This could be you, Gentle Reader:
Beats yet another bouncy house, non?
This is what it looks like non-birthday situations:
This is the marble run: Hape Quadrilla Cyclone.
And here’s how much it costs. Which is to say Amazon will sell this set to you for something between $90-something and $190-something.
Here’s one way to set it up:
The Wall Street Journal approves, anyway.
Here’s the Cyclone set in action:
And here’s a mish-mash of two other sets:
Oh, made in China, natch.
IDK, read the comments section in Amazon for a few minutes and then You Make The Call.
I myself paid on the low end of Amazon’s absurdly wide pricing range, so I’m not complaining…
I know the answer, Gentle Readers, but have at it yourselves.
See? It’s all:
DONATED BY YOUR LOCAL
Your job is to fill in the blank.
CLUE: This defacement prolly occurred a long time ago
It’s a bit soggy out there today, but oh well – the show must go on, but perhaps without any (artificial / trucked in) snow this year, one supposes:
Join us for our 86th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, featuring sledding, snow play area, rides and games, Cookie Factory, live entertainment, caroling and a visit from Santa!
Generously supported by Kaiser Permanente, Zynga.org, with support from Devil’s Teeth Bakery and Bi-Rite Market.
McLaren Lodge is located at 501 Stanyan Street in Golden Gate Park.
Just look at this thing in front of Pier 39 – it’s huge!
And it’s 100% real, for better or worse. I heard it’s 55 feet, but officially it’s 60, perhaps due to rounding, IDK:
I’m calling this thing an Attraction:
Oh, but why so soon, in early November?
(WHY SO SOON? TWSS!)
This issue hadn’t occurred to me – I guess it is a bit early. (But feel free to add that to the lengthy list of things I care absolutely nothing about.)
Anyway, the Lighting Ceremonies are coming November 21-22, 2015.
See you there!
The famous rink returns tomorrow:
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West
celebrates opening with special ceremony this Wednesday
WHAT: The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West celebrates its opening this holiday season with a special “ice-breaking” ceremony featuring Assemblymember David Chiu, SNOOPY from The Peanuts Movie and a special performance by San Francisco Tremors Synchronized Skating Teams with Special Guest Georgia Achilles.
WHO: Assemblymember David Chiu; SNOOPY from The Peanuts Movie; San Francisco Tremors Synchronized Skating Teams with Special Guest Georgia Achilles; Wendy Gutshall, Safeway’s Communications Manager, Northern California Division; Dan Osipow, Executive VP & Corporate Sponsorship Manager at Bank of the West; Karin Flood, Executive Director of the Union Square Business Improvement District; open to the public;
WHEN: (UPDATED) Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Union Square, San Francisco.
About the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink:
Since 2007, the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink has delighted children and adults with a holiday-themed ice park located in San Francisco’s Union Square. Ticket prices are $11 for regular admission and $7 for children eight years old and under. Ice skate and hockey skate rentals are $6. Ice rink hours are from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. daily. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. For tickets or more information, please visit www.unionsquareicerink.com or call 415-781-2688.
(Man, that narrow 10-speed chain is doing a lot of work.)
With electric assist, prices start at $5900. If you want a garage to park this hefty rig at night, prices start at … [pinkie bite] $1 million dollars.
Later on, all can join in on the fun, as here:
This has been Bullitt 1968 vs. Bullitt 2015.