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PurrVerse: Getting Lucky With San Francisco’s Hook-Up Truck

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I live in San Francisco, land of art, sexual experimentation, and entrepreneurial spirit. Since I’ve moved here I’ve explored the boundaries between public and private sex in multiple ways – in the back of a pickup truck on Twin Peaks, in the woods by the Sutro Baths, with a bike-powered sex machine in the middle of Folsom Street Fair, in a coffin in SOMA for Arse Elektronika. What can I say? I like to experiment. Novelty is, for me, particularly sexy.

When I started to hear stories about a Hook-Up Truck that would travel to you, provide a secret discreet space to fool around, and even film it for you through a little peephole if you gave consent, I had to know more. I was fascinated by the 30 minute time limit (strictly enforced) and curious about the impetus that led to its creation. When I discovered that I was friends with the artist involved (we met at a life-sized MouseTrap game), I knew I had to interview her.

And so, I sat down with Spy Emerson, creator of the Hook-Up Truck, to ask her about her inspiration, her artistic vision, and why her project is blowing up all over the internet. Keep reading »

San Francisco Is Opening A Cat Cafe

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Another reason to drop everything and move to San Francisco: a tea house/cat cafe called KitTea is planned to open in spring 2014. KitTea will be a “zen retreat” for both human and homeless cats: humans for tea drinking/feline-snuggling and cats for the opportunity to be adopted. KitTea will partner with a local cat rescue and manage adoptions of cats on the premises. And because this is San Francisco we are talking about, the FAQ section on KitTea’s website even answers the pressing question “Aren’t you taking advantage of the cats?” Certainly not. “The well-being of the cats comes far before the business of tea,” KitTea insists. “This is a passion project that is very close to our hearts and souls.”  The occupancy of both cats and humans will be kept to a minimum, which is why reservations are recommended. We’re sold! Bring on the pussies. [KitTeaSF] [Image of a cat via Shutterstock]

Watch This: “Batkid Rises” Trailer Proves Some Dreams Do Come True

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Can Batkid save Gotham? Of course he can!

Last week we watched with glee as Batkid saved San Francisco (AKA Gotham) from dastardly villains and made the whole country cry happy tears. Relive the drama and intrigue in this movie trailer version of that amazing day, titled — what else? — “Batkid Rises.” It’s a good reminder that, as Batman himself once said, “A hero can be anyone.” [YouTube]

Breaking News: Batkid Comes To The Rescue Of San Francisco, I Mean, Gotham City!

Breaking News: Batkid Comes To The Rescue Of San Francisco, I Mean, Gotham!

Right now, as I type this post, Gotham City, aka San Francisco for the rest of the day, is under siege — but don’t worry, because BATKID IS THERE to save the day! A couple weeks ago, we told you about Miles, a five-year-old currently in remission from leukemia, whose dream was to be Batman for a day. And the Make-A-Wish Foundation has come through on their promise to make exactly that happen for Miles, thanks to the hundreds of Bay Area volunteers who came out today to turn SF into Gotham for the day. According to this mock cover of the Gotham City Chronicle (put out by the San Francisco Chronicle, just for today), Batkid has already apprehended the Penguin and saved a damsel in distress from the Riddler — and he’s not done yet! After the jump, check out the full version of the Gotham City Chronicle‘s front page — and tune into the livestream of today’s Batkid adventures at the link. So awesome. [NBC Bay Area] Keep reading »

Lusty Lady, San Francisco’s Employee-Owned Strip Club, Forced To Close

High-End Stripper
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  • A rent hike has forced the Lusty Lady, an employee-owned co-ed strip club in San Francisco, to close its doors after 30+ years.  The Lusty Lady, which was featured in the 2000  documentary “Live Nude Girls Unite,” was the first strip club in the country to form a union for dancers and provide health insurance and a 401(k). [San Francisco Gate]
  • Ridgedale Church of Christ in Tennessee banned a family from attending services after their daughter, who is a police officer and a lesbian, fought for the same benefits for same-sex couples as heterosexual couples enjoy. The church accused the entire family of “endorsing” the “gay lifestyle.” [Raw Story]
  • Juliette Kayyem, a former homeland security official in the Obama administration, announced she is running for governor of Massachusetts as a Democrat in 2014. [Boston.com] Keep reading »

