Posts Tagged ‘twins’

The Animal Print Twins of the Western Addition Take Time Out to Berate a Prius Driver

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

In this case, the Prius driver appeared to be a worse than average Prius driver, so they made a good call:

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Balto-Slavs, FTW.

The Christmas Fire Hydrants of Franklin Street – Illegal Hydrant Painter “Cliff” Strikes Again

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Ho ho ho:

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Illegally painted, as they say

Unsponsored Link: Le Creuset Blowout at Costco #144 – What a Bargain – Cast Iron Cookware From France

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

4.5 quart Round French Oven with a 2 quart as well at a steep discount - oohlala. Like $240 or so. Which is cheap for this French stuff.

I think they have them in blue also. Or green, I don’t know

They got a bunch of these sets sitting there at the big Costco of SoMA right now. But when they’re gone, they’re gone:

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Choose or lose.

(The perfect push present in exchange for non-identical twins…)

All hail Costco.

The Famous Twins of San Francisco: Marian and Vivian Brown are Still Out There, Amusing One and All

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Thusly.

As seen entertaining SFGov employees during Tuesday’s Kenneth Harding SFPD shooting mini-riot:

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Where will you see these twins, these sisters doing it for themselves, these icons of 415 fashion?

“Marian and Vivian Brown (born 25 January 1927) are American identical twins and icons of San Francisco, known for the appearance in media with their signature identical bright snappy outfits with hats atop their meticulously coiffed hair”

Oh, and don’t forget about these guys – they’re the young upstarts on the bay area twins scene:

Identical twins! Hurray!

The Blonde, Ponytailed Twins of the SFPD Wear Bling Bling Whether They’re Allowed To or Not

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Forget about famous Marian and Vivian Brown, San Francisco has another pair of twins on its streets – check out these two SFPD officers.

But is at least one of them out of uniform?

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Possibly, despite the fact that women seem to have more flexibility in this area than men:

5. JEWELRY AND ORNAMENTS (also see DGO 11.08, Grooming Standards). On-duty officers shall not wear jewelry or personal ornaments that are visible except:

a. A wristwatch.

b. A total of 2 rings that are consistent with officer safety. An engagement and wedding ring set will be considered as one ring.

c. A conservative tie bar or tie tack.

d. Female officers may, in addition, wear the following:

1. Hair clips or pins that match the color of the hair.

2. One ear post in each ear. The post must lie flush with the ear and be plain metal, gold or silver colored. The face of the post is not to have a diameter of more than three-eighths (3/8) inch. Nothing shall hang from the post.

But, as always, You Make The Call.

Introducing the Mirror Image Twins of San Francisco! They’re Giving Those Famous Brown Sisters Some Needed Competition

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Now, if one buys a Seven-Up, the other one has to as well. If there’s only one Seven-Up at hand, well, then they’ll have to go without.

In that way, these fellows are just like Marian and Vivian Brown, the Famous Twins of the 415.

Except that dudes are Mirror Image Twins.

See? One’s a Southpaw and the other’s a righty. Hurray!

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As seen in front of our Asian Art Museum. (Hey, have you seen the Bali show yet? Well, why not?)

Identical Twins Can See the Parent Trap Movie for Free at the Walt Disney Family Museum

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Our Walt Disney Family Museum just released its sked for July 2010. Check it.

The Walt Disney Family Museum
July 2010 Events Calendar
 
Celebrate Disneyland’s 55th Birthday,
Chat with Disney Legends during an exclusive July 16-18 weekend celebration
 
Calling all identical twins! … Free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum’s Film of the Month: ‘The Parent Trap’
 

FILM OF THE MONTH
 
The Parent Trap (1961)
1:00pm and 4:00pm, Theater
(except Tuesdays and July 16, 17 and 18.)
Tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org
“Let’s get together” in our theater to watch The Parent Trap. Twin sisters, separated at birth, meet for the first time, swap places, and seek to reunite their parents. … Twice the trouble, twice the fun… yeah yeah yeah!
 
DISNEYLAND’S 55TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND
 
Friday, July 16 – Sunday, July 18, 2010 – Disneyland 55: A Birthday Celebration
Tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org
Presenting this weekend only … The Disneyland Story!With your host: The Walt Disney Family Museum. Join us for an amazing weekend of discussions and film as we take the incredible journey from idea to creation of the most loved place on earth!  Exactly 55 years ago, Walt opened the doors to the happiest place on earth, located in Anaheim, California. Fortunately for us, travel arrangements down South aren’t needed as we’re bringing the celebration and special Disneyland guests to heart of San Francisco for a weekend you don’t want to miss!
 
July 17 – Disneyland’s Growth, Development and Stature from the Past to the Present 
3:00pm, Theater
Tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org
As Walt said, “Disneyland will never be completed as long as there is imagination left in the World.” Former Disneyland Presidents Jack Lindquist and Matt Ouimet, are joined by Senior Vice-President of Creative Development for Disneyland, Tony Baxter, as they discuss the development of Disneyland, its impact on America, and Walt’s legacy.
 
 
July 18 – The Happiest Places on Earth: A Look at Disney Parks Around the Globe
3:00pm, Theater
Tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org
Disney Legends Dick Nunis and Marty Sklar along with Craig Russell and Bruce Vaughn from Walt Disney Imagineering explore how Walt Disney’s new concept in family entertainment, Disneyland, was a catalyst for parks around the world.
 
 
 
DISNEY DISCOVERIES: Second Saturday of each month
 
July 10 – Disney Discoveries! Build a Better Bird House
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Learning Center Art Studio
Make a bird cage like the twins, Susan and Sharon, in The Parent Trap. Build and paint your own bird cage from an easy to assemble design made from recycled materials.
 
