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When Visiting Chinatown, Be Sure To Take a Selfie with a Banksy – “Peaceful Hearts Doctor” at 799 Commercial Near GrantWednesday, June 25th, 2014
Thusly. Strike a pose, mate:
Click to expand, Gov’ner. Right!
Of course this shot was from back in the day, from back before the Black Paint Attack of 2013, which damaged the appearance of the famously peaceful heart doctor.
But a genuine 2010 Banksy is a genuine 2010 Banksy, right? So check it out the next time you’re on Eddy Grant Avenue – it’s electric!
Sure you can!
So just as Herb Caen (1916-1997) got a party for Herb Caen Way in 1996, Willie Brown (1934- 20__) is getting a party for the Willie L. Brown Junior span of the Bay Bridge in 2014.
What are the odds, which type of attack will come first?
Spray Paint: 1 to 1 favorite
Willie Brown is almost universally despised. The naming of this bridge was never put to a vote because Willie Brown would never win it. Ergo, the masses will speak with spray paint, most likely.
Ranged Weapon: 3 to 1
A drive-by shooting with a paintball gun certainly is a possibility. Shooting at a sign with a handgun or rifle, well that’s getting cray-cray.
Close Quarters Combat Weapon: 5 to 1
Shotgun blast, also cray cray.
Chemical attack: 10 to 1
I don’t know how this would work. Perhaps using paint thinner or acid.
Other: 12 to 1
Who knows, medieval mace hurled and embedded, baseball bat, bowling ball, truckasuarus? The mind boggles.
So, do I think it’s appropriate to troll the voting (and non-voting) public into action with this misguided sign deal? Yes.
So, do I think that CalTrans or whomever should have a GoPro or two in the areas of these signs? Yes.
And who will be the happiest when the attacks make the news?
One Willie Brown, srsly. He’ll love the attention
San Francisco Press Release of the Day: Anthrax BIO-TERRORISM COUNTERACTION USING OZONE AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDEWednesday, January 29th, 2014
So, peroxide + ozone = dead anthrax?
News to me.
“Patent Protection Granted For The Elimination of Anthrax - The ability to remediate buildings following a weaponized biological attack may have been achieved with AsepticSure®
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Medizone International, Inc. (The Company) (MZEI:OB, MZEI:QB) has just been granted its fourth patent for its revolutionary enclosed space room disinfection system, AsepticSure. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent number 8,636,951 titled BIO-TERRORISM COUNTERACTION USING OZONE AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE.
Following on the heels of patent protection being established for its health care related patent applications, the Company has now been awarded a patent for its government variant of AsepticSure intended for use by defense agencies as a response to a biological attack on critical buildings, infrastructure and resources.
Dr. Michael E. Shannon, Medizone International’s President explained, “At our Innovation Park, Queens University laboratories, we have been successful in completely eliminating Bacillus atropheus and Bacillus subtilis, both internationally recognized study surrogates for Anthrax, one of the most difficult weaponized pathogens to kill. Being able to eliminate these surrogates for Anthrax with our technology almost assures we now have the ability to remediate critical public infrastructure following a biological attack and restore it to service without damaging important and expensive equipment including communications systems. Militaries have struggled with this problem for decades and, until now, this simply has not been possible.”
“To now have patent protection granted for this system,” stated Edwin Marshall, Medizone’s CEO, “should allow the Company protected access to a potentially lucrative government market due to the unique capability of AsepticSure’s government variant.”
This Press Release may contain certain forward looking statements that could involve substantial risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the results of ongoing clinical studies, economic conditions, product and technology development, production efficiencies, product demand, competitive products, competitive environment, successful testing and government regulatory issues. Additional risks are identified in the company’s filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.”
Al right, well, we’ll see…
An Arson Attack at Northern California’s Capital of Military Espionage, the Chinese Consulate at Geary and LagunaThursday, January 2nd, 2014
Here’s the damage at the front entrance on Laguna:
Here’s how things looked about six years ago after a similar attack:
This was on the Geary side:
I’d say both incidents were the work of Team Tibet:
You know, these people:
This consulate has more than its fair share of incidents, of course. Let’s look back some more.
It’s U.C. Davis grad / protest artist Nyendak Wangden hanging off the side of the gosh darn building. It’s supposed to look like she was hung by her pretty white neck, but she was safe under the robes in her climbing harness. Safe until somebody on the roof hacked at the red rope causing her to fall.
How long a fall to the balcony would you say that was? 15 feet or so? Note the absence of the flagpoles in this later photo – those poles got nubbed shortly after the rope cutting incident.
The mise-en-scene from before the rope thang. (NB: The next time you illegally suspend yourself from a building to make a political point, do it above a balcony – it can be a long way to the sidewalk otherwise:
And there’s this – “serial package thrower” Aaron Bassler made the news by repeatedly throwing items containing wacky stuff (documents concerning the “Martian military”) over the fence of the consulate. These objects were treated as bombs by the SFPD. Thusly:
These kinds of crazy things don’t happen at other consulates and embassies, huh?
What will happen next at our star-crossed Chinese consulate?
Quintin Mecke, Second Place Finisher in Mayoral Race and Now Director at Barbary Coast Consulting, Yells at Traffic, Good-NaturedlyTuesday, August 6th, 2013
And then he got out of the saddle to pump up the steepest block of McAllister what’s on the Snickerdoodle route.*
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*It’s the UnWiggle, it’s the better choice to get west of Divisadero from Market
Appears as if this recent pro-gentrification bit from CW Nevius has garnered a reaction from the street.
I’d say the top suspects in this caper are the tens of thousands of people who have priced apartment rents in the 415 over the past few months.
Of course CW Nevius himself is a newcomer to San Francisco, but he likes increasing rents because he’s an owner, right?