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Open Your Golden Gate

Rich Galen

Monday April 17, 2006


  • "... Semper Fi Fund ...": Here' a link to Captain David Quy's letter asking for our help. The Lad did $150 and I did a little more. Please do what you can.

    Here's the direct link to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

  • "... Earthquake ...": Here's a link to the US Geologic Survey's site dedicated to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.

  • "... Janis Joplin ...": Here's the first verse of the 1971 Janis Joplin song in question:
    Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

    My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.

    Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,

    So Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

  • "... Committee of Fifty ...": Here's the list of subcommittee chairmen and members who assembled while the fires were still burning to plan relief efforts.

  • "... Clark Gable ...": The 1936 movie, "San Francisco" starred Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, and Spencer Tracy.

    Jeanette MacDonald sang the song, "San Francisco" which has become (along with Tony Bennett's heart) an unofficial anthem of the town:

    San Francisco, open your golden gate

    You'll let nobody wait outside your door

    San Francisco, here is your wanderin' one

    Saying I'll wander no more.

  • Mullfoto of the Day

    The sign at the base of the steps up to the Coit Tower in San Francisco.
    I think we're all slippery when wet.


    Catchy Caption of the Day

    The San Francisco fire looking South from Nob Hill.

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