Archive for the ‘cars’ Category

“OOOOH, Barracuda” – A Classic Plymouth with HEART- Mopar Madness in Golden Gate Park

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Sing along: Barracuda.

I think this is it – this is the best license plate / car combo I’ve ever seen:

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Know your Plymouth ‘Cudas.

Ooooh, street cred, sort of:

“In 2009, it was named the 34th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.”

Catalyst

“Ann Wilson revealed in interviews that the song was about Heart’s anger towards Mushroom Records’ attempted publicity stunt involving her and her sister Nancy Wilson in a made-up incestuous affair. The song particularly focuses on Ann’s rage towards a man who came up to her after a concert asking how her “lover” was. She initially thought he was talking about her boyfriend, band manager Michael Fisher. After he revealed he was talking about her sister Nancy, Ann became angry and went back to her hotel room to write the original lyrics of the song.”

And if the real thing don’t do the trick
You better make up something quick
You gonna burn, burn, burn, burn, burn to the wick
Ooooh, barracuda
Oh, yeah

“NO SCRPT” License Plate – A Techie or a Creative? These Days You Just Can’t Tell

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Browser protection advocacy or improv promotion:

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In this town in 2015, I could go either way…

Classic Ford Falcon Convertible: Living the California Dream in Foggy Frisco

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Seatbelts optional – hooray!

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Ranger in Golden Gate Park Takes a Dim View of This Kind of Creative Parking Job

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

I think this one will run the owner more than the ticket for “parking on the grass,” which will only cost you $22 these days.

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Anyway, this approach to parking is unique

“CAR FREE” & “CAR SHARE” – What SFGov _Really_ Means When It Uses These Terms – One Weird Trick!

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Here you go – “CAR-FREE,” as seen at the western end of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park:

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Is being without a car a good thing? IDK. The neutral approach would be something like NO CARS, or NO CAR DAY or NO CARS DAY. We should think about a befuddled foreigner in a rental car – what should be our message to him/her? Here’s how other cities do it, you know, in a politics-free manner:

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See how that works? Yeah, JFK is a road through GGP, and yeah, people have been driving cars on it for well-nigh more than a century, but today is different. Today, this particular day, cars are banned. It’s NO CARS DAY. That’s the message you want to send, IMO. How about instructing these poor souls to USE FULTON OR LINCOLN instead? I mean we know they want to go west, so why not ease their befuddlement? Moving on…

To this – “CAR SHARE.” Did you know that “the sharing economy isn’t about sharing at all?” Let’s check the Harvard Business Review:

“When ‘sharing’ is market-mediated — when a company is an intermediary between consumers who don’t know each other — it is no longer sharing at all.”

So “car share” should be rental car or rent-a-car or car hire or something like that. Just anything but this:

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Now why should SFGov favor one rental car company over another, why it should actively be promoting the so-called “sharing economy” is a mystery to me, but oh well.

Oh, here’s something, from Gerry Shih of Reuters:

Conway and Lee have an exceptionally close relationship.”

That’s appointed Mayor Ed Lee and longtime Republican Ron Conway.

Perhaps whoever ordered these stencils was trying to please Ron Conway…

DMV’s New Black and Yellow License Plates Now Being Seen in the Wild – Not All That Old Timey-Looking

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

As here:

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Frankly, I don’t see the appeal…

OBAMA Spotted on the Streets of San Francisco

Friday, July 10th, 2015

See?

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The Oldest Jaguar I’ve Ever Seen Towed About Frisco

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Usually, they’re new ones I see on flatbeds

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Oh Jaguar, will you ever win?

The Left Turns of Fell Street – This SFMTA Design Expects Too Much from Drivers Entering Our World-Famous DMV

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

IMO.

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What makes this set-up better than the SFMTA’s failed attempt at Octavia “Boulevard” and Market is that this is an uphill stretch with lower speeds.

Perhaps the thinking is that this DMV building is not long for the world…

Baller: Purple Heart 47

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

As seen headed to Haight-Ashbury, with a special lady friend.

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Stay thirsty, my friends