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October 09, 2004

Media Watch: San Francisco celebrates First Craigslist Day Sunday October 10

The local Geekerati will out in full force Sunday evening for the premiere of the documentary of the web site Craigslist.org, called "24 Hours on Craigslist."
I’ll be doing interviews live from the red carpet outside the Jewish Community Center. I hear that Craig will be wearing a Paul Smith suit, and an original Blogger.com t-shirt (pre-Google), while his companion Elaine will be in a backless original Gianni Versace).

Larry, Brin, Jerry, and some of the up and coming geek princes of the Odessa Posse are expected. There will be a full report on the post-party here on Silicon Valley Watcher.

On August 4,2003, a day chosen at random, eight film crews set out to record a day in life of the Craigs List community. The following description, from the web site of the documentary about the web site, promises to reveal a side of San Francisco that challenges conventional stereotypes of the city:

“An Ethel Merman drag queen searches for the perfect backup band for her Led Zeppelin covers. A suburban professional woman assembles a diabetic cat support group. A couple seeks the perfect rabbi for their marriage. An aging, would-be mother finds her ideal sperm donor. Doors for sale, one night stands, compulsive roomates, transsexual erotic services. The mundane and the sublime, the ridiculous and the profound, all come together to paint a portrait of a thriving, humanistic community in the midst of an ever-accelerating culture."

Damn that ever-accelerating culture…I keep spilling my chai tea.


Posted by foremski at October 9, 2004 10:11 PM


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