Let’s see – he’s got the shirt and the visor and matching blue hair and blue beard. I think he just might be playing PG.
GO Catch all those Pocket Monsters!
This is a scene from the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, famous for its late-night, bully-boy, strong-arm bicycle robbers, and its “Have-You-Seen-My-Lost-Drone?” posters, and its winding bike path, which has become a test track for novel personal conveyances.
As here, with this Onewheel, a “self-balancing electric skateboard”
Four white LEDs up front as headlights and four red LEDs in the rear as taillights? Of course.
Kickstarter funded? Of course.
On Instagram? Of course.
Engineering degree from Stanfoo? Of course.
Mountain View-based? Of course.
Onewheel was imagined and developed by Kyle Doerksen, an inventor and design engineer who’s been dreaming about one wheeled vehicles for years. He has built hardware products from kids toys to consumer electronics to medical devices and works to create magical new experiences through technology. Electric vehicles are his passion and Onewheel is an expression of the true freedom and excitement that electric vehicles can achieve.
Onewheel launched successfully on Kickstarter in January 2014 and thanks to the support of our amazing backers the Onewheel dream is becoming a reality!
Onewheel is based in Mountain View, California and is a privately held company focused on the development of advanced personal vehicles.”
That’s why he wears the sweat pants.
So he can flash.
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Hayes Valley: The Place Between Where You Are and Where You Want To Be.
Observe, that at first there was nothing desirable to be seen, for Mclaren Lodge Lawn was without form, and void; it was confusion, and emptiness.
And then, the Pikachu train came on the scene.
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And it was Good.
But not good enough, for then, He arrived. See?
As seen a few years back:
Then it was all like this:
(Artist’s conception, but the window was painted over for a while.)
And then it was all like this*
And now, just before the Great Lighting Ceremony of 2011, there’s no train at all:
(I’ll check and see if the Obama train pops up before Christmas. It’s a mystery to me. Of course, this is in Golden Gate Park on public land, as is the Prayer Book Cross and other things. Sometimes, We, those of us way out West, lose track of that nettlesome Bill of Rights.)
*Fear the beard and all. You know, I don’t think certain people, people like MC Hammer, understand that they threw their weight behind the Republican choice** for Mayor, understand that they (blindly?) supported the first choice of just 7% of San Francisco. We’ll see if they do this again.
**Ed Lee was the only viable candidate on the San Francisco Republican’s Endorsements webpage.
Barack Obama + San Francisco Giants = ???
Now, I’ve checked with the IT people from your workplace and they say that normally they don’t like it when employees use up bandwidth, but that today is a special day, so it’s all good.
Try this at 1:00 PM PDT. I think it’s KRON-TV Channel 4. [UPDATE: It started at 1:08 PM.]
And if that doesn’t work for you, there’s always
And look who’s there – it’s Willie Mays!
Epic Bearded Men – both have been in town lately:
Check out Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay in November and December after the Boys of October have taken care of business…