Posts Tagged ‘volvo’

BOOM! An Unkempt Eucalyptus Tree vs. a Mercedes Benz and a Volvo in the Panhandle

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Nothing immediately obvious:

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There’s this note from SFGov…

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But you know, looks normal:

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Except for this:

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And this:

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Myself, I don’t know why we have euc trees in the Panhandle.

Maybe one of them will kill me someday.

(Avenge my death. Avenge me, you know, if you feel like it.)

Laughably Timid UBER Self-Driving Volvo REFUSES to Make a Right on Red, Despite Lack of Peds, Cross-Traffic

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Here’s the thing about Fell Street – you gotta wait a looong time to cross it during rush hour, cause signal timing changes based upon what day of the week it is. I’m srsly.

So if you get a red light, it’s your obligation to look about and then decide whether to turn right on red.

And that brings us to this sad scene, with the UBER Volvo just parked at a red, patiently waiting, for a loooooong time. Check it:

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Now I’m not saying that this Volvo should just stop for an instant and then take off willy-nilly. No no. You gotta creep a bit, you know, see how things look. And then you creep a bit more. And then look, it’s clear, and now you’re on the trolley. And, due to the timed lights setup, you’ve guaranteed yourself a green at the next light, and so on, and so on.

But obstinately waiting, IDK, seems selfish, non?

And you never know who might be behind you.

Why not be more like these robots, Evil UBER Volvo Robot?

A Brand-New Volvo SUV Can’t Even “Limp Home” to the Dealer? Sad!

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Maybe this is just a new car delivery to another dealership, but IDK:

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Some bathtub curves are deeper than others of course…

Multitasking: Commemorating the 4th of July and Your Busted Car Windows at the Same Time

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Don’t look at reported incidents, just look at real life.

Anyway, the silvery piece of cardboard looked white, so this driver was in the spirit of July 4th 2016:

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Some are just giving up fixing their windows, it seems, in this year especially. Most passersby will not try to get into your car of course, and the ones who do just might have done it anyway, so what’s the point in hurrying up and repairing the damage today, or this week, or this year?

Cf. this long-term fix. See? Much less festive, but actually a pretty good job:

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On It Goes…

Look, It’s the Yale Box, From Bauhaus to Our Car

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

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Staring at this poorly-placed decal in my rear-view would drive me nuts, but I’m not a Yalie…

Another Hum-Drum Injury Car Accident on Masonic – Airbags Everywhere, Cars Totalled – Autobots Sacrifice Selves to Save Owners

Monday, September 14th, 2015

An accident* on Masonic yesterday at Hayes, with CCSF’s John Adams Campus (the former Lowell High School, 1913-1962):

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(My money’s on the VW’s driver being at fault, but who knows.)

Now how many airbags exploded during this fender bender, like a dozen? You could see all matter of them from a distance. How much would it cost to replace a single side curtain bag, for instance, one wonders. The upshot is that the people inside these rides get injured less than they would have a generation ago, but the cars get damaged more.

So it’s off to the scrapheap they go.

Seems fair enough.

*’Cause it wasn’t on purpose. Now if it were, then we’d call this collision attempted homicide or something. But if you’re an “urbanist” or whatnot, feel free to call it a collision if you want – that word would also apply. TY, drive through.

In the next world war
In a jackknifed juggernaut
I am born again.

In the neon sign
Scrolling up and down
I am born again

In an interstellar burst
I am back to save the universe

In a deep, deep sleep
Of the innocent
I am born again

In a fast German car
I’m amazed that I survived
An airbag saved my life

Parking On The Lawn, Frisco-Style, Special Western Addition Gentrifier Edition, Complete with a Volvo Wagon

Monday, May 18th, 2015

I think a Smart Car could actually fit in this “parking space” in the Western Addition and I also think that this Volvo overhangs the public sidewalk on a daily basis, you know, for the past few years:

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Verdict: Yellow Card. This is a clever solution for saving money, but not executed 100% properly.

Oh My! – Don’t Forget Your Fetus When Taking Family Photos – Check Out This Volvo from “Captured by Candice”

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

As seen in GGP:

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And, brace yourselves, Gentle Readers, for the Maternity Gallery.

One supposes that Candice takes your ultrasound images and then starts a Photoshoppin’

Remarkable!

Western Addition Volvo Wagon! Western Addition Volvo Wagon! Western Addition Volvo Wagon! Western Addition Volvo Wagon!

Friday, August 9th, 2013

As promised, a Western Addition Volvo wagon:

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Isn’t It Ironic? Marin County Native Drives a Volvo, Personalized Plate Tells World of Marin Native Status

Monday, August 6th, 2012

What are the odds?

Note the “I park for free wherever” decal in the window:

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Someday, I’ll be a rich, white Marin Native, you know, if I work hard enough at it, if I apply myself…

Or maybe I should have had the foresight, you know, in the womb, to have arranged things so I would have been born a rich, white Marin Native…