Posts Tagged ‘bug’

A Love Bug, But Not Herbie – Well-Preserved Volkswagen Beetle Being Towed About Town – Zero Emissions

Monday, October 19th, 2015

As seen on Ashbury, not far from Haight:

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Bug Dancers Take Over Union Square to Promote OVO from Cirque du Soleil

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

See? This was the warm-up to show folks how to do the hottest(?) dance since the Macarena. If you were able to imitate these critters well enough, you could have won yourself free tickets yesterday, or something.



The name of the song is “Banquete” and the singing is in Portuguese. The translation is “Feast”

People have been practicing for weeks, as we see, in the Castro:


Here’s more of the action from yesterday.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Bug Real Estate – They’re New in Town and They Love Dogs

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Get it? Bug! Real Estate people drive around in Volkswagen Bugs. Isn’t that precious? When I was a kid, all we had to ogle at were pink Mary Kay cars.

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And even while driving down the Interstate at 55 per, they still have time to show doggies a little love.

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Think about that the next time you mock a real estate broker or salesperson.

Welcome to the 415, but stay out of the west side. You should do fine.

Flycatcher vs. Fly Above Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Here’s a flycatcher bird in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park heading along, minding its own business, when it spots a quick meal. Click to expand, if you’d like:

An eighth of a second later, it turns on a dime and heads after the flying bug:

An eighth of a second later, things looks bad for the fly. See it?

An eighth of a second later, success.

An eighth of a second later, it speeds up heading to a tree.

And, an eighth of a second after that, it slows down to make preparations for landing, we’d like to thank you for chosing to fly with us today. 

The whole sequence of discovering, turning, chomping, turning again, speeding up, and then slowing down took less than a second.

What a fast little flycatcher.