Wanted: Lilo, etc.

Warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan’s arrest. System of a Down drummer buys Action Comics #1 for $317,200. Melee breaks out at America’s Next Top Model auditions. Miley Cyrus: “Stinkin’ Radiohead. I’m gonna ruin them.” Obit: Alan Livingston signed the Beatles to Capitol, created Bozo, wrote “I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat.”

It doesn’t bother me that people buy more liquor in tough times. It bothers me that gun sales are up. It’s only natural that Campbell’s soup is selling better. But the Jesus? Are people really buying what he’s selling as the Dow dives? Some religious folk are pushing the idea. With no jobs or money, we’re more likely to believe that the Jesus can carry us along sandy beaches. The old it-can’t-hurt rationale for churchgoing. Pew says it isn’t true.

Underage porn star

Assume what you want about my day job, but really — I don’t know a whole lot about hardcore porn. Really, I don’t. But I do know the party line on Sasha Grey. She’s the porn star who might have a career in mainstream films too, see her in Steven Soderbergh’s Girlfriend Experience later this year and judge for yourself. Do a Google image search and you’ll find lots of pictures of her doing her porn star thing. You’ll also find this image, which I […]

Ob-la-di Ob-la-da

BestLife is dead. I can’t decide whether to be surprised. I thought it never had a chance in the first place, and I have never really known a lot of guys who would buy it. But somehow it hung in there, weathering tsunamis that were leveling other magazines, so I had to suspend my disbelief. Ok, somebody must be buying it. As with most struggling/dying magazines, the problem isn’t a lack of readers, it’s a lack of advertisers. A loss of faith that self-fulfills like […]

Fruity drinks and hokey Polynesian decor? I’m there, every damn time. Don’t touch my Mai Tai and we won’t have any problems. Bonus points if Les Baxter or Martin Denny is actually playing. Tiki bars persist, against the odds. That is, until they don’t. San Francisco’s Tonga Room seems doomed. Sign the petition and join the Facebook group because, you know, those things really work. No, I gotta think this place is history. Sigh. Wonder how they’ll dispose of the fixtures — my apartment needs […]

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