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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Joys of Interpretive Dance

This gem from YouTube goes out to G-Baby Shellen, who I know will get this via RSS feed.

This hilarious comedian Demetri Martin is also a big smarty pants:

You may also need this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffa_Cake

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Business Time

Have you seen the Flight of the Conchords? It's the newest hipster comedy show on HBO. They were giving away free DVDs at Dolores Park. They know exactly where to find their target audience.

Anywho, check out some of their live stage stuff.


New Zealand accents = hawt

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Hey Ladies, where you at?

That's right March may be famous for a number of reasons - revenge on the ides, getting krunk on the 17th, but March is also the month we celebrate Intl Women's Day, celebrated on March 8.

So i'd just like to take this opportunity to holla at some of my favorite homegirls, and give shameless plugs to my girl's Annie super dooper entrance into the blogosphere at http://temp2fire.blogspot.com/ .

I would call Annie a righteous babe, but it's Annie not Ani. Don't matter, this girl knows how to have a good time, be it bloggin at work, rollerskating in GGP, or stalking uncanny hipsters in Dolores Park, Ann's a true flower child of the city.

also gotta give mad props to Maggie *save the World* G-Funk. Whether she's working longside Guatemalan coffee farmers or up in Seattle fundraising for the cause, Maggie shames us all on the social justice front. A woman for others, hollachu!

Lest not forget, 'Rica, who is giving up the corporate rat race to find adventure, travel, and lots of cheap cheap clothes over the next five months teaching English in Thailand. We gonna miss you, grrrrrl! Dont come home with a manboy fiancee or guinea worm!

And although it feels like all the homegirls are leaving, we got a few homecomings to speak of. Our girl C-Dom, after 5 years in NYC has fled the Bronx for the more tranquil life of social work on 880 bryant. Thankfully, Cristina gets to get out of jail everyday at 5, but with the way that girl throws down I would not be surprised to see the po' coming after her for being a bad asss.

And then of course, there's Gina, who's representing the Bay big time down in A-Z. Gina makes it ROUND and shakes her ass real high on the dancefloor. During the week she a mildly-eccentric mannered Eng and Spanish teacher -- on the weekends she's domestic goddess extroadinaire and dancing queen. She'll be round for Spring Break - break it up, break it up, break it up!

So ladies, way to make it ROUND, make it HYPHY, make it KRUNK! let's party like it's 1999 on this apocalyptic weekend when we all in town.

PEACE and dont forget to visit http://temp2fire.blogspot.com/ !

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hella Hyphy!

There's a lot of buzz going round about the Hyphy movement. The most recent West Coast rap movement that consists of rappers Mac Dre (now deceased), E40, Keak da Sneak, and as with all Bay Area rap, Too Short has also endorsed the movement.

It was Keak da Sneak who keyed the term "hyphy" which just means really excited -- like when you get so excited your breath get real short "hyphy hyphy,' like hyperventilating or something. It originated in the Bay Area town of Vallejo, about 40 min. east of Oakland. The lifestyle glorifies Hip Hop - Yay Area style: cars, grillz and having a good time and the paraphenalia that goes along with it. In the Yay, we got class, we got style, and we keep it real chill, yaddaimean?

Check out this MTV special to hear how the Hyphy founders describe it themselves,

Thanks for your support of hyphy and this blog. Helps keep the mesothelioma lawyers chasing ambulances, yadadimean?

With grillz, sideshows (loading tons of people into SUVs on Saturday nights and caravaning around the bay area having a good time.) Donuts and ghostriding have also been known to take place. Not to mention thizz (at one time meant doing white grrl and e at the same time) but has now represents a larger club style music of the hyphy movement.

Also check out some up-and-coming hyphy artisits: Nump!(I gott grapes), Mistah F.A.B. (Ghost Ride It -- yellow bus, ghostbusters, patrick swayze), and Federation.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Prom Dresses and Home Loans -- Hella Hyphy!

Boy, am I relieved to be far from the reaches of mesothelioma that I was exposed to in NYC, but I had no idea what was going in the 'Yay Area' while I was away.

I came home and SF is overrun with these young urban professionals. If hear anymore about how easy it is to obtain a home loan after a maxing out your 401K, i'll puke.

Thankfully there are some people keeping it real in the Bay. When I took my sister shopping for her prom dress last sping, she enlightened me on the Hyphy movement. She has since given me a Hyphy Tutorial, keeping me abreast of the Bay Area hip hop movement that exploded while I was in NY.

Hyphy is to the Yay Area what Krunk is to the South. Im sure I could not explain it as well as my sister. Do yourself a favor, put aside a half hour and watch My Block: The Bay on youtube ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=VOXQT6xSk-8 ).

Get Stupid! Go yellow bus! Put on your thizz face at the side show! (Glosarry available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyphy .)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

The War against the Hipsters

I forfeit. You win.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Bah Humbug

Every Christmas growing up, I would ask Santa Claus to make it snow. I wanted the Christmas magic that I had seen on the Sesame Street and Charlie Brown holiday specials. I dreamed of a big seasonal obstacle that closed roads and schools. The only time they closed school in San Francisco was when the Richter scale was at 5.7. I mean, where was the heroism in making it to Grandma's house for Christmas Eve when it was partially cloudly with a chance of storms?

But now that I've experienced a few New York winters, I'm over it. Forget snow. Like my Irish babysitter once told me, why would anyone ask for snow? Sure, it's nice when it's falling, but once it's here it's wet, slippery, and suddenly yellow (?).

And even without snow, we still have a we still have a winter in CA, despite preconceived notions of East Coasters. Sure, it consists mostly of gnarly swells and flash flood warnings, but it's winter all the same. So for a California christmas, I want to do away with all east coast imports. No more holly, no more sleigh bells, no more snow. This Christmas, I want to do it like they do in the Castro District -- a fake white tree with hot pink lights to guide Santa through the soupy fog just in time for christmas morning.