmy nods, cult followings, and so on. But we think she is actually most famous for her Cry-Face. You heard it here first, folks (if you haven't seen the Internet in a decade). Claire Danes has taken that pain-filled, shaky chin, spit-bubbling mug all the way from Little Women (1994) to Homeland (now), and thanks to teh Intertubez, we have a compilation of her Cry-Face career.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The 20 Most Memorable Cosplay Costumes Involving Cleavage

Posted By on Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 7:30 AM

20. "My eyes are up here, guys." - CHRISTOPHER MORGAN
  • Christopher Morgan
  • 20. "My eyes are up here, guys."

We'll be honest, we didn't know what cosplay was until we googled it just now. For those in the dark who are, like us, no doubt carving blog posts out of stone tablets, cosplay, "short for 'costume play,' is a type of performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea." We put together a slideshow of the best cosplay outfits of the entire year (Merry Christmas!), from comic book conventions, anime events, sci-fi shindigs, and more. Such representation helps to debunk the image of cosplay folks as pale, overweight men, shedding much-needed light on the outdated assumptions and stereotypes that plague our ... sorry, what? We couldn't hear you over all the boobs.

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Our full slideshow, 100 Memorable Cosplay Images of 2012 

Talk on Internet Dating Is Like a Blind Date With Group Therapy

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Video of the Day: Retro Sex Musicals

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 8:30 AM

CREDIT CRUISER PRODUCTIONS
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Local film historian Matthew Kennedy's forthcoming book, Roadshow! The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s, recounts in juicy, gory detail how bloated bombs like Doctor Dolittle, Paint Your Wagon, Star!, and Finian's Rainbow torpedoed the venerable genre as well as the Hollywood studio system. Just a few years later, however, the mainstreaming of pornography (thank you, Deep Throat) opened the (back)door for a burst of low-budget musicals with a fresh come-on: Nudity and fornication.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Video of the Day: Dodgeball, San Francisco's Real Favorite Sport

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Go balls to the wall, er floor. - MATT J SMITH
  • Matt J Smith
  • Go balls to the wall, er floor.

By Nelson Estrada

Dodgeball SF is a local league holding dodgeball competitions weekly. It's a mix of competitiveness and fun while getting a good workout. Teams are beginning to compete for the finals and hoping to take the championship. With wacky team names like Dodgenam Style, Harry Ballsagna, and The Dodgefathers this is bound to be a peculiar sport with some guaranteed laughs.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

San Francisco Featured in World's Most Beautiful TV Ad

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:28 AM

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In an effort to tug at our heartstrings and make us long for simpler, childhood times, Sony created a video ad for their Bravia HD TV that consisted of dropping 250,000 colorful bouncy balls down the hills of San Francisco.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Dear Champ: Advice from a Fictitious Pro Wrestler

Posted By on Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM

PIC COURTESY OF WWE
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In honor of the wrestling buzz that's been making the rounds in San Francisco's arts scene (and beyond), we present to you this very sincere advice column, told from the point of view of a professional wrestler, known simply as The Champ.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

K-Town Episode 9: The Soft Heart Beneath the Mohawk

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM

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After last week's shove heard around the world at the Belasco, we begin Episode 9 with a livid Mohawk Steve telling people to "get the fuck away from me" with an almost melodic cadence. Again, I like Steve when he's angry because it allows him to blossom and become more expressive, a rage butterfly, if you will. He is clearly done with Uncle Joe's autocratic rule. Also tapped out for the night is Prince Jowe who's wobbling like a commoner and has to be eased into a car by Violet, who somehow becomes designated driver.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Video of the Day: Keanu Reeves Does William Gibson

Posted By on Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 8:30 AM

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William Gibson is not the first science fiction author to be given the hyperbolic label of prophet -- writing in the mid-1800s, Jules Verne foretold the coming of electric submarines, news broadcasts, solar sails, lunar modules, and video conferencing, which he charmingly called "phonotelephote." But, for the 13th generation, Gibson was both prescient cartographer -- introducing "the matrix," net consciousness, and virtual sex -- and lexicographer.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Sea Chantey Sing-A-Long: Drunken Sailor Songs Minus the Drunks

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 9:54 AM

MIKE AND JEN CASH
  • Mike and Jen Cash

If there is one thing San Franciscans love, it's sailors.  Look around at any Pride event and you'll see homage to the ancient profession, perhaps lacking in a few accessories (like pants). In addition, San Francisco's past is drenched in sailor culture. No, not that kind. We mean actual tales of high seas successes, dangers, joys, and woes. Peering into the lyrics of old sea chanteys, one can taste the rich history of the perilous Barbary Coast. Chanteys tell of life aboard "hell ships," hopes for riches during the Gold Rush, and warn of swarthy villains such as Shanghai Brown and Larry Marr, who ran saloons and would kidnap men to crew ships. Usually upbeat and cheerful, the chanteys were a way to escape dull months at sea and liven up the mind-numbing work of the sailor.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Queen of Porn" Jenna Jameson Makes Her S.F. Debut

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 7:30 AM

The "Queen of Porn," Jenna Jameson, will make her very first appearance in San Francisco, to help ring in Gold Club's eighth anniversary on Thursday, August 2.

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