Posts Tagged ‘apples’

Travis Bickle 94108: Busking at the Central Subway Boondoggle Apple Store Construction Site – “Fuck You, Pay Me”

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

An arresting figure at corner of 4th and Market:

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OMG Lemur Update! Our San Francisco Zoo Puts on a Thanksgiving Feast for 15 Adorable Lemurs

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Here’s what’s up at our San Francisco Zoo on the day before Thanksgiving:

“Today, the Zoo’s lemurs received a Thanksgiving feast of some of their favorite foods – green beans; a fruit salad of apples, bananas, and grapes; sweet potatoes; and turkey made out of monkey chow. Their glasses were filled with apple juice. Sitting politely at a formal table, the lemurs sat respectfully and then ventured onto the table to enjoy their feast.”

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Now, check out their hours of operation:

Current Hours:
Everyday
10am – 4pm
365 days a year!
San Francisco Zoo
You can’t beat that, huh? All right, see you there!

SAN FRANCISCO ZOO LEMUR FUN FACTS:

The Zoo has a group of 15 lemurs on Lemur Forest – six ring-tailed, four red-ruffed, three black and whites; two blacks. There are nearly 100 species of lemurs in Madagascar today.

Endemic to the island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa, lemurs were named after the lemures or the ghosts/spirits of Roman mythology. 

Lemurs can be very small, weighing as little as 1 oz., or up to 20 lbs.

Like their wild counterparts, the Zoo’s lemurs can be very vocal. Their loud calls can be heard throughout the day. However, they also communicate with scents by scent marking with urine as well as rubbing the scent glands located on their wrists on trees, bushes and the ground.

Lemurs are classified as threatened or endangered. They only inhabit approximately 10% of the island of Madagascar. Deforestation, hunting for bushmeat by native inhabitants, and live captures for the pet trade are the culprits of their decline in numbers. 

Most lemurs are arboreal, thus the Zoo’s Lemur Forest is a perfect environment for them. The lemurs can be seen clinging to trees and leaping throughout the day.

Apple Haterade: San Francisco Public Library Hosts Bilingual Presentation on the Shortcomings of Apple’s iPad 2

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

[UPDATE: Our SFPL offers this in reply:

“FYI – we did do an iPad 2 training and demo a few months ago. Patrons specifically asked about Chinese-made tablets so the International Center Librarian specifically reached out to find some manufacturers to learn about their tablet computers. No sales pitches can be made. It’s purely informational session about the device and how it can work with library’s resources such as eBook downloads.”

[UPDATE II: Well, let’s consider the language below a first draft, as some of it is gone now. Check the current sched to see that there are now listed similar classes what focus on the iPad 2.]

Uh, our San Francisco Pubic Library has a “Chinese Center” that puts on bilingual demonstrations about how tablet PC’s like the Acer Iconia Tab and ASUS Eee Tab Transformer are better than Apple’s iPad 2?

Apparently:

San Francisco Public Library The Library’s Chinese Center hosts a demonstration about tablet computers from Taiwan in this bilingual program in Chinese and English: http://www.sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1007278301 -  Sat, 10/15/2011, 1:30 – 3:30.”

Acer Inc., a  top computer company in Taiwan, and Central Computers Co. will talk and demo the features of the popular Acer Iconia Tab and ASUS Eee Tab Transformer, including what iPad 2 doesn’t have. The program will be in English and Chinese.”

O.K. then.

News to me…

The Happiest Breakfast in the World is as Close as Your Nearest Costco

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

When you’re in training for the rigorous straight-outta-British Columbia Justin Herman Plaza Zipline, well, you need to exercise and eat right.

And after your work out, what could more entertaining than noshing on this still-life tabletop tableau?

See? The gorgeous green Granny Ramsey Smith* apples** are the eyes. They’re from the Yakima Valley, all the way up there near the aforementioned B.C., Canada.

Does the fact that they are from a thousand li away upset you?   

Should that upset you?

*Call them “baking apples” and I’ll cut you. Super-crunchy Grannies like these are for eating, not baking.

**Leave us not discuss Costco’s bananas in the 415 area. They are consistently substandard, IMO.

Pink Lady Apples are Taking the Bay Area by Storm

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Are Pink Lady apples really pink? Sort of. Are they kind of new? Yes, from Australia originally, they got started just three decades ago. Are they gaining in popularity? Yes. Are they expensive? Sort of, but Costco has them for a bit more than a dollar a pound, or fifty cents for each small apple. Do they really taste like champagne? No.

Here they are, straight out of Yakima, your 2009 Piiiiink Ladies!:

Not to be confused with the other Pink Lady, named for this duo (or trio, if you include Solid Gold host Jeff Altman) from the 1970′s. This is what variety shows were like, kids, before teh Internets.

No, we’re talking about this, 14 for $6.99. (Is Washington State too far away from us for truck farming? Mmmmm.)

Aren’t these things the same as a Cripps Pink? Basically, yes.

Either way, they’re sweet and super crisp and num, num, num.

Only in San Francisco: Free Apples for All Your New Neighbors

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Jen and Mark just moved into their new San Francisco apartment, so all their new neighbors get FREE ORGANIC APPLES. Why is everybody so friendly in this town?

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