Posts Tagged ‘mission’

Hip parking meter is hip

June 15th, 2014

Hip parking meter

A few years ago the city installed new smart parking meters that accept credit cards and are powered by the sun. But did you know they’re also smart enough to wear clothes and enjoy sports?

Well, this particularly hip parking meter at 21st and Valencia is not only hip, but is also a 49ers fan. Take that, dumb meters.

Disneyland comes to The Mission

November 24th, 2013

The New Mission: Haute, Yet Edgy

Good news, everyone! Disneyland is coming to the Mission!

A recent street stencil breaks the news. I called up Disney’s headquarters for more information. Here’s the scoop:

  • Unlike Disney’s other parks, this one will be both “haute” and “edgy” with cast members playing hobos, hipsters, and street drunks. Keeping with the theme, a scary Tomorrowland ride called BART will whisk you from one end of the park to the other.

  • There will be plenty of places to eat, although they’re all a bit expensive for what you get. And of course there will be numerous gift shops selling cheap junk at ridiculous prices — but you’ll buy a souvenir anyway because that’s what people do.

  • Other attractions will include Goofy’s Art Alley, The Hunchback of San Francisco de Asis, Haunted Denim Shop’s Ghostly Price Tag Scare, and Snow White’s Naughty Vibrator Emporium. When you’re done, why not relax in Kermit the Frog’s Dolores Park Village?

  • Be prepared for long lines. You might want to bring something to read, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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.

When to wash your hands

September 25th, 2011

When to wash your hands

Not sure if Pi Bar really has a problem with this in their bathroom, but it’s good advice nonetheless.

Dolores California Gourmet Burritos in Berlin

August 10th, 2011


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On a small side street near the touristy hellhole of Alexanderplatz is a San Francisco themed burrito place. If you’re a burrito lover in or around San Francisco, you may have heard of this by now: they have a San Francisco Muni map covering on the wall and Anchor Steam (imported via Amsterdam) by the bottle.

The burritos are made traditionally, but they didn’t use an “assembly line” format like you find in so many SF taquerias. Rather, you order at the counter and they call your number.

To me, the burrito I had tasted more like something from Rubio’s than a traditional SF burrito. It was more sweet than spicy, very light on the rice, and wasn’t tightly rolled. Which isn’t to say that it wasn’t good! It’s just different. Unsurprisingly, the place seems to attract American expats in Berlin longing for home. And I can’t say I blame them — after a few days of heavy carb-and-fat laden German food, a burrito really hit the spot for me.

Estraberis are back!

May 2nd, 2011


You might recall the favorite fruit of Spaniglish-speakers everywhere, the estraberi showing up at Loma Produce last year.

Well thanks to this photo by Alexia Anthem, we can see that estraberis have returned to Loma Produce for 2011!

4chan infiltrated Noisebridge

April 20th, 2010

Oh dear, the Anonymous meme junkies at 4chan seem to have infiltrated San Francisco’s hacker-den, Noisebridge, with a variety of meme-stencils.


i liek mudkips


Longcat is looooooooooong

Gir rides a pig

Spanglish: Estraberi

March 31st, 2010

English: Strawberry
Spanish: Fresa
Spanglish: Estraberi


Spotted at La Loma Produce.

Photo by Rose

Brief billboard mural on 14th and Valencia

February 12th, 2010

A street-level billboard on 14th St. and Valencia that recently featured a cool street art mural. Unfortunately it was removed by “the man” before I could get a pic of it with my real camera.

But here’s a couple of craptastic iPhone shots:

Here’s Johnny!

February 4th, 2010

Someone pulled a Jack Nicholson on this poor door, then left it on a bunch of mailboxes at 16th and Guerrero.

Here's Johnny!

Here's Johnny 2

At least the mailboxes are happy about it.