My most incoherent headline yet.
And this was the answer.
Comes now The Tens with his take on photographer-model duality:
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It’s the minivan of bikes:
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Anyway, count this as an actual sighting in the wild – usually I only see these rigs at the uber-expensive MyDutchBike sto on Market Street.
Ah let’s see here:
“Gone were last year’s cheap chinese cargo bikes, so at least no one got turned-off to cargo bikes this year…”
And there’s this:
“To sum it up, whatever “metal” the Chinese use to build their bikes out of is soft, weak, and full of impurities.”
(Hey do you know why Euros spend so much on bikes in Europe? Maybe it’s the 50% tariff on the Made-in-China competition…)
But maybe you’re a San Francisco millionaire with a garage, so here’s the spiel:
“We ship our Dutch bike, Dutch bikes, Dutch bicycles and Dutch city bikes FULLY assembled nation and worldwide. We sell utility bicycles from Amsterdam and other cities in Europe like Oma bikes, also known as Omafiets, or Oma fiets, Omafiet, Abuela, abuelas, GrannyBike or Granny bike and Grandma bicycles,Abuela bikes, Amsterdam Bike. Opa bikes also known as Opafiets, Opa fiets, Opafiet and Grandpa bike, both comfortable, stylish straight up riding position bikes that will last for decades. Check out our Fr8 bikes, or freight bike, gorgeous in everyway and extremely strong for real-life situations like school, shopping, commuting and errands around town, designed by Henry Cutler. Also from Workcycles are the Secret Service or SecretService bikes and are made with Azor frames hand build in Amsterdam. Also seen on the streets in The Netherlands or Holland is the Bakfiets, or Bak fiets, Bakfiets.nl, Cargobike, Cargo bicycle, longjohn, long john bikes, boxbike and box bike. We have them in several colors all with Shimano Nexus 3 and 8-speed hubs. We now carry the fabulous Retrovelo, some say Retro velo or Retrovello, bikes. Retrovelo bicycle unites functionality, city chic and the individualism of its rider. With models like Paul, Paula, Klaus, Klara, Otto Solo/Duo in fantastic colors. These balloon racers or ballon racers are designed by Frank Patitz in Leipzig Germany. We also sell other european bikes or euro utility bikes or Danish bikes from Denmark and Germany. We also carry Velorbis or Danish bikes. Not to mention Pashleys which are English bikes like the Guv’nor. We also have accessories like Yakkay helmets and Yakkay covers and Clarijs and Basil panniers Po Campo and Nutcase helmets and finally Carrie Swedish bicycle baskets. Don’t forget to check out our Umberto Dei bicycles from Italy too! Please visit our shop if you’re in the neighborhood. Our address is 575 Market Street, San Francisco California USA. Did you know that the following cities have the highest percentage of bicycle commuters in the U.S.A? Minneapolis MN, Sacramento CA, Portland OR, Tucson AZ, Fresno CA, Tampa FL, San Francisco CA, Oakland CA, Mesa AZ, Anaheim CA, Boston MA, Washington DC, Seattle WA, Albuquerque NM, New Orleans LA, Oklahoma City OK, Phoenix AZ, St. Paul MN, Long Beach CA, Santa Ana CA, Los Angeles CA, Honolulu HI, Denver CO, Chicago IL, Pittsburgh PA, San Diego CA, San Jose CA, New York City NY, Houston TX, Raleigh NC, Milwaukee WI, St. Louis MO, Cincinnati OH, Riverside CA and Columbus OH, in that order. You landed on the My Dutch Bike website, which is the same as MyDutchBike and MyDutchBike.com.We are open to the public. Public may also make an appointment if not able to make our normal store hours. Please visit our website for hours.”
And here’s something else, on the topic of some customer-dude’s opinion of Shimano roller brakes:
“Here’s the e-mail response to this review I received from Josh, the mechanic at My Dutch Bike:
“im glad you have all the time in the world to write BULLSHIT.
you are an idiot. I have what is called real world experience,
something you know nothing of.
get a life, you are not welcome in my company.
I’m sure youve heard this before.
I know much more than you and always will
you dont know how to read
call shimano and talk to them
i know you havent
give it up
you fucking looser”
And that’s enough for me from MDB.
It’s time once again for How Weird, so dress appropriately and get on out there:
“San Francisco’s festival season begins
from Noon to 8pm
Howard & 2nd Streets, Downtown San Francisco
The 13th annual How Weird Street Faire
13 music and performance stages
spread throughout 13 city blocks!”
Ah memories: Second Street in the SoMA:
Getting help with those hard-to-paint areas:
The largest boombox in the world. These go to twelve:
Open air hookah on Howard Street:
O.K., so skip down below to see the ad from Target / Converse Shoes that caused a stir a while back. You know, over the whole “IF YOU”RE NOT THE MODEL, BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER” thing.
So I was thinking the photographer gal shown might actually have been a photographer who became a model for the first time because somebody took a photo of her OTJ photographing models.
And then I just saw this link here from Erin Williams talking about “the ad that I shot for Converse,” so I thought, yeah, she is a photographer IRL:
“My mom told me about this blog post that someone saw online in regards to the ad that I shot for Converse for Target. The tagline in the ad is “If you can’t be the model, be the photographer”. I guess not everyone liked the line… What do you think?”
But then one more click to one of the galleries on her website reveals she’s a model model:
(Because, of course, “the ad that I shot for Converse” can mean different things depending on whether you’re a model or a photographer.)
So, as stated, mystery solved.
Keep up the good work, Erin Williams.
“Maybe you can look at this new ad from Target and just lol.
But not Steve Meyer Photography, oh no:
“i just saw this ad on the back of a magazine. i feel so offended i need to take another deep breath before i start ranting. the tag line is “If you’re not the model, be the photographer.”
And Tzulin is not impressed, not at all:
“I’m a girl and I was like…what! Converse, my favorite brand, is saying … If you can’t be a model…then be the photographer, those who can’t do..teach… so offended !“
But You Make The Call.*
As seen on Masonic:
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First up is Maserati Mom of the SoMA / FiDi.
Always looking glum, always stuck in traffic, always sitting in her expensive italian vasca da bagno peering over the top of the door:
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That’s some local flava, but this next one is international in scope.
I couldn’t make it through the whole thing. I challenge you, right now.
The part starting at around :51 is particularly egregious.
I cry foul:
This tune would have been much better – just change Lamborghini to Maserati and you’re done…
See? You could probably fit another couple of ankle-biters on there, no problem:
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(But you shouldn’t have too many kids anyway, else the locals will start calling you a “breeder,” and that’s meant to be quite an insult.)
Get in on the fun here, but the prices seem a bit high, oh well…
This has a better, closer view from the same area along 17 Mile Drive. (No pup though.)
Pup, rock, mom:
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Smash, smash, smash. And then:
Pup, crab, mom:
Nom, nom, nom.