The Mission Says Goodbye to Jon Stewart

first_imgSchneider remembered going to the 2010 Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington D.C. put on by Stewart and Colbert.“I totally remember the minute he went onstage,” she said. “I basically went totally crazy. I went ‘Ah!’ and started screaming my head off.”Ayush Khanna with “The Donald” cocktail, a specialty drink with corn meant to resemble the candidate’s oft-mocked hairstyle. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.At Elixir, a bartender called attention to the room before the show, saying he had seen significant moments from the Giants winning three world series to the recent Warriors victory, but that the final Daily Show would be “legendary.”Many said they preferred when Stewart showed his serious side, like when he debated Jim Cramer on the show, excoriating him for hypocrisy during the financial crisis, or when he dropped any semblance of humor after the Charleston shooting and told his audience “I honestly have nothing.”Though others appreciated his regular shtick.“Honestly my favorite moment was the day after Dick Cheney shot a man in the face,” said Brian Bizier. “The first 11 minutes were just them repeating that Dick Cheney shot a man in the face. It was a great episode.”Still, others admitted, somewhat embarrassingly, that they were not die-hard fans at all.“I’m a fairweather fan,” said 23-year-old Carly Rickards, though she added that “every episode I’ve seen I’ve liked.”A fair number had seen the show live. Jamal Alokasha once cued up for two hours outside the Stewart’s New York building.“I just loved how dirty he was off camera,” he said of the experience. “He is just one of those original comics.”George Chen, a Bay Area comic, recounted his own run-in with the host.“I used to work for [Dead Kennedys’s lead singer] Jello Biafra,” Chen said. Stewart called Chen’s then-boss to wish him a happy birthday, but got Chen on the line instead.“I remember being in the office, picking up the phone, and I hear ‘Oh sorry, I was just trying to leave a message,’” he said. “I knew it was Jon Stewart. I let him leave a message.”“For one second I was on the phone with Jon Stewart,” he added.The crowded room at The Chapel Thursday night. Photo by Meira Gebel.At the Chapel, the group yelled “Turn it up!” when they saw the signature Daily Show globe spinning and heard Stewart exclaim “Welcome to The Daily Show, my name is Jon Stewart!” for the last time.Notably, former correspondent Wyatt Cenac made an appearance despite last month’s revelations that Stewart once told him to “fuck off” after a racial sketch. Though most seemed oblivious to the significance, some like Chen who knew the backstory cheered loudly and banged the wall when Stewart asked “You good?” and Cenac responded “Yeah, I’m good” in an awkward exchange that seemed to bury the hatchet.The group quieted down when Stephen Colbert went off-script, telling the misty-eyed host how much he had done to not only start the careers of the many comics he has employed but also teach them his comedic ways.“You are infuriatingly good at your job,” Colbert said.No one in the Mission disagreed. More than 300 people tried to squeeze into The Chapel for the final episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, spilling over into the Elixir and Skylark and sipping  “The Donald” cocktails as they watched the GOP debate while waiting for Stewart’s last show.It was a hard goodbye for the Mission.“He’s kind of like the Dalai Lama of comedy,” laughed Mo Isern, one of the organizers of the event. The viewing was put on by Comedy for Good, an effort to “curate, create, and celebrate” comedy with a political or social consciousness.Isern’s co-organizer Deborah Schneider said, however, that tonight’s celebration was bittersweet. “The only problem is that after tonight, Jon Stewart is leaving.” 0%center_img Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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first_imgPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee Pickett 0% Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Photo by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee PickettPhoto by Lee Pickett Right now it is 61° with a high of 70° – the forecast for the next ten days is here.Today’s block: Harrison to Alabama,  17th to Mariposa.You can see a map of all of the blocks here. The blocks in grey are being saved for others who have signed up. Let us save a block for you as well.Photo by Lee Pickettlast_img

Suspicious Package Prompts Shelter in Place in SF Mission

first_img 0% A suspicious package was reported in the Mission District on Thursday night, prompting a text warning those in the area to shelter in place. At 8:23 p.m., the bomb squad defused the package with a loud bang, setting off car alarms and giving off a strong odor, but not causing any visible damage.Police officers were cleaning up and leaving the area a half-hour afterwards. Carlos Manfredi, a police spokesperson, said that a call had been made about the package near Duboce Avenue and Stevenson Street two hours earlier at 6:23 p.m., prompting the police response.“We had to call our bomb squad to go out there to inspect what it is,” he said. “It’s just protocol that we go by.”Eric Levenseller, who was drinking at Zeitgeist bar nearby, said those in the bar heard a loud bang when the bomb squad disposed of the package and went silent for a few seconds — before going back to drinking.Manfredi said traffic would be impacted and that the bomb squad was called to evaluate the threat. He said the impact to traffic would likely be less severe than earlier in the day, when a suspicious package was reported at the AutoReturn at 450 Bryant St, near the Hall of Justice.That threat prompted the police to shut down the freeway.This is a developing story and we will update when we have more information. center_img Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

