Poor little feller:
Archive for the ‘media’ Category
You Know, the San Francisco Chronicle Has Always Been a Middle-Of-The-Road Publication – This is a Parked Delivery TruckTuesday, July 12th, 2016
So, if you park on the double yellow line, it’s OK?
I remember when they used to use big trucks, like this one driven by William Randolph Hearst III in an Examiner ad from back in the day.
Anyway, the driver stops in the middle of McAllister, drops off his load, and then idly chitchats with bodega operators while his minitrucks idles – this makes the block look like a crime scene, if only temporarily.
This is How We Live Now, in 2016…
Here Comes The Judge, the Taurus Judge, a Five-Shot Revolver Banned in CA But Promoted in Frisco – An “Everyday Gun”Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
On newsstands now, ‘neath pop star! and look chic!
(And look, this isn’t a very special weapon for her, it’s just an “EVERYDAY GUN.”)
You’d think the hand model would have a finger or two on the trigger, but no, for some reason.
Now don’t try buying one in California as it’s considered a sawed-off shotgun:
“Though Taurus deliberately designed the Judge to fire shotshells, the Judge does not qualify as a “short-barreled shotgun” under the National Firearms Act of 1934 as its rifled barrel makes it a regular handgun. However, the Judge is considered a short-barreled shotgun under California state law, which has a broader definition of “short-barreled shotgun,” and the Judge is thus illegal to possess in that state.“
Anyway, this was quite an arresting image as I passed by the magazine rack…
Did a “Rogue Wave” Overturn SFFD Marina District’s Rescue Boat? CERTAINLY NOT – How About a Sneaker, Sleeper or Set Wave Instead?Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
“There has been speculation among officials that the boat capsized due to a large, rogue wave, although the matter is still under investigation.”
Non, non, non!
“Rogue waves (also known as freak waves, monster waves, episodic waves, killer waves, extreme waves, and abnormal waves) are large and spontaneous surface waves that occur far out in open water, and can be extremely dangerous, even to large ships such as ocean liners.”
Ocean Beach aint in open water, right?
So SFGov spokesmodels should pick a different adjective.
How about sneaker wave? You know, the kind that sneak up on the unwary. Or sleeper wave, for the sleepyheaded mariner. Or set wave, if you’re a surfer.
Speaking of which, take a look:
I suppose, if you don’t know what you’re doing, then you could try to pass the buck by calling this a rogue wave (or an Act of God). But that would just go to show that you didn’t know what you’re doing.
Oh here we go, CNN does my job for me here.
How common was the wave what overturned our rescue boat? Was it a once in a day wave, or a once every ten years wave? IDK. But it certainly wasn’t a rogue wave.
If only we had a highly trained branch of the US military stationed nearby, standing by to help people in the water…
Semper Paratus, Gentle Reader
CWNEVIUS IS ALWAYS WRONG, 1 OF 1: “Clever Legal Maneuver” Against Penniless Tagger Cozy Terry has Cost Us $149K in Fees, So FarFriday, March 18th, 2016
Here’s CWNevius in 2015:
“In an innovative and clever legal maneuver, the city attorney’s office is asking the courts to treat the city like any other property owner and allow it to sue for damages to pay for graffiti cleanup.”
And that process ended up with a six-figure judgment, mostly for attorney fees that we spent in order to get the six figure judgment:
The problem with this that graffiti tagger Terry Cozy is never going to pay us back for all the attorney fees, obviously not before the now-passed February 2016 “deadline” but, equally obviously, not after either.
The amount of effort spent to collect on this uncollectable person is astounding. Check for yourself here. How about $149K in attorney fees, so far, as of January 2016, creating documents such as this:
So this declaration proves up that the San Francisco Examiner had to pay $100-something to repair a graffiti’ed ‘Xam newsbox. Man, this looks like a lot of work, on a fruitless task. JMO.
Anyway, here’s where Nevius was wrong with his mindless cheerleading:
This kind of action isn’t “innovative” since it’s been done in the past. Let’s check back on the case of Carlos Rivera from a decade ago, back when SFGov was only half as big. It’s the exact same same approach – let’s sock it to these taggers with a huge judgment, that will show them! Or, in the words of Chuck: “Put that in your spray can.”
This kind of action isn’t necessarily “clever” since we’re spending a ton of money to run up the score on a defendant who’s never going to pay us back five figures, much less six figures. Does this make sense? $66,167.64 of PRINCIPAL but with $149,067.00 in ATTORNEY FEES?
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New Podcast from KALW: “THE INTERSECTION is a six-episode portrait of one Tenderloin corner: Golden Gate Avenue & Leavenworth Street”Thursday, January 14th, 2016
Edited for spoiler removal:
“HELLO, welcome to THE INTERSECTION. The new podcast from KALW, which explores change in the Bay Area, launches today.
Season 1 of THE INTERSECTION is a six-episode portrait of one Tenderloin corner: Golden Gate Avenue & Leavenworth Street. SF’s poorest neighborhood has a reputation for crime, drugs and poverty, but it actually has the city’s highest density of kids, seniors and the unhoused.
Listen to the first episode about being homeless and finding a home in the tightest real estate markets in the country.
It’s Come To This: An Article in the New York Times “PAID FOR AND POSTED BY MTV” – Shannara Chronicles What?Monday, January 4th, 2016
I suppose that if you’re going to do this kind of thing…
…then this is the way to do it, with a nice disclaimer up top.
What will we see tomorrow? Will it be “The New York Times PAID FOR AND POSTED BY DONALD TRUMP?”
Welcome to 2016…
Now look at them yo-yo’s, that’s the way you do it
You place content from the MTV
That ain’t workin’, that’s the way you do it
Money for nothin’ and clicks for free
“Journalism, as a public good, exists to serve a multitude of purposes, one of which is to be a mode of recording and documenting both the major and minute of our world and to comment on the expansion and changes of the developing societal fabric.
SFBay holds this journalistic tenet at its core. As such, a change is coming.
To faithful SFBay readers, I’m elated to announce the birth of the Culture and Arts section of this news organization, with yours truly at the helm.”