Oh that’s right, the recession IS over.
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At least for now, anyway
You had to go under or over.
Here’s UNDER. See how that works? Easy peasy.
Click to expand – well there’s the problem: No bottom tension wire on the chain link fence + line posts too far apart = jailbreak.
And here’s OVER. This here is called the bum rush:
You could get away with this kind of thing a couple years ago.
But things have changed recently – you won’t be able find these weaknesses in 2012.
Oh, your friend Badger’s working on the inside this year and he’s going to let you and your buds in? Well, that might work.
But the days of a single chain link fence between you and your tunes are over.
The driver of this car was taking Oak to get back to the Peninsula this afternoon but she ended up flipping her Honda Civic just before Divisadero.
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So as traffic backed up for miles along Oak, the SFPD began its investigation:
The Honda Shadow:
San Francisco’s “Comeback Neighborhood of the Year” is the host of this scene, betwixt abandoned sidewalk sofas and the LaunderLand:
Now I’ll tell you, we were supposed to get a freeway to link up the terminuseses of 101 and 280 with the Golden Gate Bridge, but what we got instead was Fell and Oak with three or four one-way lanes each way timed for 35 MPH. But these days, for various reasons, the Fell/Oak twins don’t play the substitute freeway role as well.
Recently, this intersection at Divis. has become a bottleneck owing to the inefficient* left arrow phase for southbound traffic on Divisadero to allow drivers to get on eastbound Oak. I’m not sure, but this configuration might have confused or upset the Civic driver, who was driving “all squirrelly” near Broderick shortly before this accident.
*Hey, how about a big fat “NO LEFT TURN” sign for southbound drivers on Divisadero? This intersection wasn’t made “for the neighbors,” so there’s no reason for the people who live in this area to have more of a say than those poor, wretched souls who live way out there in the West Bay, you know, the Sunset and the Richmond. This new left turn phase, like the one at Octavia for inbound Market Street drivers, appears to be a sop for DivCo / NoPA / EaPA locals…
[UPDATE: Oh, skip to the bottom to get to the 9000 part if you don't already know who The Nevius is...]
Nevius, don’t you have anybody to look over your words before you hit the send button? Were you hired through President Ford’s Operation Bootstrap? I mean, do you think you’re smarter than anybody else at the Chronicle? Well, you’re not.
So, really, you should work extra hard instead of sitting on your ass waiting for Mayor Ed Lee or Police Chief Greg Suhr or D.A. George Gascon or Willie Brown or Rose Pak (just guessing on this one) or Randy Shaw or Supervisor Sean Elsbernd or Supervisor Mark Farrell or Travel San Francisco or Plan C or the Chamber of Commerce or the SFFD Union or the SFPD Union or the Union Square BID to call you up to tell you what to write in your next insipid column.
You are the Homer Simpson of Bay Area journalism.
Now, speaking of transit protests, here’s your old column from last month:
What’s this? Spin? Wishful thinking? A mistake? Do you believe everything the SFPD tells you right when they tell you? Even when you wrote this, the story of the .45 was highly questionable. And now, of course, it’s been proven wrong. Any correction there? Any misgivings? No? All right, moving on…
“So far the only group that has gotten satisfaction out of this is the small group of nihilists from Tuesday’s protest. News blogs said they were 150 strong, but I counted only about 80 of them gathered in front of the TV news trucks at Dolores Park.”
“News blogs?” Plural? Which ones? Were they, by chance quoting Chronicle reporter Marisa Lagos? Let’s see what she had to say:
“About 150 people gathered in Dolores Park at 5 p.m. to protest Harding’s shooting and Bay Area police conduct in general.”
So what’s your point, Nevius? That news blogs suck? That Marisa Lagos, somebody who is much smarter than you and somebody who works harder than you, is wrong? That you don’t want to insult Marisa Lagos so you’ll put blame on SFist or some other entity that you don’t like anyway? That you’re merely a part-time columnist who just blew into town so you’re entitled to do a half-assed job?
It’s got to be something like that.
Oh, BTW, Nev, do you consider yourself, “The Voice of Reason?” Really?
Yesterday’s effort from you, The Nevius, well it’s not any better.
Now actually, the Tweets and whathaveyou that you’re relying on, Nev, consistently stated that “over 9000″ protesters were expected at the Monday evening Anonymous happenings. The reason why that’s important is because you’re dealing with an Internet meme.
So, when you say this kind of stuff…
“Despite threats of 9,000 protesters, Monday’s attendance was generously estimated at 200 at its peak.”
“I asked BART board President Bob Franklin if he really expected 9,000 protesters. ‘I thought that was overly optimistic,’ he said.”
“And, when predictions of thousands of demonstrators fizzles,”
…you look like an out-of-touch Bozo, because these estimates weren’t meant to be taken seriously.
Here’s the first hit on Google – it ably explains the meme.
And here’s where the crowd estimate that you and various other crackers from the East Bay and, for all I know, Police Chief Greg Suhr, came from:
Remember Oprah? She’s MSM too, or at least she was before she retired or whatever. Anyway, she’s not up-to-speed neither:
How are you helping anything, Nevius?
Weren’t you happier in the East Bay?
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So, take a vacay from your Sunday Punch routine and get out there – let’s hope that B25J will be on hand this year. (Don’t Mess With Texas, or Tennessee, or, well, just don’t mess with 12 machine guns when they’re all firing together.)
See you there!
All the deets:
“Here’s a sneak preview of just some of our 2011 Air Show performers:
Snug as a bug in a rug, don’t you think?
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It would have been hard to miss a giant twirlypopper like this twin-engine, tandem rotor, heavy-lift Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook (I’ll say it’s a CH-47D, just because) over Civic Center’s United Nations Plaza yesterday. Mmmm. And, it’s not alone up there – there are other military birds above us as well these days.
What does the military need to lift in San Francisco? Are there any bases around here anymore?
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Or maybe it’s just another military joyride above the 415?
Hard to say.
It had to happen, after all. There was just too much confusion, back in the day. And this is the phrase you can memorize to keep your terms straight: “Kim Bauer was scared by the mountain lion.” Easy peasy. (And sometimes cougars and bears hunt the same prey, but usually they get along.) Moving on…
Palo Alto’s memorable National Single Cougar Convention 2009 from last Saturday is still reverberating throughout the Bay Area. Beths Spotswood and Hondl were there to capture all the action on video. And here’s a few words on CC09 at the SF Appeal and here’s a few more at the CultureBlog. In short, we’re all a Twitter over this affair. (And now really, who could possibly think Beth Spotswood a cougar? You could make a Photoshop of her wearing all animal prints lasso-ing a Boy Scout and she wouldn’t look Cougar-ish at all.)
And look who else is getting on the fun – check out a Palo Alto Weekly newspaper from last month:
via Ian Ruotsala, whose brain was temporarily scrambled.
Putting those bits together, well that’s five-star journalism.
Can you imagine Another Cougar Sighting in Woodside instead?
No. Maybe in 2008, but not in 2009.