EXILES coach Daniel Anderson has named his team to

first_imgEXILES coach Daniel Anderson has named his team to play England tomorrow at The Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield (7.45pm).There are five changes from the 13 which started the first match of the International Origin Series against Steve McNamara’s men at St Helens.Saints forward Anthony Laffranchi moves up from the bench to start this game and there are four new Exiles caps. In-form Salford City Reds pair Joel Moon and Daniel Holdsworth are in the starting line-up. While veteran forwards Heath L’Estrange of Bradford Bulls and Steve Menzies of Catalan Dragons also make their Exiles debuts.Two new caps are also included at interchange with Hull Kingston Rovers pair Lincoln Withers and Constantine Mika getting the nod.Brett Hodgson of Warrington Wolves, unluckily side-lined with a late injury for the first game is named as captain.Daniel Anderson said: “We have some different players with a different style this time. Some not as high profile, but players on the rise. Players like Con Mika and Lincoln Withers have been journeymen and talismanic figures in Super League, so it’s good for them to get a bit of recognition.“We have a couple of changes in the outside backs. Joel Moon comes in, which is good because we can move Sia Soliola back to the forwards which I think is his best position and we have a new stand-off in Dan Holdsworth and a new hooker in Heath L’Estrange.Anderson is delighted to have Brett Hodgson as captain for the match, he said: “He brings a level of desire which is infectious.”Anderson is also hoping for better weather tomorrow: “So that we can put on a style of Rugby League that more resembles the Exiles brand. We want players that are asking coaches to play for the Exiles, we’ve got that now. They consider it a shop window for their endeavours, they want to play against England.”Exiles:Brett Hodgson; Joel Monaghan, Joel Moon, Daryl Millard, Francis Meli; Daniel Holdswoth, Scott Dureau; Anthony Laffranchi, Heath L’Estrange, Epalahame Lauaki, Willie Manu, Steve Menzies, Sia Soliola.Subs: Antonio Kaufusi, Constantine Mika, Kylie Leuluai, Lincoln Withers.Tickets for the International Origin Series Game 2 fixture between England and the Exiles at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield, on Wednesday July 4 (7.45pm) cost from £21 (£10 concessions) and can be purchased through the RFL Ticket office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting read more

NATHAN Brown said the win over Catalan was their b

first_imgNATHAN Brown said the win over Catalan was their best of the season considering the number of disruptions they suffered.Saints lost three players – Jordan Turner, Luke Walsh and Sia Soliola – as they recorded their fifth victory of the year.“I’m happy with the result,” Brown said. “The boys did great to hang on in there with the injuries and resultant disruptions. We had one bloke coming off the bench for all the second half and blokes out of position too. To hang in there was brilliant.“At 24-0 we were coasting and looking good and then they scored. I was disappointed with their second try though, we shouldn’t let a hooker do that.“We got off to a reasonable start in the second half but had a lot of players in different positions. We had to work hard and middle did well defensively. Whenever we got an opportunity we scored or had one disallowed so our execution was good.“It was our best win of the year and it’s a good sign the boys can hang in there.”Saints suffered three blows in the match and although Brown could confirm the nature of the injuries suffered, he wouldn’t speculate on timescales.“Jordan Turner has a hamstring problem, Luke Walsh is a calf and Sia has an issue with his knee. I don’t think his will be long term.“Walsh and Turner’s are muscle injuries and I can’t guess on the length of time out. We will know more next week.“Both are hard to replace but Jon Wilkin took us to one point against a good Leeds team and he can slot in and do a job. We will head over to Wakefield and put a side together that we expect to play well.”last_img read more

