Since Berkeley has the reputation of being the home to all that is kooky, hippy, and crazy, we shouldn’t be surprised how often people poke fun of these attributes. The latest is Killing My Lobster, a much-lauded San Francisco theater troupe, who have made a hilarious video that is a take off of Bear Grylls (the British mountaineer and star of the TV show Man vs Wild) visiting Berkeley. The tag line is “Bear Grylls tackles the most passive-aggressive creatures on the planet.”

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...