As seen on Jackson:
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Thanks for the update, fretful tenant.
I tell everybody who comes to town.
It’s my obligation.
Now, let’s hear from Northern Station SFPD Police Captain Ann Mannix:
“I just looked at our most recent crime stats and, no surprise to me, auto break-ins are up yet again… Help us out by taking anything valuable out of your car and encourage others to do so as well, especially your out-of-town visitors.”
Walking on, walking on broken glass in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle:
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That’s what I’m calling them, louvers.
This is the south-facing wall of our new EcoPalace:
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This building is a bit different, anyway.
eBay is going to pick up lunch for all you Black Friday shoppers tomorrow.
See you there! All the deets below.
Shop with Your Mouth Full with eBay Mobile
What: eBay Mobile is celebrating Black Friday with a free and open to the public event – Shop with Your Mouth Full. Skip the mall madness and come outside to 5th and Mission to learn about eBay’s mobile apps. The new eBay iPhone 2.0 update, now with selling and RedLaser barcode scanning, launched this week.
Join us for FREE lunch provided by Kung Fu Taco and Chairman Bao – two of San Francisco’s favorite food trucks! There will be lots of fun surprises.
Why: Free food, fun & skip the mall lines to shop outside!
When: Black Friday November 26th from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Where: 5th and Mission in front of the San Francisco Chronicle building; for more details see Facebook event
Who: eBay Mobile is the leader in mobile commerce with top free lifestyle apps including eBay Fashion, RedLaser and StubHub. eBay is available on major mobile platforms including: iPhone®, iPad™, Android™, BlackBerry® and Windows® Phone 7.
Macy’s Holiday Windows will fire up once again in Union Square come November 19th, 2010.
Volunteer, won’t you?
“The SF SPCA is also seeking volunteers to interact with jolly holiday shoppers and the many visitors to the Windows. Volunteers representing the SF SPCA answer questions about the animals and collect donations in front of the Windows on Stockton and O’Farrell streets. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to sign up online at www.sfspca.org/support/volunteer.”
And the old-school displays are based upon the Yes, Virginia animated movie? Apparently.
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All the deets:
The San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s Team Up for 24th Annual Macy’s Holiday Windows Pet Adoption Campaign
The San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s Unveil Adoptable Pets on Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. in Annual Union Square Event to Help Homeless Cats and Dogs Find Loving New Homes
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 – The San Francisco SPCA is teaming up with Macy’s for the 24th annual Macy’s Holiday Windows featuring adoptable animals from the SF SPCA. The Windows will be unveiled on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 and last through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. Shoppers and pet-lovers alike are encouraged to visit and adopt some of San Francisco’s cutest cats and dogs from the Windows located at Stockton and O’Farrell streets in Union Square. The SF SPCA has a goal of 320 adoptions by Jan. 2, 2011.
KNTV’s (NBC, Bay Area) Emmy Award winning meteorologist Craig Herrera joins the festivities again this year and will host the unveiling ceremony at 5 p.m. on Nov. 19 with students from San Francisco’s De Marillac Academy.
“The Macy’s Holiday Windows featuring adoptable animals from the SF SPCA has become synonymous with the holidays among San Franciscans and has been an enormous boon to our efforts to bring comfort to the many adorable animals we care for through donations and adoptions,” said Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA interim co-president. “Through this wonderful partnership with Macy’s, I hope we inspire visitors to open their hearts and their homes to these precious cats and dogs.”
Ever more deets, after the jump
Now, the way that the Mission Local was talking, I was thinking that Microsoft was heading for a six-figure headache over the whole Windows Phone / Maroon 5* / AT&T semi-permanent-chalk sidewalk ad illegality imbroglio.
But then when you look at these glowing green ad things on Valencia and when you grab a random abandoned bottle of liquid something (turned out to be soap, the nozzle’s mostly busted) sitting on top of a trash can nearby and then you start scrubbing to see how hard it is and then two minutes later, the ad is gone, más o menos, bingo bango.
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Not so tough now, are you, Windows 7 Phone ad?
(To do the job properly, what you’d need is a floor brush from Chizhou City Changsheng Wooden Handicraft Factory or someplace.)
So, problem solved. Now, I know only one thing:
I gots to get paid.
I knows I gots to get paid. ’Cause I just saved your bacon, Microsoft / Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.
Have your people get in touch with my people.
And, of course, mum’s the word and Bob’s your uncle…
*BTW, the concert’s already over with – I would have told you about it but I find the Maroon 5 oppressively girly and then you probably would have had to do a lot of hurry-up-and-wait to actually garner admission.
What’s the point of this tower / 100%-windowed office space atop the Great Mall of Masonic?
You can see the tower part for miles – it’s a landmark, of sorts, now. See? It looks like the drying towers our fire stations had/have for drying out hoses.
Anyway, I’m baffled:
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[UPDATE: Per the somewhat-cheeky information department of Sears Department Stores (see Comments), the Great Tower of Masonic was made just to hold up a giant Sears sign. It was a kind of architectural tail-fin to match the cars of the day, I s'pose. Wonder if it's hollow inside. That still doesn't explain the air traffic center up there with the tinted windows. You can see half of town up there. Maybe there are two dozen Federales in there keeping an eye on us with huge Nikon binoculars...]
The More You Know…
Now personally, I think we should put this icon back to work. How about the Great Eye of Sauron – it’s probably looking for a gig these days:
Or Target, they’re just as evil as “the chief lieutenant of the first Dark Lord, Morgoth,” right, NIMBY’s?
Let’s just do something with Our Empty Mall, Our Brokedown Palace. Oh what’s that? You don’t mind the Target all that much but you just want to shake down a large corporation for 7 or 8 figures while you have the chance? Well, if that’s the case, go right ahead.
Here’s the latest idea to get attention from our Funk Seoul Brothers and Sisters in South Korea.
It’s called “Earos” and it was dreamed up by Robert Potter. Check it:
With Earos, you can order more Latisse (aka Bimatoprost)* in comfort:
It’s new, it’s you:
Will it hurt your iPhone’s reception? Don’t know.
Will it keep your valuable brain a significant distance away from your brain-warming mobile? Hell yes.
Maybe you could use this at home or something.
*Speaking of which, here are some of the possible side effects of listening to Brooke Shields about what to do with your eyelid hair. Wow:
On November 19, 2007 the FDA issued a warning during the seizure of a bimatoprost-containing cosmetic. The warning stated that “the extra dose of bimatoprost may decrease the prescription drug’s effectiveness. Damage to the optic nerve may lead to decreased vision and possibly blindness.”
But aside from that….