Posts Tagged ‘slot’

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)

Recovery.org

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.