Super Bowl, Here We Come!

Here are some links to articles that might interest football and 49er fans. I’m staying away from the traditional sports outlets because those creatures tend to be full of golem poop. Bear in mind that I’m only going to keep remove older stories to minimize the clutter on this page:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2:

Interesting Stuff:
NEW! Message from Sergio Romo to Vernon Davis.
NEW! Two 49ers don’t recall involvement in the anti-gay bullying video. Video to be removed by itgetsbetter.org founder.

USA Today
Super Bowl 2013: 49ers’ Donte Whitner says Chris Culliver could face backlash from Bay Area gay community

Super Bowl Picks
Baltimore Sun: Celebrity Super Bowl picks.
115 celebrities predict 2013 Super Bowl results: San Francisco 49ers VS Baltimore Ravens. This one is interesting because it really shows how picks are made along residential lines. The EU President falls under San Francisco because Sausalito = Parts of Cote D’Azur.

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371 Responses to Super Bowl, Here We Come!

  1. xoot says:

    What? Nothing from the Comical/sfgate? Ha!

    Anybody else disappointed in Ann Killion? When they hired her I expected her to shake things up a bit. So far even her fat jokes about comcast’s own Ray Ratto are no better than the rest of the mediocre crew. I really wonder how Schulman and Jenkins survive at that rag.

    • mailorderwife says:

      Ann Killion is a fucking tool. She is the writer who tweeted that that the US was going to play JAP. I had to point out to her, a seasoned dumbass journalist, that the correct abbreviation for Japan was JPN, and not the offensive JAP. She told me that I was being awfully huffy, so I had to tell her that using JAP for Japanese Americans would be like using NIG to refer to black players. She quickly deleted her JAP tweet, then called me a name. I saved that bitch a mini scandal, ya know?

      • filthychangeup says:

        Are you fucking kidding? That’s asinine! I’ve experienced that with older white men referring to Asians as “Orientals”.

        • mailorderwife says:

          Yeah…I hear you. My husband is from the South, so I’ve experienced lots of “DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH” and the whole China = the entire Asian continent thing. On the whole, I give them a minor break because there are not a lot of Asians running around in North Carolina, so they don’t know better. Once I let them know, they become apologetic. But Ann Killion? She has spent too much time in the Bay Area.

          • Chico says:

            How dumb can someone be? First, it’s a term that is obviously outdated and it’s racist. How could she nor know that? Second – for a sports writer to not know about ‘JPN’ makes you wonder if she’s ever watched an olympic sporting event, the WBC, the little league world series. Maybe she never looks at the score.

          • xoot says:

            That’s unbelievable. Killion should have thanked you and tweeted out an apology for her inadvertently racist mistake. Instead, she compounded the offense by defending her own ignorance. She’s an incompetent asshole.

  2. shaman138 says:

    Holy shit, Tim Brown has lost his damn mind. These are dark times indeed for Raider fans…

    • Chico says:

      Yeah, he’s out to lunch. I’m not a Raiders fan, but I did like Bill Callahan . Wherever he’s been, he’s given it his all. He also comes across as a classy kind of guy.

  3. Chico says:

    Nice blog post you linked from the Merc. A chanelclemente spotting to boot.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Allie Meadows?!? No Shit. I created a facebook page for Niner stuff (Uncachucks ninerpage) that I don’t really pay attention to, but I did get a friend request from Allie Meadows! I turned it down of course.

  5. filthychangeup says:

    Speaking of the “News Director” did anyone else see the tripe slideshow he posted on Baltimore versus San Francisco? Is this a major new publication or a high school newspaper?

  6. sandy32koufax says:

    I just clicked on “zekesplace,” twinfan/jackcrabby’s blog…I guess he closed it down.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Hmmm, looks like I friended Allie Meadows. No pics. Says ‘she’ graduated from Rocky Mtn (high school). You click that and get nothing.

    • mailorderwife says:

      There must be some alter ego confusion here. Soph has always claimed that someone on the board has seen her photos on Facebook, thus verifying her existence and sexuality.

      Then again, Soph is no woman. It’s like this…if you read fiction that some women write, you’ll find these male characters that bear no real resemblance to a real man. Instead, it’s a true depiction of what a woman wants and expects a man to be. That is Soph in a nutshell, ya know? Some long hair, educated and well-off female who (and this is where the male part comes in) brags about the type of cell phone she carries and boasts of all the player her daddy introduced her to. Because the reality is that baseball players will introduce themselves to you by the time you’re 14 years old.

      • Chico says:

        That’s a troll stalker..

        • shaman138 says:

          You’ll also notice he deliberately pokes holes in his own story just for more attention. That is one depraved dude.

          • mailorderwife says:

            The Coronado Mtns. story is pretty special. Also, the alleged volunteer work sandwiched in between a hectic study schedule and the Bochy/Sabean daily consultation to determine which players should be in the lineup or on the team, but never are. She is one busy person.

            • sandy32koufax says:

              See, here’s what I will never “get” about the sophs we meet on the internet:

              WTF do they derive from their collective theatre?

              • mailorderwife says:

                Attention. Or, in the case of Manti Te’o’ and some other people (and you know who I speak of SFDF), long suffering victim/hero status. Either way, it’s all a lie.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      President Sammy?

      And what’s up with his hair?

      You all know my take on r**d*rs.

      Baseball jobs? Ok. HOF? Non…

  8. Chico says:

    Ha! Hey Sandy, our old friend Mr.101 got one of the top comments on the Benghazi story! That dude is one the the funniest people I have ever blogged with.

    ‘LOL..Now republicans can get back to destroying the economy.’

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Defiant-Clinton-US-strengthening-embassy-security-4215762.php#ixzz2Ipiaw6la

    • sandy32koufax says:

      I saw it earlier…but good lookin out.

      BobbyG, same guy ya?

      • shaman138 says:

        And that “semperfiguy” character is still around blabbing the same old nonsense. Those wingnut trolls are the worst.

        • mailorderwife says:

          I remember that guy!

          • Chico says:

            That’s BobbyG101 from back in the day.. A little background- he worked at a bank in the mortgage dept handing out loans.. He used to comment about the housing bubble that was about to burst, how his boss wasn’t listening to him when they were handing out $700,000 loans to people who were making a combined income of $40,000 a year.. Wachovia went under, he lost his job and got another job driving what he called a ‘meat wagon’.. He has some funny comments – like when Palin said she could see see Russia – ‘did he dangle his junk through the knot hole in the fence?’ (sorry MOW, but it was hilarious at the time

            Another one was a comment about illegal immigration. He grows grapes on his property in Healdsburg, and his comment was sort of pro illegal immigration from his experience with labor.. It was the top rated comment, and some asshole named ‘John and Melinda’ or something like that jumped all over his ass in the reply thread.. BobbyG101 came back and said ‘John, tell Melinda I said hello’….. When the economy collapsed (the day Lehman went down), he said something like ‘thanks Republicans, now we’re alll going down in the HindenBush’ Click on his profile, the dude is funnier than shit.. He cracks me up, always had..

            He’s a Dodger fan, too..

        • sandy32koufax says:

          semperfi is ok sometimes. He is becoming more polarized, as are most of us, politically.

          I’d say this is the opening salvo by the GOP to take Clinton down by trying to tie her to a fresh scandal.

          And congress kicked the can down the road, partially, until May today…

          • Chico says:

            Clinton will come out of this shining… She’s answered all of the questions..

            Semperfi is another guy who I blog with about Cal football on another site.. He’s a wingnut and he’s all bluster – he’s not really that smart as I’ve lunched him on the Bear blogs many times when politics came up.. He went to Cal, ROTC, etc.. He’s harmless.

            • sandy32koufax says:

              Hell Chico. I’m only smart enough to notice that I’m not smart enough…

              • Chico says:

                Don’t be so hard on yourself, you’re a tremendous slouch 😉 – Caddy Shack quote.