Report: At Least 2 Dead In San Francisco Plane Crash

Report: At Least 2 Dead In San Francisco Plane Crash

Two people have died, and 61 were injured in a plane crash at San Francisco airport today. The San Francisco Fire Department told CBS of the fatalities, and says the number of injured is expected to rise. Early reports say the tail of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 borke off as Flight 214 made a hard landing. “The plane started coming in at an odd angle, there was a huge bang and you could see the cloud of huge black smoke,” says a witness. Video of the plane on YouTube shows the plane upright, with black smoke billowing out, and evacuation slides down. Read more on Newser… [Photo via @EuniceBirdRah]

This Is The Most WTF Video I Have Ever Seen (NSFW)

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A few weeks ago, there was apparently an incident at the 16th Street Bart Station in San Francisco. A naked, obviously disturbed man walked into the station and began aggressively confronting people. The incident was originally reported on May 10, but just today a video of the man’s behavior was released. We aren’t trying to make fun of what this man and his fellow Bart passengers experienced, but we felt like the video — very NSFW — was too incredible/disturbing/confounding not to post.

Here’s a first hand account of the incident from a woman that was there:

“Just left 16 and Mission Bart station and as I was approaching the ticket exit, a completely naked man with his penis hard was backing a woman coming from work I assume against a wall and he threw her down to the ground. Someone tried to stop him and he ended up throwing the guy to the ground and then got on the ticket exit/entrance thing and squatted over for everyone to see his anus and then and then and then….. the point is that no one could control the situation and then he started going after an older man and had him by the neck. He was obviously on PCP since he was so strong and out of it ( i think???)) wtf! Everyone ran out and no one could help. I heard “the police were on their way” but we all ended up getting out of there. I didn’t stick around. Thank god my kids weren’t with me. Sad world and fucked up people. Fuck 16th/Mission Bart. At your own risk!”

After the incident and a brief chase through the tunnels, the man was arrested. Keep reading »

Nudists Upset Over San Francisco Public Nudity Ban

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Jessica cannot sleep naked, despite many valiant attempts. Read More »
  • Nudists in San Francisco are chagrined that the city has banned public nudity. [Yahoo]
  • “Saturday Night Live”‘s Bill Hader explains the genesis of his best character ever, Stefon. [HyperVocal]
  • The CW is working on a drama called “Book Club” about a young woman who, duh, starts a book club with her mom, grandma and friends. [Videogum]
  • Sandra Bullock’s skeezy ex Jesse James is now engaged to a drag racer named Alexis DeJoria. Good luck with that! [Stupid Celebrities]

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Jean Paul Gaultier’s Enfant Terrible Fashion World Comes To Life

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Amy Winehouse tribute at John Paul Gaultier show
The Winehouse family wasn't charmed by the homage. Read More »
Dita Wears JPG's Corset
The burlesque star struts in Gaultier's mechanical corset. Read More »

It’s undeniable that Jean Paul Gaultier’s design career — always innovative, always stunningly avant-garde — is well beyond deserving of an exhibit (really, his works could and should launch a museum). After over forty years in the business of haute couture, the designer is at long last the subject of a solo exposition at De Young Museum in San Francisco. Keep reading »

San Francisco Smacks “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” For Misleading Women About Abortion

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First Resort, a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” in San Francisco, has until the end of the month to change its advertisements misleading women about abortion-related services — or else. “Crisis pregnancy centers” often look like women’s health clinics and advertise about pregnancy counseling and services; they claim to help women pay for prenatal care and give them free diapers and other baby supplies. However, CPCs are frequently run by religious organizations and don’t have actual medical professionals on staff; instead, they “counsel” women to not have abortions. Thus, the SF city attorney sent First Resort a cease-and-desist letter warning them about its ads that “appear to be designed to confuse or mislead consumers.” The SF Supervisor Malia Cohen also introduced an ordinance on Tuesday that would punish CPCs for using misleading statements in their ads that make it seem like they provide abortion or counseling for abortions. Keep reading »

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