Archive for October, 2016

Whoo Boy: Scott Wiener Boosters are all, “Jane Kim Will Go Against Chinese Values”

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Here you go, two recent political fliers:


A couple randoms on a flier say that Jane Kim doesn’t share their values, for better or worse, so fine whatever. That’s the English part.

But what about the Chinese part?


“Jane Kim will go against Chinese values”

See the difference there?

Now I thought I could just drag this image into Google Translate for a second opinion but that don’t work. What do work, sort of, is simply pointing your phone at the Chinese characters, and then you get a translation like this:


And then the Google gives you a kind of summary.


Suffice to say, wouldn’t Scott Wiener want to disavow this kind of thing?

Here are the New and Improved Safe Hit Posts at the Start of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park

Monday, October 31st, 2016

And here’s the SFMTA’s official defense.


Anyway, the innocuous posts have been replaced, officially. The average driver would typically infringe upon the neutral zone at the very least and that’s not the case anymore…

Parking on the Lawn, Frisco-Style

Monday, October 31st, 2016


My Bitchin’ Photo of the Golden Gate Bridge RUINED by Yet Another Drone – ARRGHH! –

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Ah, just kidding – IRL, the world has enough GGB shots already.

But here it is, a (surprisingly inexpensive) DJI Phantom 1 buzzing over Frisco:


I’m thinking this is just a phase…

Do You Have to Have a Front License Plate for Your Car? YES – But Does UBER Have to for Its Cars? IDK

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Here’s a robot car in The Richmond:


And here’s what John Law has to say:

5200. (a) When two license plates are issued by the department for
use upon a vehicle, they shall be attached to the vehicle for which
they were issued, one in the front and the other in the rear.

I’m thinking there are reasons you’d especially want an FLP on Uber’s experimental cars, but maybe that’s just me…

Strong Biker, Golden Gate Park

Friday, October 28th, 2016

This could be you, someday:


Smashy Smashy: 8:00 AM Car Thief v. the Early Morning Golfers of Lincoln Park

Friday, October 28th, 2016

It wouldn’t even occur to me to contact the popo if somebody busted out the windows of my aging Toyota, oh well.


Anyway, these duffers parked their rides near 34th and Clement, played a round, and then came back to this:


For whatever reason, car break ins are up up up the past few years in Frisco…

FOG Rally, a Questionable Charity Event / Lifestyle

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Ferrari Owners Group Rally?


Speaking of which:

I was out on the 2013 FOG rally with a bunch of other cars,” recounts Kevin Enderby. “I came over this crest in the road and saw a line of cars stopped right on the other side. I got hard on the brakes but never found out if I could stop in time—the car behind me hit me and pushed me into the car in front. Then the car behind him hit him and pushed him into me, again, and that pushed me into the car in front, again.”

The RV Owners of SoMA Sure Seem to Have a Strong Interest in Bicycles, or Rather, Bicycle Parts

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Oh look, three in a row:


One wonders what’s inside these RVs:


Perhaps more bike parts?


Perhaps from one of your bikes, Gentle Reader…


This Cat Owns the Filbert Steps – Kitty is Quite the Commuter

Friday, October 28th, 2016