Urban Iditarod 2011 in San Francisco

video by Mauricio Balvanera

The 2011 San Francisco Urban Iditarod will be on April 3rd starting from an undisclosed location. Poorly-conceived themes complemented by half-hearted costumes required. Announcement for the start time and location of the event will be announced Friday, April 1st at the not-exactly-official twitter account @urbaniditarodsf.

Trespass Book Release Event at City Light Books in San Francisco

The Billboard Liberation Front is having a book release event for the Tashen published book Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Art at City Lights in San Francisco on Thursday, February 17th at 7PM.

The event is hosted by Peter Maravelis of City Lights Books and the BLF’s Jack Napier. Featuring Taschen editor Ethel Seno, a presentation by BLF CIO ______ Blank Decoverly and a short video featuring author Carlo McCormick and Wooster Collective. Various artists featured in the book will be in attendance – get em all to sign your copy of the book.

“The first book to present the full historical sweep, global reach and technical developments of the street art movement, Trespass features key works by 150 artists, and connects four generations of visionary outlaws including Jean Tinguely, Spencer Tunick, Keith Haring, Os Gemeos, Jenny Holzer, Barry McGee, Gordon Matta-Clark, Shepard Fairey, Blu, Billboard Liberation Front, Guerrilla Girls and Banksy, among others. It also includes dozens of previously unpublished photographs of long-lost works and legendary, ephemeral urban artworks.”

The Match Game Premieres at CELLspace

The greatest game show ever to hit the small screen returns in a star-studded LIVE production! Watch as two contestants match their wits against a panel of San Francisco’s most outrageous celebrities in a verbal slugfest of double-entendres. The first episode of Match Game SF is here! Tune in on January 21st at CELLspace as our contestants vie for big prizes for their favorite charity. Not available on TV! Don’t miss it!

This month’s panel:

Chris Daly, Former SF Supervisor and pottymouth.
______ DeCoverly, Billboard Liberation Front spokesperson
Sister Roma, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Johnny Funcheap, Head Cheapskate at Funcheap.com
Natasha Muse, comedian
KALRI$$IAN, comedy hip-hop group

The Match Game was a venerable game show that ran during the 70?s with host Gene Rayburn and mainstay panelist Brett Sommers and Charles Nelson Reilly. It was the most popular show until bad decisions by network executives killed it with inconsistent time slots. But never fear, we’re bring it back right here in San Francisco with our own local celebrities!

Check out Match Game SF site on how to get discount tickets and become a contestant.

San Francisco Food Carts Unite To Help One Of Their Own

The San Francisco food cart community has banded together to help one of their own. Mandy Harper, owner of Wholesome Bakery, has assembled nearly every food cart in San Francisco to raise funds to help her brother Nick’s recovery from brain cancer.

The fundraiser will be at La Victoria Bakery on Saturday, October 16th. The event will be 11am to 3pm and then again 6pm to 10pm.

Technicians Free Climbing To The Top of a 1768 ft Transmission Tower

The Online Engineer, a site for broadcast engineers, posts a video of technicians free climbing to the top of a 1768 ft transmission tower antenna. Be sure watch in full screen mode to more effectively soil yourself.

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Domestic Conflict, Explained By Stock Photos

Conflicts are even more difficult when more than two people involved. Here, Ellen and Andrew argue about what to do with the small girl that wandered in their home.

Shannon just found out that Derrick’s email address is titty_farm_l69@hotmail.com. Who still uses Hotmail?

Kevin Nguyen at Bygone Bureau illustrates the trials and tribulations of domestic disputes with comps from iStockPhoto, in Domestic Conflict, Explained By Stock Photos.

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Proper Opossum Care by ME Pearl Productions

ME Pearl Productions has produced several informative videos on proper opossum care.

ME Pearl Productions consists of a dead squirrel named Pearl that channels Pink Mama (Georgette Spelvin), offering advice to all who ask.

Billboard Liberation Front Partners With Phillip Morris


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billboard before improvement


June 27, 2010
San Francisco

The Billboard Liberation Front (BLF) is honored to announce a new marketing partnership with Philip Morris (PM) that finally brings together the rugged sense of American independence with your most important choice as a consumer: your death. The message of “My Life. My Death. My Choice.” informs and empowers the consumer to choose, as their god given right, how they want to die. Philip Morris brings this message to the consumer to remind them that some rights are inalienable in life as they are in death.

“We’ve always said that the only two things in life that are unavoidable are death and taxes,” commented Michael E. Szymanczyk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Philip Morris. “This campaign drives home that message where, if you are gonna die, might as well do it on your terms. Just like our Marlboro Men did.” According to Patrick B. Smelt, Chief of Marketing, “This bold message of independence and demanding life and death on your terms fits with the current zeitgeist of anti-establishmentarianism and post-post-modern rage at the repressive state demanding a healthier you and your environment.”

The BLF was honored to accept this exciting challenge. “We have no comment on President Obama’s health care reform, but many consumer of Philip Morris’s products do. We felt that this campaign picks up on a widespread rage that some nameless, faceless bureaucrat might give them cheaper health care, preventative treatment, and maybe deny them the sweet release we are all seeking,” said Rico T. Spoons, BLF Director of Offense as he idly drew a razorblade across his wrists. “This oppressive political climate and fascist approach towards health raises the comforting question of ‘how will you end it all?’ I like to think that we are just giving some poor folks a reminder that Philip Morris will always be there to help kill you.”

All former Marlboro Men, Wayne McLaren, David McLean and Dick Hammer, were unavailable for comment due to their rugged, manly choice of death by lung cancer.

The improvement can be viewed on Howard at Van Ness in San Francisco.