First Twinkies And Now, This?

What a disturbing two weeks this has been.  First, we are told that Twinkies, the delicious snack of our youth that was supposed to last for the ages (no, not the brand, the actual snack would stay fresh looking for the ages) has been tossed into the dustbin of history.

Now comes fundamentally disturbing word that the city where it all began: the city of flower power, the Age of Aquarius, Carol Doda, The Gold Coast, Free Love, and the youth movement has …..





I can’t even force myself to say it……





But I will try for journalism’s sake ……





Excuse me as I wipe a tear from my eye …..





San Francisco, the shining light at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge has




Banned, yes banned,





Public Nudity.

What Will Criminals Do?

What will criminal minds do now that one of their most famous defenses has gone the way of the DoDo?

Summary: In the above case, defense lawyers were successful in using the “Twinkie Defense” to reduce the conviction of Dan White in the murder of Harvey Milk and George Moscone to manslaughter on the basis that White’s addiction to junk food made him insane.  This was called, “The Twinkie Defense.”

R.I.P. Scott MacKenzie

Thank you for this song.  It brings back so many memories of my year in Northern California (1968-69), especially my visits to San Francisco.  Your song nailed it.  May you rest in peace knowing that you bring back so many good memories to so many.