4/23. Fun Times With Friends: Magic @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. Featuring Richard Toomer, OJ Patterson, and DJ REAL. Hosts: Scott Simpson, Aly Jones, Ron Chapman and Brandon Stokes. 8PM. $5–10. Tickets Available: Here.
Friends Ron Chapman, Aly Jones, Scott Simpson and Brandon Stokes invite you to join them for an extravaganza of comedy, snacks, games and prizes featuring some of the best up and coming comics in the nation. It’s like a party crashing a comedy show or a comedy show crashing a party. Either way, it’s guaranteed to be some Fun Times with Friends!
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QUEENDOM event recap set to Sweet Sounds by Aisha Fukushima
We caught the final hours of this night of fly women media hip hop art and dance- all very special to us!
DJ’d by Zita & Pam the Funkstress
Hostess- Aima The Dreamer
Live Performances- CocoPeila, Mix’d Ingrdnts, FluidGirl, Aisha Fukushima, Queens D Light, B’Girls, Ladies United, Shy’an G
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In progress drawing from my away game Drink & Draw in Austin last week! Hope to see all your smiling faces tomorrow at the New Parkway from 8-11pm!
RSS: Random Street Stories (Episode 005) by AbstrktVolcano (aka William Head) featuring OJ Patterson, Sam Tallent and Matt Louv
RSS: Random Street Stories is a collaborative documentary film series by William Head, which combines the story-telling talents and personalities of the San Francisco comedy scene with featured musicians and djs from around the world.
Filmed & edited by William Head for AbstrktVolcanoFilm.
More info at abstrktvolcano.com
Haight St / Valencia St / Clement St
Comedian OJ Patterson witnesses an unwanted liaison. Comedian Sam Tallent recounts a romantic tale that spans the test of time. Comedian Matthew Louv does something sort of weird.
[My one-person show would just be about people have sex near me.]
The Adventures of Batman and Bear-Robin!
In Gif form! :P
Easily my favorite scene.
Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception).
Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly,how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them?
— Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format.