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Dear Coke Talk: On comparing cities.

dearcoketalk:

There’s some crappy movie I can’t recall that nonetheless has a quote that has stuck with me: San Francisco is for people with talent but no ambition. Los Angeles is for people with ambition but no talent. New York is for people with talent AND ambition. Thoughts?


It’s a snarky way for New…

This is hard-rocker Marilyn Manson as he looks today, in real life.
OK, I realize that right now, you may be saying to yourself something to the effect of:
Why is she posting a photograph she obviously found on PerezHilton? 
This doesn’t seem to fit in with the theme of this blog at all. 
What a lazy bitch.
Well, my friends, you’d be surprised!
First off, let’s be honest, he looks kinda like a fat Wayne Campbell from Wayne’s World, which is pretty hilarious in itself.
Second, I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that the shock-rocker drew origins from the central U.S., and not one of the “radical” coasts. We refugees can smell each other out pretty quickly, and Manson’s stench hit me from miles away.
Turns out, 41 year-old Manson  (born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969) is from a little town called Canton, Ohio, which is, for those of you who give a shit, kind of between Cleveland and Akron, but south just a bit, maybe an hour or so.
So I did a little background research* on Canton, and found some interesting information on the place, such as a list of some other notable people from Canton, OH, (notable Cantonese?) including:
Macy Gray (R&B singer)
James Oliver Huberty (committed a shooting spree in a McDonald’s)
Reuben Klamer (Inventor of The Game of Life)
Inhale Exhale (Christian metal band)
William McKinley (25th U.S. President)
Jeff Timmons (singer of 98 Degrees)
Relient K (Christian rock band)
So do with that information what you will. I sure don’t have the patience to interpret it right now.
*And by “research” I mean I Wikipediaed it for like two minutes, max.

This is hard-rocker Marilyn Manson as he looks today, in real life.

OK, I realize that right now, you may be saying to yourself something to the effect of:

Why is she posting a photograph she obviously found on PerezHilton?

This doesn’t seem to fit in with the theme of this blog at all.

What a lazy bitch.

Well, my friends, you’d be surprised!

First off, let’s be honest, he looks kinda like a fat Wayne Campbell from Wayne’s World, which is pretty hilarious in itself.

Second, I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that the shock-rocker drew origins from the central U.S., and not one of the “radical” coasts. We refugees can smell each other out pretty quickly, and Manson’s stench hit me from miles away.

Turns out, 41 year-old Manson (born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969) is from a little town called Canton, Ohio, which is, for those of you who give a shit, kind of between Cleveland and Akron, but south just a bit, maybe an hour or so.

So I did a little background research* on Canton, and found some interesting information on the place, such as a list of some other notable people from Canton, OH, (notable Cantonese?) including:

So do with that information what you will. I sure don’t have the patience to interpret it right now.

*And by “research” I mean I Wikipediaed it for like two minutes, max.

Jay Cutler, pictured above in his new light brown fall coat, has this to say of his budding relationship with trainwreck reality star Kristin Cavallari:

"I’m so busy with football and [offensive coordinator] Mike [Martz]  and stuff it’s just hard to catch up with that.”

Aw, how romantic.

Jay Cutler, pictured above in his new light brown fall coat, has this to say of his budding relationship with trainwreck reality star Kristin Cavallari:

"I’m so busy with football and [offensive coordinator] Mike [Martz] and stuff it’s just hard to catch up with that.”

Aw, how romantic.

Apparently the former “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills” star [Kristin Cavallari] digs controversial and overrated quarterbacks. Cutler is coming off an awful debut season in Chicago and her former beau, Matt Leinart, is on the chopping block in Arizona.

What they says about her: Going after Jay and Matt indicates that Kristin likes cocky guys who don’t live up to expectations. Tim Tebow’s gotta be next.

From MTV’s Clutch Blog, whatever that is.

And now for another edition of NEVER, EVER, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOULD THIS HAPPEN IN WISCONSIN, I am absolutely terrified.
Pacifica, CA — Police were forced to post warning signs on a popular Pacifica beach today  after  several witnesses said they saw a great white shark attacking a sea   lion close to shore.
Say WHAAAAA?!
I’m sorry, you’ll have to speak into my good ear. I thought just heard you say that a great white shark was spotted on a beach 45 minutes south of San Francisco.
Oh, maybe because that’s exactly what you said.
Half a dozen witnesses spotted Shark Week in action early Monday afternoon spazzing out in dark red, blood-saturated waters, sea lion between teeth, thrashing about in a feeding frenzy roughly 200 yards offshore.
And get this - up until now, they’ve not had a shark sighting in this area of California in recent memory, like, at all. So the fact that now, out of nowhere, not just any shark, but a great white shark, is trolling for feed around the corner from my apartment? Nah…that doesn’t fuck with my head at all. Nope not even in the least.
OK, yes it does. That’s definitely going to haunt my nightmares. Guaranteed.

And now for another edition of NEVER, EVER, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOULD THIS HAPPEN IN WISCONSIN, I am absolutely terrified.

Police were forced to post warning signs on a popular Pacifica beach today after several witnesses said they saw a great white shark attacking a sea lion close to shore.

Say WHAAAAA?!

I’m sorry, you’ll have to speak into my good ear. I thought just heard you say that a great white shark was spotted on a beach 45 minutes south of San Francisco.

Oh, maybe because that’s exactly what you said.

