Posts Tagged ‘full’

OMG, See 1970′s SF on YouTube for Free Courtesy of “The Streets Of San Francisco Full Episodes”

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Somebody‘s posting complete episodes of The Streets of San Francisco 1970′s buddy-cop TVdrama on YouTube?!

Check it: 

86 complete shows have been posted so far.

Here’s a sample of the first four, 75% of which revolve around the deaths of “girls” in their 20′s. To wit:

“girl found dead in the water”

 “would-be Jack the Ripper stalks the city, slashing prostitutes to death”

 “feels responsible for the death of a female hitchhike”

Meh.

(Mmmm, is it possible that posting these eps could stimulate DVD sales? IDK.)

Be my guest if you have the time to watch any of them. I’m sure there are old scenes of the Bay Area I’d like to see, but somebody will need to go through and pick out the good parts and string them together afore I’ll watch any part of any TSOSF rerun, sorry.

“Many actors guest-starred on the show; some were relatively unknown at the time and became successful stars in their own feature films or television series. Guest stars included: Pernell RobertsEdmond O’BrienRicky NelsonRon GlassSusan DeyMarion RossVan WilliamsPaula KellyDon JohnsonTom Selleck,Leslie NielsenJames WoodsNick NolteArnold SchwarzeneggerMartin SheenDabney ColemanDavid WayneVera MilesBrenda VaccaroDesi Arnaz, Jr.,Tony YoungCal BelliniMarshall ColtPat ConwayPatty DukeDenver PyleRichard EganRichard EasthamRodolfo Hoyos, Jr.Don KeeferWright KingFlip MarkNora MarloweJohn RitterRobert WagnerWayne MaunderDick Van PattenMark HamillStefanie PowersTom BosleyLarry HagmanTim O’ConnorBill BixbyJohn DavidsonEve McVeaghNorman FellAnthony GearyCharles AidmanBeverly WashburnMichael ConstantineLen BirmanPaul Michael Glaser,David SoulLuther AdlerLaurie Heineman, and Meredith Baxter, among many others. Even Michael Douglas’s own mother, Diana Douglas, guest-starred in a season two episode, “Chapel of the Damned”. Character actor Robert F. Simon appeared eight times as Captain Rudy Olsen. Gary Vinson appeared toward the end of his career.”

Why is the SFMTA Building the Central Subway When It Can’t Even Run the Buses It Already Has?

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Even if we were going to get the useless Central Subway for free, it still wouldn’t be worth it because we’re going to have to pay eight figures a year to operate it.

That money is going to have to come from existing operations, like, I don’t know, the #5 Fulton, which turns away passengers on a daily basis in the Western Addition.

No room for you, potential passengers:

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This happens every day.

Of course, another bus will come by soon but it too will be full of the other people who’ve been passed by.

Is this how you roll, MUNI, passing people by with full buses every day?

 

Hold On #5 Fulton Riders, Cause the Central Subway is Coming in Ten Years and It Will Fix Everything!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

This is one of the stops on the #5 Fulton where riders get passed by with regularity:

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The solution is to be patient or to walk to Van Ness and McAllister, where many passengers get off.

Oh well.

Oh, in reality, the Central Subway hole in the ground will actually suck money away from the #5 Fulton.

So let’s alter that headline to “The Central Subway is Coming in Ten Years and It Will Make Things Worse.”

D’Accord? D’Accord.

Oh well.

FIFO vs LIFO in SoMA: How Many Cars Can One San Francisco Parking Lot Handle?

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The only way this SoMA parking lot can work is under the First In, First Out method, right?

(Now, if I parked here, I’d want a video app to let me keep an eye on my ride all day long from work, the way they have at those doggie daycare places.)

Can you imagine how many cars (don’t click, earworm earworm earworm!) they’d need to move  just to get yours out?

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Here’s the unaltered view, taken from a visit to Don Fisher’s office in the loaded-to-the-gills-with-art Gap Building, before he passed on:

(Does the average car have a sunroof or no? Looks like about 70% of them have sun / moon rooves, IMO)

Is there a denser parking lot in town? I doubt it, unless you start counting the ones with car elevators

A Christmas Miracle for the “Holiday Tree” in Civic Center – Full Moon Makes Up for Missing Star of Bethlehem

Friday, November 19th, 2010

What are the odds that a late afternoon full moon would line up so perfectly with the Great Christmas Tree of Civic Center?

It’s generally pretty empty up there since the giant star got banned.

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Merry Christmas!

