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The Meeting of the Brows

June 30, 2008

Go to the Ruby Room. Drink beer. Smoke cigarettes. Get jabbed in the ass with pool cues. Smoke more cigarettes. Drink more beer. Stand in a circle. Go to the dance floor. Stomp around to Bowie and Pulp. Avoid Seth and Curtis, the lurkers. Smoke more cigarettes. Emerge from the darkness into the bright Oakland evening and call it a night. Or go home and keep drinking.

Just like smart people often enjoy doing stupid things, so does one’s palate often crave for both low-brow and high-brow stimulation simultaneously- if that makes any sense at all. After waking up hung over and reeking of cigarettes from the night before, pull yourself together and regrow some of those brain cells by attending to the upper levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: go to a museum, feel cultured and sophisticated. Besides, the Pride Festival is too huge and confusing to even bother.

The new Frida Kahlo exhibit at the SFMOMA is worth seeing, and is -almost- worth the $20 parking garage toll. While you’re there, check out the Lee Miller photography exhibit, which I hadn’t heard about but was glad we had time to see. Quite impressive.

AND, post-script, save some money for the museum store. It has the *coolest* stuff. Along with the $9.99 Kahlo book by Taschen, I finally got the All Over Coffee book by Paul Madonna. Makes me wish I had a coffee table. w00t.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2008 5:50 pm

    damn, looks like you had a fun weekend! i was just thinking about how i haven’t been there in ages. i just might have to stop by next time i make my way to the bay.

  2. June 30, 2008 5:50 pm

    damn, looks like you had a fun weekend! i was just thinking about how i haven’t been there in ages. i just might have to stop by next time i make my way to the bay.

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