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Thursday, October 22, 2015

VIDEO: Batshit Old Man with TV Show Calls for Arrest of Supervisor Malia Cohen

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 12:17 PM

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San Francisco's politicians enjoy taking a swipe at right-wing Fox News every now and then. Witness Supervisor Scott Wiener's much-lauded assertion that "Fox News is not real news" when a cameraman dogged him in the corridors of City Hall over the summer. 

So when the Board reaffirmed its commitment to Sanctuary City policies on Tuesday, it didn't seem all that notable that District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen (who joined progressives in rejecting Mark Farrell's Kate Steinle-inspired resolution 6-5) called out the network for its anti-immigrant bashing:
We cannot allow one event to dictate 25 years — 25 years of our city's policies towards undocumented immigrants in our city. And more importantly, more importantly, we cannot allow hateful conservative news stations to drive how we respond to incidents in our city. I'm not afraid of Fox News and they don't influence how I make my policy decisions here in San Francisco. 
Fox New's resident racist Bill O'Reilly clapped back, with an unhinged segment calling for Cohen's arrest:

That woman is a disgrace, and if I were the attorney general of the United States, I would immediately place her under arrest. I might not win the case, but I would send a message to all subversive office holders in this country, that if you do not obey federal law, you yourself will be prosecuted.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Watch These Delighted BART Riders Say Goodbye to Those Gross Wool Seats (VIDEO)

Posted By on Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 11:25 AM

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Among the many unwanted things that Bay Area residents did away with when 2014 turned into 2015, dirty BART seats are among a favorite. 

Yes, it's true. The last of those gnarly wool seats stained with God knows what were removed from every BART train. While you prepped for your New Year's Eve party, BART crews spent their last night of 2014 yanking out the last of the grimy seats and replacing them with pristine vinyl that are oh-so easy to clean. 

No more mysterious scents or sights to plague your daily commute. 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Watch This Christmas Nutcracker Ride BART to Work

Posted By on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 12:42 PM

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Of course, we'd probably have more fun watching the nutcracker circle San Francisco looking for parking. But alas, we wouldn't wish that Christmas nightmare upon anyone, not even the Mouse King. 

So here it is, a video of the nutcracker riding BART to work:

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Parcel Thieves Are Back. Watch This Guy Steal Packages From a Bernal Heights Home

Posted By on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM

There are plenty of ways to let your inner Grinch manifest itself this holiday season. Some choose to disapprove of Christmas music and shopping centers, while others are bugged by all the family time that goes with it.

And then there's these guys, who prefer to just steal Christmas, Dr. Seuss-style.

The Bernalwood Press tells all about a new parcel thief that struck the Bernal Heights neighborhood earlier this week, snatching packages from a doorstep in broad daylight.  Luckily the victim got some video for the world to see. Although we'd love to watch footage of his face when he opens the packages, because, as the victim notes in the blog, the contents are probably nothing that he had on his Christmas list:

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Bay Bridge Turns 78 Years Old Today (VIDEO)

Posted By on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 12:06 PM

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And here you thought your wrinkles were bad. Even with its makeover on the eastern span, the Bay Bridge can't cover up its real age of 78: just have a gander at the bridge's aging (expansion) joints. 

But it's not nice to point out someone's flaws, especially  not on their birthday. So instead, we'll show you this nostalgic video of the Bay Bridge from its youthful days.  

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Elderly Pirates Fan Wanders Into the Giants Dugout (VIDEO)

Posted By on Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 8:01 AM

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Not being much of a sports fan, we can safely conclude that for us, this was one of the more amazing moments in last night's Wild Card game between the Giants and the Pirates. This dear Pirates fan somehow ended up in the Giants dugout, bewildering not only the security at the game, but this morning's YouTube audience. 

According to SB Nation, the elderly fan seemed to have surprised herself when she ended up in the closely guarded dugout. Perhaps that's because she'd have had to do some "impressive climbing" to get back there. The cop's reaction is definitely a highlight: 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

S.F. Video Demonstrates What Skyping Was Like in 1955

Posted By on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM

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Over the weekend, we eavesdropped on some iPhone 6 conversations, mostly of users lamenting the new Android-like size to the new phone, which was released on Friday morning.

Coincidentally or not, also released last week, was this cute video reminding us just how different (and useless) phones were back in the day. Specifically, video chatting.

As you can see, skyping, or "image phones" as they called them, turned out to be slightly different than how it was imagined in 1955: for starters, nobody gets that dolled up to video chat. Also, tech bros looked much more earnest  back then.

Now you should feel better about the large size of your new iPhone after watching this: 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Really Mean Blackbird Pisses-Off Pedestrians in Golden Gate Park (VIDEO)

Posted By on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 1:23 PM

This is probably the closest thing we could find to a modern day re-enactment of our favorite Hitchcock movie The Birds, minus the killer suspense and Tippi Hedren, of course.

Still, this YouTube video of a blackbird bullying unsuspecting pedestrians in Golden Gate Park is exciting enough to get us through our work today. Although the pedestrians appear to be minding their own damn business, that's not exactly how this Brewer's Blackbird perceives it. Watch:

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

BART Uses Queen Song and a Pair of Crocs to Demonstrate Safety Tips

Posted By on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 10:51 AM

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BART released some interesting news this morning: five out of every 1 million passengers are hurt at train stations. No word on how many of those five were drunk or texting — or drunk and texting. 

Regardless of this random statistic, the transit agency decided that was five was still one too many. Inspired by Queen and David Bowie (not Vanilla Ice), BART put together this helpful, if not entertaining, video with hints on how to avoid falling onto the tracks and getting crushed by closing train doors.

Featured in this quasi music video are some edgy scenes: riders giving up their seats for others, a pair of orange Crocs, trains arriving on time, and a BART police officer having a cordial conversation with a passenger. 

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

San Francisco of Yesteryear, on Film

Posted By on Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 10:59 AM

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In our current edition, your humble narrator tracks the changes that have taken place in this city, one Dirty Harry shoot-em-up site at a time. The diner in which Clint Eastwood's hard-boiled cop perforates three robbers before telling the fourth to "Go ahead. Make my day" will soon be a 10-story luxury hotel. The warehouse in which mad-wild revolutionaries murder people and stock up on deadly weapons is now a tech bus depot. 

The city has changed, it would seem. 

And so, the nostalgic website The Retroist today disseminated the following video of San Francisco tourists doing their thing in 1986. No, there's no plot. There's no drama. It's just a bunch of people in Reagan-era clothes clinging to McKinley-era cable cars, and dodging Carter-era automobiles. 

And, you know, sometimes that's enough: 

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