Archive for September, 2015

Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay During Our Great Drought – The Bay Looks Tough To Get In And Out Of These Days

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Here’s a snapshot from last year

…and here’s a snapshot from this year:

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Cashing In on Paul Walker

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

More trouble for VW.

And yet he’s still making more money than you:

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This case is similar to those against Asiana and Boeing for Flight 214, in that seat belt design might have played a very small role. Perhaps these seat belts could have been designed better, I don’t know. Perhaps we’ll find out after trial or, more likely, this case will settle for a couple million and we’ll never hear about it again…

The Big Wheel Bike Craze Goes Mainstream: Bicycles with 4″ Fat Tires Available at City Target West

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Or online:

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Choose wisely

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Nevertheles, I’ll continue recommending the Marin Bikes Factory Sto

Look Who’s Patrolling Masonic for 25 MPH+ Speeders Now: It’s the UCSF Police Squad

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

One assumes the car was headed up to UC’s Laurel Heights propertah via Masonic, and since you’re here anyway, might as well issue a few citations along the way:

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Million-Dollar Housing in the Richmond District: French Vanilla, Strawberry, Vanilla, Pistachio

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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Largish boxes in The Sand Waste,
Largish boxes made of ticky tacky,
Largish boxes on the sand dunes,
Largish boxes all the same.
There’s a yellow one and a pink one
And a white one and a green one,
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.

The Lyftiest Lyft Car to Ever Lyft in Frisco

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Complete with external mustache, natch.

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Forty-Six Wild Cherry-Masked Conure Parakeet Parrot Birds Commuting Home to the Northeast

Monday, September 28th, 2015

For some reason dese boids live in Frisco’s northeast but then commute southwest for feeding on a daily basis.

So in the morning, you see them over the Western Addition going southwest and then in the evening, you see them heading back northwest, as here over the Golden Gate Park Panhandle:

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I haven’t ever seen this many in one flight outside of the Coit Tower / Financial District area.

I went looking for them about a decade ago – this was the view from the Filbert Steps:


It seems there are more birds now, but they’re not hanging out in one big flock anymore. That’s my impression anyway.

Just recently, I saw about ten crows chasing four red-green conures over the Panhandle – I’ve never seen that before either.

Look to the Skies for Signs and Wonders.

Don’t Settle for Any Kind of Baseball Bat, Demand “GENUINE PLASTIC” – And Specify the “PRO MODEL”

Monday, September 28th, 2015

‘Cause, you know, that’s what the wiffle ball professionals use and, of course, we all want to be just like them:

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As seen at a local City Target, now with gender neutral pegboard displays, as you can see…

The Horrible Pedestrians of San Francisco, Airbnb Edition, Western Addition

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Here’s an interesting contrast. The local is jaywalking on the far side of the intersection, and he’s made it most of the way across, and plus he’s running.

Compare that with the Airbnb-type tourists, who, in this case, were on the near side of the intersection, and had not made it most of the way across when their light turned red and, of course, were not running:

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Oh well.