As photographed by James Corrigan:
From the official State of California Energy Upgrade California roadshow:
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I’m srsly, they’ve got a whole Have You Seen The Bear thing going on these days
Monarch was last seen boarding a Greyhound bus headed to Dallas, Texas.
Who approved this California-backed marketing campaign? Was it Lou Avery?
Read all about it here.
Whoops, maybe not. What happened?
Well then, read all about it here, below.
Poor Sandra! Poor Kristy!
[UPDATE, APRIL 30, 2013: Pulled. Come back May 1 for details, if you want.]
[UPDATE, May 1, 2013: Oh, you’re back! Well, you know, the same basic info has been posted here by SideCar and it pays off on the headline of cars getting impounded. So I guess that’s that, for now. Thank you, drive through,]
I don’t know, I don’t smoke but I already covet me a pack of special edition The Haight Camel Lights. Dig the groovy design, man.
And check the copy on the back:
“The Summer of Love, protests to be civil and a rainbow of counterculture. Whether you started here or put flowers in your hair, grabbed a drum and hitched a ride on a painted minibus, Camel lights up this little piece of San Francisco that pulses with the spirit to evolve, revolve or revolt and follows the force to break free.”
But act fast when you see ‘em – they’ll only be available for ten short weeks.
(Wonder if they’ll do the Lower Haight next? What might that look like?)
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2010 / — The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:
Joe Camel may have been put out to pasture, but his spirit lives on in R.J. Reynolds’ latest marketing campaign that once again tries to make Camel cigarettes cool, fun and rebellious – and appealing to kids. The new campaign cynically uses the names and images of trendy U.S. destinations, including Seattle, Austin, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, in an attempt to make Camel cigarettes cool again. RJR has unveiled cigarette pack designs bearing the name of each city on its Camel web site and has told the media that it will sell limited edition cigarette packs with the city names in December and January (images from the campaign can be viewed at www.tobaccofreekids.org/pressoffice/camelpromotion).It is deeply disturbing that RJR is using the good name and hard-earned reputation of these great American cities to market deadly and addictive cigarettes, especially in a way that blatantly appeals to children. Certainly the citizens and leaders of these cities do not want to be associated with a product that kills more than 400,000 Americans every year. RJR showed truly shameless disregard for the death and suffering its products cause by calling this campaign a “celebration” of the locations involved.
Sanrio’s Pop Up Tour is coming to San Francisco October 23-24, 2010, so soon you’ll be able to get iPhone covers (3rd and 4th generation only) for $40 ‘n stuff.
And, whether you attend the tour or not, you can now wrap your SmartCar with Your Favorite Kitteh. See?
More deets on the dressing up your microcar after the jump. And here are you Pop-Up Store deets:
October 23, 2010
Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94105
11am to 7pm
October 24, 2010
Beach Street & The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94133
11:30am to 7:30pm
Oct 28: Portland, OR
Oct 30-31: Seattle, WA
Nov 4: Sacramento, CA
Nov 6: San Diego, CA
Nov 7: Orange County, CA
Nov 13-14: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 16: Tempe, AZ
Nov 19: Austin, TX
Nov 21: New Orleans, LA
Nov 26-28: Atlanta, GA
Dec 2-5: Miami, FL
Dec 10-11: New York City, NY
See you there!
After famous Conan O’Brien performed at his “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour 2010“ at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium on April 22-23 he headed south down to San Joser. But on the way, he managed to put in a visit to Google’s HQ in Mountain View. O.K. then.
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Front cleansing indeed.
Conan O’Brien’s 32-city “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour 2010“ delighted all comers at the sold-out Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium tonight.
It went a little something like this.
Friday’s show should be a hit as well. Keep up with the action at the Twitter via #cobnob
Bonus: the Masturbating Bear made an appearance tonight as well:
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In other news:
Post-Coco Low! Post-Coco Low! Post-Coco Low!
The C-man in S.F. – Conan Christopher O’Brien by Troy Holden
O.K. then. Coco is leaving us tomorrow Friday, April 23 2010. It will be tough getting into his final show in S.F., but:
“Wow. If Conan is coming to your city, find a way to get tickets. I was literally in tears from laughing so hard.”
And the Late Night Talk Shows Examiner seems to like this tour a lot.
Bon Courage, Conan and everyone else on the LPFBFOT Tour 2010.
P.S.: Here are the remaining cities on the tour – check to see if they added another show in your town the way they did in San Francisco:
4/24/10 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheater
4/29/10 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre
4/30/10 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
5/1/10 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theatre @ The Palms
5/4/10 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
5/5/10 San Jose, Ca San Jose State University Events Center
5/6/10 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
5/9/10 Boulder, CO Mackey Auditorium
5/10/10 Denver, CO Ellie Caulkins Opera House
5/13/10 Dallas, TX McFarlin Memorial Auditorium- SMU Campus
5/14/10 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
5/15/10 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
5/16/10 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
5/18/10 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
5/19/10 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
5/22/10 Toronto, ON, Canada Massey Hall
5/30/10 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Spa & Resort â€“ Event Center
6/1/10 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
6/4/10 Boston, MA Wang Theater
6/6/10 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
6/7/10 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
6/8/10 Washington, DC Constitution Hall
6/11/10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/14/10 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
[UPDATE: OMG COCO is finally here. Follow the action via Twitter at #cobnob.]
Oh, it’s on. It’s going to be Coco a Gogo when Conan O’Brien’s “half-assed” 32-city “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour 2010“ comes to the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium April 22-23. It’ll be just like 2007 all over again.
“Full Price Tickets” from TicketMonster are going right now for $74, all up. And for just $695 you can get in on the Meet and Greet Package- wouldn’t you like a photo of you and Conan to put on the FaceBook for all your “friends” to see? Sure you would.
I don’t know, maybe you can score some cheaper ticks by using your AmEx card or going to the box office or something.
See you there!
All the tour locations, after the jump
Is this a scene from Austin Texas or Austin Alley in San Francisco?
Of course the parking spaces out in front of this banal building have the requisite brace of yuppy imports (Subaru, BMW, Mercedes, Acura), but there’s also a couple of pick-em-ups in there too, and Texans love their pickups. Let’s look for more clues.
Mmmm, there’s a Victorian in the background next door, and all the license plates say “California” and there’s that San Francisco-looking AUSTIN sign too – that all adds up to the 415.
But whoever thought it was a good idea to build suburban-style housing/parking like this in San Francisco has clearly made a huge mistake.
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