                For someone who went to Cal, his intelligence leaves a lot to be desired, and I don’t consider myself all that smart. In general, about AVG among my peers.

  9. Chico says:

    Gore fined for wearing socks too low? Gimme a break.

  10. Chico says:

    I don’t like Boehner, but I do feel for him in having to deal with the Tbags. I hope this is true.

    http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/42719

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Weird, did all the responses turn red for everyone else?

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Some sort of Niner homage? If so, nice touch.

  13. sandy32koufax says:

    Man, I sure miss baseball and 7-7:30 start times…

    • mailorderwife says:

      Me too! I discovered that every crazy bitch movie on Lifetime, and every wonderful batshit crazy apocalyptic movie on SyFy comes from Canada. Since baseball ended and hockey went on strike, I’ve been busy watching every terrible Canadian TV movie available. This is a new form of procrastination from piano playing, and piano was my procrastination from writing. I need baseball now.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Too funny. All you have to listen for is someone saying ‘about.’

        “Something’s aboot to happen!”

        • mailorderwife says:

          You get that lots with hockey coverage. There is always some Canadian guy who tries very hard to speak in a non-Canadian/more American accent, but the aboot and the ey’s come out when they get excited.

          • sandy32koufax says:

            I watched The Grey Cup while on the phone with a Canuck friend from T.O.

            She made me laugh when she said “Listen to that Paki guy, he’s from Stony Creek but took voice lessons to lose his Canuck accent. Trouble is when he gets excited, he sounds like me with a deep voice”

            Ya, btw, Cauckia has become Burbank/Television City north…and it’s funny cuz you can tell by the actors, the STOOPID looking cops hats and so many other details that are just forgotten about…

            • mailorderwife says:

              Haha yeah. I think my favorite FILMED IN CANADA error was in the show “First Wave,” which was supposed to be set in America (but filmed in Vancouver). In the premiere episode, the protagonist heard noises in the house. Instead of the old American standby of a bat or gun, our hero pulled out a hockey stick as a weapon.

    • xoot says:

      Yep. Good read. Also good is MOW’s link to the Kauai publication Midweek — the article’s about Wally Yonamine.

      MOW, you should send Ann Killion a link to that article, tell her you’re sure she’ll be interested. And then, as an after thought, ask her if she knows what the author means by “the J word.”

      • mailorderwife says:

        Haha! Good idea :> I just may have to do that.

        • sandy32koufax says:

          Actually ”DO IT” mow. I’ll send it in to her too.

          We all should flood her emailbox with that.

          Hell, send it to Jenks. He’d write about Yonamine…

          • mailorderwife says:

            If you write her, here are some accompanying facts:

            1) This encounter took place on Twitter; and
            2) This was for the 2012 Olympics final between the US and Japan. She was issuing a TV reminder for game start time, referring to the match as USA v. JAP.

            Thanks!

  14. shaman138 says:

    Read some of these militant, reactionary comments and all of the thumbs up they get–sfgate is a total freeped-out, wingnut site. Disgrace to a so-called “liberal” city like SF, IMO.

    http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Stop-and-frisk-Bratton-generate-heat-4219014.php

    • sandy32koufax says:

      I don’t live in Oakland any longer but am 100% behind hiring Bratton.

      Oaktown needs tougher rules for policing and the black community, largely, supports Bratton…

      And forget the wingnuts.

  15. Chico says:

    Anyone see that Atlanta/Snakes deal?

  16. xoot says:

    You see Mayor Lee’s plan to try to cut off hard liquor sales during the Super Bowl? He’s afraid of post-game riots, primarily. He has turned out to be one tyrannical little prig, hasn’t he?

    • shaman138 says:

      This city has seen more than its fair share of idiot sock-puppet mayors. But this sleazeball is particularly bad.

      • sandy32koufax says:

        Fucking A!

        The City USED to be one wicked party town but I swear, it sure seems like that is either being legislated away or mayoral edict…oh, and let’s not forget thae idiots who voted certain changes into the charter.

        AARGH!

        The suckiest part is that I didn’t even live in the city when the mayoral election took place.

  17. shaman138 says:

    Harbaugh Bowl pales in comparison to this……..just look at these cute pugs!

    http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/puppy-bowl/photos/ix-starting-lineup-pictures.htm

    • mailorderwife says:

      Did they recycle some of those photos? Otherwise, how can you have a puppy bowl without a little poodle? OMG…I have one in my house who would be Colin Kaepernick!

  18. mailorderwife says:

    Yay Sharks, anyone? Bueller?

    • shaman138 says:

      GO SHARKS!! They are lighting it up…they haven’t scored less than 4 goals in their first three games. And the LaDeeDa Queens are the one-hit wonders we knew they always were. 0-3 losers!

        • Chico says:

          I’ve tried my hardest to get into Hockey.. A friend of mine has been threatening to take me for years. From what I hear, you gotta go to a game and then you’re hooked. I’ll give it a shot this season.

        • mailorderwife says:

          Haha!! Bobby Clark, right? Dating myself here, but I was a huge fan of the California Golden Seals. I love love the Sharks, and yeah…seeing Patrick Marleau get off to a rippin’ start has been so cool.

          I went to a L.A. Kings Night at Dodger Stadium. All I remember was some Canadian dork dancing backwards on their dance cam. It kills me that LA has a championship team, considering the fact that these bandwagon fans don’t quite join in until the last game. Screw them.

        • mailorderwife says:

          Named one of the Top 10 Hottest Hockey Players by Cosmo this year.

  19. sandy32koufax says:

    Wasn’t Russel Erxlaben (sp?) the guy that kicked a 67 yard fg in college?

    Now he’s a Ponzi dude…

    Hockey? Piffle!

  20. Chico says:

    I just saw something about a Raves player openly supporting gay marriage.

    • mailorderwife says:

      I generally love Baltimore as a town. Home of the high rise beehives and John Waters. Any place that filmed Pink Flamingos is okay with me.

      That being said, GO 49ERS!

  21. mailorderwife says:

    OMG husband is house hunting in San Francisco. Maybe I’m coming back home!

  22. JDR says:

    Report from NFL.com that the Niners are one of six teams “very interested” in a trade for Darrelle Revis, though the Jets want multiple 1st and 2nd round picks from him. In light of the Asomugha fiasco in Philly, I’d say that’s way too much to give up on a risky DB. But if the Jets were willing to get creative, the Niners would be able to address that QB situation they have…

  23. Chico says:

    Fuck.. So I go to get my tire repaired (screw), and an elderly lady backs right into my car! God dammit.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Toke up, bro…life happens

    • mailorderwife says:

      OMG…that is so Camarillo. Take her for every coupon she’s worth! Seriously, there needs to be a license cut off. Camarillo has the most auto accidents in this country for a reason.

    • xoot says:

      Here in the East Bay that used to be known as a classic Volvo move. Now a lot of those drivers have switched to Prius, and you can’t anticipate disaster on the prowl as easily as before–too many different types of people drive the Prius.

  24. Chico says:

    Oh shit.. John Boehner: Ending Abortion Is ‘One Of Our Most Fundamental Goals This Year’
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/25/john-boehner-abortion-march-for-life_n_2552597.html

    These fucks are going to tear this country apart..

    • mailorderwife says:

      The Tea Partiers have been harping Obama’s great goal to rip apart the US Constitution with this assault weapons ban. They think that the ban would eliminate the 2nd Amendments, which is erroneous. But they don’t really give a rat’s ass about the Constitution, do they. Woman have a fundamental right to choose in this country, and haven’t these idiots learned their lesson with the results of this last election?

    • xoot says:

      They don’t have the Supreme Court votes now to overturn Roe v. Wade and Obama should get the chance to see to it that they won’t have those votes for many decades to come.

      • Chico says:

        Isn’t it still 5-4?

