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07 Aug 2011

Little Luxuries: the CSA Box

Does receiving a weekly box of organic produce seem like an incredibly bourgeois practice? Of course it does. But that doesn’t mean the broke asses of the world can’t do it, too. CSA, or community-supported agriculture, is a beneficial relationship between farmers and consumers that results in an allotment of

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02 Aug 2011

FREE Hot Dogs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

I find hot dogs to be one of the most disturbing forms of meat, second only to sausage. But when times are tough, you take food where you can get it — not to mention slammin’ beats and cheap booze. Luckily, Hot Dogs & Asteroids on the first Tuesday of

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01 Aug 2011

Sing Your Favorite Terrible Songs; Be Shamed by Actually Decent Singers

I never understand why anyone hesitates to perform karaoke. You don’t have to be good or even mediocre; all you have to do is entertain. So don’t bother coming if you’re not ready to give us a show, but if you are willing to perform air guitar solos, bust Fly

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31 Jul 2011

10 Terrible Things To Do with $10

I’m sick of reading articles with variations on the “10 under $10” theme. When you’re broke (read: down to your last $10), people shouldn’t be telling you to use it for “great deals on rape whistles” or “cute beach finds.” I propose a more useful approach. Here’s how NOT to

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19 Jul 2011

FREE Improv Tuesdays at The Dark Room!

I’m going to level with you here: The Dark Room is not a bar and as such does not sell booze. You might get lucky every so often with an event whose proprietors have obtained a temporary (or perhaps permanent, I guess) liquor license and then they sell the beer,

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18 Jul 2011

FREE Monday Yoga Classes at Satori!

Do you have an enormous boner for yoga and its ability to help you reach nirvana? Do you have perhaps just a passive interest in using it to get in shape? Then rejoice, because Satori Yoga Studio is offering a FREE yoga class on Monday afternoons! This is a rare

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17 Jul 2011

Dream Interpretation for Broke Asses: 10 Dreams and What They Mean to You, Probably

Last night I had a dream that involved a motorcycle; a swimming pool; a drunk, cheating, and grandpa-aged boyfriend; my grade school; a police chase; a lesbian encounter; and someone else’s severed body parts. Yes, I frequently have dreams just as non sequitur, and yes, I’m totally messed up, and

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12 Jul 2011

Summertime Tuesdays: SF Film Night and FREE Wine Tasting

I live my life by this credo: “Never say no to FREE wine.” If you follow a similar philosophy, you should get over to the Top of the Mark tonight and every Tuesday this summer for a FREE movie screening and wine tasting. The Top of the Mark bar boasts

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