Posts Tagged ‘Moscone’

The Vanishing Car Show Babes of the San Francisco International Auto Show

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Just as San Francisco has experienced the demise of construction workers, it’s also lost its car show model babes. Things just aren’t what they used to be at the San Francisco International Auto Show, for whatever reason.

Maybe in Europe or Asia they still have something like the Bundy Bounce, but you’re not going to find anything like that at the big family-oriented car show in San Francisco, longstanding stereotypes of car shows notwithstanding. FYI.

Here’s what’s left of that bygone era.

The continuously-improving Kaizen-ettes (改善ettes – Jordan, Marisa and Laura) sing the praises of this 2010 Toyota Prius:

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Chatting about a huge Dodge pick-em-up:

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Talking to no one at all about the Chrysler 300 sedan:

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That’s it.

Also, no beefcake (beefcake!). Maybe they had something like that ten years ago, but not anymore.

Christina Applegate, you gotta put me on/

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San Francisco Theater Festival a Huge Success at Yerba Buena Gardens

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

This is what the Sixth Annual San Francisco Theater Festival looked like today down in the SoMA‘s Yerba Buena Gardens:

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Here’s the sched and here are a bunch of photos. That should whet your appetite for next year.

Yes, it’s all free. See you next year!

“The San Francisco theater scene can become stronger and more vigorous, appealing to community members who do not currently benefit from the contribution theater arts make to one’s life through activities like the Theater Festival. Director Peter Sellars has noted that bringing people together for a shared theatrical experience does more than create good art; it creates and nurtures a sense of community and an interest in the common good.

The Festival creates access and expands the theater audience. Working together to put on the Festival, the theater community conducts a large-scale event that gains the attention of the broader community. The Festival induces cross-pollination of audiences as attendees interested in one performing group stay to see others. As the Festival grows, we will see theater audiences expanding, leading to more performances, more productions, and more theater jobs, as well as a richer cultural experience for all community members.

While there are festivals for film, dance, jazz, blue grass, beer, and wine, there is no comparable festival for theater. The San Francisco Theater Festival is unique. This is the only showcase for Bay Area live theater, presenting the full spectrum of theater groups. This is the only festival that takes place on one day or a single weekend, providing the audience with an opportunity to sample conveniently the many theaters available here. This is the only FREE festival, thereby providing open access to all.”

All the Players, after the jump.

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It’s Oracle’s World, We’re Just Living In It

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Oracle Open World is on at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Who is your favorite keynote speaker?

HP, Ann Livermore, Executive Vice President, Technology Solutions Group;

HP, Mark Hurd, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President; or

Oracle, Larry Ellison, CEO

It’s Larry, right? He and the HP crew will start yakking at around 2:30 PM this afternoon.

The Tent City of Howard Street. Click to expand.

“Turing Lives” on at the RSA Information Security Conference in San Francisco

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Father of Computer Science  Alan Mathison Turing lives on, at least according to the geeks who put on RSAConference 2008 this week in San Francisco.

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