How does this work – you take the roof off the back of a regular bus and then tack it on the back to make a super-long, semi-convertible bus?
Anyway, the rear wheels seem to be too far forward is all…
Oh, I know why! It’s ’cause blowback against the SFMTA would be enormous. Oh well.
But anything goes on a hop-on hop-off tourist bus, apparently:
On the one hand, the millionaire NIMBY’s of the “Alamo Square Historic District” literally cry about tourist buses and band together to ban them from Hayes Street, but on the other hand, they say “fuck you” to those who use and reside upon neighboring Fell.
This is the result – problem solved (for us millionaire property owners, anyway):
Then what they’ll say is, “Why don’t you start your own Historic District?”
It’s human nature to band together to work on a common goal, you know, the way the anti-vaccination crowd does – there’s fraternity there, there’s sorority.
But sometimes you lose perspective. That’s the price.
So, yes, you had a little fender-bender with your big bus, and yes, it was related to the endless tinkering done by the SFMTA MUNI DPT DPW bowl of alphabet soup. So what! It’s not that big of a deal. CSI San Francisco isn’t going to send it’s Go Team and the NTSB isn’t coming neither.
Therefore, get your bus out of the roadway, pull it over. Sure, take a couple iPhone shots first, sure. But then get outta the way. THIS IS SFPD POLICY. Don’t you know this? You had at least two employees on the scene, why not have one, I don’t know, let’s call him the Driver, drive the bus to one side of the road or the other. Did you call the SFPD? IDK, but if you did, don’t you want them to show up? Now, how are they going to do that if you block the road, which, as stated, is a noteworthy bottleneck already, due to ongoing construction efforts, for umpty-ump minutes?
I cry foul.
Here it is, the San Francisco Dungeon up at 145 Jefferson St. between Mason and Taylor in Fisherman’s Wharf – it’s the newest and spookiest addition to Fisherman’s Wharf. Check it out. It’s opening Thursday, June 26th, 2014.
And that makes it the ninth Merlin Entertainments Dungeon in the world. The roster: Berlin Dungeon, Hamburg Dungeon, Amsterdam Dungeon, the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, the Edinburgh Dungeon, the London Dungeon, the York Dungeon, Warwick Castle and now San Francisco.
Beth Spotswood of SFGate says she “screamed bloody murder.”
And here’s San Francisco Bay Guardian skeptic / Harvard-boy David Kurlander’s bit. He dropped by last week and wrote a lot about the dungeon. He says, “…the Dungeon transcends a lot of the more toxic elements that drag down other Jeffersonian locales.” I guess that’s a compliment.
And here are the Yelp reviews.
I’m thinking that if you’re part of a fun group and you’re in the mood to have good time, then the SF Dungeon just might be for you.
Here are some scenes:
Colonel Jack Gamble welcomes victims (guests) to the San Francisco Dungeon in San Francisco, California
Nikko, of Shanghai Kelly’s Boat Ride, claims his victims (guests) in the San Francisco Dungeon in San Francisco, California
Underground boat ride? Mmmm… Maybe I’ll make it up there someday. (It seems a lot more appealing than any wax museum, just saying.)
All the deets, after the jump.
See you there!
[UPDATE: It’s gone now, all gone – here’s a more recent photo:
This is why we can’t have nice things.]
Thusly. Strike a pose, mate:
Click to expand, Gov’ner. Right!
Of course this shot was from back in the day, from back before the Black Paint Attack of 2013, which damaged the appearance of the famously peaceful heart doctor.
But a genuine 2010 Banksy is a genuine 2010 Banksy, right? So check it out the next time you’re on Eddy Grant Avenue – it’s electric!
Sure you can!