Right under the windshield wipers, thusly – as seen on Fell Street:
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This is an oldie but a goodie, a time-honored technique.
I cry foul.
I bet you’d love to have your very own smoking tent. One that’s large enough to be seen from outer space, right?
Well then you should envy California Governor Arnold Schwazenegger ’cause this beige smoking tent used to be all his.
As seen from the second floor of Sacramento’s Capitol Building:
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Best of all, it was excluded from California’s new anti-smoking laws because, well, just because.
And if there was the occasional flooding in our historic capitol due to all the fake plastic grass that was put down, well, that was all right as well.
This was the bird’s eye view:
Happy smoking, Arnie!
Yes, whether it be cigars…
…or marijuana, like back in the day…
Smoking some sweet aparteid weed in South Africa - Pumping Iron, 1977
…happy smoking, Arnold!
You had the option of going under or over the wire.
Here’s UNDER. See how that works? Easy peasy.
Click to expand – well there’s the problem: No bottom tension wire on the chain link fence plus the line posts were placed too far apart.
And here’s OVER. This here is called the bum rush:
You could get away with this kind of thing a couple years ago.
Now. things have changed – you won’t be able find these weaknesses in 2013.
Oh, your friend Badger’s working on the inside this year and he’s going to let you and your buds in? Well, that might work.
But the days of a single chain link fence between you and your tunes are over at the Outside Lands
Well, here it is, coming to a drug deal near you, the new $100 bill for 2013 and beyond.
You see, those North Koreans think it’s funny to counterfeit our money and this is the response from the U.S. Treasury.
All right, via NewMoney.gov, from the front:
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Now, see it lit up from the back:
Here’s it lit with ultraviolet light:
And here it is from the back:
“April 24, 2013
The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced that the redesigned $100 note will begin circulating on October 8, 2013. This note, which incorporates new security features such as a blue, 3-D security ribbon, will be easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate.
The new design for the $100 note was unveiled in 2010, but its introduction was postponed following an unexpected production delay. To ensure a smooth transition to the redesigned note when it begins circulating in October, the U.S. Currency Education Program is reaching out to businesses and consumers around the world to raise awareness about the new design and inform them about how to use its security features. More information about the new design $100 note, as well as training and educational materials, can be found at www.newmoney.gov.
For media inquiries, call 202-452-2955.”
What’s this? Tiffany and Company is suing Costco for selling diamonds using the term “Tiffany setting” or something?
“We now know that there are at least hundreds, if not thousands, of Costco members who think they bought a Tiffany engagement ring at Costco, which they didn’t. Costco knew what it was doing when it used the Tiffany trademark to sell rings that had nothing to do with Tiffany. This is not the kind of behavior people expect from a company like Costco and this case will shed a much-needed light on this outrageous behavior,” says Jeffrey Mitchell, a lawyer with Dickstein Shapiro who is representing Tiffany in the case. “The Tiffany brand has been damaged, Costco members have been damaged and Costco has profited from the sale of engagement rings by misrepresenting what they were. We will get to the bottom of what Costco was up to and why, and right a terrible wrong.”
I cry foul.
You see, Tiffany, the phrase Tiffany mount and similar, well, that’s a genericized term these days, you know, like champagne.
Oh, and Tiffany, Costco marks up the price of its worthless rocks a lot less than you do, right? That’s why Costco will take back any diamonds people bought if they were stupid enough to be confused over this issue.
It’s not like they were selling the rings in little blue boxes, right?
OK, Tiffany, keep on keeping on.
Now I’ve got a little shopping to do:
Yes, everything that ever happens in your life has to do with your ethnic heritage, apparently.
That’s the conclusion you might come to after reading this tale from area attorney Rodel Rodis. It started up ten years ago and ended up involving a former Assistant City Attorney by the name of Scott Wiener.
All right, Rodel, the SFPD took you into a station after thinking you were trying to pass a fake $100 bill, but actually it was real, so look sad, come on, sadder, sadder, cleek:
Uh, dude, you’re telling your story wrong.
And I’ll tell you, if you ever find me with a $100 bill, I’ll know exactly where I got it from.
And you’d think somebody could have entered the phrase “1985 $100 bill” into the Google earlier in this process, back in the day, but oh well. (And IRL, a teller supervisor at a bank in the pre-Internet era could examine a bill and then contact the feds in a New York minute, you know, to check the serial number.)
And if Walgreens ever sends me a giant bouquet to turn my frown upside-down, I’d tell them they should have simply handed over the bouquet money directly to me.
But, In mitigation, you went to the former New College of Law and then, unlike most of its graduates*, you passed the CA bar exam. So good on you. Srsly.
And you escaped the college board before City College came crashing down, so that was a good move as well.
All right, let’s look forward to this incident’s 20th anniversary in 2023, when we’ll surely hear this tale again…
*Such as your fellow area minor celebrity, the ivory-white “Ivory Madison.”