Posts Tagged ‘penalty’

Hey, Why Don’t We Make It a Crime to Buy Fake Designer Handbags? You Know, the Way New York City Wants To

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

You know what our Fishermans Wharf has a reputation for? For counterfeit handbags, right?

Well, look and see what New York is doing about a similar problem in their Chinatown – some pols Back East want to impose a $1000 fine and six months in jail for the act of buying a fake Mark Jacob.

Check it:

“We don’t want to be known as the place to come to get counterfeit goods,” said Councilwoman Margaret Chin, whose Chinatown district is ground zero for counterfeiters.”

(Well, I can’t tell…)

Why can’t we have a crazy law like this, too?

Shouldn’t purse buyers be afraid to buy purses in San Francisco?

Sure, why not?

Saving Microsoft’s Bacon: Those “Illegal” Windows Phone + Maroon 5 Sidewalk Ads Clean Up With a Quickness, Actually

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Now, the way that the Mission Local was talking, I was thinking that Microsoft was heading for a six-figure headache over the whole Windows Phone / Maroon 5* / AT&T semi-permanent-chalk sidewalk ad illegality imbroglio.

But then when you look at these glowing green ad things on Valencia and when you grab a random abandoned bottle of liquid something (turned out to be soap, the nozzle’s mostly busted) sitting on top of a trash can nearby and then you start scrubbing to see how hard it is and then two minutes later, the ad is gone, más o menos, bingo bango.

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Not so tough now, are you, Windows 7 Phone ad?

(To do the job properly, what you’d need is a floor brush from Chizhou City Changsheng Wooden Handicraft Factory or someplace.)

So, problem solved. Now, I know only one thing:

I gots to get paid.

I knows I gots to get paid. ’Cause I just saved your bacon, Microsoft / Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.

Now, as previously noted, I desire a 64GB Zune with AV Dock but not so much that I’d actually go out and pay for one.

Have your people get in touch with my people.

And, of course, mum’s the word and Bob’s your uncle…

*BTW, the concert’s already over with – I would have told you about it but I find the Maroon 5 oppressively girly and then you probably would have had to do a lot of hurry-up-and-wait to actually garner admission.

“No Right Turn When Children are Present” – A “Law” in California With No Teeth?

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Here’s something a little different – a town in the Bay Area has put up these signs. See? They go:

“NO RIGHT TURN ON RED WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT.”

So, can a driver get a ticket for this? Not sure.

Could it be that this official-looking sign put up by Palo Alto is merely advisory in a Helen Lovejoy won’t-somebody-PLEASE-think-of-the-children kind of way?

Could be.