Scooter A: “VROOOOOM, VROOOM, LOOK AT ME! I’M DARTH VADER ON WHEELS – GET OUTTA THE WAY! I’M BAD TO THE BONE!!!”
Scooter B: “That’s nice. All right then – I’m going to TJ’s. Beep beep.”
Brand-new giant signs like this one never lie:
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I’ll tell you, area NIMBYs got steamrolled on this one. It’s not that certain millionaire, property-owning ladies residing west of the Western Addition and south of North of NoPA are happy about this situation, but they didn’t get any traction due to massive community support, particularly from younger, non-millionaire mom-types, right?
And, I mean if you purchase your Great Estate next to a shuttered Mervyns with hundreds and hundreds of empty parking spaces, well, you gotta figure something’s going to replace it sooner or later.
So that’s it – Mervyn’s Heights is now Target Tor.
And NoPA (which actually isn’t north of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, take a look at a map sometime) should now be called SoTA, South of Target.
All hail the second coming of City Target to the 415.
(Gentle Readers, you know that I love you, all 14 of you, no matter what. But others, well, they only care about cosmetic-type things – they’ll like you better if you pay somebody to shoot protein into your face, oh well.)
Can you imagine making a post on the Yelp about your plastic surgeon and then getting hit with a multi-million dollar defamation (plus invasion of privacy plus interference with prospective economic advantage, you know, the whole megillah) lawsuit?
Oh, and surprise, they’re talking about this case on the Yelp.
A little of this, and now you’re beautiful!
Anyway, Only in Marin, as they say…
“To do away with crazy surcharges and credit card fees and to avoid the threat of scalpers, the venue will only sell $60 general admission tickets the day of the show for cash only. Concertgoers can’t begin to line up until noon, doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show goes on 8 p.m.,at which time everyone must enter. While having that much cash on hand could be an issue, along with the toll it’s bound to take on security, as one source told Pollstar, this is the event “people will be looking at” to see if the model can apply elsewhere.”
O.K. then. Let’s hope somebody can bring some water to the sweating masses
See you there!
Bob Dylan and His Band
Date: Wed, Aug 25, 2010
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Days until show: Today!
Doors open: 5:30 PM
Ages: All Ages
On sale: Wed, Aug 25, 2010 05PM
Ticket Prices*: $60-Cash Only
Event Details: All tickets are general admission and will be available at The Warfield box office on the day of the show only. No advance tickets will be available anywhere for this performance. Admission to the show is $60 cash. No credit cards or checks will be accepted.
The box office and the doors will open at 5:30 pm on August 25th with show time at 8 pm. Ticketholders will enter the venue immediately at the time of purchase, one ticket per customer. Line-ups will begin no earlier than noon on day of performance.
Goldenvoice Vice President of Booking, David Lefkowitz said, “Given the state of touring and how fees have escalated, it was a real breath of fresh air to do something very consumer oriented by eliminating all ticketing charges, its almost a throwback to another time. It’s been almost twenty years since Bob Dylan played The Warfield and in my opinion, he is an Artist that needs no big promotions or hoopla. He comes, he plays, and it’s an incredible experience.”
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revised their Endorsement and Testimonial Guides (Guides) to cover “consumer generated media” such as blogs and other internet media forms. In the interest of providing consumers with full disclosure, the Guides require bloggers to disclose any “material connection[s]” they have with producers of any products that they “endorse” on their blogs. A “material connection” includes not only monetary compensation, but also any free good received by the blogger — even if that good was provided unsolicited, with no conditions attached, for the purpose of allowing the blogger to review the product.
Yet a constitutional analysis of unpaid blogger endorsements shows that such endorsements are not commercial speech — which receives reduced constitutional protection — but rather noncommercial speech entitled to full First Amendment protection. Not only do the Guides burden bloggers’ protected speech, they also create an unfair double standard by exempting legacy media from the Guides’ disclosure requirements. Therefore, the Guides should be ruled unconstitutional as applied to bloggers.
Wonder when they’ll take down these smarmy videos…
And then the whole of the new North of Panhandle Area got dismissed as being “just like the suburbs.”
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Ouch. Kids these days…
*College of Law, University of California – the oldest, largest and fifth (or sixth) best law school in California.
Hey, did you catch South San Francisco Day in Orange Memorial Park over the weekend? Well, then here’s a little Rorschach test for you.
What do you see in the following sequence of photos? What do you think the kids thought? What does the performer playing Ronald think about this now? How about sponsor Genentech? And how about the pie? Was it egg-free vegan custard? Natch!
Anyway, get up to speed here and then take a peek at the following:
The color match between the bird and Ronald is impressive.
Let’s leave the last word with PETA:
“A man dressed as a giant chicken and identifying himself as a PETA member took Ronald McDonald by surprise and pied him in the face with vegan custard this afternoon during Ronald’s appearance onstage at the South San Francisco Day in Orange Memorial Park. The protest is part of PETA’s campaign to convince McDonald’s to switch to an improved slaughter method that would eliminate the worst abuses of chickens, including having their legs slammed into shackles, often breaking them, and being scalded to death. To see pictures from this event and get more information, please visit http://blog.peta.org/archives/2009/09/ronald_mcdonald.php?c=pfrmpsf09
“”McDonald’s can stop a great deal of cruelty simply by requiring its suppliers to render chickens unconscious before they are roughly handled and slaughtered,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “McDonald’s is responsible for forcing millions of chickens to experience an agonizingly painful death.”