Some ideas are bad ideas…
Watch out, The Hunger Games – The Exhibition is coming/ to town, starting February 13th, 2016! That’s right, fellow Panemanians, Our historic Palace of Fine Arts will soon become THE INNOVATION HANGAR and you’ll be able to see it all for just $29.95.
You know, for kids:
See for yourself at, and I’m srsly, the iHangar.com.
I can think of more than a few 94123 landfill-dwelling millionaires who are GOING TO BE PISSED about this attraction, when they find out that troubled Supervisor Mark Farrell’s District 2 will soon transform troubled President Snow’s tech-rich District 3
ASSIGNMENT DESK: Hey, just how much is Hollywood going to pay SFGov / Rec and Park for all the trouble? One wonders if we’re charging a $100,000 “premium reservation fee,” or a $50,000 “park regeneration fee.”
Don’t stop believing, Panamaniacs – the iHangar is for reals.
See you there!
Here’s the scene some ten days after November Election Day, 2015:
You’d think Ron Conway would have enough money to clean up quickly after losing an election…
…but you’d be wrong.
Somebody should go out into the field and remove any last vestiges of this failure.
“Per witnesses, Conway said, “Well, I think we heard it pretty clear from the mayor. We’d better not have anybody here give to Aaron Peskin, or there’ll be problems with Ed Lee.” Conway then purportedly confided that he had contributed heavily to swamp David Campos’s 2014 assembly run, but feared that if he did the same for Christensen, it would bounce back on both of them. Conway then allegedly informed the assembled movers and shakers that they must pony up for Christensen. He would in turn make them whole by giving to their preferred causes.”
Via the Somewhat Fair Use Doctrine, let’s catch up with the Once and Future Supervisor of District 3:
Speaking of which, I got a little blowback from a couple people over this JULIE CHRISTENSEN DESIGNED THE CANDY-APPLE RED KITCHENAID MIXER business put forth by the Ron Conway Crew, but I’m not moved. I’ll say that I’m sure she had something to do with something, but she certainly didn’t “design” an appliance what’s fundamentally unchanged since the 1930’s AND she didn’t come up with the idea of making ’em various colors, which started up in the 1950’s afore she was even born. Now, if she picked one louder shade of red than what came before, well, maybe she did, but that don’t mean she “designed” no iconic kitchen appliance.
And also, wasn’t she FOR Aaron Peskin before she was against him? I think so. She herself seems like a prototypical Telegraph Hill Dweller, you know, herself.
And hey, here’s an idea, pick ANY RANDOM PERSON living in District Three and that person would do a better job for SF than JC – I’m 90% sure that would be an upgrade, I’m saying the odds would be in our favor.
All right, D3 residents, we’re counting on to vote for checks and balances in SFGov, for 2016, anyway…
And best of all, as you can see, Aaron already has a posse.
So hop on the bandwagon, D3.
Here’s the oft-repeated contention about District 3’s gaffe-prone, appointed interim rookie Supervisor Julie Christensen – she:
And that was her accomplishment what’s offered as a substitute for her not having elected experience. (NTTAWWT, I don’t oppose her for that reason. I oppose her for being a lackey (past, present, and future) of area billionaire Ron Conway. Incidentally, this lack of electoral experience explains why she didn’t learn lessons she should have learned (about how all mics are hot mics etc etc etc) almost a half-century ago, you know, as an intern…)
All right, SPOILER ALERT: Here’s the Model K from all the way back from 1937, from before when you, Gentle Reader, and even she were even born.
There it is – it’s the same basic thing today as like seven decades ago, and look, it’s got the same accessories port (a kind of power takeoff (PTO)) up front such that accessories made for this Model K back in the 1930’s will work on your brand-new mixer.*
All right, turn out the lights, the party’s over… OH WHAT’S THAT, GENTLE READER? You say her claim to greatness was merely that she “helped design” the particular candy-apple red model?
Well, let’s see, what you’re saying is that she was in some meeting and she said, “How about red?”
Does this kind of thing really make you a Designer?
Hey, colors! When did KitchenAid get lots of colors? It was the 1950’s, I’m srsly.
So she “designed” our KA mixers by suggesting not the idea of various colors, but one particular shade like decades and decades after all the real work was done and that’s her experience what’s going to empower her to enact the longtime Republican Ron Conway (oh yes, Ron Conway, right away, Ron Conway, oh it’s an honor to finally meet you, Ron Conway, oh you’re so clever, Ron Conway) Agenda for all of Frisco?
Hey, look. I’m going to design a KitchenAid, like right now. Here’s my mock-up. Isn’t it bold and brassy and oh so au courant and won’t the young hipsters love it?
SURPRISE! I didn’t greenlight this metal finish at all. But it’s a real thing, born in the, ahem, fifties.
Perhaps JC can come up with another way to impress the soccer moms of D3?
