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Oh, Marin County

September 7th, 2009

Common Decency

Common decency, you filthy motherfuckers!  Seen in Marin County.

SFMTA Parking Meter Increase

August 26th, 2009

Sheeeeeeit–the SFMTA raised meter parking for motorcycles from 2.8X to 4X!!!  That means $1200 more per year for downtown commuters.  WTF?!

This is fucking bullshit.  I wrote my district supervisor and the mayor–if you are as pissed as I am, I encourage you to do the same and pass this on to others who ride in SF. Links to the contact forms are here:

Mayor: http://www.sfgov.org/site/mayor_index.asp?id=22018
Supervisors: http://www.sfgov.org/site/bdsupvrs_index.asp

Perhaps letters to the SFMTA will help too. Here’s my letter:

[mayor/supervisor so-and-so],

I recently discovered that the SFMTA quadrupled the parking meter rates throughout the city during the July 1 rate increase. This seems excessive and disproportionate considering that the regular auto rates increased a mere 16% to 33%.

Motorcycles, mopeds and scooters have much greater fuel economy than their 4-wheeled counterparts. Additionally, they reduce congestion on the streets. The SFMTA rate increase diminishes the collective good of 2-wheeled vehicles. This is contradictory to San Francisco’s green initiatives.

Perhaps a rate increase was necessary; however, a 300% increase is excessive. Downtown commuters will see an annual increase of $1200 in their parking fees. This seems to be contributing to the disturbing trend of making San Francisco increasingly unaffordable to most of its residents.

Can you tell me what can be done to return the rates to something more reasonable?


[your name]

Ass taxi?

July 18th, 2009

Ass Taxi

Seen in Carmel.  Help me out here….they haul ass?  Booty call?  I got nothing.

Grammar Police Blotter

July 13th, 2009

July 13, 2009


  • Shop sign spelled wrong.  Mission St.

Seriously, people, if you are going to start a business, figure out how to spell it first.


July 5th, 2009


My heart doesn’t exactly pour forth with American pride, but it just ain’t right to fly the Canadian flag the week of Independence day.


June 19th, 2009


I think it’s great that Comcast supports Pride, but I wonder if they have the stones to do so elsewhere in the country (and so boldly too).

Douchebag party!

June 10th, 2009


Summer is almost upon us.  And on this Summer’s Eve, let us celebrate the changing of the seasons with a douchebag party at the douchiest bar in San Francisco.

Dudes–let’s have your best douchebag costume, whether that’s corduroy sports coats, popped collars and spiky hair, OR skinny black pants, messenger bags and mustaches.

Ladies–let’s see your slutty side.  Get your costume ideas at Hot Chicks with Douchebags.com (seriously).  OK–the deets:

What: Douchebag party
When: Summer’s Eve (Saturday, June 20, 2009), 8pm and on
Where: Medjool (2522 Mission at 21st, 94110) – on the rooftop
Why: Cause you ain’t got nothin else going on

Checka-check the evite here.

Hot or Not?

May 31st, 2009

Ice Cold

I’m so confused.  Seen in Tahoe.


May 28th, 2009

Green Wash

Apparently someone’s marketing manager doesn’t know what “Green Wash” means.

Because not everyone can be on welfare

May 10th, 2009


Uh huh.  Nice duct tape holding your Mazda together.  This one actually taken in Seattle.