8 Nov 2001
The Metro column is back on - every
other week. My focus has completly vanished into thin air. I
maintain sanity by playing video games.
30 Sep 2001
The Metro column has ended. Economic
factors weighed heavily. My focus has returned to this city site.
12 Mar 2001
Metro articles now accesed from
Main Menu. Tweaking throughout.
1 Oct 2000
Metro - Sep 28, 2000:
Article about free simple pleasures in The Valley - Simple
2 July 2000
A fresh look at the Guadalupe
River. Includes Tony Ridder's bronzed sneakers, White Blobs,
Wienee Ice Skaters, Ecclesiastes on the Rocks, and more, much,
29 Mar 2000
Seventeen photographs taken 'Round
Town - with appropriate (at least I think so) text.
11 Mar 2000
A tip of the hat to Andy Frazer for providing a fine infra-red
photo of Quetzy ala potties. Infra-red
13 Feb 2000
El Dorado Street,
San Jose's own grubby little Red Light District. Ruminations
concerning brothels and bawds. A slice of San Jose life - circa
7 Jan 2000
Two new images added to Stylish
Structures of Alviso.
19 Dec 1999
Mark's Hot Dogs
- a City Landmark boiling dogs since 1936. Soon to move to Lincoln
Ave. in Willow Glen. A recommendation is made to the Mercury
News and San Joseans to consider a fruit-motif similar to this
for the new City Hall. I like the idea of a giant orange, but
a banana shape would be good too.
7 Dec 1999
An update to the Quetzalcoatl
page. This was largely a result of receiving a fine thesis on
Quetzy titled The Unknown God: Quetzalcoatl as Symbol by Gregory
A. Dobie of The University of Texas.
28 November 1999
The story of San Jose's Electric
Light Tower. You will laugh, you will cry, you will transcend
to a new paradigm level.
14 November 1999
Cleaned up the photos of the Alviso
31 October 1999
After receiving an email from the Public Affairs Manager
of the Cargill Salt Company titled, "Your inaccurate musings
on salt ponds." Free the algae.
20 October 1999
Harry Farrell has done
justice to San Jose for seventy-five years.
19 October 1999
Can't shake this Halloween spirit. Must report an alien invasion on 3rd Street .
7 October 1999
A shocking story that will blow the lid off of San Jose's
best kept dirty little secret - the presence of un-dead
albinos in Alum Rock Park.
26 September 1999
Several new photos
in the Alviso page, including a haunted
house, and a crisper version of Aloha
to Alviso. Two new pages in Plaza Park - Replica
Capitol Building & an illustration of San
Jose in 1849.
11 September 1999
St. James Park
is ready for public consumption.
8 September 1999
Plaza de Cesar E.
Chavez chapter is complete on the 6th.
On the 8th the text was improved - about 5% funnier now.
14 August 1999
Jose Postcard - Fallon. Spruced up
the McEnery Convention
7 August 1999
Jose Postcard - Quetzalcoatl. A plea
for a commerative waterfall honoring the Ohlone Indians.
28 July 1999
Having grown weary of the unending
controversy regarding the Metro cartoon, Tokyo New York,
I am providing an alternative cartoon - San
5 July 1999
The Pavilion, having been demolished,
was moved from the San Jose page to the Doomed
Buildings page. Scottish Terrier was
changed to Yorkshire Terrier on the Willow
20 June 1999
A visit to Chicago was inspiration
for a "Guest City" page. This can be accessed from Beyond the
Pale. Chicago depicts wet
cows, New York the ugliest
statue in the world - once you see
it, you will agree.
23 May 1999
The Drawbridge chapter is complete. The Ghost Place in San
Francisco Bay is about fifty feet from the Alviso/San Jose city
limit (it is, in fact, technically in Fremont). Close enough
for government work. How do you kill 500 ducks at a time?
6 April 1999
Ode to the junkyard
dog of Alviso.
21 Mar 1999
After speaking to Russ Robinson,
former Commodore of the South Bay Yacht Club and current Staff
Commodore & Historian, updated information in Alviso.
Also, a personal encounter
with the Ace train.
18 Mar 1999
A new site is born - Los Angeles Undertow. Though the connection to San Jose is tenuous,
it doesn't hurt to keep an eye on our extra-decadent neighbor
to the South.
21 Feb 1999
Mercury News columnist David Plotnikoff
references Soft Underbelly in his Sunday column. David
20 Feb 1999
Bay Area Backroads, KRON CH 4. Aired
a segment on Alviso using Underbelly Guy as a tour guide. Clicking
on the Video button will play the entire 4-minute segment. Backroads
10 Jan 1999
First entry for the New Year. Fixes
to the Susan Hammer Legacy pay-toilet page. An update to the Burger
Bar with the passing of Albert Berger
in December. In the Jan 7, 1999 edition of the Metro I am described
as a "public art
31 Dec 1998, New Years Eve!
Soft Underbelly reveals, for the
first time, the Fallon
Statue, scooping the entire city of
San Jose in the process - you snooze, you lose. Shamefully stored
in an Oakland warehouse, the Statue has been unseen by anyone
outside of the foundry where it was put together. Until now.
Underbelly welcomes San Jose historian
Leonard McKay to its pages.The San
Jose Museum of Art page has been updated.
20 Dec 1998
I ride a pink salmon on the San
Jose Carousel. A review and technical treatsie of the Susan
Hammer Legacy computerized
pay-toilets. An ugrade to the Pellier Park
page after meeting the man who was responsible for it - Leonard
McKay. Check out his store Memorabilia (408) 298-5711.
12 Dec 1998
Underbelly featured in Metro (10 Dec 1998) In
the Belly of the Browser.
Glen discovered hundreds of babies
being pushed, papoosed, and otherwise transported by moms and
dads. Fluffy puppy-dogs are squired down Lincoln Street. Photographed
a Willow Glen attack dog. Mural
of McEnery added to McEnery page. Future
home of Fallon Statue showcased.
6 Dec 1998
Added some wry comments to the M5A1 tank of Alviso
18 Nov 1998
Text additions to most of the Monterey
Road pages, including a long rambling discourse on the Burger Bar
by Dave Hickey.
15 Nov 1998
Romance. Vicious attack dogs, faded motels, dealin dollar
Dan, the 5 Spot Drive In, the Burger Bar (5 hamburgers for $3.65).
And more. Much more.
10 Nov 1998
Tony's Muffler Service
and the Diving Dame of
the De Anza Hotel.
19 Oct 1998
Added text to the following in San Jose: Jack's
18 Oct 1998
Burbank (San Jose) additions.
The Burbank Theatre, Pink Poodle, Tacos Al Pastor, Jack's Smoke
Shop, Fiesta Bowling, the beauty of discount baby furniture,
elegant liquor stores, the original tatooed boy.
27 Sep 1998
Some very ugly FMC warehouses are presented in the Doomed Buildings