]> Seen around town « Surly in SF

Archive for the ‘Seen around town’ Category

Its “Ahs-wee-pay”, not “Asswipe”

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Poor little stuffed mousey. Arrived at the end of his journey, only to serve as homeless toilet paper.

Bookmark and Share

Big beautiful men invade Powell St. Station

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Oh, BBM means Blackberry Messenger? Nevermind then.

Bookmark and Share

shit goin down on capp street?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

so i was just at the uptown on capp and 17th when there’s a commotion at the bar and everyone’s looking out the window.  there’s a sharp dressed black dude in a suit with his hands in the air getting out of his late 80s e-series mercedes (slightly beat up, completely stock) and a cop is approaching him with gun drawn.  as i’ve gleaned from others who saw things from the beginning, the cop was already out of the car with gun drawn, apparently shouting to the black guy to get out of his car.  when the black dude was down on the knees, the cop holstered his gun and whipped out some [what appeared to be] pepper spray.  finally after handcuffing the black dude, the cop put away the pepper spray and “maneuvered” the black dude to the cruiser and against the hood.  finally, the dude was locked up in the back of the cruiser.

later, at least 2 other cruisers arrived.  i noticed that these guys weren’t SFPD–they were UCSF cops–out of their territory (i think there’s a business office on 17th and treat).  the half dozen or so cops scoured this dudes car (including  under the hood) for a good 45 minutes and found nothing.  some time later, they hauled the dude away and most of the cops left.  finally, a tow truck arrived and towed the mercedes away.

without knowing all the details, i’m not gonna call this DWB, but it seemed really excessive for the cop to already have his gun drawn.  also, they didn’t find anything in the car itself.  will be keeping an eye open on the UCSF police blotter to learn more.

UPDATE: From the UCSF Police blotter, this incident doesn’t seem to appear (unless it’s the sex offense at 17th/Folsom).

Bookmark and Share

Yeah, namaste, bitches!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Seen at the bathroom at Ti Couz.

Bookmark and Share

shit goin down in somisspo?

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

been hearing sirens all night long and just left trader joes–cops have cordoned off the dolby building on 9th/brannan, as well as division east of brannan. something crazy’s goin down fo sho.

update from Emergency in SF: Shelter in Place from 7th to 9th and from Brannan to Townsend. Avoid this area. Traffic is being diverted.

More: Appears to be a major gas leak (again).

Bookmark and Share

# T-A-X-I

Friday, March 19th, 2010

No that’s not my latest Twitter tweet (that would mean that I know how to use Twitter)-seen these posters in the bathrooms of bars around town. Haven’t tried it yet, but sounds like a good idea.

Bookmark and Share

The Torta Cubana

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

X different types of meat (chorizo, hot dog, ground beef, pounded chicken breast, ham) and an egg between two halves of a roll. Preemptive strike against hangover indeed*.

Available at That’s It Market on Mission at 23rd (conveniently near Mission Bar).

* may cause heart attack.

Bookmark and Share

Don’t drive like a dumbass

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Perhaps it’s not clear from the pic, but the dude in the gold Camry has decided that getting on the 101 was a bad idea and further decided to throw it in reverse…despite the oncoming traffic. This went on long enough for me to pull out my phone and snap a pic (and then some).

Please people, when you make a mistake, own it. Save face and don’t let everyone know you f’d up. This dude should have gotten on the damn highway and gotten off at the next exit. 10 minutes of your time vs. how much dignity lost?

Bookmark and Share

Beware “YMCA” scammers

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Was just at the Trader Joe’s on 9th/Bryant and there’s some dude there asking for donations for his YMCA basketball team so that they can go to some tournament. He’s got a clipboard with some badly photocopied paperwork and a less than official looking nametag around his neck. He gives some story about the state cutting funding and they can’t go to the tournament.

I had some kid give me the same pitch a few years ago and I gave him like five or ten bucks. This time around, things seemed a bit suspicious. Between the not so official paperwork, a reminiscent sales pitch, and the fact that this guy was not a kid, but well into his 20s–well I called the Berkeley YMCA that he said he was affiliated with. They confirmed that this is a scam and said I should call the po-po (yeah, I watch The Wire).

So…if you see someone asking for money for their YMCA bball team, just know it’s a scam. Call ‘em out, call the cops, do what you feel is right.

Bookmark and Share

Prime real estate

Monday, February 8th, 2010

I should quit bitchin about not being able to afford a place in SF when the homeless folks in the camp near my office are able to have a sense of humor about the cost of living here.

Bookmark and Share