See? Dude’s in the Zone:
So IDK, one supposes that all these street lights about town have photovoltaic-type switches that have gotten occluded (ala putting a piece of paper on the right side of my car’s dashboard to turn the headlights on / waving your hand in front of my TV to cover up the sensor to get it to go dimmer) over the months and years and that’s why they burn all the live-long day, for weeks, months, and what’s next, years?
Anyway, here’s the other lamp on my short block – I’ve never shown you this one afore.
ASSIGNMENT DESK: Hey SFGov, how much does it cost to this light in the daytime for a year? Multiply that by how many lights?
Look to the Skies for Signs and Wonders
Here you go:
And here’s the gritty nitty:
See that? San Francisco County charges more than anybody. Why? Because it can.
And actually, it thinks you’re the deadbeat – I’ll explain.
What the SFMTA really wants is a steady supply of unlimited money, so that it doesn’t have to do anything it doesn’t want to, so that it can continue to hire and spend and hire and spend regardless of how it performs. The way to do that is to charge you hundreds of dollars a year, whether or not you ever ride on MUNI and even if you never violate any of the SFMTA’s parking rules.
The mechanism is called the “Transportation Utility Fee,” as described by Will Reisman here.
Of course, back then they were talking about $180 per year, but now we’ve got to pay for our share of the Central Subway (To Nowhere, still) and ever increasing overhead, so I think we’re talking about $250 per year with a built-in increase of like 10%, or, better yet, 9.9%.
I’m not saying we’re going to see the TUF soon, or ever, actually. What I’m saying is that this is what the SFMTA people think they deserve for being the all-knowing, all-seeing bureaucracy it thinks it is.
So if you complain about getting towed, our City Family thinks, “Well, gee, we should probably be towing you EVERY YEAR.” You know, so the SFMTA can get more money, for free.
So that’s why the SFMTA Doesn’t Feel Sorry for You After Towing Your Car and charging you the highest administrative towing fee of all of America’s 3000-something counties…
(Oh, I didn’t even see the license plate mounted down there at first. I saw the empty frame so I thought this ride was going commando, as so many others do. In mitigation, at least this bus has a license plate.)
In aggravation, the past dozen or so times I’ve checked to see the official COMMUTER SHUTTLE PILOT ID on the back of a FB Bus, it hasn’t been there. Is the trial over so we don’t need to have these ID numbers on FB buses anymore? IDK.
Hey Zuck? Why can’t you be more like Brand Y?
IDK, Man, if I wanted this program to continue, I’d be meticulous about making sure these ID’s stayed on my buses.
Obliviously, this is a knock-on effect of our recent Santa Clara Super Bowl
This is part of the treason why SB50 was a bad, money-losing deal for San Francisco. Try telling this to the Buster Bluth rich kid running our so-called Host Committee and he’d say something like, “But I’m a good boy! I’m a philanthropist!”
Anywho, if you don’t include all the bad tings along with the good tings when you add everything up. then really, you’re part of the problem…
Well, here you go:
Mysterious triangles in the sky might be a Doritos ad – Tomikka Anderson
And here’s the start of it:
And then all the triangles blew off to the southwest over Sutro Tower:
Precision flying. GPS-assisted? IDK:
One leg and then the other and then you have a perfect equilateral triangle, or a Dorito I s’pose:
A 60-degree angle, every time:
In closing, Chemtrails!
Uh, $900 for this? So, you’re not a fan of this particular team, or that one, no no – you’re a fan of SB50 itself? WTF to that. Who on Gaia’s Green Earth would wear this thing, and in what context?
Let’s see here, are you a rich, born-rich philanthropist kid who thinks you deserve a medal for foisting SB50 upon us and then sending the bill? Then here’s your jacket. Are you a Mr. Magoo of a Mayor who wonders WHYDON’TPEOPLELIKEMEITMUSTBEBASEDUPONRACISM after made a prrolythought out handshake deal? Again, here’s your jacket. (But under no circumstances should you wear this thing in public – just hang it in your closet.)
Oh, what else. Oh, you see the gold star? That’s SB50, the only one that matters, apparently. (But IRL, SB LI will be a bigger deal than SB50, sorry. Just you wait!)
Oh, and what’s the forecast for the “Big Game?” Not a chance of rain and temps in the 70’s? Well, then let’s break out the Type A-2 flight jackets you know, for the “warmth?”
Also, “Dunk High?” WTF?
CRAFTED WARMTH FOR THE BIG GAME
The SB50 Nike Speed Destroyer Men’s Jacket celebrates a major milestone in the game’s history with premium embroidery, historical details and gleaming gold accents. A warm wool blend, leather sleeves and lightweight insulation help keep the cold at bay in the stands and on the street.
Wool blend and lightweight fill provide insulation
Leather sleeves for a premium look and durability
Full zip with snap storm flap helps block out the elements
Rib cuffs and hem lock in warmth
Front welt pockets, chest zip pocket and interior zip pocket
Interior storm-flap embroidery commemorates the date of the game
Fabric: Body: 55% wool/45% polyester. Sleeves: 100% cow leather. Lining: 100% nylon. Fill: 100% polyester.
Do not wash or dry clean
Back in 2006, Nike designers began a mission to re-craft iconic sports apparel in the most technical materials they could find. The ubiquitous American varsity jacket was an obvious choice for the experiment that would become Nike Sportswear. Raiding the All Conditions Gear (ACG) innovation cache, they found fabrics, laminates, and bonding methods that could brave nasty weather but still look fresh. The first Nike letterman jacket was for an imaginary team called the Dunk High Destroyers, and limited numbers were produced. The next version got even more technical, but the Destroyer name stuck.
No no, what you really need is a nice T for the Super Bowl. Just $150! What’s a 2000% markup, you know, among friends?
Nike should gather up all its tacky, overpriced, unsold SB50 merch and then have a big bonfire on Monday.
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