Posts Tagged ‘golden gate park’

Weed Party in Golden Gate Park – Visitors Scratch a Entry Off Their Bucket List, 50 Years After the Summer of Love

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

As seen quite near Conservatory and JFK:

7J7C4211 copy

Ho Ho Ho on the Overworked Panhandle Bike Path

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

If RPD would only widen this multi-use path, Santa could have used his full complement of 9 reindeer:

7J7C4192 copy

Continuing to Fail to See the Million Dollars Worth of Damage Due to the Koret Children’s Quarter Arson

Monday, December 11th, 2017

All right, so I had this last week but I suppose I didn’t articulate myself so well, so here you go, this is what the “million-dollar” hole looks like at Koret Chil’rens Quarter some six months after the arson:

20171126_151616 copy

Of course they’ve cleaned up a bit already, perhaps they’ve spent $100,000 so far, IDK, but couldn’t they have filled in this hole with stuff already and couldn’t they have budgeted less than seven figures?

(Note that the clean up so far doesn’t include hauling away all the green plastic melty, as you can still see it right there.)

Anyway, that’s my beef, my Beef Of The Week…

Unexpected Advertising: Is This Christmas Tree Ad Kosher?

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

As seen in, well, I’m calling it Golden Gate Park:

7J7C4296 copy

Failing to See the Million Dollars Worth of Damage Due to the Koret Children’s Quarter Arson

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017


7J7C3297 copy

So where’s the million dollars worth of damage? It’s in the middle somewhere. There’s sort of a hole where the non salvageable stuff was.

Apply the Mexico City test – would this damage have been all fixed up by now Down Mexico Way? Oh yes. And would the bill be for _less_ than $1,000,000?

Oh yes.

And you know, a half-year later, some of the melty plastic masses on the ground from the heat are still there, for some reason.

The Goats of Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

You know, your more urban part of GGP, and of course this is a Pontiac, a kind of Tempest, aka Gran Turismo Omologato, aka Grand Tempest Option. And as Wiki recalls for us, “it had become known in the youth market as the ‘goat.'”

As seen through the giant trees of the Panhandle:

7J7C3626 copy

But if you want to see a real goat in GGP, well just look the other direction, maybe you’ll see more evidence of the goats as pets movement:



Turns Out This Giant Mystery Signpost in Golden Gate Park is Merely Going to Say, “The Panhandle”

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Man, this installation took a long time, man:

7J7C3570 copy

And now it’s here, in a rather over-engineered fashion, some might think:

7J7C3571 copy

I guess this is what they mean by “wayfinding,” for all those people who suddenly forget which part of Golden Gate Park they’re in:

7J7C3572 copy

It almost looks like a map of Oklahoma, non?

7J7C3574 copy


So IDK, man. What’s the point of this? You know, if this sign went up back in the day, in the age that it’s aping, that would be a different matter. But IRL, it’s just expensive faux Victorian / Edwardian crap, similar to the twee benches also recently installed as part of some “safety” project.

I just don’t get this, man.

Once Again, Rec and Park Fails to Honor Donald Trump on Its Annual Christmas Train in Golden Gate Park – But 2008, Well, That was a Different Story

Friday, December 1st, 2017

2017: A hippie-influenced Love Train theme this year:

7J7C3518 copy

The very same train, 2008: An Obamarama, to honor Barack Obama’s election victory the month afore:


I don’t think we’ll see a Trump either next year, for one reason or another.

And actually, I think the Obama display on public land was remarked upon at the time, by Mssrs. Matier & Ross, for two, and I also think that RPD has enough institutional memory to remember that they administer public land…

Meta – The Self-Aware Turtles of Golden Gate Park

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Art meets Life:

7J7C2316 copy

The Tiny Fish of Golden Gate Park Like Peanuts – Go Figure

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Or should I say small bits of peanut:

7J7C2785 copy

They’ll chase each other for this bits, such is their ardor.

Conclusion: Fish Like Peanuts