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Castro Photos & Funny Pictures (No late-night-tv zingers due
to writers' strike.) by Strange de Jim December 2007
Castro Photos & Funny Pictures
(No late-night-tv zingers due to writers' strike.)
by Strange de Jim
First a Personal Note
I've finished my life's work.
Dr. John Newmeyer led the
campaign to get this plaque installed in the sidewalk outside 710
Montgomery, site of the Black Cat Cafe, a gay bar from 1953 - 1983,
which suffered a great deal of police harrassment, and where Jose
Sarria, who later became known as the Widow Norton, performed.
That's John Newmeyer in the
center at the dedication ceremony Saturday, December 15. He's flanked
by two friends far too young to have patronized the Black Cat.
Here are three actual Black Cat
San Francisco Chronicle, Leah Garchik's column, 12/18/07: Linda Schacht
saw them arriving from the East Bay on Saturday morning at Ferry Plaza;
Strange de Jim saw them barhopping on Powell Street that
night; Carol Terwilliger Meyers saw them on BART and Muni's F line; I
saw a pair in the Haight. Hundreds of Santas descended on San Francisco
on Saturday, part of Santarchy, which specifies that the redding of the
streets is "just a bunch of Santas getting together to have a good
I asked one of the Santas for a
gift but was told I'd been naughty. Couldn't argue with that.
The Sisters of Perpetual
Indulgance had a toy drive at the Cafe Flore Sunday, December 16. The
Flore, incidentally, won its fight to serve food and drinks past
Click for cooties video.
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Click for "The Final Countdown" video.
Click for more cards.
Click for LindsayLights.
Click for the rest of the George Lucas Christmas cards.
Click for more sidewalk art.
Click for Stormtrooper Santa story.
Click for Whoville Register.
Good Lord1 There are a lot more funny pictures. Click for part 2.
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