And yet they’re still all over the place, even on brand new cars:
The older versions have “CHP” on them and the newer ones don’t, but all of them seem wrong to me.
Yes, down at 1200 Market Street at 8th and Larkin and Grove, across the street from the Main Public Library
“I think this wrapper means we all have the same rights,” a young child explains.
“A burger has never made me cry before,” says a young woman.
“Proceeds from the limited-time-only $4.29 sandwich will be donated to the Burger King McLamore Foundation, the chain’s charity arm, for scholarships for college-bound LGBT high school seniors graduating next spring.”
Bonus round: Rainbow Crowns!
Oh, and from Burger King’s FaceBook page, where people are writing in to say that they’ll never eat at BK again:
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It’s a wrap, deets below.
“Tizen Developer Conference Culminates With Introduction of New Devices, Device Profiles, Developer Tools and Internet of Things Roadmap
Capacity Number of Attendees Witness the Unveiling of the World’s First Tizen Smartphone, New Tizen IVI System and Tizen Smart Television SDK
SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2014 — The Tizen Developer Conference (#TDCSF14), the world’s largest event focused exclusively on the growing developer ecosystem around the Tizen open source operating system for converged devices, today marked the closing of the third-annual TDC event in San Francisco. The event saw a record number of developers and media attendees witness the official unveiling of the world’s first Tizen smartphone, the Samsung Z, set to launch in Q3 of 2014 in Russia. A number of other new device prototypes, software, device profiles and developer tools were also on display at the event.
See it on the right?
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You just don’t know how special you are ’til you own and operate a Tesla Model S.
Why, you’re so special that, in some states, you didn’t even have to pay sales tax to get your new ride. And here in California, your wundercar can go all of its 200-something mile range on the freeway in the carpool / HOV lane even though you’re sitting in your car all by your lonesome!
Now check out Dude here on Masonic. He’s got his official CA HOV stickers on all four corners. Plus, he’s also got a license to jibber jabber on his handheld cell phone while driving. I mean, he must – just look at him:
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Oh but Dude, don’t speed too much else the maximum range on your $100,000 car will go down to 100-something miles and then you’ll have to get towed, like this:
(Funny story – in the mind of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the driver of this car drove it in circles specifically to make it run so low on juice that it wouldn’t go no mo. That wasn’t true but oh well. And this Model S wouldn’t even allow its needlessly-complicated doors to open for the tow-truck monkey, that child of a Lesser God, so it could be, you know, put into neutral so, you know, it could get towed. Oh, and here’s another funny one. How many kids should you have with 30-something Elon Musk before he trades you in for a newer, sexier model-type model? Five[!] Five kids, srsly. And then the former Mrs. Elon Musk is like, “At least she’s not a blonde.”)
Anywho, the question of the day is why you’d even want such a long, low, and wide big-on-the-outside-yet-small-on-the-inside vehicle such as a Model S? It’s like an electrified Porsche Panamera four-door, right? And compared to my full-sized. eight-passenger motherfucking Land Cruiser, the Model S is longer[!] and wider[!] (How can that be?) And I’ll tell you, my ride, which isn’t exactly known for high MPG, no not at all, has a real-life range of 400-something miles on the freeway.
Oh, what’s that, your Model S is shiny and it has a lot of chrome and it makes you feel special? Well, then carry on with your super important phone call, by all means.
You have become a Supraman.
“As far back as Yossarian could recall, he explained to Clevinger with a patient smile, somebody was always hatching a plot to kill him. There were people who cared for him and people who didn’t, and those who hated him were out to get him. They hated him because he was Assyrian. But they couldn’t touch him, he told Clevinger, because he had a sound mind in a pure body and was as strong as an ox. They couldn’t touch him because he was Tarzan, Mandrake, Flash Gordon. He was Bill Shakespeare. He was Cain, Ulysses, the Flying Dutchman; he was Lot in Sodom, Deirdre of the Sorrows, Sweeney in the nightingales among trees. He was miracle ingredient Z-247. He was…
Crazy!” Clevinger interrupted, shrieking. “That’s what you are! Crazy!”
