You see this? This is what happens when hipster techies in the Mission litter their vintage textbook covers. Pick up after yourselves, people!
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It’s voting day, and this flyer appeared on various utility poles near 16th and Mission this morning.
The text reads:
Proposition U (the “Sin Tax” Legislation)
Argument In Favor of Proposition U:
No pleasure without pain.
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Proposition U:
Beware the wiles of mustachioed ladies. Are we really okay with a one-eyed King? Say wolverines, or badgers, scratch through the low window, behind the Hydrangeas. Or a possum. Or an opossum? Either way — they’re still inside the house.
Argument Opposed to Proposition U:
If dolphins were larger, would they have old tires stuck around their heads, instead of old six-pack rings? Tracking polls indicate near universal acceptance of [argument]. We need to get back to defiling the native architecture.
Rebuttal to Argument Opposed to Proposition U:
There sits one day in a place far away a little girl and her doll. And her doll could be at risk and her risk could be very real even if the doll’s imaginary friend ran for office.
Paid Argument In Favor of Proposition U:
It’s like I said before. Your ship as come in, buddy! Stop fighting it.
Paid Argument Opposed to Proposition U:
A voter walks into a bar. He — and let’s just say it’s a he — sits down at a table. And let’s just say a gal comes over and sits on his lap. It’s a free country.
What do you think, readers? How are you going to vote on Proposition U?
Finally, a street art mural of the Simpsons that’s as blurry as my memories of a time when the show was still funny.
UPDATE: The Simpsons have now come into focus.
(Spotted in Clarion Alley.)
Superman, Batman, Spiderman — and now — Hot Dog Suit Man!
If I had to venture a guess, I’d assume his superpowers involve squirting out condiments into the faces of his enemies, safely apprehending criminals with his “bacon wrap,” and giving people a bad case of the runs. What a badass!
To see Hot Dog Suit Man yourself, check out his Bun Cave over at Albion and Camp.
Apparently a ghost outbreak occurred near Mission and 17th St. today, but it was already contained by the time I arrived at the scene. The ghosts are gone, all that was left was the Ghostbuster’s car.
Scary stuff. Stay safe, everyone!
No word as to whether this is related to Slimer’s visit to Valencia back in 2010.
John Law’s Doggie Diner head trailer is a mobile landmark in San Francisco. This evening they happened to be leashed on Valencia outside Stage Werks.
Anyone who’s lived in San Francisco for a while knows the story behind the doggie heads; they were the mascot of a local fast food chain called the Doggie Diner. After the chain went out of business in the 80′s the heads seem to have ended up various places. For example one of them is mounted on a pole in the median of Sloat at 45th Ave.
You never know when or where the doggie head trailer will appear. It’s kind of like Frank Chu, except that Frank Chu’s signs tend to make more sense than the concept of eating food that was cooked by a dog. Yuck. But hey, I’m not in marketing.
Remember when I told you that Martin’s Emporium, the skull shop on 16th St between Guerrero and Dolores, was going out of business?
Turns out I lied. Well, okay I didn’t lie so much as that was really their plan at the time. But after two years the For Sale sign is gone from the window. According to their Facebook page, Martin’s is coming back!
I know, it’s been difficult living without a source of skull jewelry and trinkets. I hope you’ve been maintaining a detailed shopping list.
On Mission near 17th there’s a handwritten sign in a store window that reads:
Q: Can you spot the gramatical errors on the above sign?
A: No. There are so many problems it’s impossible to assign a concrete number. For example, should the sign say “We make copies of keys”? Or maybe it could simply read “Keys copied”? Regardless, there’s more than one correct answer. The only thing we can say for certain is that apostrophes should not be involved.
“YOU ROCK” proclaims a cardboard sign at 15th and Minna.
But that’s not any old piece of cardboard, no sir. It’s an album cover from a record; the soundtrack to Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrenece, composed and performed by Yellow Magic Orchestra keyboardist Ryuichi Sakamoto.
I mean, like, duh.
The URL on the bottom of the sign takes you to LoveYou2.org, a blog about a project to spread positive messages to the world in an endless variety of mediums and formats.
The piece I found is part of a series documented in this blog post. Looks like there’s a few others around the neighborhood I have yet to locate.
If I find any more of this series I’ll update this post with locations.
Chains? U-locks? Bicycle frames with built-in locking mechanisms? Sure, you could use any of these methods in prevention of bicycle thievery. But one enterprising local has apparently discovered a new way to secure your bicycle: toilet paper.
If potential thieves can even spot your bike under the shroud of TP, will they be able to tear through it all before the cops arrive? Probably not — as anyone who’s ever suffered a TP attack can tell you, it takes a while to clean it all up.
Unfortunately, the TP method has several drawbacks:
- Paper is not as sturdy as a U-lock
- Metal locks don’t get soggy in the rain
- Street-crapping crackheads might use your bicycle lock to wipe themselves
Unless a solution can be found to these issues, toilet paper cannot be recommended for bicycle security.
(Spotted at 16th and Albion.)