Posts Tagged ‘full house’

Clumsy Rec and Park (RPD) Relents, Opens “Painted Ladies Viewing Area” at Alamo Square – Tourists Rejoice

Monday, June 13th, 2016

First it was all like this. All four square blocks of the Square were fenced off to one and all. Sad!

But now, it’s all like this, as of Friday afternoon, so now you can follow our visitors in to gaze upon the (sort of) Full House houses:

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Expensive temporary signage to promote … our clumsy RPD:

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Here’s the view from Hayes:

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Is this the same RPD what carelessly rented out this very same part of Alamo Square to the NFL earlier this year?


Alamo Square Update: Rec and Park Finally Manages to Coral Our Tourists – Sure, Fence Hole Fixed, But…

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

IDK man, the accounting cost for RPD to shut down the entire four square block Alamo Square for a year or so is negligible, so that’s what they just done, oh well.

Here’s what you do – you imagine a billionaire from Mars is willing to pay for whatever expensive project that our SFGov workers can dream up AND you imagine that all the work required can be done in just one day. Then you ask yourself, would you want to do this project.

And the answer here is yes, it’d be nice to maintain the irrigation and fix up the old old bathroom and resod and do whatever else they’re doing. But is is worth shutting down the entire park for a year and spending all this precious taxpayer money? That’s the question.

In any event, the local millionaire homeowners (who don’t like tourists anyway) want this and RPD loves hiring people and spending money, so this is what we get.

On patrol to make sure nobody enters:

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Sad tourists observing the Painted Ladies through a cyclone fence:

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The now-famous fence hole, snipped by a local, used by tourists:

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But look, plastic twisty ties have made the hole smaller – see?

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Now here’s some homeowner-oriented signage from the RPD. (Note that the makr girl in the RPD banner would get a ticket from a Ranger if she actually affixed ropes to a tree and swung from it – isn’t it ironic. Dont’cha think? So why is this your logo, RPD? Whoopsie!)

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Disappointed tourists on Steiner. Note the lack of cars parked here. I’ve never seen this sitch outside of street sweeping times.

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Of course all the street lamps in shut down Alamo Square are now blazing away in the daytime, for some reason because, because RPD don’t care? Yep, because RPD don’t care.

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Actually, RPD views us as deadbeats who cause RPD a bunch of problems. They think we’re undertaxed, so they’re constantly on the lookout to make moar money money money. Oh well.

Hey look, a rare Ranger patrol in the 94117, the better to keep the tourists out after being embarrassed on the TV and the Internet:

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Oh, and here’s the more permanent fix for the now-famous hole, completed yesterday – double fencing:

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That’ll do. Prolly…

“Fuller House” is Upon Us and This Giant Bus Ad is the Proof

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Fuller House begins today on Netflix.

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The Most Airbnb People You Could Possibly Imagine, Alamo Square Area, Western Addition, USA

Monday, August 11th, 2014

(Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That.)

This has been a remarkable change, over the past half-decade.

You see them, all over the place, every day, coming and going, taking photos of buildings, looking at maps, asking where “the Seven Ladies” are, asking where the “Full House house” is, and rolling luggage up and down the street, you know, that kind of thing.

Sometimes I don’t know if they’re Airbnb people, but other times, like this time, it’s easy to tell: 

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I don’t have a generalized beef against tourists – that makes me different from the typical Western Addition NIMBY.

In any event, this is what Airbnb looks like IRL on the street.

The Ace of Spades Returns – Motorhead Totally Rocks the Warfield

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

It was on last night in the Mid-Market, what with Motorhead playing the Warfield. And the reviews are in. Lemmy rocked the house.

Is Seeing Motorhead Live on your Bucket List?

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If not, why not?

And look who(m) else is coming in the next two weeks: The Pogues, Moby, Kenny Rogers(!) and Bob Freaking Full House Saget. Get your tickets now.

Truly, we are blessed to have the Warfield Theatre, to have the awesome power of a fully operational mothership just sitting there at 6th and Market.


The Steeply Pitched Roofs of these Five San Francisco Houses are Delightful

Monday, September 21st, 2009


Perhaps after Trauma gets cancelled by the suits at NBC, Hollywood could come back to town to remake Full House, excepting they could use these residences instead one of the Seven Sisters of Alamo Square.

They could call it Full Houses or something. Then some director dude in a baseball cap could talk about how he considers the houses themselves to be characters (before or after he ID’s hisself as a “story teller” or a “teller of stories”, you know the drill)

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Just lovely.

Hulu bonus:

“Does NBC seriously think they can retain viewers after their disgraceful cancellation of numerous shows with loyal fans. These morons should just sell the network to Fox or any other network with some brains. Trauma will be on for 10 episodes then cancelled to make space for the NBC Real World Marathon. Nothing But Clowns network.”