Archive for March, 2011

Tagger Paradise: Four Huge Canvasses for the Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo of Our Day

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

What would _you_ paint on these four trucks?

Which colors would you use, which techniques?

So many choices!

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How Close is Too Close to the Golden Gate Bridge for Those Tourist Helicopter Rides? This Close

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

I don’t know, one of these days…

The nice thing is that these choppers all have inflatable floats for those times when the engine conks out and all aboard autorotate down to a (hopefully) soft landing on a (hopefully) placid bay. The Coast Guard throws you a line and then your bird gets towed to Sausalito…

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Anyway, I don’t approve. This chopper pilot, for one, was too close to the GGB on this day, IMO

The Best Part of a Dreaded Sunny Day is Feeling the Cool, Cool Water of RPD’s Panhandle Bike Path Sprinklers

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

These jets of water pop up whenever and wherever, aimed right at the cyclists and peds on the Panhandle Bike Path.

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Thanks, RPD!

Gaza Live Photo Shoot in Civic Center: Strike a Pose, Stop the U.S.-Israeli Genocide

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Say cheese:

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Orange, Blue, Green, White: OMG, Those Colorful, Iconic “Public Bikes” are All Over the Bay Area These Days

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

But act today, ’cause prices of those colorful Public Bikes go up tomorrow, April 1, 2011, no fooling.

Anyway, prices start at $495…

Orange, Blue, Green, White, AFAIAC:

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Remembering Burger King’s “BK Quad Stacker” – The Aughts Were a Heck of a Decade

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Actually, never had a BK Stacker myself, but I ‘member this garbage bin cover/poster from a few years back anyway.

Understand that the Quad is an off-menu item at best these days, oh well.

But we’ll have our memries, won’t we?

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(And those memories are probably a lot better than the reality, based upon this photo of a real-life Quad Stacker from back in the day. Oh well)

SoMA NIMBY Jeanmarie Guenot vs. Teh Internets: Did the Amoeba Music Blog Pull a Post About Noise and Nightclubs?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Appears as if the blog at Amoeba Music, the AMOEBLOG, pulled a recent post over fear of a defamation lawsuit. But, as always, You Make The Call.

Here’s the story straight, straight from the MSM’s Brent Begin. Now, here’s the back-and-forth between somebody, some random or somebody’s proxy and Kevin Montgomery at the Uptown Almanac. And here’s the cache of a post at AMOEBLOG:

Could it be that Amoeba is ascared of getting sued?


Should Amoeba have been scared?

Can’t tell. Not sure what’s wrong with the post they put up.

Oh well.

Anyway, that’s something to ponder as you listen to Song A Day #815: Jeanmarie Guenot and Her Quest To Kill SF Nightlife from Jonathan Mann

They Rank Bay Area Hospitals, Don’t They? Yes, U.S. News Does That Now – UCSF Tops the List for 2011

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Well here’s the debut list from U.S. News (and World Report):

Of all 44 hospitals in the San Francisco, California metropolitan area, the 14 listed below are the top-ranking. This metro area, also called the Bay Area, includes Oakland and Fremont.

1. UCSF Medical Center — San Francisco, CA
2. John Muir Medical Center — Walnut Creek, CA
3. California Pacific Medical Center — San Francisco, CA
4. John Muir Medical Center — Concord, CA
5. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center — Berkeley, CA
5. Seton Medical Center — Daly City, CA
7. Kaiser Foundation Hospital — Antioch, CA
7. Kaiser Foundation Hospital — Walnut Creek, CA
7. Kaiser Foundation Hospital — Oakland, CA
7. Kaiser Permanente San Francisco — San Francisco, CA
7. Mills-Peninsula Health Services — Burlingame, CA
7. San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center — San Francisco, CA
7. Sequoia Hospital — Redwood City, CA
7. Washington Hospital — Fremont, CA

Click on over for all the deets. They look like this:

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And UCSF Benioff Children”s Hospital is tops in its field in the Bay Area.

This whole thing is a national deal with many more urban areas covered, including:




PhoenixPittsburghRiversideSan Diego,

SeattleSt. LouisTampaWashington DC

And you people down in San Joser haven’t been left out – you all have your own list. It’s topped by Stanford Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and the Regional Medical Center of San Jose. South Bay in the hiz-ouse.

Anyway, read what UCSF has to say about all this, after the jump


One Thing’s for Sure: The SFPD Bomb Squad Sure Has One Bad-Ass Logo, That’s for Sure

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

When giant bald eagles attack the Golden Gate Bridge with lit sticks of TNT, the San Francisco Police Department Bomb Squad will be there:

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Bon courage, SFPD Bomb Squad!

Once more into the breach:

Putting the military back into para-military:

Big Brown Bag, Big Plastic Bag: Thank Gaia for the Shoppers of Union Square – They Keep San Francisco Running

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

They come here, empty their pockets, and leave. Day after day, year after year.

Bon courage, Shoppers of Union Square!

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