Posts Tagged ‘striped’

Fashion Update: Zebra-Striped Platform Shoe Thingees for Spring – My Cousin Vinnie in the 415

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

I Am Become Rob Anderson, #2: So This is How They Restriped the Bike Lanes of JFK Jr. Drive in Golden Gate Park?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Please point me to something else in the world what looks like this, on JFK westbound in front of the Conservatory of Flowers.

Here’s what you do, you get a car and then drive west from Stanyan.* And then you think, “Why is my body closer to the left side of the road than the right?”

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Simply, this is a mess.

Could maybe a traffic engineer take a look at this design? You know, at some point?

Note the absence of a stop line for bikes next to the stop sign. I think that’s on purpose…

Oh well.

*Speaking of Stanyan and JFK Drive, there needs to be a traffic signal at the east end of JFK where it intersects with Kezar Drive. Maybe someday…

The Striped Skunks of the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Here’s a visitor to the popular Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, from back in the day.

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These cute little polecats frolic around like kittens. Sometimes.

But you urban beekeepers should look out, because it’s a little-known fact that:

Skunks are one of the primary predators of the honeybee, relying on their thick fur to protect them from stings. The skunk scratches at the front of the beehive and eats the guard bees that come out to investigate. Mother skunks are known to teach this to their young.

Did not know that.

Most Electric Cars Lie to You, But Not the ZapCar Zebra

Friday, April 29th, 2011

It is what it is, and that’s refreshing:

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And look at all those CDs. Hurray!

 

Today’s Pink-and-Blue-Striped Australian Sunrise Over San Francisco – It’s a Boy, It’s a Girl, It’s a Boy…

Monday, January 31st, 2011

For some reason, San Francisco has more than its fair share of trees from Down Under.

Like these big ‘uns blocking your view of a Sky Blue Pink sunrise.

Each stripe represents a boy or a girl born in the 415 last night, right?

We’ve got Eucalyptus, Lilly Pilly, the works, all over town.

G’Day, Mate

Nothing Escapes the Gaze of this University of California Police Force Security Officer

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Absolutely nothing.

(Would you think this woman is a police officer or not? Look closely. I guessed the wrong way – see the comments.)

As seen in Mission Bay. Click to expand:

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Remember the 1980′s?

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 I do.

The Energetic Striped Skunks of the Japanese Tea Garden

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Here’s yet another visitor to the popular Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

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These cute little polecats frolic around like kittens. Sometimes.

But you urban beekeepers should look out, because it’s a little-known fact that:

Skunks are one of the primary predators of the honeybee, relying on their thick fur to protect them from stings. The skunk scratches at the front of the beehive and eats the guard bees that come out to investigate. Mother skunks are known to teach this to their young.

Did not know that.