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Filed Under:United States / San Francisco
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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

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Master with Student in Golden Gate Park – One In Very Good Shape and the Other Trying to Get In Very Good Shape

TweetI’ll tell you, Gentle Reader, I’ve lived in this town longer than you, but I’ve never witnessed people exercising by holding their arms up like Sutro Tower until just recently. (My best guess is this is something to do with the Bollywood Dance Workout – Slumdog.) And then there’s this – passersby were gawking: I’m thinking the [...]

That Geico Banner Dropped on Fremont – Was That from “Ad-Viation,” the Outfit That Dropped a Banner on SoMA Last Year?

TweetAll right, work with me here, people – this one’s going to take a while to pay off and my theory may be incorrect, but anyway. Here’s a post from earlier this year: “Hey Look, That Plane That Caused a Blackout in SoMA Last Year is Back in Business – The Dangers of Towed Banner [...]

YOLO, 94117 – I’d Feel Self-Conscious Jogging in Golden Gate Park Without a Shirt Like This, But, You Know, YOLO

TweetYOLO: Click to expand (And Bay to Breakers 2015 is a full 296 days away – there’s plenty of time left to get prepared.) YOLO!

Changes are Coming to Sunset Boulevard Monday: “NEW SIGNALS TO BE ACTIVATED 7/28/2014? – Near Wawona and Yorba

TweetHere are what these signs look like on Sunset Boulevard way out there in the Parkside / Sunset part of outer San Francisco County: After the recent deaths in this area, SFGov appears to be highly motivated to make changes. The signage around here is still a fucking mess, but one assumes that some of [...]

Seattle Had Its Spoon Man, But San Francisco Had Pigeon Man – Remembering Civic Center’s #1 Pigeon-Feeder of 2012

TweetForget about superwellknown Spoon Man from two decades back. Just two years ago, San Francisco had its own icon – Pigeon Man. All the pigeons of Civic Center knew Pigeon Man was coming – they’d walk with him down Larkin, Pied Piper-style. See? Click to expand They used the crosswalk better than the average San [...]

Monomaniacal Single-Issue Voting Run Amok: “DogPAC: I Have a Dog and I Vote!”

TweetI’ll tell you, Supervisor Scott Wiener, for one, lives in fear of running afoul of these people, the very same people who vandalize the “no dogs allowed” signs our Feds put up on certain parts of our Federal lands: Click to expand Our Feds wonder why Bay Aryans can’t abide the rules the rest of [...]

How To Buy Bike Lights On The Cheap: Get Semi-Counterfeit Off-Brand Front and Rears for $4 Each from Amazon

TweetYou know what’s poorly designed? Every last bike light paid for and given away by the SFMTA stamped with the SFMTA brand so that you’ll like that SFMTA more better. You know what’s well designed? These semi-counterfeit light sets from Amazon for $8 each free delivery: BV Bicycle Light Set, Super Bright 5 LED Headlight [...]

The Unpopular SFMTA Used to Poll Neighbors Before Permanently Installing Traffic Circles, But Not Anymore – Why’s That?

TweetI’ll tell you why. It’s because the SFMTA dramatically overestimated its popularity and the popularity of traffic circles being plopped down in the middle of intersections. Isn’t that pathetic? It held all these mini-elections and it lost every last one. So these days, there are no more mini-elections and the SFMTA is free to spin [...]

Only in Marin: Dog-Kicking Mountain Biker Impersonates Park Ranger – Be On The Lookout

Tweet(OMG, this dude’s “white, in his 40s, 6 feet tall, with short salt-and-pepper hair, and very fit?” Man, my ears are burning! But it wasn’t me.) Well, this isn’t good: “Man Allegedly Misrepresenting Himself as Open Space Ranger Recent reports of incidents near Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve San Rafael, CA – Visitors to the Blithedale [...]

Separated at Birth: Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and Rapper Vanilla Ice

TweetSee these guys? They’re like twins! Click to expand, baby Oh, but there is a difference. Only one of these twins can tell you the exact make and model of the “product” in his hair – the other one has more important things to worry about in Life. Let’s ask to make sure. Which one of these [...]

Forget About Gannett’s Money-Losing “The Bold Italic” Website, Check Out “The Sans Serif” Instead!

TweetHere it is, The Sans Serif from “Joel Finkelstein.” It mocks The Bold Italic, which is the local chain store website from the national Gannett Co. Inc chain. You know, the one that used to not pay minimum wage. Anyway, it has stuff like this: “WHICH WALGREENS IS REALLY THE BEST IN SF?“ You know how everybody complains [...]


TweetBased upon the wingspan, I’m thinking the kids are referencing Showa-era Mothra: Click to expand If you want, Follow Sutro Tower on Twitter – perhaps that will inspire it to Tweet more than once per year. (Thank you, Sutro Tower, for broadcasting the recent World Cup for free at 1080i.) Now let’s close with a bunch [...]

What’s Coming to San Francisco Next Week? “Crowdfunded Supercars” from Blancfleet.Com

TweetSadly, most supercars you see in San Francisco aren’t properly registered in California. The reason mostly has to do with CA use tax, which comes due the second you start “using” your new ride by driving it around. So some people end up paying $10, or $20, or $30 per mile during the short time  they [...]

Heh: Incompetent SFMTA MUNI DPT Parking Control Officers are Repeatedly Citing Security Guard Cars at Our Chinese Consulate

TweetSo the guards at this troubled location have resorted to posting long messages in car windows. “Attn DPT: Please do not ticket this vehicle…” Click to expand The current SFMTA position is that only security guards and cops can legally park at this location. This is a result, one supposes, of that Chinese citizen firebombing [...]

Aviation Writer James Fallows Commits the MSM Blunder of the Year with “Don’t Blame Malaysia Airlines” in the NYT

TweetHoo boy:  Don’t Blame Malaysia Airlines “Was this disaster somehow the airline’s fault? The answer is no — but to understand why, you have to look at the complex realities of modern commercial aviation.” My isn’t this a touch patronizing? Well, obviously the primary fault is with the crew and commanders of the Gadfly missile [...]

Well Look, Gannett Co Inc’s “The Bold Italic” Venture is Operating a _Paid_ Intern Program – But What About Before?

TweetHere’s the current ad: “Hello writers! Are you a Bold Italic fan looking to get on the other side of the screen with us? We’re looking for two social media-savvy bloggers interested in interning at The Bold Italic HQ (Hayes Valley, SF) for the fall season. The gig lasts four months (mid-August through December), and [...]

Abbey Road, 94115 – Typical San Francisco Pedestrians

TweetBros on Geary: Vision Zero is SFGov’s commitment to having MUNI bus drivers and other SFGov employees stop killing pedestrians by the year 2024. Why can’t the SFMTA just simply stop killing pedestrians right now in 2014? The World Wonders…

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