Oh, no matter, Aaron the Giant has a Posse, see?
We’ll just have to wait and see if they‘ll turn out, on and before Election Day…
*It’s kind of an amazing company – KA sends all its returned items back to the factory to see what went wrong (there’s your quality) and then they offer it for sale at a discount. I bought mine new from the Costco – I think it was $100 off or something, you can’t beat that. The one on sale now** is tiny – doesn’t seem all that good a deal, oh well.
**Yes it’s bright red but not even Ron Conway hisself would claim that JC invented / designed the color Admiral Red
Here’s your Aaron Peskin running hard, once again, for Supe of District Three:
As you can see, Aaron has a posse.
Have you seen the polling? The thing is that gaffe-prone Julie Christensen, the Sarah Palin of SF politics, still has a few more months to introduce herself to her constituents and we still don’t know what kind of effect the “uncoordinated” and inevitable Ron Conway-type money-dump against Aaron will have.
Now let’s hear from Julie, the unknown redshirt, the redshirt freshman in her 60’s, you know, talking about economic classes, trying, you know, to give a shout-out to her temporary fiefdom:
“…both lower and upper and middle, middle upper, lower, you know, fisherman’s wharf, the financial district, the waterfront…”
I think, you know, that’s enough for now.
All right, place your bets:
“D3 is Rose Pak’s Chinatown district, and according to Rose, Julie Christensen “doesn’t know jack shit about Chinatown.”http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanf… She’s also facing former D3 supervisor Aaron Peskin, who can boast significantly greater name recognition.”
As you can see by clicking on the above link, JC is not the favorite in this race, oh well.
All right, play us out, Mssrs. Matier & Ross:
“San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is dropping his affable smile when it comes to Aaron Peskin. The mayor grew a set of fangs last week, warning a collection of the city’s business, labor and tech leaders that there would be consequences if they help the former Board of Supervisors president’s bid to unseat Lee’s handpicked District Three incumbent in November, Supervisor Julie Christensen. “I am paying attention,” the mayor told the assembled guests at a closed-door meeting Tuesday at the Hanson Bridgett law offices, according to people who were there.”
And here’s the stinger:
“And tech investor Ron Conway, one of the mayor’s biggest backers, urged the business community to step up to the plate for Christensen — saying there would be a backlash if he and his tech friends wrote the checks for the mayor’s candidate.”
OMG, would you look at this?
I mean check out all these deadly, beastly automobiles parked on Polk, the very same street that the SFMTA is trying to “complete” don’t you know:
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I know, why don’t you take out all these spaces and replace them with a separated bike lane or something, SFMTA?
After all, Transit First, right?
Oh, what’s that? These are the spaces that the Board of Supervisors and their aides park in for free every day so that’s where you just happened to end your campaign of completion?
But don’t you care about safety, SFMTA?
“This project seeks to implement aesthetic and safety improvements for all users of Polk Street between McAllister and Union Streets. In accordance with the City’s Transit First policy, improvements will primarily be focused on people who walk, use transit and ride a bicycle along Polk Street. The project is funded by Proposition B General Obligation Bonds and is part of an overall citywide effort to curb pedestrian and bicycle collisions and to provide a safe north-south connection for people on bicycles. Pedestrian and bicyclist collision and injury data on Polk Street point to a corridor in need of safety improvements for all those who share the road. In fact, the southern portion from Sacramento to McAllister Streets is part of the 5% of San Francisco streets that have more than half of the City’s most severe pedestrian collisions.”
No matter, TZ’s cabaret performers were on hand all smiles yesterday at the news conference* in the “50 Broadway” parking lot near the Embarcadero. This location will be ZinZanni’s new home, if everything works out.
(I’ll tell you, I can’t tell the difference betwixt Gavin Newsom running the Newsom Administration and Ed Lee running the Newsom Adminstration, fundamentally. I mean, Ed Lee is not an impetuous asshole, so that means he behaves better, he tends to show up at these kinds of functions with a smaller entourage and less drama. That’s good, I s’pose…)
Oh, there he is, to the right of the gorgeous Martian(?) lady:
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See how this will work? The famous European tent they use will go behind the new building:
All the deets after the jump.
* I didn’t stick around for the Bauer’s “Intelligent” Transportation part of the presser. You know, you really need to work hard at sucking to get a Yelp rating this low.** But Bauer’s is well-connected to SFGov, so there you go, there’s your bidness model.
**Even with the work of shill reviewers avec their bogus five-star ratings…
“I have kids and read Harry potter. Chiu is Peter Pettigrew and W B voldemort.”
Correct me if I’m wrong on that.
Artist’s conception of Board President David Chiu as devious and unloyal Peter Pettigrew and He Who Shant Be Named as Lord Voldemort:
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Anyway, that evanescent Tweet is gone now, down the Memory Hole.
So leave us forget all about it.
*But who is Harry Potter in this metaphor?