This could be you, Gentle Reader:
Beats yet another bouncy house, non?
This is what it looks like non-birthday situations:
Well, he is spending big money to get your vote. So far, so good:
Hi Josh. You kind of look like Angry Tom Cruise, or Angry Tony Robbins, or Angry Gavin Newsom, just saying. Anyway, well, yes, he’s in the big right-of-center political faction, so yes, he’s going to be backed by realtors, sure. And he’s an Airbnb booster, sure. But I think “evades” is a bit strong here. Implies illegality, IMO. Do we know that? Moving on…
…to this. Yes, he’s prolly going to be a lot more tolerant of the SFPD Police Officers Association than the typical Friscan. And oh, Ed Lee is unpopular these days. (I’ve never seen a photo like this with Our Appointed Mayor used negatively.) And yes, if you’re going to be in Frisco’s dominant political faction in 2016, you’re going to be getting a lot of money from Developers, so that’s fair enough:
So that’s it. Josh Arce is EVIL, or not, your choice…
Well here it is:
And here’s just part of the reaction:
“Dear Aaron. Really, just blithely change your working hours or take vacation? Many of us can’t do that. Maybe you could acknowledge (without being snarky or a d bag) that this is going to screw a lot of people…”
“Here’s a big hint, SFMTA: 90% of the people who actually live and work in SF do not give a s#$t about the NFL or this party. We are not going to be happy about it no matter how much you try to spin it.”
“I’ve been following this fiasco and planned for a 1 week hiatus but 3 weeks?! And you’re just notifying Commuters now?!”
It goes on and on.
And, mind you, this Comments section, which looks like something you’d see on Reddit, SFGate or SFist, is being hosted at SFMTA.com.
QUESTION: Why does our sad-sack, POS local transit system feel the need to cheerlead for NFL Enterprises LLC?
“Apple is widely expected to reveal the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus at an event on September the 9th.”
“Who pays for the costs to staff the SFPD officers and for the SFPD vehicles that are used at this venue? The private company organizing the event, or San Francisco taxpayers?”
Well, I’ll field this one. Apple will throw us a few bucks.
Anyway, I’ve never been wrong on a TRUMOR yet. We’ll see…
Let’s see here, it’s been 75 years since we got a botanical garden up and running, thanks to Helene Strybing? OK, then let the party begin. But first, here’s a little background on the toll gates that went up (“temporarily” – IRL permanently, but oh well) a few years back, along with a few other issues:
The big question is whether Strybing is for:
The answer lately is that Strybing is not for people, but it is for trees, or tree people, anyway. But isn’t it sad how few people venture pass the toll gates and the minimum wage-ish toll takers these days?
And then when the Society actually wants people to come, to an anniversary party, NO ADMITTANCE FEE REQUIRED, people stay away anyway, well, isn’t that kind of sad?
Here it is from the Friend Gate on the busiest day Strybing has seen in years:
The bulk of the crowd was in the Great Meadow:
Very bored bartenders. Just one would have sufficed, prolly.
Were there more performers, bartenders, security guards, Strybing Society leaders, Phil Ginsburgses, Strybing gardeners, bored food truck cooks simply walking around at 12:30PM, and Task Rabbits than Actual Visitors yesterday? I know not.
But hey look, PERFORMANCE ART!
I’ve never seen a Rec and Park event with sufficient garbage cans and port-a-pottys like this one, in all my quarter century in the 415. The toilets had no smell – they were unused. Imagine that!
And look at all the bikes parked at expensive, SFGov-mandated(?) SFBC-approved “valet” bicycle parking:
Oh, here are the bikes, self-parked where you’d expect them. So what’s the valet for? Were you expecting a lot of people?
Why don’t we simply sell Strybing to the people who want to run Strybing? That way, tax and fee payers would save a lot of money and then the Tree Society people could be even more unfettered – a win-win, IMO.
Anyway, if you alienate the Public, don’t be surprised if they no-show your big birthday party, even if you paid a lot of money for it and you opened the tolls gates to allow FREE ADMITTANCE.
No, it’s not Keystone, it’s Kirkland Signature Light
But don’t take my word for it, buy a doublecase yourself, why not? That’s how they come, 48 cans at a time…