Posts Tagged ‘short’

Wow, This YouTube Video of a Pan Am Boeing 747 Takeoff and Landing Incident from 1971 at SFO is an Eye-Opener

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

In this case, the case of Pan Am Flight 845, registration N747PA, the cure was worse than the disease.

The disease was making mistakes on how to take off from a shortened runway while ensuring the jetwash from this jumbo didn’t affect cars driving along near SFO.

The cure was telling people to evacuate from the nose while it was rising up higher and higher.

Oh, and the emergency landing was no picnic either, giving the already-damaged landing gear an unnecessary thwack:

Check the YouTube starting at 5:30 or so.

Inside of Asiana 214, I think I’d have been all GTFO. But with PanAm 845, I would have ambled down to steerage and simply hopped onto the tarmac.

I don’t think I’d have listened to the flight crew to just drop 60 feet down, I don’t think I’d have been a player in Back Injury Theatre  is what I’m saying…

The 66-Quintara is the Most Useless Bus Line in San Francisco – Here’s the Case for Killing It

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Baghdad by the Bay makes the case for killing San Francisco’s Shortest Bus Line:

“This one has been on my mind for some time and after checking the route of the 66 Quintara bus. I think it’s time to put it out of commission. It is the shortest bus route beating the old winner the 37 Corbett and runs from 30th and Vicente to 9th and Judah now. If you need to get anywhere along that route there are other buses that can serve the need in a better way.”

So, it’s about seven blocks long and seven blocks wide?

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Let’s kill this one, kill it dead.

Male Models Standing Around in Only Their Boxers This AM in the Financh? It’s the Men’s WearHouse National Suit Drive

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Why are “[t]eams of attractive men, dressed only in boxers, dress shoes, socks, and ties, carrying huge signs that read, ‘Give the suit off your back?’”

‘Cause it’s time for the National Suit Drive 2011 all during August.

It looks a little like this:

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All the deets:

“The Suits Are Off” for the Fight against Unemployment - Men Shed Clothes on the Streets of San Francisco Encouraging Charitable Donations to The Men’s Wearhouse’s National Suit Drive

What: They’re back! Once again, scantily clad street teams will storm the streets of San Francisco to raise awareness and encourage others to give the suits off their backs for the Men’s Wearhouse’s Fourth Annual National Suit Drive, the country’s largest collection of business attire to help unemployed workers “suit up” for success.

Street teams will strut their stuff during the morning rush to encourage donations at more than 900 Men’s Wearhouse locations (including 10 stores in the San Francisco area). More information is available at www.nationalsuitdrive.com.

Why: Throughout the month of August, Men’s Wearhouse will collect gently used men’s and women’s suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts, and shoes and distribute these items to approximately five local charities, including Shoreline Workforce Development Services and Volunteers of America Greater Sacramento & Northern Nevada.”

Hurray!