Emperor Norton

07 Nov 2022

10 Fun Facts About San Francisco You May Not Know

You think you know a lot about San Francisco? Well let’s see how many of these fun facts you already had stored in your noggin. You’re about to be so much better at SF trivia. 1. Alcatraz was the only federal prison to offer hot-water showers, supposedly to dissuade prisoners

Jenna Homen 1
19 Jul 2021

Emperor Norton Trash Cans Arrive In Downtown SF

It’s not the renaming of the Bay Bridge for Emperor Norton that we’ve been hoping for, but it’s something. A Facebook post from the Emperor Norton Trust points out there is one newly installed Bigbelly trash can dedicated to Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico  near

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 1
17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
15 Sep 2020

Emperor Norton And The 1860s Black Activism Movement

It’s the 161-year anniversary of Emperor Norton declaring himself “Emperor of these United States” in the pages of the 1859 San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin. While this bizarre move catapulted Emperor Joshua Norton I to status as a beloved local cult figure for centuries, our frequent celebrations and homages to

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
04 Feb 2017

Emperor Norton’s 199th Birthday Party is Tonight!

You probably know that I’m a big fan of Emperor Norton by now. He was SF’s original eccentric weirdo and was much loved by the City’s residents. I wrote about my love for him and for Emperor Norton’s Boozeland right here. Well it appears that it’s Emperor Norton’s 199th birthday

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
23 Sep 2015

This is Why San Francisco is Such a Magical Place

San Francisco is a special place. A place where we never leave the house without layers. Where it’s normal to call in sick to work because it’s finally 80 degrees and you want to drink a beer in the park. A place where most adults have costume boxes and where

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17 Sep 2015

Raise Your Glass & Some Funds For Stuart & Tom This Saturday!

The lovers, the dreamers and thee.  Yes, they still exist in San Francisco and this Saturday you have the chance to mix among them once again and remember why you chose to sit on that dock of the bay. This past week was Citizenship Day and also in,1859, the day that

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05 Dec 2013

A New Tradition: Toast the Union Square Xmas Tree with Emperor Norton!

The fight to make the official name of the Bay Bridge, The Emperor Norton Bridge continues. Check out thus rad event. All the info is from the FB invite. Starting in 1880, and every year since, a grand tree has stood in San Francisco’s Union Square during the holiday season —

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
06 Sep 2013

Farewell Widow Norton- The Imperial State Funeral of José Julio Sarria

It was on a cold damp evening, 133 years ago that His Imperial Majesty, Joshua Abraham Norton I entered immortality on the steps of Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Chinatown. The city wept in great frenzy and many have kept his devotion in the many years since, one such devotee being

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