I guess moving to the 415 is still a thing, so you fly on over from New Yawk or Joisey and then have your Beemer loaded up in a car carrier for delivery direct to your new stoop in the Western Addition:
(Check it, my first pro-SFMTA post.)
This cute pup was guarding an Acura parked on 10th Street while its owner visited our SoMA Costco (I assume, I mean, why else would anybody park down there?)
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Problem? The disabled placard hanging from the rear-view has expired. See?
So guess who was waiting for this car’s owner to show up – it was DPT’s Disabled Placard Street Team with their bright blue shoulder patches.
Les mise-en-scene avec Etat de Jardin* license plates sur la Acura bleu:
This issue could end up costing the driver thousands of dollars, when all is said and done.** (I can’t say for sure because I don’t get paid by the City Family to stakeout cars, plus I had to split. Oh well.)
Now, WWSD? Like What Would KRON-TV’s Stanley Roberts Do if he came upon this scene? Oh yes, something like this.
But, you know, I might possibly be beefier than Stanley (I know I’m taller than he but I could actually outweigh him) and, you know, I wouldn’t want to get into an another Elmo situation.
Bon courage, Acura pooch. Your owner will need all the love she can get today.
*Garden State – it’s a Jersey Thing.***
**The funny thing is that Costco has plenty of free parking. And honestly, I don’t think the good people of Costco would care all that much if you parked in their garage while shopping elsewhere. As stated, there’s nothing else going on ’round that area so it’s not like they’re on the lookout for renegade parkers.
***YouTube, you’re too funny. Oprah + Snooki = ???
It’s a Jersey Thing (as evidenced by the NJ tag), of course, but it’s also an All Over The World Thing as well:
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As seen at now-lonely Strybing Arboretum.
See? Sashes Don’t Lie.
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She’s been running for Miss New Jersey-something for years, and only now does she come to California?
I cry foul.
But she’s up-to-speed on California-style marijuana legalization already:
“Well, I understand why that question would be asked, especially with today’s economy, but I also understand that medical marijuana is very important to help those who need it medically,” she replied. “I’m not sure if it should be legalized, if it would really affect, with the drug war,” she added. “I mean, it’s abused today, unfortunately, so that’s the only reason why I would kind of be a little bit against it, but medically it’s OK.”
All right, next stop, Miss Universe 2012.
Welcome to California, Alyssa Campanella.
Answer: Not very well at all.
Anyway, Joisey might this a try ’cause, apparently, over there it’s illegal to ride your bike on sidewalks.
What an odd law!
Now, some towns in CA have bike registration schemes but only for the recovery of stolen bicycles. And we have statewide laws for safety ‘n stuff but those are more what you’d call guidelines than actual laws.
Looks like Junior will be the only guy in town with a bike license plate for a good long time:
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Sophisticated San Franciscans of all stripe turned out to welcome Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino to Polk Gulch / Polk Village Saturday evening.
He graced our burg to promote a new line of vodka, a novel product that’s not ridiculous, not ridiculous at all.
The Jug Shop on Pacific:
We’re left to wonder, “When will He return?”
Beth Spotswood is all over this Mike Sorrentino situation, as you might expect since he’s coming to The Jug Shop at 1590 Pacific on Saturday, October 30th at 5:30 PM or 6:00 PM to sign Vodka bottles or something.
Now, you probably already know all that you need to know about him, but here’s a little something about his favorite line of vodka, the one that’s paying him $400K.
Do you feel that your favorite vodka has enough protein? Well, fret no longer, Devotion Vodka is here. Let’s read the press release together, shall we?
“Devotion Vodka: Get Devoted. THE WORLD’S FIRST PROTEIN INFUSED ULTRA PREMIUM VODKA HITS THE SHELVES IN SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY. De-vo-tion Pronunciation [di-voh-shuhn] -noun: Commitment Dedication and Determination.”
Oh, so that’s how you pronounce de-vo-tion. Thanks!
It’s new, it’s you?
“SAN FRANCISCO, — Created in San Francisco, the birthplace of the original martini,
Uh no, you’re thinking of Martinez, CA, way out there in Contra Costa County, and even then you’re still wrong.
“Devotion Spirits is set to unleash the groundbreaking power of the first-ever 80-proof, four column distilled vodka with the benefits of protein that is made in the United States.
“Whether enjoyed on the rocks, mixed, stirred or shaken, Devotion Vodka provides for the smooth, delicious ultra-premium vodka taste discerning mixologists (professional or novice) are seeking. The patent pending proprietary solution found only in Devotion Vodka will transform the cocktail. While bar shelves are cluttered with vodkas from around the globe in every imaginable flavor,
“Devotion is the first and only vodka which literally provides a drink with a real protein boost.
