Posts Tagged ‘umbrellas’

Pepsi Garden: The One Place in SF that District One Supervisor Eric Mar Should Avoid – Pepsi, Pepsi, Pepsi…

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Here’s Eric Mar’s Beef of the Week:

“Can’t go anywhere w/out #BIGSODA staring me in the face w/ their $million/day marketing #kickthecanhttp://instagram.com/p/iKkVYlnUcj/ 

Now just imagine how he’d react to this scene:

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Merry Christmas!

Don’t Ever Change, Costco: SUPERGA Shoes, the “People’s Shoes of Italy,” are Made in, Of Course, Vietnam

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

I don’t see how SUPERGA can boast about being the “People’s Shoe’s of Italy” whilst selling old-school kicks actually made in Vietnam.

See?

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Now the Italian brollies at Costco are different – they’re actually made in Italy.

But they kind of suck.

And they cost $100.

Oh well.

A Pithy Answer to the Question of Whether Those $100 Italian Wood Umbrellas at Costco Are Worth It

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

No. No they’re not. It’s not even close. Wouldn’t get one at $9.99 much less $99.99.

(And they’re rather lightweight, so they’d be less-than-helpful in close-range combat.)

And “Ombrelli” – is that a brand name?

And “Manufacturing circa 1947” – really? Isn’t that something like, “I’ll pick you up at around 7:42:53 PM?

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I looked around for the video cameras thinking I was getting Punk’d or something, but it turns out that Costco is serious about this.

Oh well.

How Much Street Furniture is Too Much for the Sidewalks of Market Street?

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Part of the problem of having wide, wide sidewalks in San Francisco is when people go and try to fill up the wasted space.

As here, in front of the Hotel Whitcomb on inbound Market near 8th Street. See? Terry Frye’s recent photos seem to show quite a lot of stuff on the red brick. Is Market now a Livable Street or something? Are potted plants required for every public-private partnership to come down the pike?

If this trend keeps up, then San Francisco Honda will run out of room to hawk its wares. I mean, there are only so many red bricks for businesses to put their stuff on out there, right?