Posts Tagged ‘frogs’

Phil Ginsburg Breaks Bad! – Drains Lily Pond, Applies Sodium Hypochlorite and Calcium Hydroxide – Video of White Wasteland

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

I just caught a sneak peek of the sixth season of Rec and Park and boy, it’s a doozie:

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Parks Chief Phil Ginsberg et. al. have cooked up a batch of white powdery chemicals…

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…and they’ve applied it to the now-drained Quarry Lake / Lily Pond in Golden Gate Park.

Here’s what the place looks like now:

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It’s a powdery wonderland, filled with all kinds of urban flotsam and jetsam…

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…but there’s nary a peep out of those troublesome frogs.

Check this one-minute video of the place – it would be a good place for a seance or some kind of Wiccan ceremony this Halloween.

Here it is, a vast wasteland with the silence broken only by the occasional the calls of Belted Kingfishers (and, for all I know, Everdeen’s Mockingjays as well):

The Reason Why the Ponds of Golden Gate Park Look Blue: Because San Francisco Dyes Them That Way?

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Not a pretty blue, an unnatural blue.

Other times, these ponds look more green or aqua.

I guess it’s because Rec and Park or whomever wants to cut down on the amount of light going in, but I can’t prove it to you.

Anyway, this pond looks blue to me IRL, if not so much in this photo:

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Local Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Wins Ad Agency of the Decade from AdWeek

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Well, our famous local ad agency, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners at 720 California in the Nob Hill / Chinatown area, has just earned the title of Ad Agency of the Decade from AdWeekMedia‘s Best of the 2000s.

(IMO, they had this award in the bag solely due to the tail end of the Budweiser Frog, Lizard and Ferret TV campaign stretching into The Aughts. Ah, memories.)

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Congratulations to the hundreds of people at Goodby Silverstein!

Deets after the jump.

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