Posts Tagged ‘passport’

The Streets of San Francisco: SFMTA Rips Off Famous MUNI Critic Greg Dewar and His N Judah Chronicles

Friday, July 1st, 2011

This bus ad doesn’t say The Streets of San Francisco, oh no, it says The Treats of San Francisco.

See? (The fine print in the ad says that MUNI has permission from CBS to run to use the SoSF logo, so everything’s nice and legal.)

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Isn’t this ad kind of a rip-off of Greg Dewar’s N Judah Chronicles?

Signs point to yes.

Speaking of whom, here’s MUNI’s Death Spiral from Greg Dewar and Joe Eskenazi. (Boy, the head of MUNI at the time just flipped out, I mean, really flipped out over this bit in the SF Weekly from last year. He hosted a big meeting in response to this one article. It was epic, I’ve been told.)

Anyway, do you know what that “treat” is, the one referenced in the MUNI ad?

It’s the price increase what starts today.


San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee Honors Taiwan, a Country that Doesn’t Exist

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

At least according to the World Health Organization. See? (“Don’t you have _another_ passport you’d prefer to use as ID?”)

And yet, here’s Taiwan being treated like a regular country, just the other day in Union Square:

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Now, you wouldn’t have seen former Mayor Gavin Newsom at an event like this, I don’t think – he seems to strongly prefer the Other China, the China what doesn’t have elections.

But maybe things are changing these days, so having an annual party for this particular country / renegade province isn’t such a bad thing anymore.


OMG, This Saturday is “Passport Day in the USA 2011” – Get a Passport at the Post Office Without a Reservation!

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

[UPDATE: Well, you know, that State Department, you know, maybe they’re a bunch of pansies or something,* fretting over Our Impending Government Shutdown, so maybe PDUSA11 has been officially cancelled or whatnot, but my peeps at the local P.O. are saying, “C’mon down, y’all,” no matter, so there you go.]

Not actually sure what makes Passport Day in the USA** 2011 Passport Day, but all’s I know is that this event turns out the peeps annually at post offices and other similar quasi-federal venues all over California. So this thing on April 9th must be better than the typical process that you’d be subjected to the other 364 days of the year…

I think if you’re properly prepared you can take care of bidness all at once and then wait for your shiny new passport / book / card to arrive in the mail.

Anyway, they have lots of locations in the 415 this year. Deets after the jump.

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*“Passport Day in the USA” Cancelled – Because of a possible government shutdown, the Department of State must cancel “Passport Day in the USA,” which had been scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2011.  During this annual event, passport agencies and participating passport acceptance facilities nationwide open their doors for U.S. citizens to receive passport services without an appointment.  We regret that we cannot offer this service as planned.”

**First time I’ve heard this one, fundamentally. Mmmm, so you’re too good for lip-syncing but, OTOH, you’re fine with aggressive AutoTuning – it’s A-OK in the USA with you, huh? OK fine…


“Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2010” a Huge Success at the Orpheum Theatre

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Well, you might have missed Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2010 but photographer David Yu was there at the Orpheum Theatre  on Friday.

Check out all the action right here.

Benefiting Local HIV/AIDS charities
Friday, September 24, 2010, 8pm
Fashion Show at Orpheum Theatre
Post-Party at the Asian Art Museum


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Aren’t we proud of ourselves?

Just what you’d expect from a big show like this

And Versace too:

See you next year!

Whatever You Do, Don’t Open a Camera or TV Store in the Inner Sunset

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Cause it’s been done already.

Click to expand to see these shutdown stores, these brokedown palaces of obsolete technology. Your days are over,  analog cameras and TVs. Try not to leech too many chemicals into Mother Earth when you get to the landfill.

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As seen on otherwise somewhat-bustling Irving Street in the touchy, prideful Inner Sunset District. (Take the tour this Saturday!)

Cue tumbleweeds…

He picks up scraps of information
He’s adept at adaptation
Because for strangers and arrangers
Constant change is here to stay

He’s got a force field and a flexible plan
He’s got a date with fate in a black sedan
He plays fast forward for as long as he can
But he won’t need a camera or TV repair store
He’s a digital man

Hacker Chris Paget Can Detect Your Passport Card From Inside His Car!

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Do you have an official U.S. Passport Card in your wallet that you use to reenter the U.S after a trip to Mexico or Canada? Well that’s your secret, unless you’ve been walking on the streets of San Francisco. If so, there’s a chance that hacker Chris Paget has detected the RFID chip in your card from his minivan.

Check the video.

Chris has his sights set on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. Looks like a direct hit from here.

Welcome to the Brave New World.