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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Web Site Has a Deal For You: Snap Photo of Newsom on Public Transit, Win a Fast Pass (Value to Increase -- Soon!)

Posted By on Thu, May 14, 2009 at 12:01 AM

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Last year, we sent a reporter to cover a press conference staged by a pair of yahoos who said they had photographic evidence of the dead Bigfoot chilling in their cooler. Her verdict:"It looked like a rug with teeth."

And yet, one need not leave the city to photograph mythical creatures. This year, however, an enterprising blogger or bloggers -- and he/she/they haven't yet returned our e-mail querying who the hell they are -- have launched a Web site titled "Where's Gavin." The site offers a free Muni fast pass (Value: $45. Value by summer: $55 or $60) to the first person who can snap a verifiable photo of Gavin Newsom riding San Francisco public transportation. Can you photo-document the green mayor behaving greenly in a non-photo-op? The gauntlet has been thrown.

Shots of Gavin Newsom, P.I. with a ballcap pulled low over his famous forehead and dropping a dime on so-called embezzling cable car operators aren't any good here. The contest's sponsors only want shots of Gavin on a bus, light rail vehicle, or trolley.

Anyone who enters also gets a round of drinks from the mysterious blogger(s). No word on what you win if you capture an image of Gavin Newsom drinking on Muni. Two fast-passes?

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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