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Why the Bay Bridge Closure Might Just Be A Good Thing

Since last Tuesday, October 27, our beautiful Bay Bridge has been closed to traffic.  I happened to be heading back to Berkeley from San Francisco on Tuesday and was forced, like many commuters, to go all the way up to Marin and over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.  I feel very fortunate that I don’t need … Continue reading

10 Ways to Tell You’ve Become a Californian When You Go Back To The Midwest

You smell like patchouli, you say things like “gnarly” and you go surfing. Sure, you may have been born in Indiana or Iowa or Michigan, but let’s face it, you’re a Californian now. Continue reading

For the Love of Frenchies!

Don’t deny it–you love the French. But hey, it’s not your fault. Eons have evolution show that it’s just in our nature. Continue reading

National Parks

The Obama Administration is pledging $750 million to U.S. National Parks. Good investment? I think so. Continue reading

Maine Becomes the 5th State to Legalize Gay Marriage

10% of the U.S. Conquered, 90% to go If you didn’t hear the news today, Maine became the fifth U.S. state (sixth if you count the brief time that it was legal in California before Proposition 8 passed) to legalize same-sex marriage, and the third this year alone. I really enjoy looking at the map … Continue reading

Swine Flu Is The End of the World!

I hate to break it to the doomsday-fearing, apocalyptic types (actually, wait, I LOVE spoiling their fun with a nice dose of reality) but this whole Swine Flu Pandemic thing is ridiculous. The more I hear about it the more I just want to throttle the media for their epic bid for coverage. Will they stop at nothing? Is it a conspiracy by Tami-flu and face mask manufacturers to hype this outbreak up and blow it WAY out of proportion? Continue reading

American Sexonomics: The Bailout That Will Never Be

It’s safe enough to say that Europeans are much more open about sex than Americans and aren’t afraid to talk about it, market it, and make money off of it. Meanwhile, the American adult entertainment industry is asking for a $5 billion loan that it will never get. And Facebook banned nipples. Continue reading

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