Friday, January 15, 2010

bill and beth, together again...

Everyone, let's take a second to thank God for the gift that is Bill Wilson, photographer and masterpiece maker. Today, let's take a look at A LOT OF PHOTOS from the Mayor's State of the City Address!

Phil Ting is asleep. I repeat, Assessor/Recorder Phil Ting is asleep.

Is it just me or does this look like a David LaChapelle photo? All Gavin needs is a Louis Vuitton briefcase and this is an ad from Details.

Sophie Maxwell is busy counting the minutes until she's fucking done with this shit.

Um, Jose? She's just not that into you.

I very much like these two. Gavin's sister and brother-in-law seem like surprisingly lovely people and Geoff Callan was in Zodiac for like, 10 seconds, which elevates anyone in my book. But it is well after Labor Day. That suit should not see camera bulbs until May.

My best friend, Melissa Griffin ('s mugshot profile.)

I was going to point out that this kid ON STAGE could've put on some pants but then...

...I noticed this gentleman, who was apparently just raced in the door and on stage from climbing K2. Either that, or he's attending a Back to the Future Party later.

"Ironic, isn't it Smithers? This anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes has cost me the election, and yet if I were to have them killed, I would be the one to go to jail. That's democracy for you."

Gavin Newsom, reliving a moment from fraternity row.

Believe it or not, had I the choice, I'd pick Willie. In most, if not all circumstances.

He gives massages from the front. Weird.

This photo reminds me of the time my friend Molly from New Jersey was visiting. She was flipping through some book in her hotel room and read a little greeting from Gavin. Later at dinner, she said, "Um, your Mayor? He's like, crazy hot."
They don't have this in other places, you guys. Actually, they do in Newark.

Gavin's lucky this guy would even take a photo with him. I wonder how long Mayor Gavin Newsom had to stand there begging, "It'll only take a second. I'm such a huge fan. I really appreciate this."
Sigh. Fine Whatever. Let's get this over with.

Why does Police Chief George Gascon never wear a uniform? As we've discussed (exhaustively), Heather Fong owned nothing else. At least he's happy to be there. Look at that glow!

This guy again. My god, was there a line of leaders all waiting to pose with him?
Barack Obama's probably standing off to the side, crossing his fingers and hissing, "C'mon, Dufty. Hurry up!"

And finally, just as a little testament to Bill's work, note the lighting. It's like the heavens are shining upon Gavin. It's practically that scene from Ghost where Patrick Swayze, because he's such a great guy, gets sucked up to heaven. If Gavin ever runs for anything else, he should use this in his campaign mailers with the caption, "Endorsed by GOD."

Anyway, thanks Bill Wilson! Another triumph in photo journalism...


Jackson West said...

Pretty sure that guy in the ugly bubble vest is Mark Pincus, founder of Facebook game developer Zynga. Yet another Valley type worth millions who doesn't know how to dress appropriately.

Melissa said...

Why am I so shiny? Did I RUN to get there? Hm.

Endorsed by GOD = pure gold!

Anonymous said...

I like the confrontation at the end between Adachi and Newsom. And who was that woman (5th and 6th from the end on page 7) that looked like you having a 3 way conversation with Gavin and Mrs. Gavin? Freaky.

sfmike said...

The dude who is in every photo is, I believe, Jay Xu who is the Director of the Asian Art Museum. Click here if you don't believe me:

And you're right, I'm sure Obama is waiting in the wings to have his picture taken with him.