Posts Tagged ‘frank chu’

Turns Out that Wireless PG&E SmartMeters WON’T Kill You – Imagine That!

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

If I thought there were a chance in Hell that you could possibly be hurt by microwave RF radiation from a PG&E SmartMeter, I might feel differently about this whole issue.

Anyway, you all wanted a study, so you got a study, right?

As seen on Van Ness:

So, if you want to fight the Battle of New Orleans, be my guest.

But this one is case closed…

Next!

Gavin Newsom, Spencer Christian and the San Francisco Ballet Snowflakes to Light Up Market Street at 6:30 PM Tonight

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Our Market Street Association is hosting the 3rd Annual Market Street Snowflake Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 PM tonight.

Just like last year.

Mayor Gavin Newsom with the Snowflake Girls in 2009 near the Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround at the dramatic “Moment of Lighting.” Dixitque Gavin fiat lux, et facta est lux:

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Market Street Snowflake Lighting

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Powell & Market Street

3rd Annual Market Street Snowflake Lighting Ceremony
November 18th at 6:30pm
Powell & Market Streets at the Cable Car turnaround

The Market Street Association organized event of the 3rd annual Market Street Holiday Snowflake lighting will kick off the downtown Holiday season. 142 snowflake decorations will adorn the historic Path of Gold lampposts from 2nd through 6th Streets. Spencer Christian of ABC 7 news will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event. “Snowflakes” from the SF Ballet will be on hand to help with the count down to the official lighting.

Sign-holding Frank Chu and Jesus Loves You Guy expected.

See you there!

PG&E is Going All Out to Get You to Loooooove SmartMeters – Testing Old Meters Side-By-Side

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I’m not exactly sure what you people are worried about with the new SmartMeters from our corporate overlords at Pigs, Giraffes, and Elephants. One issue is radiation. Really? Can a frequency make you sick?

“Hart says the electromagnetic frequency, the EMF, which is used to remotely send information from the SmartMeter on the side of your home to PG&E can make people sick.”

I don’t think so, pardner. Anyway, concerns persist over the electromagnetic fields surrounding these rigs. So, PG&E is taking steps today to make sure you get all the paliative cliches you can handle. Read all about what they’re going to do after the jump.

Now, the other issue people seem to have is meter accuracy. So, get ready for the Old vs. New side-by-side test results.

Some Californians have two meters metering just to prove that SmartMeters work:

Seems pretty close to me but, as always, You Make The Call:

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All right, all the deets of SmartMeter Best Practices after the jump. 

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Are We Now Supposed to Worry About Radiation from PG&E SmartMeters?

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

This was the scene today at Van Ness and McAllister (where a passing San Francisco Supervisor went out of his/her way to state that he/she was not involved). It was the great anti-PG&E, anti-SmartMeter protest at the California Public Utilities Commission.

Anyway, the answer is this:

No, don’t worry about RF radiation from Smart Meters.

Worry about something else if you want, though. Be my guest.   

Nice sign, but…

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Apparently, Frank Chu Doesn’t Mind if You Traffic in 12-Galaxy Signs

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Turns out that Famous Frank Chu is aware of people who trade his old signs and he’s cool with it.

(Any allegations of profiteering against Frank’s wishes are cheerfully withdrawn.)

My first photo of Frank Chu straight-on posted on the Web:

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Wonder what one of Frank’s old Impeach Clinton / Zegnatronic Rocket Society signs would be worth these days…

2010 Haight Ashbury Street Fair a Huge Success – Here’s What It Looked Like

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Despite those hating Yelpers, today’s Haight Ashbury Street Fair was, once again, a huge success.

“The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair is held on the second Sunday of June each year, during which Haight Street is closed down between Stanyan and Masonic, with one sound stage at each end. This is a rather crowded event due to heavy tourism.”

Indeed:

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San Francisco District Five Supervisor Ross “The Boss” Mirkarimi was on hand, as per usual:

At least the Yelpers like Frank:

“Show us your boobs” above the Haight Ashbury Ben & Jerry’s, as per usual:

Your Bay City Bombers were there, natch. Here’s their montage:

This ganga guy in purple will sue you for $1000 if you take his photo, or something:

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And Obama in a Giants cap, just the way they had it at the recent Union Street Festival:

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See you next year!

