Posts Tagged ‘hand’

Learning From Japan, 2013: The Healthiest Street Food Ever – Cucumber on a Stick!

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

This is what passes for fast food in Japan these days:

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I couldn’t believe it.

The Most Ignored Person in the World Has Got To Be This “Pedestrian Monitor” for the Central Subway Boondoggle

Friday, March 29th, 2013

This is the scene down at 4th and Market, where the Big Dig West Coast Central Subway project is, well, digging big these days.

San Francisco’s horrible pedestrians want to get across the northern side of the intersection and it’s this person’s job to stop them from doing so.

It’s not working. Check it out sometime.

But don’t laugh at sad sack Charlie Brown here – the Theory of Prevailing Wages ensures that he makes more moolah than you:

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In closing, San Francisco pedestrians are the worst in the world just saying.

Owner of All-Electric Nissan Leaf Car Smugly Waves Good-Bye to British Petroleum

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Thusly: 

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Quick question: Is this the front of the car or the rear? Mmmm….

Towing a Trailer Up Market Street While Popping a Wheelie

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Look Ma, one hand!

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Crazy Hand Signals: Tell Other Motorcycle Riders a Speed Trap is Behind You by Tapping Your Head

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

See how that works? You want to warn your fellow riders that there are cops handing out speeding tickets on Highway 37 (aka Sears Point Road) up there in the Great White North, so all you have to do is to tap your head in an exaggerated fashion when you see others going the opposite way.

Thusly:

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Anyway, that’s one of the codes you can transmit when you’re a cowboy, on a steel horse you ride.

The Commodore’s Clammy Hand: Another Examiner Photoshop Disaster or Not?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

What do you think about the right hand of Golden Gate Yacht Club Commodore(?!) Marcus Young as he ponders The Future? (No, he’s not wearing a glove or nothing.)

Maybe he was coding at the time and then got taken to the E.R. right after this photo was shot?

As it appeared in the paper:  

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Newsflash: Obama is a Lefty! Why are so many U.S. Presidents Left-Handed?

Friday, July 11th, 2008

This was the scene at famous Pier 39 in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf the other day. Barack Obama has a new T-shirt.

But what’s that, John McCain is left-handed as well? And Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton?

That means four out the last six U.S. presidents be lefties. And, as of next year, the stat will be five out the last seven presidents. That’s 71%, or a rate ten times higher than what you’d expect.

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Why are so many of our Presidents Left-Handed?

San Francisico Police Captain Proposes Mandatory Hand-Stamping to Track Nightclub Goers.

Friday, June 13th, 2008

It’s been printed in the San Francisco Examiner, (so it must be true):

Captain James Dudley of Central Station in North Beach plans to ask the San Francisco Entertainment Commission to consider making mandatory handstamps specific to a bar or club so police can more easily make connections between specific locations and drunken behavior.

According to the Cap’n, “it would be helpful to be able to track people.”

Will this idea pass constitutional muster? Is it justified? Feel free to read the Captain’s weekly newsletters to see what he’s dealing with  on a nightly basis in the world-famous North Beach area.

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Will mandatory handstamps make your San Francisco bacchanal safer? Adamcomerford via Flickr

Be sure you don’t spend too much time showing off all your temporary tracking stamps to your friends on the street, as loitering too long in front of a club will soon get you into hot water as well.

Stay safe and have fun!