We just got around to looking at yesterday’s paper and we found two things that interested us, both in the Calendar section of the LA Times. The first is that, according to NetFlix’s “Local Favorites” feature, people in San Francisco have the WOW documentary Pornography: The Secret History of Civilization in their queues.
The rap on San Franciscans is that they love their city, and their Netflix choices bear that generalization out. From Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” to Spike Lee’s only San Francisco movie, “Sucker Free City,” choices of residents of the City by the Bay show they want only to relax at the end of a long day by looking just a little longer at … themselves.
“24 Hours on Craigslist”
“Sucker Free City”
“Tales of the City”
“Pornography: The Secret History of Civilization”
“The House on Telegraph Hill”
And the other is a paragraph about Virgin Group’s chief, Richard Branson, making a whopping donation to help stop global warming. If anyone can find fault with Branson, we’d like to hear it.
On Thursday, Richard Branson, the chief executive of Virgin Group, announced that the company will invest all future profits (an estimated $3 billion over the next 10 years) from its airline and train businesses into renewable energy initiatives within the company and as further investments in bio-fuel and other projects aimed at tackling emissions related to global warming. (Branson said he was inspired to act after meeting with former Vice-President Al Gore, who has been traveling the world with his global-warming warning.)