Posts Tagged ‘paper’

San Francisco, 2017

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

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I’d totally wear one of these – I’m jelly.

A Question for UBER, Lyft and SFO: How Much Crap is Too Much Crap for Car Windshields? – Obstructed Views, By Design

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The FasTrak transponder isn’t the issue, it’s everything else, occluding vision near the starboard A-pillar:

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The other issue is with all this AUTHORIZED TNC VEHICLE regalia is that it seems to make drivers feel that they are special, entitled.

(And if you’re still reading SFO, why not lengthen your runways and put them farther apart, you know, make your setup conform to federal regulations instead of what ended up happening, which was making federal regulations conform to deficient SFO?)

That is all.

Tesla Drivers with License Plates Hiding in the Trunk for Years Think YOU are a Sucker for Paying Bridge Tolls

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Oh yes, officer. I’ve been meaning to put on the license plates DMV sent me all those years ago, but [INSERT EXCUSE HERE].

As seen on the 101:

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Cf. Steve Jobs, famous for going plateless on the 101:

Mysterious “PREDATOR SCENT STUDY” is “IN PROGRESS” in Frisco – As Always, “DO NOT DISTURB THE STRAW BELOW”

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

I’ll try to pay off on this headline. See?

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And see?

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So what’s a predator? IDK.

Nearby, say within a half-mile or so, we have/had (exotic, red) foxes:

Und coyotes, yah?

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I’ve seen these kinds of COYOTE ALERT signs near the PREDATOR STUDY area. Here’s one coyote critter from farther away back in the day, near the Buffalo Paddock:

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So those are my guesses. I suppose we could be talking about raccoons and skunks and whatnot as well.

Someday we’ll find out about this PREDATOR STUDY, I’m sure…

Weeping Sidewalks: If It Looks Like Toilet Paper, It IS Toilet Paper

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

You can see a little fountain springing up out of one of them

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Life in Frisco…

Ohio Does It Better – California Could Use Some Temporary License Plates Pronto

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Ohio:

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California:

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I guess we’ll get some kind of solution sometime in 2019…

How Nevada Does Temporary Licence Plates – This Looks a Lot Better Than the California System

Friday, August 12th, 2016

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Just saying…

Now, Even Car Dealerships are Using Paper License Plates – Is Bridge Toll Evasion an Issue Here?

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Avoidance?

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Avoision?

License Plate Update: It’s Not Just Bridge Toll Evaders, Now Law Enforcement Likes to Use Paper “Dealer Plates” – A Strange Convoy

Wednesday, 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:

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Tinted windows don’t mean nothing – we know who’s inside

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*?

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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:

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Oh whoops, here’s an SUV with a regular plate, the only one I could see:

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Anyway, I’ve never seen this kind of thing.

*Don’t call it that.

If You’re Looking for Rainbow-Colored, Electrified Paper Lanterns Hanging from Trees, Head Over to Market Street

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

The installation looked a bit tricky:

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‘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.)

MUSICAL INTERLUDE:

You hung your lights in the trees
That’s how many came to grief

Oh here we go, all done. Look, Jennifer Aniston approves:

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(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…