01/16/07; 6:44 PM
asks, Where have you been?
Recently back from
a month in Europe. My successful plagiarism lawsuit against "Celluloid
San Francisco" author Jim Van Buskirk swallowed my year. Other than
that, I've been working on the house, my Mister SF-themed tour with
GoCar, and some other exciting stuff. I hope you enjoy my plans for
the site in 2007.
asks, Why didn't you show Scotty's home from Vertigo on Lombard Street?
I did! Check again
in Cinema or use the Search button.
asks, You mention places known for cruising. How do you know?
to Land's End and Buena Vista Park. I think some gay cruising places
are so notorious that even my aunt in St. Clairsville knows about them.
If you're into that, the Damron Guide publishes editions for most major
cities including SF.
Creech asks, What's the Lotta's Fountain location?
Market Street at
Geary and Kearny.
asks, Will you answer questions from praisers only?
Scorners are okay
asks, You were hilarious when I met you at the Stanlee Gatti exhibit in
GGP. What was your line about Gavin's hair?
Thank you. "'Tis
better to gel and be thought gay than to rinse and remove all doubt."
asks, Do you think you're Rosie O'Donnell now that you're answering questions
about your personal life?
Actually, I got
the idea from Carol Burnett.
asks, Any suggestion for a location to propose to my girlfriend?
Jack Early Park.
Mom asks, What do you think of the new Westfield center on Market
It's a beautiful
mall; love the dome; crowds have spoiled the shopping experience for
that section of Market St. and for Union Square. John's Grill is an
asks, What was the address of Nightbreak where Chris Isaac always played?
1821 Haight Street.
asks, Did you know Jim Van Buskirk posted a review on Amazon for a book
about writer's block in January, 2004?
No, I didn't! Interesting!
asks, You were smart to publish your writing side-by-side the plagiarized
version. Whatever happened to Celluloid San Francisco?
Okay, final question
on topic. The gay newspaper Bay Area Reporter briefly campaigned last
summer to obscure the fact that Judge Ollie Marie-Victoire ruled on
May 25 that portions of Celluloid San Francisco were plagiarized from
my original material. The book was removed from further sale or distribution
by its publisher in December, 2006. In a January 2, 2007 email, Chicago
Review Press editor Yuval Taylor said, "Celluloid San Francisco is out
of print and unavailable. Some bookstores, including Amazon, continue
to sell the copies they have on hand... bookstores should soon run out."
Taylor added that Celluloid San Francisco has been removed from the
Chicago Review Press website.
asks, You look hot at the Lizzie Borden murder house. Have you been working
Thank you! I lost
my married weight to celebrate turning 40 in November.
asks, Who do you like for the next mayor or is it too soon?
It is too soon,
but I like Peskin.
asks, What do you think is the longest traffic light and the most ignored
'don't walk' light in SF?
of course - longest, Post & Mason; most ignored don't walk, Market &
asks, What's the most un-San Francisco thing about you that people don't
My dentist is in
Oakland and I absolutely can't stand Robin Williams' comedy act or his
your question for Mister SF?
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