Archive for May 10, 2010

Do-It-Yourself Roller Rink

May 10, 2010

Sally was bored, so she started skating around her apartment. Not a bad cure for boredom, right?

Unemployed Drunk Driver

May 10, 2010

This new music video by Country Death makes use of the same lo-fi special effect we all loved so much in Julian Casablancas’ “11th Dimension” video, only Country Death does it in the Mission.

Pug of War

May 10, 2010

Photo by carinabot.

Guerilla Cheetos Ads Hit the Mission

May 10, 2010

Sex Pigeon must be super pumped.

Photo by liam.

Freshly Painted Green Bike Lanes on Market Apparently Not Quite Enough

May 10, 2010

Cycle-commuting reader Mickey B. (who also happens to have a great mob nickname) was unable to enjoy the exhilaration of riding down the freshly painted green bike lanes on Market Street this morning thanks to this color-blind driver.  He adds:

A friend of mine passed it after I did and said the car was unlocked and there was a purse on the seat…

I wanna know how this car even managed to get in there!  She obviously wasn’t able to fit through those narrowly spaced posts, so she must have entered the bike lane at the beginning of the block, proceeded about halfway, and then stopped her car and got out.  Do automobile drivers really feel so entitled that they think they can get away with this?

To be fair, on the commute this morning I noticed that even the majority of cyclists themselves prefer to avoid the bike lane when they can in favor of the street, green paint or not (although this stretch of Market is also off-limits to private vehicles so it’s inherently safer):

Anyway, in general the separated green bike lanes are a huge win for cyclists everywhere (not just in SF), and I’m all for them since they encourage cautious people who might be too frightened to bike amongst the cars and buses to try out cycle commuting in somewhat safer fashion.

Don’t forget that this Thursday, May 13, is the 16th annual BIKE TO WORK DAY, so remember to pedal out with your cyclist pride on full display.  As usual, the SFBC will be hosting recharging stations throughout the city with free schwag that’s actually useful and awesome (bags, patch kits, water), so volunteer if you have a chance!  See you out there!

Previously:

Posts Be Posting Up All Over Market Street

Wouldn’t It Be Nice If SF Had Bike Lanes Like Copenhagen’s?

Mission-Based Human Trafficking Ring Exposed!

May 10, 2010

The dark side of the paletero business. Keep an eye on your sweethearts, gents.

The Tens has the scoop.

Related:

The Life of a Mission District Paletero

Monday Morning Fashion Triumph

May 10, 2010

When we checked in with Renée here on Friday, she was grappling with a masturbation-related relationship issue.

Well, she seems to have sorted it out over the weekend and moved on to BLAZING NEW TRAILS IN FASHION. Kudos, Renée!

Previous pajama pants:


Late-Night Farolito Fashion Roundup