Posts Tagged ‘license plate’

World’s Least Legible License Plate – How Close Do You Need To Be To Figure It Out?

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

I figured it out, eventually.

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I guess part of states’ rights is the right to stamp out hard-to-read license plates that make things harder for law enforcement in other states…

Dammit, This 21 HAYES Driver Didn’t Even Stop for Me – ARRRRGH!

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

MUNI sucks! Ah, j/k. Well it does, but not in this case. I wonder if 38Geary is available

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Collect them all!

Sarcasm Watch: “YES MA’AM”

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Can’t figure this one out…

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Big Car, Regular Car, Tiny Car – This is How We Live Now, in 2016

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Look, it’s Twizy! In red these days:

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JAG’WAHR v. JAG-U-WAHR: At Long Last, the Correct Pronunciation for Jaguar, as in Jaguar Motor Car

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

As seen by Area Photographer James Corrigan:

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License plates don’t lie, right?

Word on the Street: License Plate “I BE BLK”

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Another great capture from Area Photographer James Corrigan:

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As seen on Geary…

Those Who Bring Us “Justice” Deserve a Cadillac, Area Lawyer Proclaims, More or Less

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

You’re so vanity, you prolly think this post is about you…

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Unnecessary Roughness or “Roughness Necessary” – Let’s Ask This Oakland Raiders Fan

Monday, December 28th, 2015

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Suffer the Audi Pilots: Front License Plate Requirement Mars Appearance of Iconic “Horse Collar” Grills

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Suffer the Audi driver:

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How they suffer.

Hey Look, All the Invasive Frogs are GONE from Golden Gate Park’s Lily Pond – Now Back to Normal – Photos

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Here it is, looking pretty normal, or about as normal as you can expect for a quarry pond in human-created Golden Gate Park:

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Now here’s your background:

Lily Pond in Golden Gate Park overrun by Vivian Ho

And here are the troublesome critters themselves – never seen one myself:

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Poor little feller. Michael Linnenbach (commons.wikimedia.org)

And this was the proposal, from a half-decade back:

Let’s just drain the Lily Pond and kill the frogs by Matt Smith

Clearly, it was time to call in the Frog Doctors:

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It was time for some rehab. Yes yes yes.

Or, in the words of Rec and Park, “adjusting the PH level” was called for.

“Another example of biological controls to manage pests is the collaboration between the Department and the California Department Fish and Wildlife, in this case, the partnership has eradicated the invasive African Clawed Frogs by adjusting the PH level in the water in Golden Gate Park’s Lily Pond”

By that, they meant this – going to the sto’ and then pouring in some motherfucking bleach, man:

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Chemicals were everywhere:

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Parks Chief Phil Ginsberg et. al. cooked up a batch of white powdery stuff…

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…and they went to town:

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It was a powdery wonderland, filled with all kinds of urban flotsam and jetsam…

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Check this one-minute video of the place at that time:

PETA, well PETA was NOT happy about any of this:

“According to media reports, the California Department of Fish and Game and the city of San Francisco are considering draining Lily Pond at Golden Gate Park in order to kill thousands of African clawed frogs who reside there. Reportedly, the frogs were released from research laboratories only to be deemed “invasive” through no fault of their own. Once the pond’s water levels drop, these animals will slowly suffocate to death. PETA apprised officials of our concerns, and while they stated that other methods were on the table, they did not guarantee that this cruel initiative would be stopped. Now it’s your turn to weigh in! Please urge the California Department of Fish and Game and city officials to halt all plans to drain the pond while aquatic animals remain at the location. Also, ask them to mercifully euthanize the frogs rather than subjecting them to agonizing deaths if alternative methods of control are impossible.”

I don’t know how all that worked out, but this was the scene a couple months back, via Tony T – ‘dozer and digger:

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And that brings up up to present day, what you can see from the first photo up above.

You can’t visit just yet, as RPD is behind sked, oh well:

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And there you have it.

Nous salouns le retour, Lily Pond!

May you remain frog-free forever…