Saturday, December 19, 2009

MY HEAD JUST EXPLODED...


I am shaking and hysterical and my neighbors just called the cops, I'm screaming bloody murder...

*Hours later, now that I've calmed down, I realize that my brother is right. The only thing to do is film a video response. Melissa and I will begin filming tonight at Yancy's, if anyone's interested in giving the Mayor a shout out. And does he sound mad at me? Am I being paranoid? My mother said she suddenly likes him way more now. So there's that...

21 comments:

Be_Devine said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!

He LOVES you! He really, really, loves you. If I could figure out a way to frame this for you, it would be your xmas present.

BTW, I love that he felt the need to point out that the poinsettia is "the red flower behind me."

Becky said...

Hahaha. Fabulous.

generic said...

It's not just the shout-out. It's the knowledge deep inside your heart that GAVIN READS BETH.

Natalie said...

AWESOME!

LB said...

Well done!

Patricia said...

Congratulations Gavin you finally came to the 21st Century and recognized the true talent of Beth...

Beth, now you should have a carte blanc to the interview...and more than one street named after you...maybe he'll let you be the Mayor for the Day too :)

kwk said...

First off he should use the more PC phrase "Holiday Cheer" instead of "Christmas Cheer" (this is San Francisco) and secondly he should pronounce 'Poinsettia' correctly --unless he's trying to show that he doesn't lack a sense of humor by doing a Homer Simpson:
Nucular. It's pronounced 'nucular'...'nucular'.

Be_Devine said...

@kwk: What's first off is that Gavin GAVE A FUCKING SHOUT OUT TO BETH SPOTSWOOD as his first words. For all I care, he could have wished everyone a merry jihad and mispronounced 'San Francisco.' He gave a shout out to our girl, and that's all that really matters.

Yolande said...

NICE!

Anonymous said...

Well pucker my tie. Props to you, Ms Spotswood, and a tip o' the hat to Mayor Newsom. The poinsettia you inspired (both pronunciations are correct) is a lovely touch. It's a perfect color counterpoint to his neckwear, don't you think? tp

Anonymous said...

YES!

Amused said...

That is SO awesome! Go Beth!

generic said...

I don't think you're being paranoid.

Anonymous said...

You did suggest he tend to his threads, and he has. In a subtle sartorial adjustment from last week he downsized his mic and moved it from his tie to his lapel. tp

DJTennessee said...

@ Be_Devine

Yes, that's all that really matters. Cause his whole speech is just unintelligible bullshit from that point onward.

generic said...

@ DJTennessee

ARG! But that was Beth's POINT ... that perhaps some visual variety might make the wonky-talk a little less unintelligible.

Sure, the cable car/Tahoe thing was a joke, but fuck, can't a brother get a little pie-chart action up in heah? I've seen sexier PowerPoint presentations. The only thing wrong with his State of the City speeches was the length. They were otherwise pretty awesome.

I mean, presumably the Mayor wants to reach us, right? That's why he's doing it. If a die-hard, pro-Gavin fangirl like Beth Spotswood can't stomach 12 minutes of her boy, what hope does he have with the rest of us?

It wouldn't even necessarily require more effort on the Mayor's part, just some basic editing. Someone get Gavin in touch with Beth Hondl.

Have I gone on too long? I've gone on too long. Sorry. (Hi Gavin!)

kwk said...

Adlai Stevenson was famous for boring the American public with interminable TV speeches during his presidential run. Supposedly he even bought time during a football game figuring he had a captive audience. It doesn't take a media savvy genius to figure out the resulting backlash.

Perhaps some of Newsom's handlers should audit a BECA class at State:
"Today's class (9/22/99) is the second part in a unit on censorship. In addition to a lively lecture about censorship precedents and implications, we watch part of a cable program featuring a woman applying lotion to her enormous (silicone) breasts, a graphic and emotional clip from a 1970's Vietnam documentary, and a short videotaped modern primitive performance in which a man recites poetry while impaling his scrotum with needles and filling it with saline. In the last few minutes of class, we watch as a man performs oral sex on his well-endowed male partner while masturbating himself. For a class of approximately 100 students, the room seems unusually silent during the last clip. At the end of the class period, the students begin leaving the room; some are very quiet, others giggle as they make their way to the door, while still others are talking to friends in hushed, somewhat frenetic tones. It's just another day in BECA 422." (From Radical Pedagogy)

reechard said...

Beth - what an accomplishment! I could only manage a few seconds of Newsom's first "vlog" - this one is much better, thanks to you.

I'm at minute 8... I think that's enough. He should try to "leave them wanting more" ... and shoot for 4-8 tight minutes.

Have a great holiday, Beth!

Mousqueton said...

Beth dearest:

Good for you!! You are now a mover and shaker. As a matter of fact, you are on your way of becoming a pundit!!

Anonymous said...

Spots,

If Gavin reads your stuff, I hope he read the post you had a long time ago about his birthday and how Brittany Mountz made him a birthday card of construction paper and dry macaroni. Hilarious! I still think about that sometimes and laugh!

teenz said...

Awesome! About time. The only thing that could have made this better would have been if he'd referred to you as "my soon-to-be third wife Beth Spotswood".