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Tweet Damon Bruce is a previously pretty-much not-well-known sports broadcaster who toiled with pleasure for KNBR Radio until being reportedly suspended, indefinitely, for saying that a woman’s place is not in the sports broadcasting room.   Then Keith Olbermann made him famous. Here’s what he said in audio, peppered with my rather heated response in this video: There have been all kinds of responses to his ranting about how he thinks women are changing the sports culture he’s so proud of. But let’s...

Tweet Nicki Minaj is amazing. She’s the only pop-culture star who’s been able to combine her racy edgy style and actions, with marketing relationships with traditional retail brands. Think about it. The Nicki Minaj Halloween Costume was all the talk and rage, yet it was an outfit that she called “some old thing” or words to that effect. That Halloween costume by Nicki Minaj could have been worn at a strip club, and with her as the stripper. Yet, it’s showed to all of us via social media, gains...

Tweet Typhoon Haiyan has hit the Philippines so hard that the 500-mile-wide, 200 MPH winds storm has reportedly killed 10,000 people, and sent over 125,000 into shelters. The number of injured is not known, but has to top 200,000 people. You can help with relief efforts by donating to the program of your choice. The list below is from the Huffington Post, and gives a good range of organizations to consider: World Food Programme WFP has allocated an immediate $2 million for Haiyan relief, with a greater appeal pending as...

Tweet KNBR’s Damon Bruce has been suspended indefinitely for his anti-women comments according to blogger and long-time friend Richard Liberman. This was just announced by Liberman at his blog at 2:27 PM EDT. This move is the latest reaction to comments he made on his San Francisco-based radio show. Damon Bruce now joins Steak Shapiro, Chris Dimino, and Nick Cellini of Atlanta’s 790 The Zone Radio Show, who were canned for an offensive fake-interview of Steve Gleason, who has ALS. Here are the quotes as recorded...

Tweet Yes, Thor: The Dark World is a good movie. You might be wondering why I start this brief review off with that statement, but it’s because some reviewers don’t seen to look at the second installment in the Marvel Entertainment Thor movie series with any respect for the story. Look, Thor is a legendary comic book character who’s 50 years old, at least in the length of time the comic book has been around. If you’ve never read the Thor comics, then passing judgement on the movie is just not right....

Tweet UPDATE: Libby Schaaf Files Papers To Run For Mayor Of Oakland Libby Schaaf shocks Oakland with Mayor’s Race talk. She did. (And look, some headlines says “Libby Schaaf expected to enter Oakland Mayor’s Race,” but the fact is, the word around town’s that she’s in it. And that’s from five separate conversations I had yesterday alone. Game on.) Libby Schaaf has been my friend for 23 years (which is about as long as some of you have been alive) but I’m going to blog this from...

Tweet Carrie Underwood’s got the greatest legs in the World, if not in country music. Carrie Underwood, who’s had an amazing year as the singing image of Sunday Night Football, set the social media world on fire, coming out to sing four of her hits as the co-host of the Country Music Awards last night, in what Coco Perez reported to be a black custom Swarovski-encrusted Chagoury romper with super short shorts and a plunging neckline. And in the process, Carrie Underwood set Twitter afire. “Carrie Underwood”...

Tweet Richie Incognito’s voicemail to Jonathan Martin, his teammate, as both are offensive linemen for the Miami Dolphins, has blown this matter of alleged harassment to new, high levels of intensity. To recap, Richie Incognito is an NFL veteran offensive lineman who was accused of harassing his teammate and said-to-be friend former Stanford lineman Jonathan Martin. The claims were heresay until Jonathan Martin left the team under claims of distress, and reports surfaced that his linemen were being emotionally abusive...

Tweet Atossa Soltani, of Amazon Watch, and its the founder and executive director, has reportedly elected to avoid testifying on behalf of RICO defendant Steven Donziger in the Chevron Ecuador fraud trial, this blogger learned today. Chevron is suing Steven Donziger in the ongoing Chevron Ecuador controversy for alleged violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Basically, Chevron’s innovate legal attack claims that Donziger’s repeated actions of forming a fraudulent case against...

Tweet There’s a lot of Oakland News out there, so let’s get to it. First, I have it from several sources that Oakland City Councilmember Libby Schaaf (District Four) is considering a run for Mayor of Oakland. This is a fresh rumor that come up on Tuesday while this blogger was at two different events. It flies in the face of her original claim that she wasn’t ready to do so. In fact, Schaaf is set to run for re-election to her current District 4 Council Seat, so the rumor that she would run for Mayor...

