Before Bikini Atoll:
And now live video…
Well, here you go:
“A goodly number of sports team decals, Grateful Dead imagery, shamrocks, college mascots, skateboard brand insignias, and family crests have since been disposed of.”
All right, now let’s see the kind of thing that wouldn’t survive a flair audit.
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The above bit of flair could help to conveniently ID different mags, I suppose.
Now, check this out. What do you see?
Can SFPD officers wear hoop earrings while OTJ?
The fashion police say NO:
“5. JEWELRY AND ORNAMENTS (also see DGO 11.08, Grooming Standards). On-duty officers shall not wear jewelry or personal ornaments that are visible except:
a. A wristwatch.
b. A total of 2 rings that are consistent with officer safety. An engagement and wedding ring set will be considered as one ring.
c. A conservative tie bar or tie tack.
d. Female officers may, in addition, wear the following:
1. Hair clips or pins that match the color of the hair.
2. One ear post in each ear. The post must lie flush with the ear and be plain metal, gold or silver colored. The face of the post is not to have a diameter of more than three-eighths (3/8) inch. Nothing shall hang from the post.”
Hey look, the SFFD takes a different approach: Flair has been institutionalized.
This was on a ladder truck parked on Fulton in in front of the former “Gabin” prostitution house in the NoPA Western Addition:
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It’s bad-ass, as you can see.
“Steal Your Face” or “Stealie” skull: Perhaps the best-known Grateful Dead art icon is a red, white, and blue skull with a lightning bolt through it. The lightning bolt skull can be found on the cover of the album Steal Your Face, and the image is sometimes known by that name. It was designed by Owsley Stanley and artist Bob Thomas, and was originally used as a logo to mark the band’s equipment.
And oh, feel free to get a tattoo with this logo, if you feel you’ve earned the right. I mean, they can’t take that away from you, correct?
OK, thanks for strolling down memory lane…
If you use the term moderate, then that implies the opposition is immoderate, right?
So, imagine an aisle. Some are on the left of it and some are on the right of it and some have moved from left to right and some have moved from right to left and some camp out in the middle of the aisle blocking the exits.
In San Francisco, the San Francisco Bay Guardian is on the left side of that aisle and San Francisco Magazine is on the right.
Keep that in mind as you peruse:
The Eviction Crisis That Wasn’t – Why carping about the Ellis Act won’t solve San Francisco’s housing problem by Scott Lucas, January 20, 2014
Ellis Act: So There Isn’t an “Eviction Crisis.” So What? by Joe Eskenazi, Mon., Jan. 20 2014
Debunking SF Mag’s Ellis Act apologist article, point by point by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, 01.20.14
A purposefully-distorted version of an already-stylized image, soon coming to an Asian American Studies curriculum near you, no doubt:
(Doin’ It Right is important, you know, for its own sake, right?)
This internship ad for “luxury magazine” San Francisco Magazine is straight outta 2011 or someplace. Check it:
“San Francisco Magazine Editorial and Web Internships (north beach / telegraph hill)
243 Vallejo St
San Francisco Magazine Editorial Internship
Location: San Francisco, CA (North Beach)
Duration of Position: 6 months (with a 3 month review), rolling basis
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday two weeks/month; Monday-Thursday two weeks/month (10am-5:30pm)
We’re looking for ambitious budding journalists to help produce our award–winning monthly regional magazine and website. This program gives interns a rare opportunity to be exposed to the full spectrum of journalism and magazine production through first-hand experience. Interns’ primary duties are fact-checking the magazine, researching, and reporting. Interns are also expected to pitch and write stories, with opportunities for taking on more responsibilities, depending on experience. Interns also participate in editorial and pitch meetings, work closely with editors, and often help report on feature packages. After the internship is completed, interns may have an opportunity to apply for our editorial fellowship, with a $1,000/month stipend and more challenging assignments. We’re currently seeking a website/blogging intern in addition to general editorial interns.
This internship is offered on a volunteer basis, or for college credit.”
Did you spot the issue, Gentle Reader?
Now keep in mind that this gig/these gigs are being advertised as “SanFranMag hiring!”
Now, compare that recent ad with this one:
Experience: We’re looking for interns who have some news writing experience (school newspapers count!) and are eager to tackle any story challenge (whether it be a source who isn’t returning your phone call or trying to find an interesting angle to general news story).
How To Apply: Please send your resume, clips, and cover letter to Mollie.McWilliams@sfweekly.comThe deadline for submitting is Dec. 31, and internships start mid January. Please note what sections you would like to write for.
*All interns will need to provide proof of school credit upon acceptance of an internship with SF Weekly.”
Do you see the difference?
I think you should.
Oh, what’s that, you’ve been doing things this way for years and it’s been working out?
Maybe so, but it won’t work out now. Sorry.
Oh, what’s that, your people won’t just up and sue you for peanuts?
But yes they will.
[UPDATE: Joe Eskenazi of SF Weekly has the story. Mitchell being on the boat when it’s not “competing” in a race is kosher, per Russell Coutts and International Jury member Bryan Willis. A mystery solved.]
