In the style of Sarah Silverman’s Great Schlep, Heather Gold asks all bloggers and geeks to fight Proposition 8, which would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry.

It’s kinda long, but worth the wait for the comparison between a lesbian and a geek. Alas, no mention of “douche nozzle.”

The Great Hack [Vimeo]
Via Laughing Squid
Earlier: Sunday Shout-Out: More Politics More Than Usual


Sunday Shout-Out picks out the week’s stories that simply slipped our minds.

* Get yer early vote on in case the apocalypse happens on Tuesday.

* Prop. 8 to get voted down? It’s a possibility, and student reaction is mixed but overall hopeful.

* Obama drama! Seriously, why didn’t we cover such a succulent story full of fraud, deception and smashed dreams? (Edit: Oops, we underestimated ourselves. We actually did cover it.)

* What’s your take on Prop. 2/Mexican eggs? You know, there must be reason why they hafta eat them with all that spice and chilies.

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Earlier: Actually, There Is a Comparison


In the days leading up to the elections, when chaos and uncertainty reign supreme over the good (if confused) folk of our great state, one man has the gumption to speak with the voice of reason. (Or, at the very least, the voice of intimidatingly authoritative celebrity):

Because, let’s face it: Regardless of whether or not you believe in equality and all that, no one–not even you, “macho” frat boy–would have the balls to cross this. Say “what” again! We dare you!

Discrimination [YouTube], via SFBG Politics


As students in Political Science 179 filed into Wheeler Auditorium Tuesday afternoon, the air was abuzz with speculation about the day’s “surprise” guest speaker, who they’d been told they wouldn’t want to miss. They scanned the room, their straining eyes finally coming to a dead stop upon a familiarly well-coiffed, well-dressed, well–well, everything‘d person.

Spotted: Mayor Gavin Newsom, causing a hot fuss on campus … again. That’s right–just days after the prospect of catching a glimpse of his Christian Bale-like countenance drew a huge crowd to Upper Sproul Plaza, the ever-sexy civil rights champion was back in front of a ready and willing Berkeley audience, driving his message home. read more »