This evening, as we made our roughly fortnightly trek to the gym, we noticed it was a bit more crowded than usual, not that we would really know.

As it turns out, tonight was the kick off of the fitness class/shameless Nike promotion, the Nike Training Club (for ladies). Apparently it involved free tank tops and trying on Nike running shoes. Given the fact that so many people showed up that some were turned away, we’re willing to bet that they’re fresh out of tank tops, but there are other freebies still to be had.

The classes are continuing on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. in the RSF for the next six weeks, so if you’ve fallen off the wagon on your New Year’s Resolution, this could be your chance. Or you could continue to watch YouTube videos instead. We don’t judge.

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FREE Nike Fitness Class at Cal’s RSF [Facebook]

If there’s one thing we know for certain about Pixar’s Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, it’s this: the man can keep a secret. Well, that and he must own at least 365 hawaiian shirts. But seriously, Toy Story 3 has been churning through the Pixar catacombs in Emeryville for a decade. It’s about time Andy went to college.

The script, written by the guy who brought you 2006 Oscar darling “Little Miss Sunshine,” is rumored to be seeded with very morose, adult undertones. Andy hires an escort to talk about Woody separation anxiety? Buzz gets busted for embezzling Lincoln Logs? Jesse finally pays off those pesky student loans and is forced to live on edamame and peanut butter?

Landmark California is hosting a free screening read more »

For those unaware, the Clog has the appetite of a big, friendly, unrepentantly omnivorous ogre. We are hungry. Hungry for raw meat. Hungry sleeping in the catacombs of Moffitt, hungry sitting in the fifth row of a LeConte lecture hall, hungry trying not to make an ass out of ourselves during office hours, hungry repelling off the campanile in the dead of night.

Emasculated yet? If you feel like regaining your manhood next Tuesday, March 16 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., chances are you’ll find us in Lower Sproul, noshing hard at Taste of Berkeley 2010.

This celebration of Berkeley cuisine is the foodchild of ASUC and Christina Lau, founder of Berkeley’s Kitchen. Yes, the woman who reigned supreme in the “2009 Crabby Chef Competition.”

Participating restaurants include: read more »

Michael Chabon, one of the Clog’s many wonder boy literary Jew crushes, the man who won a Pulitzer Prize for keeping us hog-tied inside an airtight vessel, haunted by dreams of Harry Houdini as we smuggled our way out of Nazi-invaded Prague and into the cartoon business of New York City, is indulging us in a free talk next week.

Chabon will be in conversation with Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Lit Robert Alter on Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Wheeler Auditorium. Tov, toda, UC Berkeley Jewish Studies program. We personally can’t wait.

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Michael Chabon – Berkeley Seminars In Modern Jewish Culture Lecture [UC Berkeley Events]

We can has dodo bird?We’re not afraid to admit it, we at the Clog love us some “Mythbusters.”

We watched them a lot in our formative years, usually back-to-back and during times we should have been doing homework. We loved the elaborate set ups, the poor, abused crash test dummies and that hat that Jamie always seemed to be wearing.

As it turns out, one of the Mythbusters has a bit of an obsession of his own and is coming to our fair city tomorrow to give a free lecture on it. read more »

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Berg Injury Lawyers have made a special Halloween offer to the Bay Area they may soon live to regret: free “Safe and Sober” cab rides. From 10 p.m. on Oct. 31 to 4 a.m. on Nov. 1, you and your drunk, promiscuously dressed friends can be anywhere from North Berkeley to Daly City and still have a way home.

For a free cab ride in Alameda, Oakland, or Berkeley, call Veterans Cab at (800) 281-4488. If you’re stranded within the city limits of San Francisco, call Luxor Cab at (415) 282-4141. In either case, be sure to mention that Berg Injury Lawyers is paying for your ride.

We’re not sure how this will all pan out considering the indefinite closure of the Bay Bridge. But hey, if a five-thousand-pound piece of steel can fall off of a bridge that underwent earthquake retrofits not six weeks ago, anything can happen.

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Free Cab Rides Home On Halloween Night SF|East Bay [funcheapSF]


Do you find yourself perplexed as to what to do this Friday? Perhaps the ideas of going to class, seeing a movie or taking a well-deserved nap are just not enough. You want something more involved, preferably involving ASUC officials and free food.

Well, you’re in luck, because the ASUC is hosting a rollicking barbecue from noon to 2 p.m. on Lower Sproul Plaza this Friday with just that. There will be a concert, free food and (the best part) your elected officials. Maybe you’re looking to network and get a position in the ASUC, maybe you lost the contest (or whatever that was) for a date with Dani Haber and you’re hoping to try plan B or maybe you’re just a cheapskate who wants free food.

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ASUC BBQ [Facebook]