Less Easily Categorized Headlines For March 25, 2013: Shirtless Dude With A Sofa, Downtown Flower Vendor, Personal Space

Watch Some Shirtless Dude Pull a Sofa Through a Window [Haighteration]

“I’m the only person to ever make it to the bottom of bottomless mimosas.”
The Mr. Marina Man Pageant [Chron] [SFist] [SFBG]

“His convoy, complete with SFPD escort, stopped off near 18th Avenue and Geary around 4pm on Thursday.”
Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny visits the Richmond District [Richmond SF]

“Al Nalbandian is more than a little old man selling flowers on the street. He’s a man of parts. He used to be an actor, mostly in small roles. He had a lot of them, starting with “The Raging Tide” with Shelley Winters in 1951.”
At 91, SF fixture has blooming business [Chron]

“There was a gentleman very early on, maybe August/September. He stopped me to say that he would be surprised if we were still around in a year. I was not here on the second occasion when he came in, but he said the same thing to one of the other managers. He came in again. Why do you suppose that is? I can’t figure that out. ”
The Gatekeepers: The Abbot’s Cellar’s Hal Russek on Communal Tables and “Facebook Boy” [Eater]

“the California Coastal Commission determined that San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department (SFRPD) illegally expanded the seawall in front of the controversial Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica, in violation of California’s Coastal Act.”
SF Parks & Rec Illegally Armors Sharp Park Beach [Pacifica Riptide]

“Whether the crowd was gay or straight on any given night, Lady T could be found grooving out with a glass of wine, occasionally getting up on a box to dance.”
R.I.P. Lady T, A Lower Haight Legend [SFist]

“The fact that graphic designers have taken stylus to epad to create handy visual explanations is the reason I double check my house alarm in the middle of the night.”
the goldilocks of personal space… [Beth Spotswood]


VIDEO: The Bay Lights in background of Golden Gate and fog roll [Rincon Hill]

“Dave has been accused of using the Bay Area as his ATM, and sure that might be true, but why not? The city’s gaming nerds need something social to do; why not send it to the comedic genius of Yellow Springs, Ohio?”
Dave Chappelle Returns To The Independent Monday Night [SFist] [Weekly]

“Every time Newsom says “engagement,” take a shot. Everytime he says “robust,” take two. Don’t worry — when he talks about fracking, you’ll need to throw up anyway.”
On KPFA, Gavin Newsom ducks the tough ones [SFBG]

We’re second to PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Seriously??
San Francisco’s AT&T Park voted second best ballpark in U.S. [ABC7]

“Environmentalists opposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline are gearing up to protest in San Francisco’s wealthy Pacific Heights neighborhood on April 3, when President Barack Obama will dine with the city’s upper crust for a Democratic Party fundraiser.”
Keystone pipeline protesters bound for Pac Heights [SFBG]

“Jesuit Priest Donal Godfrey, author of Gays and Grays, a history of the gay Catholic community at Most Holy Redeemer, sees the ascension of Francis as a welcome opportunity to change the relationship between San Francisco’s Catholics and the church leadership.”
San Francisco female priest and gay Catholics react to selection of Pope Francis [SFBG]

“Asked about the issue in a phone interview, Pride CEO Earl Plante acknowledged the exemption and indicated people working with his group wouldn’t try to make anyone put their clothes on.”
Nudity still allowed at SF Pride, Folsom Street [BAR]

“If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38 percent you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much.”
Schultz defends Starbucks’ support of same-sex marriage [NPR]

“Just a few years ago, it’s unlikely that an entertainer whose career basically peaked two decades ago would have gained so much negative attention for such comments.”
Michelle Shocked’s intolerance exposes positive gains for gay rights movement [Ex]

Our other headline roundups:
Your City Hall Headlines For March 25, 2013: D3$, Rose Pak, Garbage Rate Hike
Your Crime Headlines For March 25, 2013: Sidewalk Cyclist, Bat Attack, Drunk Moped Riders
Your SF Business Headlines For March 25, 2013: Nevius Loses Job (On Radio), Twitter’s Birthday, AT&T Says They’re Improving
Your SF Real Estate Headlines For March 25, 2013: Defenestration’s Last Gasp, Transit Center’s Redesign, Warriors Arena Gripes
Your SF Schools Headlines For March 25, 2013: Skipping The Pledge, “Precision Medicine,” CCSF’s Summer School
Your Transit Headlines For March 25, 2013: Streetcars To Fort Mason, Parking Plan Rage, High Speed Rail Oversight

About Eve Batey

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 eve@sfappeal.com.