It Begins: SFMTA Rolls Over Irate Neighbors, Installs Corporate Shuttle Bus Depot on Fell Near Masonic

May 24th, 2016

Here’s the background and here’s what the first day of terminal operation looked like yesterday:

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I didn’t see it in operation, but I did see a Nest* (wherever that is) Bus heading away from this area this AM so maybe this 116 feet will be a nest for Nest, and others. Who uses this terminal is a secret, kept by our incompetent SFMTA, for some reason.

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I think all these pissed-off people would have needed the relevant city Supervisor to go to bat for them against the SFMTA. I suppose that didn’t happen.

(I’ll tell you, one block away on Hayes, there’s a bus stop for the #21 what’s nine (9) seconds away from another bus stop for the same line. Our weak-willed SFMTA wanted to get rid of one of the stops but a while back but a local bidness owner hired on craigslist to get a “grass-roots” campaign going to sway our swayable Supervisor London Breed. So that’s democracy in action, or not, depending on how you look at it.)

Anyway, the signs say that all this will expire on May 27th, 2016, so we’ll just have to wait and see what the SFMTA wants to do next. Perhaps they’ll install permanent signs soon, IDK…

*Yeah, I need me an expensive Nest thermostat for my 100 year old radiators – I’m sure that would work out real good.

Word on the Street: “MISSING (NOT STOLEN) – CASH REWARD” – This Sign is All Over The Place

May 24th, 2016

If I had stolen this bike, seeing all these signs everywhere just might be enough to motivate me to collect my reward.

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Lotta’s Fountain Entombed

May 24th, 2016

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Nobody checked with me on this.

Anyway, somebody climbed up there a few days ago, you know, naked.

And here’s how things looked back in the day:

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What’ll happen next at San Francisco Designated Landmark #73?

Stealth Cruiser: This Aging Toyota Must Be Invisible on Radar – A Very Bumpy Car

May 23rd, 2016

See?

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Eilifint Bhan: Famous HIBERNIA BANK White Elephant Still Milky, Elephantine – “ENTIRE BUILDING FOR LEASE”

May 23rd, 2016

IDK, man. I’m not the designated¬†cheerleader for the Twitterloin, so I’ll not be waving my pom-poms yet for this latest sign of the long-promised “rebirth” of the Tenderloin.

Anyway, it sat empty before and it’s sitting empty now. See?

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It would have been a lot better to have had this beast ready to rent back in 2013, you know, due to the hubris. But who will rent this place in 2016?

We’ll see…

Here’s What Happens When You Advertise on an SFMTA / MUNI Bus Stop Ad – Poor SHINOLA Detroit!

May 23rd, 2016

This kind of thing, as seen recently on the windswept Geary Transit Corridor…

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…has precedents:

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You know what I think? I think that sometimes companies pay money to Clear Channel Outdoor so that it will send part of that money to out sad-sack SFMTA and then maybe SFGov / the SFMTA will then look kindlier upon said generous companies. So it’s kind of more like a bribe / kickback / apology than a pure, earnest attempt at advertising.

I could cite examples…

The Third Largest Brand of Alcoholic Spirits in the World is CRAFTED WITH LOVE in a Village? Absolutely Not!

May 20th, 2016

I think they’re in it for the money is what I think

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How to Safely Make Your Way About Our Troubled Twitterloin: Getting Towed by a Pit Bill

May 20th, 2016

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Who Owns the Streets of San Francisco? This Cleaning Company from Burlingame, Apparently – “CCSI” v. Telstar Logistics

May 20th, 2016

Here you go – look who’s parking on busy Fulton, smack dab in the middle of the street:

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It’s CCSI, whatever that is. Oh, it’s a cleaning company out of Burlingame? So what gives them the right to park illegally? Is it the orange cones? Or it’s just some technique developed over the years, ala Telstar Logistics?

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Hey, is this kosher?

IDTS.

But it looks like illegal parking is a part of CCSI’s bidness model:

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And the kicker? Ohio plates on the back of the truck.

That’s the kicker.

And at the end of the day, CCSI execs count their fat stacks and laugh at poor poor Ed Reiskin…

When Piloting Your Giant, Electric-Powered SUV Skateboard About Frisco, Be Sure to Stop to Etch Your Name in Wet Sidewalk Concrete

May 19th, 2016

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Thusly:

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