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OMG OMG, the Great Combination KFC Taco Bell of the Richmond District Now Offers CAJUN DEEP FRIED TURKEY!Monday, November 11th, 2013
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IDK, actually this seems kind of pricey for a 10-12 pound boid.
But it’s cheaper than the repair cost for your backyard deck if you set it on fire trying to DIY of course.
Reviews are mixed.
Here’s What You Need for Thanksgiving: 2.5 Gallons of Peanut Oil Plus a $130 Indoor Electric Turkey FryerTuesday, November 5th, 2013
I’ve never seen one of these contraptions used indoors:
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Still not sold?
All right, just like me, it’s “Powerful and Attractive,” apparently.
Well That’s an Odd-Looking San Francisco Taxi Cab: From Turkey (or Romania!) With Love, It’s Your “Transit Connect”Friday, May 25th, 2012
Well I guess this weird taxicab is a Ford, sort of.
Anyway, it has lots of windows so you won’t feel too much like cargo on your way to SFO in the back of a cargo van:
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Learn all about the vagaries of international bidness, including the world-famous, anti-consumer 1963 Chicken Tax and how it affects us today, right here.
Here’s what’s up at our San Francisco Zoo on the day before Thanksgiving:
“Today, the Zoo’s lemurs received a Thanksgiving feast of some of their favorite foods – green beans; a fruit salad of apples, bananas, and grapes; sweet potatoes; and turkey made out of monkey chow. Their glasses were filled with apple juice. Sitting politely at a formal table, the lemurs sat respectfully and then ventured onto the table to enjoy their feast.”
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Now, check out their hours of operation:
10am – 4pm
365 days a year!
SAN FRANCISCO ZOO LEMUR FUN FACTS:
The Zoo has a group of 15 lemurs on Lemur Forest – six ring-tailed, four red-ruffed, three black and whites; two blacks. There are nearly 100 species of lemurs in Madagascar today.
Endemic to the island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa, lemurs were named after the lemures or the ghosts/spirits of Roman mythology.
Lemurs can be very small, weighing as little as 1 oz., or up to 20 lbs.
Like their wild counterparts, the Zoo’s lemurs can be very vocal. Their loud calls can be heard throughout the day. However, they also communicate with scents by scent marking with urine as well as rubbing the scent glands located on their wrists on trees, bushes and the ground.
Lemurs are classified as threatened or endangered. They only inhabit approximately 10% of the island of Madagascar. Deforestation, hunting for bushmeat by native inhabitants, and live captures for the pet trade are the culprits of their decline in numbers.
Most lemurs are arboreal, thus the Zoo’s Lemur Forest is a perfect environment for them. The lemurs can be seen clinging to trees and leaping throughout the day.
“The Hula Show 2011” at Palace of Fine Arts, Oct. 15-23: Patrick Makuakāne, Dance Troupe Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu ReturnThursday, September 8th, 2011
All the deets, below:
WHO: Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
WHAT: Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakāne and his award-winning dance troupe, Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, are set to return to the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre October 15 – 23 with six performances of The Hula Show 2011. Tickets are on sale now at 415-392-4400, or online at cityboxoffice.com. With stops in India, Samoa, Turkey, Spain, and Wai’anae, The Hula Show 2011 takes attendees on a global tour of dance and song. The trip is rounded out with Hanohano Kapalakiko, a suite of chants that celebrate the indelible bond and long historical ties between Hawai’i and San Francisco. These original chants were written especially for Nā Lei Hulu by Puakea Nogelmeier, the celebrated author, composer and linguist.
- October 15 at 8 p.m. – opening night Champagne reception following show
- October 16 at 4 p.m.
- October 21 at 8 p.m.
- October 22 at 5 p.m. – gala benefit Lu’au & silent auction, show begins at 8 p.m.
- October 23 at noon – one-hour matinee designed especially for children & families
- October 23 at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre – San Francisco (Bay & Lyon Streets)
TICKETS: Ticket prices are $35 – $45 (reserved seating) for regular performances. All tickets for the family matinee are $10 (general admission). Groups of ten or more receive a 10% discount (does not apply to reception or gala). Tickets to the opening night Champagne reception (Saturday, October 15) are $90. Tickets for the gala benefit Lu’au and silent auction (Saturday, October 22) are $150 and a reserved table of ten is $1,500. Tickets are on sale now at 415-392-4400 and online atcityboxoffice.com.