        • xoot says:

          Kennedy’s a weird swing vote on abortion. He’ll uphold some state-law restrictions, but he won’t vote to overturn Roe. At least that’s been his mindset since he took his seat at the bench. On other issues, however, he has definitely been one of the gang of five.

      • mailorderwife says:

        I’d like to see Thomas get thrown off because of his wife’s activities. O’ Uncle Tom there. And Scalia…go go go away.

      • xoot says:

        Clarence “Uncle” Thomas will go down as one of the worst appointments to the court ever. The guy doesn’t have a clue. Scalia, Alito and Roberts are all dangerous. If Obama happens to get a chance to tip the scales, not just replacing Ginsburg but also possibly replacing either Kennedy or Scalia (or, if we really get lucky, Thomas), I’ll have some hope for the future.

    • mailorderwife says:

      Haha! I miss Europe so much :> Only place I’ve been to where the customers start singing and laughing when the power goes out in a restaurant.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Funny, a friend of mine was at the Niner game when the power went out (the Pittsburgh game) and he said the whole stadium started chanting ‘Here we go Niners, here we go!”

        Said it was surreal.

        Plus, anyone who references Pink Flamingos is definitely out there! John Waters for president.

        • mailorderwife says:

          That is awesome! I would have loved that game. I was in a restaurant in Cannes, my first night in France, when the lights kept going on and off during some fireworks. Every time the lights went off, people just began singing and laughing in hysterics. It was one of the most endearing evenings.

          And Pink Flamingos! Though I admit that my favorite Waters film is Female Trouble. You can’t beat Divine killing her parents with a Christmas tree and Edie’s fat falling out of that fishnet outfit.

        • unca_chuck says:

          Don’t forget Polyester.

  25. Chico says:

    Crabtree won’t face any charges.

  26. unca_chuck says:

    Boehner’s talking out his ass again. Since he’s losing the t-bags he’s trying for the religious.

    • mailorderwife says:

      Aren’t they one in the same?

        • sandy32koufax says:

          Bobby Jindal is sounding “reasonable enough” to me the last few days. That’s kind of scary.

        • unca_chuck says:

          Until the republicans disavow Grover, nothing will really change. And they have to if they don’t want to be voted out in a couple years. People are starting to realize that the reason things aren’t geting done is the stonewalling by the repulbicans. They were willing the last time the debt ceiling was reached, to let the US credit rating get dropped in order to push their agenda of getting Obama out of office. Since it didn’t work, they realize that now it’s their necks on the block, not the prez’s. Hence Boehner’s frustration with the t-baggers.

          • shaman138 says:

            IMO, it’s all theater to disguise their true intention of creating a society of severely indebted indentured servants with a handful of corporate banker overlords cracking the whip. That is, until we destroy our climate and habitat but that’s irrelevant as long as there’s money, right?

  27. filthychangeup says:

    That Lil’V troll is Alex Smith’s mother right? Lover? Dude is obsessed and acts like NFL should treat their players as if this were peewee football. Last I check it was the San Francisco Forty-Niners, not the SF Alex Smiths. I feel bad for Smith too but the TEAM comes first and Kaep is just plain better. Speaking of politics can we please legalize trees, like tomorrow? I recent gave it up as I am trying to move on to a new job/careers me don’t want any hang ups. I miss my dear friend Mary Jane :(.

  28. unca_chuck says:

    V’s lunacy is legendary at the Insider. He has been there for about 5 years and has been banned about 15 times. He used to rail about how bad the team was and talked of Eddie and Joe incessantly even though he didn’t seem to really know about them or actually ever see them play.He was the main reason I killed my older blog on blogspot. Then his schtick was to steal a name (he was unca_chick for a while) and post way over the top opposite view points as he’s doing with AlexLover. He’s relentless. People on another blog (49ersoutsider) have actually talked to him and say he’s fairly normal. Bizarre.

    • shaman138 says:

      I’m wondering if spitblood is actually V…his long winded rants and over the top optimism are very telling. And I still think del moron and soph are the same freak.

  29. unca_chuck says:

    Having dealt with Spit and V, they are different.They’re both batshit, but in different ways. Same with Del and Soph/Allie/Ninergal

  30. sandy32koufax says:

    Something seems ”wrong” with this account of wrong-doing in V-town.

    Where’s Paul Harvey when we need to hear the rest of the story?

    http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_22454084/st-patrick-st-vincent-high-fires-coach-who

    Catlicks being catlicks, I suppose…

  31. mailorderwife says:

    Yay Sharks!! Patrick Marleau is awesome!

  32. sandy32koufax says:

    Everyone went AWOL?

    Did you come up to look at houses, mow?

    • mailorderwife says:

      Sorry…got super busy. Will post stories tomorrow as I am going to see The Who tonight. I have a spare tickets since people down here are flighty. Anyone want to fly down and come?

  33. Chico says:

    It’s been 7 days since I posted on the Splash.

    • shaman138 says:

      There’s nothing going on there. That blog is dead. Props to twinfan and a few others for trying to keep it going but the trolls have pretty much won that particular fight. That and the fact that the 9ers are the center of attention right now. Shit, nobody is even talking about the Sharks and they’re on fire right now.

      • xoot says:

        When Henry starts posting about ST–and then there’ll be those puff pieces from Shea and others, too–the battle for the splash will resume. Game will still be rigged, of course.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Blog withdrawls?

      Sharks will still blow it at the proper time…it’s what they do.

  34. Chico says:

    Dodgers and Time Warner, 7 Billion over 25 years… Cable bills are going up big time in SoCal.

    • xoot says:

      I think one of the settlement agreements related to the McCourt bankruptcy proceedings capped the amount of that tv/cable revenue that will be assessed against the dodgers for purposes of calculating their revenue-sharing contributions. The dodgers are too big to fail. mlb pumped them up like a blimp not just to keep them afloat, but to keep them in the top tier of teams. That tier, according to the mlb CBA, which establishes revenue-sharing, includes this top seven: Yankees, RSox, Cubs, Mets, Phillies, dodgers, and Giants. Let’s hope the dodgers continue to do as well as those other teams.

  35. xoot says:

    I think we need some hot-stove links to the Kwame Harris story. How did that one fly under the radar for 5 months? The other guy suffered multiple skull fractures and had to have a plate inserted into his head? Yikes.

  36. Chico says:

    I had a chat with Lance from the Splash on FB and I gave him the URL here.. He’s gonna stop on by here when he gets a chance. Says he administers a blog on San Louis Obispo that’s been keeping him busy in the offseason… He says ‘Go Niners’ to us all and he’ll be here soon.. Great guy.

  37. unca_chuck says:

    THis is the year. GIants win the World Series, Niners win the Super Bowl, Sharks win the Stanley Cup, Dubs make the playoffs.

    SF is the center of the sports universe . . .

  38. mailorderwife says:

    Feel free to edit the Hot Stove or articles area. I can always fix things later, if such things need to be done. As you know, my lovely errors have resulted in the red letter debacle and numerous all italicized words. Top that!

    I saw The Who last night, and it was incredible. However, this nonsense of people and their cell phones during the concert is too stupid. I have a friend who was a rock photographer in the 70’s and 80’s, and that job takes a lot of great skill. I imagine there are over 200,000 grainy photos of Pete Townshend doing the windmill on Facebook today.

    The problem with the concert was that it was billed as the Quadrophenia tour. I am not sure if most people have even listened to Quadrophenia, which is my favorite work. Hence, the drunk man in front of me who kept asking when they would sing “My Generation” during the Quadrophenia set was pissing me off, especially since his adult children did nothing but take photos of themselves, play on Facebook and stand up and down to go to the bathroom/vendor during this time. The best part was when the idiot girl in front of me decided to Google “The Who”. They finally got into it once the Quadrophenia set was completed, and the band tore into the usual Baba O’Reilly and We Won’t Get Fooled Again.

    The concert took place at the Anaheim Pond, where I got to see the Ducks’ Stanley Cup banner. Screw them. Sharks all the way. They have that new guy Johnson who seems to know how to coach this team well.

