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BP graduated from college in the mid sixties (at the bottom of the class?) He told his draft board that Vietnam could be won without his participation. He is still appologizing for that mistake. He received his fist photo lesson from a future Pulitzer Prize winner. (Eddie Adams in the AP lunch room told him to get rid of the everready case for his new Nikon F). A Pulitzer Prize winning reporter broke BP in on the police beat for a small daily in Pa. By 1975, Paul Newman had asked for Bob's Autograph.
(Google this: "Paul Newman asked my autograph" and click the top suggested URL.)
His co-workers on the weekly newspaper in Santa Monica,(in the Seventies) included a future White House correspondent for Time magazine and one of the future editors high up on the Playboy masthead. Bob has been to the Oscar ceremony twice before Oscar turned 50.
He is working on a book of memoirs tentatively titled "Paul Newman Asked for my Autograph." In the gold mining area of Australia (Kalgoorlie), Bob was called: "Col. Sanders."

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Friday, March 20, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Underappreciated American Geniuses Can a world famous celebrity be called "underappteciated"?

Friday, March 13, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Flip a coin? How will voters be able to choose between Hilary or JEB?

Friday, March 6, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fact checking Hemingway Has TV journalism changed much since March 9, 1954?

Friday, February 27, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rebel with a Rolex Che was the poster boy for being a rebel, but what brand of watch did he wear?

Friday, February 20, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What is Entartete Kunst? Should Police Brutality be classified as a sub-category of Kink?

Friday, February 13, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Valentine's Day, NBC, and more War Another network anchor bites the dust.

Friday, February 6, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
If lawyers wrote prayers . . . Should a kid consult a lawyer before saying his evening prayers?

Friday, January 30, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Desperately seeking the Hippie Hall of Fame Where would you build the Hippie Hall of Fame?

Friday, January 23, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Red Herring news to the rescue! Are the U S Supreme Court and the main stream media setting citizens up for another gotcha decision announcement?

Friday, January 16, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Charlie don't surf! Will tourists be too frightened to enjoy "April in Paris"?

Friday, January 9, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
" . . . you have done it unto me." Rough week for cartoonists.

Friday, January 2, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Zen and the art of having fun Contemplating the Zen of fun.

Friday, December 26, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Making sense of a crazy year Time to wrap up (and assess) another year.

Friday, December 19, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Buy the ticket; take the ride Berkland gets Mad as Hell and they aren't taking it anymore.

Friday, December 12, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Teargas = "I can't breathe!" Did the Berkeley Police follow Mayor Daley's orders?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Are the Sixties really over? Time to go Christmas shopping!

Friday, November 21, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Network, Lapdogs, and Stonewalled "let he who is without sin, cast the first stone!"?

Friday, November 21, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Student Protest at UCB Photo Report on Student Protest at University of California Berkeley campus.

Friday, November 14, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
" . . . you're either on the bus or off the bus" When the vets get home, where's the funds for mental health care?

Friday, November 7, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The best elections $ can buy Heeeere comes President JEB!

Friday, October 31, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mid-term madness Are the Republicans planning a complete take-over of the government?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
If Sisyphus wrote a column The columnist kicks on third down.

Friday, October 17, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sick of Ebola stories? Isis and the Giants fought for attention with a tsunami of Ebola news.

Friday, October 10, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fear and Loathing at APE 2014 The columnist seeks the American Dream at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco.

Friday, October 3, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Free Speech Movement turns 50 The Free Speech Movement marked its 50th Anniversary this week at an event at UCB.

Friday, September 26, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sucker punches, Books, and Road Films Should it be called "The Crazy War"?

Friday, September 19, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
NFL, ISIS, and Scotland Scotland's Finest Hour?

Friday, September 12, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is Litquake decadent and depraved? Police shootings, drone strikes and assorted other topics were vying for attention this week.

Friday, September 5, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How long will "the Forever War" last? What's not to love about cheese and corn flavored ice-cream?

Friday, August 29, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Ameche, Fatimas, and scoops Where should the National Society of Newspaper Columnist locate a (hypothetical) Columnists' Hall of Fame?

Friday, August 22, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The more things change . . . The Long Hot Summer has returned.

Friday, August 15, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Malibu Memories in SF Decades from now, hat will you remember about this week?

Friday, August 8, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Are photo agencies becoming passe? Have stock shot photo agencies become extinct?

Friday, August 1, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The case of the missing VA bill Where did the much touted help for the Veteran Hospitals go?

Friday, July 25, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Where were you in '44? Is it accurate to say: "Those were the days" about 1944?

Friday, July 18, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Cue the "bowl of granola" jokes! Are Six states better than one?

Friday, July 11, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Burgers, pizza and tourists What ever happened to Liars' Poker?

Thursday, July 3, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Let us now praise patriotic content providers What's more American than the Oscars, the Superbowl, and the World Series?

Friday, June 27, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hemingway and Obama= beatnik writers? Who is a beatnik writer and who is not?

Friday, June 20, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Thinking outside the fact pattern Is there a deja vu aspect to the shipment of military advisers?

Friday, June 13, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Cadillac of Film Festivals June is a month for new beginnings.

Friday, June 6, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Growing up in "Little Italy" Is there more to being "Italian American" than Pavarotti, Ferraris, and Spumoni?

Friday, May 30, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Golden Age of Thoughtcrimes Our new column asks this question: If Uncle Rushbo did an on the air reading of the transcript of some of Lenny Bruce's comedy routines, would Liberals defend or condemn it?

Friday, May 23, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is War a turn-on? Is war a crucible for love?

Friday, May 16, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Crazy Talk Politics Endangered Species Day is a good time to ask: "Is Liberal Punditry becoming extinct?"

Friday, May 9, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Tracking down "local color" When a writer from the Great Gray Lady arrives on Muscle Beach where does he turn to get the historic background for a news story about local politics?

Friday, May 2, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Grand Guignol Politics If the Republicans like to campaign by attacking the opponent's strong point, then won't they use misogyny to try to block Hillary's attempt to become the first woman POTUS?

Friday, April 25, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Walkabout in North Beach If Hemingway told a story in ten words; can you?

Monday, April 21, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Flower Power returns to Frisco How did the 4/20 event go at Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park?

Thursday, April 17, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Celebrating National Columnists’ Day Are columnists becoming an extinct species?

Friday, April 11, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Impressions from the French Impressionists Exhibition Diversions while waiting for Putin to make a move.

Friday, April 4, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The case of the missing Greenpeace warnings You won't believe today's news!

Friday, March 28, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fame and Fortune via Anarchy? What lesson can be learned from a large cash settlement made to a person who was protesting class favoritism that punishes the poor and middle classes?

Friday, March 21, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The case of the purloined MH370 Will the Free Press survive?

Friday, March 14, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Shamrocks and Whiskey Was Che Guevara able to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Friday, March 7, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The case of the solipsistic columnist An existential columnist gets some unexpected evidence for his Post hoc ero propter hoc belief.

Friday, February 28, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Great Snark Hunt What did the burglars get at the Watergate break-in that changed American History?

Friday, February 21, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hard times and classic Journalism Are hard times a catalyst for excellent journalism?

Friday, February 14, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Storytelling is a dying art There is a diminishing supply of great raconteurs who stories begin: “When I was on Guadalcanal . . . .” Shouldn’t the film school students learning how to make documentaries be recording their stories for posterity?

Friday, February 7, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The case of the missing counterculture Is Obama using the XL Pipeline to teach Democrats how to enjoy S & M games?

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