Yesterday’s freak storm wreaked havok all over the city, but it left almost as quickly as it came. Nevertheless, meteorologists claim that it was by far the worst San Francisco downpour in 25 years.

The Bay Area has been hit by a huge storm. The rain started at around 1:00AM last night and hasn’t really stopped even though it varies in intensity from time to time. The bottom line, lots of rain and wind to contend with. There is a “high likelihood” that trees will knock out power lines which adds to the fun substantially. Everyone knows that bad weather in San Francisco means really bad weather in Marin County. I hope that Larry and Tina, which live right next to a creek in Fairfax, are okay.

As for us, the parking garage in our building was partially flooded. Water pressure in street drainage pipes was so high that the garage drain starting spewing out tons of water. I saw a news report on television in which water pressure was so intense that it sent a couple of manhole covers flying through the air. That’s pretty amazing when you consider that a manhole cover that is 38″ in diameter and 2″ thick weighs about 360 pounds!

X-Ray of Coins in Man's Belly

Well, I’ve heard “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but a coin a day just kills your ass eventually. An elderly man walked into a French hospital in 2002 complaining of stomach aches and no bowel movements when doctors took an x-ray and found 12 pounds of coins, necklaces, and needles valued at over $650. Doctors immediately opened the man to remove the coins, but he died days later of complications.

His family conceded that the man suffered from mental illness and had been known to eat coins in the past, coins he usually stole from people he visited. The condition is known as “pica,” Latin for magpie. Regardless, eating hundreds of coins is just plain weird. Why is this important now? Well, the case study was just published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Since Thursday, over 1,600 same-sex marriages have been performed at San Francisco City Hall. Hundreds more were turned away and told to return tomorrow to continue the wedding extravaganza.

As we moved on Saturday, we noticed a huge surge in traffic all over the city, particularly near the intersections of Fell and Van Ness–this explains it. San Francisco City Hall has become same-sex marriage Mecca and people are coming from far and wide to be married before some sort of legislative or judicial mandate forbids it. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Big ups to all the gay couples that have tied the knot in the past couple of days!

Mama and I moved into our new place on Saturday (on Valentine’s Day), after a huge 48 hour ordeal that included packing, packing, packing, renting a truck, picking up day laborers, moving, returning the day laborers, returning the truck, moving stuff from the garage into the storage unit, and finally cleaning the old apartment. Now the unpacking begins! Moving into a place that you own is a wonderful thing, but moving still sucks ass!

This story was actually a link from CNN’s front page. Can you say slow news day? Anyway, after 43 years of being an item and taking the lead from Ben and JLo, Barbie and Ken are finally breaking up. Oddly, the article says nothing about Ken being openly gay.

The first gay marriage in the United States took place this morning at San Francisco City Hall. A lesbian couple, Del Martin, 83, and Phyllis Lyon, 79, took the plunge officially this morning after being together for nearly fifty years. This ceremony and the many more that will surely take place will undoubtedly spark a huge national controversy and legal battle. Stay tuned.

An American Airlines pilot on a flight from Los Angeles to New York told passengers on Friday, “If you are a Christian, raise your hand. If you are not, you’re crazy.” He then urged the “crazy” non-Christians to discuss the faith with Christians. Passengers were shocked and nobody raised their hands.

Instead, people immediately reached for their cell phones and in-flight phones to call relatives just in case they didn’t make it home! Fuck, like the flight from Los Angeles to New York isn’t long enough, you have to worry that some Jesus-freak pilot is going to blow a gasket and crash the plane if everyone doesn’t convert to Christianity, pronto!

The pilot also told passengers he would be available for discussion at the end of the flight. Well, I can tell you right now that there were no Puerto Ricans on that flight, because the headline would have read a little differently. I am stunned that after the stress of that flight nobody decided just beat his ass when the plane landed. The flight was heading to New York after all, and after the events of 9/11, I doubt New Yorkers have any tolerance for bullshit on an airplane.

I’ll just stick to United Airlines, the service may suck at times but at least they don’t try and convert my ass in mid-flight! Big ups to my Jewish homie, Masher.

Okay, so the entire world saw Janet Jackson’s nearly bare breast on Super Bowl Sunday. Critics of the stunt call the Super Bowl “wholesome family entertainment.” This is a game where grown men run at each other at full speed trying to knock each other unconscious. Are they serious!? The violence of the game is unmistakeable, so I say Janet’s breast is really just “tit-for-tat” (pun intended)–a little sex for a lot of violence.

A bare breast, to the best of my knowledge, has never killed anyone. Of course I am not privvy to any nipple-piercing-choking incidents that may or may not have occurred in the past. In any case, if this weekend’s events and rap videos are any indication, there are many more breasts to be bared and there is nothing that any of us can do to stop it. So, let’s get over it and move on.

Janet Flashing Tittie with Nipple Piercing Ornament

We were in Las Vegas this Super Bowl weekend and had the opportunity to watch the game at Caesar’s Palace Casino with thousands of other people. Every television in every area of the casino had the game on and it seemed that everywhere you turned you couldn’t escape the oohs and aahs from the gallery during every play.

Even though every single play of the game was closely watched, the halftime show was merely background noise for the true event–the game. Which by the way was one of the best Super Bowls I have ever seen. I was even hoping for an overtime to continue watching the game–it was a very exciting game.

Surprisingly, this morning there seems to be more talk about Janet Jackson and her naked breast moment during halftime than the game itself. It seems that the whole “tittie thing” went unnoticed, or was deemed “normal,” while sitting in the middle of a casino.

Janet Tittie and Ornament Close-Up
After doing my own research on the event on the Internet today, even going to a site that showed video clips of the broadcast in slow motion, I will have to say that Justin Timberlake definitely pulled the leather covering her breast on purpose.

He did not “get caught” on the fabric while performing a dance move and the costume didn’t “malfunction”–it was totally intentional. Maybe he was supposed to grab only the leather and not the red lace just behind it, maybe. I may believe that. But there’s no way the whole thing was just an accident.

If you ask me, the whole thing was simply a publicity stunt pulled off by the Jackson camp to get the heat off Michael Jackson’s Pedophilia Adventures. Why would Janet have such an ornate piercing through her nipple!? The piercing upon closer inspection (see close-up picture) was a sun-shaped medallion about the size of a dollar coin. You would think that she would have taken off any and all nipple paraphernalia, especially something that big and awkward, prior to putting on her elaborate costume. I’m just not buying it. She put it on because she knew the tit would show, and that’s the truth.

Let’s put this up to vote, what do you think of this whole breast flash thing!?