Gimme 5: Hitchhiker Saves Woman From Racist Masquerading As Jesus Christ
It's been an eventful week, San Francisco. In case you're still sobbing over the Super Bowl loss, cheer up! After all, SF was the only U.S. city to make the list of the World's Happiest Cities! In the meantime, here's the week's headlines that your tears may have blurred.
The Boy Scouts have decided to delay their decision on whether or not to allow gay members into their troops due to significant conservative pressure. President Obama – who serves as the honorary president of the Boy Scouts – has pushed for the private organization to accept their LGBT brethren. A decision is set to be reached in May. On the brighter side, it's almost Girl Scout Cookie season! (LA Times)
In other news, Chipotle has announced that they will test tofu options to their menu in San Francisco this February to gage whether or not there is a demand for the meat-less option. The new menu items will be named “Sofritas” and consist of shredded tofu lightly fried and stewed in tomatoes, poblano peppers, and chipotle sauce. If it does well we'll be seeing tofu in Chipotles across the nation. (VegNews)
Did you know camels (yes, CAMELS) live in the East Bay? Neither did we, until one poor beast named Rudy was hit by a minivan after it escaped from its wire enclosure on Bailey Road in Concord on Tuesday night. Thankfully, the humped animal suffered no major injuries. (SFist)
This is the most insane thing we have seen all week. A homeless hitchhiker saves a women from a "kooked out" racist man masquerading as Jesus Christ by hitting him in the head with a hatchet, multiple times. The ensuing interview made us even more amazed that this wandering hero exists (and doesn't live in the Haight). What's next for the Virginia-born savior who just happened to be in Fresno at the right time? He wants to surf the Mavericks. Check him out:
And in case you're wondering how the hell Fox News turned this into an actual news story, check it out here.
Well, after that video, you'll definitely need a drink, and luckily SF Beer Week is right around the corner! An exclusive interview with Jesse Friedman, Almanac Beer Co.'s co-founder and CBO and farm-to-beer innovator, is just the thing you need to get you fired up about day drinking and locally crafted beer. He even started brewing in his own apartment in the Mission (but don't get any ideas). (Huff Post SF)