Posts Tagged ‘float’

“Diabetes on Wheels!” – Supervisor Eric Mar’s Name for the Coca-Cola Float at 2014 Chinese New Year Parade

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

From Joe Fitzgerald aka fitzthereporter comes this:

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And from District One Supervisor Eric Mar  aka ericmar415 comes this:

“Diabetes on wheels!”

Ooh, harsh.

But consistent.

The Floating Helicopters of San Francisco – How Inflatable Airbags Help When Crash Landing in the Bay

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

These tourist choppers sometimes conk out near the Golden Gate Bridge and when that happens then only thing for the pilot to do is pop open the compressed gas container you can see there in order to inflate the six airbags you can also see there.

Then a call to the Coast Guard, which will give you a friendly tow to land, hurray!

It happens sometimes

12th Annual Anime Costume Parade at the 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival a Huge Success

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The 12th Annual San Francisco Cherry Blossom Costume Parade and Contest went off without a hitch yesterday in Civic Center.

It was just like 2009, 2008, 2007, etc. Check out the complete 2010 gallery from raider3_anime, if you’d like.

This shot from official Cherry Blossom Photographer David Yu captures the scene:

Here’s the awards ceremony under the pouring sun.

And here are the winners, starting their journey to Japantown:

Congratulations to all the participants.

See you next year!

Bay to Breakers 2009, the Day After, How Bad is It Out There?

Monday, May 18th, 2009

What does the City and County of San Francisco look like in the foggy, cold dawn of day – the day after the 98th Annual Bay to Breakers Civic Event and Fun Run? Let’s take a tour.

As always, You Make The Call.

A cyclist on his way to work heading west on the Panhandle bike path - neatly avoiding the broken AND the unbroken bottle. That other stuff you can see is from the giant overhanging Eucalyptus trees. Click to expand:

An abandoned parade float and plastic cups that midnight recyclers don’t seem to value. (This was the same vessel used by some white-clad sailors the previous day – the mast was like a dancing pole. See?)

DPW will have its hands full today:

Divisidero. This block isn’t officially part of the course but it got some garbage anyway. The bulk of the garbage on Fell Street was sweeped up yesterday afternoon.

Uh oh, call the hazmat teamto Hayes Street Hill. On second thought, that’s going to cost taxpayers $1000 or something, right? Oh, this isn’t in your job description and your orders are to call the hazardous materials team for disposal of all ”toxic waste?” Alright, I get your point

The Anschutz people have some of these big bins out there with signs that go “TRASH HERE.” (Somewhat patronizing you might think.) Anywho, the neighbors know a free deal when they see it, so Bring Out Your Dead obsolete, bigscreen, CRT TVs. One two three, let’s throw it on the pile. (Bad form.)

DPW in Golden Gate Park proper near Oak. They get up early, huh?

JFK Jr. Drive near the Conservatory of Flowers. Some heavy-drinking frat boys got their float into the Dumpster. Good for them. 

And it looks as if the Citizens for the Preservation of the Bay2Breakers were up to something after the street party. All you can do as a team of people is bag stuff up and leave it for DPW, right? Good form.

So there you have it.