Posts Tagged ‘Cartoon’

Sentient Lobster: Side of Caterer’s Van Features a Cartoon that Mocks the Death of Crustacea – Meat is Murder

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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Real-Life Carl Fredricksen: This Homeowner on Oak Street Looks Like the Star of Pixar’s “Up” Film

Monday, March 10th, 2014

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A Real-Life Carl Fredricksen: This Homeowner on Oak Street Looks Like the Star of Pixar’s Animated Film “Up”

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Except this guy didn’t fly away using balloons. He stayed put and watched larger buildings go up around him.

Anytown, USA plopped down on busy, busy Oak Street, San Francisco: 

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If You Still Don’t Have a Halloween Costume, You Can Always Use Makeup to Become a Roy Lichtenstein Painting

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Wow.

Via AmTendler

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That’s the opposite approach of this lovely lady ladybug, who’s out in the fog right now pitching for Joanna Rees:

Via Ryan Blake

Or do you prefer this golden oldie?

Apply some Ben-Day dots, find a matching outfit and you’re done with preparations for October 31st.

Then you’ll be just like blogging renaissance woman TashaMarie:

jlk

Stop dithering -  Halloween is today!

“McRib is Back,” Ribwich Returns – On Sale Now at the Western Addition McDonalds – Time to Update the McRib Locator

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Never believe anybody’s “Farewell Tour” is going to be their last – that’s true for Barbra Streisand as well as the people at McDonalds, who famously killed the famous McRib back in aught-five.

But the Bay Area is crazy for McRib these days, apparently.

So maybe the McRib website and the concomitant boneless pigs.org site (srsly) are both gone now, but the McRib is back, baby.

Enjoy.

As seen on Golden Gate:

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Check Out this Historic Walt Disney Company Employee Handbook – It’s an Amazing Time Capsule from 1943

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Well, via the Walt Disney Family Museum‘s* Storyboard Blog, here’s the official Walt Disney Productions new employee handbook from 1943.

It’s called The Ropes at Disney’s.

Here’s a sample:

Professionally scanned-in** by Digital Assets Coordinator Mark Gibson – click to expand

See if you wouldn’t consider this handbook evidence of a hostile work environment, you know, from the standpoint of this day and age. Note that women got twice as many sick days as men, but they weren’t allowed access to the rooftop employee lounge.

Also, back in the day, some dreamed of impractical shoes while others dreamed of dating those who dreamed of impractical shoes. (Oh, well, maybe that’s just like today – nothing’s changed on that score.)

No matter, the long-torsoed guy is quite the ogler.

And check it, Disney pioneered workplace casual dress – it was called “Businesslike Informality,” so neckties were banned.

Enjoy.

*Located in San Francisco’s Presidio, not too far from the Golden Gate Bridge.

**I have a color checker that’s just like the one you can see in the corner there, except mine’s all crinkled up now. These things are expensive.

My Left Foot: Roy Lichtenstein-Inspired Tattoo Another Winner from Deanna Wardin at Tattoo Boogaloo

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

See?

Via Deanna Wardin – click to expand 

Deanna’s the same artist who did the famous parrot tattoo not too long ago.

Anyway, the foot tattoo reminds me of this:

Apply some Ben-Day dots and then you’ll be just like blogging renaissance woman TashaMarie:

jlk

Tattoos! Hurray!

Bear Hearts California – If You See an Image of a Cartoon Animal in the SoMA, Odds are It will be a Bear

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

With all the alum of the bear schools (UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF, UC Hastings College of Law*) in town, you gotta to expect to see more than your fair share of bear murals on the streets of San Francisco.

Like this one, from the Society of California Pioneers Museum & Library at 300 4th Street.

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Nearby, also in SoMA:

The best mural ever, as shown at the Uptown Almanac

Nearby, also in SoMA:

Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

Nearby, also in SoMA:

Artist Chad Hasegawa 

And don’t forget about the famous Chevron Towers Bears** South of the Slot:

In conclusion, them bears are Everywhere You Want To Be in SoMA

*Arguably, given its history as Yet Another UC Berkeley Spinoff. There was that student mascot election what was won by “shark” back in the day, but that wasn’t official or nothing.

**Seasonal

Your Random Anti-Shark Fin Soup Banner of the Day

Monday, April 25th, 2011

As seen in the Panhandle, southwest of the oddly-named and blighted(?) NoPA part of the Western Addition.

We’re reaching endgame on this particular issue, it would seem.

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The Latest Archie Comics Project is Called “The Governator” and It’s About Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I don’t know, man.

Anyway, presenting, The Governator cartoon:

“The project is a collaboration between Schwarzenegger, branded entertainment firm A Squared Entertainment, comic books publisher Archie Comics and POW! Entertainment – the company headed by former Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee. The show is loosely based on Schwarzenegger’s recent political career, with an animated post-governor Arnie fighting crime and natural disasters while trying to “make it home for dinner every night”.

Via @Schwarzenegger

Sometimes,  I just don’t know…