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ONLY IN MARIN: Bridgeway Gas Station in Sausalito Charging $8 Per Gallon? Highest Prices in America

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Things were bad before, but I think we’re entering performance art territory here, up in Marin County.

Via Yelper Eddie H:

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The Yelpers, they are not happy.

Suffer Deb:

“I feel like I just got mugged. They are charging $6.97 for regular (other yelpers posted pics). The average price for gas in northern California is $3.43. I will never EVER go here again even though it’s on my way home from work, FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS GO TO BRIDGEWAY GAS.”

ASSIGNMENT DESK: Send somebody, anybody up there to ask, “Hey, what’s the deal with the $8 gas?” Before that, buy a few gallons to see what the experience is like. Also, check for the purported dirtiness. Like “can you believe this is the bathroom of a gas station what charges* $200 to fill your** tank?!” And then you say, hey, I gots to fill up my right rear with air, and then see if Dude makes you pay for the privilege – well that’s agin the law, right? (But don’t send CW Nevius – he’d find a way to get rejected on this slam dunk, like he’d tell this story from the poor gas station owner’s ‘sperective, something like that. SPROOOOING off the rim, that’s what I’m talking about.) Anyway, engage, make it so.

*And call your economist buddy and ask about elasticities of demand for low-margin bidnesses. So let’s say the Shell down the street only makes a few pennies per gallon (and possibly makes more money selling high-margin snacks, you know, the way movie theaters do it), well, maybe it makes sense to cut your business by 95% if you can increase your margins by 10,000%, that kind of deal. Who knows, maybe Dude makes money some other way off of the property…

**I can remember the first time I paid $20 for a tank of gas. It was back in the 1990’s for a rusty Audi 5000 I bought from a doctor in Manoa Valley. And then back in the aughts, I remember paying $100 to fill the tank of a Land Cruiser up in, you guessed it, Marin County. I’ll remember the $200 threshold too, if and when I ever achieve it. (And if I filled up at Bridgeway today, I think I could almost, just almost make it to $200.)

The Most Evil Car in All of San Francisco: Darth Vader’s MINI Cooper

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Is this MINI Coupe an actual Cooper? IDK.*

But this car is evil, I know that.

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*Oh, it’s an R58 Coupe, per the Comments.

Look at All the Useless Things You Can Buy at the Hilton from the Most Expensive Vending Machine in the World

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

One supposes some business travelers can simply expense these kinds of purchases?

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But if you need a brass knuckles case for your iPhone like right now…

Point/Counterpoint: Former Mayor Willie Brown Opposes Renaming SFO Havery Milk International for One Reason Only

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

“Supervisor David Campos is making a terrible move with his call to rename SFO for Harvey Milk.

WELL, THAT’S YOUR OPINION, ISN’T IT, WILLIE? HEY, HOW’S IT GOING WITH RENAMING 3RD STREET “WILLIE L BROWN, JR BOULEVARD” THE WAY YOU SO DESPERATELY WANT? YOU KNOW, LIKE THIS:

OH, WHAT’S THAT? YOUR IDEA “BOMBED?”

WELL GEE, WHY WAS THAT? WAS IT DUE TO HOMOPHOBIA? NO. SEXISM? NO. RACISM? HEY THAT MUST BE IT, RIGHT? ALL RIGHT, GO ON, WILLIE.

If it makes the ballot and loses, it will be a disservice to Harvey’s memory.

NO IT WON’T. HEY, REMEMBER WHEN YOU WANTED TO RENAME SFO THE WILLIE L BROWN JR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT? HEY, THAT IDEA BOMBED TOO, RIGHT? BUT I’D BET YOU’D BE WILLING TO TAKE THE CHANCE ON A BALLOT, WOULDN’T YOU? YOU’RE LYING AGAIN, AREN’T YOU?

It will only create divisions within the city. Not because Milk was gay, but because renaming the airport after him makes no sense.

WELL, I DON’T KNOW. IT CERTAINLY WOULD MAKE SOME SENSE. THE QUESTION IS ABOUT WEIGHING THE PROS AND CONS.

Moscone Center is named after Mayor George Moscone because he negotiated the deal with various factions to get the place built, and a lot of low-income housing along with it.

WELL THAT WASN’T A GOOD IDEA NOW WAS IT? PERHAPS WE SHOULDN’T NAME ANYTHING AFTER POLITICIANS? AND WHY IS JFK AIRPORT NAMED AFTER JFK?

Harvey had no relationship with the airport. What Campos is doing is trying to heighten Milk’s symbolic stature as the liberator of gays.

WELL, IS THAT A CRIME?

It’s a mistake, and I hope enough gay leaders say so before this splits the town.

NO, WHAT YOU HOPE FOR IS THE WILLIE L BROWN JR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. WHY DON’T YOU JUST COME OUT AND SAY IT?

OH, AND IN NEWS FROM OTHER LYING POLITICIANS:

“I just want to make sure there is clear thinking about it, and the whole city family should be engaged in it.

OR MAYBE THE VOTERS WILL DECIDE AND THE “WHOLE CITY FAMILY” WILL JUST HAVE TO DEAL, HUH?

