Archive for September 8th, 2017

Presenting the Ford Motor Company GoBike, Gold Edition

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Finally, a rental bike what doesn’t advertise FoMoCo:

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Taggers Beset McKinley Statue in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, Just After Its Big Fix-It Job

Friday, September 8th, 2017

These steps were fenced off for a couple months over the summer – here’s what it looks like now:

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Things get expensive and complicated what with sacrificial anti-graffiti coatings and whatnot.

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Real estate interests in the area thought they had a solution by proposing a big-ass fence to keep the hippies off of the steps, and I’m srsly…

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…this was a real proposal and this image was the mock-up they created, but the fence idea didn’t fly.

On It Goes…

Old Mercedes Benzes Never Die, They Just End Up Getting Dissected by George Washington High Students – Auto Shop Class Lives!

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Never thought I’d see this – old Mercedes Benz cars parked on the lawn out in front of Geo Wash High in the Outer Richmond, with a grease paint obituary written on the windshield:

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Is Auto Shop Class a thing for high schoolers in 2017? Hell to the yes.

I took shop in high school, but that was then and this is now. Generally, guys took shop and gals took typing, or home ec., I think, but there were exceptions. (I should have taken typing instead oh well.)

(What’s sad is that yes, you can keep an old Benz on the road, but it’ll cost you. Imagine if the owners of these rides had opted for something like a 1990 Lexus LS400 – they would have saved money up front and down the road. Oh well.)

Anyway, I says to myself, I says does GW offer shop, and guess what, it does.

These cars have lived, they are dying, but, like Nux, they will live again, in the memories of today’s teens.

TMYK…

OMG: “Trumpcast Live in San Francisco” – SLATE’s DJT-Obsessed Podcast Records Show at Nourse Theatre Nov 14th – $15 and Up

Friday, September 8th, 2017

[“The Golden City?” What the…? You can say Frisco, I’m srsly. Here’s the latest scholarship, as of 2017:

SFGate predicted awhile ago that the young and hip would revive it. Joe Eskenazi wrote for SF Weekly that it’s mostly old white people who don’t like it. And Buzzfeed launched a “Call It Frisco” campaign last year.]

All the deets

“Trumpcast Live in San Francisco

Purchase Tickets

7:30 PM

Nourse Theater San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, November 14, 2017   7:30 PM
Nourse Theater – San Francisco

Slate‘s Trumpcast will be making its way to the Golden City for its first-ever live show in San Francisco! Join chairman of The Slate Group Jacob Weisberg, Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie, and author Virginia Heffernan for a Trump administration news roundup with frank and fun commentary on the most pressing topics of the week. Peabody- and Emmy-winning host of Reveal, Al Letson will be there to discuss his work. And enjoy a special live appearance from Trumpcast’s Trump impersonator extraordinaire, John Di Domenico.

For a very limited number of fans, we will also host a pre-show cocktail hour with the hosts from 6–7 p.m. Those who purchase the ticket package will receive one complimentary drink with the hosts beforehand. The venue will be within a short walk of the live show, and an email with the location will go out to attendees two weeks prior.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the live show.”