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Castro Photos, Funny Pictures & Late-Night-TV Zingers

by Strange de Jim

June 2009


Castro Photos

June 23 unveiling of new Harvey Milk photomosaic at The Lookout Bar

(L to R) Anna Damiani, Aide to State Senator Mark Leno, is waiting to present a commendation to the artist, Robert Silvers, which will be accepted by his agent, Scott Richards. Dan Nicoletta took the photo of Harvey Milk which was used as the basic image. Larry Bennett is the owner of The Lookout.


Host Larry Bennett unveils the work. A hundred copies are on sale at $3,500 each, with a portion of the proceeds going to the GLBT Historical Society and the LGBT Community Center. For info go to Scott Richards Contemporary Art, www.srcart.com.


Supervisor Bevan Dufty was the first person to look at the 2,300 individual photos that make up the image. You can ask him what effect it had.

Gay Pride Weekend

Here's yours truly at the Gay Pride Parade. I hope you'll keep my secret.

For fun photos of the Castro Street party and the parade click here.


I saw this raccoon on the sidewalk in the 3500 block of Market Street. Is it dead or just playing possum?


Milk Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black is on Pride billboards around town. This one's on Market east of Sanchez.


I like the name of the ImagiKnit yarn shop on 18th at Sanchez.


There I was Friday, June 12, having an innocent cup of decaf in Starbucks on 18th near Castro when scores of naked cyclists started streaming by.


I guess Saturday, June 13, was Disinfect Your Bike Seat Day.


Here's a band giving an impromptu performance Sunday, June 14, on Collingwood at 18th.


Here I am at the new Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.


Fun Videos




Below is a video of Bo Burnham, whose whole family thinks he's gay, but, "I'm as straight as a ramp, if you don't count Bible camp."

Below is a video of Conan O'Brien and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Badass.

More funny videos from the "Heavy Music" channel at Heavy.com

Below is the 2nd half of the Tony Awards opening number, with Shrek, Dolly Parton, Liza Minnelli,
and the most rousing "Let the Sun Shine In" I've ever seen.

Below is host Neil Patrick Harris wrapping up the Tonys with a song that describes what happened on the show.


Below is Joan Baez singing "Diamonds and Rust."

Below is a video of Nijinsky dancing made using computer-animated still photos.

Below is the musical Web Site Story.

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

Below Sent by Cindy Morse

Coppertone Girl Then and Now


Below from Neatorama.com

Click for video of the future.

Click for Atlas Obscura.

Click for 100 one-liners.

Click for ambivalent bumper stickers.

Below is a small detail from the video.

Click for truly astounding Civilization video.

Click for Japanese Men with Arrow.

Below is Kevin Bacon on a site for men who look like old lesbians.

Click for men who look like old lesbians.

Click for naked rugby match.

Click for old Russian color photography.

Click for rainforest sculptures.

Click for more sand sculpture faces.


Fun with Facebook Buds

(See www.facebook.com/strangedejim)



Google Speaks: Secrets of the World's Greatest Billionaire Entrepreneurs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page by Janet Lowe, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2009

Besides learning the history and practices of Google you can get ideas for how to use it yourself. For instance, now you'll find Google ads at the bottom of this page related to the page's keywords, and I'll get a little pittance when readers click on them. Also, I sent the following tidbit to columnist Leah Garchik, and she ran it in The San Francisco Chronicle June 4.

NASA planned to use the Google Boeing 767 in the summer of 2008 to observe and record data from the reentry of the Jules Verne ATV-1 space freighter. However, NASA had to find another plane (an old DC-8 as it turned out) to document the burn-up in Earth's atmosphere. Google needed its plane to shuttle guests to Montana for the wedding of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.



Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, Quirk Books, 2009

The plot, characters and style of Paid and Prejudice, with zombies. New York Times best seller.


Late-Night-TV Zingers

(For all the hundreds of zingers see www.strangebillions.com/zingjun09/)

June wins: Letterman 8, O'Brien 4, Fallon 3, Ferguson 2, Kimmel 2, Colbert 1, Stewart 1

June 1 winner: David Letterman: "Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor impressed Obama by putting her gavel in her mouth. She's already asked not to be seated next to Clarence Thomas."

