The recent view from the busiest intersection of the Park, on a dreaded sunny day:
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(Of course, actual swimming anywhere near the beaches of the Presidio is def. NOT RECOMMENDED.)
How many photos do you think our San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate (San Francisco’s Online Newspaper) recently devoted to the topic of Miss Universe Australia 2010? Well, take a look here at 21(!) high heels ‘n bikini-type shots.
Here’s the bulk of the copy:
“The 30 women were judged across three sections: evening-wear, question-and-answer and, of course, swimwear.”
Swimwear, “of course!” Of 19 action verbs in the captions, “parade(s)” led the pack – it was used 17 times. Throw in a “poses” and a “strikes a pose” and then all’s that left to do is wait for the Pulitzer Committee to call with instructions for the awards ceremony.
Let’s round things out and give you an even two dozen. The mise-en-scene, down under:
Oh no, high voltage electronics and hot tubs don’t mix, ladies:
And plunging necklines, as expected, sort of:
What should we expect next – 75 shots from Miss Universe Upper Volta 2010? Something like that.
What has SFGate become, the Huffington Post?
This was the scene at Geary and Steiner in the Western Addition / Japantown area today as hundreds gathered to see the debut of the new Hamilton Recreation Center and Pool. This place has it all – basketball, tennis courts, giant murals, the works.
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After hearing a performance from students at the Willie L. Brown, Jr. College Preparatory Academy…
…and some brief heckling from Giants Cap, who wants laid-off RPD employees rehired…
…out comes Ross Mirkarimi, your District 5 Supervisor, to give his stemwinder, as seen on this CNN iReport (entitled “‘Bay Area Girls’” Teanage Girls perform [Pat Benatar's 'I love Rock and Roll'] at the Inaugural of the Hamilton Recreation Center”) and then cut the ribbon:
The mise-en-scene inside - it’s like a mini water park. Throw in an orca or two and then there’d be no reason to travel to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (aka Marine World) in Vallejo:
But who’s that atop the ladder for the yellow slide wearing his street clothes? It’s Ross!
Here he comes down the slide…
OTOH, the orange slide is terrifying, apparently:
(I think you’re supposed to cross your arms like you’re an ejecting pilot – that’s what some people were doing in the orange tube/slide contraption.)
Not sure how much it costs to employ six(!) lifeguards (that would seem a lot more than required at slide-free Sava Pool in the Parkside) but oh well.
Bon courage, Ham Rec!