I saw a werewolf drinking a latte at the DeYoung museum, salivating over his next big plunder


Maori circa 1890, at DeYoung museum

C702447C-B24B-443F-BF1F-2A6352DC5C38The De Young Museum has a great little show about Gauguin that includes Oceania, Europeania, paintings, prints, ceramics and wood carvings.

People who’ve been around long enough might notice that the museum’s Maori figure from 1890 is likely the source of much of the logo, corporate ID and merchandise of the still thriving Trader Vic’s  chain. Since the museum is publicly funded, maybe we can garnish some of their revenue stream (garnish in the sense of put a court order on top of, not in the sense of a slice of pineapple beside my pork ribs) by siccing the City Attorney on them. Matt Gonzalez of the Public Defenders’ Office is also good at this type of thing. Granted, We The People of the 415/650 might repatriate some of that back to the indigenous Maori NGOs.

I may have to ponder (but not plunder) this closer to home, with a Mai Tai at local Chef Chu’s.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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