June 2 winner: David Letterman: "Apparently the North Koreans are getting Kim Jong Il to step down by offering him the 10 o'clock spot. And he could be replaced by his son, Kim Jong W. IL"

June 3 winner: Conan O'Brien: "In the year 3000 YouTube, Twitter and Facebook will combine to form one super site, YouTwitFace."

June 4 winner: David Letterman: Top Ten Signs You've Hired a Bad Tony Awards Host (read by this year's host Neil Patrick Harris): "Thinks the two gangs in 'West Side Story' are the Jets and the 49ers." "Quits after ten minutes, citing 'mercury poisoning from sushi.'" "Plans to have a bare-assed Angela Lansbury lowered onto Eminem." "He's straight."

June 5 winner: Conan O'Brien: Jay Leno ended by bringing out the 68 kids born to staff members in the 17 years of the show, so Conan brought out the whole flock of kids born to his staff over the 16 years of his old show. They all had red hair.

June 8 winner: Craig Ferguson: "You can't prove something with a drawing. You can make a drawing of a unicorn, a drawing of a female orgasm. Well, a female orgasm is real. I know what that sounds like: 'Baa.'"

June 9 winner: Jimmy Kimmel showed a clip of two monkeys having sex on the hood of a car. "By the way, Paris Hilton is on the show tonight."

June 10 winner: Conan O'Brien: "President Obama wants health care that's affordable and easy to use. Insurance companies will fight his plan with Congressmen who are also affordable and easy to use."

June 11 winner: David Letterman: "I got into trouble earlier in the week. I made some jokes about Sarah Palin's family, and she got mad. But I think everything's going to be all right now, because she called today and invited me to go hunting."

June 12 winner: Jimmy Fallon: "Lil Wayne has become the father of two children by two different women: Lil Drunk and Lil Stoned."

June 15 winner: David Letterman: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is very happy that he won. He was up all night shooting nuclear missiles into the air. Today the Supreme Leader in Iran certified the results and shipped the crooked voting machines back to Florida."

June 16 winner: David Letterman: "I was nervous about apologizing to Sarah Palin, so to get my nerve up I practiced by apologizing to Tina Fey.

June 17 winner: Stephen Colbert: "Wow, those Iranians are REALLY pissed at Letterman!"

June 18 winner: Jimmy Fallon: "A guy was arrested for impersonating his dead mother to cash her Social Security checks. He said the worst part was having sex with his dad three times a week."

June 19 winner: Conan O'Brien: "Robbers in L.A. held up a medical marijuana clinic. Police could get no descriptions. All the witnesses claimed they had glaucoma."

June 22 winner: Craig Ferguson: "The new show is going to be 'Jon & Kate Less Half of Jon's Stuff.' Excuse me if I'm bitter."

June 23 winner: Jimmy Kimmel: "There's going to be a great new reality show. One house, two single moms, and a crapload of kids. 'Octomom & Kate + 22.'"

June 24 winner: Jon Stewart played the clip of the South Carolina Governor saying he was going to make a confession. Jon: "You're a bottom?" Then Jon continued the clip to where the Governor says, "I was unfaithful to my wife." Jon: "Another politician with a conservative mind and a liberal penis."

June 25 tie: David Letterman: "It's Gay Pride Week. The Statue of Liberty is holding a mojito. And all the street vendors are selling inflatable Anderson Coopers." Jimmy Fallon: "'Transformers' took in $60 million yesterday. I can't believe so many people are interested in Cher's daughter."

June 26 winner: David Letterman guest Martin Short: "I have three children, one of each."

June 29 and 30: Dave, Conan, Jimmy, Jimmy and Craig were on vacation, so I was too.


For all the hundreds of zingers see www.strangebillions.com/zingjun09/


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. Milk is out on DVD (Left) and Blu-ray (right) .

Milk movie: photos and videos of the making of the film and the subsequent openings, award ceremonies, etc. See http://www.flickr.com/groups/milkmovie/


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