Almost Factual News Entries for December, 2012

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Exeunt Turner, stage left

An excerpt from The Tragedy of Turner, now playing in San Diego

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/31/37694/ Turner lifts the helmet of QB Philip Rivers and considers it. NORV Alas, poor Philip! I coached him, Horatio: ...

Disgusted Norv Turner tears Chargers emblem from windbreaker, tosses it onto end-zone turf

Fired coach-provocateur, abandoned and rejected by the very people he sought to entertain, echoes Gary Cooper's famed gesture from ending of High Noon

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/31/37693/ He turned back the blackhearted, vicious Raiders who rode into town, but the damage was done.

Local gay bar says no to "Straight Christian singles" night

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/31/37691/ SAN DIEGO — Iconic local gay bar The Brass Rail will not allow a "straight Christian singles" night onto ...

Introducing Bob Filner, stand-up guy

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Incompetent at his own incompetence, Turner proves unable to lose to Jets

Total collapse averted - FOR NOW

Is he just toying with us, lifting our spirits so as to more completely crush them with a monster season-ending ...

Spokesman for Seuss, Inc. outlines plans for upcoming projects

Beloved author's works to be used in branding numerous new products and services

"It can't all be Lorax-brand mustache wax and $200 Barbies dressed in haute couture modeled after The Cat in the ...

Stronger Mayor still getting the hang of being Stronger Mayor

Orders halt to demolition of congested section of University Avenue?

Bizarre. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/21/37278/

Turner on Ryan: "Spoilsport!"

Chargers' Coach-Provocateur slings slur at Jets' Jellicose General after Ryan benches hapless quarterback Mark Sanchez prior to Sunday's matchup. "You don't see me benching hapless quarterback Philip Rivers, do you?"

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/19/37194/ Turner disappointed: "I have worked very hard this season to turn a Pro Bowl quarterback into a bad joke. ...

Walter Mencken's Almost Factual Christmas gift recommendations #4

The "Money Pit" Educational Facility Piggy Bank! http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36945/ Teach your kids to invest in their future the California way! From ...

San Diego Poetry Society announces its 2012 award for Best Local Poem

Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton honored for "Baseball is Back: A Poem by Hacksaw Hamilton"

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36943/ Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton, author of "Baseball is Back: A Poem by Hacksaw Hamilton" From the judges' notes: "Brilliantly, Lee ...

Walter Mencken's Almost Factual Christmas gift recommendations #3

Home desalination plant! http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/12/36894/ Hey Mom and Dad! We all know that science is important for making apps and building ...

Ravi Shankar: George Harrison was right

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/12/36893/ "Life really does flow on within you and without you!" declares recently deceased sitar master, reflecting on famous song ...

Neighborhood news

In light of recently released census figures, the neighborhood of Lemon Grove (only 40.5% of females married) has invited the ...

Mural furor, continued!

94 MLK mural is vandalized; police are baffled.

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/07/36610/ Caption contest winner: "This is why we can't have nice things." "That first symbol has us confused," says Officer ...

Walter Mencken's Almost Factual Christmas gift recommendations #2

Balboa Park Gingerbread Crumble-House! http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/06/36586/ Just in time for the Christmas celebration, er, December Nights at Balboa Park, here's a ...

Walter Mencken's Almost Factual Christmas gift recommendations #1

First up, we have Stewin' Time! The El Pozolero Cookbook from world-famous stewmeister Santiago Meza! http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/05/36490/ Regional cuisine is as ...

Strong Mayor: The Final Farewell

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