You can vote no on Prop F if you want, but if so just admit to yourself and the world that you’re a selfish fuck who’s patiently waiting for your own moment to profit

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Look, you can even use this handy app to effortlessly manage your vacation rental!

I mean, I get it.  AirBnB is a really neat service.  The problem I have with it is that it emboldens landlords to act like assholes in the interest of making more money on their properties, all at the expense of real city residents’ living situations.  This isn’t about some mere pastry-rating app; this is people’s homes.

While that may or may not be an outstanding problem yet, if allowed to continue to grow unchecked and unregulated it will only embolden more and more landlords to act like assholes, and before long you’ll have a city full of $450 per night vacation spots and not much else.

So why not regulate it before it comes to that?

Drama Talk & Drinks Halloween Roundup

It’s Halloween week! Looking for something spooky to do that doesn’t involve being groped in a haunted house, but is a little more rowdy than a pumpkin patch? We’ve got you covered! Our Drama Talk and Drinks Halloween roundup is here! We haven’t had a chance to check out any of these shows yet, but they caught our eye, and may catch yours too.

Musical, Magical Halloween Comedy Kinda Boo!

Rocky Horror Show at Victoria Theater
You’ve seen the movie, you’ve danced the Time Warp, now come and see a live-stage version of the show that inspired the cult classic! Just in time for Halloween, Ray of Light’s 15th season closes out with Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show; “a special engagement full-scale production of the original hit musical that will have you shivering in antici…” Tickets are currently available on Goldstar for performances through November 4th- the show runs through November 7th, with tickets for the nights not available on Goldstar available through the Ray of Light  website.

Shocktoberfest: Curse of the Cobra (Hydrodome)
Last year we loved the Thrillpeddlers annual Grand Guignol Halloween spectacular Shocktoberfest! We haven’t had a chance to check out this year’s, Curse of the Cobra, yet, but we pretty much guarantee if you want a real raunchy gruesome good time, this show will deliver. Just be prepared for lots of nudity, fake blood, and campy gruesome stories. This show runs through November 21st, but Goldstar has some discount tickets available for this week or you can get tickets for any night on Thrillpeddlers website.

Hella Funny Halloween Comedy Festival (Cobbs Comedy)
Looking for laughs this Halloween? Cobbs is doing a special Halloween night show in partnership with SF Funcheap, in which award winning Bay Area comics will come together, in costume, for a night of Halloween humor. Discount tickets are on Goldstar or you can get them through Cobb’s website.

Musical, Magical Halloween Comedy Kinda Boo! (Verdi Club)
This show crossed our screens a few weeks ago, and we were intrigued. Something described as “a naughty dark comedy featuring mystery, magic, music and a bit of burlesque.” has to be at least entertaining, right? It’s only a three night show, October 29-31, so get to it before it’s gone. There are discount tickets available on Goldstar, and you can also buy through the KindaBoo website if Goldstar sells out.

Ghost Quartet (Curran Theater Stage)
If you missed our last DT&D review, you missed us gushing over The Object Lesson the truly spectacular show which opened the very cool Curran Under Construction series, which is happening on the stage of the Curran while it’s under construction (aptly named). The show for Halloween weekend is Ghost Quartet: “A haunted song cycle about love, death, and whiskey, written and composed by Bay Area favorite Dave Malloy”. Tickets are available on the Curran Under Construction website for performances Oct 28-31 with a special late-night show at 10pm on the 31st.

Now get out there and have some Halloween fun at the theater! Let us know if you see any of the above, and what you thought in the comments.

There was a ‘hipsters graduating into yuppies sale’ over the weekend

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Congrats, grads!

[via Alex]

Sweet protest move, dude!

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Just saw this on Instagram. A comment on it says:

sweet protest move, dude! now the driver who has been up since 4am gets to work OT filling out an incident report and making sure his/her bus hasn’t been damaged! the driver also gets the added benefit of being screamed at by more people who are being held up in traffic, coupled with a panic attack from thinking that the loud noise they heard was from hitting a person, until they realize it was a pylon thrown out of some fucked up misplaced anger by somebody who thinks violence solves problems 👍

[via Gray]

UPDATE: Hey btw remember cone in a hole?

Mysterious lone Geisha doll stares directly into your soul, will probably murder anyone who clicks on this post like that scary ghost in The Ring

I for one am most likely doomed for taking this photo.  Save yourself while you can!

The End of an Era: KJ Paul’s final night at El Rio

KJ Paul El Rio Final Night

Sure, I can get my karaoke kicks elsewhere. And KJ Paul will find a new home for his KJ-ing. But there was something truly special about Wednesday nights at El Rio with KJ Paul. He brought every type of person into one room mid-week to belt their hearts out. There were no barriers, no stage – just a space and a microphone and everyone crowded around you.

I didn’t do karaoke before I found KJ Paul. I thought it was stupid. I thought it was scary. Then one night in 2011 I found myself in El Rio with a bunch of new friends, and I found a new confidence along with a home where we would all come together every week and not give a shit. There were also always the fixtures, who I think of as KJ Paul All-Stars. These people are pictured below and are just a few of the characters that made this night so special, whether it was with their impressive chops, their erratic dance moves, or just their natural charisma. El Rio on Wednesdays was a community of friends and strangers who all found their happy place singing along with KJ Paul, and it will be missed by many.

King Dusty El Rio

Mike C El Rio

Viola El Rio

Juicey El Rio

Chauncey El RIo

karaoke heartthrob

Demon spawn coming up through a crack in the sidewalk in the Mission

It’s kind of like when God gave me the finger.

[via Gray]

Go for a long walk

I mean, if you want.

Just remember, there’s more to San Francisco than just Pop’s Bar and St. Francis Fountain and Dolores Park.

(Just another friendly reminder, like that post Those times when you realize you still love this place.)

Dolores Park woes

And I’m seeing the new Oh Sees tonight!

A fancy 32-ounce beer, canned fresh, one at a time, just for you, right across the street from Dolores Park

In our lengthy, pictorial profile from back when they first opened (more than 3 years ago, wow!) we reported that Cervecería de MateVeza, the little corner brewery at 18th and Church, had a big fridge full of all kinds of interesting to-go beers. 

Not no more.

Instead — we’re happy to report — they’ll can any of their house drafts, on the spot, just for you. One customer, one can. 

It’s high-quality beer, and 32 ounces of it, so it’s pricier than a can of Foster’s. But Foster’s tastes like shit.

(Also, the 32-ounce thing comes in handy when you’re sitting up on the hill and it tips over and spills — you may lose several ounces of beer, but you’ve still got like 27 ounces of beer.)