Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years and eternal hellfire.  Adios mofo!  I know that this Bernie devil doll will not do much to restore wealth to his victims, but it sure is fun to smack around.

I know I talked a lot of smack about Jacko over the years, but I am sad that he died so young.  TMZ is the first to report that MJ died today after suffering cardiac arrest and being rushed to the UCLA Medical Center.  He is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II.

Wow, I stepped away from the blogosphere for the week and I return today to see the aftermath of a war.  Peter Getty, who is famous for you know, being a Getty and little else, has a new job writing a blog for SFGate with Billy Getty.  The first blog post was an entry titled “What the Butler Didn’t See,” which includes wonderful vomit-inducing prose like this:

“By the way: there are slews of people richer than we are, just in this neighborhood. We’re more famous for being rich than we really are rich. But we have enough to belong to the leisure class, meaning we get to spend very little of our time doing anything we don’t feel like, and we have means to sample, if not to gorge on, pleasures that most people, sad to say, won’t likely ever share in — things like yacht trips and safaris, ludicrously expensive wine, and private jet travel. You can be richer than we are, but you can’t live a whole lot better without mere ostentation.”

SFist wrote about Peter’s post and now Peter is upset that his reflections of self aren’t more well received by the commenters on the site.  He is so upset that he responded to the SFist post and has been trolling the comments section of SFist posting defensive missives about anyone that dares criticize his views on being rich.

I am sure all of the members of high society remember fondly those days when publishing required a lot of paper, ink, and expensive printing presses that the poors could not afford.  Ah, those were the days when only the opinions of the rich really mattered.  I don’t know the Gettys and don’t know what could have inspired Peter (and Billy) to want to open themselves to criticism in this way.  But it sure is fun to watch.  I wonder how long Pedro’s blog campaign will continue.

Joel McHale from The Soup is really funny, but it looks like this show has great writing and an amazing ensemble cast that includes, wait for it, wait for it, Chevy Chase. It looks freakin’ hilarious. Can’t wait to check it out this Fall.

Kobe and Fisher After Finals Win

Kobe and Fisher After Finals Win

The Lakers won their 15th NBA Chmpionship and Phil Jackson won his 10th as a coach.   The Lakers now trail the Boston Celtics by only two, and it looks like this young Lakers team may be the team to catch up to the Celtics’ record of 17 NBA Championships.

A friend of mine told me about this bird that is attacking passers-by on Front Street, between Sacramento and California Streets.  This CNN video shows people getting jacked by the bird as they walk on the sidewalk last week.  Someone told me the bird is still terrorizing people.  Beware humans.

A huge underground explosion in the Tenderloin today knocked out power for 3,500 people.  As of this writing the power is still out.  I wondered what the hell was going on when I saw two helicopters hovering over what I thought was the Civic Center earlier today.  This must have been it.

Our mayor’s hair has a Twitter account, and a charming personality.  Comedy.