Posts Tagged ‘panda’

San Francisco City Hall Goes Blue and Yellow to Help Steal the Golden State Warriors From Oakland

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Thusly:

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At first I was thinking…Easter?

And then I thought Boston Marathon.

And then I realized it was for the GSW.

Is it a little cheesy to do this so far ahead of time?

Yep, IMO.

Oakland doesn’t have much, you know.

They were going to get a pair of pandas from China, but that didn’t work out.

Oh well.

That’s Venus, the Evening Star, to the right of the dome, BTW.

And that’s a #5 Fulton hover bus heading inbound on McAllister…

Did Mark Farrell Really Throw the Ceremonial First Pitch at the Giants Home Opener? No – Hello, Examiner?

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Let’s see here, is it really true, as this San Francisco Examiner source greaser reports, that:

Last weekend, Supervisor Mark Farrell threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the home opener of our beloved Giants.”

Oh no.

Lord no.

Now let’s take a look at who really threw out the Ceremonial First Pitch at the recent Giants Home Opener on April 5th, 2013:

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, left, and second baseman Marco Scutaro throw the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, April 5, 2013 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)”

That’s right. It was Panda and Scutaro.

But it’s understandable that there was confusion, right? Check it:

“Supervisor Mark Farrell says he’s throwing out first pitch at #SFGiants Opening Day #sfbos

And there was this, from Mark Farrell’s excitable aide, Jess Montejano:

“Getting Ready 2 Hit Da Field! #OpeningDay #SFGiants @ AT&T Park http://instagram.com/p/XvCFQPKQd6/ 

Hey, here’s a clue:

“Turns out Farrell was at the “ceremonial” first pitch that happened at the start of festivities around 12:45 #SFGiants

But hold on, doesn’t the ceremonial first pitch “mark the end of pregame festivities and the start of the game?”

Yes. Yes it does.

So then is this true?

Farrell now joins the ranks of politicians such as President Bill Clinton, who threw out the first pitch at the new AT&T Park in 2000, and then-Vice President Richard Nixon, who threw out the first pitch at Candlestick Park in 1960.

No. Not at all.

Oh well.

Sorry to be so nitpicky, but, after all:

It’s the details folks. Pay attention to the details and make them a priority. Details make or break what you’re trying to do.”

Occupy Beijing: NMA-TV’s Take on the UC Davis Pepper Spraying is Just Too Funny – Thanks Taiwan!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Here it is:

“Pepper Spray! A yummy and delicious form of crowd control.”

And here’s the best part – in Tiananmen Square:

Enjoy:

Panda Pledge Not Enough – Panda Express Booted From UC Berkeley

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

All you have to do is scan the excellent live blog transcript from Katie Baker here to see how and why the Panda Express proposal over at UC Berkeley got kicked to the curb. For a shorter take, this detailed PANDA conspiracy chart explains everything. It all fits together, man!

Baffled Panda Express Panda, getting kicked to the curb:

The kids at UCSF don’t seem to mind the P.E. they have up atop foggy Parnassus:

Raise your left paw and recite The Pledge:

We never, ever add MSG

We cook only in 100% soybean oil

We chop our veggies fresh every day

We prepare our unique sauces in-house 

When, Oh When, Will the East Bay Area Get Its Giant Pandas?

On Sale in San Francisco: Anatomically-Correct Sonny Angel Mini Figures

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Here’s what’s for sale at Kinokuniya Bookstore on Post Street: Version 2 of the Sonny Angel Mini Figures series. They’re a modern take on the original kewpie doll. Collect them all.

But there’s a catch – each figure comes in a “blind box,” meaning you can’t tell which hat your adorable little angel will be wearing. Oh well.

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Take your chances, why not?

When, Oh When, Will the Bay Area Get Its Giant Pandas?

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Well, round about a half-decade ago, a deal got inked that would have a couple giant pandas reside in the East Bay as guests of the Oakland Zoo. What’s the hold up? Air conditioned rocks? Permits? Something like that.

When we do get our bears, their romance will draw hundreds of thousands of visitors. And then when we get bored with that after a couple of years the bears will produce a cub, which will renew interest. They got this all planned out, just as the producers of the Friends TV show did. We should calll these pandas “Rachael and Ross.”

An evil stuffed animal lies in wait – this is all the panda we’ve got these days. Click to expand:      

Is the Oakland Panda Project still trying after all these years?