Appears as if The City That Knows How doesn’t know how to maintain its garbage cans, sometimes.
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”
(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 Roberts, Edmond O’Brien, Ricky Nelson, Ron Glass, Susan Dey, Marion Ross, Van Williams, Paula Kelly, Don Johnson, Tom Selleck,Leslie Nielsen, James Woods, Nick Nolte, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Martin Sheen, Dabney Coleman, David Wayne, Vera Miles, Brenda Vaccaro, Desi Arnaz, Jr.,Tony Young, Cal Bellini, Marshall Colt, Pat Conway, Patty Duke, Denver Pyle, Richard Egan, Richard Eastham, Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr., Don Keefer, Wright King, Flip Mark, Nora Marlowe, John Ritter, Robert Wagner, Wayne Maunder, Dick Van Patten, Mark Hamill, Stefanie Powers, Tom Bosley, Larry Hagman, Tim O’Connor, Bill Bixby, John Davidson, Eve McVeagh, Norman Fell, Anthony Geary, Charles Aidman, Beverly Washburn, Michael Constantine, Len Birman, Paul Michael Glaser,David Soul, Luther Adler, Laurie 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.”
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?
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, 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.”
(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…
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!
And here’s a closer look, from early this AM:
All right, see you again in 2029…
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:
That’s from a fish-eye lens. Here’s the same moon a little later with a zoom lens.
Has it been 40 years since Whitey first set foot on the silv’ry orb?
*Or Fruit Moon, if you want to play it safe
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
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.
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.
And aren’t we lucky to have such popular attractions in our backyard?
Yes we are.