Posts Tagged ‘head’

San Francisco Pedestrians are the Worst Pedestrians in the World: “Stay Behind Yellow Line, Use X-Walk to Cross Street”

Monday, July 25th, 2011

I have no idea what happened in this incident here,* involving a serious head injury and a MUNI bus on Market Street, but check out Famous Akit‘s recent first-hand experiences of people who don’t know enough to stay behind the yellow line right here.

Da Law is the Da Law, both above and below ground, right?

Here’s how it works, peds, and this applies the world over, you need to stay behind the yellow line and leave that airspace free for people who are driving buses and taxis and cars and motorcycles and bicycles, and, I don’t know, skateboards and Segways.

Leave us review:

“Use X-Walk to Cross Street, Stay Behind Yellow Line, Use X-Walk to Cross Street, Stay Behind Yellow Line…”

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If you spend any time at all driving any kind of vehicle up and down Market Steet, you’ll know that, for some reason, San Francisco pedestrians feel:

1. It’s their innate right to jaywalk 24/7/365; and

2. There’s no reason for them to actually look for oncoming traffic before jaywalking because of #1 (see above), their innate right to jaywalk 24/7/365

The biggest threat to any pedestrian is the pedestrian him or herself, obviously.

And that goes double for the 415, home of the Worst Pedestrians in the World.

*I’m thinking that the initial reports of this tragedy had more certainty over what occurred. The ped in this case might be 100% not at fault. 

Area Man Enjoys Pyramid Power in SoMA

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

See? He was walking around, just like normal, except with this thing on his head.

I think he was on a shopping trip.

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Of course some people think pyramids have special powers…

The Great Bear of the Twitterloin: I Thought Artist Chad Hasegawa was All Finished Here at Mid-Market, But No

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Here’s artist Chad Hasegawa at 6th and Market last week:

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But he wasn’t done yet, you dig?

He had to add in the reds and the blues and whatnot.

See?


Via The Tens

And yet another Doori no Kuma is born...

(And oh, this was about a block away, but people, let’s be careful out there…)

Brace Yourselves: Hooded Oriole Season is Almost Here – Where Will YOU Spot These Very Yellow Birds?

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

[UPDATE: Comment below or on this thread from a year ago...]

Oh, they’re making their way here right now, these yellow-orange Hooded Orioles.

Look for them in Dolores Park and the Presidio and Golden Gate Park and all over, basically.

As seen on Strawberry Hill, back in the day:

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The Eternal Struggle: Bear vs. Octopus on Market Street – The Prize? A Metal Star-Ball, Of Course

Friday, January 7th, 2011

You want the freaky artwork you create to be eternal, you want it to last forever right? Well, the secret of that is to get a commission before the NIMBYs, the historical societies, and the homeowners associations move in to town.

Then, when fashions change and people start to wonder just what the heck were you thinking back in the day,* you’ll have powerful forces on your side to make sure that nothing ever, ever changes. In that way, you will become immortal.

So, what’s The Message here? My guess:

The octopus has the reach but the bear wants it more

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And best of all , the same tableau plays out on the other side so everybody will get to see.

Forever…

*That monstrosity just down Market costs $1000 a day just for the electricity

Donato, A Healthy Pup in San Mateo County, Dies from Eating Death Caps – Dangerous Out-Of-Season Mushrooms in Woodside, CA

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Word comes today from Bluoz about the dangers of wild mushrooms in the Bay Area.

“This poster was made just three weeks ago by a Woodside, California resident who’s dog died recently from eating poisonous mushrooms on their front lawn: http://www.boxerworld.com/forums/dog-health-issues-questions/153219-mushroom-warning.html

The URL in the poster refers to the North American Mycological Society which produces their own warning posters: http://www.namyco.org/toxicology/index.html

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Let’s be careful out there.

Extremely Yellow Hooded Orioles are Back in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

I don’t know where these little yellow fellows go the rest of the year, but these days they’re in Golden Gate Park.

So if you see a flash of bright orangey-yellow up in the air, it very well could be a hooded oriole.

Here’s one at Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake from a few years back. This male has a blush of orange as is typical for this time of year – they generally have more of a pure yellow color at other times:

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(Or you might spot a similar-looking yellow-headed blackbird around town, but probably not.)

Look to the Skies for Signs and Wonders.

Who is Vandalizing the Lawn Sprinklers of Golden Gate Park?

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Now, you’d think that the water sprinklers of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle would be old school, like made 50 years ago out of some kind of heavy metal. But you’d be wrong – these things are mostly plastic. So there’s no market in stealing the sprinkler heads to sell for scrap or anything.

So, why do some people come along and wreck ‘em? Do they do it to see this kind of scene?

Now back in the day, some SAAB cars used to spontaneously combust, just sitting around at night. But those days are over, so there’s no point in this exercise: 

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Bad form, vandals.

The Refurbished Richmond Branch Public Library Looks Good From the Back Also

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

The Richmond Branch of the San Francisco Public Library looks pretty good, don’t you think?

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Look for it on Ninth or Tenth Avenue.

Grand Re-Opening of the Richmond Branch Library, Home of the Ann Coulter Collection

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Well, the Richmond Branch of the San Francisco Public Library will once again be open to the public starting tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 PM. Check it:

“Mark your calendars now! The Richmond / Senator Milton Marks Branch will re-open Saturday, May 16, with a spectacular opening party featuring music, entertainment, refreshments and lion dancers. Located at 351 Ninth Ave., the branch has been closed for a renovation that adds 4,000 square feet to the building and includes seismic strengthening, accessibility improvements, and energy-efficiency and technology upgrades.”

We’ve got your grandeur right here in spades:

“VITA SINE LITERIS MORS EST” means Give a Hoot Read a Book or Life Without Learning (Literature?) is Death, one of those.

Kicking it old-school, baby:

Now about controversial writer Ann Coulter. Can you see her book Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America prominently displayed? It jumps right out at you as you walk in. This might be the entire collection of Coulterana in the whole county.

The branch’s expansion will allow for enhanced services, including an increase in the collection size with more teen, audiovisual and Chinese and Russian materials.

The branch will now have two new study rooms; a spacious new lobby at the 10th Avenue entrance; additional public restrooms; and a designated teen room. A large program room is included, creating a new neighborhood venue for events. The historic integrity of this 1914 Carnegie landmark has been maintained and the building restored to its original grandeur.

See you there!