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Oh BTW, The Outset is a nice place to visit (depending on the weather – I knows, I do it all the time) but you wouldn’t want to live there. Sorry, West Bay. Maybe a BART Station would help…
I never thought I’d live to see the day when cans of beer would be confiscated at the Bay to Breakers footrace. I mean, bottles and kegs, sure, but harmless aluminum cans?
Well, that’s what’s happening at the 99th Annual. A thin blue line of eight SFPD officers has been stretched across the eastern crosswalk of Fell and Masonic – they’re just taking the brew right out of your hands. Some escape this dragnet, but most do not.
Popo shut us down. Thusly:
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Where are the earnest, green-hatted nerds of the National Lawyers Guild Legal Observer Corps when, finally, we need them?
I put down my Bud suitcase and raised my hands to the Heavens and yelled,” Gascon!“*
R.I.P. America: 1776-2010.
*Or Singer. One of them. I’ll tell you, I don’t know if local Police Chief George Gascon and premier spinmeister Sam Singer are more intelligent than Fong and Fang (Heather and Angela, respectfully), but the new people in charge this year sure are smarter, it would seem. Defter, if that’s a word.
Is that a sign that the area needs more attention from the Redevelopment Department or, alternatively, is it a sign that things are on the up because the ironic-beer-drinking post-collegiate crowd has decended upon the area?
I’ve drawn my conclusion, but you, take a look and make the call yourself.
The needlessly-widened medians under construction play host to lots of cans of the PBR:
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This huge Pabst Blue Ribbon mural on 7th Street is arresting, no? (Do the people at the beloved and hugely-trafficked (hundreds of thousands of visitors monthly) Laughing Squid website know about this yet?)
Free public art, and yet, some scowl:
“Wow they finally figured out a way to combine the two of the things hipsters love most….Pabst and Cephalopods. If only they could have figured a way to get some yarn or felt in there?”
“I Am Pabst- by Jacob White, Los Gatos, CA.” Click to expand:
As seen in front of the McAllister Tower part of Hastings College of Law, University of California, which is a just a ”15 minute walk from Little Saigon.” (Ah yes, Hastings, where the “impoverished” students never drive German cars, and never power their marijuana grow lamps with unmetered electricity at the 100 McAllister dorms. Heavens no.)
Here’s a larger version for you to click on. How would you compare it with what they have in Kansas City? Or Minneapolis? Or Seattle? Or Boise? Is the artist referencing The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Royal Tenenbaums? Food for thought.
(And here’s a link to the photo that used to be here from Capt. Tim)