Posts Tagged ‘turnaround’

Christmas on Sixth Street! At Long Last, Our City Family Puts Up Lighted Snowflakes from Lower Market to Mid-Market

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

This is unprecedented.

This is the City Family extending the Market Street lighted Christmas snowflake zone all the way to Mid-Market.

See?

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They used to stop at 5th Street, but now they don’t – they go farther this year.

Hurray!

Won’t this please our corporate overlords at Twitter? (Probably not, but, you know, can’t hurt to try.)

All right, come to the annual lighting ceremony with the Mayor this Thursday evening, if you want:

“Snowflakes on Market – Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 17, 2011 through mid-January 2012

More than 140 five-foot-wide energy-saving LED illuminated snowflakes will decorate Market Street’s signature “Path of Gold” light poles this winter from Second to Sixth streets. A lighting ceremony, featuring dancers from the San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, is scheduled for Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. near the cable car turnaround at Powell and Market streets. The event is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.marketstreetassociation.org

It will go a little something like this, probably.

Dixitque Gavin fiat lux, et facta est lux:

Those are Nutcracker-starring “Snowflakes” from the San Francisco Ballet. (The run starts up again December 9th this year.) Jessica Carter is the snowflake in the middle, so I’m told.

Happy Holidays!

Powell Street’s JESUS CHRIST LOVES YOU Guy Totally Finds the Perfect Windbreaker for Rainy Weather

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Can you imagine the reaction the JESUS CHRIST LOVES YOU Guy had when he was out shopping and then came across a rain jacket that’s just perfect for him?

And it fits perfectly too – what are the odds?

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A Problem for the Market Street Revelations 14:8 Sandwich Board Guy: The Competition!

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

What are the odds that somebody else would show up on your block quoting the exact same biblical passage? Man, how embarrassing!

(Wonder if that John 3:16 Guy ever had this kind of issue?)

Or maybe he’s breaking in the new worker, giving out tips on how to make it through his first day?

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Cf. ZM&MM 8:1 right here:

Fallen is Babylon…

Gavin Newsom, Spencer Christian and the San Francisco Ballet Snowflakes to Light Up Market Street at 6:30 PM Tonight

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Our Market Street Association is hosting the 3rd Annual Market Street Snowflake Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 PM tonight.

Just like last year.

Mayor Gavin Newsom with the Snowflake Girls in 2009 near the Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround at the dramatic “Moment of Lighting.” Dixitque Gavin fiat lux, et facta est lux:

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Market Street Snowflake Lighting

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Powell & Market Street

3rd Annual Market Street Snowflake Lighting Ceremony
November 18th at 6:30pm
Powell & Market Streets at the Cable Car turnaround

The Market Street Association organized event of the 3rd annual Market Street Holiday Snowflake lighting will kick off the downtown Holiday season. 142 snowflake decorations will adorn the historic Path of Gold lampposts from 2nd through 6th Streets. Spencer Christian of ABC 7 news will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event. “Snowflakes” from the SF Ballet will be on hand to help with the count down to the official lighting.

Sign-holding Frank Chu and Jesus Loves You Guy expected.

See you there!

The Fox Network’s “National Dance Day” Celebrated at Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Did you know that the Fox Network goes around and starts up national holidays? Apparently, they’re on their way:

National Dance Day on July 31, 2010,… was created by So You Think You Can Dance executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton a long-time proponent of healthy lifestyles, introduced a National Dance Day resolution to promote dance education and physical fitness across the U.S.”

At first I thought these kids from “Illegal Talent” were filming a Spike Jonez* / Fatboy Slim Praise You remake but that proved incorrect:

Ahora, con contraste - the reverse angle:

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See you next year!

*The jerk boyfriend from the beginning of Lost in Translation, IRL.

Mayor Visits City – Gavin Newsom Returns to Light Up Our Lives, Market Street Snowflakes

Friday, November 20th, 2009

He’s back, baby! San Francisco’s Mayor Gavin Newsom is back in town, both physically and mentally. So,  he’ll (OMG, is Gavin channelling giddy, laughing Tom Cruise?) once again have to deal with the so-called “delusional” media, but that won’t stop him from continuing to Take It Directly to the People, GWB-style. As here, with last night’s lighting ceremony for the Market Street Snowflakes.

Our mayor with the Snowflake Girls near the Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround at the dramatic Moment of Lighting. Dixitque Gavin fiat lux, et facta est lux:

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But let’s start earlier on in the evening. This was Market Street a little before the ceremony. It’s the darkest I’ve ever seen it, cause they turned off all the LED snowflakes (which have been burning the midnight oil quite a bit recently, as they were last summer, when they were being installed and tested) plus the streetlamps of the “Path of Gold” too.

Even a Toyota Prius driver would turn on the headlights with on a street this dark:

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The streetlights and snowflakes are wired in together? That would make sense:

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Anywho, back to the ceremony, apres-lux - can you see all them signs? Show Your Zip is the new “locals only” holiday shopping program. (It would appear that the San Francisco Ballet (nice new video they have on the homepage now) would have this program’s best discounts.) Scott Beale’s Laughing Squid is celebrating its 14th Anniversary as a local business with the help of famous Frank Chu. And The Jesus Loves You Guy was on the scene as well. Natch:

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The mise-en-scene last night. Aside from almost always appearing bored while waiting for others to finish speaking (looking left, looking right, looking left, looking up….), Gavin Newsom always handles these kinds of public events very well, as you would expect a charismatic leader to do:

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The Least-Yellowest Teeth in all Christendom. In fact, nowadays, they’re so white that they’re on the blue side, as if flourescent. Amazing:

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President of the Board of Supervisors David Chiu, taking time out of his interview with KGO-TV’s Lilian Kim to greet Frank Chu in front of The Gap, which is doing better these days, don’t you know.

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And this is how I left it, with the lights on ’til January 2010:

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Enjoy.

San Francisco’s Great Pie Fight of 2009 – Standout Photos

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Well it was advertised on the Laughing Squid and the San Francisco Bay Area Art, Culture & Technology Events Squid List (something like craigslist but with less pandering), so it had to be good. Herbie Hatman from the Yelp-rated SFØ (or SFZero, or SF0, or SFZed, or whatever) promoted the spectacle that was yesterday’s Pie Fight at the Powell Street cable car turnaround near Market. 

Take a look below and then compare with 2007′s Barbersol-fueled action.

The mise-en-scene during the melee. Click to expand:

via Steve Rhodes

Here’s the pre-game…

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..and the aftermath:

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See you next year!

via John Curley

Dr. Owen Bias Urges “No Unlawful Sex” in San Francisco

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

It seems God told Dr. Owen Bias to become a street preacher in 1974. Since then, he’s been quite the fixture on our sidewalks.

Many are impressed with the:

“…wonderful display of typography on the sign. look at the perfect hand kerning on those big headlines. wow. very nice. I love the block font too. Check out that “Q” in Quit. amazing.”

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Look for him near the cable car turnaround at Market and Powell. Based upon what he says to passers by, it appears that the word “unlawful” is not the focus of his message.

Choose wisely.