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Realtors association hosts local city and town candidates to talk politics over

first_img No doubt a big issue that will win many people’s vote at least in this room will be smart development for a growing county.“Wilmington is growing and we need to be prepared for the growth, and this election is going to determine just what we do,” says Governmental Affairs Committee chair Stephen Hobbs with CFR. “I think this election has a good selection of candidates I hope folks get out and vote in November and elect who they think is a good candidate.”The CFR also operates a Realtor Political Action Committee (PAC) that has announced support and contributions to candidates in each local race in New Hanover County. 00:00 00:00 html5: Video file not found spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – The  2017 election races are crowded for nearly every city or town council in New Hanover County as was the room Wednesday evening for the Cape Fear Realtors “Pork N Politics” meet and greet with candidates.The event normally brings in more than two hundred people to meet and greet candidates competing for votes in several local elections around New Hanover County.Cape Fear Realtor hosts the event. It brings together those candidates with the movers and shakers in the county’s business and real estate community.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Community continues opposition to methyl bromide permit at 2nd DEQ meeting

first_img “There’s no turning the clock back and I want to know who the hell is going to pay for it,” said Ellizabeth Hester before the panel of DAQ officials referring to the worse case scenario if the chemical gets out in large quantities.Frustration over the debate to allow fumigation by Malec Brothers transport.The Department of Air Quality is going through the process of deciding to grant or deny the Australian company’s permit to use methyl bromide, but those in Columbus and surrounding counties want nothing to do with it.“We cannot put our children’s safety, our school’s safety, above anything that’s top priority,” said Randy Coleman who sits on the Columbus County Board of Education speaking before the DAQ panel.Related Article: Rodeo returns to Boys and Girls Homes in Lake Waccamaw after a decadeThe permit would allow the log transport company to fumigate upwards to 140 tons of the insecticide that the EPA has restricted from several industries. Families and even industry in the area are concerned by the potential consequences if the permit is granted.“We’re worried that this kind of bad press would keep people from coming out and experiencing all the great things that Columbus county has to offer,” said Ron England who owns Cape Fearless Extreme that sits a little more than a mile from the Malec Brothers site.Malec Brothers company officials made the first meeting that was so overcrowded the DEQ had to schedule this second one. No company officials were available at the hearing in Lake Waccamaw and when WWAY’s Andrew James reached one of them by phone they declined to comment.“The water is already polluted and now you’re trying to finish the air off,” said one neighbors before the DAQ panel.DAQ officials took comments and answered questions. Director Michael Abraczinskas plans to take suggestions such as emissions capture back when they make the final decision.“The role in our division in the air quality permitting process is geared toward protecting the public’s health,” said Abraczinskas.The public comment period ends May 18th. You can send comments online to DEQ befoer that deadline. LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) –  It’s the second but final time neighbors in Columbus County and surrounding areas came to voice their opposition to a permit allowing a transport company to fumigate with methyl bromide.Neighbors not only shared their fears but frustrations with officials at the North Carolina Department of Air and N.C. Department of Environmental qualities.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Wilmington church holds safety seminar with WPD

first_img Ebenezer Missionary is taking the initiative to keep their parish a safe place, in response to violence towards other organizations.“Even though you think you may be safe, it’s not always the safest place to be,” said Eubanks.Members of Ebenezer Missionary took part in a security seminar with the Wilmington Police Department. They learned how they can make their congregation a safe place for the community.Related Article: Leland man charged in shooting outside sports bar on Carolina Beach Road“So we thought it would be proactive to see what we can do to protect ourselves. now we think god will protect us, but we have a responsibility also to do what we can do,” said Deacon Alex Sloan.Sloan says that they also need to watch over their church. In response to violence at other churches in the area, Sloan says awareness is key.“We like to think when we come to church, we’re safe. But we see now, that that’s not necessarily the case. so we just have to be aware,” said Sloan.They talked about simple things like locking doors and keeping valuables safe, but most importantly, members want everyone to be aware.“There are ways that we can keep each other safe – protect each other leaving the building and knowing how to act in certain situations,” said Eubanks.Their main priority is watching over each and every person in the church community. Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church partnered with WPD to hold a safety seminar for its members. (Photo: Kylie Jones/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church partnered with the Wilmington Police Department to hold a safety seminar for members.“I think that church is one of the safest places that you should be in. however, it’s not anymore,” said Teresa Eubanks, who has been coming to Ebenezer Missionary for 11 years.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Historic Wilmington Foundation announces list of Most Threatened Places

first_img The list includes Pender County Courthouse, the Reaves Chapel and the Alton Lennon Federal courthouse, among others.Beth Rutledge with the foundation says they look to see what sites are the most vulnerable.“I try to mention whenever I’m talking about historic preservation that it is about so much more than architecture,” Rutledge said. “It’s about a sense of place. It’s about community. All of these places tie us to where we live.”Related Article: Historic Wilmington bungalow to become seafood restaurantRutledge says historic buildings are more than economic development opportunities. She says they are a big part of our culture. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Historic Wilmington Foundation announced the 12 new sites around the Cape Fear on the list of “Most Threatened Places” for 2019 and 2020.The foundation announced the list Wednesday at Wilmington City Hall.- Advertisement – last_img read more