Posts Tagged ‘can’

$10.49 vs. $14.69 – Your San Francisco Soda Tax in Action – Diet Pepsi vs. Pepsi, Choose or Lose

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

This is why I’m no good at ze politics – ’cause I can see the good and the bad of our San Francisco soda tax.

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In this particular case,  I can’t see somebody saying, “Oh, I’ll get the diet then.” But I can see somebody buying less of the regular Pepsi.


Clever or Too Clever? This is How El Tonayense Taco Truck “Reserves” Its Place Overnight in Front of the Best Buy

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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IDK how things work here, how the taco truck people manage to reserve a parking space. But I’ll tell you, kind of thing was a huge issue during the Great Food Truck Battle of 2nd Street back in 2011.

Back then, if you didn’t want food trucks around your legacy lunch spot, you’d park your (or your friend’s) SUV or pick-em up exactly where a hated food truck would want to come to steal your customers.



And thusly:


Anyway, like I say, I don’t know how this parking reservation system works today…

Searching SoMA for the Most and Least Expensive Coke Machines – $4 a Can vs. $1 a Can

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Eastern SoMA comes in at $4, but Western SoMA has unlimited one dollar cans:


How refreshing!

Gas price go up, gas price go down
Meal price fluctuate all of the time
One dollar can one dollar all the time

How My High-Income Neighbors Recycle

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016


Well, not all of them, just some of them:


People, you gotta break down your veggie boxes

Recycling Dead Batteries is Surprisingly Easy in Frisco – One Simple Trick!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

[UPDATE: Herb Caen eventually recanted re: the Frisco Issue – see Comments. Or here’s the short version:“Balderdash,” Caen wrote. “The toughest guys on the old S.F. waterfront, neither rubes nor tourists, called it Frisco, and no effete journalist would have tried to correct them.”]

Are you like  – do you pine for an Uber For Dead Batteries?

Person that comes to your house to remove your used AA batteries because you’re too lazy to ‘dispose of them properly.'”

Here you go – they’ll come right to your place for pickup if you put your used batteries in a baggie:

Curbside Battery Recycling Service – Most residents may place their batteries in a sealed plastic bag taped to the top of their black bin for curbside collection.” 

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This baggie system is news to me, as I’m accustomed to the Big Orange Bucket:

“Residents of multi-unit homes (4 units or more) should place batteries in their Orange Battery Bucket. If your building does not have one, ask your building manager to order one at (415) 330-1300. For more information on battery recycling, please visit:

Like this:

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So who says our local garbage monopoly is all bad?

*As opposed to the actual Elon Musk. I’ll tell you, BEM is much cheaper for us than the real deal:

Elon Musk’s growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies

Raccoon Tableau: Displaying an Urban Critter In Its Natural Environment, Complete with a Recology Garbage Can

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

As seen at our Randall Museum:

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The Overflowing Trash Cans of Golden Gate Park: Full on Thursday and Even Fuller on Friday

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Here’s Thursday:

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And here’s Friday, 24 hours later:

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Oh well

San Francisco Garbage Can, Lunchtime, Japantown – What Did It Look Like by Suppertime?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014


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Appears as if The City That Knows How doesn’t know how to maintain its garbage cans, sometimes.

Leaning Tower of Spam, Costco #144

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

I’ve seen higher:

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When You Tire of Energy Drinks, “Keep Your Cool” with JUST CHILL, A “Relaxing Beverage” – Something New Under the Sun

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Came across this can of whatever. Got it for free. Was afraid to try it. Still am.


“The beverage would be the medium. The mission? Make the world a less uptight place. He teamed up with his college friends, Russell Fager, Caleb Davidge and Mitchell Raisch, to form the company that would start the CHILL movement, cleverly named The Chill Group, Inc. Six months later the dudes popped open their first cans of JUST CHILL.

With the daunting task of pioneering a new RELAXING beverage category at their feet, it was time to step it up. Everyday The Chill Group, Inc. meets in their Venice Beach office to kick off the hustle and get a few steps closer to their ultimate mission… GLOBAL CHILLING.”

I guess this is kind of like green tea packaged as a soft drink.

All right, take it away, Wall Street Journal:

Can relaxation, a good night’s sleep or happiness come from a lightly carbonated, berry-flavored beverage? Amid booming sales of energy drinks spiked with caffeine and other stimulating ingredients, some people are heading to the soda aisle for drinks that promise the opposite effect. With names like Neuro Bliss, Marley’s Mellow Mood (as in Bob), and Just Chill, the products aren’t marketed as medicine, but as a way to relax without turning to more traditional, if sometimes imperfect, measures like taking prescription drugs or having a few beers.