Posts Tagged ‘sign’

Frank Chu and His Signs, December 2016

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Frank ran into some trouble back in the 1980’s but I’ve never had any issues with him, after hundreds of encounters at area events over the decades.

If I had to guess, SHEPARD is for astronaut Alan Shepard and AIRCRAFT CARRIERS is a reference to the Russian-built Admiral Kuznetsov / Varyag / Liaoning and the like. I mean they’re sort of like aircraft carriers:

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Expensify is paying the bills these days:

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This guy from Quiznos sandwiches cut an ad deal with Frank a long time ago, and that put then-unknown Quiznos on the map, or so the story goes.

Leaving you with this – here he is from a decade back at the final Castro Halloween, when he encountered some dude dressed as Frank Chu. (And later that night, a kid from the projects shot nine people on Market near Noe and that was the end of Halloween in the Castro.)

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This has been Frank Chu and His Signs, December 2016.

 

Marketing 101: When Naming Your Town, Don’t Pick “LOUSETOWN”

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Else you might soon be living in a ghost town

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Timeless Icons of the I-80: MILK FARM, Dixon, CA

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

It doesn’t get any more iconic than this

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Word on the Street: ART IS EASY

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Fell Street:

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Aaron Peskin True Believer, District 3, North Beach, USA

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Sighted well after his most recent election.

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Willie Brown has won the past six mayoral elections, but AP just might be able to prevent Willie from winning a 7th time…

Stolen Again: Now-Infamous Blue Trials Bike Goes Missing for a Second Time

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The story so far, and now this:

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Baby on Board: The Most Effective Way of Getting this Across I’ve Seen

Monday, November 14th, 2016

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And now the reverse angle:

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Baby on board, how I’ve adored/
That sign on my car’s windowpane

Public Housing Project Posted as PRIVATE PROPERTY?

Friday, November 4th, 2016

I guess this sign means that not just anybody has permission to come on in.

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But it’s public property, right?