  39. unca_chuck says:

    Glad you had a good time. Concerts nowadays are weird. It used to be “freebird!” and folks hlding up their lighters. Now it’s lighters getting confiscated at the door and people turning on their cell phones/iPads and holding them up. Saw the Who play with the Clash in 1982. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen.

    • mailorderwife says:

      Unca Chuck! We were at the same show. haha! I still have my little Union Jack scarf thing they gave away at the door. That was a GREAT show, although the Clash were better before they released that horrid Combat Crock album.

      The Who was great, but my Who memory of shows with John Entwhistle are even better. I like Zack Starkey on drums.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Yeah, London Calling though has to be one of the top 10 albums ever recorded by anyone. I’ve worn out 3 albums, 3 tapes and 2 CDs . . . (no 8-tracks though!)

        • mailorderwife says:

          Oh, yeah. London Calling is amazing. During the Quadrophenia set, there was this amazing film montage of UK history, from WWII to present. Included was a clip of Joe Strummer, the only rep from that punk era. Good times and memories.

        • unca_chuck says:

          No Sex Pistols? Funny, because Who Are You? is based on Pete bumping into a couple of the Sex Pistols in a bar.

  40. xoot says:

    mlbtr says the Yankees are trying to use ARod’s latest PED problems as basis for voiding his contract. If they dump his $20M per year (or so) I’ll bet they’ll cut under the luxury tax threshold, at least for one year. That’ll save them lots of money over the next few years, even if they jump back up over the threshold. (The tax payments rise for successive years over the non-cap cap.)

    What do you think the chances are the Yankess themselves funded the investigation that turned up the PED dealer in Miami who just happened to have links to ARod? This idea is a lot more realistic than that notion I had last year for a tale about the A’s conniving to murder Bart Giamatti during the stretch run in 1989, to prevent him from taking action against the juicers gathered around Canseco in the locker room. Yeah, this Yankee-ARod thing seems relatively plausible.

    • mailorderwife says:

      I like your Giamatti notion. I worked for an attorney who was great friends with Giamatti. He was really angry with Pete Rose, saying that the cheating scandal was what really killed Giamatti. Even Pete Rose blamed the scandal for the commish’s death.

      A-Rod? God bless them if it works. Used to piss me off when that talk of him being the greatest player ever was bandied around by the wrong coast press. To date, this is one of my favorite Onion stories: A-Rod finally leads Rangers to World Series.

      • xoot says:

        That’s a great Onion piece. It’s unusually succinct for the Onion. Whoever wrote it really wanted to make the point incisively.
        A fictionalized version of 1989 would require an evil equivalent of Wally Haas as well as an evil one for Sandy Alderson, et al. People might get upset about portraying a Haas-like figure that way.

    • Chico says:

      Until REAL random weekly/bi weekly testing happens, MLB’s black eye will continue to swell. If nothing changes, MLB will be in trouble (IMO).. I enjoy my nephew’s baseball games… They’re not perfect but they’re entertaining (travel team), and at least they’re clean. Bud Selig is a D-Bag.

  41. unca_chuck says:

    The Yanks are going to use this to dump A-Rod.

  42. Chico says:

    Just another day in America.. Murikuh!

    • mailorderwife says:

      Lindsay Lohan Graham…should merge…fucked up factor at 100%…

      • Chico says:

        What a combo!

        • sandy32koufax says:

          Gun nuts. I “get it” that they want to have guns. Why don’t they “get it” that ”everyday people” are shooting others and that, YES, there is a gun problem that goes beyond “mental health and criminals?”

          Shit, I hunted for decades. I used a gun to defend myself in my home once even. Carrying a gun around in the real world never ends well. Far too many of those armed in such a manner are “looking for it” so they can be a Zimmerman…

          • shaman138 says:

            The fact that this bullshit is now happening every day is not nearly as frightening as the gun nuts’ total selfish lack of empathy towards it, IMO.

            • mailorderwife says:

              I had a long time gun nut friend block me from Facebook after I tried to explain that Obama wasn’t going to obliterate the 2nd Amendment. I support his right to have a flintlock, which is what was available when the Amendment was written. But as a 4 year old, I saw a man get shot point blank in front of me. I hate guns. You don’t use it for anything other than to blow holes into bottles, those paper sheets with a human torso or a human being. But I support one’s right to have them, WITHIN REASON and SO LONG as someone who is mentally ill does not possess such an item. And so far, every single person I know who is clinically depressed or suffering from PTSD has a weapon.

              • sandy32koufax says:

                Depression is very under diagnosed and/or under treated in the US. Too much stigma tied to any “mental illness” in these United States.

                Flintlocks don’t shoot very straight so let’s be realistic. OTOH, to possess large caliber weapons that can rapid fire 100’s of rounds per minute or hold more than 3-6 rounds is unneeded…

                Wayne LaPierre is a crafty, slick and well-funded shill/loon. Good lucj getting pols to do anything “right” but especialloy tough, “I-need-to-use-my-brains-and-put-my-chances-at-re-election-at-stake” kinda thinking and courage is NOT going to happen w/o some HUGE “event” that points directly someone that they admire and trust…

              • Chico says:

                I had a friend get shot in the stomach right in front of me at a gas station in Cloverdale.. It could have been me, and it could have been worse – they were driving and I’m glad he was a bad shot..

                What was supposed to be a great night turned into a nightmare. He’ll have intestinal issues for the rest of his life – for telling someone to “slow down”

                I’m sorry you had to experience that MOW.

                • Chico says:

                  I was also at the trial.. The guy who pulled the trigger was a butt white dude with an Irish surname w/freckles…

                  He was in the Norteneo gang.. How much sense does that make?

                • sandy32koufax says:

                  Did you see the movie “American ME” chico?

                  Color doesn’t seem to play as big a role in gangs as relationships of the locals does.

                  Look at Bryan Stow’s attackers for instance.

                • mailorderwife says:

                  Wow, Chico. Sorry you had that experience, too. You’d think that we’d be the first one on the gun bandwagon. Or that’s what the NRA would want you to think. I also grew up in Japan, and this sort of kill or be killed mentality is pretty foreign to me. We were taught that the first person to throw a punch has already lost the argument. Maybe that’s not taught here?

                • Chico says:

                  We’re a violent society..

  43. sandy32koufax says:

    This guy plays in San Francisco?

    BET on it that the gay community will be coming after dude.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl–report–niners-cb-says-openly-gay-players-would-not-be-welcomed-on-the-team-190346715.html

    I wonder if he played w/Harris…SHOWER TIME!

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Are toads falling from the sky? Have the locusts and the blood red sky arrived yet?

      LOL.

      The end of the world is nigh!

  44. Chico says:

    A grew up with this guy – he’s a friend of mine.. The last time I saw him was way before he got shot in the head but we still keep in touch on facebook.

    http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/devon-bloods-season-of-blood/Content?oid=1699076

    http://devonbloodtattoo.com/archive/

    This last link has a video. http://www.freshnessmag.com/2012/05/29/vans-off-the-wall-tv-pass-the-bucket-with-devon-blood-video/

  45. sandy32koufax says:

    I forgot to mention this but…

    I sent an email to Killion and posted a comment on her story about Kaepernick.

    No reply to email and no mention of Yonamine…

    Is “graceless” a word?

  46. unca_chuck says:

    Garrison Heast said muich the same thing as Culliver in 1999 I think it was.

    The real question is what the fuck is Chris Culliver doing on Artie Lange’s show in the first place?

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Times change, eh chuck?

      Ya, Lange is NOTHING but a idiot’s guy to interview with. Either way tho, what an idiot to make comments like he has been. And Teo’s “lover” owns gay then switches it to “I’m confused?”

      LOVE our mutual post time-4:20…

      • unca_chuck says:

        Seems like the more they change, the more they really don’t.

