Posts Tagged ‘bull’

Uh Oh, Hate Mail: “Just Another Politician, the Facts About Ed Lee” – How Wude!

Friday, October 7th, 2011

It’s The Facts About Ed Lee.

Here’s the front of today’s mailer:

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And here’s the flip side:

OK then.

Red Bull King of the Rock One-on-One Basketball Battle Coming to Alcatraz, Starring Rajon Rondo

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

This was the scene this AM in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle where Red Bull took over the courts to have qualifying for its King of the Rock one-on-one basketball tourney

64 will make it to the finals to vie for $10,000 on Alcatraz the evening of September 18th, 2010.

Looks as if Oakland will be the last place you’ll have to qualify:

  • OAKLAND – September 11

    Mosswood Park
    3612 Webster St. (W MacArthur Boulevard between Webster Street and Broadway)
    Oakland, CA 94609

    9:00 AM – Registration Opens
    10:00 AM – Competition Begins

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    All the deets:

    “For 29 long years, more than 1,500 men dreamed of nothing but getting off of Alcatraz. But beginning on July 17, hundreds will try their hardest to make it onto the island, with the goal of being crowned King of the Rock. Red Bull King of the Rock will be the first sporting event held on Alcatraz since the inmates left the island over 50 years ago. This one-on-one basketball tournament will kick off with six qualifiers on the West Coast, with participating cities including: Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco and Oakland. Sixty-Four contestants will emerge from these six qualifiers and make their way to Alcatraz, one of the world’s most iconic and recognizable locations, for the final showdown hosted by All-Star guard Rajon Rondo on September 18.”

    Ever more deets, after the jump

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    Gavin and Montana Tessa Newsom Star at World Cup 2010 Finale in Civic Center

    Monday, July 12th, 2010

    Montana Tessa Newsom was the cause of a frisson at yesterday’s showing of the Spain vs. Holland World Cup Final.

    But before we get to that, I have a few notes for Rec and Park.

    The giant TV screen(s) weren’t giant enough. Next time, how about using a big screen the way our corporate overlords do?

    That crowd in Civic Center didn’t exactly have 10,000 people in it. Just because A.N.S.W.E.R.* exaggerates doesn’t mean you should too.**

    Is the great Civic Center lawn ever coming back? Ever since Farmer Gavin’s Victory Garden got dug up, the gritty surface you put in there hasn’t won a lot of fans, right? What about the poor anime costume contest freaks who come back every year? They’re too professional to take off their headpieces so they’d prefer to pass out rather than break character on those hot, hot days of Springtime. 80 degrees + reflected radiation from the ground = heat stroke. Wouldn’t grass be nicer?

    Is any part of the bill for this joint going to be sent to Gavin Newsom’s Lt. Governor campaign?

    At the end of regulation play (with a scoreless tie, the best kind), Gavin gave a pat on the back to himself and to Rec and Park via a Mr. Microphone address to assembled voters. (That’s UC Hastings alum and Rec and Park chief Phil Ginsburg on the right patting someone else on the back, I think.)

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    The crowd was enraptured:

    MTN’s debut:

    Does this look like 10,000 people to you?**

    The eternal struggle – Bull vs. Lion. (The lion specializes in head kicks and scrotum grabs and the bull feigns great injury at the slightest touch. Cheating and crybabying pays off handsomely in international futbol, but it doesn’t get you big returns in the NFL, where the refs will catch game-changing cheating via instant replay. Speaking of which, the refs in American Football catch most of their own mistakes. Does this make American football better? Discuss.)

    Congratulations to Rec and Park for a mostly well done op during WC 2010. You should have CW Nevius write about this joint until even he gets sick of his sycophancy.

    See you in 2014!

    *Check out this bit from Chris Roberts.  Hey, congratulations ANSWER Coalition! I just knew you were going to win.

    **I was there for about ten minutes, so I didn’t have a chance to properly consider the size of the throng. Upon further review, I’ll back away from my crowd size over-estimate allegation.

    OMG! The Half Moon Bay Big-Wave Surfing Film Festival is Coming! June 17-20

    Monday, June 8th, 2009

    Here’s your chance to head on down to Half Moon Bay to check out the First Annual Half Moon Bay Big-Wave Surfing Film Festival. It’s too bad we didn’t get to see the Mavericks Surf Contest earlier in the year, but this should help ease the pain.  

    HALF MOON BAY BIG WAVE SURFING FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF JUNE 17TH

    First Annual Big Wave Surfing Film Festival
    Presented by the Oceano Hotel and Spa, Sams Chowder House, and the Old Princeton Landing

    From the spirit of Jay Moriarity, to women’s surfing, to the powerful presence of Greg Noll, surfing fans are in for a treat June 17-20 when the first annual Half Moon Bay Big-Wave Surfing Film Festival takes place at the Oceano Hotel in Princeton Harbor.

    The Bull himself (Greg Noll), legendary for his pioneering performances in Hawaii, will be present on the red carpet opening Wednesday night for his film, “Search For Surf,” in which he teamed with storied filmmaker Bruce Brown to recall their experiences in California and Hawaii. “What better way to open an event like this than to have one of the sport’s most legendary and inspirational icons on hand,” said Grant Washburn, Mavericks surfer and event organizer.

    The following night will be a tribute to the late Jay Moriarity, who died on a free-diving expedition off the coast of India in 2001. Moriarity was one of the best surfers ever to ride Mavericks, and is held close to the hearts of the Mavericks and Big Wave Community.

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    Thursday night’s featured films will be “Whipped” and “Ride On,” each produced by Eric Nelson and Curt Myers of Powerlines Productions. “We’re beyond excited to host an event that features Big Wave Surfing, the filmmakers and the surfers themselves”, said Mavericks’ Matriarch Katherine Clark. “This is just the beginning of what will become a great tradition in the Big Wave off-season.” Seldom, if ever, have so many highly regarded surf films been on display over such a short time. The event will be held inside the new Harbor Villages shopping center at Princeton, in the shadow of Mavericks, and visitors are likely to see a number of big-wave superstars in attendance.

    In addition to the films, a photo and surfboard gallery will be on display throughout the festival at the Oceano Hotel, inside Harbor Village. Photos include some of the best work from Frank Quirarte, Doug Acton, Don Montgomery, Ed Grant, Seth Midgall, and others who have shot Mavericks over the years.

    The complete schedule, after the jump.

    See you there!

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    Why is there a Giant Flying Cow on Saints Peter and Paul Church in North Beach?

    Sunday, December 28th, 2008

    Well, here it is on the right side of Washington Square’s Saints Peter and Paul Church in the North Beach.  

    Take a look for yourself on MapJack - this famous church is San Francisco Hot Spot #7.

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    Here’s a stab at it:

    I saw a windstorm coming out of the north – an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The centre of the fire looked like glowing metal, and in the fire were what looked like four living creatures. Each of them had four faces and four wings …

    Their faces looked like this: Each of the four had the face of a man, and on the right side the face of a lion, and on the left the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle. Such were their faces …

    Then there came a voice from above the expanse over the heads of the living creatures as they stood with lowered wings. Over their heads was what looked like a throne of sapphire, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man …

    This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.

    Ezekiel 1:4-5,10-11, 25-26, 28.

    But, as always, You Make The Call.

    [UPDATE]: We have what looks like a winner here: “Actually that’s an ox, and he symbolizes St. Luke–the other three figures on the facade of the church symbolize the other three Evangelists: Matthew (An angel), Mark (A lion), and John (An eagle)”