Posts Tagged ‘pump’

San Francisco Celebrity Product Endorsement: Frank Chu, the Former Quiznos Man, at the Chevron McDonalds – Market Street

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

This Micky D’s is in one of the former Chevron Buildings on Market in the Financh / South of Market Area. It even has a fake gas pump inside. (And yet McDonalds promotes Shell these days, go figure.)

Anyway, you can find Frank Chu here like multiple times per day. If that’s not a product endorsement, I don’t know what is.

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Back in the day, Quiznos used to pay Frank to have its name on his Famous Sign – you’ll learn about that in colledge, Marketing 101

The Secret to the Success of McDonald’s? Bottles and Bottles of “Liquid Sugar” – Nom Nom!

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Like this:

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Remember, only sugar has more sugar than Liquid Sugar!

Thanks, McD’s

 

“Who Recycles Air Pollution Into Biofuels? ISRAEL, That’s Who!” Uh, Thanks Israel, I Guess

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

As seen at the end of I-80:

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Why Is It That The Only Set of Gas Pumps in the Financh are INSIDE a McDonalds on Market Street?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

It’s a mystery.

Mind you, this is inside the store at 575 Market Street. The cash registers are just to the left.

And the woman camera right is noshing on a McDouble or something:

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And there’s another McDonalds a stone’s throw away up the street at 609 Market? That’s just 34 away from 575 Market. Kind of close, huh?

It’s another mystery…

[All right, Commenter One sort of has the answer, and it's one that I already sort of knew (although I didn't make a connection with the addresses) but it doesn't tell the whole story. Somebody out there on this Great Blue Marble thought it was a capital idea to do honor a gas station inside a Micky D's, but I don't who, don't know when...]

Is It Really Worth $1000 a Day to Pump the Water of Vaillancourt Fountain?

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

What makes the water in Vaillancourt Fountain (aka Québec libre !), that boxy water sculpture down in Justin Herman Plaza, go? Natural gas, most likely. All that methane energy gets converted into electricity and that’s what powers the pumps.

Of course it costs money – a quarter million per year back in aught-four, back when ‘lectricity was cheaper. So is it a reasonable guess that the bill is substantially higher these days?

Here it is, at its most beautiful, as captured by the talented David Yu:

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What is this thing, a monument to graffiti?

What does it say to you, “Canada out of Québec,” or something?

Is this thing destined to burn money and take up space in perpetuity, all because some people, some people lost to history, made a bad (or good, You Make The Call) decision four decades ago?