Posts Tagged ‘bears’

Occupy Beijing: NMA-TV’s Take on the UC Davis Pepper Spraying is Just Too Funny – Thanks Taiwan!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Here it is:

“Pepper Spray! A yummy and delicious form of crowd control.”

And here’s the best part – in Tiananmen Square:

Enjoy:

Mid-Market Update: Chad Hasegawa’s Giant Bear Mural Replaced by Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Well it won’t be long now…

The new Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers, right there on the corner of 6th and Market:

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It looks finished on the outside, anyway.

Only Time Will Tell when it will open.

And this is what this corner looked like not too long ago…

Here’s artist Chad Hasegawa at 6th and Market:

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But he wasn’t done yet, you dig?

He had to add in the reds and the blues and whatnot.

See?


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And yet another Doori no Kuma is born…

Bear Hearts California – If You See an Image of a Cartoon Animal in the SoMA, Odds are It will be a Bear

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

With all the alum of the bear schools (UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF, UC Hastings College of Law*) in town, you gotta to expect to see more than your fair share of bear murals on the streets of San Francisco.

Like this one, from the Society of California Pioneers Museum & Library at 300 4th Street.

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Nearby, also in SoMA:

The best mural ever, as shown at the Uptown Almanac

Nearby, also in SoMA:

Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

Nearby, also in SoMA:

Artist Chad Hasegawa 

And don’t forget about the famous Chevron Towers Bears** South of the Slot:

In conclusion, them bears are Everywhere You Want To Be in SoMA

*Arguably, given its history as Yet Another UC Berkeley Spinoff. There was that student mascot election what was won by “shark” back in the day, but that wasn’t official or nothing.

**Seasonal

The Great Bear of the Twitterloin: I Thought Artist Chad Hasegawa was All Finished Here at Mid-Market, But No

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Here’s artist Chad Hasegawa at 6th and Market last week:

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But he wasn’t done yet, you dig?

He had to add in the reds and the blues and whatnot.

See?


Via The Tens

And yet another Doori no Kuma is born...

(And oh, this was about a block away, but people, let’s be careful out there…)

Mission District Studio of Famed San Francisco Artist Sirron Norris Vandalized This Morning

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

From Mission Local comes the news of this morning’s attack on the Sirron Norris Studio & Gallery at 1406B Valencia Street in the Mission District. The account:

Two short, skinny-jean white kids just put a brick in my gallery window! What?”

What indeed. This will not stand. This will not stand, this aggression against Sirron Norris Studio & Gallery.

The aftermath:

(Be sure to monitor IndyBay.org for a possibly forthcoming manifesto of explanation.)

Oh well.

Why Do the Chevron Towers on Market Street Use Polar Bears for Holiday Decoration?

Friday, December 11th, 2009

I don’t know, these polar bears at first looked to be part of some art installation, but it turns out that that’s just the way the managers of the buildings at 555 and 575 Market Street decorate for Our Winter Holiday.

O.K. fine. But Chevron’s an oil company, right? Most of the employees shipped out to San Ramon a while back, but are there a few left up there?

Oh well. Presenting the Bear of the Decade and Symbol of Global Warming, Ursus maritimus:

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This one looks a bit weasly (or ferret-ty), huh?

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Enjoy your polar bears, workers at Chevron Towers….

Tomorrow’s Big Game Might be the Best Ever, If You Can Find It On TV

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Tomorrow’s Big Game between the Stanfurd Cardinals (or Trees or whatevur) and the University of California Golden Bears might prove to be the best one yet, what with both sides being in the Top 25 for the first time ever. You ought to tune in and see if the coaches are all, “What’s your deal man? No, what’s your deal, man?” 

Uh oh, which channel? Versus? (I don’t know, back in the days of analog TV everything was simple, remember?)

Now they can’t play at the Haight Street Grounds (good name for a coffee shop, non?) anymore cause The Man tore it down and put up houses,  so Palo Alto’s Stanford Stadium will have to suffice. Log on or tune in at 4:30 PM, even if you don’t like college football.

Here’s the lineup. First Cal

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..and now here’s the Cardinal:

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Hurray!

NB: Cal will lose.

The Famous Blue and Green Bears of Sirron Norris are All Over San Francisco

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

They’re not just for the sides of buildings anymore.

See? They’re even on Volkswagen Transporters, as here in the Inner Richmond.

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UPDATE: Changed “dogs” to “bears,” as that’s what these critters actually are. Thanks commenter Larry-Bob!

The Famous Blue Bears of Sirron Norris – San Francisco Street Art

Monday, May 25th, 2009

These armless blue doggies from local legend Sirron Norris have been up in the Mission for the past nine years. If you don’t believe in evolution, check out the progeny - arms, opposable thumbs, the whole deal.

Sirron has been busy with a deal at Fox lately - he can’t afford to do stuff for free no mo.

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Look for these little critters all over town.

UPDATE: Changed “dogs” to “bears,” as that’s what these critters actually are. Thanks commenter Larry-Bob!

San Francisco Tells the Secretary of Interior: NO to Off-Shore Oil Drilling

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

This was the scene today down at UCSF Mission Bay where the Secretary of the Interior got an earful about how San Francisco doesn’t want offshore oil drilling anytime soon. Poor Interior Secretary Ken Salazar  got an earful:

Our state is saying clearly to you today, no,” Sen. Barbara Boxer told Salazar at the opening of the hearing at the UC San Francisco Mission Bay campus. The California Democrat said the state’s coastline is a huge economic asset “just as it is.”

Logistics, that’s what the protesters had going for them today. You couldn’t miss all the furries, like this seal for example. Click to expand:

Or this polar bear, played by nine-month-old Kai Savage, assisted by Miyo Sakashita of Oakland. “23 DAYS TO SAVE ME”:

This is the what you could see on the long walk to the protest area. A passer-by ID’ed these animal’s as “shark, dolphin, whale, orca” in rapid-fire succession. Right, one of those anyway.

Dude was selling American Apparel T-shirts for just $5. What a country!

The only people not wearing shirts were selling shirts. Go figure:

The Sec-Int was prepared for all sorts of shenanigans. For example, “full body costumes” were not allowed inside, officially.

Only Time Will Tell what the Interior Department is planning.