Archive for April, 2011

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Shakespeare sticker

April 29th, 2011

Shakespeare sticker

How often does “The Bard” get honored in street art? Not often enough!

Spotted at Mission and 17th

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Free stoplight

April 29th, 2011

Free stoplight

Well I’ve seen a lot of free stuff on the sidewalks of San Francisco, but this one was a surprise. Be sure to bring a truck, a really big wrench, and a screwdriver. It’s still plugged in and seems to be in fine condition.

Spotted at 18th and Guerrero.

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Rad Dog

April 29th, 2011

Rad Dog is rad.

Eat Funyuns Worship the Devil.
Spotted at 15th and Mission.

Rad Dog in the kitchen
Spotted at 15th and Valencia.

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In case of emergency, break microwave

April 28th, 2011

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Spotted at 16th and Guerrero.

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Blue Oyster Van

April 28th, 2011

Blue Oyster Van

Come on baby
(Don’t fear the Reaper)
Baby get in my van
(Don’t fear the Reaper)
We’ll be able to drive
(Don’t fear the Reaper)
Baby it’s not a sedan

Spotted on 16th and Church

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Hippies love Real California Cheese

April 27th, 2011

Who doesn’t love cheese? (Aside from vegans, and we all know they don’t count.) Even hippies from San Francisco love cheese, as seen in this 1997 TV spot for Real California Cheese.

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Goodbye, tiger.

April 27th, 2011

You know that fantastic mural of a tiger on 15th and Valencia? The one on the side of Pica Pica?

Well, it’s gone.

What happened to the tiger?!
Sad day indeed. Goodbye, tiger.

UPDATE: Walked by today, saw this. Don’t get me wrong, this is obviously skilled work; but it’s really generic compared to what was there before.

Former tiger

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Guerrilla bench activism

April 25th, 2011

Public space Public space Rose demonstrating the bench Public space

Recently, an anti Sit/Lie activist created and placed public benches around the city. These guerrilla benches are made out of recycled wood pallets, and come with a manifesto wheat-pasted onto a nearby utility pole.

Interestingly, San Francisco’s sidewalks once had public benches. But they were removed a decade ago. Why? Well the reasons sound very familiar if you paid attention to the Sit/Lie arguments: homeless people and drug addicts used the benches. (I guess the next step will be to remove the sidewalks, since homeless people have been known to use those.)

Anyhow, if you’d like to use a guerrilla bench, there is one by the abandoned building at 15th and Mission.

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Important Things in Life

April 24th, 2011

Important things in Life

Spotted at 15th and Mission.

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Git humor

April 22nd, 2011

Only true software engineers and cheesy 80’s movie buffs will understand this one, so proceed at your own risk.

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