        • sandy32koufax says:

          Isn’t that a sad commentary on “who we are?”

          • shaman138 says:

            Yeah, chuck, I’ve really been noticing that a lot lately myself. Case in point: SF obviously failed to learn from it’s mistakes with the first dotcom bust and now it’s full steam ahead with another psychotic tech bubble, redonkulous rents and all. This one is WAY worse, though–I’m now waiting for the Ellis Act eviction letter that may or may not show up in my mailbox any day. Not a good way to live at all.

    • mailorderwife says:

      I listened to Lange when he was on Stern. I don’t blame Lange. Maybe the 49ers could benefit from having their players practice in the city so that they understand the vibrancy and uniqueness of San Francisco culture. From what I can see on Twitter, they only come to SF when they want to eat at House of Prime Rib.

      My friend used to drive a cab. He once had Rod Beck as a passenger. My friend, who is gay, thanked Beck for his appearance and work on behalf of HIV/AIDS. The response? Something like, “…I didn’t want to do it but they told me to…”

      • unca_chuck says:

        Well, the Niners were one of the first teams to do the “It gets better” thing. You’d think it filters to the rest of the team. Thing is, with all the differing situations these guys come from, you never know who will say what. The context for this line of questioning is iffy at best.

        Plus, the deal is this was a half-assed interview and what happens tomorrow? Are all the players going to be asked about how they feel about gays in sports?

      • xoot says:

        If you don’t know LGBT people, if you don’t work with them, live with them, hire and fire them or get hired and fired by them, spend time with them generally, become friends with some, you’re most likely going to be homophobic. I remember years ago my older kid was playing a lively soccer-like game versus the furniture in the living room while the adults in the dining room were bullshitting over post-dessert coffee. Suddenly my kid, who was 4 or 5 years old at the time, froze. He’d heard something. He came toward us and everyone politely, no, indulgently, turned attention to him. “Are you two married?” he asked the lesbian couple at the table. Everyone brightly turned attention to them. Finally one of the women said: “Well, yes, sort of.” My kid smiled and shook his head. He’d learned something. He went back out to the living room and resumed playing whatever game it was that he’d invented.

        • mailorderwife says:

          Haha! Great story!

          When I was growing up in Japan, there was this popular singer by the name of Peter. He had a nice deep voice and sang in full drag. Beautiful beautiful face, but the head was bigger than the body sort of deal, because he wore tight gowns. Anywho, my uncles — all 6 of them — used to comment on how pretty she was. Thus, I don’t really get the whole American homophobia, with religion thrown in.

          And it’s sad, really. I once had to do a live online interview with a guy from a popular TV show in the 90’s. Really cute cute guy who lived in West L.A. and had all kinds of drawings of naked men on his wall. This guy received nothing but WHAT KIND OF GIRLS DO YOU LIKE? questions, and he and I would just look at each other and laugh. But it was sad, because he was going to be forcibly stuck in that closet for awhile. Counter this with an actor like Sebastian Spence, a straight guy from Canada who played a gay detective in 4 different movies made in Canada. He gets all sorts of I BET HE’S IN THE CLOSET sort of comments from this side of the border, and Canadians always have to remind Americans that “…being gay isn’t a problem in Canada so he doesn’t have to hide…” Not sure if that’s true, but very sad.

      • Chico says:

        Bababooey! Loved that show but ever since they went to Satellite but it fizzled out for me (not worth paying for).. I subscribed for a year, but their cheap, clunky equipment made me cancel.. I do listen to the show late at night once in a while — a friend streams it for me somehow.

    • shaman138 says:

      Hmmm…

      • Chico says:

        Lets see.. I do all the cooking because I enjoy it (my wife is half hispanic so, go figure).. We usually do shopping together with the kids.. I do some yard work but my mother in law has taken up that role since she has been cancer free because she enjoys it.. My wife handles the bills for the most part but I do play a small role in that once in a while (online billing).. Auto repairs I handle.. As for, per the story “female” chores, we both do the dishes but she does the majority of house cleaning because she enjoys it and I hate it.. One thing I do enjoy is cleaning our stainless steel cookware. . . There is a product called ‘barkeeper’s helper’ that’ll shine up your stainless steel cookware like it’s new. As for the sex life, I’m happy and she’s happy BUT I’ll be even happier once I get snipped! TMI, but you asked.

    • mailorderwife says:

      Studies show that husbands who do more housework are forced to do so by their wives. Hehehe. This is a truly bizarre story that SFGate has posted, and those studies are bogus.

      • Chico says:

        Zactly.

      • xoot says:

        I can say from personal experience that my reluctance to help with housework and cooking ultimately led to less sex–in fact more than one breakup resulted. Those studies are ridiculous.

        • mailorderwife says:

          Well, to be honest, I do all the housework. I used to listen to girlfriends/office workers speak of their mutual relationship arguments, and it all had to do with money or division of housework. If you want to be with someone, you can’t suffer the little shit. My mother/aunts/Japanese female relatives also nag to death. I can’t stand that, so I choose peace.

        • sandy32koufax says:

          Tongue in cheek.

          And yes they are bogus.

  47. sandy32koufax says:

    Dig this and oh ya…HAHAHAHAHA

    http://www.google.com/

  48. Chico says:

    Supposed to be a nice day tomorrow.. I’m scheduled for a root-canal @ 2:30 pm 😦 Not fun.

  49. filthychangeup says:

    Not like I needed more reason to be done with Sfgate but I had to be heard. Check out this weak sauce response from puppet VK:

    Subject: FilthyChangeup

    Vlae,
    I don’t understand why it’s necessary to keep banning my account. I understand the comment that got me banned before was perceived as homophobic. After that I was extra cautious in responding to trolls like Molly and Ninergal. I don’t have any prejudice against anyone except for the users who are quite obviously on the Splash with the intention of denigrating the Giants and their fans. I never troll on the Drumbeat and generally like the A’s, just not their fans who repeatedly trash the Giants. Was my banishment because I re-posted troll comments? I just want a place where I can discuss the Giants without faux fan trolls posting hate speech about me and my team. My account is blocked but a blatant troll comments like this are allowed?

    Molly711: Commented on “Flannery’s area concerts aid Bryan Stow”

    5 hours ago
    I appreciate everything Flannery does for this team and he’s a heck of a musician, but just wish the proceeds went to someone more deserving than Bryan Stow.

    Do what you will, it’s just not right that my account should be banned for defending my team.

    His lame response:

    Matthew— The person in charge of moderation told me you were banned for repeated personal attacks. I’m not going to override him, I’m not his boss and I don’t think we should have one set of rules for baseball commenters and another set of rules for the other 95 percent of our regular users.
    He did agree with me that Molly should be banned, that was an ugly comment about Bryan Stow and we all know she/he is a troll.

    Vlae

    • sandy32koufax says:

      That guy hates his job. He also doesn’t want to state what it is that he is actually charged with in his position, as his responsibilities and authority seem to be in constant flux at this point.

      IDK that this would actually work but the only way “we” will be heard is by attending one of these editorial meetings he extended the invitation to several times. I also don’t know what good, if any, would come of that.

      So. If you want to comment at the Splash or on the ‘gate in general, open a new acct with enough of yourr old name so that people will know it’s you or go the opposite direction and open a new acct with an entirely new “persona.”

      Dude is who he is. And this cannot be stressed enough-he hates what his job has become…

      • xoot says:

        he still coddles the dumbeaters, however. Personally, Henry S. and Bruce Jenkins are the only two sports writers I can stomach at the chron/sfgate anymore, and I’ve never seen either of them respond to comments on their blogs. They couldn’t care less. Don’t blame em. They post columns on those blogs only because they have to. I have no interest in telling the people who attend the editorial meetings that I log onto the blogs for the comments and not for the “news.” to hell with em.

        • JDR says:

          Hank complimented one of my comments once, but only after acknowledging that he was loaded at the time. I bet him and Baggs would be a blast to grab a few beers with.

