Dec 30 2009

Bracketed By Crabs

Bracketed By Crabs

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Dec 29 2009

San Francisco Noe Valley Harvest Festival 2009

The fifth annual San Francisco Noe Valley Harvest Festival took place on 2009 October 24.

Dec 29 2009

San Francisco LovEvolution Parade 2009

2009 October 3 saw San Francisco’s first LovEvolution Parade. (Arguably San Francisco’s sixth such celebration– but the name changes. Hence, San Francisco had “Love Parade”s in 2004 and 2005, “LoveFest” parades in 2006, 2007, and 2008, and a “LovEvolution” parade in 2009.)

Dec 27 2009

San Francisco Pride 2009

These are from the day of the San Francisco Pride 2009 parade: 2009 June 28.

Oct 9 2009

Thoughts on Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

So President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize!  And all of a sudden, I can’t swing a dead cat without hitting someone singing

I’ll tell you what Obama’s done for me lately: deflected my country away from a beeline course towards a multi-front hot war against every Muslim state on the planet. That he’s also been reversing the thunderingly stupid Bush policies when and as he accumulates enough political capital to do so is a bonus– but that’s mostly just for us.  On a global scale,  he was halfway to the Nobel just by defeating John McCain– and, God help us, the party that looked at Sarah Palin and thought, “Looks qualified to be the Vice President to me!”

Allow me to expand on that.  You know the teabagger neocons who are whining about birth certificates and raving about “Death Panels”?  The guys doing their best to make the rest of us wonder how many cases of paranoid schizophrenia are going undiagnosed every year?  These chuckleheads used to have the ear of executive reactionary thugs with NUCLEAR LAUNCH CODES. People thought this was BUSINESS AS USUAL.

What’s Obama done for Peace?  Turned the whole damn country around.  What’s he doing now?  Maintaining sanity.  Collaring the hawks, ignoring the doctrinaire, and laughing when the absurd stumble onto the political stage– so that once again, we’re a force for good in the world.

That counts.

Sep 22 2009

Chi-square tests of GameScience dice

Summary: almost all the GameScience dice I looked at passed chi-square testing fine, with one exception: the “D16 Transparent Ice Blue Gamescience Gem Die”, which failed miserably.

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Jul 2 2009

San Francisco Dyke March

The 17th Annual San Francisco Dyke March 2009 took place on 2009 June 27.

Jun 23 2009

Job’s Liver

Naked I came out of my mother’s womb
Caused blind hopes to live in the hearts of men
Therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes
According to the fourth everyone grew weary of the meaningless affair

(With apologies to Aeschylus, Kafka, and YHVH.)

Jun 10 2009

Carnaval Festival 2009

These photos are from the day BEFORE the parade: 2009 May 23.

(If that’s not quite what you were looking for, you may be seeking this: Photos of the San Francisco Carnaval 2009 parade.)

Jun 8 2009

Sunday Streets San Francisco

Another Sunday Streets San Francisco took place on 2009 June 7.