Posts Tagged ‘sign’

“RACING FORMS” on Geary: Business Signs are Difficult to Erect in Frisco BUT ALSO Business Signs are Difficult to Take Down in Frisco

Monday, March 27th, 2017

When was the last time somebody went into Martell’s Liquors on Geary way out in the Middle Richmond to buy, what, a printout of race horse statistics updated daily?

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I’m guessing the 1980’s.

Where would you place your bet? San Mateo County? Alameda County?

Was this a big business?

Signed/ CONFUSED IN FRISCO

The Corner Store Cafe vs. Frisco’s Minimum Wage?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Sure seems that way:

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PORT F SAN RANCISCO

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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PEAK UBER? – A Cassandra on Market Street is All, “$0 = How Much Your UBER Stock is Worth in a Year”

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

UBER’s had a bad stretch of news lately, and now this:

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As seen on an empty stretch of Market last night during a(nother phony, phoned-in) bomb threat and necessarily taken as a panning shot due to the (purposefully) abysmal 5MP camera on my $69 Samsung Galaxy J3. (Cf. the much better cam of an S7 Edge – it’s a night-and-day difference.)

So that’s it, let’s wait and see how much your chunk of Uber is worth (you know, assuming that they have an IPO in 2017 and assuming that you don’t get Zynga’ed afore then) on February 27, 2018…

ONLY IN MARIN: Irate Homeowner Makes a Sign to Quiet Noisy Bike Riders

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Hey Bro, can you keep it down Bro?

As seen on, and I’m srsly, the still inchoate California Cheese Trail:

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I suppose a giant propane truck, the kind you see all over West Marin, gets a pass from this area resident, as its driver prolly isn’t yelling to his bros stuff like, “Hey Bro! Did you see that…”

Hilarious Official ACCESS INSPECTED Sign in the Richmond Suggests (But “Does Not Imply” Oh No!) Area Biz Meets ADA Standards

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

I’m struggling to see the point of this exercise [but see this link from Richard in the Comments section.]

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What’s that area pols? You “support the ADA” and similar laws in CA, but you hate hate hate the lawyers whose clients sue your constituents under the ADA and similar laws in CA?

That’s not too coherent.

The Plum Trees are Blossoming in Japantown Now – Cherry Blossoms Will Come Along Later

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

All the deets on our 50th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival here.

There are plum AND cherry trees all over J-Town, so it looks like cherry blossom season for like four months a year. Thusly:

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Keep up with Japantown goings-on through the Hotel Kabuki Twitter

Frisco Bucket List: “LISTEN TO WOMEN”

Monday, February 6th, 2017

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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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