The CrackBerry Chronicles

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Published on May 19, 2008 with 1 Comment

Elaine Santore

Photos by Luke Thomas

By Elaine Santore

May 19, 2008

Marriage for everyone!

Political consultant, blogger, and h. Brown hanger-on Bob Brigham told me in April that if the California Supreme Court overturned the ban on same-sex marriage, he would party in the streets of the Castro and be (in his words) “Gay for a Day.”

Brigham did not renege on his promise.

Gay for a Day: Bob Brigham (right) kisses database guru Dan Ancona.
The bubbly in the paper bag makes the photo.

I don’t normally post photos of Supervisor Bevan Dufty, but this pic of him with his daughter is too cute. And you know I can’t resist an opportunity to run photos of babies in my column.

Supervisor Bevan Dufty with Sidney Maely Goldfader-Dufty.

Bob, Krissy Keefer, Hope Johnson, and Luke Thomas had spent the beginning of the night taping the h. Brown Hour in the Tenderloin. Krissy talked about Barack Obama and the presidential race while h. kind of shouted over her.

Dance Diva Krissy Keefer, h. Brown, Bob Brigham and moderator Hope Johnson.

Two of Fog City Journal’s favorite things: Krissy Keefer, and puppies.

Yes on F, No on G(reed)

Fog City Journal attended a fundraiser for Proposition F Friday at the Balazo Gallery in the Mission. Supervisor Chris Daly, sporting that Baron Davis-looking beard he usually grows until somebody complains about it, rallied supporters and volunteers to help with GOTV activities.

Supervisor Chris Daly and Andy Blue.

Proposition F supporters have only 15 days to phone bank, slap skin with voters, and hand out literature and storefront signage before the June 3 election.

If you vote absentee but haven’t turned in your ballot yet, vote “yes” on F and “no” on G tonight between commercials during Gossip Girl. Then make an outfit and/or accessories out of all those old Yes on G mailers that have been flooding your mailbox.

Photo by Andy Blue

Harvey Milk Club President Rafael Mandelman, Jonathan Wright, and Nicholas Kinsey.

John-Marc Chandonia, Amy Elizabeth Chandonia, and Erika McDonald.

Speaking of Gossip Girl…

The season finale is tonight, so please do not try to contact me between the hours of 8 and 9 pm PST. Except maybe on Twitter. I’m totally addicted to this show, and so are Big Brother and our 13-year-old cousin.

Blake Lively (aka Serena van der Woodsen) on
the New York set of Gossip Girl on April 30.
Photo via WireImage

When our cousin started talking about the show, BB said: “You watch Gossip Girl? Isn’t it a little racy for you?”

OMFG, when did my brother become an adult? But he’s a Gen Xer struggling to stay relevant in a Millennial Youniverse, so I shouldn’t really be surprised.

“We’re getting the band back together.”

Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight of
New Kids on the Block pose backstage during Z100’s Zootopia at the
IZOD Centeron May 17 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Photo via WireImage

Every time a band gets back together, I’m always reminded of that scene in The Big Chill where Mary Kay Place’s character says “I want to protect my memories.”

Not that I have any real memories of New Kids on the Block. I was kind of clueless about them because all my parents listened to, back then, was the oldies station and KPFA. (Dad has since moved on to KFOG, but still listens to KPFA every AM.)

It looks like Jordan Knight’s gotten some Botox in his forehead. Definitely getting a Christian Slater vibe from him. But I loved Jordan’s single “Give it to You” when it came out in ’99. And you know I watched him in the Surreal Life on VH1, even when he awkwardly flirted with that chick from American Idol. Who says there are no second (or third or forth) acts in life?

Joey McIntyre is a perfect example of why you should avoid being at the edge of group photos, as the lens widens you. Especially if it’s a wide-angle lens, or what I like to call the “fat lens.” I’ve seen many hot people get fat-lensed because they didn’t know to move to the center.

More Castro pics of really good-looking people

Elaine Santore

Elaine Santore was born in San Francisco during the awesome '80s. She spent a considerable amount of her childhood around City employees, all of whom taught her the value of pretending to be productive. After graduating from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, she transferred schools three times but eventually received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in Psychology, with a double minor in Political Science and Textiles, Clothing and Design. This unique area of expertise makes her qualified to critique the sartorial missteps and psychological problems of local politicians. Elaine's work has also appeared in 7x7, California Home + Design, Filipinas, the Daily Nebraskan, SF Bay Guardian, and

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  1. As of today, I’m up to 6 of the “Yes on G” mailers. I’m hoping Lennar sends at least 2 more so I can finish my outfit (patchwork skirt with matching tube top).

    On another subject, is this where I register my complaint about the beard?