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“RACING FORMS” on Geary: Business Signs are Difficult to Erect in Frisco BUT ALSO Business Signs are Difficult to Take Down in Frisco

Monday, March 27th, 2017

When was the last time somebody went into Martell’s Liquors on Geary way out in the Middle Richmond to buy, what, a printout of race horse statistics updated daily?

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I’m guessing the 1980’s.

Where would you place your bet? San Mateo County? Alameda County?

Was this a big business?

Signed/ CONFUSED IN FRISCO

The Bay Area has “AMERICA’S #1 RANKED UNIVERSITY*” – It’s GGU – But (*FOR ADULT LEARNERS)

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

IDK, man. I’m still trying to wrap my head around this one:

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But Stanfurd and Cal, don’t they have “adult learners” too?

(Get me rewrite.)

POSEY is Everywhere

Monday, February 27th, 2017

As seen in the Twitterloin:

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Pwned: The Sunny State of Arizona (“72 Degrees AND SUNNY”) vs. Frisco’s Richmond (52 Degrees AND FOGGY) District

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

These are fighting words out on the west side:

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News Box or an Ad for a Personal Injury Attorney? – “THIS IS A HIGH INJURY STREET FOR PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS”

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

You know, if all streets are high injury streets, then none are…

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China’s THE GREAT WALL Film is 60% White Dudes, Apparently – Don’t Miss MATT DAMON

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

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Say Good-Bye to This Giant YAHOO! Billboard – It’s the Last One You’ll Ever See

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

It used to be famous.

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Frank Chu and His Signs, December 2016

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Frank ran into some trouble back in the 1980’s but I’ve never had any issues with him, after hundreds of encounters at area events over the decades.

If I had to guess, SHEPARD is for astronaut Alan Shepard and AIRCRAFT CARRIERS is a reference to the Russian-built Admiral Kuznetsov / Varyag / Liaoning and the like. I mean they’re sort of like aircraft carriers:

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Expensify is paying the bills these days:

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This guy from Quiznos sandwiches cut an ad deal with Frank a long time ago, and that put then-unknown Quiznos on the map, or so the story goes.

Leaving you with this – here he is from a decade back at the final Castro Halloween, when he encountered some dude dressed as Frank Chu. (And later that night, a kid from the projects shot nine people on Market near Noe and that was the end of Halloween in the Castro.)

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This has been Frank Chu and His Signs, December 2016.

 

Timeless Icons of the I-80: MILK FARM, Dixon, CA

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

It doesn’t get any more iconic than this

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Santa Has a Problem, and Our SFMTA is an Enabler – “Coca Cola,Taste the Feeling” – “MUNI [Not So] RAPID, MUNI [Not So] RAPID”

Monday, November 21st, 2016

It really was a sugar tax, wasn’t it, Santa?

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