This may take the cake for the strangest, most misdirected invitation I have ever received and I’m also pretty sure that I don’t even know Mica & Walter.
Thank you for thinking of me but I politely send my regrets boys… Eeesh!
CHICKENBEAR- Hosted by Mica (chicken?) & Walter (bear?) An In-Between party for In-Between People! Are you not quite a bear? Not quite an otter? Not really a fox? Do you suffer from Wolflessness? You are not alone. So many of us are in-between we suffer from “specific-animal-classifications-as-a-means-to-get-laid” syndrome. Now there’s a party for us. Shed your labels, molt off your chickeness and embrace your not quite bearinessness.
“Or at least get rid of the posers. If you want to get blind drunk and stagger around a neighborhood, go to North Beach on Saturday night like everybody else.”—C. W. Nevius on how Bay to Breakers has gotten out of control
Not even sure how to begin to explain this… it’s long and convoluted but it sure is funny.
I worked for WaMu a few years back. The brand was anti-bank/kind of silly.
The company made these goofy Ken & Barbie-type dolls called “Action Tellers” that they’d give out to employees kind of as a joke. I got one from our CEO, Kerry Killinger, at a meeting once and kept it in my office.
Two co-workers, Ide & Justine, decided to kidnapped it and hold it for ransom. For months I would get ransom notes with random demands. It made being at work actually sort of fun.
It went on for over a year — my little action teller took trips to England and New Zealand as well as trips around the Bay Area and I would get periodic email messages from him letting me know how his captivity was.
Fast forward another year and I’m at a different company and come in one day to a large box sitting on my chair. I open it up to find my action teller, a new friend of his, some unmentionable items and a photo album documenting his past few years. It was (and still is) incredibly funny.
Fast forward another year and a half and I get this video via email. Again, so damn funny but sadly this post does a piss-poor job of really describing just how funny.
God I miss Ide & Justine and working with fun people.
“Just get over it, San Francisco. You’re the gorgeous younger sister, and everything goes your way. New York is the frustrated, put-upon older sister ― maybe wealthier, maybe more accomplished, but she knows that everyone’s attracted to the good-looking younger one.”—Kim Severson, Grub Street