Posts Tagged ‘soma’

Terrifying feat accomplished with suction cups

December 5th, 2014

Suction cups
While walking by the construction for LinkedIn’s new offices at 222 Second Street, I happened to notice some windows were being lifted up on a crane. How do you get a pane of glass from the street to 12 floors up?

Look closely: the only thing holding that windows is eight suction cups. That’s right, the technology behind your favorite childhood bath toys is now being used to hoist enormous panes of glass over a busy street. Let’s hope the workers remembered to lick them first for a better grip.

Fuck SFPD squirrel

December 3rd, 2014

Fuck SFPD squirrel
(Spotted at 3rd and Folsom)
While SFPD has gotten flack recently for an almost Oakland-like response to protests, I previously wasn’t aware that SFPD had a squirrel or the public hatred of said squirrel.

Presumably, this crime fighting squirrel operates in a similar manner to Disney’s 1989 series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, wearing a little outfit and solving crimes within 24 minutes. Come to think of it, this sounds adorable and I’m not sure why anyone would object.

The person behind the red crayon has some explaining to do: why do you hate SFPD’s squirrel? Is there a specific beef you have with this squirrel? We deserve answers.

It’s taco time!

June 27th, 2014

Taco time

Spotted near 2nd and Harrison

Tick tock, tick tock!

Yup, it’s that time again — time to get a small tortilla, fill it with your choice of beans, meat, salsa, etc. Perhaps you want to make it “super” (a Spanish word for “guacamole and sour cream”) for an additional dollar. Whatever floats your taco boat.

Dumpster parklet explained

October 18th, 2011

Dumpster parklet

Dumpster parklet

You know that dumpster with trees growing out of it by the Chronicle building on 5th St? Turns out it’s actually supposed to be a mobile parklet. Seems like a dumpster filled with a garden is kind of a lazy man’s parklet. But then look at the sponsors: our local garbage hauling provider, Recology, is behind this. It all makes sense now, doesn’t it?

Metreon renovation

July 26th, 2011


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Stopped by the Metreon lately? (No? Of course not.)

Currently it’s being torn up, and almost everything is closed. The only two remaining establishments are the theater and the Japanese restaurant. Everything else is either gone or being rebuilt. Even Jillians is closed for renovation, despite signs everywhere claiming the opposite.

The only two enterances now face 4th St. and Yerba Buena Gardens, with a temporary theater ticketing area on the ground floor. Everything else is walled off, with warning signs about hard hats.

Here’s to hoping the Metreon’s new Target store means fewer trips for us city folk down to the “twin Targets” of Colma and Daly City.

Fire Truck

October 20th, 2010

This may be the greatest paint job ever on a fire truck. Click the image and zoom for more detail.

Fire Truck

Spotted at Townsend and 2nd.


October 20th, 2010

This was someone’s Tuesday night. Looks like they had a great time!


Spotted just outside of 330 Ritch.

Job responsibilities

September 29th, 2010

Fuck the Bartender

Spotted at the Cat Club at 8th and Folsom.

Little sidewalk guy’s Tom Shane-hating friend

August 19th, 2010

The little guy on the sidewalk we saw recently has a friend who has a strong distaste for a certain diamond salesman.



I wonder how he feels about Paul at the Diamond Center?

(Spotted at 2nd and King)

Little guy on the sidewalk

August 12th, 2010



Spotted along 2nd street.