“This revolutionary spirit will create a new beverage category, while also defining a new generation of vodka aficionados who devote themselves fully to everything they do in life. Created and developed by company President Drew Adelman, a nightlife, dining aficionado and fitness buff, Devotion Vodka was inspired by his search to combine his two favorite passions: fitness and nightlife.
Fitness and nightlife? Dude, you are a true renaissance man!
“My own personal mantra has always been… if you are going to be bad, you might as well be good,” notes Adelman. “With Devotion Vodka I can stay devoted to my regimen, while stepping out for a good time. I used to actually take my own protein out with me when I went for a night on the town.
Well, of course, you can’t step out without your protein. Natch.
“Then I realized there were millions of people like me who wanted to take care of their bodies and also have a good time. From that passion, Devotion Vodka was born.”
Boozing = taking care of your body. Check.
“In California, Devotion Vodka will be distributed by Young’s Market Company. International Spirits & Wines will be representing Devotion Vodka in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Devotion Vodka will be introduced in a 750 milliliter bottle at a suggested retail price of $29.99. The custom designed bottle made in France is not only distinctive, it is transformational;
Or maybe your bottle isn’t “transformational.” Just saying.
“the frosted glass bottle with the iconic logo and distinguishing red cap will further distinguish the brand and lifestyle that is unique to Devotion Vodka. “I have been in the nightlife industry for many years and I have seen some of the best ideas come through our clubs and restaurants,” notes Bob Jones, co-founder/vice president. “From Red Bull and Rockstar to Voss Water
Perrier from Scandinavia – now that’s pure genius.
“and Alize… all of those brands have a common thread – unique selling points that made them hugely successful. Devotion Vodka is a top-tier vodka product spirit enthusiasts will embrace. I believe Devotion Vodka has an unrivaled brand proposition everyone can understand and appreciate: protein.
I don’t understand/appreciate. Do not copy. Please resend.
“I have no doubt this will be the next big thing in the beverage industry.” “I’m exactly the type of person that Devotion Vodka was made for,” explains actor, athlete and fitness model Sebastian Seigel.
Or “Siegel,” sometimes he spells his name that way. Here’s a tip – whenever you get a funny word from Germany or wherever with the E’s and the I’s, just put the E’s as close together as possible, as in Diesel or Siebel.
“I have known Drew for many years and when he told me of his idea to develop protein-infused vodka, I told him I would be the first person buying a drink at the bar. It is ingenious. For athletes and anyone who takes care of their body and is looking for the best products for their lifestyle, Devotion Vodka has to be the choice.” In order to develop a recipe that would embody his vision, Adelman turned to the distinguished Frank Lin Distillery chemist, Dhir Singh and award-winning spirits chemist, Dr. Win Adler. Devotion Vodka’s proprietary solution
“was selected by Singh for the following reasons: Solubility. Clarity. Taste. Feel. Devotion Vodka speaks to the masses.
The way Mussolini did? Neat.
“Its name Devotion shares many of the same attributes of the world’s greatest athletes and success stories: commitment, drive and success. From the stand-out design of the bottle to the unique marketing programs, social media campaigns and targeted outreach to the fitness and body builder communities, Devotion Vodka is both an ultra premium spirit and lifestyle choice. Fans and followers will be inspired by the Get Devoted mantrathat will surround all aspects of the brand. For more information, visit www.devotionvodka.com. Follow Devotion Vodka on Facebook at www.facebook.com/devotionvodka and Twitter at www.twitter.com/devotionvodka. Source: Devotion Vodka Web Site: http://www.devotionvodka.com/ http://www.twitter.com/devotionvodka http://www.facebook.com/devotionvodka
So, vodka + protein = Devotion.
O.K., but what about fat (or the taste of fat, anyway)? Well, in that case, you’re going to need Bakon, the bacon-flavored vodka.
Choose or lose.
Our California Attorney General Jerry Brown can’t abide you smokers out there thinking “organic” cigarettes from American Spirit are better for you than other cigarettes. So he just cut a deal with the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company affacting how these ciggies will get marketed in California. Deets below.
Anyway, an appealing package, IMO:
Los Angeles-Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that his office has secured an agreement with Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc., the manufacturer of American Spirit tobacco products, that requires the company to clearly disclose that its organic tobacco is “no safer or healthier” than other tobacco products.
Attorneys general from 32 other states and the District of Columbia signed onto today’s agreement.
“Stamping an organic label on tobacco products is ultimately a distinction without a difference-organic or not, cigarettes are bad for your health,” Brown said. “Today’s settlement with Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company ensures that all future advertisements make it clear that organic tobacco is no safer or healthier.”
More deets after the jump.