The answer is: A DOG RUN.
(And I say brand-new ’cause it still seems that way to me, even after a few years.)
These four arrows tell the story. From right to left, we see a FEDEX DRIVER helping a VTA DRIVER remove a CROSSING ARM from the street after it fell off from the ELECTROMECHANICAL BARRIER DRIVE SYSTEM.
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Then the train driver got back in and slowly, ever so slowly fled the scene.
So some guy gets on a bus and starts loudly pattering about how he’s a tough motherfucker, how he has a kilo of cocaine to sell, etc. This goes on for a couple minutes.
And then the driver stops the bus:
“We’re all going to get off – I get paid either way! Recognize that!”
“Do it again and I swear to God everybody’ll be getting off and I’ll be the asshole bus driver. Understand?”
But of course, the passenger wasn’t done. One stop later:
“You want me to call my people or MUNI’s? You’ll have more luck with MUNI’s people, trust me!”
“People, I apologize – Welcome to MUNI.”
And the kicker:
“And the paper says I get paid too much.”
I think most of the passengers were highly satisfied with this driver.
(Of course, this has little of the pathos of Fight on SF Muni Bus in Chinatown – HIGH QUALITY ORIGINAL, but that one is the gold standard of off-message MUNI videos.)
On It Goes…
[Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting and area muckraker Phil Matier both drive Priuseseses around town but they don’t seem to drive like Prius drivers, AFAICS. It’s uncanny. Consider them exceptions to the rule.]
Most of the time, when you see people driving at night without their headlights on, the car involved is a Toyota Prius. There are various reasons for that, but mostly it has to do with the lack of situation awareness possessed by the typical Prius driver.
So it was refreshing to see a non-Prius driver doing the same thing just yesterday. Thusly:
Now, if you want to get in on the fun, order a black Prius from Toyota. Then, when you go about at night without lights on, you’ll turn invisible. Thusly.
And oh yes, feel free to blame Toyota after you crash.
What makes us special that we need an exemption from federal rules, an exemption that nobody in America outside of the bay area expects?
That’s the Question of the Day.
A snowy plover on Ocean Beach _not_ being harassed by a dog:
Now, Ocean Beach Dog, ooh, somebody over there got an off-leash ticket from the Feds a looooong time ago. (Can you guess what year by looking at the website design? Sure you can.) Oh well. Well, the Feds don’t like Ocean Beach Dog and people what behave like Ocean Beach Dog. The Feds consider us Whacko City, USA because of outfits like OBD, oh well.
Most dogs don’t bother the boids, of course. Can you see the snowy plover?
But some dogs do harass the birds. (These aren’t actually snowy plovers near Lawton and the Great Highway but the dogs don’t know or care about that.)
(Get those Ocean Beach birds, good boy!)
And here’s the sitch up in Crissy Field:
See the birds, see the unleashed dog?
Is is surprising to you that an unleashed dog could find and chase these plovers?
On It Goes