Archive for January, 2012

Toilet-y butt chairs featured in advertisement

January 27th, 2012

Toilet-y butt chairs

The February 2012 issue of 7×7 Magazine includes an ad for DIFFA which prominently features those disgusting “butt chairs” that seem awfully reminiscent of toilets. You may have encountered these chairs if you’ve been to Osha Thai on Valencia recently, as reported by MissionMission.

Alas, the question of who actually wants to be reminded of butts while eating is still unanswered.

Update: Laughing Squid has the dirt on the toilet-y butt chairs.

Zoltron loves you, wants to measure your height

January 26th, 2012

Zoltron at Bombay Creamery

Zoltron at Bombay Creamery Zoltron at Bombay Creamery

Local street/concert artist has put up a new piece with a height measuring stick at the old Bombay Creamery space on Valencia. “How high are you?” asks the mural, as though that were a question that could be answered quantitatively.

Be sure to stand in front of this and measure yourself before someone paints over this and you’re forced to go back to robbing 7-Eleven and getting your height measurement from the wanted poster.

Please walk your bike

January 26th, 2012

Walk bike

Spotted at 16th and Mission.

I Love You

January 24th, 2012

I Love You I Love You

Flyers proclaiming their love for you have started appearing around the Mission. Is this some kind of viral marketing for a new romcom staring Adam Sandler? Someone’s unusual art project? The CIA’s new mind control experiment?

Who knows. The posters direct you to visit, a mostly empty page which directs you to a rather sappy blog.

Visit those links at your own peril: don’t say I didn’t warn you about the sappiness.


January 19th, 2012


BpURGER? Is that a hamburger made with genuine BP-brand petroleum?

(And yes, that’s the new-ish menu at Pork Store on 16th.)


January 19th, 2012


Oddly enough, this misspelling is actually correct French. But something tells me that’s not what the folks at La Loma Produce were going for: this is the place that brought us the estraberi, after all.

Does Orange County have more hipsters than San Francisco?

January 18th, 2012

It sounds like a question fit for a parallel universe: could Orange County have more hipsters than San Francisco?

According to Priceonomics Blog, based on the number of fixed-gear bicycles, Orange County is the hippest place in America. The “Fixie Index” ranks San Francisco 4th — losing out to retro-ironic meccas LA and San Jose.

Here’s the bar graph:

Portland is surprisingly low on the list. And what about New York? Perhaps there’s more to being hip than owning a fixie: perhaps one also needs an asymmetric hairstyle, vintage clothes, and a six pack of PBR.

Why you SHOULD put your knives in the dishwasher

January 18th, 2012

If you listen to the so-called knife “experts,” they always give you the same two pieces of advice:

  1. Buy fancy, expensive knives
  2. Never put them in the dishwasher

The first point is of course, insane. That $250 knife at Williams-Sonoma can only do one thing: cut. And guess what? The $15 knife I bought at Safeway has the same feature. Look, if you’re an eye surgeon or something go ahead and spend the extra cash on knives for your operating room. But for your kitchen? Right, like you’ll be able to tell the difference. Give me a break.

The second point is very strange. No dishwasher? I didn’t spend $350 on a dishwasher to hand wash stuff. “But wait!” they say. “The dishwasher will RUIN YOUR KNIVES!!!!!”

To which I answer: so what? A dryer slowly will ruin your clothes but we all still use them. At best, the dishwasher might make your knives dull slightly faster. But that’s why knife sharpeners were invented. And even if my knives do get “ruined” by the dishwasher in the long run, I’m only out $15 per knife. No huge loss.

So there you have it: ignore the “experts” and throw all your knives in the dishwasher. You’ll save time and have the satisfaction of sticking it to the know-it-alls.

We are the 2%

January 13th, 2012

We are the 2%

Spotted at Valencia and 14th.

San Francisco reimagined by puzzle artist

January 12th, 2012

(Click the image for a larger verison.)

After completing the puzzle (above) I noticed the artist had taken some creative liberties with the city. No, I’m not referring to the lack of Muni busses with women urinating out the window, but rather the city layout.


  • Isn’t Golden Gate Park facing the wrong way?
  • Where is the BofA building?
  • Why are the cable cars so large?
  • Would you really be able to see the Golden Gate Bridge from this angle?

How many more can you spot?