Imaginations and creativity will soar with our new Disney Discoveries!The second Saturday of each month, join us for family fun and activities in the Learning Center.  The activities planned by our education staff will inspire the hidden artist in young visitors while learning about the life and work of Walt Disney.
 
The Disney Discoveries! Activities are free with paid admission to the Museum.  No ticket is needed for members—just show your membership card.
 
 
LOOK CLOSER:
 
July 23, 24 + 25 – Look Closer: Photo of Walt and the Mills Family at Disneyland
11:00 am and 3:00 pm, Gallery 9
Look closer at the photo of the Mills family—with actress Hayley Mills, her father and actor John Mills, and her mother Mary Hayley Bell—on set of the Swiss Family Robinson with Walt!
 
Would you like to know more about one of the artifacts in the galleries?  Our Look Closer series will give you that opportunity—staff will reveal little known facts, behind the scenes information, or just additional during the 5 to 8-minute gallery talk.
 
The Look Closer series is free with paid admission to the Museum. Members are always free and no ticket is needed. Just show your membership card.
 
 
Where:                The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129
 
Admissions:       Various: check Website for details. 
 
Website:             www.waltdisney.org
                                www.facebook.com/thewaltdisneyfamilymuseum
                                www.twitter.com/wdfmuseum

Dennis Herrera Throws Down: Demands Proof of Accuracy for Intelligender Pregnancy Test

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

City Attorney Dennis J. Herrera can’t abide companies that don’t prove their claims. So today he’s going after Intelligender LLC because of its “in-home fetal gender prediction product” that you can get at Walgreens. For the record:

“IntelliGender, the Plano, Texas, creator of the “Boy or Girl Gender Prediction Test,” says scientists isolated certain hormones that when combined with a “proprietary mix of chemicals” react differently if a woman is carrying a boy or a girl. It claims that within 10 minutes of taking the urine test, a woman will be able to tell her baby’s gender. The specimen will turn green if it’s a boy, and orange if it’s a girl.”

The question is about accuracy, primarily.

San Francisco’s Happy Warrior:

As always, follow the action on the Twitter.

Herrera demands proof of accuracy, safety claims by IntelliGender in-home test

City Attorney invokes authority under Unfair Competition Law in seeking evidence for marketing claims by gender prediction test sold in S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO (March 10, 2010) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera today invoked his legal authority under California’s Unfair Competition Law to demand substantiation for advertising claims by Intelligender LLC that its in-home fetal gender prediction product, which is sold and marketed in San Francisco, is “totally safe” and over 90 percent accurate.

“California law empowers public sector attorneys to seek proof for marketing claims for products sold to the consumers they’re responsible to protect,” said Herrera. “Intelligender is a product that came to our attention in which some of the advertised claims are dubious, and for which supporting evidence is notably unavailable to potential customers. Women and families interested in purchasing products like this are entitled to see the evidence that will enable them to be better informed consumers.”

According to Herrera’s letter to the Plano, Tex.-based manufacturer:

“The IntelliGender Test purports to accurately identify the gender of a fetus as early as 10 weeks after pregnancy, and well before ultrasound confirmation of fetal gender is available to expectant mothers. However, according to online reviews of your product, it appears that your advertising claim that the IntelliGender Test is ‘over 90% accurate’ is questionable. Additionally, as your product packaging does not identify the contents of the IntelliGender Test, there are concerns about the safety and proper means of disposal of the Test.     

“The San Francisco City Attorney hereby requests that you provide evidence of the facts supporting the advertising claims of IntelliGender listed below, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code §17508, which empowers city attorneys to request substantiation of purportedly fact-based advertising claims. For all claims listed below indicating that scientific methods were utilized, please include full reports of experiments, methods, results, and outcomes, in addition to the CVs and biographies of the clinicians retained to perform these trials and tests.”

Herrera asked that Intelligender provide documentation responsive to his request by the end of the month, noting that we would consider seeking “an immediate termination or modification of the claim,” as state law provides, if the information were not forthcoming.

All the deets after the jump.

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The Blonde, Ponytailed Twins of the San Francisco Police Department

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Forget about famous Marian and Vivian Brown, San Francisco has another pair of twins on its streets these days – check out these two SFPD officers.

But is one of them out of uniform?

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Possibly, despite the fact that women seem to have more flexibility in this area than men:

5. JEWELRY AND ORNAMENTS (also see DGO 11.08, Grooming Standards). On-duty officers shall not wear jewelry or personal ornaments that are visible except:

a. A wristwatch.

b. A total of 2 rings that are consistent with officer safety. An engagement and wedding ring set will be considered as one ring.

c. A conservative tie bar or tie tack.

d Female officers may, in addition, wear the following:

1. Hair clips or pins that match the color of the hair.

2. One ear post in each ear. The post must lie flush with the ear and be plain metal, gold or silver colored. The face of the post is not to have a diameter of more than three-eighths (3/8) inch. Nothing shall hang from the post.

But, as always, You Make The Call.

The Famous Brown Twins are Still on the Prowl in San Francisco

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Well here they are, Marian and Vivian (or Vivan and Marian) Brown, the San Francisco Twins. They’re still on patrol in Union Square after all these years.

This duo was recently spied on Stockton Street betwixt Geary and Post, right in front of the new Gucci store. The gigantic ad they’re walking in front of has seen better days, as you can tell by the swaths of white paint. 

Those darn graffiti artists are everywhere, it seems.
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From guillermo.d’s photostream on Flickr.