Somehow, This Hipster on Market Street is Profitting Off of Frank Chu’s 12 Galaxies Sign

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Not sure how this guy is making money, but I hope that famous Frank Chu is getting his fair share…

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Famous Frank “12 Galaxies” Chu Late to His Own 50th Birthday Party

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

What better place for famous Frank Chu to mark a half-century of existence in our Milky Way galaxy than to hold court at the full-century-old Pied Piper Bar & Maxfield’s at the Palace Hotel on Market Street. The problem was that Frank missed the 5:30 PM starting time by a good margin owing to his attendance at a labor rally just across the street.

Tick-tock, Frank, tik-tok.

See? There’s his famous sign, right next to Che Guevara in the pouring sun:

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But he was eventually cajoled into quitting work early and joining his party, already in progress. Here he is holding court ‘neath the famous Pied Piper mural / painting.

And then it was off to neighboring Maxfield’s. Here he is posing for a semi Last Supper-style photo:

(Frank always seems to be around a pretty girl.)

Happy birthday Frank Chu!

Hours of Operation Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.     Maxfield’s was named after the famous artist Maxfield Parrish who painted the iconic Pied Piper of Hamlin mural located in the adjacent Pied Piper Bar. The warm and inviting atmosphere of Maxfield’s and the Pied Piper Bar feature a beautiful mosaic tile floor and rich wood paneling. Whether sitting at the handsome mahogany bar or a relaxing  table, you will feel at home when dining in Maxfield’s and the Pied Piper. For almost a century, the Pied Piper bar has been the favored spot among locals as well as visitors from around the world. The Pied Piper provides the perfect backdrop for the world famous Maxfield Parrish mural “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”. Enjoy delicious appetizers, American cuisine and cocktails in this welcoming atmosphere.

Frosty Frank Chu Wishes You a Phixgrostrenikal Christmas from Google San Francisco

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

See?

Frosty the Chu Man at the SoMA office of Google in San Francisco, where the toilets all have 14 things to push, instead of just one.  

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Mayor Visits City – Gavin Newsom Returns to Light Up Our Lives, Market Street Snowflakes

Friday, November 20th, 2009

He’s back, baby! San Francisco’s Mayor Gavin Newsom is back in town, both physically and mentally. So,  he’ll (OMG, is Gavin channelling giddy, laughing Tom Cruise?) once again have to deal with the so-called “delusional” media, but that won’t stop him from continuing to Take It Directly to the People, GWB-style. As here, with last night’s lighting ceremony for the Market Street Snowflakes.

Our mayor with the Snowflake Girls near the Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround at the dramatic Moment of Lighting. Dixitque Gavin fiat lux, et facta est lux:

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But let’s start earlier on in the evening. This was Market Street a little before the ceremony. It’s the darkest I’ve ever seen it, cause they turned off all the LED snowflakes (which have been burning the midnight oil quite a bit recently, as they were last summer, when they were being installed and tested) plus the streetlamps of the “Path of Gold” too.

Even a Toyota Prius driver would turn on the headlights with on a street this dark:

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The streetlights and snowflakes are wired in together? That would make sense:

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Anywho, back to the ceremony, apres-lux - can you see all them signs? Show Your Zip is the new “locals only” holiday shopping program. (It would appear that the San Francisco Ballet (nice new video they have on the homepage now) would have this program’s best discounts.) Scott Beale’s Laughing Squid is celebrating its 14th Anniversary as a local business with the help of famous Frank Chu. And The Jesus Loves You Guy was on the scene as well. Natch:

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The mise-en-scene last night. Aside from almost always appearing bored while waiting for others to finish speaking (looking left, looking right, looking left, looking up….), Gavin Newsom always handles these kinds of public events very well, as you would expect a charismatic leader to do:

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The Least-Yellowest Teeth in all Christendom. In fact, nowadays, they’re so white that they’re on the blue side, as if flourescent. Amazing:

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President of the Board of Supervisors David Chiu, taking time out of his interview with KGO-TV’s Lilian Kim to greet Frank Chu in front of The Gap, which is doing better these days, don’t you know.

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And this is how I left it, with the lights on ’til January 2010:

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Enjoy.