“…immense. I’m a real slam-bang, honest-to-goodness, three-fisted humdinger. I’m a bona fide Supraman.”
“Superman?” Clevinger cried. “Superman?”
Supraman,” Yossarian corrected.”
“Yossarian is transcendent man. He is rising above the living dead all around him to find a way to live. He is basically alone in his quest. A real hero.”
“I am, I am Supraman, and I can do anything.”
Avert your gaze, “art” lovers.
Via Uptown Almanac and Fecal Face: “Dropping in Diptych – San Francisco, CA – My buddy Trevor dropping in on Cupids arrow on the way to Atnt park.”
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Is this what Gap founder Don Fisher would have wanted?
Rincon Park, San Francisco, California.
Stainless steel, structural carbon steel, fiber-reinforced plastic, cast epoxy, polyvinyl chloride foam; painted with polyester gelcoat
64 ft. x 143 ft. 9 in. x 17 ft. 3/8 in.
Commissioned by D&DF Foundation, San Francisco
Installed November 2002
Statement by the Artists:
Inspired by San Francisco’s reputation as the home port of Eros, we began our project for a small park on the Embarcadero along San Francisco Bay by trying out the subject of Cupid’s stereotypical bow and arrow. The first sketches were made of the subject with the bowstring drawn back, poised on the feathers of the arrow, which pointed up to the sky.
When Coosje van Bruggen found this position too stiff and literal, she suggested turning the image upside down: the arrow and the central part of the bow could be buried in the ground, and the tail feathers, usually downplayed, would be the focus of attention. That way the image became metamorphic, looking like both a ship and a tightened version of a suspension bridge, which seemed to us the perfect accompaniment to the site. In addition, the object functioned as a frame for the highly scenic situation, enclosing — depending on where one stood — either the massed buildings of the city’s downtown or the wide vista over the water and the Bay Bridge toward the distant mountains.
As a counterpoint to romantic nostalgia, we evoked the mythological account of Eros shooting his arrow into the earth to make it fertile. The sculpture was placed on a hill, where one could imagine the arrow being sunk under the surface of plants and prairie grasses. By slanting the bow’s position, Coosje added a sense of acceleration to the Cupid’s Span. Seen from its “stern,” the bow-as-boat seems to be tacking on its course toward the white tower of the city’s Ferry Building.”
From the peanut gallery:
“This thing is awful. I do not understand putting up a piece of ‘art’ that looks like it should be at Disneyland’s California Adventure, smack-dab in the middle of an already amazing view. Everytime I go by it it pisses me off. Leave the Bay view alone to it’s own devices.”
“This Disneyland crap makes me want to barf. If only Chicken John had been elected mayor, he would have run his pickup truck into this eyesore and San Francisco would have looked like a real city again”
“Ugh. Really? It’s hideous and tacky. It belongs in Cleveland, not San Francisco.”
Hey, remember this one?
“ONE WORLD, ONE DREAM – FREE TIBET”
Anyway, Tibet Day is back in the Bay Area – deets below.
So who’s profiting from this scene on Golden Gate Avenue? I don’t know, could it be Willie Brown or Rose Pak or Randy Shaw or some corrupt non-profit?
Something like that, I suspect. But I don’t know the deets.
Nevertheless, a clear victory for Komatsu:
All right, well, I just dug up some deets.
SocketSite has something on 121 Golden Gate Avenue that shows a bizarre proposal from 2010:
But, upon further review, it looks like we’re going from this:
Anyway, good-bye 121 Golden Gate. You made it to 90 years old, which is pretty good, all things considered.
As Rain Man used to say, “I know this car.”
I know it because I saw it illegally parked in front of a liquor store at the corner of Union and Columbus on a Friday or Saturday night all the way back in the 1990’s.
1.5 decades later, I see this rig again. How about that?
And of course, it has an expensive CHP 11-99 Foundation license plate holder, to tell peace officers not to give this particular car a ticket, no matter how cray-cray the driver drives/parks.
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Ferraris look a lot better these days, is all I can say.
Anyway, welcome to the new millennium, NRTH BCH.