Posts Tagged ‘2017’

BOOM! An Unkempt Eucalyptus Tree vs. a Mercedes Benz and a Volvo in the Panhandle

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Nothing immediately obvious:

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There’s this note from SFGov…

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But you know, looks normal:

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Except for this:

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And this:

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Myself, I don’t know why we have euc trees in the Panhandle.

Maybe one of them will kill me someday.

(Avenge my death. Avenge me, you know, if you feel like it.)

Yet Another Burden for Overwhelmed Divisadero: Work on a One-Way Block of Scott Commences

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Northbound Scott is now Right Turn Only at Fell, FBOW:

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Anyway, if you don’t want Google buses on Scott anymore, Mission Accomplished.

Assembly Line Production of Self Driving Cars is Here: A Brand-New Bolt, One of 130 – Hayes Valley Meets Uncanny Valley

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Look what I saw coming out of Hayes Valley – it’s VEHT2079, a brand-new self-driving Chevy Bolt all the way from Orion Township, MI. It’s different. Notice the white thingamajigs above the front wheels:

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At first I thought it could have been a Project Titan from Apple, but no. It’s just an updated version of what we’ve seen for a while now.

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Of course that’s the human minder in the driver’s seat, but is that the robot in the passenger seat? Let’s ENHANCE:

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I’ll think of him as Frisco’s Star Trek Data, or Johnny Cab 2017, but you make the call, Gentle Reader

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Off they go, a boy and his robot:

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But not without a few Grove Street hassles. I mean, that’s what GM is doing here, a kind of driving torture test, right?

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And all this is just one block away from the Hayes Street block where Anthony Levandowski’s long-forgotten self-driving Pri-Bot used to get parked, right?

The Future is Now…

What Does RPD Think Golden Gate Park Needs? – More Boulders, Apparently – With All Its Problems, We Get This

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

IDK, man

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I said, IDK, man:

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I mean, it’s like RPD has some vision of what GGP should be like, so it spends money on this kind of thing:

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But then operations. Well, it’s anything goes, whatever, a half-assed job is good enough for us, oh, we just put another citizen into the hospital / morgue? Oh whatever, we’ve got giant cranes to hire, and aestheticisms to consult…

JMO.

(Oh, notice more giant rocks in the first photo.

Our SFMTA MUNI Says, “What the Hell, Let’s Bring Back the 28L” – As Seen Yesterday on 19th Ave

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Our SFMTA, operator of America’s Slowest Big-City Transit System™️, wants you to think better of it, so it changed the highly descriptive L for LIMITED nomenclature to the Orwellian R for RAPID. So now you’ll see the word all over, printed multiple times on bus stops, the better for you to associate MUNI with RAPID.

So that was then, but this is now, as seen just yesterday:

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Vox pop recentem:

What is a 28L? Why not reported on predictions app?”

The Worst Case of Close Parking I’ve Ever Seen, In All My Years, on the Streets of San Francisco

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

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There should have been a Seinfeld about close parkers…

MANSPLAINER: Uh No, Conde Nast, Barack H. Obama Was Not the 44th President of the United States – IRL, 44 was 43rd

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

(Mansplaining is telling stuff to ppl who didn’t ask you to tell them the stuff you’re telling them, right?)

So Conde Nast, I’ll just note that my man Stephen Grover Cleveland was both 22 and 24, so that means that 44 was 43rd, non?

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And DJT 45 is 44th.

One Simple Trick, huh?

And I know, you didn’t ask me to tell you. Sry.

But TMYK 🌈

(People ask me where I saw this. I think it was at the Lucky. But it’s gone now, long gone. A collector’s item in this Day and Age, I’m afraid.)

Summer of 92, in All It’s Glory

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

You know when I think of the Summer of 92, I think of all those movies I never saw and never will.

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Nah, actually this shot makes me think of the ex-CHP ’84 Mustang LX I sold right afore I moved here…

Pork Store: You Know, You Didn’t See This Kind of Patriotic Display on MUNI Buses _Before_ the Trump Administration

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Regular MUNI:

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America, fuck yeah MUNI:

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Is this to thank the feds for all the pork over the years? Or a way to get tax and fee payers to like the MUNI just like 1% more? Or a way to play with a new feature of buses?

IDK. But I aint never seen this, in all my years…

You Think You’re a Fan, Man? – Well, This Driver has Got You Beat – All Bases Covered Here

Monday, October 16th, 2017

A Trifecta of Fandom:

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Nothing beats the Oakland Warriors + the San Francisco Giants + the Santa Clara 49ers all together, man.

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