Posts Tagged ‘golden gate park’
Boy, the SF Marathon is Almost as Wacky as a Bay to Breakers – Oakland Warrior Juggler Dribbler, Firefighter, Die HardMonday, July 27th, 2015
Straight out of Oak-Town comes this Warriors Juggler – bounce toss toss, bounce toss toss. Stephen Curry here was in the zone.
And he doesn’t at all look like a money-hungry, anti-UCSF billionaire, but you never know…
And here’s the fireman, who might have been promoting an alcoholic drink – I couldn’t tell. But he did have the oxygen tank. And Die Hard here was wearing a marathon t-shirt from Europe. He kept on keeping on…
Sing along: Barracuda.
I think this is it – this is the best license plate / car combo I’ve ever seen:
Know your Plymouth ‘Cudas.
Ooooh, street cred, sort of:
“In 2009, it was named the 34th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.”
“Ann Wilson revealed in interviews that the song was about Heart’s anger towards Mushroom Records’ attempted publicity stunt involving her and her sister Nancy Wilson in a made-up incestuous affair. The song particularly focuses on Ann’s rage towards a man who came up to her after a concert asking how her “lover” was. She initially thought he was talking about her boyfriend, band manager Michael Fisher. After he revealed he was talking about her sister Nancy, Ann became angry and went back to her hotel room to write the original lyrics of the song.”
And if the real thing don’t do the trick
You better make up something quick
You gonna burn, burn, burn, burn, burn to the wick
To Its Credit, the “Green Roof” of Our California Academy of Sciences is Looking Pretty Brown These Days – “Drought Conversation” Coming August 14-15Monday, July 27th, 2015
IDK, maybe it’s been browner at some point, but it’s never been and it will never be as green as some thought it would be.
Here’s what’s coming up:
“Bay Area H2O
August 14-15 | 10 am – 4 pm
What does the drought mean for the Bay Area’s people, plants, and animals? Join this special two-day conversation on our museum floor, and learn how the drought impacts local lives.”
As seen on JFK Drive:
Most outfits, including the SFPD, would use dirt bikes for this mission, just saying…
Here you go – “CAR-FREE,” as seen at the western end of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park:
Is being without a car a good thing? IDK. The neutral approach would be something like NO CARS, or NO CAR DAY or NO CARS DAY. We should think about a befuddled foreigner in a rental car – what should be our message to him/her? Here’s how other cities do it, you know, in a politics-free manner:
See how that works? Yeah, JFK is a road through GGP, and yeah, people have been driving cars on it for well-nigh more than a century, but today is different. Today, this particular day, cars are banned. It’s NO CARS DAY. That’s the message you want to send, IMO. How about instructing these poor souls to USE FULTON OR LINCOLN instead? I mean we know they want to go west, so why not ease their befuddlement? Moving on…
To this – “CAR SHARE.” Did you know that “the sharing economy isn’t about sharing at all?” Let’s check the Harvard Business Review:
“When ‘sharing’ is market-mediated — when a company is an intermediary between consumers who don’t know each other — it is no longer sharing at all.”
So “car share” should be rental car or rent-a-car or car hire or something like that. Just anything but this:
Now why should SFGov favor one rental car company over another, why it should actively be promoting the so-called “sharing economy” is a mystery to me, but oh well.
Oh, here’s something, from Gerry Shih of Reuters:
That’s appointed Mayor Ed Lee and longtime Republican Ron Conway.
Perhaps whoever ordered these stencils was trying to please Ron Conway…
The Roof of Our World-Famous California Academy of Sciences Now Smells Exactly Like a Burger King – ExactlyWednesday, July 15th, 2015
I’m talking exactly.
Of course the nearby Inner Sunset district used to have the World’s Smallest Burger King (just a skosh under the then all-important 1000 square foot threshold), but it, just as with Cole Valley’s Bacon Bacon, had issues with neighbors complaining about the smell.
So head on up to the wavy wavy roof for a sniff. And while you’re there, check out Color of Life. It’s excellent.