Posts Tagged ‘paper’
License Plate Update: It’s Not Just Bridge Toll Evaders, Now Law Enforcement Likes to Use Paper “Dealer Plates” – A Strange ConvoyWednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Here we go – mercy sakes alive, looks like we’ve got us a convoy, on Webster Street. Who inside? IDK, prolly a VIP from some authoritarian regime, like the Peoples Republic of somewhere or some other place where they occasionally need to roll the tanks through the capital to maintain power. Here’s the driver, with a giant black Mercedes / Chrysler Sprinter maxi-van with tinted windows:
Well, fair enough, it’s a free country over here, right? But what’s this – no license plates? Is that kosher? Could it be a violation of the California Vehicle Code Section 5200? Mmmm. Or maybe this van was bought just last week, down in the OC*?
And who’s running with flashing red and blue lights in the convoy? An escort of about eight SUVs with illegally tinted front windows and, guess what, more paper license plates:
Oh whoops, here’s an SUV with a regular plate, the only one I could see:
Anyway, I’ve never seen this kind of thing.
If You’re Looking for Rainbow-Colored, Electrified Paper Lanterns Hanging from Trees, Head Over to Market StreetThursday, June 9th, 2016
The installation looked a bit tricky:
‘Cause you know, many Frisco street trees kill / harm people who aren’t horsing around in them. Our poorly-selected municipal sidewalk “forest” is tres fragile, non? (I would have expected an expensive ladder truck and an expensive crew of five or so SFGov workers. You know, now I’m starting to wonder if this is an official project. Maybe it’s some kind of prank, who knows.)
You hung your lights in the trees
That’s how many came to grief
Oh here we go, all done. Look, Jennifer Aniston approves:
(Hey, why do we have Victorian-era, 17 foot tall magazine ad towers on the sidewalks and Streets of San Francisco? IDK, political corruption? And what’s the steampunk roof thing for? IDK. And why does it say “San Francisco?” Do people forget where they are sometimes? I mean who signed off on this cheesiness? Why don’t we just ash can these things?)
Anyway, this is the scene south of the slot betwixt 4th and 5th as of yesterday.
Perhaps more electrified paper lanterns are coming? Perhaps…
I know what you’re thinking – you’re thinking, But Will It Drift?
Well, with plastic wrapped around the tires, the answer is YES
Uh Oh: Many Many Outside Lands 2014 Tickets from Scalpers are Turning Out to be Fake – Here’s What They Look LikeFriday, August 8th, 2014
Like all these tickets are fake, per the SFPD:
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So if you try to use your fake ticket at the box office it won’t work, sorry.
Here’s a close-up from from Cornell Banard:
How can you tell a fake from a real ticket? I don’t think you can.
Many many fakes are out there:
@KimKardashian I got sold a fake ticket to outside lands fest to see Kanye!! Can you help me????
Waiting around by boxoffice watching all manner of teary-eyed white 20-somethings stomp away screaming on phones abt fake tix
Don’t buy tickets from scalpers. Judging by the amount of tears at the entry gate, they are almost all fake. Duh.
So, choose wisely.
(You can always try to go over or under The Wire, but that kind of thing probably won’t work.)
Seattle Had Its Spoon Man, But San Francisco Had Pigeon Man – Remembering Civic Center’s #1 Pigeon-Feeder of 2012Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Forget about superwellknown Spoon Man from two decades back.
Just two years ago, San Francisco had its own icon – Pigeon Man.
All the pigeons of Civic Center knew Pigeon Man was coming – they’d walk with him down Larkin, Pied Piper-style. See?
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They used the crosswalk better than the average San Francisco pedestrian:
Here was the reward, some kind of grain, like what the Road Runner used to peck at:
The Perfect Follow-Up to @HiddenCash? It’s @SFHiddenBitcoin, Of Course! – Will YOU Find a Hidden BitCoin Wallet?Thursday, July 10th, 2014
It’s new, it’s you!
Look, these people even hid some Bitcoin (current market value = $20 or so) at Mark Zuckerberg’s house(?) in the Mission-ish area:
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Will YOU find an aluminum BC wallet? IDK, but you can’t win if you don’t play.
114 Followers can’t be wrong!
In closing, AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
The “Proud Whopper!” – Wow, Burger King Goes Full Rainbow for Pride 2014 – “WE ARE ALL THE SAME INSIDE”Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Yes, down at 1200 Market Street at 8th and Larkin and Grove, across the street from the Main Public Library
“I think this wrapper means we all have the same rights,” a young child explains.
“A burger has never made me cry before,” says a young woman.
“Proceeds from the limited-time-only $4.29 sandwich will be donated to the Burger King McLamore Foundation, the chain’s charity arm, for scholarships for college-bound LGBT high school seniors graduating next spring.”
Bonus round: Rainbow Crowns!
Oh, and from Burger King’s FaceBook page, where people are writing in to say that they’ll never eat at BK again:
SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY: It’s ORIGAMI-PALOOZA 2014 in Japantown – SF’s Only Paper Party – June 22, 2014Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
All the deets, below.
(When I was a lad, we had origami cars – mostly Celicas and Supras, and Cadillacs/ Lincolns too/ Mercuries/ and Subarus/ Oh, what a time! It was rapture.)
All the deets:
Origami-Palooza: Join San Francisco’s Only Paper Party!
Japan Center Malls, June 22, 2014, 1-5pm
Anyone and everyone, from young to old, to beginner to experienced, can join us to create amazing things with paper. The inaugural Origami-Palooza will feature an exhibit with amazing origami, lots of tables with instructors to show you new folds for all ages, a table dedicated to folding Paper Cranes for the World Tree of Hope in City Hall over the holidays and two hot contests that anyone can win with amazing prizes.
Lots of Activities:
- Come see origami experts create amazing things with paper! Join in one of a dozen instruction tables, for folders of all levels
- Contribute and fold cranes for the World Tree of Hope in City Hall with Rainbow World Fund
Paper Air Plane Challenge in Japantown Peace Plaza
The Paper Airplane Challenge is a contest to see who makes the best paper airplanes in the Bay Area for some amazing prizes! We will award prizes to individuals in three categories: Under 8 Years Old, Between 8-13 Years old and 14 – 100. Each category will be judged on both distance and style. To enter into the Paper Airplane Challenge – apply at the Union Bank Community Room in the East Japan Center Malls between 12:00 – 1:00 PM. The Paper Airplane Challenge will be judged by local Origami Experts and Community leaders.
Origami Challenge in the Union Bank Community Room
Enter your best Origami creation to win amazing prizes. We will award prizes to individuals in three categories: Under 8 Years Old, Between 8-13 Years old and 14 – 100. Each category will be judged on both distance and style. To enter into the Origami Challenge – apply at the Union Bank Community Room in the East Japan Center Malls between 12:00 – 1:00 PM. The Origami Challenge will be judged by local Origami Experts and Community leaders.
Win $1000 in amazing prizes including gift certificates, lessons, books, paper and more!
For more information on the challenges firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted in Partnership with Paper Tree, Mountain Valley Paper Company and San Francisco Recreation and Parks.