THAT’S THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING NOW. C’MON, THINK. HEY, WHAT ABOUT THAT LETTER HARVEY WROTE TO  JIMMY CARTER? WHY DON’T YOU PUBLICIZE THAT? OR GET BEHIND  SOME OTHER CANDIDATE? CAUSE, RIGHT NOW, THE WILLIE BROWN ED LEE POLITICAL FACTION IS LOSING ON THIS ONE.

JUST SAYING…

The Real Cost of Renaming SFO as Harvey Milk International Airport is Much More Than $250K – It’s Billions and Billions

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

The real cost of renaming SFO for Harvey Milk would be the losing the equity of the highly-recognized SFO “brand.”

What’s it worth? IDK, but it’s on a par with the annual budget of the City and County of San Francisco.

Check out the effort those crazy kids down in Millbrae make in order to curate SFO’s brand identity. To wit:

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Like, go around the world and show people the letters SFO and they’ll tell you what it means.

SFO is a “world-class” IATA code, right up there with LAX and JFK, right?

Also, what if we kick-off an SFO renaming campaign for Harvey and the process gets hijacked by San Francisco Shadow Mayor Willie L Brown Jr.?

You know he wants something like that, right?

Real bad.

Just saying.

PS: Oh, and what would the new IATA code be? MLK? Well, that code is already taken, by someplace in Montana. And also, well, MLK, just don’t go there, girlfriend. If you wanted to say something like “SFO, An International Airport from Harvey Milk” or something like that, the damage would be lessened.

Which is the World’s Most Expensive Photograph? “Approaching SFO Over Presidio Yard” or “Rhein II?”

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Better A…

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…or B?

Hint: One is worth $4.3 million and the other is worth $0.0 million.

Oh well.

Speaking of which, does MUNI pay full market value for the land it uses up at the Presidio Yard?

I wonder.

And for the record, here’s your SFO approach cheat sheet:

The Most Photographed Rainbow in San Francisco History: 11-20-2011 – Single Rainbow, All the Way!

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

You couldn’t miss this one today:

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My friend Totoro enjoyed it, certainly, as did Telstar Logistics and Rick and Mister Mushroom and David.FredH and, well, everybody.

Presenting the Most Expensive Photograph in the History of the World: “Rhein II” by Andreas Gursky – Meh

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

I don’t know, I think it could use a little flava…

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…but the person who just bought it for $4.3 million would disagree, to be sure.

Do you notice a theme here?

What’s the Most Annoying Tenderloin Adjective? Hey, How About “Uptown?” Anyway, Cast Your Vote at The Tender

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Cast your vote right now over at The Tender for the most annoying Tenderloin adjective you’ve heard, you know, like gritty or crime-ridden, whatever irritates you the most.

Vote or Die!

You’re proud of buildings, Randy? O.K fine…

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And remember the Mission District sucks way harder than the TL, or something:

“Guess which hipster neighborhood had a murder rate over four times that of the Uptown Tenderloin? The Mission.”

Keep chasing those rainbows, Randy.

 

OMG, OMG, OMG, It’s Back! Free Beer, Free Show at the Dos Equis Most Interesting Show in the World October 5

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

It’s ba-aaaack! It’s the Dos Equis Beer Most Interesting Show in the World and it’s coming back to town on October 5th at the Ruby Skye at 8:00 PM.

So, stop what you’re doing and get your free tickets right now, before they’re all gone.

See photos from past year’s efforts below. The deets for 2010:

Ruby Skye, 420 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 View map, Ages: 21 and Over. Price: $ 0.00

This fall, Dos Equis presents The Most Interesting Show in the World hosted by party aficionado, Andrew W.K. Featuring exotic acts cast from the most notorious parties and celebrations from around the world, this year’s show will deliver the excitement to 17 cities! Join Andrew W.K. with the likes of Hungarian escape artist, The Great Merlini, Persian burlesque legend, Cherie Lily, the incredible Ice Sisters and other indescribable acts of extreme entertainment!
 
I’ll tell you, the catch, if there is a catch, is that you and your friends might need to queue up (on the 400 block of Mason) early to get in / to get good spots. You see, I don’t know if  your printed-out tickets get you in for sure. And then the opening acts probably won’t start at 8:00 PM. It’ll probably more like 9:00 PM. But then again if you show up at 9:00 PM you might not be able to get in, see what I mean? So, take the extra time to commune with your buds with some free beer.
 
The line early on last year in the SoMA:

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The well-run Mezzanine in 2009:

Now, just to give you a taste from shows from the past.

It’s Melody Sweets!:

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Beatboxer Butterscotch accompanying what must be the world’s largest saxamophone – a purple bass:

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The Human Spring!:

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There were whips and crossbows in the house, but edged weapons were the order of the day:

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Mr. and Mrs. G have a Mr. and Mrs. Smith thing going on, apparently.

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Aiming a crossbow using a mirror to pop a balloon. Love hurts:

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Tuna Turner?:

From some show Down South, I think. This is a 17-city tour so not everybody gets to see the same thing, necessarily:

All right, see you there!