        • sandy32koufax says:

          I actually used to log on for the comments. Not anymore. Too political or mean-spirited.

          It used to be you could go to a funny headline and everyone would make jokes about it, like “Man that shot proctologist may have rectal problems” would have generated tons of funny comments. Today it is all about being rude or “taking a side.”

  50. filthychangeup says:

    My response to VK and his response:

    Vlae,
    I understand your position. Thank you for taking care of Molly, but keep an eye out as he will likely return. If you won’t override your boss would you give me his email so that I can make my case to him?

    Thank you.

    No, it’s not my boss, it’s someone who reports to someone else. You can send a note to support-staff@sfgate.com, we don’t make the moderators’ names public after a cyberstalking incident a few years back

    So this is what I sent to them:

    To whom it may concern,
    my name is Matthew and my user name on Sfgate is FilthyChangeup. I am contacting you after exchanging emails with Vlae Kershner. He said you had banned my account for repeated personal attacks. If you look at my comments you’ll see that they are in response to users who are blatant trolls like Molly711. I am a passionate Giants fan and take offense to users who only comment on Sfgate to denigrate the team/fans. I feel my account should be reinstated. I promise to keep my responses civil and focus on the trolls’ team rather than personal attacks. Thank you.

  51. shaman138 says:

    Meh. It’s totally rigged. IMO, why bother anymore? This blog is where it’s at now.

  52. unca_chuck says:

    Bingo. The Splash is a shit-hole, and it won’t likely change in the near or distant future. The Insider? I don’t even know anymore. I gave up on that 3 years ago when it was apparent that Flying V and a few others would continuously post their repetitive and negative tripe endlessly.

    Flav’s blog and this one are worlds better than the tripe at the Chron. My theory is let them flop around in their own filth and ignore them.

  53. mailorderwife says:

    So I just read that Arkansas just passed measures that bans most all forms of abortion. Pregnancy is more sacred than the life of a fully formed human, whose potential as target practice for someone with an assault weapon cannot be taken lightly, perhaps?

    I’m going to make a movie about angry women who, armed with shotguns, begin a true war of the sexes. It’ll be called “A Woman’s Right To Bruise,” and will co-star Lindsey Graham and Dr. James Dobson. All Viagra will be removed from shelves, and all blow-up dolls will be a true replication of Chinese weightlifter Zhou. Hmph.

    • Chico says:

      1st paragraph 😦

      Excellent second! If you read the newest Splash blog post by Shea, it’s interesting how Japanese ballplayers refer to one another.. ‘I was sliding into first base. Mr. Tanaka was covering first base. We collided. That’s when Mr. Tanaka injured his arm.’.. Is that just the interpreter or is that the way Japanese people address each other?

      • mailorderwife says:

        It’s hard to translate the Japanese custom of addressing someone, but here goes:
        — You never address co-workers/business people and what not by their first name. You always address them by their last name, ie., Tanaka-San. I’m not sure if that is a direct translation of Mr., because the more familiar form of the word, which is used to address someone more casually, would be Tanaka-chan. So if San is “Mr.”, Chan would be more like “dude”.
        — You address your friends in the same way as you would a co-worker/business person, using San and Chan. You also can use nicknames. At my uncle’s funeral, all of his childhood friends still addressed him as “(last name)-san” or “(last name)-chan”.
        — You address your family members by first name. I call my cousins by their first name, as well as my extended family. For instance, my uncle Makoto is regarded as “Makoto Ojisan”. Ojisan means uncle, and it is important that I use his first name as a distinction because I have many uncles.

        Now here is where it comes very Japanese:
        — When i was a child, I addressed non-family member adults by calling them the generic “obasan” or “ojisan”, which means aunt or uncle, or “obaachan” or “ojiichan” to address a more elderly woman or man. I addressed everyone in this way, as do other Japanese kids. So if you’re a child and your neighbor is Mr. Toad, you just call him “ojisan”. The country is united by the knowledge that everyone shares common blood, so everyone becomes a relative (of sorts). For instance, when Kristi Yamaguchi competed in the Olympics against Japanese skater Midori Ito, most Japanese said that they did not prefer one skater over the other because they shared the same blood as the rest of the nation. Interesting, ya? Except when you realize that Koreans and Chinese, who have been there for hundreds of years, will never be regarded as Japanese because…ding ding…we share no common blood.

        • Chico says:

          Thanks for the info MOW.. I know it’s a cultural thing but it sounds like what we call here ‘good manners’ – but a lot more formal than here in the US.

    • shaman138 says:

      IDK, I think Zhou is pretty hot, actually 😛

  54. Chico says:

    So they’re not letting FilthyChangeup back at the Splash because he constantly quotes a person who the Comical moderators themselves agree is a troll? WTF kind of sense does that make?

  55. Chico says:

    Just another day in America.. Merikuh!

    • mailorderwife says:

      This time in Hotlanta! Ray Lewis…were you there?

      • sandy32koufax says:

        Don’t forget the ADA gunned down in Tejas…

        Frickin A NRA and gun nuts. Like I’ve said, I get wanting to own a gun(s) but not having some need for high volume/rapid firing guns…

        • Chico says:

          14 year old shot in the back of the neck.. In surgery as we speak.. God dammit.

          • sandy32koufax says:

            One of my grandfathers fought in WWII. He had his Garand, a .50 and a .30 cal. machine gun, a Japanese .41 cal carbine and many other weapons that are obsolete by today’s standards including a BAR.

            They were fun to shoot. The Garand could take a healthy 8″ oak limb clean off of the tree. The machine guns were even more destructive and the BAR (BrowningAutomaticRifle) was, as long the clip had ammo, utterly intimidating and ravaged anything it hit.

            Gramps was an old redneck that grew up poor in Indiana. He stood 6-4 and went 240 easily. He was prolly too in love with beer but he was never one to rely on anything other than his wit in a pinch. This is a guy that faced death for several years while hiding from, and engaged in guerilla warfare with, the Japanese army in the islets of the Philipines. I never heard my old man pull any punches about Lawrence. He told me some things that I was amazed to hear. Think of Clint Eastwood in those boxing in the railyard movies or as the old guy that fought in Korea. Lawrence was an old curmudgeon but he wasn’t a gun nut. He never once, after the war, had any situation which wasn’t resolved verbally.

            Then we have these guys we see today.

            The 2nd amendment needs some major tweaking. Yesterday, so to speak…

            • sandy32koufax says:

              BTW, when Lawrence died my dad and uncles turned those weapons over to a American Legion officer that welded or soldered the firing mechanisms and put them on display at their chapter in socal…

              • mailorderwife says:

                Wow…amazing story with a very nice ending :> Thanks, SFDF.

                • sandy32koufax says:

                  Thanks MOW.

                  I know it’s absurd sounding for me to have written entries which seem to be in conflict with each other but I’m saying I really do get it.

                  I also see how high volume, rapid fire guns are not needed by the citizenry. Even a former MSG, my dad, didn’t think having guns like that around were a good idea. Go figure. The ones that “know better” don’t want them around-if they’re truly responsible.

                  Too many people in possession of these newer guns are not responsible enough to own them.

  56. sandy32koufax says:

    Stupid trivia:

    As of right now stubhub is reporting that 25% of SB tix have gone to CA buyers.

    26% have been purchased by Maryland residents.

    A state 1/7 the population of CA…

  57. Chico says:

    Root-canal here we come.. 😦 I’ll check you peeps out later

  58. mailorderwife says:

    Ron Jeremy has been hospitalized with a heart problem. I hope he gets well soon. My husband went to some big convention in Vegas and came back with an autographed photo of Ron Jeremy for me, and it was signed “sit on my face”.

  59. mailorderwife says:

    OH, also…one other thing! Per a writer at Sports Illustrated, “Gay former NFL player Esera Tuaolo, today @WilliamsCollege “Chris [Culliver], I’ve got news for you. There is a gay player on your team.””

