Somehow, it still makes sense to get our cars from high-cost Japan.
Cars roll on this ugly Chronus Leader ship in Japan and roll off in the east bay or the north bay.
T’was ever thus.
FROGBUSTERS! [Read down starting here. This scene is a little bit away from the Lily Pond at the old quarry – let’s hope GGP won’t need too many frog docs in future.]
Another great shot via James Corrigan, this time at Stow Lake:
But now there’s this, your Coca Cola Fiesta Variety Pack, featuring cane sugar Sprite and cane sugar Orange Fanta:
The expected rejoinder from Pepsi? Sugar cane 7-Up and sugar cane Orange Crush, of course.
We would circle and we’d circle and we’d circle
To stop and consider and centered on the pavement
Stacked up all the trucks jacked up and our wheels
In slush and orange crush in pocket and all this here county
Hell, any county
It’s just like heaven here
And I was remembering and I was just in a different county and all
Then this whirlybird that I headed for I had my goggles pulled off;
I knew it all
I knew every back road and every truck stop
Perhaps I’m jumping to contusions, but this large crew of aggressively-lounging bike riders certainly appeared to be trying to send a message to a pair of area bike robbers making the news lately.
Strike a pose:
And what does that T-shirt say? It’s all, “WE KILL BIKE THIEVES.”* How charming!
(I’ve seen lots of bike meetups in the Panhandle, but usually people ride off or start picnicking. Instead, this crew just sat around and glared, for hours, kind of like the guy on my JetBlue flight to DC a couple weeks after 9/11, arms crossed, standing near the cockpit and just staring at everybody just waiting for somebody to try something.)
I’l tell you, I’ve ridden the Panhandle bike path thousands of times in the early morning hours, after zero-dark-thirty, and I’ve never seen or heard of anything like this. Similar attacks occurred on the McAllister bike route in the projects / projecty Friendship Village Apartments near Webster, about ten years back, purportedly with a “lead pipe” (that probably wasn’t made of lead, but anyway).
Who knows, perhaps news of this kind of meet-up will spread, through word-on-the-street, until it reaches ears of these strong-arm robbers.
In any event, this small series of crimes certainly now has the attention of the SFPD – we’ll see how it goes. I’ll tell you, it’d be nice to have a retired/out-on-disability cop monitoring a network of London-style, high-def** crime cameras for the night shift of Park Station, but I don’t see anything like that happening soon. Oh well…
*$35! “Take an aggressive stance against rampant bike theft with this bold, reflective graphic statement”
**I suppose we already have a kind of video network, what with local business cameras on 24-7 plus the low-def SFPD cams, but this is nothing like the high-def cams what a town like Stockton***, CA has…
***The cops over in Stockton laugh, just laugh at the SFPD’s low-def crime cam setup.
The invasive frog-fighting Breaking Bad-style tents are gone from our Lily Pond and now we’re left with this:
Are those empty bleach bottles being used as floaters?
Sure looks that way.
Oh, here you go, just inside the fence which surrounds the pond now
They’re using bleach to kill something, right?
Last I heard, they were trying to kill tadpoles, but I don’t know if tadpoles even exist in November.
Anyway, those Fish and Gamers might finally be winning this battle…
First came Coke, all the way from Mexico, all the way back in aught-six. (You see, they use sugar as the sweetener south of the border, you know, instead of corn syrup.)
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And then came the Mexican Pepsi at the Costco:
But now comes the King of Them All, El Medio Litro, the half-litre of Mexican Coke in a bottle:
I only saw one case at Costco #144 in SoMA, just recently.
I don’t know what they go for, probably something betwixt $18-24 for 24.
Who knows what Mexican-made beverage Costco will offer next…