Posts Tagged ‘egyptian’

Hundreds of Coptic Christians Rally in San Francisco for Religious Freedom in Egypt

Friday, January 29th, 2010

This was the scene today in Civic Center, where hundreds of Coptic Christians rallied for religious freedom and an end to the recent violence in Egypt.

Details at 40 Going  On 28.

Tut at the de Young – Know Your Boy King: #2, Anubis the Protector

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

It’s Tut! It’s dazzling! As you know by now, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs has opened at the de Young Museum.

Now these days, you can’t travel without protection so what better Protector could you find than Anubis, the jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in Egyptian mythology.

And here he is, from far away, it’s 25 foot tall metal Anubis being installed up in Yelp-rated Pier 39:

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Now that’s better. Don’t lose your head, A-dog. 

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This whole installation was quite the circus with circling news choppers and the works. 

Now, you gots to install giant Anubis in pieces, and not do it the way they did in Hotlanta, GA. This chart posted inside of the hollow statue spells it all out:

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Is this jackal a naughty boy? Some seem to think so.

Here’s Tut’s actual Anubis, the main man who was at the ready for 3000 years in Egypt. There’s a lot to learn when you see the Tut show in Golden Gate Park. And, bonus,  it’s even open tomorrow, the Fourth of July, last entry at 2:00 PM.

And check out Cultural Encounters tonight at the de Young. See you there!

Calvin Klein Jeans Not Trying Hard Enough to Make Rivets Last

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Here’s what happens when you don’t spring for the $100+ jeans at Costco – the main rivet holding your sub-$100 cK pants together breaks apart in your hands after one washing. Let’s take a look.

No problems here at the front of the rivet. Click to expand:

And the buck-tail here on the other side looks good:

Here’s your problem: the end of your buck-tail looks like an aluminum can because it’s made out of aluminum. It’s one thing to have a defect in your MG18A03C AN 36009 CA 00213 Straight Leg Egyptian cotton (or cotton from Egypt, anyway) jeans, but it’s another thing to look like they’re not even trying.

Construction seems a little cheesy at 20x life size.

How to fix a rivet – that’s the next task…