How IKEA Wants Us to Live: In a 259 Square-Foot Studio Apartment

October 17th, 2016

Or maybe this is an efficiency?


“It might be compact, but it’s more spacious than you can imagine. It’s my 259 sq. ft home.”

Frisco’s Busy Port: Grand Princess at Pier 27 and Star Princess at Pier 35

October 17th, 2016

I’ve never seen two cruise ships together thusly, but I guess this kind of thing happens from time to time:


Walmart has a Deal for You: A Mountain Bike with Disk Brakes for Just $77

October 17th, 2016

Did I say disc brakes? I meant to say disc brake, as there’s only one on this ride – a setup I’ve never seen before:


I’m sure this ride is a little heavy, but you can’t beat $77.

I’ll have to tell you about these kinds of bikes, sometime…

Grocery Outlet Presents an Arbitrage Opportunity: Collectible Star Wars Cereal for Just 99 Cents

October 17th, 2016

Cf. eBay:


Unexpired, but this is older stock…

Word on the Street: “EAT CRAB”

October 14th, 2016

From the Joe Dimaggio Building:


“What I don’t understand, is why you ask where I’ve gone. I just did a Mr. Coffee commercial, I’m a spokesman for the Bowery Savings Bank and I haven’t gone anywhere!”

EMOJICON! EMOJICON! EMOJICON! – A Celebration of All Things Emoji – Coming to Frisco Nov 4-6, 2016

October 14th, 2016

I ❤ Emoji-Con ’16!

All the deets.


$20, and up.

You should go, Gentle Reader, and then ten years from now tell everybody how E-Con “used to be cool, like ten years ago, man.”

Emojicon is a multiple day celebration of all-things emoji that will take place November 4-6, 2016 in beautiful San Francisco.

There will be lots of things to do! See emoji art. Watch emoji films. Discuss emoji policy. Learn how brands use emoji to communicate. Get your picture taken in an emoji photo booth. Eat emoji-themed food. Suggest new emoji to members of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee.

Mix. Mingle. Enjoy. 

What’s Happening

Emojicon is meant to be accessible to everyone will have a wide range of activities, including

Emoji Learn: a panel-and-workshop track

Emoji Play: an emoji exhibitor space/art gallery

Emoji Hack: an emoji hackathon

Emoji Film: an emoji film festival 

Emoji Party: an emoji opening night party (featuring only food that also are emoji).

Speakers include a curator from MoMA, the founder of Emojipedia, members of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, the author of the hijab emoji proposal and many notable designers.

Emojicon has a wide variety of tickets, starting as low as $20, to welcome all levels of emoji love!

Westfield San Francisco Centre, Level 4, #450A,, 845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Mini Mouse, Direct from Plant Oxford, UK – MIINNIE, to Friends

October 14th, 2016

As seen just a few klicks from our Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio.

I didn’t get it ’til I saw the bow:


I’m kind of slow…

Shake, baby, shake, you know I can fit you in my arms
Brake, baby, brake, taking me in with all you’re charms

I’ve never been inside you but you’re so alluring
They call you “little mouse” by name in Rome and Turin

Sprig Delivery vs. the SFMTA – How Hard is It to Treat Market Street as a Place Where You Can Park a Car for 5 Minutes?

October 14th, 2016

I’ll tell you, I don’t have the balls to just park a ride on Market and then sass the SFMTA mounted sergeant(?) PCO’s what show up, but somebody at Sprig does, apparently. And no ticket was issued? Man, that’s lucky. (Delivering anything anywhere near the Financh is HARD, certainly.)


Can’t recall seeing two SFMTA employees on bikes at the same time, in all my years. You know, as Obama said at a fundraiser up in Pac Heights about rural Pennsylvanians who “cling” to their guns, our SFMTA clings to its cars and free parking spaces, oh well. Every SFGov agency is like this – they’ll agree in principal to get rid of / reduce their rides, but then when it comes time to actually do that, they’ll be all, “Well don’t count this car. It’s essential. Take away cars from Some Other Agency.” Poor poor SFGov, so addicted to cars it is…

The West End of the Fort Mason Tunnel, as Seen from the East End

October 14th, 2016

Does this make sense?


How about this?


Homeowners in the Marina, our Great White North, don’t want to be “closer” to the Fish Wharf, so this tunnel will remain closed…

The UPSHIFT Car Rental Delivery Service is On The Road in Frisco

October 13th, 2016

I hadn’t thought of this new biz for a couple years, but now here it is, spotted in the wilds of the Financh:


I guess Bro here just drove a rental Prius to somebody’s home, took out his Bianchi and is now heading home? I think that’s how things work.