Googly Eyes Allow These Home-Made NO DOG POOPING Signs to Really Shine

September 19th, 2017

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Word On The Street: ATARI – Still Relevant After All These Years

September 18th, 2017

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Looks Like Somebody’s Going to be Tearing Up the Left Side of Oak Street, For Some Reason

September 18th, 2017

Next comes the road saws, one assumes:

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Who knows what’s going on here…

Old NISHIKI Mountain Bike from the 1980’s is the Un-FordGoBike: Old, Cheap, Light, Reliable, Sustainable, and NOT an Advertising Vehicle, At All

September 18th, 2017

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Old: Well, sure, just look at it. (Reminds me of the “MOTIV” “brand” bikes I bought for $199.99 at the South Airport Drive (which is,oddly, located north of SFO) Price Club (loaned it to a bro, told him how to lock it up in the Tenderloin, was ignored, so it got stolen) and at a Costco (road it for 13 weeks, then sold it at the end of summer, then came home). And it also reminds me of the Trek 8000 I bought for $560 (retail was $899 and similarly had a saddle what towered over the handle bars – 4 inches higher in altitude IIRC) that had “luxurious” LX shifters what were two generations newer than this Nishiki. In any event, this Nishiki is old.)

OTOH, Ford Motor Company’s GoBike rentals are new new new.

Cheap: Well, sure.  You could buy one  yourself for less than the $150 it’ll cost you just to get started or just one year with FORD.

OTOH, Ford Motor Company’s GoBike rentals will run you $1200 if you happen to lose one. (IDK if they’ve made people actually pay this amount, as the publicity would be highly negatory, good buddy.)

Light: Oh yes, quite.

OTOH, Ford Motor Company’s GoBike rentals are heavy metal, designed to be clunky. (On a lark, some roadies rented some GoBikes to race them across The Bridge and up Conzelman to the top of Hawk Hill. It was treated as a kind of a joke given the design of the Ford Motor rentals. (And even though this speed contest violated some clauses of FoMoCo’s detailed and lengthy agreements, some at Motivate, International promoted it on social media, at least for a while.))

Reliable: Well, sure, just look at it. It’s honest machinery what shows you how it works.

OTOH, Ford Motor Company’s GoBike rentals need a whole crew of workers what get paid just 15% more than the bare minimum wage. (Are they experts on the new-school rear hubs by now? I hope so.)

Sustainable: Well, sure. What’s stopping this Nishiki from going another 40 years on the mean Streets of San Francisco?

OTOH, Ford Motor Company’s GoBike rentals are mostly funded by something like $50 million worth of Ford Motor Company marketing money. Who’s to say that this K(ontract) will make it even the seven years specified? And that brings us to…

Not an Advertising Vehicle, At All. Well, sure, it says NISHIKI on it, but there’s nothing stopping you from taking it off – I mean that wouldn’t violate your Rental Terms or your Rental Agreement, etc. Right? So that’s part of the reason why Ford is paying to buy up parking spaces in Frisco – the advertising placement.

OTOH, Ford Motor Company’s GoBike rentals are Advertising Vehicles. That means that if the Ford Motor / Motivate International people happen to catch you on one of their rental bikes, you know, and then take a picture of you, or make a video of you, well, you’ve already signed your rights away to YOUR image. See what I mean? (Oh what’s that, you don’t care? All right, well I bet I could point out something in the agreements that you wouldn’t cotton to.) Myself, well I’m not worried about my photos rights cause any images of me on a FoMoCoGoBi have gotta be fakes, plus I don’t think there’s any advertising edge to be garnered using my image anyway.

So there you have it, Yet Another Corporation Trying To Make Money Off Something That Oughtta Be Free, 2017 Edition.

Low Maintenance Tree in the Richmond – It’s Not Much of a Tree, But It’s a Tree

September 15th, 2017

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Ahem, oh it’s a century plant.

TMIK 🌈

Heartless DPT: Can You Put a Note on Your Car to Avoid an SFMTA MUNI DPT Parking Citation? Sometimes, But Not In This Case

September 15th, 2017

And I’ll tell you why.

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It’s cause then everybody would do it and things would get out of hand. OTOH, if you are out there when they come around, trying to do a jump start or something, I think you’d have a better chance.

Just a note? I don’t think that’s going to cut it barring exceptional circumstances

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(And this note above here, along with its mate at the rear, did work. Hurray.)

Costco Update: You Know, That’s a GOOD PRICE for 28,000 Oreos

September 15th, 2017

28,080 to be precise.

This is an ad I got for the Business Center, but I’m just a regular customer who just shops at the regular Costco, oh well.

Anyway, one pallet or two?

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And what about seasonal PSL Oreos – seems they should have that as well…

In the Spirit of PLAY MORE with CLAYMORE, Here Comes FEEL MORE in the FILLMORE

September 14th, 2017

(Claymore being a U.S. Army mine, of course.)

As seen in our failed Fillmore Jazz District CBD:

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Rolling Canvas: JIB, JIBBER JABBER

September 14th, 2017

You know, it really makes you think:

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I’ll spend more time listening after this.

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Mr. T would want things this way

Straight Outta Okazaki: This Old Mitsubishi DELICA STAR WAGON TURBO-D Could be YOUR New Ride – (Small Detail: Right Hand Drive)

September 14th, 2017

As seen on the Streets of San Francisco:

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Figure about $12k for a 25 year old model…

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