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Posts Tagged ‘brown’
To Its Credit, the “Green Roof” of Our California Academy of Sciences is Looking Pretty Brown These Days – “Drought Conversation” Coming August 14-15Monday, July 27th, 2015
IDK, maybe it’s been browner at some point, but it’s never been and it will never be as green as some thought it would be.
Here’s what’s coming up:
“Bay Area H2O
August 14-15 | 10 am – 4 pm
What does the drought mean for the Bay Area’s people, plants, and animals? Join this special two-day conversation on our museum floor, and learn how the drought impacts local lives.”
Driving Etiquette: Rolls Royce Owner in the Western Addition Goes About with Pinkie Finger Upraised, As If Drinking TeaMonday, April 27th, 2015
I’m not sure what Brocephus here was doing – he might have been eating an Egg McMuffin or he might have actually been drinking tea. This is the only shot I have, so I suppose I’ll never know:
No matter, his left pinkie was upraised, scoring mad baller points.
If you want to do something about the North American Drought of 2012 – 20xx, you can always drop by at our expensive SFPUC building in the western Twitterloin:
“Signage is available for pick-up at the SFPUC Customer Service Center, 525 Golden Gate Avenue, 1st Floor. Request larger quantities by email firstname.lastname@example.org”
News Flash for Willie Brown: SF WAS NOT IS NOT AND WILL NEVER BE the Sister City of Paris – The Real Sister is Rome, ItalyWednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Here’s Willie Brown (Mayor of San Francisco, 1996 to Present) going on about:
The problem with that is that Paris only has one (1) sister city and it’s not San Francisco.
They even have a saying about this:
Only Paris is worthy of Rome; only Rome is worthy of Paris.
Ergo, San Francisco is not “worthy” of being the Sister City of either Paris or Rome.
Sorry, Mayor Brown.
The fact is that Paris is in an exclusive sister-city relationship. It’s an “elaborate cultural partnership,” as they say.
Now, here’s our real relationship with The City of Light. We’ve signed a few of these things:
“Pacts of friendship and cooperation signed by the City of Paris.”
Which, IRL, is rien de bien grave* (no biggee).
All right, TTFN. But remember:
Always Never Have Paris.
*Paris, France is pals with just about everybody:
2011: Sao Paulo, signed an amendment to the Cooperation Agreement of 2004
2011: Rio de Janeiro
2011: Ramallah, signed a pact of friendship and cooperation inauguration, the Garden of Nations, a bust by French sculptor Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), including Ramallah to Paris
2010: Tel Aviv-Jaffa
2009: San Francisco
2009: Rio de Janeiro
2007: Phnom Penh
2004: Sao Paulo
2003 St. Petersburg
2001: Porto Alegre (joint statement)
2000 (updated in 2004): Washington
1999: OVA (Arab Towns Organization)
1999: Buenos Aires
1997: St. Petersburg
1996: San Francisco
1956: Rome (Twin Exclusive)
Monarch the Bear Has Had Enough of California: Famous Grizzly Shown Exiting State Flag for Greener PasturesTuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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?
Know Better Your Failed Jetliners: MD-11 Above 1 Rincon – Made in CA in the LBC – Too Crashy for Passenger UseFriday, February 28th, 2014
So most of these three-engine jets are now freighters.
Three-engined jetliners sort-of-made-sense back in the day, back when turbofan engines were less reliable and less powerful. But these days, in the era of the Big Twin, the only use for trijets is as a freighter.
As here, near the tall, tall Rincon 1 building in SoMa, a UPS Airlines freighter coming in to SFO from an unusual direction on account of the crazy wind we’ve been having:
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Fundamentally, the MD-11 is an evolution of the ill-starred McDonnell-Douglas DC-10, which became a very unappealing aircraft back in the 1970’s. It was like girl you got a fat ass, girl you need a makeover. So she was made over. And the resulting MD-11 is indeed sexier, more appealing to operators, and that’s why you can still see them above.
But, as they say, mistakes were made. The tailplane was decreased in size for improved fuel economy however the MD11 became trickier to handle as a result.
And twinjets will always beat any fuel efficiency race with trijets.