Posts Tagged ‘Behind’

The SFPD on Patrol Behind the Church Street Safeway

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

You don’t usually see the SFPD here:

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A Happy Ending for the Thousands of Burning Man Bikes Abandoned in the Desert: Off to the Reno Bike Collective

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Remember this, from earlier this month?

“From Todd Lappin Telstar Logistic:

“RT @burningman: Jeez, people! RT@danger_ranger: Post-burn abundance: 2,000 bicycles left on the playa. http://t.co/MrdinrR

See?

Via Danger Ranger – click to expand

What’s going to happen to all these bikes?”

Here’s the answer:

Most will go to the Reno Bike Collective and other bike organizations, some will be repainted and added to the BRC Yellow Bike program.”

Hurray!

The Legacy of Burning Man 2011: Thousands of Perfectly Good Bikes Abandoned in the Nevada Desert

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

From Todd Lappin Telstar Logistic:

“RT @burningman: Jeez, people! RT@danger_ranger: Post-burn abundance: 2,000 bicycles left on the playa. http://t.co/MrdinrR

See?

Via Danger Ranger – click to expand

What’s going to happen to all these bikes?

Crazy Hand Signals: Tell Other Motorcycle Riders a Speed Trap is Behind You by Tapping Your Head

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

See how that works? You want to warn your fellow riders that there are cops handing out speeding tickets on Highway 37 (aka Sears Point Road) up there in the Great White North, so all you have to do is to tap your head in an exaggerated fashion when you see others going the opposite way.

Thusly:

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Anyway, that’s one of the codes you can transmit when you’re a cowboy, on a steel horse you ride.

San Francisco Pedestrians are the Worst Pedestrians in the World: “Stay Behind Yellow Line, Use X-Walk to Cross Street”

Monday, July 25th, 2011

I have no idea what happened in this incident here,* involving a serious head injury and a MUNI bus on Market Street, but check out Famous Akit‘s recent first-hand experiences of people who don’t know enough to stay behind the yellow line right here.

Da Law is the Da Law, both above and below ground, right?

Here’s how it works, peds, and this applies the world over, you need to stay behind the yellow line and leave that airspace free for people who are driving buses and taxis and cars and motorcycles and bicycles, and, I don’t know, skateboards and Segways.

Leave us review:

“Use X-Walk to Cross Street, Stay Behind Yellow Line, Use X-Walk to Cross Street, Stay Behind Yellow Line…”

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If you spend any time at all driving any kind of vehicle up and down Market Steet, you’ll know that, for some reason, San Francisco pedestrians feel:

1. It’s their innate right to jaywalk 24/7/365; and

2. There’s no reason for them to actually look for oncoming traffic before jaywalking because of #1 (see above), their innate right to jaywalk 24/7/365

The biggest threat to any pedestrian is the pedestrian him or herself, obviously.

And that goes double for the 415, home of the Worst Pedestrians in the World.

*I’m thinking that the initial reports of this tragedy had more certainty over what occurred. The ped in this case might be 100% not at fault. 

What It’s Like at the San Francisco Opera – The Bay Citizen Presents “Our Night at the Opera”

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Aida is still playing at our San Francisco Opera – you’ll have until December 5th, 2010 to check it out for as cheap as $20.

But first, see what it’s like behind-the-scenes at The Bay Citizen‘s multimedia tick tock: Our Night at thre Opera.

And here are some of their vids:

Opera singer Zajick warming up in the hallway:
7:24 PM – Outside the Stage Door, Dolora Zajick Warms Up

A really charmingly candid moment with SF Opera Music Director:
10:38 PM – The Last Word to Nicola Luisotti

Credit: Russel Daniels

All right, see you there!

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Don’t Work – RAND Corporation Study Suports Gays in Uniform

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

You know how to read, right? So have at it – I just found a nice link for you that I couldn’t find last month. Hai, doozo:

Attitudes of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans toward Gay and Lesbian Service Members

So, the “unit-cohesion” rationale, the concern about risking ”the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability” and all the underlying foundation of Bill Clinton’s antediluvian, pre-Lewinsky Policy Concerning Homosexuality in the Armed Forces is out the window due to changing attitudes over the past couple of decades.

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Or if all that .pdf is too much, here’s the elevator pitch.

(President Barack Obama will end the policy, someday, maybe.)

All the deets, after the jump.

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