Posts Tagged ‘post street’

Know Your Indestructible Japanese Cars of Yesteryear: A Starlet at Benihana, an Aging Toyota in Japantown

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Haven’t seen one of these in a while.

Rear-wheel-drive – unusual:

Gumps in Union Square is Already All Ready for Christmas 2011 – Everything’s Eurocentric, Except for Buddha-Claus

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

As seen from Post Street.

Don’t miss the giant Buddha* – he’s in the mix as well:

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Merry Christmas!

* Now, you think, and I’m srsly you guys, you think maybe at some point Gumps could make a replica of the Buddha and then send the original back to Northern China whence it came? Just asking, Gump-bro. I know you have custody of it currently, from Agents of Fortune, though Accident of History, but is that the way it will always be? 

“A Qing Dynasty gilded wood Buddha, carved for a summer palace in Northern China, is located in the store. It was carved in the Northern Manchurian Province of Jehol, the summer capital of the Ch’ing Emperors in the early 19th Century. The piece, the largest of its kind outside a museum, is the only item in the store that is not for sale.”

China, China, calling out to history
Is that the way it will always be?

Shouldn’t all Candy be “Shining in Colors of the Cheeks of a Snow-Country Child?”

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

From IchiBan Kan dollar store at 1625 Post Street, home of the USB Humping Dog, comes candy with a detailed backstory. Let’s read the package:

“Every drop of fresh apple juice, carefully pressed from the reddest apples, shining in colors of the cheeks of a snow-country child, is yours to enjoy in each soft and juicy Kasugai Apple Gummy.”

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USB-Powered Humping Dog Novelty Now Available in San Francisco

Monday, August 11th, 2008

A brief contest to find the schlockiest gift item available in central San Francisco yesterday resulted with a clear winner – a USB Humping Dog. According to the helpful sign:

“Does as names suggests when plugged into USB laptop port.”

And it’s only $11.50, per the Ichiban Kan Web Team. This goes to show that 241 Yelp commenters can’t be wrong.

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Remember:

I will keep humping until disconnected.”

Available in Husky, Akita and Doberman. Collect them all!

Poor Angelina Jolie Reduced to Shilling for the Cultured Pearl Industry in San Francisco

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Here’s the problem: You become famous and then everybody wants to use your image to sell stuff, whether you (and your agent) get paid or not.

Check out this large poster used to promote the idea of wearing “PEARLS” that just happens to right outside a jewelry store on Post Street called Miseki. Is this shot from an ad campaign, or did somebody Photoshop a red-carpet paparazzi photo?

Either way, poor Angelina might not be getting her fair share of the cut. Sadly, Kiera Knightly’s visage is similarly being used by the same store.

The perils of fame!

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Loneliest Job in the World – Selling Subscriptions to the New York Times

Monday, April 21st, 2008

This salesman shilling subscriptions to the actual dead tree paper version of the New York Times didn’t seem to get much traction during an otherwise bustling street fair in San Francisco over the weekend.

Something like 75% off and free New York Mets swag wasn’t enough to tempt the typical passerby. Perhaps if he could promise that a fetching scooter rider, such as this one, would deliver the paper each day, things would be different…

Cue tumbleweeds.

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Who is to blame for the decline of newspapers? Is it San Francisco’s very own Craig Newmark and his feisty CEO buddy Jim Buckmaster? Well, you old-school newsies should be tickled pink to hear that the people behind craigslist are now worried about being taken over by eBay.

Not much consolation, but there it is.