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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Assignment: Special Halloween Birthday Edition

posted by on November 1 at 14:22 PM

Chris Comte, manager of the Annex Theatre and regular Slog commenter, wanted to celebrate his birthday but was too busy to go out and buy a cake for himself. I picked up a german chocolate cake for Chris at QFC and met him at Smith. I walked in at 8:30 to meet him but, unfortunately, I had no idea what Chris looked like. After pacing back and forth and sitting on the bench at the front of the restaurant, I noticed a few people waving to me.

Chris didn’t have a costume so I asked him if he wanted to wear my sparkling penis glasses. Then I fed him cake.


Steven Blum
Public Intern

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Sparkling penis glasses? Where can I get those? :D

Posted by Phelix | November 1, 2007 2:22 PM

Cool! Public intern solves everyone's problems. Can you guys extend his internship indefinitely? Or is that considered slavery?

Posted by jamier | November 1, 2007 2:26 PM

now this is some public service!!! excellent.

Posted by infrequent | November 1, 2007 2:30 PM


According to Steven, he got them at the S.F. Pride Parade.

(BTW Steven, the ladies, including apparently our server, thought you were HOTTT!)

Posted by COMTE | November 1, 2007 2:48 PM

Oh, and just to correct a small point-of-information, I'm the Facilities Manager of Annex. We have a very capable Managing Director, Stephen McCandless, who deserves all credit for keeping our little fringe theatre financially solvent.

Posted by COMTE | November 1, 2007 2:52 PM


Posted by Kiru Banzai | November 1, 2007 2:52 PM

What's more: There is no spoon.

Or fork.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | November 1, 2007 3:05 PM

Thanks Comte. :D

Now, to get myself to SFPride... road trip?

(And who wouldn't think Steven hot?)

Posted by Phelix | November 1, 2007 3:09 PM

Awww, that is one heart-warming story. I love Comte, and public intern... MAYBE you're okay after all.

Posted by Amelia | November 1, 2007 3:28 PM

Happy Birthday, Comte!

Posted by Irena | November 1, 2007 3:31 PM

Happy birthday. I was at the table to your right (not the dork in the cowboy costume). The public intern is really gay and thin.

Posted by HORAT!OSANZSER!F | November 1, 2007 3:31 PM

And I love you too Amelia, in a non-skeezy, completely platonic, particularly-since-you're-young-enough-to-be-my-own-child way, of course.

Posted by COMTE | November 1, 2007 3:32 PM

"And I love you too Amelia, in a non-skeezy, completely platonic, particularly-since-you're-young-enough-to-be-my-own-child way, of course."

ewwww, of course.
sentimental tool. gross, ick. someone get that gooey sentiment off me. it burns, it burns!!!

Posted by pissy mcslogbot | November 1, 2007 3:50 PM

Um... jealous! How come we all don't get impromptu cake deliveries? Or invitations to COMTE's impromptu cake deliveries?

Nice glasses.

Posted by James | November 1, 2007 4:05 PM

Steven was really wonderful. The Stranger is lucky to have him!

Posted by Rachel | November 1, 2007 4:07 PM

Great story! BUT!!!!!
Our secret identities are at risk!!! We know who Comte is now!!!! BLAH BLAH!! I have to put a bag over my head!!!

Posted by Just Me | November 1, 2007 4:07 PM

@11 What's wrong with gay and thin? The Intern is so cute!

Posted by Just sayin | November 1, 2007 4:23 PM

Gay and think is HOTT!

Posted by Deficer | November 1, 2007 4:27 PM

My birthday is in a couple weeks (the 16th, yo), but I'm way out in MI. Perhaps the Stranger will buy you a plane ticket?

Posted by Michigan Matt | November 1, 2007 4:58 PM

Well, first thing you have to do @14 - is ask.

At the end of every "Public Intern" Slog post, the email address is listed. I just happened to see it on the previous "PI" post, and sent an email asking him to bring me a day-early birthday cake. Within a couple of hours, I had an email from Steven asking, "when and where?" That was about all it took.

Now, I'm fairly certain he doesn't accept every single request that comes in, but you'll never know until you try.

Posted by COMTE | November 1, 2007 5:02 PM


I've never been reticent about divulging my true identity on the Interwebbies - not since I ran on BBS's and Usenet back in the early 90's.

Posted by COMTE | November 1, 2007 5:05 PM


Haha, BBS... I ran one in the early-mid 90's, was sad to see the interwebs come and take away the fun of fidonet.

Hmm, wonder if I should ask the intern to help me find a lawyer...

Oh, yeah, happy belated bday.

Posted by Packratt | November 1, 2007 5:53 PM

Hey! I can not see what I am typing with this bag on my head but at least you will never know who I am ! HA HA HA HA !!!! Time to watch Family Guy on DVD

Posted by Just Me | November 1, 2007 6:57 PM

Who could not love this cute boy?! And now we learn he's gay, too?!
My gratitude to the Stranger Staffer who hired him, and appreciation to Mr Blum for his light-hearted Slog posts.

Posted by BeenThere | November 2, 2007 1:17 AM

Well, now we know why he didn't get his freak on with the bride at that wedding.

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