Posts Tagged ‘photos’

Perplexing wood box installed on utility pole

April 1st, 2014

Wood box thing

Sometimes in life there’s questions that don’t seem to have concrete answers, like who shot JFK or the career of Shia LaBeouf. Today another such question popped into existence in the form of a perplexing wood box installed on a utility pole at 16th and Guerrero. It’s the kind of thing one wouldn’t notice easily, like a slightly misplaced item you only catch out of the corner of your eye.

Some of the questions I’ve been able to come up with:

  • Who made this?
  • Why?
  • Is it art?
  • Why wood?
  • What does the pattern mean?
  • Why on this pole, of all places?
  • WTF?

If any answers are provided I’ll post updates. Until then, I’ll be scratching my head.

Clarion Alley updates

March 27th, 2014

Here’s a few new pieces that caught my eye in the always-changing set of murals in Clarion Alley:



Clarion Alley

BART station side hatch

March 14th, 2014

This morning I arrived at the 16th Mission BART station only to find the entry was blocked by a steel gate! Oh no! How would I get to work?

Turns out a detour through a secret passage was necessary, as documented in the photos below.





Space reserved for mural

February 12th, 2014

New mural

This space is reserved...

A mural recently appeared on the side of the former Andalu space at 16th and Guerrero. Apparently there’s more to come, as a large sign proclaims that the space is “reserved.” Stay tuned for further updates as the mural progresses.

UPDATE: A new piece of the mural has appeared.


UPDATE, part 2: Despite being aggressively tagged over in the past few days, the mural sprung back into action with more cutesy characters.


UPDATE, part 3: Well, that didn’t last.


Techie litter

December 4th, 2013


You see this? This is what happens when hipster techies in the Mission litter their vintage textbook covers. Pick up after yourselves, people!

New NSA wiretaps being installed at AT&T

November 25th, 2013


As you may recall, back in 2006 a whistleblower exposed that AT&T had allowed the NSA to wiretap their internet traffic from a secret room.

Today, a massive wrapped-up package was being moved into the same windowless building via crane. Hmmm… could this be the NSA’s latest way to spy on the cat GIFs you’re sending your friends? We may never find ou ** NO CARRIER **

Solar Powered Cats

November 23rd, 2013

Solar Powered Cats

(Spotted on Valencia)

If conventional, cat food-powered cats aren’t green enough for your LEED Certified lifestyle, try a solar powered cat. Go ahead! But don’t say Philip K. Dick didn’t warn you about this particular dystopian future.

Bartfeld Sales Co.

November 13th, 2013

Bartfeld Sales Co.

Next time you’re driving out of Foods Co. with a truckload of cheap beer, be sure to stop and look across the street. The reclaimed wood exterior of 14th Street’s Bartfeld Sales Co. received a colorful makeover in recent months thanks to local artists.

Fall fashion

November 7th, 2013

New look for Fall New look for Fall

(Spotted on 2nd Street.)

Hey everyone, there’s a new look this fall that’s already hitting the streets. You have to try it! All you need is your tear-off receipts from your ballot, two pennies, some tape, and your favorite hat.

This new look is the talk of the town, so get started! OMG you’re going to look awesome!!

Proposition U (the “Sin Tax” Legislation)

November 5th, 2013


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?