Or Target Tor, as it’s called these days
Remided me of this risky light bulb change at the State Building a half-decade back
Some day, some day, some day, I’ll be the peacock
Winsome on Sansome:
Click to expand – now that’s a telephoto lens, so I guess the photographer won’t capture the copy of The New York Times that Dude is holding
Some day, some day, some day, Dominion
So let’s see here, Jay Nath shoots a commercial for Qualcomm and then nobody, and I mean nobody, watches it.
Here’s a bon mot:
“We see this digital space of empowering our citizens as the next generation of city government,” Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer San Francisco.”
And here’s another:
“When allowed to flourish, mobile can transform lives in tangible ways, as we increasingly become more connected to each other. This episode features Jay Nath, the Chief Innovation Officer of San Francisco and Rob Chappell of Neighborland, a mobile app to empower citizens as they talk about how technology leads to “connected empowerment.”
1. “Chief Innovation Officer?” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! How “innovative.” Not.
2. Are those goofy green $1000 office chairs for real? SFGov really paid for those?
3. How many days of shooting did Qualcomm do of you riding your bike around wearing a suit?
4. Were you contractually obligated to be pawing an off-brand tablet what looked just like the off-brand tablet the other dude had? Like pads are for bidness, is that supposed to be the takeaway here. you know for the two people / bots who press play on your video each day?
5. And isn’t SFPark just a way for the SFMTA to continue to increase its budget waaaaaaaay past the inflation rate? I mean, that’s the reason for SFPark, right?
Now, isn’t San Francisco still The Worst-Run Big City in the U.S?
I think so.
Shouldn’t you be working on that, you know, the corruption instead of yammering about “empowerment,” which, you know, comes off a little patronizing, right?
I think so.
In closing, empowerment, Qualcomm, world-class, innovation capital of the world, natural amphitheatre, dramatic transformation, have I missed any already-dated buzz phrases?
Sometimes I just d0n’t know…
Famous San Francisco street photographer Justin Beck has bounced back from losing his camera on the mean Streets of San Francisco, looks like. He’s got another Nikon to work with so that’s nice.
Check it, a canary yellow streetcar.
Is this an album cover?
Via JRB – click to expand
Poor pooch. Daijoobu, daijobu. Gambate!
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.
*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.
Laura Hooper Back is in San Francisco Magazine these days saying how “The Room” is the “Best Worst Movie Ever.”
But what about shot-in-Half-Moon-Bay “Birdemic: Shock and Terror?”
It’s pretty bad/good itself. Check it.
Let’s meet the director – the caption for this photo is “DIRECTOR JAMES NGUYEN MEETS DAVID LYNCH TO DISCUSS DIGITAL CINEMA“
Here’s a short essay on the subject.
OMG, you gotta get over there and check it out.
“Adobe has a new retail venture: a two-week pop-up location. Think of it as a hybrid exhibition, gallery, classroom, experimental lab, retail store and creative experience designed to immerse the public in the visual world of digital imaging. It’s part art, part tech – and all free.”
All the deets:
- Free to the public (including all workshops, classes and photowalks)
– Open until Saturday, August 6
– Hours of operation:
Sun–Wed: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Thurs–Sat: 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
– Photos of the space: http://on.fb.me/oBT1kl
Now I think you’re too late for the big Adobe Chinatown Photowalk on July 31 (don’t go there without an invite, and I’ll tell you, you can’t get an invite at this late date) but there’s other stuff going on.
And check out the schedule – there’s a lot of stuff:
See you there!
Do you know how much bad art we pay for? I mean, there’s lots and lots of (government-funded and government-mandated) bad art around town, let me tell you.
OTOH, popular photographer Justin Ryan Beck does his good art, his street photography, for free for one and all – isn’t that nice?
Or least it was nice, until yesterday, when the digital camera he was using got stolen out of his hands in the Richmond District at four-something PM in the afternoon:
“I’m OK but was just robbed at the corner of Arguello and Balboa. Talked to cops. Time for a new camera I guess. :/”
Here’s his last photo. It appears he’ll be on a break for a while.
How can we get a DSLR, preferably a new Nikon along with a wide anglish lens or two, back into the hands of JRB, you know, where it rightfully belongs?
OMG, the 2011 Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Truck West Coast Tour is here in the bay area through the end of July, 2011!
Just check the sked right here to see where they’ll turn up next.
And best of all, if you Tweet them or Poke them, maybe they’ll show up at your office or whatever with some tasty free B&J.
Check it – these “happy gals” from Edelman Digital San Francisco (and some more over here at the San Francisco Bay Guardian) have already beaten you to the punch:
(In Soviet Russia, [You know, I'm going to have to issue a recall on my lame Yakov Smirnoff reference. What I want to say is something like, "In Soviet Russia, ice cream eats YOU." But that doesn't make sense. You know, I just haven't heard enough of his material. Apologies.])