Category Archives: Heroes

Happy Birthday Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter Stockton Thompson was born today in 1937.

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Go, Van, Go!

We wrote something similar just the other day, and I had to whack-a-mole the trolls in the comments approval queue all day: Good luck, Van, you’re a far bigger target than this little Thunderbolt Grease-slapper of a blog. (Also/too: I … Continue reading

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RIP, Muhammad Ali

Giants once walked amongst us, and few will ever be greater than Muhammad Ali. Dave Zirin writes about Muhammad Ali often, and his Muhammad Ali Handbook is pretty terrific stuff. He really was a champion in every sense of the … Continue reading

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Mississippi, Goddam

Bryan Adams join the fight: “Mississippi has passed anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ bill 1523. I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi. I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain … Continue reading

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The Boss Speaks About North Carolina

As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as … Continue reading

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RIP, Joan Rivers

Another comedy legend has gone to the two-drink minimum in the sky following a surgery. And yeah, her last years were not her finest, but she remained true to herself until the very end. Joan Rivers once told me she … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2014

On any given Saturday morning, after the cartoons were done, I would be gently pushed outside the front door, the lock would click, and Mom’s voice would come through the panel, “Don’t come home before lunch, unless fire or insurrection!” … Continue reading

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Food for thought

Tante Marie Cooking School has long donated food to the shelters and foodbanks in SF, and Mary started a unique program years ago called Food Runners. It started as a way for restaurants to legally donate food to shelters rather … Continue reading

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RIP Nelson Mandela

The Spitballing flag at MPS World HQ is at half-mast as Nelson Mandela, one of the great good men of this world, has died. I’m sure that everywhere there will be worthy tributes to Mandela, but I found that Right … Continue reading

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Retirement fitting a dog

This is Kaiser the dog’s last day on the beat in Plymouth MA, getting a retirement honor guard and final salute: And one for the records: And yeah, that’s how you treat a hero. (BuzzFeed)

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