Here's a preview of Gary Saves The Graveyard, a hilarious-looking upcoming zom-com from UCB comedy; the full show features a cameo from my friends' daughter Mette, an adorable child who appears in zombie makeup, growling "It's the last night on Earth, time to live it up, motherfuckers!" (Parenting achievement unlocked!) (Thanks, Phoebe!) Read the rest
"I can't quite place it," writes David Shiffman. Update: The original is at Jezebel: "This Science Museum Has Royally Pissed Off a Bunch of Girl Scouts" Read the rest
The former conservative GOP senator from Idaho illegally used his campaign funds to defend himself on charges of soliciting sex in a men's toilet in the Minneapolis airport. Read the rest
Nude selfies (nudies? nelfies?) are serious business. Read the rest
A suddenly popular mobile tool is helping student demonstrators in Hong Kong route around network censorship. Read the rest
On Sunday, the hallowed nonprofit Henry Miller Memorial Library in magical Big Sur, California will auction off large slabs of old-growth redwood sliced from a 200-foot, 500-year-old tree that fell on the site a couple years ago.
Here's library staff member Mike Scutari recounting the tree's topple:
This Sunday, October 5th, Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco is the setting for another edition of Give Me Fiction, the prose reading series hosted by Ivan Hernandez. The first Sunday of every month, some of the finest minds in comedy, literature, and the arts come together to read pieces based on a theme.
This month's theme is Music, and reading will be George Chen, Molly Sanchez, Irene Tu, David Cairns, Alitzah Oros, and DJ REAL, along with a musical performance by Laura Weinbach of chamber pop group Foxtails Brigade. Each GMF is recorded for eventual release, so this is a chance to get your laughter and other audible reactions on the podcast. Last month's show sold out completely, so buying tickets in advance is recommended.