Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

Horizontal Veil: Wedding Photos on a Very Windy Day Near the Golden Gate Bridge in the Presidio

Monday, February 10th, 2014

This photo has it all – red, blue, yellow, green, black, and white:

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I forget where the real wedding photographer was. I’ll bet he hit all the stops in Golden Gate Park – everybody goes to the same places, year after year…

Oh, So Gannett Co. Inc’s “The Bold Italic” Subsidiary is Collecting “Photo Don’ts?” Well Here’s One, from TBI Itself

Friday, January 17th, 2014

For example, here’s what part of Potrero Hill looks like, more or less, IRL:

And here’s what the TBI published:

You see, the colors have been turned up to 11 – note the Chernobyl-esque glowing yellow trees, for example.

More deets here.

So, add that to your list of photo don’ts, TBI.

Thank you, drive through.

Forget About the Google Bus, ‘Cause the “Soogle Bus” is Almost as Good! But Don’t Read the Racist Yelp Reviews

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Here it is, as promised, the Soogle Bus:

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But uh oh, here’s what you’ll find these days on the Yelp:

“I’ve never even been on one of their buses, but I observed one of their drivers this evening on Hawthorne Street driving aggressively, honking the horn continuously at the car in front of him and overall behaving like a jerk.

“Although the shuttle and driver were booked for 8 hours, the shuttle driver refused to drive at points of the evening! At the end of the night, the driver tried to ask for more money than was agreed upon based on an old quote the company had given. I had to pull out my laptop to show him the email that his boss had sent me to prove that I did not need to pay him more.”

“Horrible.  This is NOT a real travel/ tour service. They constantly ask for more money and CASH. They are disrespectful and RUDE. They throw litter around, and stand around and smoke. They speak almost no English.”

And that doesn’t include the reviews what were taken down or the ones currently on the “filtered” page.

Poor Soogle!

Fake Cable Car, Real Wedding Ceremony

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Or reception, whichever.

As soon rolling down Scott near Steiner:

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OccupySF Wedding Kiss

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Another good one from Justin Beck:

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OMG, It’s “Civic Response 2011″ This Morning in Civic Center – A Fire Drill With a Cast of Thousands

Friday, September 30th, 2011

[UPDATE: Famous photographer Steve Rhodes is on the scene right now:

Step 1: Kiss the bride under the largest classical dome in the western hemisphere;

Step 2: Evacuate

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All that hullabaloo in Civic Center this AM is just CIVIC RESPONSE 2011. 

Deets below.

The calm before the storm:

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All the deets:

“Multi-Agency Joint Evacuation Exercise – Civic Center Area - ”Civic Response 2011″ – September 30th 2011, 10:30am

Exercise Overview
This will be a coordinated multi-organization joint evacuation drill involving the facilities management and security agencies, as well as the involved building tenants from within the San Francisco Civic Center area. This multi-agency drill will involve civilian and uniformed responders from the local and state government levels and is aimed at helping ensure public safety in the event of an actual emergency.

There will be approximately 1,500-1,800 building tenants evacuated and dozens of responders involved in this exercise. The participating agencies will activate their fire alarm plans and evacuate their tenants to pre-designated locations at Civic Center Plaza, UN Plaza, and the War Memorial area.

Participating Buildings – City Hall, Dept Public Health at 101 Grove Street, UC Hastings College of the Law, Veteran’s Building at 401 Van Ness.

The Command Post will be the SF PUC Mobile Command Vehicle (MCV) which will be parked on Grove Street between Polk and Larkin across from the Bill Graham Auditorium.

Mission: All participating buildings will execute their evacuation plans simultaneously and safely while keeping aware of the other facilities tenants.”

More deets, after the jump

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It Takes a Village to Shoot a Wedding: Sleepy Bride Photographed Taking a Nap in Golden Gate Park

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Or something:

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Perhaps they later sped to the Financh in time for an evening drive photo shoot in the middle of Market street with the cars whizzing by?

We can only hope…

Strike a Pose: The Best Place for Wedding Photography in San Francisco is the Middle of Market Street, Of Course!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

A quick scan for onrushing traffic and then…

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…click, click, click, betwixt the breadtruck BMWs and the aging Cadillacs of Market Street:

Congratulations!

(Unpermitted photography is all the rage these days on Market, huh?)

OMG, NBCBayArea’s New “Weathergirl” Christina Loren Wears a Hat! Plus Rich Lieberman is NOT Infatuated, No Way

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

I’ll tell you, my rabbit ears (avec free govmint digital cable converter box) couldn’t even dream of picking up the KNTV from all the way down in San Bruno or wherever, so I never see the Channel 3.

But lots of you do, apparently, based upon all the recent fuss about newly-installed meteorologist Christina Loren.

