“SPECTACLES?” – Is That a Camera?

September 26th, 2016

So now there’s SPECTACLES from the Snapchat and there’s SPECTACLES in Union Square:

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A tad confusing for some ordinary consumers, non?

Gentleman Motorcyclists, Frisco

September 26th, 2016

This one is from a Sunday on Cathedral Hill, so one supposes this scene might have had something to do with a wedding:

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Let’s hope they got to the church on time…

[UPDATE: Oh they were participating in the 2016 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.]

SFGov’s Vaunted “Baldies” Revealed to be Mere Minions

September 23rd, 2016

Does our giant SFMTA/SFGov operate giant Navistar International trucks painted yellow? Apparently.

Anyway, here they are, the “baldies” of SFGov:

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Ancient Airliners Over Frisco – Engines Sound Like a Military Jet for Good Reason – A Gas Guzzler in the Sky

September 23rd, 2016

If I had to guess, I’d say this is an aging McDonnell Douglas MD-83 with ancient Pratt and Whitney JT8D low-bypass engines. But at first when I looked up to see what was making all the racket, I thought I’d see a military fighter:

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Man this thing was loud.

Hey, you can start your own airline too, why not? By buying obsolete jetliners for like $4 million or so. Sure, your fuel bill will be high, but so what, you can still make a bit of dough. You can call it something like [YOUR NAME] Air – yeah, that’s the ticket.

Your ego trip awaits, Gentle Reader…

Word from an Official SFMTA MUNI Bus: “Thank You, Israel, for Fighting Our Shared Enemies for Us”

September 23rd, 2016

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This one’s new. I’m seeing it all over town. It makes me think of transparent dangling carrots, I’m srsly. It gives me an earworm is what I’m saying.

Oh what’s that, SFMTA – you don’t really want to weigh in on the Mideast, but the money’s just too good to say no?

Imagine a future SFMTA with 10,000 employees, which will happen soon enough. Maybe at that point it will start issuing foreign policy papers.

But until then, this ad program will just have to do…

If You’re Serious About Low Profile Tires, Then This Setup is For You – Learning from Judge Lance Ito

September 22nd, 2016

Judge Lance regretted his dalliance with 25 series tires, so maybe you would too:

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As seen in the Western Addition:

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Wow

Market Street Update: Stripper at Crazy Horse Gentlemen’s Club Hearts Handguns?

September 22nd, 2016

980 Market as seen from Market:

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Entire SFMTA MUNI Bus “Wrapped” to Criticise Salesforce.com – I’ve Never Seen This

September 22nd, 2016

From a distance, I thought this was a school bus:

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Some other similar ads mock interns loading data into SF all summer long, something like that.

So now Salesforce has become an ogre itself, like Oracle, Microsoft, or IBM? IDK about that.

SFMTA “Beautification” Effort Fails at Great Highway and Kirkham – Why Not Paint What Should be Red Curbs Red?

September 22nd, 2016

The street triangles of the Outside Lands become an issue for the SFPD:

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You see, the problem here is that there isn’t any church around to persuade the SFMTA about how it’s OK to park next to a median, oh well…

They’re Here! – Meet “Boron,” Your New UBER Robot Car Being Tested in Frisco’s Financh

September 21st, 2016

No no, no silly names for UBER Technologies, like, IDK, PLATYPUS from the GM Cruise people. Just straight up science, like something out of Breaking Bad:

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Now let’s rack out to see the more of this new robot car, seen being driven at California and Sansome yesterday:

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The Future is Now…