You’d think our SFMTA would be able to match a bus to a street, but it can’t:
Posts Tagged ‘long’
A Pickup Truck So Long It Requires an Expensive SFPD Police Escort – Life in This “World-Class” CityThursday, May 19th, 2016
IDK, filming something, prolly.
And the flat black paint reduces reflections, that’s what I’m going with.
But when you film in SF, you face a lot of costs. That’s what killed Nash Bridges after a few years and that’s what also helped to kill Trauma after a few months worth of shows got aired.
Anyway, we’re no Vancouver, that’s for sure…
It’s SANDWICH MANIA at 5017 Geary near Park Presidio – Long Lines at Lou’s Cafe – 4.5 Yelp Stars Don’t Lie – The Richmond’s Best LunchMonday, April 4th, 2016
You know, for every small business person who’s mad at Yelp, there’s another who complains not a whit. Little wonder owners of not-so-hot bidnesses want to suspend the First Amendment and ban Yelp…
MUNI’s Answer to the CHESTNUT BULLET from CHARIOT: New Flyer Industries XT60 60-Foot Articulated Trolleybuses – Your New 30X-Marina ExpressWednesday, December 23rd, 2015
It’s like the Mammoth Car from Speed Racer, non?
Anyway, that one above, #7201, was just the prototype. But this one here, #7215 is the real deal, spotted last week undergoing sea trials on Mission in SoMA. Soon it will be your new 30-X Marina “(Orient) Express,” the better to do battle with Chariot’s Chestnut Bullet:
Get all the deets from Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez
(And let me say, speaking a Bro myself, I apologize to Joe on behalf of Bros everywhere for all the time he had to spend yesterday on the SFBARF crew. Imagine if renters banded together to get property owners to speak out for rent control or something – that would be pretty bizarre as well.)
But hey, look at this monster – it doesn’t even come close to fitting into the frame:
Articulated, as most monsters are:
Bye bye Monster Bus – see you in my nightmares:
Actually, I approve of these gentle giants, these whale sharks of the transit world. Now it’s a shame that literally nothing can be done about rejiggering lanes to get 30’s through Stockton Street, but there was/is a corrupt bargain having to do with the less-than-useless Central Subway what prevents that. Oh well.
Sauce for the Goose: Here It Is, Your Gigantic San Francisco Sheriff Mobile Command Unit – Biggest Ice Cream Truck EverThursday, April 2nd, 2015
As seen in Civic Center last week:
Now the font on the side isn’t comic sans, but it seems a little bit comical to me:
Didn’t realize we had one of these. Perhaps we received a little Homeland Security money to pay for it, IDK.
I’m sure everybody was impressed at its debutante ball / first “MCU rally” in Sacramento a couple years back.
Next up, Know Your SFPD Command Posts – it’s sauce for the gander:
San Francisco Police Mobile Command One is huge, as you can see…
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…as is Mobile Command Two:
As for Mobile Command Three, well, not so much. Via Bluoz:
Rare Sighting of a Maybach in Frisco – A “Remarkably Clumsy” 20-Foot-Long Car – The Rolling Mistake from Mercedes-BenzTuesday, February 3rd, 2015
This thing is so big, it don’t even fit in the viewfinder:
Now here’s the middle part of it:
I haven’t seen a Maybach in Frisco since The Aughts. And then there was that time I think I saw another one back in aught-seven, perhaps doing service for our local Consulate General of India.
I’ll tell you, this particular ride above appears to have come straight from Los Angeles. It sure doesn’t belong here.
Anywho, the bones of these failed beasts, these discontinued orphan cars, date to the Reagan era.
According to Fortune Magazine, after missing out on the chance to purchase Rolls-Royce and Bentley when they were up for sale in the 1990s, “Mercedes backpedaled and decided it needed to be in the ultra-luxury business too, but it went after it in a remarkably clumsy way.” Fortune stated that the first Maybach models had poor driving dynamics compared to its contemporaries from Rolls-Royce and Bentley, as “Mercedes took an aging S-class chassis and plopped an absurdly elongated body on it … rather than develop a new car from the wheels up, as BMW did with Rolls-Royce, or cleverly use the underpinnings of an existing model like the Volkswagen Phaeton for a new Bentley.” Furthermore, Maybachs were never advertised as owner-driven vehicles, as the company believed that the luxury amenities would be sufficient to sell and they even insisted that auto journalists (who usually test drive the vehicle) ride in the backseat.
All right, let’s say ba-bye:
Where Do People Regularly Line Up to Get Into a Tiki Bar Four Hours Before Sunset? At the Smuggler’s Cove, 650 GoughFriday, June 13th, 2014
Doesn’t look like much from the outside, I’ll tell you, but this underground tiki bar certainly is más popular
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Opening bell is at 5:00 PM, so I see this madding crowd every Saturday – perhaps I’ll visit sometime…
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