Posts Tagged ‘yuppie’

What’s “SF-UP?” It’s a “Networking Group” for “Up-and-Coming Young Professionals” – 40 and Overs Need Not Apply

Friday, February 14th, 2014

You know, I’m pretty, I’m popular, so I thought I’d be a cinch to join this new outfit and take over the joint. But then I read the fine print and It’s all, “up and coming,” and “professional,” and “young,” and I’m like WTF?

I guess this group’s not for me.

But you, well, you’ll fit right in:

“The Chamber will soon be launching SF Up, a new networking group for up and coming young professionals and we want your input! Are you a young professional under 40? Join us Thurs Feb 20, 5:30 – 7 pm, for a focus group and tell us what you’d like to see in our new program. Admission is free, but per-registration is required.”

“The San Francisco Chamber is launching a new networking group for up and coming young professionals and we want your input. We are seeking young professionals ages 40 and under to participate in a focus group Date to discuss what you’d like to see in our new program.We will also be recruiting committee members and chair-persons for this new and exciting group. SFUP will be led and evolved through the leadership of people like you. Please join us on February 20th.”
ACT FAST-Seats are limited!

ADMISSION is FREE but Pre-Registration is Required”

The Park Station SFPD Lying in Wait on the Speediest Part of JFK Jr Drive near 8th Avenue in Golden Gate Park

Friday, November 4th, 2011

I assume that this officer is parked here, betwixt the Conservatory of Flowers and 8th Avenue, for the benefit of speeders.

(BMW drivers, especially, have a hard time keeping to the limit here, it seems…)

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Sometimes the cops put an automated radar trailer what tells you your speed, but people tend to ignore it.

As this Audi (Chariot of the Yuppie) driver shows. (Note that he was slowing down to 36 MPH in this shot.)

Oh well.

The Absurdity of 21-Inch Ice-and-Snow Tires on Your Audi Touareg 4WD Station Wagon

Monday, February 28th, 2011

I don’t know, you see all kinds of wheel set-ups in the Western Addition but this rig, an Audi Q7 owned by a NoPA yuppie on Divisadero, takes the cake.

1. The ginourmous wheels have interlocked rings, so that goes to show that Audi made these ridiculous things just for this vehicle. These aren’t aftermarket wheels or nothing.

2. And the  low-profile, 295/35 tires say “ICE & SNOW” right on the sidewall, so that shows that Pirelli made some ridiculously-wide tires just for the snow.

So the owner didn’t make any great customizing effort or anything on his/her own, but the result is, if anything, more absurd than what you’d see on Pimp My Ride or whatnot.

Sure, 295/35-21 = 29.1″ tall but things still don’t add up:

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Is this a “premium” set-up? No.

Is this a “performance” set-up? No.

But did it cost a lot of dough to buy and maintain? Yes.

And is it only really useful for leaving a pair of foot-wide-plus tracks in the snow? Yes.

But do your expensive wheels mean that, at some point, you will:

need to get towed off wet grass?”

Oh well.

When oh when will the absurdly-big wheel craze come to an end?

Tenderloin Tableau: Pedestrian vs. a Yuppie’s Poor Volvo

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

This yuppie got delayed up a bit during his evening drive through the “Theatre District” and the Flank on his way back to San Mateo County the other day. He looked a little peeved due to the  pedestrian on the left smashing her fist onto the hood of his Volvo. It was quite the scene.

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Note the undercover cop avec bicycle and camcorder at the ready.

If You’re Going to San Francisco, Get a Small German Car Like Everybody Else

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Now you’ve already seen at least one German car on the slopes above Haight Ashbury, here’s the rest of the hood. Start at the landmark Ben & Jerry’s at the intersection of Haight and Ashbury by heading uphill.

See how many small German cars you can spot one after the other parked on the street. My record is nine in a row. Here’s six altogether:

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To fit in, you’ll need a Volkswagen Jetta, Cabriolet, Passat, New Beetle, Rabbit or an Audi A4, A3 or a BMW 1-series, 3-series. 

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Another SFPD Crackdown on Speeding Through Golden Gate Park

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

First come the radar trailers, then comes John Law, handing out the tickets on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park. Your 11-99 Foundation license plate holder und ID card don’t work on City streets, don’t you know?

 

The driver of this Audi A4, chariot of the harried yuppie, throws out the anchor to slow down to 36 MPH in a 25 zone. Click to expand

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