Posts Tagged ‘hollow’

OMG, The JIMMY is Back in Speedway Meadow! – Annual “OLD CAR PICNIC” Coming Saturday – Motorcycles & Bicycles Welcome

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Well this is news! Via The Richmond District Blog comes word of the return of [Jimmy's] Old Car Picnic to Golden Gate Park.

What’s amazing is that San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department, which in its current iteration is a money-hungry, mafia-esque outfit run by a lawyer* who worked on the Gavin Newsom campaign back in the day, relented after first trying to impose dramatically higher fees. Do you want me to cite all the annual events that the RPD has fee’d to death under the Ginsburg Regime? I could do it. Except now I’ll need to take Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic off of that list.

This lowering of RPD’s highly inflated fees is unprecedented, is it not?

Anyway, all the deets:

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Speedway Meadow
Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
7 am to 4 pm

Park your vehicle on beautiful Hellman Hollow (aka Speedway Meadow) for a donation to benefit the developmentally disabled.

Cars & trucks $40, motorcycles $20, bicycles $10.

1987 or older year limit for vehicles. no vehicles larger than 3/4 ton pickup. No other vehicles allowed on meadow. No exceptions. No in & outs.

No vendors or amplified music. Please respect the Park and its neighbors. The SFPD will be on duty and issue citations for traffic and parking violations.

San Francisco Old Car Picnic benefits programs for the developmentally disabled.

Bring your BBQ! Bring your camera! Everyone is welcome!!!”

All right, see you there!

*I’ll tell you, compared with this irate lady, I came down on the other side of the Stow Lake Boathouse vendor issue, and the Beach Chalet soccer field issue as well, but she’s spot-on on the subject of Phil Ginsburg, who dreams of becoming Mayor, someday:

“For Ginsburg, who began using the words “privatization” and “Golden Gate Park” together almost immediately after his jogging buddy, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom, appointed him, Stow Lake is just the beginning. If Ginsburg has his way, every inch of Golden Gate Park will be “privatized” and bringing in boatloads of cash. Ginsburg left his position as Newsom’s chief of staff in 2008, citing as the reason the ambiguous “desire to spend more time with his family.” Evidently he quickly grew tired of his family because he accepted the Rec and Park job just one year later, even though he had no experience managing parks. In August of last year, he quietly fired every Rec and Park director (the low-paid people who actually do the hands-on work) and hired more six-figure middle managers. Each is expected to generate revenue up to 10 times the amount of their salaries, effectively turning them into sales people.”

Diva Da’ Bunny and Dude Da’ Bunny Bring Bling Bling to Easter 2012 – From Lucky Supermarkets with Love

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Now I’ll tell you, I haven’t seen Diva and Dude lately, but I still have time to find them.

Lucky Supermarket, Fulton Street, Western Addition, San Francisco, California, USA:

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I still have time…

That’ll keep me busy, so I’ll let Academia do all the heavy lifting:

“First, notice that the bunnies are gendered.  “Diva Da’ Bunny” is a movie star (Bling! Bling!) and Dude Da’ Bunny likes to jam to his ipod, play video games, and ogle girl bunnies.  Notice also how the dude bunny, with his giant gold medallion and hip hop clothes, is charactered as urban or “street,” maybe even Black. Do kids these days need to be bribed with gendered and racialized caricatures to get them to eat chocolate!?  Somehow I doubt it.”

Closing with a scene from Dude’s one-man-show.

Happy Easter!

Diva Da’ Bunny and Dude Da’ Bunny Bring Bling Bling to Easter 2011 – From Lucky Supermarkets with Love

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Now I’ll tell you, I haven’t seen Diva and Dude this year yet but I still have time to find them.

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I still have time…

Diva da’ Bunny an Dude da’ Bunny Bring Bling Bling to Easter, Once Again

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Supplies of Diva da’ Bunny and her friend Dude da’ Bunny were low this Spring in the bay area. Perhaps the unusually low number of WalMart stores in the 415 / 510 / 650 regions can explain why we didn’t get our fair share of chocolate hip hop.

As Diva da’ Bunny says: “Bling! Bling!”

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Here’s a haunting visage, huh?

Make sure you don’t pick up the evil version by mistake:

Have a happy Easter Spring Break!

Thank Gaia we still have photos of these Vernal Equinox Lagomorphs.

Ah memories.

Diva da’ Bunny and Dude da’ Bunny Bring Bling Bling to Easter

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008