Posts Tagged ‘cans’

Stanley Roberts Goes Viral – Video of Sales of Donated / Discarded Glide Memorial Food – Image of San Francisco?

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Well, take a look:

The number of people who have watched this clip is now greater than the number of people who came to town to see the 34th America’s Cup.

The people shown are the very same ones who are shown how to vote (with stencil overlays, seriously) by corrupt non-profits and the same ones who get herded around for protests.

Oh well.

Bandit Entrepreneur Steals Recycling from Recology Monopoly – But He’s Traded in His Shopping Cart for This

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

A big-old van!

And this wasn’t even all that late at night, on McAllister in the so-called Alamo Square Historic District, which is what real estate-obsessed white people call their part of the Western Addition.

I’ve never seen this!

Dude just double parks his ride on McAllister inbound and then tips over a green bin of aluminum cans and bottles into a garbage bag.

And then yet another load goes into the back, thusly. A victimless crime?

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(And I says to him, I says, “Get your Robin Hood on – put some pressure on The Man.”)

In other news, the Recology monopoly wants to raise its rates like 50% or something. (Oh not now, you’ll wait until next year to raise rates 50%? OK fine.)

Do other towns in the bay area have garbage monopolies the way Recology has fixed things in San Francisco?

Nope

Oh well.

Wow, Cans of Crummy Beer at AT&T Park Are Only $9.50 Each? Great, I’ll Take a Six-Pack for $57!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

But, oh no, I can only buy two at a time?

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Darn the luck.

Free Advice: Never Touch the Cans on Market Street – Your “FREE STRESS TEST” is from the Scientologists

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Them cans is connected to the E-Meter, don’t you know?

Now I can’t tell you how much these E-Meters cost to manufacture, but the mark-up on them is huge – some Scientologists pay thousands and thousands of dollars for ‘em.

You want stress? Try recruiting strangers into your religion in front of the Old Navy Flagship store while dodging the cops. That must be some stress, baby.

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Anyway, you’ve been warned…

Outrageous: Cans of Beer Confiscated at Bay to Breakers – Hide Your PBR at Masonic!

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

I never thought I’d live to see the day when cans of beer would be confiscated at the Bay to Breakers footrace. I mean, bottles and kegs, sure, but harmless aluminum cans?

Well, that’s what’s happening at the 99th Annual. A thin blue line of eight SFPD officers has been stretched across the eastern crosswalk of Fell and Masonic – they’re just taking the brew right out of your hands. Some escape this dragnet, but most do not.

Popo shut us down. Thusly:

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Where are the earnest, green-hatted nerds of the National Lawyers Guild Legal Observer Corps when, finally, we need them?

I put down my Bud suitcase and raised my hands to the Heavens and yelled,” Gascon!“*

R.I.P. America: 1776-2010.

Courage.

*Or Singer. One of them. I’ll tell you, I don’t know if local Police Chief George Gascon and premier spinmeister Sam Singer are more intelligent than Fong and Fang (Heather and Angela, respectfully), but the new people in charge this year sure are smarter, it would seem. Defter, if that’s a word.

Artist Chor Boogie Stabbed Twice on Market Street Over This Spray Paint Collection

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Read all about the stabbings that sent graffiti artist Chor Boogie (aka Jason Hailey of Glen Park) from Mid-Market to the emergency room last Saturday night in this bit from Mike Aldax. And video here from Lilian Kim.

This was the scene Saturday night, when I was trying to figure out how much the Feds were kicking in (if any) to this little project. (You know, these days, The Feds Must Be Crazy*, I don’t know, something must have gotten into them - Bridge to Nowhere, Mana From Heaven “Also Benefits Newsom“, the Chinatown Subway (aka Big Dig West - will our costs overrun by 1000% also?) - Uncle Sucker just might run out of our money one of these days. Oh well.) 

Mr. Boogie’s amazing Technicolor palette, as seen that evening, a scant half-hour before things got stabby:

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But he’s back on his feet, back at it. Good for him:

“YES IT IS SO ..I GOT STABBED TWICE LAST NIGHT BY SOME GRAFITTI VIGILANTES / SPRAY PAINT THIEVES WHILE IM WORKING ON MY 100FT OR SO LONG MURAL ON BEAUTIFUL MARKET ST.. THIS DOESNT STOP THE SHOW.. I AM ALL RIGHT AND WANTED TO GO BACK TODAY ACTUALLY TO PAINT SOME MORE..BUT NEED SOME HEALING TIME WILL BE THERE SHORTLY IN THE WEEK OR SO.. . THIS COULD OF HAPPENED ANYWHERETO ANYONE AND MARKET STREET IS STILL AMAZING AND LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING BEAUTIFY THE COMMUNITY…..CRISIS PRECIPATATES CHANGE..AND CHANGE IT SHALL…THE SHINING..”

