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The End Zone: Is The 49ers New Stadium Cursed?

The End Zone: Is The 49ers New Stadium Cursed?

Don’t you just hate it when you spend over eight years and nearly $1.2 billion dollars to conceive and build the perfect new stadium, just to find out that oops, sorry, it is cursed as hell? Samesies, me too – but looks like that’s what the San Francisco 49ers are up against right now.

In just three appearances at their brand new state-of-the-art Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, two preseason and one abysmal regular season loss this past Sunday, the Niners have had an interesting, accident- and loss-riddled showing — especially after their strong 12-4 season in 2013, back when they played home games out of San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. It all started August 17th, in what should have been a routine pre-season game against Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos. The Broncos, still reeling from their abysmal 43-8 loss at last season’s Super Bowl, should have posed no real threat to the 49ers, who made it all the way to the NFC Division Champions last season and boast arguably one of the strongest defensive lines in the league. Instead, after an error-laden start and an inability to hold the Broncos back, the 49ers were left scoreless, being routed 34-0. Star 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw only 5 for 9 for 39 yards, and kicker Phil Dawson, normally on point, missed two easy field goals, kicking both wide right. The offensive line also threw two interceptions and a fumble, and handed the Broncos defensive line the gift wrapped W with a bow on top — not a great showing for the 49ers first game in their new stadium, with tens of thousands of fans filling out the new stadium to full capacity. Keep reading »

The Trailer For “Batkid Begins” Will Have You Bawling Your Eyes Out

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Batkid
A True Hero

Remember last November when San Francisco transformed into Gotham City so a little boy with leukemia could be Batkid for a day? And how nobody could stop crying a million tears about how touching it was? Batkid made such an impact that he’ll be getting his own documentary. “Batkid Begins” takes a look at what went into making five-year-old Miles Scott’s dream come true and why it struck a chord with so many people. The film will be released in select theaters on November 15 and quite possibly  restore your faith in humanity. [US Weekly]

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

Batkid Rises Movie Trailer
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 »

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