Promobabble Berkeley Issue

Promobabble

Berkeley Issue

Saturday, October 11, 2008

 

JAS PHOTOS AND JERSEY BILL’S PIX

We promised you that we’d run the link for Bill’s photos of Watkins Glen when we could so here it is

http://www.justabovesunset.com/wg2008/

Use the links in the yellow box above the first picture to click around and see all Bill’s photos, then use the links further to the left to see what the JAS photo team is finding in Los Angeles.  We will try to also work the link into a regular Smirking Chimp column, as promised.

 

Rollei Digital

The classic Rolleiflex design has been used for the new Rollei MiniDigi.  We came across this in Stern magazine and thought that some members of the Promobabble Patrol might like to be hipped to this item.

http://www.rollei.jp/e/pd/MiniDigiAF.html

 

INFO FOR CONCORDIA

The Promobabble Patrol outpost in Concordia might be interested in this bit of information we discovered at Moe’s Books in Berkeley.  The SF Bay area has a “books for prisoners” program and they have a web site:

http://www.prisonersliteratureproject.com/

 

COOL BOOK TITLES

We recently came across one of the best book titles in a long time:  “An Arsonist’s Guide to the Writers Homes in New England,” it’s a novel by Brock Clarke.

We also like:  “The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame.”

 

HEADS UP FOR SCRANTON

Folks from the electric city will like San Francisco because of the old streetcars and the museum.  Check it out:

http://www.streetcar.org/

 

THE DENVER GORILLA RUN

While in SF we learned that Denver is about to have their annual Gorilla Run

http://www.denvergorillarun.com/

 

REVEREND BILLY

While in SF, we went to City Lights Books and heard Rev. Billy (of the Church of Stop Shopping) speak

http://www.revbilly.com/

Isn’t the new Second Great Depression going to take care of that in a natural way?

 

SWASTIKA HUMOR(?)

S. Gross the cartoonist has come out with a book titled:  “We Have Ways to Make You Laugh (120 Funny Swastika Cartoons.)”  They are funny.

 

NORTH VS. SOUTH

Berkeley, just like UCLA, seems to have a “North vs. South” deal going.  The Promobabble Patrol member in China informed HQ that it would be better to hang out on Euclid St.  Telegraph Ave. is where the riff-raff hippies got arrested in the Sixties.  A walk down Telegraph is like taking a trip back in time to the Sixties and that ain’t bad in some people’s way of thinking.

 

The surrounding business community seems much bigger than the Westwood area near UCLA.  Westwood seems tiny in comparison to the business area adjacent to Berkeley.

Also Berkeley seems much hillier than UCLA. 

 

When was the last time you were in a poster shop?  Berkeley still has one on Telegraph Ave. and it’s called “The Reprint Mint.”

 

There is also an Amoeba Record store and it is just as cool as the one in L. A.

 

GENUINE PROMOBABBLE

We have been posting our columns on

http://www.SmirkingChimp.com

and then cross posting them on

http://www.opednews.com

as well as cross posting them on this blog (with a different headline)

Links on Bartcop and L. A. Observed have sent many new readers to the blog and they might need to be told that the Promobabble started out many years ago as a letter to various buddies in the Service and it has multiplied greatly in the computer era and we post it on the blog and let non-members of the “Promobabble Patrol” read it.

 

QUOTE

Busby Berkeley said:  “I want to make people happy, if only for an hour.”

 

SONG

The disk jockey will play Eddie Cockran’s “Sittin’ In the Balcony” and we will bop out of here.  Have a rock-a-billy type week.

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