  60. Chico says:

    I can’t take opiates Sandy because they make me sick.. So, Advil or Motrin are my only choices for pain meds.. The procedure went worse than I and the surgeon expected – the crack went all the way to the tooth bed so It had to be completely extracted & stitched up and now I’m looking at an 4k implant in a few months.. A friggin tooth implant costs the same a a friggin boobie implant!?! I went to happy hour at the local watering hole and 5 minutes in, the numbness started to wear off and I jammed home.. So, Advil, Top Ramen and a blanket and a remote..

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Feel better, Chico.

      Peaty scotch?

    • xoot says:

      yikes. I’ve been pretty lucky with dental stuff. When I had my wisdom teeth pulled decades ago, I could not believe how it felt as the anesthetic wore off. I went over to see a guy who had some very expensive teeth-numbing stuff. He and some friends were getting ready to watch the Ali v. Spinks fight. I hung around. Various types of painkillers got distributed. My teeth felt a lot better. But when Howard Cosell started quoting Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” at the end of the fight, I was absolutely sure I was hallucinating the entire thing.

      Anyway, hope you feel better soon.

      • Chico says:

        Tat was funny Xoot… Very expensive tooth numbing stuff… lol. Thanks fellas.. No Booze Sandy.. I had about three sips off a pint and left because of the pain.. Mixing Advil (or any pain med) with booze = a no no.. I know, some do it but I’m just not comfortable with it.. I don’t need any liver flukes. I honestly thought I’d be able to avoid meds altogether – no way.

        • mailorderwife says:

          In my never ending quest to get a legal weed prescription, I tried to talk the dentist into giving me medical marijuana instead of Vicodin. She said no :< Maybe you can slip in a legal prescription, Chico? I know it's not needed in Nor Cal, but Ventura County here still thinks that weed = acid.

          • Chico says:

            Yeah, I never needed a card because where I live, I can get weed just as easy as I can get Dove body wash. Three houses down my friend had a huge grow room downstairs, all perfectly legal.. He also has some on the back yard (for you organic indica lovers).. That’s just one house out of 20 in this valley that I know of.. Go to a M – Jane doctor in the next county and tell him your have trouble sleeping.. It’ll probably cost you a couple hundred bucks and every time you’re in that county, you can stock up..

            My wife and I split a cookie last weekend (she rarely indulges) and we ended up watching a movie and laughing our asses off. Edibles are a whole different animal

            • Chico says:

              Oxnard is in Ventura county? Been there and hated it. Yikes!

            • shaman138 says:

              The fact that smoking sometimes wreaks havoc on my sinuses notwithstanding, I actuality prefer the high off of edibles

            • JDR says:

              First time I tried an edible I ate a bit too much (same amount as the neighbor who made them, dude had a bit of a tolerance) and I spent the night hugging the couch cushions for fear I was going to float away. I then made up my own language and proceeded to have a conversation with myself in it. Good times.

              • Chico says:

                Ha! My buddy Joey ate a whole brownie and curled up into a fetal position.. We told him to start with a quarter of it, but NO, “I got this” — two hours later he was begging to be sober again.. I’ve eaten a bit too much and yeah, uncomfortable is an understatement.. It sucked!

  61. Chico says:

    I was watching Anderson Cooper on CNN interview people from all sides of the gun issue.. Remember Asa Hutchinson, Mr. War on drugs? He got slapped down by a Va Tech shooting survivor.. “are you saying that over 300 million guns isn’t enough and that we need more armed people’? – Hutchinson “yes”

    Survivor: “How many guns do we need in society until we are safe?” “with that logic, in a country with 1 gun per person, shouldn’t we be the safest country in the world? Applause!

  62. unca_chuck says:

    I hate to wade into any gun discussion because common sense is the first thing to fly out the window. You’d think that anyone with common sense can see that semi-auto weapons that have 30-50 shells per clip (or more) is a bit too much. And the intent is clear. If you need 50 shots to take out a deer, then maybe you need to get into something else. The NRA always couches the debate on 2nd amendment rights and ‘they want to take our guns.’ It isn’t about that. It’s about assault weapons and the amount of bullets one can shoot without reloading.

    • Chico says:

      They are even against background checks at gun shows AND private sales. Baffling.

    • mailorderwife says:

      The NRA also tells its most rabid supporters that the Constitution made no provision as to the type of weapon that would be legal to have. To start putting restrictions would be a clear violation of the Constitution, and is clearly unAmerican. Of course, tell these same assholes how states are running roughshod over that other Constitutional right called abortion, and they wires start shorting.

      Carry a pistol if you must for protection. Better yet, learn martial arts. It’s better for your mind and body, and a good dojo will be the anti-Cobra Kai. Plus, you’ll learn to defend yourself. But automatic weapons are great for lazy folks who just want to sit on their toilet recliner, drink beer and shoot.

  63. Chico says:

    And the Warriors won again.

  64. unca_chuck says:

    Funny thing is, Wayne LaPepe Le Pieu was all for across-the board universal background checks in 1999. Now? Not so much.

  65. mailorderwife says:

    What’s with this Pastor who cited tithing as her reason for not tipping? If you cannot afford to tip the wait staff, you cannot afford to eat at a restaurant. I used to work as a waitress, and it’s not an easy job.

    • shaman138 says:

      Those corporate chain retail/food service jobs are the worst. Low, low pay and a HUGE workload while the asshole managers warm the chairs in the back and do nothing but talk shit about their best workers. A friend of mine worked at Peet’s Coffee and one day a regular customer went bonkers on him, called him a “fucking asshole” etc. etc., and just went belligerent in the store. My friend asked him to leave, the dickhead customer complained to regional management, and my friend got fired over it. Fucking ridiculous–these clown managers leech off of their workers and then stab them in the back at the blink of an eye.

      • mailorderwife says:

        Yikes! Yeah…waiting tables opens your eyes to some of the ugliness in the human spirit. I cannot tell you how many sophisticated customers ask to be seated away from the deaf table, or how customers from a certain country in Asia clap their hands in the air for service and speak to you as an indentured servant.

        On a stupider note, I worked in an independent ice cream store as a teenager. People were generally nice, but it sort of became weirdo central at night. I remember a middle aged guy coming in once and asking me to spank him because he was bad. As an adult, I also remember asking a KGO news anchor to stop having sex in the Japanese room, because people could clearly see what was going on.

        That 15% tip is earned.

        • unca_chuck says:

          My wife used to work at the Vans in Belmont, back when the bent-nose crowd used to hang there after a day at Bay Meadows. She said some awfully crazy shit went down in the upstairs area. She quit after it started getting ultra-weird. As in hookers-and-blow parties.

          Speaking of ice cream, a friend of mine used to work at Bud’s in RC. Every once in a while i’d show up around closing to get some free ice cream and take a few hits off the nitrous tanks. One night I’m in the freezer with a small tank (they had the 16″ sized ones), and the manager opens the door. I look up in shock, and before he can say anything, I lob the tank to him and boogie out the back door as fast as possible. My buddy disavowed any knowledge of my presence, and I guess it happened a lot there (among the robberies), but criminy, what a dumbshit I was. Dumber yet, we did the same thing at Farrell’s in San Mateo.

          • mailorderwife says:

            Hahahahahahaha!!!! Awesome!

            I also worked at a Buds, but in SF. Really sort of a bad idea as a teenager with munchies.

          • sandy32koufax says:

            The Vans, Bay Meadows, Farrell’s…

            We lived in SM from ’69 thru ’73. Wasn’t Farrell’s at Borel Sq? I sold the SM Times at Bay Meadows 7th and 8th grade. My buddy’s dad had a “cheat sheet” biz that must have paid well enough,, they had a house on Fiesta Dr in The Gardens. A drywall company company I worked for had an ex-niner on staff, Kevin Hardy, and he was all about knowing those good fellas. Yes, same time as Eddie D was winning SB’s.

