Posts Tagged ‘Kari’

Web Designer and “Girl in Tech” Kari Suleman Offers $30 for a “TaskRabbit” to Wait in Line for Her at Dottie’s True Blue Cafe

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Per Mid-Market resident Bluoz:

“It was inevitable. make 30 bucks waiting in line at Dotties at 6th and Stevenson – https://www.taskrabbit.com/tenderloin-san-francisco/t/wait-in-line-at-dotties-for-us

And here’s Kari‘s ad at the Task Rabbit website:

“Please wait in line for us at Dottie’s starting at 10am. Text us when you are about 20 minutes from the front (5 or so people deep). “

(“Aren’t you a good task bunny! Here, have a little* cabbage.”)

Is this the so-called Mid-Market Renaissance?

Of course, this is how the “Renaissance” got started:

“Alvin Dworman, the owner of a Market Street building proposed as the new headquarters for Twitter, gave sharply discounted office space in the same building to former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s campaign for lieutenant governor — a political contribution valued at more than $11,000, campaign finance records show.

Weeks after the gift last fall, Newsom officials aided negotiations between Twitter and Dworman by offering the Internet company a payroll tax freeze as an incentive to move into Dworman’s building, a 1 million-square-foot art deco structure at 1355 Market St. once known as the San Francisco Mart.

*Actually, $30 seems generous to me…

“2 Girls, 1 Sub” Ad from Quiznos vs. “2 Girls, 1 Queen” Blog from San Francisco

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Which entity is doing a better job exploiting the “2 ____, 1 ____” Internet meme – is it this shocking new ad from Quiznos or is it the new 415-based collaboration “2 Girls, 1 Queen”?

First up is the sandwich ad. It’s appalling. It seems to grow more appalling upon each successive viewing, particularly so in high-rez, full-screen mode. SFW but you should probably be working at work anyway, right? So choose wisely.  

Compare that with 2 Girls, 1 Queen from Elaine Santore, Aimee Ellis, and Marqus Fontenot:

“Welcome to 2 Girls, 1 Queen!

2 Girls, 1 Queen is a collaboration between former Fog City Journal columnist and hair accessories designer Elaine Santore, SF native, dancer, organizer and political consultant Aimee Ellis and Our Queen, Marqus Fontenot.

We’re launching 2 Girls, 1 Queen (not to be confused with a certain graphic viral video!) because we wanted to create a media platform for young, emerging artists involved in dance, fashion, political activism, music, civil rights, GLBT culture, social networking, philanthropy, entertainment and comedy.

Tough economic times call for a refocus of priorities to art, culture, and charity work. We love San Francisco and want to bring you content representing everything unique to our fair city and its past, present and future.

In the coming weeks, we will be posting information about appearances, videos, projects, events, and individual bios of our team. Consider this blog a small taste of things to come.

We hope you’ll join us!

xoxo,

Elaine Santore

Aimee Ellis

Marqus Fontenot”

It’s a tie! Both have exploited the “2 ____, 1 ____” Internet meme equally well.

Carry on.

Is This Section of Filbert Street the Steepest in San Francisco?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

It sure looks steep. But what about this:

22nd Street in San Francisco, California is one of the steepest streets in the world. Between its intersections with Church and Vicksburg Streets in the Noe Valley neighborhood, it has a maximum gradient of 1:3.226, or 31%, the same as Filbert Street in San Francisco.

Can these two blocks be exactly the same, steepnesswise?

Filbert betwixt Hyde and Leavenworth. The thing is that the block starts off pretty flat up near Hyde and then…whoosh. Any block with steps carved into the sidewalk is very very steep, of course:

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Perhaps Adam, Jamie, Kari, Grant, or Tory, the Mythbusters of the Discovery Channel, could investigate the simplest or cheapest way to see which street has the steepest grade, and then test things out?

Some people should put their lives on hold until this important issue gets resolved.

The Steepest Streets in the City

1. Filbert between Leavenworth and Hyde (31.5% grade)
2. 22nd Street between Church and Vicksburg (31.5% grade)
3. Jones between Union and Filbert (29% grade)
4. Duboce between Buena Vista and Alpine (27.9% grade)
5. Jones between Green and Union (26% grade)
6. Webster between Vallejo and Broadway 26% grade)
7. Duboce between Alpine and Divisadero (25% grade)
8. Jones between Pine and California (24.8 grade)
9. Fillmore between Vallejo and Broadway (24% grade)