Half a dozen witnesses spotted Shark Week in action early Monday afternoon spazzing out in dark red, blood-saturated waters, sea lion between teeth, thrashing about in a feeding frenzy roughly 200 yards offshore.

And get this - up until now, they’ve not had a shark sighting in this area of California in recent memory, like, at all. So the fact that now, out of nowhere, not just any shark, but a great white shark, is trolling for feed around the corner from my apartment? Nah…that doesn’t fuck with my head at all. Nope not even in the least.

OK, yes it does. That’s definitely going to haunt my nightmares. Guaranteed.

Cheese curds - a rarity in California grocery stores. Cali is, might I remind you, the #1 dairy-producing state.
Makes a girl from Wisconsin wonder: Where DO their priorities lie?
UPDATE:  I bought two packs of them. And they were nasty. WTF, CALI?! #1 dairy producing state my ass.

Cheese curds - a rarity in California grocery stores. Cali is, might I remind you, the #1 dairy-producing state.

Makes a girl from Wisconsin wonder: Where DO their priorities lie?

UPDATE:  I bought two packs of them. And they were nasty. WTF, CALI?! #1 dairy producing state my ass.

Corey Hart took third place in this year’s Home Run Derby in Anaheim, CA over the weekend.
That’s almost like winning.

Corey Hart took third place in this year’s Home Run Derby in Anaheim, CA over the weekend.

That’s almost like winning.

Well well well aren’t we a long way from home! 

(Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy found on clearance at Whole Foods in San Fran.)

Well well well aren’t we a long way from home!

(Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy found on clearance at Whole Foods in San Fran.)

noel23 asked
Hey der, der hey. So a mutual twitter friend @ mingala(a real friend also but whatever) told me about your blog/twitter, and thought you would dig my Wisco tat. I got it up in portland when I moved there after having the real thing back home for ever. Now down in Santa Rosa not far from the city, where might you go there for Pack games? I have been looking for somewhere for a while now. Ah well, anyways rad blog, glad to have been introduced to it. Take care, Noel.
oh here is the pic(old pic need to update, but you get the idea)
http://noel23.tumblr.com/
if that does not work this should.
http://s606.photobucket.com/albums/tt150/leon2323/?action=view&current=n679136028_1406874_461.jpg

First of all…is that a real tattoo?? And if so…that’s freaking awesome.

Now, on to the Packer games…there’s a bar near the ballpark in SF called Zeke’s which is co-owned by a baby boomer from West Allis. That place is pretty legit, especially for big games. They’ve got a ton of TV’s, a decent amount of space, and beer-battered brats on the menu. All in all, I’d say it’s pretty roots in there.

But since it’s a little far from my place, I’ve also been known to go to an Irish sports bar called Danny Coyle’s on Haight Street as well.

HOWEVER (and this is a pretty huge ‘however’) - this past season they, for some reason or another, started hanging a Chargers flag outside of their bar which basically turned the place into a haven for football fans with STD’s bleached hair and penchant for steroids.

Consequently I don’t think I’m going to be going back in there during football season if it’s just going to be Doucheville again.

Anyway, here’s a list of Packer Bars throughout the country. If anybody knows of any other ones, or has been to any of these, let us know!

See that guy on the left hand side here? The bigger, clean-shaven one? That’s Charles Pfister, the founder of the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.
OK, and wanna know something funny? Apparently some ball players who stayed there got spooked recently when something went bump in the night.
The Pfister Hotel has always been popular with tourists, but for some reason makes visiting MLB players cry like little girls. Most recently, Sandoval and Renteria  left the Giants team hotel and checked somewhere down the  street. Why? Ghosts.
Yes, ghosts. The 117-year old hotel is said to be haunted. Several players from other teams, including Adrian Beltre of the LA Dodgers, have reported  strange sounds during the night while staying at the Pfister.
Sightings include the ghost of Charles Pfister hovering over the grand staircase,  peering over travelers as they check in. Also reported was a white clad Native American who materialized, but suddenly vanished.  The site that the Pfister  Hotel sits on is supposedly an old Native American burial ground which might explain  the appearance of the spirit.

See that guy on the left hand side here? The bigger, clean-shaven one? That’s Charles Pfister, the founder of the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

OK, and wanna know something funny? Apparently some ball players who stayed there got spooked recently when something went bump in the night.

The Pfister Hotel has always been popular with tourists, but for some reason makes visiting MLB players cry like little girls. Most recently, Sandoval and Renteria left the Giants team hotel and checked somewhere down the street. Why? Ghosts.

Yes, ghosts. The 117-year old hotel is said to be haunted. Several players from other teams, including Adrian Beltre of the LA Dodgers, have reported strange sounds during the night while staying at the Pfister.

Sightings include the ghost of Charles Pfister hovering over the grand staircase, peering over travelers as they check in. Also reported was a white clad Native American who materialized, but suddenly vanished. The site that the Pfister Hotel sits on is supposedly an old Native American burial ground which might explain the appearance of the spirit.

Paul McCartney at AT&T Park July 10, 2010.  

Double encore: Helter Skelter. 

I find that to be pretty ballsy. I mean, you have to wonder if Chaz Manson feels a little vindicated…

Paul McCartney at AT&T Park July 10, 2010.

Double encore: Helter Skelter.

I find that to be pretty ballsy. I mean, you have to wonder if Chaz Manson feels a little vindicated…