Posts Tagged ‘x’


Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Or contrails, as I call them…

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Still, I can’t help but wonder what’s exactly under that giant X, somewhere, over the rainbow

Uber X + Prius C = Driving North on Southbound Laguna in J-Town? A Questionable But Giddy Five-Star Drive in Uber #7FGU886

Monday, April 6th, 2015

On Laguna Street looking south over Post towards Geary with the Chinese consulate on the left in the background:

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You see that? An impatient Prius driver simply went around all those cars heading north by pulling into the southbound lane. Then the driver turned left onto Post westbound to drop off her fares:

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Now normally with Prius drivers, you gotta wonder about their situational awareness, about whether they know what they’re doing, but in this case, the driver knows what she was doing. She was line jumping to save about a minute or so, hahaha!

Oh, and of course, she’s works for / contracts with Uber:

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I’ll tell you, the reason why taxis have “paint schemes” and giant numbers painted on the side is for situations like this….

Update from TV-Land: “DID YOU KNOW the ‘X’ in ‘Xmas’ symbolically represents Christ?”

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

I guess I knew this.

Or maybe, the term Xmas is sacrilege?

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One or the other.

Gee, thanks cable TV! I don’t know how I lived without you the past year, and the year prior, and the year prior, and so on.

The More You Know…

This Ride Isn’t Just Any AMC Pacer, It’s a Pacer “X”

Thursday, December 19th, 2013


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As seen on Ashbury.

“The trim package consisted of vinyl bucket seats, sports steering wheel and custom trim, as well as a floor-mounted gear shift and front sway bar. The model received exterior chrome features, styled road wheels, Pacer X decals on the doors, and other package identification.”

McAllister Update: A Brand-New Bullet Entrance Wound on a Brand-New Building – NoPA Meets the Western Addition

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

See it?

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Most people miss it, they just walk by.

The real estate people (aka realtors*) like to minimize this kind of thing…

*Lower case “r,” always

Aging Pop Star Tries to Stay Hip: Madonna’s MDMA Ecstacy Drug Reference on Official San Francisco Ad Space in Union Square

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Or Lower Market near Union Square, or the Financial District, whatever.

Anyway, I guess this is clever:

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Have you seen Molly?

Anyway, thanks for supporting MUNI, Madge.

Airport Backscatter X-Ray Smackdown: UCSF Faculty vs. The White House – National Opt Out Day Coming November 24th

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Get up to speed here on the whole airport security backscatter X-ray issue right here.

Since that time, Blogger Bob over at the TSA Blog took the time to say no biggee and point out this response from Health and Human Services.

Well, the UCSF crew remains unpersuaded:

Per John Sedat, a UCSF professor of biochemistry and biophysics and member of the National Academy of Sciences, “There are many misconceptions, and we will write a careful answer pointing out their errors. Because four people are working on this, it will not be done in one day.”

O.K. then.

And National Opt Out Day is coming up November 24th, the day before Thanksgiving. Are millions of travelers going to jam up the nation’s airports?

We’ll see…

Opting Out of Full Body Image Scanning at the Airport – UCSF Faculty Concerned Over X-Rays – 100x Stronger Than Assumed?

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Aviation journalist Joe Sharkey has just told the tale of what happened when he opted out of getting  a whole body image scan at O’Hare International. That article prompted the Tweeters at UCSF to recall this Letter of Concern that came from some UCSF faculty members earlier this year.

Basically, the energy from these low-energy X-ray machines gets concentrated into your skin, as opposed to your entire body. So, dermatologists and cancer experts are raising red flags now before these machines become more common.

You went to colledge, right? So you should have no trouble with the letter from the UCSFers. Check it out, after the jump.

The joys of air travel:

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All the deets, after the jump


San Francisco Hipsters Descend Upon the AMC Pacer Classic Car

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

This was the scene on Haight Street the other day – four urban youths inside of one AMC Pacer. This thing was advertised as the “first wide small car,” and maybe it was. Back in the day, certainly, it was wide enough for the Sandwich King. And these days, a Pacer is good enough to get you into the Nor Cal AMC Club.

Perhaps Google could start using these cars to carry their Street View equipment around? Compared to brand-new, bright red hybrid Priuseses, a fleet of old Pacers might attract less attention from John Law.

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They loved it in France, for some reason.


Let’s say au revoir to les hipsters de Haight Street. Pretty soon, everybody will have one.


Headrests are for squares of course.  Stay safe in your two-ton fishbowl!