District 5 Supervisor and reluctant heartthrob Ross Mirkarimi hosted his monthly
art opening in his office Friday night. This month’s featured
artist is Gregory
Bartning, a local photographer. The series of (mostly) nude
photographs feature members of Trapeze
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi with this month’s featured artist, Greg
Although the party was in Bartning’s honor, he spent the evening snapping photographs
of partygoers looking at his photographs, which can be found on his blog.
He’s also available for weddings,
pregnancies, family portraits and headshots.
The usual band of rogues and thieves filled Mirkarimi’s office,
excited for the opportunity to gossip and sip free wine (editors
of MyOpenBar, take note!). There were some new
Whose gadget is #1? Elaine Santore and Andy Blue have a BlackBerry
vs. iPhone debate.
Big thanks to Mirkarimi for hosting yet another successful gathering
of brilliant political minds and glamorous hangers-on. And a special
shout-out to volunteer Charlotte Mayang for doing such a wonderful
job tending bar, and for being so adorable and fabulous.
Volunteer Charlotte Mayangand Elaine Santore.
Sue Vaughan has something to say. Preach!
Elaine Santore and Colleen Crowley.
Greetings from the Tenderloin
Part-time Fog City Journal contributor and full-time gaslighter
gave his palatial Tenderloin estate a feng
shui makeover last week.
h brown at his Tenderloin estate (south wing).
Wallpaper: custom. Whiskey: Traveler’s Liquors, 22 7th St. San Francisco.
Wardrobe: stylist’s own. Interiors by h brown for Bulldog
Brown purged the clutter from his living space because it became
difficult for him to retrieve his collection of cocktail napkins
scrawled with ladies’ phone numbers. And it was blocking the entrance
to his hot tub.
He also came to the conclusion that his interior design wasn’t
luring members of the opposite sex into his love shack.
As FCJ publisher and Brown pal Luke Thomas would say, (insert
British accent) “We can’t have that!”
Fog City Journal publisher Luke Thomas.
Sweater: Club Monaco, 865 Market Street #110.
Jeans: AB FitsNorth Beach, 1519
According to several reports, Brown began painting the walls
of the estate but stopped because he refused to move his collage
of vintage campaign posters. Impractical? Yes, but that’s the
price one pays for political addiction.
Bill O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera wax poetic over tiger mauling
On Friday’s edition of Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly and
Geraldo Rivera discussed the tiger
mauling case at the San Francisco Zoo.
O’Reilly couldn’t get over the fact Paul and Kulbir Dhaliwal were drunk and
stoned at the time of the mauling. He kept repeating “Drunk and stoned!” and
“The drug beef!” over and over again.
Nevermind that Tatiana was shot, a young man died, and Dhaliwal brothers were
mauled. Somebody was on drugs! Beyond the drugs, O’Reilly didn’t know much else
about the case.
Here’s a portion of O’Reilly’s “interview” with Rivera (O’Reilly doesn’t really
interview anyone, he barks at them and asks questions without listening).
Bill O’Reilly: “What about the drug beef?”
Geraldo Rivera: “Well, that doesn’t… You know, the fact they
had marijuana in their systems is not a crime as far as I’m concerned.”
O’Reilly: “In their car, I think they found it.”
Rivera: “A minimum amount. San Francisco. I don’t believe that…”
O’Reilly: “San Francisco, right? Officials of San Francisco might have put
it in the car.”
Rivera: “Or be smoking it…”
O’Reilly: “Just kidding out there – Nancy Pelosi!”
Rivera: “They love you there.”
O’Reilly: “Oh, me.”
Fox News is more (unintentionally) entertaining than Bravo sometimes.
Hillary Clinton doesn’t need Anna Wintour
Last fall, Sen. Hillary Clinton was scheduled to appear on the
February cover of Vogue. Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz
was scheduled to shoot the cover. However, Clinton backed out
of doing the shoot because she and her advisors feared she would
look “too feminine.”
Vogue editrix Anna Wintour responded
to Clinton in February’s editor’s letter:
"Imagine my amazement, then, when I learned that Hillary Clinton, our
only female president hopeful, had decided to steer clear of our pages at this
point in her campaign for fear of looking too feminine. The notion that a contemporary
woman must look mannish in order to be taken seriously as a seeker of power
is frankly dismaying." [Ed. Note: Duh! Look at Kamala Harris.]
Over the course of the campaign, Clinton’s been harshly criticized for her
apparent fashion missteps. The same criticism could be directed at a male political
candidate but let’s face it: it’s easier for men to wear a suit and tie and
look presentable. A male candidate must be exceptionally unattractive, overweight,
or aesthetically challenged to receive any negative feedback, but even then
it’s not a big deal.
Well, unless he’s running for Mayor of San Francisco. But that’s
an entirely different story.
Kanye West, "Everything I am"
I never could see why people'll reach a
Fake ass facade that they couldn't keep up
You see how I creeped up
You see how I played a big role in Chicago like Queen Latifah