Word on the Street: “Paracel Islands & Spratly Islands Belong to Viet-Nam”

March 5th, 2015

Well, I get your point, taxi driver, even though I sort of have to disagree, sort of.

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(Let’s hope Chinatown power-broker and New Year’s Parade money-skimmer/consultant and Chinese Consulate consultant/protest organizer Rose Pak doesn’t have any say about your life in the future.)

The last time an ambitious imperial power tried to take over the entire South China Sea, our US Navy put a stop to it, back in the 20th century.

I’m not sure who’ll put a stop to it this go-around, in the 21st century…

This Pilota di Maserati Had Just One Job: The Gas Capless Italian Supercars of the Western Addition

March 5th, 2015

Oh well.

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Sometimes I shut peoples’ gas cap doors for them, but only if the gas cap is there.

That’s how I roll…

Play us out, 1980’s techno:

 

I drive a Maserati/

I stop for petrol…

Black Birds, White Birds, Contrail – High Above the 415

March 5th, 2015

Segregated skies to match the segregated ‘hoods below:

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San Francisco, 2015

OMG, You’re Not Going to Believe This Self-Driving Mercedes at California and Mason – “F 015 Luxury in Motion”

March 4th, 2015

Jalopnik has the deets on the arrival of this F 015 Luxury in Motion Mercedes-Benz in the 415.

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Hey Reddit man sfchillin, nice shot

Haunting Graffiti in the GGP Panhandle – Hey, How Many Gallons of Pure HETCH HETCHY Water Has SFGov EVER Recycled? Ever?

March 4th, 2015

This* is arresting:

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It’s at the famed half-million-dollar Honorable Gavin Christopher Newsom Toilet Building** in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle. (Learn about the building itself from SF Weekly’s Joe Eskenazi here – “Class For Your Ass.”)

Anyway, yes, our drinking water comes from the Yosemite area [Please see Comments for this correction], from a thousand li away. So, you’re oll korrect on that score, artiste de graffiti.

But IMO, the arrow points in the wrong direction. ‘Cause the Ladies Room doorway you can see there has toilets filled with the very same drinking water.

So yeah, SFPUC, the chairs you sit on up there above Civic Center are sustainable or whatever, and that, somehow, helped your new building become Platinum Leed certified or whatever, but what about your actual operations, man? Oh, you inherited a big chunk of flooded Yosemite and that’s the way you like it and you’ll fight to maintain your Way Of Life for as long as possible and that’s part of the reason why the “World Capital of Innovation” can’t worry about recycling any water at all? OK fine. Hey, SFGov, how about the water you spray on the street from the street sweepers? Oh, that’s drinking water so pure that you don’t need to filter it as well, huh? OK fine.

*Does the jogger have a white shirt with golden (red) hair or a blue shirt with black hair? Well, actually, my camera chose to give her white shirt a blue tinge, which I hastily fixed with one click. Anyway, when you do this kind of thing, everything in the background in direct sunlight goes to heck, but that’s white balance for you. In mitigation, the colors you see on the right side should be pretty much spot-on.

**IDK, that could be its name, who knows. Willie Brown will go to his grave having failed at having SFO and/or long long 3rd Street named after him, after decades of effort. (I think he eventually got an airport terminal or something.) But Gavin has a long road ahead of him afore the NAAWP or some other org will become the front organization for naming anything of significance after GCN.

Rolling in Her Six Four – A Mercury Comet Coupe – Living the Dream on Masonic Avenue

March 4th, 2015

You’re in good shape, Baby.

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Proper!

Keep up the good work.

News Flash for the SFMTA: The Billion Dollar Per Mile Subway to No Where in Chinatown is In No Way a “Success”

March 4th, 2015

Here you go, here’s our SFMTA boasting about America’s worst sub-two-mile pork barrel project, calling it a “success” even before it’s finished.

Oh, here you go, SFMTA, here’s the Gravina Island Highway up in Alaska. Would you call it a “success” as well?

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You see, the people building this pork barrel road to nowhere (that will never ever be used by anybody ever) also had a build schedule to meet.

But is it, was it a “success,” do you think, SFMTA bloggers?

In some ways it’s worse than our Central Subway, but in other ways it’s better.

Isn’t that sad, SFMTA?

Rewriting a MUNI Bus Ad: Why “BIG SODA, STOP TARGETING ME” Sounds Weak

March 4th, 2015

It should be “BIG SODA, STOP TARGETING _US_,” right?

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I mean, right?

And what regular kid uses a “framing” term like “BIG SODA?” (Except, you know, kids funded with money from BIG GOVERNMENT, right?)

I mean, throw me a bone here, people!

It’s like saying, BIG SODA, EMPOWER ME. It’s weak weak weak is what I’m saying.

I’ll expect to see this edit on the road in two weeks.

Make It So.

Sadly, This is the Best Photo I’ve Ever Taken of Any of the New Red Pandas at Our San Francisco Zoo

March 4th, 2015

I think it has to do with the lighting, or something.

All the deets

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BTW, Spring Zoo Camp is coming March 30th to our SF Zoo.

And then the summer one starts on June 1, 2015, and so on…