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I guess the state highway / road to the Golden Gate Bridge had to go somewhere.
Still, it’s a high rent area, a place where motel visitors pay less per day than residents with apartments…
Via SFFunCheap comes the news of Free Slurpee Day.
On a drizzly day in the Godforsaken West Bay, a 7-11 is the Beacon of Culture amongst the grow- and cat- and halfway- houses:
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“Monday, July 11th is Free Slurpee Day at almost every 7-Eleven in the country, but a few locations in the Bay Area are actually holding full on “7-Eleven Day” celebrations.
One 7-Eleven location in San Francisco (3400 Mission Street at 30th Street) hosts four hours of brainfreezing fun with not only free slurpees for all comers, but also fun competitions like Brain freeze contests (exactly what it sounds, who can slurp a slurpee the fastst), with prizes, a jump house with a slide, balloon artist, KYLD radio from noon to 2pm and a live mariachi band at 11am.
This event is free and open to the public. There’s also another free 7-Eleven Day celebration in Sunnyvale from 1p-5p.
Free Slurpee Day 2011 Celebrations
- What: Free Slurpees throughout the Bay Area can only mean one thing…that’s right, it’s 7-Eleven Day. To commemorate 7-Eleven’s 84th birthday on July 11, aka 7-Eleven Day, Bay Area 7-Eleven stores will show their love by offering free 7.11-ounce Slurpees and hosting a series of competitions, including 84-second timed Slurpee-drinking contests
- Why: Because 7-Eleven wants to say thank you to the Bay Area and invite y’all
- Where: Nearly 400 participating Bay Area stores will offer free Slurpees.
Two Bay Area stores will host big 7-Eleven Day celebrations at::
- 11 am – 3 pm: 3400 Mission Street (at 30th) in San Francisco
- 1 pm – 5 pm: 708 N. Fair Oak Ave in Sunnyvale
- When: Monday, June 11, 2011 – 7 am – 11 pm, while supplies last”
And here’s a stab at participating locations:
Berkeley’s famous Doug McCune is at it again. Earlier this year he pwned Apple / Steve Jobs over Adobe Flash phobia and now he’s taken arrest data for San Francisco and displayed it in three dimensions (sort of) to answer the query:
First with the drugs. No surprises here, really. Note the bump in the Lombard / Marina area where it’s cheaper to live in a motel than live in an apartment for some reason. Also note, the hillock in the outer Outer Sunset way out there near La Playa – that surprises me not. However, I was not aware of some of the other baby hills on this map. (Also, appears as if some of our youthful USF students are more into the drugs than their peers at SFSU…)
Simply, this is an awesome way to display this data:
Now, with the sex workers. Again, Lombard Street seems to have more than its fair share of elevation.
The bumps in the Sunset and the Richmond – I can’t relate them to my mental map of San Francisco. But there they are:
Doug beseeches us to not consider these maps ”as being accurate,” but it’s a little late for that for me.
Anyway, it’s quite an art project. (In fact, there’s your art show right there – just do these maps in 3D for real using paper or whatnot and then get the National Endowment for the Arts on the horn.)
This is doubleplusgood. Three cheers!