Archive for March, 2014

A Video Visit to NoPA! – The Gannett Bold Italic Plus General Motors Equals WTF – Selling $4 Toast to Tourists

Monday, March 31st, 2014

So let’s see here, for whom is this video?

Is it for tourists and people who lived in town for less than three weeks? Well, it has something to do with the Gannett Co. Inc The Bold Italic so the answer’s gotta be YES.

We’re selling Chevys here so that’s why the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid is featured so heavily of course, but who drives the one block from Alamo Square to the touristy part of Divisadero? Is this real life?

Oh, and here are two relevant  terms I happened to have learned in this particular decade, so they’re kind of new terms for things that have been around for a while:

1. Vocal Fry Register

2. Upper Thigh Gap (“Hey, stand in front of this white thing for contrast, or better yet, let’s put this white card right here, you know, temporarily, for contrast.” Is that how this worked?)

Hey Gannett, when are you going to make money in San Francisco, you know, to generate taxes to pay back the losses you’ve claimed on your ridiculous venture?

Just asking, corporate overlords.

Instead of doing this crap, why not do something real? This video shows why you’re a joke, The Bold Italic

Twitter Gets Unwelcomed to the Twitterloin by Kahn & Keville, a Beloved Local Garage

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Via Brian Rinker:

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You know Twitter, it’s not too late to pay your taxes under the rules signed into law by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2004. You know, just put it into SFGov’s General Fund where it belonged in the first place. How much are we talking about here, a $100,000,000 or so? I mean, you left a lot more than that on the table during your recent IPO, right? And then you could amend your federal returns and then you wouldn’t get so much static from the locals. And then you could also do your little charity efforts, you know, in addition to paying your fucking taxes* like everybody else.


*I’m sorry, unpaid Twaxes.

I Don’t Know Why We Spent Money on This Horrible “Never The Same” Video from the San Francisco Travel Association

Monday, March 31st, 2014

It’s as if tax and fee payers are just giving money to  SF Travel so they can enjoy blowing it doing ineffectual  things.

Where’s the oversight here?

Why don’t we stop giving it money?

And hey, how much did this video cost per viewer?

The Steep Price of Visiting

Wow, a Big Part of the New 8 Octavia Building Looks Like It’s a Prison

Friday, March 28th, 2014

As seen from Market Street:

Rutan Aircraft Safely Perched Atop Hiller Aviation Museum, Where It Can No Longer Pose Any Danger to Pilots

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Coder Stonehenge

Friday, March 28th, 2014

OMG OMG, Jerry Seinfeld Plays Santa Rosa! – May 16th, 2014 at WELLS FARGO CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Jerry? Jerry! I’m busting! I’m busting! 

All the deets:




FRIDAY, MAY 16 at 7pm & 10pm


“Santa Rosa, CA (March 27, 2014) – America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at theWells Fargo Center for the Arts (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa) on Friday, May 16 at 7 pm and 10 pm. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2014.   Tickets are available starting Friday, April 4 at 12 pm, online at, by phone at 707.546.3600 or at the ticket office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa.

About Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

A 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and events center, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular civic events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California’s top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 100 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving 30,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 1,000 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission – to enrich, educate, and entertain.

Casting for NBC Pilot “Exposed” – Re: Investigative Journalism – “Woman with Dreads” & “Tough-Looking Latinos”

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

 All the deets:

Castings – Looking for …

Young woman with dreads, Tough Looking Latinos 18 and over, Hmong Men & Women in their 60s for Paid Extra Work 4/1 – 4/3
for NBC Television Pilot Exposed. 4/1 Shoots in SF, 4/2-4/3 Shoot in VallejoBeau Bonneau Casting is casting paid extras for the pilot episode of a new NBC television show, “Exposed” about an investigative journalist that relies on questionable methods in order to expose the truth. Extras are needed 4/1 in SF and Wed 4/2 & Thurs 4/3 in Vallejo. We are immediately seeking the following types on the following dates:* 4/1 SF – Caucasian-appearing woman 18 – 20s with dreadlocks to portray a gutter punk type homeless girl. Will be featured in a coffee house scene with speaking actors, likely recognizable, no speaking lines. Approx report time 7AM.

* 4/2 & 4/3 Vallejo – Latino Men & Women 18 & over with strong emphasis on rough, tough Latinos 18-early 30s. Body and face tattoos, shaved heads, etc. are a huge plus, as well as 18 yr olds that can pass for younger teens. A small group of the 18-25 yr old men will be selected to work both days and be featured in scenes with the speaking actors, likely recognizable with no speaking lines. Additional Latino extras, both tough looking and general neighborhood types are needed 4/3 only. Approx report times each day 8AM or 9AM.

* 4/3 Vallejo – Hmong Man & Woman in their late 50s-60s to portray grieving grandparents in very small funeral scene with speaking actors. Likely recognizable, but no speaking lines. Approx report time 9AM or later for one scene, should be free all day, but may only be needed a partial day.

Hours/Rates: Shoots last up to 10-12 hrs per day. Exact start time is unknown until night before. Must be avail from morning to late evening without conflict and have your own transportation. If SAG-AFTRA member or cast as part of the core group working both days, rate is $148/8hrs plus overtime if applicable. If Non Union working 4/3 only, rate is $64/8hrs based on CA State min. wage $8.00/hr plus overtime at time and ½.

Employment: I-9 paperwork is filled out on set and extras must have the appropriate ID or you cannot be employed. U.S. Citizens must be able to present current U.S. Passport or valid Drivers License with either Social Security Card or Birth Certificate on set for employment. Non U.S. Citizens must have Permanent Resident/Green Card or Work Authorization from the Dept. of Homeland Security.

To Submit, email the following to ASAP:
* Subject line: role submitting for: Homeless 4/1, Latinos 4/2-4/3 or 4/3, Grandparents 4/3, Name, Approx Age, Cell, City you live in
* Height, Weight, Clothing Sizes
* Union Status (Non Union or SAG-AFTRA.) If Union, provide member #.
* Attach 2 new color snapshots or more (1 full-standing view & 1 close-up) from camera phone or digital camera facing camera. If submitting for tough Latino types, try to look the part and show your tattoos. No hats or sunglasses please.

Your photos will be shared with production. Pictures should be simple but clear. Beau Bonneau Casting will contact you if chosen for the shoot.

Beau Bonneau Casting

Word on the Street: Pick the Better Street Sign at Page and Divisadero – A Clear Winner

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Where I grewed up, they had at least four street name signs at every intersection.

But in SF, not so much. You gotta use other clues to determine location sometimes…

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Word on the Street, San Mateo-Style: “MUSK MUSK MUSK MUSK MUSK” – Elon Musk has a Rabid Fan?

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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Hey, how many junior Musks should you make with a baby mama before trading her away for a new model? I think the answer is five.