Posts Tagged ‘simpson’

BEST SKATEBOARD EVER: It’s Shaped Like Homer Simpson’s Head

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Ears, jowls, the whole thing:

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Design Study: Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Golden Gate – Solid, Solid as a Rock

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Or as a solid as a rocklike appliqué can be, you know, hanging off the side of a Victorian house.

Note – GOD IS REAL

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News from Inside the America’s Cup: SFGov “is very unhappy with the promised financial bonanza being anything but.”

Friday, July 5th, 2013

So let’s hear from America’s Cup 2013 Safety Committee member Jim Farmer, QC [Her Majesty’s Counsel learned* in the law]:

The City of San Francisco is very unhappy with the promised financial bonanza being anything but.”

Heretofore, everything that could have gone wrong with the 2013 America’s Cup has gone wrong. All we can do now is hope that no one else dies for the sake of Larry Ellison’s ego.

Oh well.

And is this America’s Cup going to be the last big thing Larry Ellison does before he dies?

Oh well.

So there’s this – it’s the kind of thing called Harsh Reality Time:

“Much of the vision, it is now apparent, has turned to custard.  Larry Ellison’s prediction that there would be a dozen or more challengers (up to 15 perhaps) looks absurd with only 3 challengers making it to the start line and one of them not yet ready to race.   The City of San Francisco is very unhappy with the promised financial bonanza being anything but.  The tragic death of Andrew Simpson when the first (and so far only) Artemis boat disintegrated as it collapsed has cast a pall over the Event from which even the spectacular speed of these boats is unlikely to clear away.

And there’s this:

“One has to hope most earnestly that there is no further disaster.  So far these boats have not yet raced in anger and that has to be the major concern.  Two boats, each sailing at over 40 knots and closing from opposing tacks at a mark at an effective combined speed of 80 knots, is not for the faint-hearted.  Getting crew down safely or out of the water from a boat that has capsized remains a serious challenge even for sailors who are well equipped, fit and trained to deal with that situation as best they can.  Fortunately, sanity prevailed with one of the Regatta Director’s safety recommendations being a prohibition on corporate guests sitting on the back of one of these racing machines.  How crazy was that idea in the first place?”

Oh, and there’s this:

“…it will be economics that will prevent the next edition of the Cup under Ellison’s control being a success.   Three challengers this time.  It is hard to see any of those challengers continuing with the same model of the Event next time.  Yes, there will be others who will be happy to do the A45 thing, as there were this time, but the question will be whether (billionaires aside) more than one or two will be able to go to the next stage – which is the America’s Cup after all.  And even the viability of the AC45 circuit must be uncertain.  The existing model of cities paying all the costs of each mini-event, including the cost of getting the 45s there, just didn’t work this time, with a number of planned events being cancelled because of lack of financial support.”

Anyway, the point is that Appointed Mayor and Willie Brown butt-boy Ed Lee knows that this venture is a big flop, but he’s afraid to say or do anything about it.

Oh well.

Monstrous Big Red, a ticking time bomb that went off a couple months ago:

*Pepe: “Wow, Papa Homer, you are so learn-ed.” Homer: “It’s pronounced “learned.'”

It’s Back! The Antique Paper Show Returns to Golden Gate Park

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Find out just what an Antique Paper Faire is all about at the Hall of Flowers in GGP tomorrow, if you want.

It’s sort of a part of the first Sunday Streets on the West si-iiiide, aka Ocean Beach.

See you there!

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Specialties

The Vintage Paper Fair is a large exhibition and sale that offers an array of antique paper items for collectors of all kinds. Serious collectors come and know exactly what they want, but it is also a welcome environment for first-time collectors to come in and discover the history and art that is found in this hobby.

Among the 50 + vendors there, you will find postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, Victorian-era items, pin-ups, sports memorabilla, labels (beer, fruit crate etc.) brochures, transportation related (vintage cars etc.) and many more types of interesting and beautiful antique paper. Most items for sale date back to the early 20th century, some are more modern, some older. There are boxes of 25 cent postcards as well as rare and expensive museum-quality pieces.

Our location is unique as well, situated in the heart of Golden Gate Park, near the Botanical Gardens, Academy of Sciences, De Young Museum as well many great restaurants.

History

Established in 2006

We are the only antique paper fair in the city of San Francisco, and thought a new show would contribute to the culture and collecting hobby here!

Meet the Business Owner: Hal L.

Hal Lutsky has been in the antique paper business since 1996, and a show promoter since 2001.

Homer Simpson’s Donuts on Sale at Krispy Kreme – Life Imitates Art

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Which Limited Edition Krispy Kreme doughnut, Strawberry Iced or Blueberry Iced, looks more Homer Simpsonesque?

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Whether it’s shocking pink or passionate purple – either treat would make a happy Homer. 

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Available until August 16, 2009

“Antique Paper Show” in Golden Gate Park – What’s That?

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Hal Lutsky’s Vintage Paper Fair (aka Antique Paper Show aka Antique Ephemera Show) is going on this weekend at the Hall of Flowers near the Inner Sunset in Golden Gate Park, right near Strybing Arboretum. Let’s take a look, huh?

Here’s the deal – it’s a bunch of old printed stuff, like gas station maps your ancestors got free in 1946 for $3, and postcards from people you don’t know, 3 for a dollar.

The whole place smells like the basement in my grandmother’s house, not the new one in Agawam, the old one in Springfield on Roosevelt.

And here’s the star of the show – O.J. Simpson, Galileo High School, 1965. See, when OJ wasn’t busy killing his ex-wife and Ron Goldman and who-knows-how-many manatees in Florida over the years, he took the time to honor Hertz rental car licensees. Que bueno. Do you want to buy this?

There’s your antique paper, right there.

Vintage Paper Fair
SAN FRANCISCO

2009
 
May 23 & 24
August 8 & 9

Newsflash: Obama is a Lefty! Why are so many U.S. Presidents Left-Handed?

Friday, July 11th, 2008

This was the scene at famous Pier 39 in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf the other day. Barack Obama has a new T-shirt.

But what’s that, John McCain is left-handed as well? And Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton?

That means four out the last six U.S. presidents be lefties. And, as of next year, the stat will be five out the last seven presidents. That’s 71%, or a rate ten times higher than what you’d expect.

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Why are so many of our Presidents Left-Handed?