MORE: As special guests, the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus join Nā Lei Hulu for a beautiful a cappella accompaniment as they perform an Islamic chant and two Indian Ragas during the October 22 and 23 performances. All shows feature an exciting blend of traditional and contemporary forms of hula.
PARKING: Due to construction at the Palace of Fine Arts, parking will be limited. Attendees are encouraged to carpool, and arrive early to park. Street closure: Doyle Drive from northbound 19th Avenue/Hwy 1.Parking options: ST. FRANCIS YACHT CLUB – free parking. 700 Marina Boulevard at Yacht Road. 12-minute walk across Marina Boulevard to Lyon Street and POFA Theatre. CLAIRE LILIENTHAL SCHOOL – $10 per car. Enter schoolyard on Beach Street between Scott and Divisadero. 15-minute walk on Beach Street to POFA pond, then around pond to POFA Theatre doors. MARINA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Sunday shows only) – $10 per car. Enter schoolyard on Bay Street between Fillmore and Webster. Complimentary shuttle to and from POFA Theatre, starting 90 minutes prior to show time. For additional parking information, please visit naleihulu.org.
About Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
Founded in 1985, Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu (“the many feathered wreaths at the summit, held in high esteem”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to teaching and preserving the Hawaiian culture through hula. It has a performance group of nearly 40 dancers and offers classes to students in the beginning and intermediate levels. The organization holds educational workshops throughout the year in Hawaiian language, history, and arts and crafts. The company has performed in locations throughout California, and in New York, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Honolulu. For further information on Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, call 415-647-3040 or visit naleihulu.org.
The Celebrated Wild Turkeys of Marin and Santa Clara Counties – “The Males, in Particular, Like to Look at Their Reflections”Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
Oh noes! “Libidinous” wild turkeys are still raising all kinds of heck in bucolic Marin County. That’s something to think about on this long holiday weekend.
“They seem to like shiny vehicles, especially Mercedes-Benzes. The males in particular like to look at their reflections.”
They think they’re people!
I’M IN UR WATERSHED, ATTACKING UR MERCEDESES. This boid is breaking bad:
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And here we go, believe it or not, this critter lives/lived in City of San Jose, just out running around. (Up here in the 415, we’re a little more tophisticated, of course.)
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your turkey!
(But I prefer chicken.)
All right, work with me here. This is a very small (by ‘Merican standards) panel van called a Ford Transit Connect. (Yes that sounds like a MUNI-related initiative created by Alex Tourk, but it’s just the name that Ford chose.) Microvans like this one are all over town these days, as you might expect considering that they’re marketed to small bidnesses in urban areas.
The thing is that these work vans are made in Turkey, but Ford can’t just have them shipped over here as work vans because then it would have to pay a 25% tariff on each vehicle sold. Why? Cause of the 1963 Chicken Tax. So, Ford has unneeded windows, rear seats, and seatbelts installed over in Turkey and then pulls all that stuff out as soon as the vehicles get here. Shipping these things as “wagons” and then selling them as “commercial vehicles” reduces the tariff down to 2.5%.
See that panel with the logo for BioCair? That used to be a window:
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This is all ably explained by Matthew Dolan here.
What happens to the stuff that buyers don’t want? All that gets shredded and “recycled,” which means some of it goes to a landfill.
Does this make sense? I don’t know.
How would you like to spend a couple of weeks on and around the Black Sea with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, and former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev?
Well, you’re in luck, ’cause San Francisco-based World Leaders Travel on 500 Third Street is asking just $23,990 per person (double occupancy) to attend Global Challenges in a Post-Perestroika World: A World Leaders Symposium in Russia and the Black Sea this summer, August 30 through September 15th 2010.
No, Silly Billy, you won’t sail on the Chevron Condoleezza Rice – they renamed that vessel years ago.
You’ll be on the Silver Wind, whatever that is.
(America, what a country. In your country you have movie I Know What You Did Last Summer. In Soviet Union, KGB knows what you did last summer! In America, you sail boat. In Soviet Union, boat sail you!)
They’re calling it “educational travel” so maybe it’s deductible or something…
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