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“Diabetes on wheels!”
So, sure, as an athlete at Sochi you got offered a free Note 3 phone, but the fine print on the deal says you have to cover over the Apple logo on your iPhone if you want to use it to take some snaps at the Opening Ceremony.
“Olympic sponsor Samsung wants to see the opening ceremony no competition items in your TV picture. Those who want to attend the ceremony on Friday at the invasion photos or videos with a competing product which has to cover for example the Apple logo.”
Sounds like a fair deal to me, as my 2012-era Note 2 is getting long in the tooth these days.*
Oh Apple, will you ever win?
In closing, please enjoy this German to English translation from the same graf:
“As a welcome gift to get the Swiss athletes not only beer tankard (from one of the sponsors), Swiss Olympic laid it on the pillow chocolate balls ready.”
That says it all, huh?
USA! USA! USA!
I’m sorry, sAmSUng! sAmSUng! sAmSUng!
Leaving you with the Beirut Boat Show:
*(Oh that’s right, I have no skillz with which to become an Olympian, oh well. At least I have my Android Phone Name Generator)
This big sign is at the corner of Fell and Divisadero. It promises a quick 43 minute trip up to Rohnert Park from the “Bay.”
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And yet, Google Maps has the journey at one hour.
Even if you choose the Golden Gate Bridge as your starting point, the trip will take more than 43 minutes.
(Perhaps the Graton people think you own a Suzuki Hayabusa or Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird or something.)
To add injury to insult, the place sucks, apparently.
“Every bit as bad as the previous reviews, maybe even worse. Place already stinks of smoke, no comps, mediocre food and watered down drinks way overpriced to go with crappy service, ridiculous “dress code”, rude and patronizing “security”, tightest slots / worst blackjack odds anywhere in N. Cal. I wouldn’t go back to this place if you paid me.“
Oh, Graton Resort & Casino, will you ever win?
Here’s the recent Uber / The Bold Italic “partnership.*”
And here’s a post from five days ago.
Boy it sure seems that Gannett has a boner for Uber, but you make the call:
“Uber Will Deliver Kittens to Cuddle Today
Oct 29, 2013 … Uber Will Deliver Kittens to Cuddle Today Hey fellow feline lovers, it’s National Cat Day! If you have a kitty in your life, make sure to give it some …
Breaking It Down: Uber’s New Lower Rates
5 days ago … Breaking It Down: Uber’s New Lower Rates Started in 2009 by serial- entrepreneur Travis Kalanick, Uber, the little-car-service-that-could, has …
To: You, Love: Uber ($20 off for New Users)
Feb 13, 2013 … To: You, Love: Uber ($20 off for New Users) If you’ve yet to jump on the bandwagon, err town car, Uber has a special Valentine’s Day treat for …
Uber and The Bold Italic Present: Romance On-Demand – The Bold …
Feb 11, 2013 … Uber and The Bold Italic Present: Romance On-Demand Oh Valentines Day. You come but once a year and yet there are few other holidays …
On Demand Romance-Valentine’s Day Serenades Recapped – The …
Feb 18, 2013 … The Bold Italic teamed up with Uber to host Romance on Demand featuring one dozen Whole Trade roses from Whole Foods, a gift bag filled …
Update: We Has Uberkittens!
Oct 29, 2013 … Update: We Has Uberkittens! We just had the best afternoon break ever. Thanks Uber for stopping by with the Uberkittens!”
So the way the carpet-baggers at northern Virginia-based Gannett The Bold Italic should handle things is to somehow note the promotional deal, or the “partnership,” or the former or recent partnership, or whatever you want to call it.
Come on, Gannett! You can do it.
*Cf. the same search for Uber partnerships with the blog y0u’re reading right now. It has the word manslaughter in the first line – a bit of a difference.
I can’t recall the last time I saw a pro-life billboard in San Francisco. Maybe never?
Here it is, on Masonic near Fulton – it’s all “My Doc Says, ‘I Could Smile Before I Was Born – 12 Weeks from Conception’”
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Sometimes the counter-protest is a bigger deal, other times locals purposefully ignore WFLWC. I don’t know how it’s going to be in 2014…
Especially in SoMA during convention time.
Why? Because of The Constitution. Or a constitution. Or one of them. Or both. (If a Scott Wiener-type really worked on this issue, it might have an effect, IDK.)
And oh yeah, these trucks all have Nevada license plates, ever more insulation from the long arm of SFGov
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Look for more of these trucks during next month’s “March of Life” 2014 on the Embarcadero
“We would circle and we’d circle and we’d circle to stop and consider and centered on the pavement stacked up all the trucks jacked up and our wheels in slush and orange crush in pocket and all this here county, hell, any county, it’s just like heaven here, and I was remembering and I was just in a different county and all then this whirlybird that I headed for I had my goggles pulled off; I knew it all, I knew every back road and every truck stop…”