Posts Tagged ‘where’

How Not To Drive, Fell and Masonic Edition: Should You Stop for a Red in a Crosswalk? NO

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Northbound Masonic at Fell:

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There are a lot of places to stop here. Where you’re supposed to stop is the stop line before the crosswalk, but this driver chose the far end of the crosswalk.

Bad form.

Here’s the thing – once you’ve crossed over your stop line, you’ve committed yourself to the intersection and therefore you need to clear it before cross traffic starts.

There’s no waiting option.

If you want to hang out longer, do it before your stop line, no matter how far back from the intersection the SFMTA / DPW has put the stop line…

Jersey Shore West Coast: Frigid Tourists Not Prepared for Summer Cold, Swirling Fog, and Infrequent Taxis

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

This gaggle of visitors just couldn’t understand where the freak are the freaking taxicabs in this freaking town!

As seen at the intersection of “incomplete streets” Mission and 3rd:

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For that reason, there were agitated.

Is Old Journalism Bettered by the New New Journalism – Let’s Take a Look

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

I know what new journalism was back in the 1970′s but what do you call what we’re reading today? Is it new new journalism?

As an example, why not check out this bit about Justin Hughes et ux, about a local “investor” and his nameless wife, from the San Francisco Chronicle. Go ahead, take a look.

Now, Cf:

“ADOLPH HITLER and his wife EVA BRAUN, expecting twins in OCTOBER 1945, thought their plans to INVADE CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND POLAND would sail through after none of THE WESTERN POWERS came to meetings about the proposal.

Instead, THE UNITED STATES, THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS, AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS opposed the project using AN APPEALS MECHANISM CALLED LAND, SEA AND AIR WARFARE that cost the couple THIRTY-NINE months and FIFTEEN DIVISIONS to defend their plan to RULE THE WORLD, ADOLPH said.

I wasn’t asking for anything special,” said ‘DOLPH, AN ALMOST SUICIDAL FIFTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD ARTIST who moved back into A STATE-SUBSIDIZED BASEMENT APARTMENT last month. “I was asking FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR GERMAN SPEAKERS IN THE SUDETENTLAND.”

It’s easy – try it yourself with this recent story about Soutwest Airlines, a cranky mom and her two-year-old in the San Jose Mercury News. Imagine retelling the incident from the perspective of an experienced flight attendant who weighed the factors and made the call to have the noisy pair settle down before flying.  

“In her fifteen years as Chief Flight Attendant, Jane Smith, expecting twins in October, had never ejected a infant from one of her aircraft. But she knew what she had to do after encountering the Wailing Banshee of Row 6….”

Or, as an alternative,  maybe we could just kick it old school, the way Mark Cicero did back in the day? You know:

“Who, what, when, where, why, in what way, by what means…”

Thusly:

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Just a thot.