Per Jane B:

“I enjoy the NBC news in the morning, but as soon as that bulging self-promoting common tart of a meteorologist appears with her forced Good Morning, I just can’t wait to change channels for the duration. I would have thought NBC would have been more concerned with professionalism in their meteorologists than with this very poor image that it presents daily. And then to add insult to injury, she turns up this a.m. with a hat, supposedly, I suppose, to be in the spirit of the royal wedding – what an insult!”

Exhibit A, the “insulting” hat in question:

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Now, with an opposing viewpoint, here’s the wedding hat minority report from Christina’s FaceBook fans:

O.K. then.

Comes now Rich Lieberman, who’s not infatuated with “The Hottest Weather Woman On The Planet,” not in the least, why would you even think that, to post an interview with CL, who ably strives to stay AOM, Always On Message, about being AAMF, All About My Forecast. See?

All right, it’s time to sign off with all the banal slogans used by KNTV over the recent decades:

Station slogans

  • Look to 11 (1972-circa 1975)
  • We`re The One Can Turn To, Channel 11 (1978-1979; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • You and Me and Channel 11 (1980-1981; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Now is The Time, Channel 11 is The Place (1981-1982; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Come on Along with Channel 11 (1982-1983; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • That Special Feeling on Channel 11 (1983-1984; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • We’re With You, on 11 with You (1984–1985; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • You’ll Love It on Channel 11/You’ll Love It, KNTV (1985–1986; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Together on Channel 11 (1986–1987; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • The San Jose NewsChannel (1987–1998)
  • The Bay Area`s Watching Channel 11 (1990-19??; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • If It`s The Bay Area, It Must Be Channel 11 (1992-1993; localized version of “It Must Be ABC” campaign)
  • The South Bay’s News Leader (1998–2000)
  • The Fastest Growing News Station in Northern California (2000–2001; still used occasionally)
  • The Bay Area’s NBC11The Bay Area’s Leading News Station (2001–2008)
  • Proud To Call The Bay Area Home (2008-early 2010)
  • Locals Only (2008–present; secondary slogan)
  • Learn, Think, Act, Live (early 2010-September 12, 2010; primary news slogan)
  • Reporting What Matters to You (September 1, 2010–present; primary news slogan)
  • Every Day is Full of Color (September 13, 2010–present; general slogan)

TTFN!

Crappy “Bauer’s ‘Intelligent’ Transportation” Update: “Upgrades” Wedding Limo to Corporate Van – Gets Sued by S.F. Bride

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Let’s just say that long-time Yelper Rosie S is not a fan of Bauer’s Limousine / Bauer’s Transportation / Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation. Why? Well, ’cause they sent a tacky van instead of a proper limo to her wedding a few months back. Check the excerpts:

The 10 passenger limo I ordered did NOT arrive. Instead, they sent us a VAN! The morning of my wedding. Not what I ordered.

I contacted the company when I returned from my honeymoon–note: they NEVER contacted me to explain the situation nor to apologize–and they said:

“I have checked with our operations department as to what happened this day and it appears there had been a mechanical issue with a regular stretch limo so they made the last minute decision to upgrade the vehicle to a limousine van.  This was our next best option at the moment.  I sincerely apologize that a regular stretch did not appear, but this was viewed as a free upgrade to the original vehicle reserved.”

Horrendous company, terrible service, awful fleet of cars if they have seemingly frequent “mechanical issues.”  Do yourself a favor and STAY AWAY FROM BAUER’S unless you want to get ripped off and disappointed!  Especially on your wedding day….

Can you believe that? Now, if I were running a crappy limo / transportation / “intelligent” transportation company, I’d feel bad about my fail whale exploding all over a wedding and I’d apologize and then I’d give a full refund, but that’s just me.

Now, speaking of crappy, how about them Bauer limousine van / bus / whatever drivers on the 101?

Speeding? Sure, we’ve got to get you to the church (or wherever) on time! But signaling? Not so much. You see, there’s no money in signaling:

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Rosie says that the Bauer people didn’t respond to her until after she filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court, Small Claims Division. Oh well.

Now, judges might be sympathetic to plaintiffs in a situation like this, but you never know how they’d rule. Sometimes what’s in the contract is what matters and sometimes not so much. Oh well.

But I believe the gist of Rosie’s story – I don’t think that she’s committing Yelp fraud, I don’t think that she owns a rival cheesy “intelligent” transportation company or that she’s sponsored by one.

Speaking of which, there’s somebody on Yelp saying how great Bauer’s is but he neglected to add in or update the little tidbit that Bauer’s is a “sponsor” of his. Oh well. I’ll give you one guess how many Yelp stars he gives to Bauer’s IT.

Did you guess cinco?

You’re right, mi amiga/o. (And actually, it appears that purported “Luminary” and “City Bright” writer at the San Francsico Chronicle’s SFGate.com Zenophon / Zennie62 is incapable of ever giving anything less than five stars on Yelp. How sporting!)

Anyway, good luck Rosie!