Thursday, July 30, 2020
various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The vehicle above was reserved for the Jose Maria Amador chapter in Pleasanton.
goSidneygo.com website featured on this vehicle. This is a GoFundMe site for Paul Walton who is carting around his 101-year-old father, Sidney Walton, to all 50 states to meet every governor and dignitary they can. (Check out this video on Sidney's site where SF Sheriff Paul Miyamoto does the official hosting duties for San Francisco.)
(For Sal Pizarro's San Jose Mercury News article about the event, click here.)
Friday, July 24, 2020
click here) who has superb live reporting and photos.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
(Click here for an article at SFGate.)
Saturday, July 18, 2020
We watched the first two and were reminded that homosexuality or gender fluidity is not a sin in Thai Buddhist culture like in the patriarchal, monotheistic West. They also have a distinctly different view of the afterlife's ghosts and demons that is parodied throughout the films, which is rather like watching Virgin Mary jokes while knowing nothing about Catholic liturgy. Best of all, it plays like a scatalogical reincarnation of The Three Stooges depicted as ugly, middle-aged Thai drag queens playing female roles, with a zaftig young person stealing the show in the role of the very corporal ghost, Pancake. In the second movie, a series of scenes around the swimming pool in successively skimpier bathing suits holding in Pancake's ample frame while trying to lure a porn star demon in a Speedo into her orbit are some kind of low, vaudeville genius.
Oasis TV on YouTube which you can find by clicking here, but live theater, music, and opera does not work for me online for some reason. What does work is a 15-minute blast of irreverence that Oasis TV is producing called Hot Trash, a weekly rundown of political and celebrity culture that is smart, funny and outrageous. Some recurring bits work better than others, but "This Week in Karens," a compilation of each week's WTF whites behaving badly moments on cellphone videos, is hysterical and invaluable. D'Arcy and a wildly talented crew have recorded 8 episodes so far, and they are all worth watching. Episode 9 drops this Monday, a perfect beginning to a work week.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Robert Louthan mural above is on the Gough Street side of Absinthe).