See? Cause when you get to your destination, you want to park right away, right?
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Back in the 1990′s, Euros went Around The World via French House.
These days, they use tiny BMW’s:
“Around the World with a MINI F56 2014.
Start, 16. June 2014 in Germany.
7 countries, 2 months, 2 people, MINI takes the States, 22.000 km. Kick-off 16. June 2014″
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It’s Around the World in 60 Days.
Bon Courage, you daft punks.
UPDATE: This just came in, FYI:
“MINI TAKES THE STATES Motors Across The Country With High-Flying Send-Off From Tony Hawk
MINI owners from around the world rally from San Francisco to Boston: 14 states, 18 cities in 15 days
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., July 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Motorers, start your engines! MINI TAKES THE STATES (MTTS) 2014 is now underway. The rally kicked off early on July 27(th) with fellow MINI owner and partner, Tony Hawk, performing a MINI inspired skateboarding stunt to send off MINI owners itching to hit the road.
San Francisco’s Premier Non-Profit Theatre Company announced their 2014-2015 season a while back, but I missed it.
So I’m just finding out about the best idea ever for a play. Presenting “Mr. Burns – A Post Electric Play”
“A.C.T. presents the West Coast debut of the outrageous and enthusiastically acclaimed new comedy by Bay Area–born playwright Anne Washburn. The story begins in a dark dystopia, where a group of surviving strangers bond by recreating from memory an episode of The Simpsons. As the story moves decades later, their recollection becomes an almost religious-like fable, elaborately staged for adoring crowds through live theater and opera. A marvelously meta tribute to the pop-culture phenomenon The Simpsons and a paean to the power of storytelling, Mr. Burns is an ingenious exploration of how we share recollection, memory, and truth.”
There’s no way this can’t be great.
“One of the Top Ten Plays of 2013. Downright brilliant”—The New York Times
“Wonderfully clever”—The Wall Street Journal
See you there!
Here it is. I suppose it actually has a couple of rear seats in the back but they’re for like your purse or a dog or something. In mitigation, these rides come with gull-wing doors, just like a Mercedes!
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Say, is this ride going to attract a certain “type” of person? You bet, you’ll see.
And say, should the U.S. or CA government subsidize the sale of these cars? Absolutely not.
That is all.
Here’s the news, from a couple days back.
Let’s start with Hastings.
Here’s the reaction:
“Rankings Update: US News & World Report 2015
US News & World Report magazine has released its annual rankings of institutions of higher education. UC Hastings remains among the top law schools in the nation, with a reputation score on par with the top 25 from lawyers, judges, and peers. In “Law Specialties,” UC Hastings ranked #12 in Dispute Resolution and #25 in Clinical Training. Nevertheless, our overall rank has moved from #48 to #54.”
And this is from a year ago:
“Rankings Update: US News & World Report 2014
Last night, US News & World Report magazine released its annual rankings of institutions of higher education. UC Hastings remains among the top fifty law schools, tied with several others at #48. UC Hastings programs also rank in the top tier of “Law Specialties” this year, including Dispute Resolution at #9, Tax Law at #17, and Clinical Training at #27.”
And this isn’t from Hastings, but it touches on some relevant issues. From two years back:
Now on to University of San Francisco School of Law:
“Tonight’s Town Hall Meeting is at 5pm in Room 100, Dean Trasvina will be discussing the rankings news; however, the majority of the meeting will be Q&A. Please attend and share your thoughts on the state of the law school, programming ideas you may have, curriculum changes you want to see, or anything else you have on your mind. The Q&A should start around 5:15/5:20, so if you have class until 5:20 you will still have an opportunity to be heard.”
I imagine this situation is like having a twelve-month headache and thinking, upon awakening, oh yeah, the headache, the constant, nagging headache I gotta deal with…
Well, read it and weep, San Francisco. University of California, Hastings College of Law, which used to be a Top 20* law school, is now out of the Top 50, per the US News:
51. Baylor University (+3)
51. Penn State University (+13)
51. University of Richmond (+2)
54. Pepperdine University (+7)
54. UC Hastings (-6)
54. University of Connecticut (+4)
54. University of Nebraska—Lincoln (+7)
RNP. San Francisco (five-way tie at #144 last year with Duquesne, South Texas, Memphis, and Suffolk)
And RNP stands for Rank Not Published.
*It was in the teens for a bit of the 1990′s.
Find me a recent photo what shows five or more tower cranes in Frisco – I challenge you.
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INTRODUCTORY NOTES: “I’d like to open my remarks with a humorous anecdote. The official bird of San Francisco isn’t the California Quail! It’s actually the crane. [Pause for gasps and puzzled looks.] The _construction_ crane! “[ Pause to wait for the applause to die down, to enjoy the smiles of onlooking Walter Wong and Rose Pak, to bask in glory of being appointed by that guy who got appointed by that guy who got appointed by Willie Brown, to exult in being an obedient figurehead girl who does exactly what Downtown tells her to do.
I’m just at a loss over the cover story of the January 1-7, 2014 San Francisco Bay Guardian - “The Rise of Candidate X”
- Whoo-boy, where to start? Does anybody at the SFBG really believe in this Robert Frost-y, fork-in-the-road, the-Mayor-makes-all-the-difference-in-SF theory? I can’t tell. IRL, there are institutional factors that push the two roads close together, sorry. The biggest difference would be for the actual people involved, like Ed Lee, and some department heads, and some commission members, and the SFGov nomenklatura. I don’t think the City itself would be changed all that much, sorry.
- Now if there’s a fake article from a real reporter on page 10 and a reference to a real article from the same reporter on page 6 and the reporter works for the same company as everybody at the SFBG, would that be cool? Or perhaps confusing to readers?
-Which of the real-life reporters should be most offended by the fake stories on pages 9-13? You Make The Call:
Steven T. Jones* (Yes, even STJ)
-Which one of the bits was even remotely entertaining/funny? IDK
-Is there even a remote chance that Scott Wiener or Mark Farrell will both lose reelection? Like IRL and not in a some fever dream prog circle jerk?
-And Candidate X is described as being a man but then also a man or a woman, like it was still unknown by the fake reporters? (I guess I there could be some sort of point here, but somebody’d have to explain it to me.)
-And then it turns out that Candidate X is (sort of) Assemblymember Tom Ammiano after all? I still have a button from his 1999 campaign - and he’s the heretofore unknown candidate?
I’ll be curious to see how people take this.
Appears to be a misfire, JMO
*All employed by “San Francisco Newspaper Company LLC”