Ep 81 - The Extortioner's Song
We move along at a pretty good clip this week. Unfortunately we never actually get anywhere. It was as if our combined preparation time of 4 minutes was all for naught.
To be fair, a pall had come over the Bomb Shelter, this week, as San Francisco's revenue machine had hitched a ride with the show and didn't kick in for gas. We started with a discussion about our neighborhood surge price parking meters and moved onto imaginary property taxes. By the time we got to updates, the whole gang - including SK, Pete, Shantwon, and new Throng member Cheeze It Du Jour - was drenched in drops of cynicism (Train's latest).
There was some discussion of a shooting at Burlington Coat Factory, the closing of Forbes Island, a family feud involving the Cafe Trieste, and 100 years of MUNI using the letter J for their agenda.
When Pete abandoned the proceedings for bluer pastures, we tried to proceed with the night's planned topic, Nocturnal San Francisco. We get as far as late night bowling spots, viewing the Path of Gold from the Peak of Carnage, and a rehashing of the fate of Lefty O'douls.
If it weren't for a new jingle for the Lousy SF Walking Tour SK might have called it quits. Instead he gauged the weather, took a nap, and called it acrimony.