Posts Tagged ‘san fransico’

Mercedes Driver Commits a Parallel Parking Foul, Whether or Not This is Legal

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

The Man allows you a foot and a half spacing from your tires to the curb, but you can do better than that, right? Check out this Mercedes SUV:

How wide is this newspaper? IDK, but man is this a lousy parking job.

IMO, 17 inches is far from acceptable, even though it’s legal.

Lots of room for improvement here on Fell Street:

If you can’t handle this simple task, maybe you shouldn’t be driving.

Just saying.

It’s Tough to Drive a MUNI Bus, as this Minor Fender-Bender Shows

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Things weren’t looking so hot for the driver of this #5 Fulton MUNI bus at this scene a while back, ’cause even the City-employed investigator was basically admitting that the pilot of the black Nissan sedan wasn’t at fault.

When pulling into traffic, you need to look first – that rule applies to people pulling buses out of bus stops as well you and me.

(Some MUNI drivers don’t pull into bus stops for this very reason. Oh well.)

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When you crash into a city bus make sure you file notice of your claim within the next six months (otherwise your claim might go poof)

Let’s be careful out there.

How Not to Park Your Mercedez Benz on the Streets of San Francisco

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Whether or not you get a ticket for parking the rear of your Mercedesin traffic on Gough Street, you probably shouldn’t do it anyway.  

Did the driver even try here?

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Doesn’t look that way.

A Traffic Jam of Cable Cars at California and Powell

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Whenever you’re in a traffic jam in San Francisco, there’s liable to be a few cable cars in there.



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Using a San Francisco Examiner to See How Far You Parked from the Curb

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

We’re living in a society here, people. So even though the Man gives allows you a foot and a half spacing from your tires to the curb, you can do better than that. Check out this Mercedes SUV – see how far it is from the curb? Why not use one of the many San Francisco Examiner newspapers that some billionaire from Colorado has seen fit to have strewn about the place?

If a ‘Xam can fit betwixt the curb and your wheel, then you gots to try again. Two Xams away is way too much. PARKING FAIL. Bikes belong in traffic, as they say – you want to make things easier for everybody else, right? With practice, you should be able to get it down to a quarter Xam or less.

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Lots of room for improvement here on Fell Street. (In mitigation, the Mercedes ML driver did manage to retract the outside rear view mirrors. Ten points for Gryffindor.)

If you can’t handle this simple task, maybe you shouldn’t be driving.

Just saying.

Waiting for MUNI on the Weekends – Knitting Helps Pass the Hours

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

The most popular pastime for MUNI riders on the weekends on the Streets of San Francisco is standing in traffic next to the bus stop and gazing up the street with a 1000-yard stare where-the-hell-is-it. 

“The thousand-yard stare is the unfocused gaze of a battle-weary soldier. The stare is a characteristic combat stress reaction which is related to post-traumatic stress disorder.”

That’s got to be number one. But number two, with a bullet, is knitting!

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In through the front door

Around the back

Out through the window

And off jumps jack.

San Francisco’s Church of Primary Colors

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Here’s a colorful building in the Western Addition / NOPA area of San Francisco. It’s not really a church, the cross is just a telephone pole. The colours are sort of red, green and yellow, anyway.

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It makes a nice complement to this nearby building.

Keep on painting, San Francisco!

[UPDATE] Some have noted that these colors aren’t actually primaries. A quick consultation with Channel One’s Sir Mix A Lot-esque Technicolor EP from 1986 confirms that techni-red, techni-blue and techni-green would be more apopro-priate.

Artist’s conception:

Finally, we have the true Church of Primary Colors. The one shown at the top is is merely a church of secondary or tertiary colors at best. So, that’s all cleared up now.  

It’s in your house/

at the show/

every place that you go/

Technicolor is here, Technicolor is clear