Like on Masonic Avenue, for instance:
Some other places too.
California allows us to make these calls on a case by case basis…
I’ve always wondered this, I’ve wondered of what use is a box spring?
People tell me, “It’s to support the mattress.” And I think, oh, the way the floor would?
Now for all I know, this Wiki entry has been hijacked by the North Carolina Box Spring Institute, but here we go:
Another dissatisfied customer, earlier taken in by the ongoing boxspring scam:
Here we go, revised propaganda from this century:
Oh that’s right, sometimes the Norway rats make it past the encircling ring of traps around my bed and then spend the night sleeping on my face. Come to think of it, that’s not sanitary at all!
So that’s the answer – a boxspring is an overwrought platform to enheighten your mattress.
But I don’t see how a mattress platform could possibly “wear out.” And I don’t see why people pay thousands of dollars for them.
END OF LINE.
This is the scene days after our most recent election – one hopes this promotional effort for the incumbent Supervisor won’t stick around* for too much longer.
In any event, you can never be too careful when your Conditional Use authorization is under such scrutiny.
Hey, guess how many NIMBY’s complained about the Bridge being turned into the brand-new San Francisco Baseball Academy? Zero.**
So, PLAY BALL, somehow, inside of an old 1930’s-style movie house:
On It Goes…
*It was part of my job to change the marquee at this Landmark-owned theatre, back in the day. That was no picnic. (Another part was to console the owners of cars that had been stolen from our parking lot. Back then, criminals wouldn’t smash and grab – they’d steal the whole car. Ah mem’ries…)
**It’s the West Side, nobody cares. Target? Bring it. Chipotle? Coming soon, just up the street near Masonic. Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell? Maybe someday…
It’s now, it’s wow, it’s Google Shopping Express.
And it’s free to check out for six months, if you qualify.
“Get free delivery for six months. We’re opening our pilot to a limited number of testers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Testers receive a free6-month membership for unlimited same-day delivery.”
Now that Amazon.com is charging sales tax (or “use tax” IRL, same smell), there’s no reason that it can’t set up local warehouses and then offer same-day delivery service,right?
So you go to work in the Financh, decide you want a replacement battery for your car keys and order online. Then that evening on your way home you’ll pick it up at an Amazon Locker at 300 California. Or wherever.
That’s called Same Day Delivery. I don’t know if we have that yet but what we do have some new lockers installed all over town these days.
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The locker names are kind of goofy.
All the deets:
1. Search for a Locker location near you.
2. “Select” a Locker to add it to your Address Book. Next time you add an item to your cart, click “Ship to this address” to ship it to your favorite Locker location.
3. Once your package is delivered to the Amazon Locker, you’ll receive an e-mail or text message with instructions and a unique pick-up code. Enter your pickup code and the Locker slot with your package will open. Your package will be available for pick-up for three business days after you receive your pickup code.ow Amazon Locker Works – To ship your order at an Amazon Locker:
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Now, why would street photographer Rubin Starset go to the trouble of scraping the online version of the San Francisco Chronicle?
Click on over and see for yourself – it has something to do with how they used a photo of his. Do you feel the need, the need for screed? Well then:
(I think Rubin might have gotten tripped up over what the definition of “commercial use” is, but that’s JMO.)
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So the only way to stick it to the Man is to say, “No toasting for me, please.”* (And, of course, get it to-go, as young Akit helpfully points out.) Then, you save like 75 cents every time you get lunch.
This situation really isn’t the fault of the California State Board of Equalization, but it just happens to be the agency what has the job of interpreting and enforcing some of the cray-cray laws** passed in Sacramento, so what can you do?
*And no cucumbers. Cucumbers are horrible, IMO.
**You’re too young to remember the famous snack tax, but I’m not. It didn’t last too long.
[UPDATE: OMG, the blue car below might actually be from Google. See the comments. I fear the worst. Courage…]
[REUPDATE: Bluoz, that guy who just loves to hate on Randy Shaw and that whole Tenderloin Housing Clinic / BeyondChron public-private real-estate/media empire, confirms the Googleness of this Subaru. It says “Google” right on the side of the thing. They’re ba-aaaack! First chemtrails and now this.]
Remember this scene back from aught-eight, when the Google Maps car got pulled over in San Francisco’s Presidio?
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Now, it turned out that the Google Car driver got ticketed, but not for a moving violation. Apparently, Google didn’t feel the need to secure a permit to photograph this National Park for commercial purposes, even after discussing the issue with the Presidio Trust. But Google showed up anyway so somebody called the federales and Google got an expensive citation.
Well, Google isn’t the only operator of maps cars about town, it seems. Check out this new one, one that only just recently ventured into our Presidio:
What is the driver mapping with that masted array? And does the Silicon Valley company that sent it here doing whatever it is it’s doing have permission from the Presidio Trust?
Don’t know and don’t know.
Keep a look out.
And to our corporate overlords, I say this: Any Car Color But Black:
20 cars where allocated to Germany. We felt that the remaining visible black on the cars was still playing a negative role especially with the derogatory press that Street View had received in the past year.
What we did
We co-ordinated with Googles Geo team, logistics team and Street View car teams to produce a full car wrap that would cover the whole car. The chosen designs were then implemented by Picture onto 20 cars over a period of 5 days in Stuttgart.”
You know Shepard Fairey from his Barack Obama Hope posters of last year and of course his related legal troubles from this month, right? (Always remember, when you borrow from others, it’s “fair use” but when others borrow from you, it’s cease and desist time for the infringing “parasites” – inn’t that right, Shepard?)
Anyway, brace yourself for this Thursday when Shepard and our corporate overlords at Levi’s team up for the debut of the “Obey X Collection.” See?
“The highly-collectible Obey x Levi’s® capsule collection will be carried exclusively at select Levi’s® Store locations in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Santa Monica and at Levis.com. A limited number of pieces will also be available at www.obeyclothing.com. The collection will be available beginning October 29 and will range in price from $34.50 to $148. To commemorate the launch of the collection, on October 29 Fairey will unveil a series of four new poster designs at a live art installation outside The Levi’s® Store in New York City’s Times Square. Once Fairey completes the installation, he will meet-and-greet event participants while autographing free museum-quality reproductions of his new posters.”
It’ll look like this. Just $37.78 for a grey T-shirt:
But there’s more:
“The series of four limited-edition Shepard Fairey posters will be given away as a free gift, while supplies last, with the purchase of any item from the Obey x Levi’s® collection in the following Levi’s® Store locations: Times Square and Soho in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, Santa Monica and Chicago. The front side of each of the four double-sided posters features artwork that exists as a stand-alone piece. The reverse side of each poster also includes one piece of a oversized mural image specially designed by Fairey.”
That’s not dirt, it’s paint from all those nights you’ve spent tagging:
“Think & Create” and “Paint and Destroy”:
Is Obey “the new Ed Hardy,” or something? One thing’s for sure kids – quality will be higher and the cost cheaper compared to what Shepard normally offers.
See you at the Union Square Levi’s (300 Post Street) this Thursday!
S.F. is 40 years old. (40 going on 28, or 17, or something.)
All the deets after the jump.
Here’s a Craiglist ad that you might have missed:
“If you are female, at least 18 years old, currently use cocaine, and are in good health, you may be eligible to participate in a confidential non-treatment research study being conducted at the San Francisco VA to investigate impulsivity. All participants are compensated for their time.”
I’m sure it’s confidential…