Posts Tagged ‘rubber’

Idling News Van Exhaust Problem Solved! – With a Rubber Hose – But How Does This Help?

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

All right, when you’re doing your ENG (Electronic News Gathering) on the streets of San Francisco, as this one was doing the day after Donald Trump somehow got elected President, you’ve got some basic things to worry about.

The first is crime – either somebody will want to steal your stuff, at gunpoint sometimes, or they’ll want to vandalize your mobile news van. One way to handle this is to maintain a low profile. One way to do that is paint your van white in a plain vanilla wrapper, so that’s why most networked news vans are unmarked in the 415.

And the second, well, it’s handling complaints from the Gentle Viewers and passersby who start complaining about all the fumes your news van spews our hour after hour. So you attach a garden hose to direct exhaust up to the roof, thusly:

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Like, how does this help?

Here’s the other way of doing it:

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I’ll tell you, I can see how this kind of thing could lead to problems, you know, mechanically, but my real question is HOW DOES THIS HELP, AT ALL?

 

KPIX Solves Global Warming – I’ve Never Seen This – Idle Idle Idle All the Live-Long Day

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

How on Earth does this help?

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This truck was parked right outside of Black Rock Battery, so couldn’t it use shore-side power ala the Port of Frisco?

The Latest Exercise Fad in Golden Gate Park: “Short-Roping” with Pilates Bands? – Lasso Your Partner and Then Go Jogging

Monday, April 13th, 2015

I’m at a loss for words here:

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Everybody’s doing it:

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Reader Notes: Those things are Pilates bands, right? And short-roping, that’s a reference to a mountain climbing technique that has the struggling, inexperienced client getting a tow* to the top, ala Lopsang Jangbu Sherpa and rich MTV Wife Sandy Pittman / Sandy Hill on Mount Everest back in 1996.

ASSIGNMENT DESK: Go up to these people and say, “I’m CW Nevius, a semi-retired reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, and I ask you just what the heck is going on** here?” And the bit will write itself.

If only somebody cared enough to force me tow them around GGP, I’d be less overweight in no time…

*The question is why. Whether he thought he was going to get a cash bonus for getting Pittman atop Everest is lost in the pages of History. 

**Maybe this has already been done and my vocabulary is simply too limited for me to discover what this thing is called…

Corrupt Twitterloin Update: Using a Rubber Duck to Show Off How Wide Your Car Tires Are

Friday, March 7th, 2014

(The funny thing about Twitter is that lots and lots of its employees would prefer having the HQ in northern San Mateo County anyway. Oh well, bygones.)

As seen on Golden Gate Avenue in the 94102:

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Emergency Room Equation, Western Addition: “Think Positive = Feel Positive”

Monday, February 24th, 2014

A fresco in big pink letters right above the small, medium, large rubber gloves and the machine that goes ping:

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It really makes you think.

The flight nurse attends me
But I can’t wait to see the doctor
Be smart shrink the world?
But I can’t wait to see the doctor

The Longest Fixie Bike Skid Mark I’ve Ever Seen – A Third of a Block Long – Show the World Your Skillz!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

I guess if you put enough of your weight forward and you have a steep enough hill, you could skid forever:

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But this is not an example of  an exemplary braking system, IMO

Big Thigh Bruise: What It Looks Like When You Get Hit in the Leg by an Oakland PD Rubber Bullet During OccupyOAK

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Via KGO-TV / ABC7‘s Amy Hollyfield, who’s on the scene in Oaktown right now.

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I assume a rubber bullet did that, but it could have been something else…

Don’t Dare Park on the Mean Streets of San Francisco Without Your Rubber BumperBully

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

The owner of this aging, POS, Audi cabriolet sleeps well at night knowing BumperBully Gold Edition is OTJ, I’m sure:

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O.K., if it makes you happy…

“The Bumper Bully is the best quality bumper protector in the market. There are lots of cheap imitation products that are PVC based, so there is no rubber in them. The GOLD EDITION is our standard bumper protector. Features Steel Reinforced Straps….NO IMPACT PADS!”

The Happy, Jumping, Rubber-Chicken-Loving Dogs of Marin County

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

The Marin Headlands overlook near the Golden Gate Bridge was the site of Pico the Dog’s rubber chicken photo shoot.

Here’s the update – 150K views so far…

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Keep jumping, Pico!

Laying Down Street Donuts Frisco-Style: Perfect Smoky Burnouts Strong Evidence of West Bay Hoodlums

Monday, August 8th, 2011

As seen on Noriega:

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Impressively symmetric – five stars!