Peter Lawrence Kane

12 Dec 2019

Worst Song of All Time?: “We Didn’t Start the Fire”Turns 30

Nighttime radio host and soother of broken hearts Delilah once remarked that the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 requests she got were, “ ‘Wind Beneath My Wings,’ ‘Wind Beneath My Wings,’ and ‘Wind Beneath My Wings.’ ” Ubiquitous though it is, Bette Midler’s pop anthem from Beaches spent

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10 Dec 2019

Netflix and Kill: Brands Talking to Each Other Is Freaky AF

Not that any month is a sane month on the internet, but October 2018 was particularly ferocious. As Brett Kavanaugh’s inflammatory Supreme Court hearings tore the country asunder, a curious undercurrent developed, wherein other people with the name Brett Kavanaugh meekly raised their hands on Twitter as if to be

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03 Dec 2019

It’s Giving Tuesday. Tell Capitalism to Fuck Off.

“Just buy it! You don’t have to rationalize everything,” Lisa Simpson said to her mother as the guilt-ridden Marge found a pink Chanel suit marked down from $2,800 to $90. “All right, I will buy it,” Marge says, talking herself into purchasing a garment she’ll run through her sewing machine

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26 Nov 2019

Republicans Are Starting to Regard Trump as an Actual God Now

image via @huntigulaOddsmakers have now given Donald Trump a less-than-50-percent chance of re-election less than a year from now — but for some Republicans, the president is approaching demigod status.  Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who has already announced that he will depart at the end of 2019 after getting swept

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19 Nov 2019

Outer Sunset NIMBYs Mutilate Star Wars Metaphor to Stop a Building

A proposed 20-unit project in the Outer Sunset across 45th Avenue from Outerlands has gotten a local Green Party activist up in arms. The future 3945 Judah St., which would take up a vacant lot that was formerly a gas station, would basically be a model of transit-adjacent urban infill

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12 Nov 2019

All About the BART McMuffin Protests

Muni may have those cornball dad-joke signs about proper backpack etiquette and standing away from the doors to facilitate ingress and egress, but it’s BART’s rules and regs that have made the news since last Friday. The saga began last Monday, when a BART police officer with the badge name

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05 Nov 2019

Everything Good That Happened in America Tonight

We can be reasonably certain that Mayor London Breed will cruise to re-election over a gaggle of nobodies, but while we await the District 5 and District Attorney results, it’s important to note that in this off-year election, a lot of good things happened out there in the rest of

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