Is this real life?
So, either this is a real license plate, which would be fine, or it’s not. But if it’s not, I don’t approve…
One after the other, they come and get stacked up here and other places nearby
Well this is how things were shaping up way back last year, when the fun-loving North Bay Bros of Autodesk teamed up with East Bay radio personality
Sandy Beach, J Crew, Sam Francisco, Greek Aphrodite, oh, “Roman Mars” to redesign our official flag.
Now, at the time, the plan was to have a contest or something with a “San Francisco official” giving input, you know, for color of authority. But here in the West Bay, this scheme might not be all that popular, so I was wondering who was going to step up to climb up the flagpole / lightning rod, you know, for no good reason.
Well, nobody’s stepped up yet, just saying. So that means things are behind schedule, since all this was supposed to get going last year.
And when I say things, I mean, there’s no way that you could come up with one new flag design that would get voted in over the current version, so the effort is to first get people to agree to chuck the old flag and only then come up with the replacement. The auslanders have decided on a two-stage process for us.
And when I say voted in, I mean that the People Of SF would eventually be able to weigh in with big fat VETO stamp, in one fashion or another. (Remember when Our Designerly Community tried to wholesale change the official flag of Iraq? It didn’t go so hot. That’s something to consider, College Boy. And remember this recent attempt to change the UC logo? (I wonder if we ever got our money back for that one?))
And I mean that Mayor Ed Lee right now has never been more unpopular right? So, who’s going to step up to shepherd this New Flag plan?
I know not.
Anyway, let’s see if 2016 shakes out better for this misguided effort…
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.
You young kids don’t know what inflation is, but I do. And if someone had told me back when I was laboring at some flea-bitten Landmark Theatres, where precious It’s It’s cost $2 and frozen Toblerone bars were $3 and tickets were $6, I think, that you’d be able to see a first-run film for just $9.25 in the heart of Frisco on business-class seating in the Year of our Lord 2015, well I wouldn’t have believed it.
It’s here, opening early, on 12-12-15
See you there!
Here it is, a white Ghost, the “more realistic” Roller:
IDK, man. Seems a bit spendy…
“Journalism, as a public good, exists to serve a multitude of purposes, one of which is to be a mode of recording and documenting both the major and minute of our world and to comment on the expansion and changes of the developing societal fabric.
SFBay holds this journalistic tenet at its core. As such, a change is coming.
To faithful SFBay readers, I’m elated to announce the birth of the Culture and Arts section of this news organization, with yours truly at the helm.”
“Scott Owades, Lone[-ly] Mountain
As a transportation fanatic, I’m excited to be able to bring new commuting options into the neighborhood. My company, Chariot, is launching The Great Haight tomorrow, running down Haight & Oak St.
The route runs from 6:30 – 9:30 AM and 4:30 – 7:30 PM, and the pickups are:
Haight & Stanyan
Haight & Clayton
Haight & Masonic
Lyon & Oak
Oak & Pierce
Oak & Webster
While Muni serves Market St. well, it’s a pain to commute on Muni to SoMa & Caltrain. If you’re going in that direction, you should give this a [try].”