            The Vans tho. Hoo wee! Many of the bars and restaurants in the area were “over the top.” I had a friend and his dad owned a restaurant/bar on 41st or 42nd, Italian family/neighborhood joint that was fun. His name was Rich Lewis, son Mike. There was wild shit going on there in the 70’s and 80’s. Really wild shit. Lewis was “connected” somehow and it must have been a close friend or relative because I NEVER saw cops there “do anything” about what was happening around them. I know plenty of peeps that still go there, old time S&Mers that grew up in that place, The Vans, and say it’s become a much different place. I haven’t been there in 20 years, so I’ll take their word on it.

            Screw that cheap, smart-assed pastor. She was just being a snide jerk that was looking for an excuse to stiff the help. I worked tables and tended bar in Beverly Hills and that crowd usually had the rich and famous. Most were good customers but too many were narcissitic and thought they were God’s gift. How many times can one tell a fading star no or thanks for the short tip and still not be heard? Some people just have no grace or empathy for others-and they show it. IDK why, but I d expect more from a person of “the cloth” tho…

            • mailorderwife says:

              One thing I’ve learned from going to a fundie church? Don’t ever go to lunch with more than 3 of them at a time when you’re splitting the bill. They once invited a Muslim guy for lunch, and he and I had to make up the missing $100+ to pay the bill.

        • xoot says:

          Over on this side of the bay, back in the 80s a friend of mine getting her PhD at Berkeley worked for a while in a cafe at the end of College Ave. in Oakland, across the street from CCAC. Huey Newton, who hadn’t met his last bullet yet, used to come in all the time. He’d be quiet as he headed to the office. The owner of the cafe and Huey and who knows who else would party back there, and after a spell Huey would emerge a changed man. He’d stride toward the front door shouting at the waitresses he passed: “When the revolution comes, you gonna suck my c*ck!” Wonderful job.

          • shaman138 says:

            Typical. Reminds me of a lot of “activists” I’ve dealt with…complete loud-mouth phonies who are just trying to get laid. The same ilk who claim to be above working for “the man” but have no problem with “the man’s” dinero.

  66. shaman138 says:

    Ann Killion is an idiot who clearly hates the 49ers, which begs the question: Why in the fuck does the gate have beat writers cover teams they don’t like? Vic Tafur is a 9er fan who hates the Raiders, VK is in charge of moderating the Splash and he hates the Giants, Schulman is a Dodger fan, John Shea is a Giants fan stuck on the A’sshole beat, and Killion loathes the 9ers and spews out anit-Niner articles to bait the trolls. They really do cater to the trolls to bring in more clicks and ad revenue. Pathetic rag.

    • Chico says:

      Jenkins is a Dodger fan too.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Schulman, Ostler and Jenkins all ex-LATimes employees have come out as jints fans, I do believe.

      As for Killion, have no idea but isn’t a it a good thing for Ray-Duh fans that the niner writer isn’t a niner fan? And come on, Shea and vk are just tools of varying degrees…

      • shaman138 says:

        The one thing I like about Killion is that she’s the only SF writer who actually gave cred to the Ravens’ chances at winning this thing, which are pretty good, IMO. The 49er fans I’ve been talking to are WAY over-confident about this game and it sounds like a lot of the players are, too, which could come back and bite them in the ass. Anyway, if I was either a Nine-uh or Cravens fan, I’d be worried about this one–could go either way.

        • Chico says:

          I’m not overconfident at all.. SFGATE headline ’10 reasons why the 49ers will win the Super Bowl” is a complete joke.. It really can go wither way. I expect a tough game and I’ll admit, the Ravens scare me a bit.

          • shaman138 says:

            You’re a wise man, chico–you should check out Chuck’s blog re: over-confidence. And the cats I’m talking to at work and around town also think the Nineohs will dominate. Moss’s and Culliver’s bullshit comments, the ensuing idiocy from the two other dolts who claim to have not known it was about bullying gays, and the team’s subsequent failure to squash that crap tell me that they’re WAY too full of themselves right now. Not to mention Kap trying to make some weird fashion statement or something. That is NOT a good thing for your team. AND Harbaugh the Elder and the Cravens seem to be flying under the radar in all of this…they could be quite dangerous come Sunday. We’ll see…

  67. Chico says:

    I’m all for gay and LGTB rights, but Dan Savage is a fucking tool. Whaaaa! I’m yanking my video because of a few players.. What about Whitner? And the rest of the few of the players with enough brains to know what LGTB means? He can kiss my ass.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Nah, I see a real need to NOT continue being associated the niners and that vid if only one either knows, or will cop to, what the vid represented. Listening to these guys deny what the vid was about, I can imagine all of my friends in Stud, Diva’s or any other gay bar raving about how they’ve been used or deceived by the niners, etc. Savage pulling the vid makes sense from a PR POV. Why would itgetsbetter.org want people fronting for them after their remarks this week? Whitner notwithstanding…

      • Chico says:

        Good point, but I don’t like Savage.. If you want people to stop being intolerant of you, you need to stop being intolerant of them. I think the LGTB community could use someone a little more mainstream and less militant, imo.

        • Chico says:

          Someone like this guy.. Dude is way cool.

          • sandy32koufax says:

            I don’t like the guy either but he does have influence.

            IDK who that guy is in the pic.

            BTW, do you feel the same of vocal Hispanics and Native Americans seeking equality? Aren’t the Ellens and Andersons mega mainstream and moderate?

            • Chico says:

              For a guy who says things like:
              A politician he doesn’t like -“should be dragged behind a pickup truck until there’s nothing left but the rope”
              “I wish the Republicans were all fucking dead”
              Spreading the Flu virus on the campaign trail because someone disagreed with him

              I can’t get behind that kind of nasty rhetoric… I don’t like Republicans either but I wish death on nobody…

              Vocal Hispanics and Native Americans are great when arguing for equality but I’ve never head such things come out of their mouth.. I’m sure I could do a Google and find some nasty shit that some of them said.. I don’t know who the Ellens and Andersons are..

              • Chico says:

                Doh! Ellen? I like her.. There’s something sexy about her..

                Anderson Cooper? I like his show on CNN..

                • Chico says:

                  That’s Andrew Sullivan in that pic..

                • sandy32koufax says:

                  Having been around both the labor and La Raza/UFW movements for decades, yes, there are tons of extremely vocal members of both groups that are high viz and radical. You know I don’t agree with those teapinions either. I think you’re more of a liberal than even I am, btw.

                  I’m not talkiing about “nasty shit.” but I’ve heard plenty behind closed doors. From both Native Americans and Hispanics and yes, those that I know well enough in the gay community.

                  Old pic of Sully?

                • sandy32koufax says:

                  I shouldn’t be posting after 420 n all.

                  Sorry if my comments are not cogent or easy to follow

                  It IS TGIF tho…

                • Chico says:

                  I don’t pay any attention to La Raza.. Of course there are extremists on both sides of the aisle on any issue.. No worries on the 420 either, I’m not in the best mood.. As far as the liberal thing, yeah I’m a liberal on many issues, but I’m far from being a progressive.

                  I’m just sick of the pre-game bullshit.. Lets play some football!

  68. Chico says:

    George W’s dog passed away today.. I always liked that dog.. He was smarter than his owners. RIP.

  69. Chico says:

    Funny comment though — ‘someone should make an ‘it gets better’ video for the Raiders’ – FrankCostanza.

  70. unca_chuck says:

    Killion’s very anti-Niner. Which is why she thinks the Ravens can win. Sure Balt can, but they’ll need to catch a liot of breaks. I still think this goes a lot like the Green Bay game. The Niners simply wear them the fuck down. 31-20 and Balt gets a late cheapie TD.

  71. Chico says:

    New thread!

  72. Chico says:

    One more day…

  73. mailorderwife says:

    New thread up! I tried.

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