Posts Tagged ‘Ropes’

Giant, Inchoate, Golden Gate Park Panhandle Tree Swing – What’s It For? Who Did This?

Monday, June 25th, 2012

How long are these ropes? Like 50 feet each?

South of NoPA and west of EaPA and North of SoPA:

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What’s the game? Do you climb up this huge tree and then slither down the ropes and then tie on a board and then start swinging?

Boy, I’d like to see that…

You Can Do/ Anything

The Sidewalk Monoliths of Battery Street: Why Are They Here, What Do They Want?

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

I’m thinking this could have something to do with our maritime history, but I don’t know.

400 Battery at Sansome:

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Courage.

Check Out this Historic Walt Disney Company Employee Handbook – It’s an Amazing Time Capsule from 1943

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Well, via the Walt Disney Family Museum‘s* Storyboard Blog, here’s the official Walt Disney Productions new employee handbook from 1943.

It’s called The Ropes at Disney’s.

Here’s a sample:

Professionally scanned-in** by Digital Assets Coordinator Mark Gibson – click to expand

See if you wouldn’t consider this handbook evidence of a hostile work environment, you know, from the standpoint of this day and age. Note that women got twice as many sick days as men, but they weren’t allowed access to the rooftop employee lounge.

Also, back in the day, some dreamed of impractical shoes while others dreamed of dating those who dreamed of impractical shoes. (Oh, well, maybe that’s just like today – nothing’s changed on that score.)

No matter, the long-torsoed guy is quite the ogler.

And check it, Disney pioneered workplace casual dress – it was called “Businesslike Informality,” so neckties were banned.

Enjoy.

*Located in San Francisco’s Presidio, not too far from the Golden Gate Bridge.

**I have a color checker that’s just like the one you can see in the corner there, except mine’s all crinkled up now. These things are expensive.