If the kinetic energy of San Franciscans' palms smacking the table after they realize they've forgotten to move the car could be captured and used to electrify our city, we'd never have to read about public power again (and the Local Agency Formation Committee could get around to forming local agencies).
Alas, the only upside of forgetting to move the car is that you can keep on forgetting to move it, because you've already got a ticket. And, yes, you can take pleasure in making an impromptu donation to city coffers. Those of you living in the shadow of City College, however, have one more silver -- or, rather multicolored -- lining. You get to be entertained by this pretty and painstaking work of No Parking art.
Scores of multicolored zipties -- perhaps bought in bulk form a police department with a sense of humor regarding its mass-arrest policy -- adorn this pole. While your humble narrator snapped these photos, the sign literally stopped traffic (the gawkers did not drop the 12-pack of beer they were ostentatiously carting about in the middle of the day).