Posts Tagged ‘television’

Sutro Tower Elevator, Top Floor

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

This is a new shot – as close as I’ve gotten when it’s at its highest:

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And here it is near the bottom floor:

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I don’t think it ever gets level, so you’re standing on a sloping floor the whole time:

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I haven’t seen it in action lately, but here’s a shot from aught-four:


And more recently:


Or you can take the stairs I guess…

Frisco is the Only Big City in America Where the MSM Doesn’t Advertise Itself on Its News Vans – Why is That? – One Simple Trick

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

I guarantee you that this is a local news van from a major network affiliate, complete with an SFPD-issued parking permit on the dash.

But where are the garish graphics you’d expect to see?

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Well they were ash-canned due to vandalism. So if the Blac Block doesn’t know that you’re the MSM, then they are less likely to attack your vehicles.

That’s the One Simple Trick.

Oh yeah, the Bay Area is also America’s Capital of News Camera Theft, but that’s another story…

Frisco’s Highest Elevator Car

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Here it is:

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I don’t think it ever gets level, so you’re standing on a sloping floor the whole time:

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And then you go up up up to the highest horizontal point of Sutro Tower:

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I haven’t seen it in action lately, but here’s a shot from aught-four:


And more recently:


Or you can take the stairs I guess…

San Francisco’s Best (If Scariest) Commute: Riding the Elevator Basket Up Sutro Tower

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

As seen a few days back – that square, that’s your elevator car. Haven’t seen it in a while:

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And here’s the close-up color version, from all the way back in 2004:


(I remember thinking how the workers in the basket should have appeared clearer in this photo. I guess I was super-far away, oh well.)

In closing, take that, Great Pyramid. Pwned:


Does the 94117 Want Helicopters Circling Above at 6:00 AM Videoing the Broken Water Main at 700 Waller?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014


Now myself, I don’t care about the slow orbits this morning over the Castro, Western Addition, and the Haights.

But other people, they care about the white chopper with the blue tail.


Haighteration ‏@haighteration  5m Helicopter. For this. MT @abc7newsBayArea: PHOTO: Broken water line in San Francisco on the 700 block of Waller.
Jeremiah Allen ‏@jeremiahallen  6m Enough with the damn helicopter! “@nbcbayarea: UPDATE: 6-inch water main in SF. Pipe is 100 years
Justine Fields ‏@StrawberryJusty  1m Ugh. RT @haighterationHelicopter. For this. MT @abc7newsBayArea: Broken water line in SF on the 700 block of Waller
Justine Fields ‏@StrawberryJusty  14m Helicopter circling above my neighborhood, what’s up? You woke me up and now I can’t get back to sleep because of you #sanfrancisco#nopa

Oh well, that’s life in the big city…

So Bloomberg TV Opens a Studio in San Francisco So It Can Give Us Vapid Coverage Like This?

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

What the Hell is this, a commercial for the America’s Cup?

Why not instead, hire this guy, Stu Woo of the Wall Street Journal?

He’s running circles around you.

The Dangers of Buying a Flat Screen TV That’s Too Small – Expensive $2000-Something Hitachi Already Abandoned

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

42 inches and 1080i? Was that a good combo back in 2007?

I think not.

My 2011-era 70-incher* from Costco cost less and is much better, obvs.  (It will go the distance, it will last for decades, IMO)

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Of course, things such as TVs always get better, but this extremely heavy, extremely thick plasma model for almost $3000 was simply too much, too soon. And now it’s busted but it became obsolete before then.


*Never hooked up to cable. Cable is for suckers. Oh, you have cable? You’re a sucker, sorry, tough love. 

Brad Pitt Made a Cadillac TV Commercial in SF and LA for the Chinese Market? – So Very Wrong

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

I don’t know, You Make The Call on how wrong this Cadillac commercial is:

Apparently, San Francisco and Los Angeles are the same place.

Apparently, Brad Pitt just looooooves grandpa cars.

Apparently, Brad Pitt is a whore and his price is $3,000,000.


Here’s What Tonight’s World Series Viewing Party Will Look Like – But No Alcohol in Civic Center – Vote No on Prop B

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

You’re invited to come to Civic Center tonight to see Game Four of the World Series on a makeshift “Jumbotron.”

See you at 5:07 PM (or earlier, to get a good spot if you want to be able to actually see the action unobstructed.)

It’ll look like this, but probably with more Matt Cain than Timothy Leroy Lincecum on the screen:

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The SFPD requests (more or less) that you transfer your alcohol to unmarked containers, thusly:

And, oh yes, speaking of the Rec and Park, Remember to Vote No on Proposition B (November 2012), the so-called “Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond”


Well, because Prop. B is too costly for San Francisco

And also because Reform is Needed at San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department.

Also because area lawyer Philip Alan Ginsburg would consider passage of Prop B (November 2012) an endorsement of how he’s running the RPD.

That’s why.

Now, let’s hear from San Francisco Mayor Ron Conway,* after the jump. (Spoiler: He wants you to go to Chipotle’s and spend your money before you blow town.)

PS: The after party will be in the Mission District – spread the word, bring fireworks.

*Poor Sony. It appears that any television-like contraption bigger than 100 inches now gets the generic term “jumbotron.”

Oh well.

Displays similar to the Jumbotron include: