Reader Adannaya Belden writes:

Subject:Absorb energy for longer nailing

Taking these blue pills is like drinking from an infinite spring of endurance and desire.

We respond:

Dear Adannaya,

Ever since we saw Darkman, remember that part at the end when Frances McDormand is being held hostage atop that construction site by the retarded guy from LA Law, we’ve wanted a nail gun.

Are you saying you have one that’ll work under water, is that why you mentioned this “infinite spring”? This is definitely the most poetic email about hardware we’ve ever seen. Sign us up.

Love, the Appeal

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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