San Franciscans Delighted by Last Night’s “Super” Harvest Moon, the Last One We’ll Get ‘Til 2029

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Last night’s Super Harvest Moon really stood out, owing to the lack of cloud cover.

Here’s what it looked like around town.

But this shot, I’m a little auspicious of.  

Here’s how it looked from Russian Hill. It’s morphing time!

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And here’s a closer look, from early this AM:

Via David DeHetre

All right, see you again in 2029…

A Sky Blue Pink Midwestern Sky Greets the Harvest Moon Above San Francisco

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Does this look like San Francisco? It must, because that’s what it is, or at least this is how SoMA looked last night when the Harvest Moon* started rising in the sky around sunset.

Can you spot the full moon? And what’s behind Door 17? Click to expand:

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That’s from a fish-eye lens. Here’s the same moon a little later with a zoom lens.

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Has it been 40 years since Whitey first set foot on the silv’ry orb?

Use the new Google Moon to keep track of the High Rollers who’ve made it up there.

*Or Fruit Moon, if you want to play it safe

August’s Green Corn Moon Rising Over Haight Ashbury

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

This is what the the Green Corn Moon looked like* from Golden Gate Park Tuesday evening – can you see 650-652 Stanyan building  in the foreground? Sure you can.

What’s that? You always thought it was called the Blue Corn Moon, like the song from Disney’s Pocahontas that has Vanessa Williams schooling Whitey? Well, not really, see below.

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Let’s Ask Yahoo about it:

“Dear Mr. Sparks: Thanks for your interest. I feel somewhat guilty to have to tell you that the phrase “blue corn moon” has no actual meaning in Indian lore. I made it up because I liked the sound of it.

Its basis is this: In preparation for doing the lyrics to POCAHONTAS, I read a lot of Native American poetry. One of the phrases I came across, in a love poem, was : “I will come to you in the moon of green corn.” (The Native Americans called their months “moons” and named them according to something that happened seasonally, such as the arrival of green corn.)

The phrase stuck in my head, but I didn’t think the lyric : “Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the green corn moon” really worked, because of the association of the moon and green cheese, plus the “ee” sound in it, etc. So I changed it to blue corn moon, which I thought had a nice resonance to it because of the phrase “blue moon” and the fact that there are things like blue corn tortillas, etc.

Even though it’s not authentic, and actually implies Southwestern tribes rather than the Northeastern Algonkians of Pocahontas, I used it in the lyric and it obviously served me very well. This is probably far more than you wanted to know, but that’s the derivation of the phrase, for whatever it’s worth to you. Sincerely, Stephen Schwartz

So There You Have It.

* Après un petit Magasin de Photo

Is the Underground Parking Garage in Golden Gate Park Too Big or Too Small?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The answer to this question depends on how you look at it, of course, but it’s interesting to note that this new electronic sign was placed a mile away from the Music Concourse Garage, on a rainy weekday, during winter.

What’s going to happen this summer, when the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) is going to be even more popular, and when King Tut, the Boy King, returns to the de Young Museum starting June 27? 

Empty streets, full garage, for some reason:

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Or for that matter, what about next month, when Evolve 2009 will attract Charles Darwin fans to the CAS?

Here’s what some of the neighbors think: the garage is an attractive nuisance that encourages visitors to queue up and idle in their cars all around the councourse on the weekends. If the garage were bigger, wealthy tourists could just drive in easily and be done with it. If the garage were smaller, maybe the tourists would find somewhere else to park.

(Next question: is it too expensive (three bones an hour, on the tweekends) or too cheap? Vested interests could make the case either way.) 

Let’s all be patient during the upcoming Great Music Concourse Traffic Crisis of 2009. We’ll figure it out.

Eventually.

And aren’t we lucky to have such popular attractions in our backyard?

Yes we are.

The Closest the Moon Has Been to San Francisco in 15 Years

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

The full-ish moon above San Francisco is in perigee, so that means it looks very large. The moon was actually full yesterday, but overcast meant that you couldn’t see it all that well.

Tonight’s cold and clear-ish weather allowed moon-gazers on top of Twin Peaks a nice view.

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This was the view just after moonrise tonight, coming up behind the Oakland hills all yellow, due to the effect from the atmosphere:

Speaking of Oakland, this McDonnell Douglas MD-80 just took off from OAK. It’s shown flying out of the Sea of Clouds (Mare Nubium):

It’s like a giant flashlight above the City. Enjoy it while you can: 

When the Moon is a counterfeit/

Better find the one that fits/

Better find the one that lights the way for you

UPDATE: Comes now Ohad*, for the win, with his best effort out of 134 shots. (How can he afford all that film?)