Posts Tagged ‘oj’

San Francisco’s Composting-Related Fruit Fly Invasion Solved With Home Remedies

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Now, here’s what I mean about “composting-related” – our new initiatives in San Francisco are going to take a while to get used to, and during this transition I’ve noticed a whole bunch of fruit flies that weren’t around before. Maybe this is just me, but the guy at Cole’s Hardware says the $15 cure they have just for San Francisco’s fruit flies is hard to keep in stock due to enormity of our current invasion.

But there’s Hope. It seems that fruit flies are the stupidest animals in the world, so pretty much any attempt you make to outsmart them will work like a charm. The only way to lose this game is to not try. So, why not get some apple cider vinegarand then put some cling wrap punched with toothpick holes on top, thusly?

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Here’s the reverse angle – the wrap is still there, but it’s hard to see. They check in but they don’t check out!

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Is this an obvious solution? Well, not to me, not ever having a problem to this extent before.

But what’s this? Toothy, toothsome CHOW Food Editor Aida Mollenkamp prefers an alternative approach? She shows us how to get rid of fruit flies here, using a bit of wine and dish soap.

So toothy:

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That looks like it would work too, what with surface tension ‘n stuff. Thanks for the tip, Aida.

C’mon, you makers. Start making your fruit fly home cure today!

It’s Back! The Antique Paper Show Returns to Golden Gate Park

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Find out just what an Antique Paper Faire is all about at the Hall of Flowers in GGP tomorrow, if you want.

It’s sort of a part of the first Sunday Streets on the West si-iiiide, aka Ocean Beach.

See you there!

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Specialties

The Vintage Paper Fair is a large exhibition and sale that offers an array of antique paper items for collectors of all kinds. Serious collectors come and know exactly what they want, but it is also a welcome environment for first-time collectors to come in and discover the history and art that is found in this hobby.

Among the 50 + vendors there, you will find postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, Victorian-era items, pin-ups, sports memorabilla, labels (beer, fruit crate etc.) brochures, transportation related (vintage cars etc.) and many more types of interesting and beautiful antique paper. Most items for sale date back to the early 20th century, some are more modern, some older. There are boxes of 25 cent postcards as well as rare and expensive museum-quality pieces.

Our location is unique as well, situated in the heart of Golden Gate Park, near the Botanical Gardens, Academy of Sciences, De Young Museum as well many great restaurants.

History

Established in 2006

We are the only antique paper fair in the city of San Francisco, and thought a new show would contribute to the culture and collecting hobby here!

Meet the Business Owner: Hal L.

Hal Lutsky has been in the antique paper business since 1996, and a show promoter since 2001.

“Antique Paper Show” in Golden Gate Park – What’s That?

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Hal Lutsky’s Vintage Paper Fair (aka Antique Paper Show aka Antique Ephemera Show) is going on this weekend at the Hall of Flowers near the Inner Sunset in Golden Gate Park, right near Strybing Arboretum. Let’s take a look, huh?

Here’s the deal – it’s a bunch of old printed stuff, like gas station maps your ancestors got free in 1946 for $3, and postcards from people you don’t know, 3 for a dollar.

The whole place smells like the basement in my grandmother’s house, not the new one in Agawam, the old one in Springfield on Roosevelt.

And here’s the star of the show – O.J. Simpson, Galileo High School, 1965. See, when OJ wasn’t busy killing his ex-wife and Ron Goldman and who-knows-how-many manatees in Florida over the years, he took the time to honor Hertz rental car licensees. Que bueno. Do you want to buy this?

There’s your antique paper, right there.

Vintage Paper Fair
SAN FRANCISCO

2009
 
May 23 & 24
August 8 & 9