Posts Tagged ‘white’
Read all about it. So how does this work, you see a car and then you use it to get wherever and then you park it legally and then you’re done with it? Mmm…
As seen on Fell in December 2014:
All right, I’m making this an ASSIGNMENT DESK.
So, what is CAR2GO. Why didn’t the corrupt SFMTA approve of it back in 2013, when it greenlighted a bunch of other transportation schemes? What happened to the FREE PARKING words on the sides of the cars? (One imagines that could be a touchy issue for those in the City Attorney’s Office.) What’s the status of it now in the 415?
So many questions!
The Evolution of Color in the Lights of Civic Center’s Christmas Tree and City Hall – This is How SFGov “Works”Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
This is how the
Christmas Holiday Tree in front of San Francisco City Hall was lit at night back in the aughts:
Via Steve Rhodes, who, like Visa, is Everywhere You Want To Be.
Do you see a problem? All those gaudy lights in the tree offended certain rich white ladies of San Francisco! They felt all that colour was “not appropriate.” So they imposed their values on the RPD, as they are wont to do, and RPD spent five figures to correct the “problem.”
So that left us with this:
Except this lack of color just wasn’t jazzy enough for other certain people.
So then came this:
So, the colors came out of the tree in front of City Hall and they went into City Hall itself.
Were these changes “improvements?”
No. But that’s what they were called at the time.
An Amazing Joint Press Release from Yank Sing Restaurant Workers AND Yank Sing Itself – $4 Million Labor SettlementWednesday, November 19th, 2014
So I’ve seen labor violation settlements like this $4 million one before, but I’ve never seen the associated press release come from both the restaurant’s and the workers’ side.
That’s why you can see plugs for this expensive 3.5-star Yelp rated restaurant chain.
(And I’ll tell you, it’s refreshing to see nonprofits in Chinatown NOT promoting the biggest pork barrel project in America as “transit justice” and NOT giving stencils to voters to tell them how to vote.)
Let’s get back to business and, if desired, let the racial profiling commence without any more wage and hour violations:
Chinese press release (新聞稿): http://www.cpasf.org/press/
PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Emily Lee, Chinese Progressive Association
Mariam Hosseini, Asian Law Caucus
Jonathan Glick, Yank Sing
Immigrant Workers Negotiate $4 Million Settlement – Award-Winning Restaurant Commits to Lead Industry Change in Workplace Standards
San Francisco, Ca – Today, a $4 million settlement and workplace agreement for restaurant workers at Yank Sing, a nationally rated dim sum restaurant, is being announced by workers and their employer. The settlement was the result of a unique collaboration between workers, Yank Sing, the Chinese Progressive Association, the Asian Law Caucus, and state and local labor enforcement agencies. The landmark settlement not only compensates for past practices, but provides workers with pay and benefits beyond what the law requires while creating a business model that will lead to long term success for both workers and the restaurant.
Death of the Dust Trombone: Canon Replaces Legendary 100-400mm Telephoto Lens – Good-Bye Push-Pull ZoomTuesday, November 11th, 2014
Canon’s aging beast, the Clinton-era EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS USM lens is no more – after 16 years of production, it’s being replaced by the EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS USM II, a more conventional design.
Here are some “dust trombones*” right here, back about a decade ago, all extended to the 400mm telephoto setting, the better to see the Blue Angels over Fort Mason, my dear:
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The thing about the old lens is that it offered IMAGE STABILIZATION (IS) plus an “ULTRASONIC” MOTOR (USM) (for fast auto-focus) in the same package. At the time, Nikon couldn’t keep up, so it would make you choose betwixt one feature or the other, if you were lucky. Nikon lost a lot of customers during the Aughts for just this reason.
I’m sure the updated lens will be better (and of course, lots pricier) in most respects.
Adieu, push-pull lens.
*Pull it in fast enough and you can feel the breeze on your face, since all that air inside needs to go somewhere…
Yelp is polarized:
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Tens of Thousands of Neon Green Cheese Balls! – The Scariest Thing in Town for This Year’s Halloween is at City TargetMonday, October 27th, 2014
All the deets – very green dye/artificial coloring plus this:
“Enriched cornmeal (cornmeal, niacin, ferrous sulfate, cornstarch, tricalcium phosphate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), sunflower oil and/or corn oil, whey, salt, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, reduced lactose whey, maltodextrin, cheddar and blue cheeses (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), artificial flavor, disodium phosphate, cream, whey protein concentrate, artificial colors (yellow 6 and yellow 5), lactic acid, citric acid.”
Phil Ginsburg Breaks Bad! – Drains Lily Pond, Applies Sodium Hypochlorite and Calcium Hydroxide – Video of White WastelandWednesday, October 22nd, 2014
I just caught a sneak peek of the sixth season of Rec and Park and boy, it’s a doozie:
Parks Chief Phil Ginsberg et. al. have cooked up a batch of white powdery chemicals…
…and they’ve applied it to the now-drained Quarry Lake / Lily Pond in Golden Gate Park.
Here’s what the place looks like now:
It’s a powdery wonderland, filled with all kinds of urban flotsam and jetsam…
…but there’s nary a peep out of those troublesome frogs.
Check this one-minute video of the place – it would be a good place for a seance or some kind of Wiccan ceremony this Halloween.
Here it is, a vast wasteland with the silence broken only by the occasional the calls of Belted Kingfishers (and, for all I know, Everdeen’s Mockingjays as well):
These days, the best you can hope for is a new car merely something like a G6, like a G6.
But in my day, the car brand Pontiac was still alive and it made actual G6 cars.
See? Perhaps they were rushing to meet up with the Mint Police?
And postal inspectors (they call themselves police? OK fine) still drive them around, apparently.
And those people on Oprah still drive them as well, I s’pose…