Boy, we’re deep into Bill Clinton-land, it-depends-on-what-the-meaning-of-the-word-“is”- is-ville now.
Is this Matthew Mitchell, who was officially “excluded from sailing on a Yacht competing in the Match for the 34th Americas Cup until 4 races have been completed,” sailing on a Yacht competing in the Match for the 34th Americas Cup before 4 races have been completed?
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Here ya go, it’s Down and Out in Mid-Market:
1. Do you see that “Market Street Specials” graphic, The Bold Italic? It’s better than anything you’ve ever done* since you came to town to try to make money hawking made-in-San-Fran goods to clueless tourists and your fellow newcomers, you dig? It serves THE READER, right? Oh, what’s that, TBI? Your job is to lose millions upon millions year after year to serve up a fat tax break for your corporate masters Back East? Well, mission accomplished.
2. And srsly, I don’t think it’s the job of SFGov-funded COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS to confiscate food in the Twitterloin.
3. Uh, the vast majority of food market food comes on 18-wheelers, you know, on pallets and stuff. (Speaking of corporate tax breaks…)
4. Adieu, writer Albert Samaha? It’s been real.
5. And finally, ah memories. Find the Crispy Hexagons cereal and win:
Frisco street chess hasn’t been this vibrant in years.
And even last year, you wouldn’t necessarily see that much activity.
But we’re in a more active era now, with a noticeable increase just the past few months.
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Appears that this out-of-the-way location is hitting critical mass…
Physical graffiti, the worst kind:
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DOES THE SF WEEKLY HAVE AN “OBSESSION” WITH FREE PARKING? NO. SO YOU’RE WRONG, STREETSBLOG. AND YOU’RE DOING A DISSERVICE TO YOUR 80 OR SO DAILY READERS / COMMENTERS WHEN YOU LIE ABOUT STUFF, RIGHT?
“The folks at SF Weekly seem really upset about the end of free car parking on Sundays.”
BY FOLKS PLURAL YOU MEAN ERIN SHERBERT SINGULAR? YES YOU DO. WRONG AGAIN. AND IS SHE “REALLY UPSET” NO. WRONG AGAIN. AND DOES SHE EVEN “SEEM” TO BE REALLY UPSET? NO. WRONG AGAIN.
The shock is apparently severe enough that Erin Sherbert put up a post yesterday directing readers to sign the petition demanding an absolute end to the SF Municipal Transportation Agency’s expansion of parking meters, launched by the Eastern Neighborhoods United Front (ENUF).
DID SHE “DIRECT” READERS TO DO ANYTHING? NO. WRONG AGAIN.
Many San Franciscans tired of the free parking mess on commercial streets actually aren’t “pissed off about paying for parking on Sunday.”
HOW MANY? ENOUGH TO SUPPORT ADVERTISING ON THE STREETSBLOG? NOPE! THAT CAN”T BE TOO “MANY,” HUH? OH, THAT REMINDS ME, FORK OVER $60K TO ME RIGHT NOW SO THAT I CAN CONTINUE TO SUSTAIN MY UNSUSTAINABLE BLOG!
But in a sign that you don’t need a parking PhD to get why meters make streets work better for everyone, SF Weekly’s readership seemed to welcome the end of free parking on Sundays.
OH A PHD IN PARKING! IF ONLY!
SF’s dysfunctional free Sunday parking regime was a burden to everyone who had to circle the block endlessly for a spot, everyone who had to put up with commercial streets clogged with traffic, noise, and exhaust, and all the merchants who lost business because of the lack of parking turnover.
SO NOW IT”S EASY TO PARK ON SUNDAYS? REALLY? I DON’T THINK SO. PERHAPS ALL THE SPIN COMING FROM SFTMA MUNI DPT SFPARK MIGHT NOT BE 100% ACCURATE? GEE, PERHAPS ORGANIZED RELIGION HAD A LITTLE SOMETHING TO DO WITH FREE SUNDAY PARKING BACK IN THE DAY AND, COME TO THINK OF IT, THESE DAYS (UP UNTIL NOON, ANYWAY) AS WELL. MMMM… AND MAYBE SFMTA MUNI DPT SFPARK WON’T BE CHARGING “ENUF” IN CERTAIN AREAS TO GARNER ALL THE BENEFITS THEY ARE PROMISING. WE’LL SEE….
All told, free Sunday parking was much more “oppressive” than paying a price to use scarce street space for automobile storage.
SING IT, PREACHER MAN!
That’s why supporters of SFPark started their own petition encouraging its expansion. It’s a point we make repeatedly on Streetsblog, and hopefully the editors at SF Weekly got the message coming from their readers.
YOU “REPEATEDLY” MAKE THE SAME POINT ON YOUR UNSUSTAINABLE, MONEY-LOSING BLOG – WHO’S “OBSESSED” NOW?
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WELL, THAT’S REASSURING.
ALL RIGHT, ENJOY YOUR FANTASY LAND, WHILE IT LASTS.