Archive for July, 2011

Hillbilly Dental

July 15th, 2011

Hillbilly Dental

This looks totally legitimate. Wonder if he accepts my insurance…

Spotted at 16th and Valencia

Catching up with Clarion Alley

July 13th, 2011


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Sometimes I walk through Clarion Alley just to look. It’s not that I don’t want to take photos of the murals, it’s just that I don’t want to be so cliche. But today I decided to take some photos in spite of my own unoriginality, and you’re looking at the result.

These are the newest murals, etc. that caught my attention.

Commercialization in effigy of San Francisco landmark

July 13th, 2011

Until recently, Disney’s California Adventure wasn’t noteworthy. It was the theme park best known for the Graveroller, a ride where you could watch the animatronic corpse of Walt Disney rolling inside of a fiberglass model of his grave.

But now the park is changing. California Adventure recently unveiled a Little Mermaid themed ride — a ride which desecrates San Francisco with the commercialization (in effigy) of a glorious local landmark, the Palace of Fine Arts.

The Palace is best known for appearing on postcards and as a wedding photo backdrop.

Disney’s decision to commercialize a scale model of the Palace of Fine Arts must not be tolerated. This move is clearly a middle-finger to San Francisco, a city which is serious about protesting the commercialization of public property. But we do enjoy irony, which is why the Walt Disney Family Museum is located on public land.

I’m calling on all true San Franciscans to march to Disney’s California Adventure and stage a protest at the site of this effigy. Unfortunately it’s not free to enter the theme park. (Wise protesters will bring a coupon.)

Photo of Disney attraction from here

Fort Point

July 10th, 2011


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Today I visited Fort Point for the first time since I was very little. In fact it was part of a Y-Westerner’s trip. So that means I was maybe in first grade at the time. Something like that.

Anyway, if you’re a local history buff, a Civil War buff, a Golden Gate Bridge buff, or some other kind of buff I haven’t thought of, you should head on over there. There’s a short (but hard to find) walkway that takes you from the Golden Gate Bridge tourist parking lot (and 28 stop) down to the shore.

Grim Reaper Blues

July 10th, 2011


Spotted at Fillmore and Lombard

18th Street Zoltron art wall revisited

July 5th, 2011


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Last time we checked out the Zoltron art wall on 18th St, the collaborative and spontaneous art project was already well underway.

I stopped by again today and I’m happy to report that the effort has continued! The ever-changing nature of the wall means there’s always something new. I’ll be a little sad to see it go if 18 Reasons ever opens their doors.