Posts Tagged ‘tall’
The Most Ridiculous Tall, Skinny Wheels BMW Will Sell You – Fashion Over Function to an Extreme DegreeFriday, June 24th, 2016
The fashion is to have bigger and bigger wheels on cars ’cause that’s how we roll these days. Fine. But this?
How about some Prius-style wheels what are are a half-foot smaller in diameter? Oh no, not for you? OK, enjoy your Conestoga wheels then…
Ugly New Statue Appears South of Market – Like the Goddess of Democracy But Without Arms – “Venus de Rent Control”Monday, June 13th, 2016
A little closer and now it looks out of focus, non? The buildings in front and behind look to be in focus, but not the thing itself.
And here it is. (I swear this is in focus.)
Anyway, just like the real Goddess of Democracy, this thing was made in China, for better or worse.
In my day, we’d call this a brontosaurus, but then again we also called Frisco Frisco, plus at that time they learned us that Pluto was a full-on planet so oh well don’t listen to me, I’m sure they have a better word than brontosaurus these days, when kids don’t learn (how to smoke and) how to name dinosaurs from Flintstones reruns…
Here It Is, San Francisco’s Best Christmas Tree for 2015, in an Unexpected Place – 55 Foot Tall – Straight Outta ShastaFriday, November 13th, 2015
Just look at this thing in front of Pier 39 – it’s huge!
And it’s 100% real, for better or worse. I heard it’s 55 feet, but officially it’s 60, perhaps due to rounding, IDK:
I’m calling this thing an Attraction:
Oh, but why so soon, in early November?
(WHY SO SOON? TWSS!)
This issue hadn’t occurred to me – I guess it is a bit early. (But feel free to add that to the lengthy list of things I care absolutely nothing about.)
Anyway, the Lighting Ceremonies are coming November 21-22, 2015.
See you there!
Whoops: Horrible JCDecaux Company Markets 17-Foot-Tall Advertisement Kiosks as “Oversized Landmarks” that “Tower Over” UsMonday, August 10th, 2015
Here’s the sitch – Frisco locked itself into a 20-year deal with that fucking JCDecaux (JEE-SEE-DE-KOO, mon amie) company, so now we’re stuck with 100-something of these 17 foot tall kioskses
(Hey, that’s what you need more in your life, Gentle Reader – more booze, hurray! Catchphrase: Booze – it’s what’s for dinner.)
(Note now-useless and obsolete newspaper sidewalk sales feature. Also note that this sidewalk monster is labeled as “street furniture,” as if that’s a good thing. Also note cheesy gold-toned metal accents – tres chic, non?)
Of course we’ve been down this road before, Gentil Lecteur, but I wanted to attract your eyes to this – here’s how JCD markets SF’s public property:
Overview: In San Francisco, our 113 advertising kiosks cannot be missed. These elegant, 24-hour backlit, 17-foot kiosks tower over the city’s most populated streets, providing advertisers with oversized landmarks to showcase their messages. Our kiosks are the most striking outdoor media platforms to reach pedestrians and vehicular traffic in the Bay Area.
Each kiosk has two ad panels. The panels are divided into pre-set networks, each with equal exposure to top locations.
Kiosks are located throughout the heart of San Francisco’s high-density business, entertainment, and shopping districts including Union Square, the Financial District and Fisherman’s Wharf…”
So help me out here. If we have OVERSIZED LANDMARKS, you know, some “STREET FURNITURE” what TOWER OVER us, you know, what CANNOT BE MISSED so that some rich Euros straight outta, and I’m srsly, fucking Neuilly-sur-Seine, France can make some more Euros, then I ask you, “Is This A Good Thing?”
Just asking, Jean-Charles.
Progress Report at SFO: Goofy New ATC Tower, Unsafe Old ATC Tower, Tower Crane, AA Jet – Pukao Mounted!Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
You see, first the new air traffic control tower was all like this.
But now it’s all like this:
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“Pukao are the hats or topknots formerly placed on top of some moai statues on Easter Island. They were all carved from a very light red volcanic stone scoria, which was quarried from a single source at Puna Pau.”
SFO Update: Old Air Traffic Control Tower, New Air Traffic Control Tower, Under Construction, TelephotoThursday, March 6th, 2014
In my day, ATC towers were symmetrical, AND THAT WAS THE WAY WE LIKED IT!
These days, IJDK, IJDK:
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There is new signage on the building proudly proclaiming that “AVA is Now in a Relationship with Mid-Market,” and my first thought was, “Be careful to avoid the meth heads and chronic alcoholics in your new relationship, AVA. They will always be a disappointment.”
Photo via the San Francisco Civic Center Blog:
expand form a relationship with Mid-Market
(First NeMa and now this.)