Tag Archives: San Francisco

Were there really #sfriots?

The night of the Giants’ World Series win, you either thought San Francisco “erupted into riots” (if you were watching the sometimes hysterical reactions streaming on Twitter with hashtags like #sfriots and #sfscanner), or you had no idea there was anything happening at all (if you were watching any of the traditional TV news stations […]

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Muni track replacement time lapse video

You may not always think of construction guys as super industrious, but these guys certainly earned their overtime pay. Video by Ken Murphy.

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San Francisco before and after the 1906 earthquake

Above: Seventeen minutes of recently uncovered silent film footage of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. It appears to be shot from a trolley. The footage starts off a little boring, but after about three minutes the POV is traveling down Market Street almost to the Ferry Building. Later you see the remains of buildings […]

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The Unseen Sea

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Thursday Top 5+1

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN0q8SvlQAk] Google 411It’s free. The pizza’s not. The Modern San FranciscanBy local artist Mike Giant. [via MissionMission] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJKYyM8nfMQ] “Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)” by Jedward, featuring Vanilla IceThese two young guys were apparently controversial participants on “X Factor,” one of those TV talent competitions. As I never watch those things, I hadn’t heard of them […]

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“Can you super-size that please?”

At the risk of sounding un-PC and reinforcing a stereotype, it struck me as funny when a largish person (I think obese is a term with some stigma, although I’m confident she would fit the technical definition) who’s visiting the office for a week asks her nearest cube-mate whether there’s anyplace that will deliver lunch. […]

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Thursday Top 5

7,000 death metal logos? That’s like 1,850,000 spikes!Vice brings us a brief interview with Christophe Szpajdel, a designer who specializes in creating logos for death metal bands. He says he’s designed more than 7,000 of them in the last 20 years. I don’t know what’s more scary: that he made that many, or that there […]

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Thursday Top 5+2

http://www.hulu.com/embed/WPsOut8kWsnpInwShWsjAg Last night of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”I haven’t watched Leno for years, and he was never my favorite, as I preferred the wacky ’80s and early ’90s era of Letterman, but Leno’s not bad at all. Last week was his final night on “The Tonight Show” before Conan takes over the reins […]

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How to recycle practically anything

I’m a master recycler, but aseptic packages (like juice boxes and soy milk boxes) and Tyvek envelopes have been two of my most frustrating challenges. Even in San Francisco, where our recycling program is exceptional in the amount and variety of stuff it accepts, we can’t get rid of these items by just tossing them […]

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Terrible news: Stacey’s Bookstore in SF to close in March

SFGate reports that the 85-year-old store on Market near 2nd has taken a severe hit with the latest plunge in the economy, on top of a 50% drop in sales since 2001. I’m very sad about this. I used to shop almost every week at the Stacey’s in Cupertino when I lived in the South […]

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