Archive for August 26th, 2009

Does Mayor Newsom’s SUV Have an Engine Larger than Those in the Old CultureBuses?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Yes. Mayor Gavin Newsom‘s official vehicle (or one of the official vehicles, anyway) has an engine with a larger displacement and more power than those in the Culturebuses that used to roam the City.

Here’s the famous SUV, recently seen parked in a bike lane near Golden Gate Park. Note the T.V. antenna (maybe it’s used for other things, but fundamentally, it’s a TV antenna) on top:

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And here’s one of the huge CultureBuses, from a time before the whole program got cancelled:

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Does the mayor of San Jose, a nearby town with (unlike S.F.) more than a million people, have a “Mobile Command Vehicle” too? Mmmm.

Oh well.

Your Baldessari of the Day, #1: Animal (Black) at Ocean: Agitated

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The Baldessari exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum continues on through November 8th, 2009. This show is called “John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

Here’s Animal (Black) at Ocean: Agitated

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You like it?

And here’s tall, tall John Baldessari himself, on last month’s walk-through with aforementioned art patron Jordon Schnitzer himself:

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This concludes Your Baldessari of the Day.