Get that, man, “the shining.”

Keep on keeping on, Chor Boogie!

*The Gods Must Be Crazyseen parts of this movie 60 times, imprinted in the memory it is… 

Potential Church of Scientology Recruit on Market Street Advised: “Run Girl, Run!”

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

This was how it looked back in the day on Market Street near the Old Navy Flagship Store at the intersection of Fourth and Towne Market. The Church of Scientology had some of its members do some outreach, perhaps they still do that these days.

Anyway, you touch “the cans” and that shows how much stress you have, or something. (Actually, one thing the test tells you how much your grip changes when you hold the cans – do you think that’s a useful measure of anything?)

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So, one problem is that the whole idea is ridiculous and another is that the Scientologist him/herself might be pressured into buying one of the E-Meters the metal can things are connected to. That’s something on the order of $4000 – an awful lot for a P.O.S., really. Even the eBay price seems to have no relationship to the cost of the parts used to make it. So who’s the real victim in this photo? Hard to tell.

Presenting the “Mark Super VII Quantum E-meter

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Anyway, a passerby suggested to the person in the first photo to, “Drop the cans and run. Run Girl, Run!”

UCSF Mission Bay Teaches Us How to Recycle With Visual Aids

Monday, June 1st, 2009

What do you compost, recycle or throw into the garbage? Well that’s hard to determine nowadays, so these labelled cans at UCSF Mission Bay Campus can be a help.

They have photos of what goes where and also they have actual samples up there nailed to the wall.

See? Your empty PopChips bag belongs in the garbage, for example.

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You can’t do better than that.

Bay to Breakers 2009, the Day After, How Bad is It Out There?

Monday, May 18th, 2009

What does the City and County of San Francisco look like in the foggy, cold dawn of day – the day after the 98th Annual Bay to Breakers Civic Event and Fun Run? Let’s take a tour.

As always, You Make The Call.

A cyclist on his way to work heading west on the Panhandle bike path - neatly avoiding the broken AND the unbroken bottle. That other stuff you can see is from the giant overhanging Eucalyptus trees. Click to expand:

An abandoned parade float and plastic cups that midnight recyclers don’t seem to value. (This was the same vessel used by some white-clad sailors the previous day – the mast was like a dancing pole. See?)

DPW will have its hands full today:

Divisidero. This block isn’t officially part of the course but it got some garbage anyway. The bulk of the garbage on Fell Street was sweeped up yesterday afternoon.

Uh oh, call the hazmat teamto Hayes Street Hill. On second thought, that’s going to cost taxpayers $1000 or something, right? Oh, this isn’t in your job description and your orders are to call the hazardous materials team for disposal of all “toxic waste?” Alright, I get your point

The Anschutz people have some of these big bins out there with signs that go “TRASH HERE.” (Somewhat patronizing you might think.) Anywho, the neighbors know a free deal when they see it, so Bring Out Your Dead obsolete, bigscreen, CRT TVs. One two three, let’s throw it on the pile. (Bad form.)

DPW in Golden Gate Park proper near Oak. They get up early, huh?

JFK Jr. Drive near the Conservatory of Flowers. Some heavy-drinking frat boys got their float into the Dumpster. Good for them. 

And it looks as if the Citizens for the Preservation of the Bay2Breakers were up to something after the street party. All you can do as a team of people is bag stuff up and leave it for DPW, right? Good form.

So there you have it.

Is “Household Garbage” the Cause of Overfilled Garbage Cans in Golden Gate Park?

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

This state of this overflowing garbage can is fairly typical in the more urban areas of Golden Gate Park. But what’s it filled with? Some of it looks exactly like the junk mail I get, and there are other pieces from Amazon.com and UPS. The thing is that we’re talking “household garbage,” the stuff that belongs in your own trash.  

So, what’s stopping the City and County of San Francisco from digging through this can like a starving raccoon and issuing citations to the addressees of these items? That’s the way they do it in Washington D.C., anyway. Even throwing away something small, like a used airline ticket, can get you a citation in next week’s mail.

This isn’t an unusual thing in GGP, it’s not during a street festival or the Bay to Breakers, it’s just another day. Click to expand:

If you want to reduce junk mail in the first place, here’s an article from the Chronicle that gives some pointers (but they don’t list their own number) (but actually calling that number and opting out doesn’t seem to have much effect anyway) (but oh well). 

On it goes.