Tag: San Francisco

Alice in Wonderland

We saw Alice in Wonderland Burtonland today. After hearing all the negative comments on the 3D aspect, we decided to go for 2D. Alice was originally shot in 2D and the 3D was added afterwards. When this isn’t done properly your eyes and your brain don’t communicate and you can get headaches and/or nausea — […]

A Brutally Long Post With Serious Stuff At The End

I am not a Carl Hiaasen fan. Sorry, Carl. I’m just wildly indifferent about his writing, but Dave sent me a link to the latest Hiaasen column and it’s priceless. This is what I call a WIN. Well done, sir. Well done. Bravo! A nicer piece of mockery I would be hard pressed to find. […]

Hippo Burger and Other Random Stuff

I finally got the cool hoodie I’ve mentioned to a number of you. There’s a photo of it on my Flickr page. Well worth the look if I do say so myself. When I was a kid in the early 1970s and living in the Bay Area, there was a place called Hippo Burger. It […]

Post 600: Nostalgia and Herb Caen

I was feeling nostalgic today. Not because this is the 600th post — that’s a coincidence, but because I was thinking about my favourite columnist of all time: Herb Caen. Mister Caen is famous because without him you’d not have the word beatnik which he coined in 1958, or the word hippie which he popularized […]