Posts Tagged ‘flame’

American Badass, Pinole, CA

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

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Orange Coit Tower, by Famous Photographer David Yu – Giants Fever 2012 – Licorice and Flame for All to See

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Via David Yu:

The colors of the Orange and Black are, officially, in PANTONE-speak:

PANTONE 19-1102 TCX – “Licorice” [Black]
PANTONE 17-1462 TCX – “Flame” [Orange]
PANTONE 11-0601 TCX – “Bright White” 
PANTONE 17-1044 TCX – “Chipmunk” 
PANTONE 13-0917 TCX – “Italian Straw” 
PANTONE 11-0701 TCX – “Whisper White” 
PANTONE 15-4003 TCX – “Storm Gray”

Did not know that…

The Melted Aftermath of a San Francisco Porta Potti Arson Attack, 2008-2009

Monday, February 9th, 2009

You’ve already seen the sad aftermath of a San Francisco Porta Potti arson on the streets of San Francisco but now, here’s a photo of the melted aftermath before cleanup.

Porta Potti Arsonist, do you have a Message? What is your beef? How would you like to change Society? Could you please forward your manifesto? Do tell!

An early victim from 2008 on Powell. Click to expand:

via Seven Morris

The Sad Aftermath of a San Francisco Porta Potti Arson Attack, 2008-2009

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Look below for the telltale sign of yet another Porta Potti arson – bright green or blue or aqua synthetic resin embedded into the sidewalk, evidencing the molten flow downhill. Was this portable toilet parked right next to a tree? Thanks for asking, yes it was. Isn’t that against the rules? Yes again. (Oh well.)

But why was this toilet chosen to be the 21st to go up in flames? Take a look at the crime scene below for a clue.

Can concrete cement handle the heat of melting, petroleum-based plastic? Clearly no. This gouged part of the sidewalk will need to be replaced at some point:

The charred tree is the one on the right. Click to expand to see why the arsonist might have picked this particular spot.

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Look at the glass-encased eternal flame on the upper left. Firebugs are attracted to fire, right? Something to think about…

Stay safe.

Opening Weekend of Chihuly at the de Young in Golden Gate Park a Huge Success

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

The first two days of ChihulyPalooza in Golden Gate Park were well attended, despite the admonishment of New Republic Art Critic Jed Perl:

Everybody rushes to the Museum of Modern Art and the De Young, two overblown buildings with sporadically important collections, while the most beautiful museum in the city–the Legion of Honor, in which masterpieces by Watteau, Le Nain, and Seurat have been given a thrillingly elegant installation- -is hardly ever mentioned.

Well, consider the Legion mentioned, Mr. Perl. Now on with the show:

Director John Buchanan speaking with Dale Chihuly earlier at the preview. Click to expand:

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Let’s head outside to see the spectacle in front of the museum. A man controlling his metallic fire animals obscured by propane gas:

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The Crucible’s Educational Response Vehicle. Have anvil, will travel:

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The thrill of sending a plume of fire skyward the first time:

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A bed of nails with a fretful ballerina on top:

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And inside the museum, cherubs everywhere:

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See you there!

San Francisco: Hundreds of Irate Tibetans Protest 2008 Olympics in Beijing

Monday, March 10th, 2008

March 10 is the anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising so there were protests all over the world today. San Franciscans saw about 400 people march from City Hall to the Chinese Consulate.

We’ll get to see the Olympic Torch passing through in April. San Francisco is the only stop in North America for the flame so expect to see a lot more protesting going on then.

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