Governmental Whimsy: A Giant Dog Head Above Sloat – San Francisco Designated Landmark #254

April 4th, 2018

Read all about it.

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Masonic’s Brand-New Medians are Encouraging Jaywalkers, Already, FBOW

April 2nd, 2018

I never saw this on the Old Masonic:

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And actually, our SFMTA’s jaywalking issue is more pronounced just north of Geary, but it doesn’t want to acknowledge it.

There are pros and cons to this long, drawn out plan to remove lanes from Masonic of course. It would be nice if our SFMTA could acknowledge that as well…

IOW, there isn’t yet, nor will there be, any promised “transformation” of the 3000 feet of Masonic betwixt Fell and Geary. That should be obvious to all by now, even before completion.

Anyway, I’ve never seen jaywalking on this hilly part of Masonic, until now, in all my years…

“MEN AND EQUIPMENT WORKING” in RPD’s Sutro Heights Park, But WOMEN? Prolly Off Doing Their Nails Someplace – San Francisco, 2018

April 2nd, 2018

Technically, they’ve been banned by the government’s Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices since 1988.”

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Wealthy People Who Can Afford Porsches and Mercedes Benzes, But Not, Apparently, Bridge Tolls, Month After Month, Year After Year

April 2nd, 2018

As seen near the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge:

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More Proof of “FRISCO GOOD, ‘SAN FRAN’ BAD” – An April Fools’ Day Change on Reddit / SF

April 1st, 2018

March 31st, 2018 versus…


…April 1st, 2018:


Note that “FRISCO” wasn’t chosen here.

This is because “the only people driven to complain about ‘Frisco’ appear to be aging Caucasians.

Game, Set, Match.

Play us out, Herb Caen:

“Adolescence is believing that ‘Frisco’ is a racy nickname for a city; senility is automatically saying ‘don’t call it Frisco,’ maturity is figuring it doesn’t matter all that much … “

PS: List of nicknames for San Francisco:

  • Baghdad by the Bay – in reference to Market Street (San Francisco), San Francisco’s most important commercial thoroughfare
  • The City – in reference to a term sometimes used to describe San Francisco by residents of the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California
  • The City by the Bay, or Bay City – in reference to San Francisco’s prominent bayside location on San Francisco Bay
  • The City that Knows How
  • Fog City – in reference to San Francisco’s famous fogs
  • Frisco – previously disparaged but making a return[1]
  • The Golden City or Golden Gate City – in reference to the Golden Gate Bridge;
  • The Paris of the West
  • San Fran – a truncated term, disparaged by locals
  • SF – in reference to the initialism for San Francisco, the most common term used by locals

Should Tiny SCOOT Electric Rental Cars have Their Lights on in the Rain?

March 30th, 2018

Here it is, a sporty two-seater:

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And here’s an example on Lincoln:

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The answer is IDK.

Cars are So Unpopular These Days That PARKSFO is Building a 1533-STALL PARKING GARAGE Near SFO?

March 30th, 2018

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Unexpected Hummer, Richmond District

March 30th, 2018

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Does Gavin Newsom Look Good in This Whole Taxi Medallion Credit Union Loan Fiasco? What About the Self-Proclaimed “Intelligent” SFMTA?

March 29th, 2018

No and also no. [Robots NOT welcome.]

But what’s the penalty? Nothing, really.

Except that ppl can sort of chuckle at you / your employer:


Not sure of the merits of this case

Metal Accordion or Water/Sand-Filled Trash Cans: Which CalTrans Freeway Barrier Would You Rather Have Your AutoPilot Pilot You Into?

March 27th, 2018

These two approaches seem to be the main ones these days, in the Bay Area of 2018.


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…and metal accordions like this one:

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I’d much prefer the barrels, which also might help to put out a fire / prevent an explosion.

To me, it’s totally obvious which would work better.

Maybe I’m wrong, but this looks like a no-brainer…