Posts Tagged ‘horrible’
Rivets and lights always pose an issue for Clear Channel / SFMTA, operator of America’s Worst Big City Transit Agency:
IRL, these rivets would be painful, but that kind of thing doesn’t seem to stop fashion pioneering…
Area Resident Chris Columbus to Inflict PIXELS Film Upon Us July 24th – Hollywood Destroys Frisco Once Again – New TrailersFriday, July 10th, 2015
This looks dreadful:
Be sure to tell Chris what you think about his new joint if you see him about town…
The Horrible Pedestrians of San Francisco, Chapter CXII: Special Richmond District Edition – The Right Way and the Wrong Way to JaywalkWednesday, June 17th, 2015
This person never looked. This person shouldn’t be jaywalking:
But bygones, moving on, ever so slowly moving on…
…to this. Starting across Geary with a cane, waaaaaay too late:
Assuming you start when it’s legal, then tout le monde need to wait for you. But if you start too late then you’re just another jaywalker.
I start late, sometimes. But I pay attention.
That’s the difference.
Oh No, Hollywood Attacks SF Once Again: “PIXELS” Coming July 24th – Golden Gate Bridge in Jeopardy, Again – Sandler!Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
This PIXELS movie looks absolutely dreadful already:
I decided that PIXELS will be a horrible movie after seeing this teaser poster and then reading about 14 words into this description:
When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth using the games as models for their various assaults. President William Cooper (Kevin James) calls upon his childhood best friend, former 1980s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), who is now a home theater installer and had a previous relationship with William’s wife (Jane Krakowski) to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
So, Pac-Man attacking the GGB + Adam Sandler + 3D + 95% Want To See = HORRIBLE.
Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.
Incredibly, the University of California Declares Defunct Logo a “Success” Just One Year After UC LogoGateMonday, November 18th, 2013
Here it is, from just last week:
“We walked away from the logo itself in part because we knew that our broader communications strategy and the other elements of the visual identity system could advance without it. Being able to move on with other elements of our work and the rest of the visual system is actually a tribute to the symbol’s success and our overall strategy.”
To review, this was the reaction at the time.
Anyway, since the new logo got ashcanned, its proponents have gone on the road to sing its praises. Why? I don’t know. How does this sort of thing benefit UC?
Now, here’s the reaction from the designerly community. First from CCullen:
I don’t buy the false narrative. This was a brand exercise that overreached and was as a result a complete failure. The notion that this design can be celebrated when not embraced has no understanding of the goal of branding in the university ecosphere–engagement is the sine qua non of a university brand, and in this case a university system brand. This is an Oscar nomination for a film that has never been released. The video was perfectly prescriptive–the traditional seal was doomed, and the rest is back tracking and hindsight. When it lives, celebrate it, until then just know it was an epic failure and a waste of scarce public funds.
I agree with CCullen. I attended the UC affinity session at the AIGA conference in Minneapolis and it was one of the most uncomfortable experiences I have had in the design world. What should have been a presentation about why the logo works for what their goals were turned into an hour long passive-aggressive temper tantrum that only fueled the fire of controversy. I will admit that the identity system as a whole is certainly successful. The promotional materials and such that went along with it were beautiful but I simply cannot get past the ridiculous logo.
Attention Comrades! Please Attend Glorious JFK Drive Bike Lane Re-Education Camp Tonight – Attendance Mandatory!Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Longtime area cyclist and capitalist running dog Steven T. Jones typifies the type of person who will most benefit from re-education via the corrupt SFMTA and the messianic San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. See?
I’d post a photo but the SFMTA has me watching an educational movie, you know, A Clockwork Orange-style.
And they DID admit that some fine-tuning possibly might be in order.
And my restraints are actually quite comfortable.
Maybe these horrible, one-of-a-kind bike lanes aren’t so horrible after all.
In closing, I Love Big Brother.
Reason One is that they think they’re special, as if they’re part of the solution and not part of the problem. This conceit is totally false. Oh well.
Reason Two is that they think that since they’re special, then they can do whatever they want as long as they do it slowly. So, driving slowly at night without lights is OK, driving slowly through red lights is OK, driving the wrong way up one-way streets is OK – you get the idea.
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Forget About the Google Bus, ‘Cause the “Soogle Bus” is Almost as Good! But Don’t Read the Racist Yelp ReviewsWednesday, July 25th, 2012
Here it is, as promised, the Soogle Bus:
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But uh oh, here’s what you’ll find these days on the Yelp:
“I’ve never even been on one of their buses, but I observed one of their drivers this evening on Hawthorne Street driving aggressively, honking the horn continuously at the car in front of him and overall behaving like a jerk.“
“Although the shuttle and driver were booked for 8 hours, the shuttle driver refused to drive at points of the evening! At the end of the night, the driver tried to ask for more money than was agreed upon based on an old quote the company had given. I had to pull out my laptop to show him the email that his boss had sent me to prove that I did not need to pay him more.”
“Horrible. This is NOT a real travel/ tour service. They constantly ask for more money and CASH. They are disrespectful and RUDE. They throw litter around, and stand around and smoke. They speak almost no English.”
And that doesn’t include the reviews what were taken down or the ones currently on the “filtered” page.