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Monday, January 12, 2009

Nothin' But Good News Today: Examiner Reports Amy Winehouse to Quit Drugs, Muni to Get Faster!

Posted By on Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 9:30 AM

Happy days, it appears, are here again! It's not every morning one can pick up the paper and be informed that that everyone's favorite metaphor for predictable disaster, Amy Winehouse -- who seems well on the way to wrapping things up like Janis Joplin as opposed to defying the Angel of Death like Keith Richards -- is going off the hard stuff for good (Is it just us, or is Winehouse titling a song Rehab akin to Roman Polanski making a film called Statutory Rape?).

Doubling that article with a story about Muni service possibly speeding up (literally; they're pondering upping the speed limit in the tunnels), seems like a gift from the fates. You'll notice we avoided making jokes likening Winehouse's propensity for accidents and chaos with Muni, or any use of the term "train wreck." That wouldn't be fair -- to either of them.

In any event, we'd love to see the Vegas line -- what's more likely? Winehouse going clean (and living to age 30) or Muni speeding up?

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Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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