Tweet The YouTube Music Awards was disappointing. The first YouTube Music Awards, produced by YouTube and directed by Spike Jonze, was a 14-hour live stream of talent, but they wanted you to pay attention to the chaotic 90-minute crazy video fest that was designed to create buzz and not be about an awards show. And that’s the problem. This blogger expected better from YouTube, and the early-morning webcast from Seoul, Korea, featuring Korean pop group Girls’ Generation, showed promise. Korean Popular Music,...

Tweet Ohio State Football is, as of this writing, enjoying its 21st straight win, and is undefeated again this year. Who can beat Ohio State Football? Is it Alabama, the current number one ranked team in the nation? Will we see national championship pitting Ohio State against Alabama? As one commenter on YouTube said: …that’s the gm we want, but the secpn monster has been skewing perception for the last 9 weeks…. osu isn’t playing in THE game unless oregon and fsu lose, and they probably won’t…...

Tweet Houston Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak collapsed at halftime of the Indianapolis Colts Sunday Night Football Game. After being admitted to the hospital, it was found that the former Broncos Quarterback suffered what’s called a “mini-stroke” or a “transient ischemic” attack, as reported by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport: #Texans coach Gary Kubiak has suffered what is called a TIA, per source. —a transient ischemic attack. Referred to as a mini-stroke. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November...

Tweet LAX Shooting, Garden State NJ Shooting, Denver School Gunmen. Why? Two mass shooting incidents, and one that could have been that had students been in the school at the time, leave one question: why is this happening? At LAX, a 23-year-old man named Paul Ciancia went to target TSA Agents and in the process wounded three, and killed George Hernandez, a three-year veteran TSA agent who lived in Los Angeles. In Garden State New Jersey, a gunman named Richard Shoop, first thought to be with five other gunmen, acted alone....

Tweet The Android app called “Off-Mode” is a much needed device for your Nexus, Samsung, or Google or any Android based smartphone. Off-Mode, which is free to download, will send a text message to anyone who calls you when you’re in a meeting, or driving, or just busy. Texting and driving are not legal in 41 of 50 states in the USA and Washington DC. Yet, on a daily basis, I see drivers with their heads down at stoplights, and you can tell it’s because they’re texting. But then the light changes,...

Tweet The San Francisco Waterfront’s very history is said to hang in the balance with Proposition B and Proposition C, but the reality is anything but that. The truth is that only one proposed development is impacted by the vote this Tuesday, and that is 8 Washington. 8 Washington will add 134 luxury condominiums on a 3.2-acre lot which currently contains a tennis club I’ve played at many times and is roughly the same land size of our home grounds in Georgia. 8 Washington sits near to the Grand Hyatt Hotel and...

Tweet The YouTube Music Awards Webcast is on now, and goes as we count down to the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, live from Pier 36 in New York City at 6 p.m. EST. In the lead up that’s on now, a celebration of music kicks off from Seoul and Moscow, to Rio and London, and culminating in a truly global music awards that is the first of its kind. [youtube width=”500″ height=”300″]OHMeFkvlgwQ[/youtube] The YouTube Music Awards from New York will feature performances by Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire,...

Tweet The Transbay Transit Center SF speeds toward more construction milestones, and here’s the latest one for the period from Saturday November 2nd to Sunday, November 10th. What to Expect This Weekend (Saturday 11/2/13 – Sunday 11/3/13): Western Transit Center Site (Between First and Second Streets): The next pour of structural concrete will take place in the Western Transit Center site Saturday November 2. Traffic may be impacted occasionally Friday night November 1 beginning at 10:00 PM and ending Saturday night...

Tweet Update: Godzilla 2014 Update: Godzilla Trailer Out December 13th With The Hobbit Godzilla 2014, the movie produced by Legendary Pictures and to be released Summer of 2016, will feature a Tsunami that strikes Hawaii. That information was revealed in just a few places online. First, this video uploaded by KITV in Honolulu, which shows about 300 people running down Lewers Street in a panic, running away from a reported tsunami that was caused by “something.” Second, there’s the photo above, which is titled,...

Tweet YouTube Music Awards has Leo Justi! YouTube has tapped one of Brazil’s premiere urban-electronic artists, LEO JUSTI, to perform at the first annual YouTube Music Awards. The Brazilian broadcast, produced by VICE, will take place this Sunday, November 3rd. The YouTube Music Awards will be directed by Spike Jonze, hosted by Jason Schwartzman and comedian Reggie Watts, and will include performances from Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Tyler the Creator. The show will be presented from Pier 36 in New York City and will...