brucine (broo'-seen), 1) n. Pharm., Chem. a bitter, poisonous alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, obtained from the nux vomica tree; 2) n. Bruce Bortin's 'low-impact' weblog

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Randy Shandobil of Channel 2 KTVU News

So I'm on my way to my second job interview at The Law Firm today, and on the way, at the corner of 14th & Broadway, there's this news team, a guy with a camera and a guy with a mic. The camera's on a tripod, and it's pointed at, well, nothing in particular so I ask the onscreen guy what's the story, and he says, "You," and proceeds to interview me about Ron Dellums, his upcoming run for mayor of Oakland, and by the way, what do I think about his recent non-affiliation from the democrats.

Wellsir. Normally I don't think I'd stand still for all that mishegas, but I guess that, what with being all pumped for the job interview, and gassed up on beta-blockers, I figured what the hell.

"I don't think that I much care about Ron Dellums no longer being associated with the Democratic Party. I've never had any brand loyalty to either party." Hah. It's supposed to be on the news at 10 tonight. We'll see.

Movie Star

Movie Star, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Al Green thinks about his return to Larchmont next week.

Mysteries of the Jackson Lake

Mysteries of the Jackson Lake, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

After last night's storm, there was some puzzling stuff in the courtyard.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Gayle & Tom...

Gayle & Tom..., originally uploaded by dumbeast. the pathetic Nomad Cafe. Gayle Lynne & the Hired Hands did a great gig, as always. But that place? Please.

Gayle, I've got a disk of photos for you.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

God Bill

God Bill, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

On a mailtruck on Alice Street this morning. The lettering looked like it was painted on with chocolate pudding. Or Shinola. Not quite poo.

Friday, February 24, 2006

That is One Attrctive Woman Right There

Cathy displays the sweet-potato/pecan pie that she made for my birthday. Couldn't be beat!

Thanks, Cathy

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bruce (From the Job Interview Series)

Bruce, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

As Lenin

Job Interview

Job Interview, originally uploaded by dumbeast.


Bruce, originally uploaded by dumbeast.


From the Job Interview Series


Ray, originally uploaded by dumbeast.



Pearl, originally uploaded by dumbeast.


Monday, February 20, 2006

Tom Brooker Says Come to the Anarchist Bookfair

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Tom Brooker invites you to the 11th Annual San Francisco anarchist bookfair

SF County Building,

Golden Gate Park at 9th & Lincoln

Saturday, March 18th, 10am - 6pm

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Anarchy Waltz

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2 minute ad for the

San Francisco Anarchist Bookfair

Sunday, March 18, 2006

10am - 6pm

San Francisco County Fair Building

Golden Gate Park near 9th & Lincoln Way

Y'all come!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

S.S. Minnow

S.S. Minnow, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Ginger & Mary-Ann removed due to intellectual property dispute, still pending in court.

Chuck at Missing Link

Chuck at Missing Link, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

"My name is Chuck and I'm not an anarchist."

Shot for the upcoming ad for the anarchist bookfair. Wanna be in a movie? Practice this simple script:

Hi. My name is [insert your name here] and I'm an anarchist.


Hi. My name is [insert your name here] and I'm not an anarchist.


Hi. I'm George W Bush, and I and I am the Anarchrist.

To participate, leave me a message in the comments thingie on this blog. You'll be contacted. Thanks!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Sun Trance

Sun Trance, originally uploaded by dumbeast.


Casual, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

"That Was Going Swimmingly Until..." Emeryville Pot Bust

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An experienced Bay Area activist reminisces about getting busted for growing medical marijuana in Emeryville

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

World of Shit

World of Shit, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

17th St BART entrance, Oakland.


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Vicious cat.

Duckweed II

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There's a bloom of duckweed on the eastern shore of Lake Merritt. Now, featuring actual ducks! Or cormorants or something. Definitely waterfowl. Definitely.

Cubic Foot of Bread

Cubic Foot of Bread, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Panini & Pinetti, San Francisco

Monday, February 06, 2006

We All Miss Mary

We All Miss Mary, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

...and Ray's been giving me the stink-eye all day.

We All Miss Mary

We All Miss Mary, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Pearl's hunkered down on Mary's pillow...

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Pooper Scooper

Pooper Scooper, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

A gift for Ferdinand & Tom, from Lynne-Rachel, Pearl, Ray, Mary & Bruce

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Creative Justice Art Show

Creative Justice Art Show, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Gerald Heppler delivering his opening remarks at the Creative Justice Art Show at University of San Francisco School of Law last night. Gerald organized the one-night event, and I must say, jolly good show, although since it was entirely about political protest, it really wasn't all that jolly. But it was very good, well presented, well attended.


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