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BFF Music War! TK vs Olu

October 13, 2015

A battle for the ages! TK and Olu, friends for 15 years, made lists of their top twenty songs EVER and had them fight on my show. The format: TK played a song, and Olu played one in response. Then Olu played a song, and TK played a song in response. 13 rounds! And you on Twitter chose the winners!

Seriously though just listen to this one, probably the best show I have done and will ever do. All downhill from here.

UPDATE: TK lists his and Olu’s top 20 songs.

Here are the links to the song pairs for reference — if you haven’t listened to it yet, don’t read ahead, just go with the flow, and then click on the link to vote. A timeless battle!

And the Twitter chatter was epic. Here’s the Storify of the tweets I could find. (Let me know if I missed any.)

Bikes to Books: Autumn is Coming

September 28, 2015

It’s that time of year! Join us at 1 PM on Saturday, October 24th to ride the city and make new friends while learning some history and then have a couple of beers. Rally at South Park for the biannual Bikes to Books tour and enjoy a robust 7.1 mile tour of San Francisco.

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The ride is free, and maps will be for sale at the end of the ride (both the original folded double-sided version and the even larger flat poster version with over 863 square inches of history!

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Eclipse, Man

September 28, 2015

I suppose so:

but we all know the real reason for eclipses.


SF Flag 4.0

September 7, 2015

hey so based on the SS Sutro,

 yet another SF flag design!


see also

Edwin Fox: Never Forget!

August 12, 2015

Take a moment to remember the 300,000 IPA thrown overboard to save the Edwin Fox off the coast of India on August 12, 1869. 

You know what to do. 

SF Flag 3.0

June 27, 2015

Long time readers will remember our previous discussions regarding the flag of San Francisco

Recently @romanmars put forth a call to have a new flag rise like a phoenix from the old Frisco flag. 

By the power vested in me by the LLCoVE (La Lengua Center of Vexillogical Excellence) I hereby present a new proposal.

On foggy days you will be required to fly this flag:


Reasons why this is appropriately awesome:

  • 7×7, more or less (SF is actually 46.87 square miles so at 46.5 squares (count ’em) this [fl|m]a[g|p] is surprisingly accurate)
  • @karlthefog (h/t @andrewjfaulkner)
  • if you can’t figure out the red square well there is not much I can do for you

Like all successful flags I believe my design is so powerful it does not need to be discussed. Thank you. Ed Lee will be delivering one (well both) to your home via Muni shortly.


For those looking for a traditional tricolor, tip your burrito in respect towards the glory of blue, grey and foil:


And with a new flag comes a new motto:

Aluminio en Paz y Niebla en Guerra

Sutro Circles

June 25, 2015


Three shots taken via iPhone through the Stamen Sutroscope and glommed together with AutoStitch.