Posts Tagged ‘slot’

Sk8er Boi Thinks He’s a Car: “Taking the Lane” South of the Slot

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Sk8er Boi!

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Sk8er Boi!

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Sk8er Boi!

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A modern day warrior
Mean, mean stride
Today’s Tom Sawyer
Mean, mean pride

Though his mind is not for rent
Don’t put him down as arrogant
His reserve, a quiet defense
Riding out the day’s events
The river

The world is, the world is
Love and life are deep
Maybe as his eyes are wide

Exit the warrior
Today’s Tom Sawyer
He gets high on you
And the energy you trade
He gets right on to the friction of the day

Iconic Bay Area: Alcatraz, The Slot, Mount Tamalpais

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

West Peak, Middle Peak, and the East Peak of Mount Tam in Marin County, all above a very good place to look for wind and fog and general cloudiness:

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This is What You Get When You Put Your Camera on a San Francisco Cable Car Slot

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Via Thomas Hawk:

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Five stars, Mr, Hawk.

Bear Hearts California – If You See an Image of a Cartoon Animal in the SoMA, Odds are It will be a Bear

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

With all the alum of the bear schools (UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF, UC Hastings College of Law*) in town, you gotta to expect to see more than your fair share of bear murals on the streets of San Francisco.

Like this one, from the Society of California Pioneers Museum & Library at 300 4th Street.

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Nearby, also in SoMA:

The best mural ever, as shown at the Uptown Almanac

Nearby, also in SoMA:

Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

Nearby, also in SoMA:

Artist Chad Hasegawa 

And don’t forget about the famous Chevron Towers Bears** South of the Slot:

In conclusion, them bears are Everywhere You Want To Be in SoMA

*Arguably, given its history as Yet Another UC Berkeley Spinoff. There was that student mascot election what was won by “shark” back in the day, but that wasn’t official or nothing.

**Seasonal

The Feds Sure are Proud About Putting San Francisco to Work in the Tenderloin

Monday, November 9th, 2009

It’s not clear what actual work they’re putting us to. Can you tell? The only new thing I can see on this stretch of Tenderloin District is the Wonderland public art graffiti experiment.

See the eyes on the left? They’re all over Mid Market dees days:

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“PUTTING AMERICA TO WORK”

“PROJECT FUNDED BY THE American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” of 2009 (ARRA)

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USDOT TIGER.

But maybe you can figure things out – have at it.

San Francisco is only getting stimulated 354 different ways, so this task should take you no time at all.

Mr Pickle May Come and Go, But Senior Chili Verde is Here to Stay on 6th Street

Friday, August 7th, 2009

The peregrinations of wayward Mr. Pickle earlier this year deservedly received a lot of attention, but what of Senior Chili Verde, who reliably entertains passersby on Sixth Street in the Flank part of SoMA?

He deserves a place in the Pantheon as well. Click to expand:

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As seen at 4 6th Street in the window of Yelp-rated Taqueria Chile Verde

How San Francisco’s Cable Cars Work

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Beneath this slot is the cable that makes everything go. There are three braking systems to slow things down. And, instead of a horn, there’s a bell.  

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If you get good with the bell, you can enter the annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest in Union Square. And if you win a lot, you’ll be like Carl Payne. See his ring bling?

So, that’s how cable cars work.