What’s Happening Tonight? 9/15/17

Friday, September 15
doors @ 8pm;
show @ 8:30pm.
garage rock.
all ages.
Above DNA
375 11th st
San Francisco

The Mexican Spitfire

“Throughout her career, Vélez’s onscreen persona of a hot tempered, lusty “wild” woman was closely tied to her off screen personality.[29] The press often referred to her by such names as “The Mexican Spitfire”, “The Mexican It girl” and “The Mexican Kitten”.[28] Vélez consciously chose to promote her “Whoopee Lupe” persona but dismissed the idea that she was wild. In an interview she said: “What I attribute my success?, I think, simply, because I’m different. I’m not beautiful, but I have beautiful eyes and know exactly what to do with them. Although the public thinks that I’m a very wild girl. Actually I’m not. I’m just me, Lupe Vélez, simple and natural Lupe. If I’m happy, I dance and sing and acted like a child. And if something irritates me, I cry and sob. Someone called that ‘personality.’ The Personality is nothing more than behave with others as you really are. If I tried to look and act like Norma Talmadge, the great dramatic actress, or like Corinne Griffith, the aristocrat of the movies, or like Mary Pickford, the sweet and gentle Mary, I would be nothing more than an imitation. I just want to be myself: Lupe Velez.”[30]

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Tesla giveth, and Tesla taketh away…

“Still, Friedman says, “It’s important for government to have a clear role in pushing automakers to provide consumers with clarity on what their cars can and can’t do, and to not allow car companies to at a whim change the functionality of a vehicle, especially if safety is involved.”

More questions arise, Friedman says, when it comes to how companies communicate changes to a car’s capabilities.

“Maybe they notify the owner, but what about the owner’s spouse, or child, or friend who borrows the car?” Friedman asks. “Or what if it’s a company car? It creates some uncertainty.”

Like phones, modern cars have increasingly become mobile computers. But as Friedman notes, when your phone crashes, it usually has less disastrous consequences than does your car crashing.

Friedman says, “I do worry that some companies are being a little too cavalier when it comes to trying to apply the Silicon Valley software model to 2 tons of glass, metal and plastic that can cruise down the road at 70 miles an hour.”

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