Paging Mr. Herman: A Fully Operational James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27

October 25th, 2016

The newish James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27 – it was either this or another Pier 39-type operation. Anyway, this is the first I’ve ever really seen this glassy building up there in the Tourist District.  I doubt I’ll ever go there myself:


And here’s Ruby Princess berthed at Pier 27 in front of Frisco’s third big bridge, the Richmond-San Rafael. That’s Red Rock Island in the middle there. It’s for sale. It’s always for sale:


And on the left is the JC, which is shut down now, but will open again, they say.

It’s always opening soon…

KPIX Solves Global Warming – I’ve Never Seen This – Idle Idle Idle All the Live-Long Day

October 25th, 2016

How on Earth does this help?


This truck was parked right outside of Black Rock Battery, so couldn’t it use shore-side power ala the Port of Frisco?

SFMTA Goes Falun Gong – What Would Rose Pak Think of This?

October 25th, 2016



Beach Horse, Mountain Horse, Marin County

October 24th, 2016

Up, up, up – this critter is the SUV of Horses:




Never seen this…

Frisco’s Tallest Bike – HAPPY SUKKOT from Chabad of Cole Valley

October 24th, 2016



Is This an Ad Against Frisco’s Proposed Soda Tax? – Check Out La Mission Market en la Mision

October 24th, 2016

Is this Coke ad / store sign new?


Sure looks like it.

I guess Pepsi and Coke know they’re a gonna lose on the “grocery tax” issue next month, but they just want the margin to be as low as possible?

Falun Gong Takes Over Frisco with Large Rallies at U. N. Plaza and a Parade Over the Golden Gate Bridge

October 24th, 2016

At least that’s where I saw all these people this past weekend.

This was Saturday:




Something about SOS and human organ harvesting in the People’s Republic of China, and other things as well I’m sure. Here’s Sunday on the GGB:




On It Goes…

Twitterloin? TWITTERLOIN! – This Mural Proves It

October 24th, 2016

So this is Twitter mural in the ‘Loin, so that gives us The Twitterloin, a phrase endorsed by our East Coast Media Elites:


Ironically, a good portion of the Tworkforce at the Twitter would have prefered being HQ’ed down in nearby Brisbane, CA.

Ironically, Twitter would’ve have moved into that building at 10th and Market anyway, without any enterprise zone tax incentives.


YOU LOOK GOOD: MUNI Police Thought Bubble

October 21st, 2016

This is how our SFMTA does things:


For better or worse…

I See This Flight Every Day – Hawaiian 11 SFO-HNL – Everybody’s Going to Hawaii But Me

October 21st, 2016

Look for this Airbus 330 just after 9:00 AM, over the Financh, heading west with a little south thrown in – that’s what you can see lately:


Now back in the day, people told me, “Don’t fly Hawaiian.” But geez, zero passenger deaths over the years and decades. Hawaiian is a winner airline and this jet, an Airbus 330-200 widebody, is a winner aircraft – better all around than any stretched-out Boeing 757 narrowbody that, say United, might choose to get you to the 808 State…