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Chicken: Message

May 4th 2018

Why Jane Kim is the smartest guy in the room: PR is hard. Lots of people get it wrong. When you get PR right, it’s because you’re smart and effective. Wanna know how smart Jane is? READ THIS: OK, so the reporter is writing a hatchet job. This isn’t journalism, this is corruption. Wonder how much Ron Conway paid Rachel Swan to drag Jane through the muck? I’ll bet it was cheap. The story that would come out of questions like this would be junk. S ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Message

April 30th 2018

Hello Friends in D8 and beyond! I am hosting a dinner for Rafael Mandelman at the Chez this Friday May 4th at 7 pm. Rafael is running for D8 supervisor against Ed Lee's appointee and incumbent Jeff Sheehy. The election is on JUNE 2nd. It's only 4 and a half weeks away! We'll provide a delicious dinner and wine. You can ask Rafael your toughest questions over dinner. We'll hear about what his strategies would be for solving all of our city's problems! I've really enjoyed the discussions ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Lets make dreams come true with Cocktail Syrups!

April 25th 2018

Five reasons you should give $20 RIGHT NOW to this Kickstarter: #1) They are your friends. They are trying to do a hard thing and you should help them #2) You want a bottle of their concoction. For $20 you get a bottle their cocktail syrup. I’ll bet it’s yummy and free range organic and all that crap. #3) The companies that sell the national brands of syrups are un-ethical monsters like Nestle and Mars. You LOVE t ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Jim Mason to save the world from climate change... no, really!

April 24th 2018

Please consider the following: So some of you know that I made a car run and drive on coffee grinds as fuel. Some of you know that I claim to have made the car run/drive on grinds, but don’t believe me. I don’t blame you, it’s pretty fantastic. But in the same way I didn’t write any of my books, I also didn’t make my car run on bio-mass. Jim did. And it was about good time that guy finished something, but that’s another story… The point here is that he went ALL THE WAY. You should support peo ...Continue Reading

Chicken: FaFaFaFunded!!!!!!

April 5th 2018

Well, we did it. The Kickstarter is funded. No nazi's will be dancing in the street today! Newt Gingrich is crying. The terrorists are back in their churches plotting new ways to bring mediocrity to defeat art. Today is a good day. If you missed the Kickstarter but still want to come to the show, tickets available here: I love every single one of you and that's not just the drugs talking... chickenjohn ...Continue Reading

Chicken: 3 hours to go... still short $1,401... fate of the free world rests in your hands...

April 5th 2018 Is it time to use the whole "fate of the free world" thing? Should I be leaning on the FACT that these could be the last Ask Dr. Hal Shows ever? Well they could be. They are certainly the last shows at the Chez Poulet. And it is certain that San Francisco is changing, has changed. Is changed. Finding an oasis of absurdity is a sea of money should be a welcome respite, no? I mean, the billionaires came and kicked ...Continue Reading

Chicken: 26 hours left for the Ask Dr. Hal Kickstarter

April 4th 2018

Hi everyone! With just 26 hours left on our kickstarter LET THE PANICKING BEGIN! I think it’s important to do shows like this. You probably do too. The problem is that whole “feed the monster” thing. If we don’t do these shows, and if other people don’t do them for whatever reason then the world we live in doesn’t have shows. Mediocrity wins. It’s so easy to just let corporate work culture win. The show is a monster. You have to feed it every once in a while or it eats you. And mediocrity win ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Kickstarter for the Ask Dr. Hal Show! Ends Thursday at 2:13pm!

April 3rd 2018

We are BACK! Ready for action: every Friday in April 2018. The only way to get a ticket is as a reward here on Kickstarter: There are great rewards too... go peek! If this Kickstarter doesn't fund, there will be NO SHOW! So buy a ticket, or buy a block of 4 and give a few away! The show is a science question and answer catastrophe with music, special videos, a supra-genius and a pain in the ass (that's me!). We have don ...Continue Reading

Chicken: Donald Trump in the D&D world...

February 10th 2018

My friend Jeremy Pollock (who’s stupid idea it was to run for mayor then when I did it all but disappeared!) grouped me into a Twitter conversation about Donald Trump in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. I took 10 minutes out of my buzy day to reply on Twitter, but then went home and expanded my thoughts and I’m sharing it here with you. Enjoy!   The conversation begins:   Yesterday at ‪#DND we discussed in length what character Donald Trump would be. Decided:   Neutra ...Continue Reading

Chicken: it all comes down to this...

November 1st 2017

The hearing is in 14 hours. I"ve gotten 140 letters. Not bad. We want 200!!! If you can write one before 10:00 am that would be great. I have to print them all out and give them to the commissioners. ANYONE WHO CAN COME TOMORROW TO SHOW SUPPORT WOULD BE GREAT. 2:00 in room 400, SF City Hall. It's gonna be a good show! Write a letter! Send it to: and cc me: Here is an example letter: President Rich Hillis San Francisco Planning Commission Dear Pres. ...Continue Reading