Rename it the Tempeh District after the protein-packed fermented soybean product.
”The city deserves a neighborhood named after a delicious cruelty-free food instead of the flesh of an abused animal,” PETA’s executive vice president, Tracy Reiman, wrote in a letter sent Tuesday to Mayor Ed Lee.
The word Tenderloin has dual meaning: the most tender part of a cut of meat (PETA’s beef, er, complaint) and an urban district notorious for vice (the reputation of the San Francisco neighborhood that city officials hope to put in the past tense).
In addition to giving SF good face all weekend, Raja left a wake of rumors. Apparently during her weekend adventures, she ‘slipped’ and admitted to not winning season three. WHAT!?!?! (insert devastated face here)
I’m hoping it’s a crafty ploy, on her part, to keep us guessing. Cause if she really doesn’t win, I’ll likely stop watching. Not to mention, I can’t imagine her dropping that bomb.
Perhaps there was some Absolute Vodka involved, the official sponsor of RuPauls Drag Race. (that one was for Ru and her never ending product plugs)
Then again, I wouldn’t be crushed if it was Manila Luzon. Good luck ladies!
In any event, I’m stocking up on bottled water, until we get the California report. While I’m not a fan of bottles, with all the rain we’ve been having it seems like it might be the right thing to do until we get the report for California.
Iodine-131 is among the most toxic particles released during nuclear accidents, according to Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. It can build up in thyroid glands, where it can lead to cancer.
“We’ve had immense storms, so there was a large amount of rainfall that potentially brought down a significant amount of radioactivity,” Hirsh said.
VDH is advising residents that the state’s drinking water supplies remain safe, but reminds Virginians out of an abundance of caution they should avoid using rainwater collected in cisterns as drinking water.
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While a bit confusing at the beginning, this video clip has more details on Japan lifting their ban on tap water:
Backstage in the green room, it was all people on headsets sending us mixed signals. (“Ten Minutes!”; “Never mind, you have time to go pee”; “Hurry up you’re going on”, etc.). My co-emcees were Sister Roma, Juanita More, Donna Sachet, and Pollo Del Mar, a fabulous sampling of SF drag glitterati. We had the unenviable task of having to keep the crowd pumped up for 45 minutes which, I discovered, is actually very difficult if you can’t say dirty words, do live sex acts, or be generally filthy in any way.
After we were done, the signals went from mixed to very direct. We were initially standing by the area that Britney would use to take the stage, and instructed to flank Britney as she entered. Then — uh-oh — a stage manager banished all of us to the green room. While standing in the doorway of the green room to get a glimpse of Britney emerging from the bowels of the backstage labyrinth, we were told to move back. Then, came the word that the drag queens were still in the shot — and a producer saying, “We don’t want the drag queens in the shot.”
As for the overall performance, leave it to Heklina to not mince any words.
The show itself? Not a concert as much as three elaborately staged drag numbers, with a lot of dead time in between each song so GMA can cut to commercial when it airs. The sets were great, as were the dancers, but the weakest link was Brit herself, looking a bit awkward while she lip-synched her heart out.
Berghain has a strong reputation for decadence and hedonism; a New Zealand Herald article describes “people openly indulging in sexual acts”inside the club, and the basement contains a dark room specifically set aside for that purpose.Photography is strictly forbidden.The door policy is selective and mostly random, but there are no VIP entrance or VIP areas. Special guestlist is restricted to a few guests for each dj and maximally two guests for each staff member. As a special feature, no mirrors or reflecting surfaces can be found anywhere in the club. Like many Berlin clubs, Berghain hosts extremely long events; a Philip Sherburne column in Pitchfork Media describes a Carl Craig set that began at 3:00 Sunday afternoon and continued until the club’s ending time.Jesse Rose has described “Entering Panorama Bar is like going back in time to an age when people went out to really party.”
Berghain is the reincarnation of the “legendary” club Ostgut (1998–2003) This club itself emerged out of a men only fetish club night, called “Snax”, which was held in different locations before it found its permanent home at the new club “Ostgut” as a part of a new concept. Quickly the “Ostgut” developed into a focal point of the Berlin techno-subculture since the venue was now open for all genders on regular nights except on those “Snax” club nights six to eight times a year. “Ostgut” closed down on January 6, 2003 following a 30-hour farewell event, and the former railway warehouse which housed it was subsequently demolished. Berghain opened in 2004. The name “Berghain” is a composite of the names of the two quarters, which flank the building south and north: Kreuzberg (former West Berlin) and Friedrichshain (former East Berlin). “Snax” is still held once a year on Holy Saturday in the main room (Berghain), while only the Panorama Bar is open for a mixed crowd.
DJ Boris is kind of a charismatic, multifunctional weapon in the Berlin club life. His musical roots reach back to the mid 80s, when he lived in New York for four years where he absorbed the unique spirit of the seminal club Paradise Garage weekend after weekend. From the Club’s mentor Larry Levan Boris learned to believe in his musical intuition as well as a broad musical spectrum, which nowadays ranges from Disco, Hi-NRG, Post-Punk and (Kraut-) Rock to House and Neotrance, all of which Boris loves to throw into one set. „Music was most important for Levan. He was uncompromising and he knew how to convey it. That’s what I’m trying to achieve, too, when I’m djing.“
Many years later, Boris became a resident at Panorama Bar’s first incarnation in Berlin, where he was able to build a loyal following by playing long sets lasting until noon. „The crowd is always a lot more receptive for music at the end than at the beginning. That’s when I rather have the opportunity to present unusual stuff and that’s when I’m able to let my feelings run freely.“
After the old OstGut/Panorama Bar closed, Boris played in almost every club in Berlin, but when the follow up club Berghain opened its doors in 2004, he quickly focused on playing out here again. Since 2005 he has got another musical platform, as he is taking care of the label Careless Records as an A&R. Both as a dj and as an A&R, he is not exactly keen on refining a certain genre, but rather to push music with a certain twist.
According to Revolt event organizers Britney was on her way to the party @ Mezzanine last night when shots rang out, leaving one man dead. As any good security team would do, they didn’t allow her anywhere near the club.
While none of the Britney appearance news can be confirmed, three friends on the street, outside Mezzanine, did hear gunshots around 2 a.m. and they were ushered into the club by security.
One Richmond man was killed in a shooting early this morning in San Francisco, authorities said.The victim, 23, was shot multiple times by an unknown suspect on Jessie Street, between Fifth and Sixth streets, at about 2 a.m., Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
As far as the crowd was concerned it seemed many of them didn’t know the impersonator wasn’t Britney for a good part of the first two songs. Camera phones were in full effect, held over their heads.
However, as the performance continued, the blinding see of screens diminished to about five.
If Spears had gone on at 2:30 a.m., the plan was for her to come out mid-song and rip the wig off the drag impersonator.