Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Frisco is Like a Tiny New York City, So That’s Why We Have a Tiny Empire State Building Atop 505 Montgomery

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Ahem:

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Oh, it’s not the Empire State Building? OK fine, whatever:

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Our SFMTA Lacks the Energy to Keep Up with the Foot of Golden Gate Avenue, So Unofficial Orange Cones Mingle with White Posts

Friday, July 29th, 2016

For a few days anyway, you’d see just a pair of white safe hit posts from the SFMTA here at the foot of Golden Gate near Market. But then along comes the unofficial SFMTrA to put the unofficial orange cones, which instigated the SFMTA into putting in the white posts, back up.

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So this is how the story ends, with the lazy SFMTA asking for more money to do what it’s paid to do already and some dude maintaining the orange cones on a regular basis…

Why Do So Many ZIPCAR Rental Cars have Out-of-State License Plates?

Friday, July 29th, 2016

My first impulse, upon seeing this rental car in my ‘hood, was to exclaim:

‘Sup Arizona? How you likin’ the rain, girl?

My second impulse was to ask, again, “What’s up with all the ‘Zona plates, Avis?”

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Is it so much easier to register your ride in Arizona? IDK

Do regular Californians have the right to run Arizona plates in Frisco for week after week, month after month? Hell no.

Who will investigate this Watergate?

GOOD NEWS: We’ve Found Your Stolen Bike! – But, BAD NEWS: It’s Been Chopped-Shopped and is Now Untraceable

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Being slowly pushed down Market in the Financh, and to certain dismemberment:

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As seen on TV

IT IS WRITTEN: “San Fran” If You’re an Out-Of-Towner and FRISCO If You’re a Local

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

See?*

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I’ll tell you, the term Frisco is having a hell of a decade.

*As seen at Grant and Fresno. “Filthy Animal,” “See You In Hell,” and “FRISCO,” natch.

Chinatown Park and Ride: Not a Bad Deal If You Want to Park in the Financh on Weekends for $3, Sort Of

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Here’s the sign:

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And here’s the program.

And here’s what Yelp has to say.

I didn’t know about this deal- now I know why people are lining up to get into the Golden Gateway Garage before it opens on Saturday mornings.

Seems like a good deal for those who want to while away the hours in C-Town on a Saturday…

SFMTA Inspector Pledges “Safe Streets” But Runs Red Lights on Market

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

I guess he sort-of-stopped in the middle of this crosswalk on Market outbound near Jones…

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…like you can see more than one red here, when the light is against you…

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…but a second later he was off again, to wait for the reds at 7th:

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The signals at the goofy intersection of Market, McAllister, and Jones seem to be messed up lately, IDK why. There was a big redesign to make most of McAllister a two-way street in this area and that worked out OK I s’pose but this hasn’t been a good place to be in 2016.

(Note that the anti-pedestrian chains on the north side of the foot of McAllister have been removed, perhaps to fight crime. This place is pretty dysfunctional, of course.)

Anyway, here’s the kicker – the quite insincere I PLEDGE SAFE STREETS bumper sticker on the back:

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On It Goes…

Zappos.com Sends Gift Card in Enormous Box, for Some Reason

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

I’m sure they could have fit 1000’s of gift cards in this cardboard box, but they chose to only include one and nothing else:

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