Here’s another one from my phone. (Rant warning)
Clearly I am not a fan of the SF DPT or MTA. This will be a post in the style of one from Akit’s Complaint Department (although not as well-researched).
Here’s the deal- a while back the DPT came to “re-paint” the stripes on the parking area near my house. But of course they didn’t just re-stripe or re-paint. They added new paint and new lines. Did they strip out the old lines? NOPE.
So what? Well, let’s say you get a parking ticket for parking over a stripe. How can you fight that? You could take a pic and send it in but they may argue that those were the old lines…. etc. You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
In the pic attached the car on the far left is actually parked incorrectly, there’s a space of a few feet then the 1st “new” line. I have NO idea why they painted it like that. It’s almost like a fake motorcycle spot. And at night, you can barely see any of the stripes. And if it’s raining you can’t see them at all. But that doesn’t matter… the DPT may decide to randomly give you a ticket anyway.
Why would they fix that? It’s a money machine!
Two more pics from my phone. Cinco de Mayo at Paul and Stef’s:
Paul showing the Ice Ball Machine prototype that Stef’s brother made. (The Japanese one you can buy is $1000!)
Some white port in the backyard
Forgot about this pic until I was deleting stuff off my phone-
Imagine going on a long ride and heading home and you’ve just finished the last, or second to last, hill aaaand you see this:
It wasn’t that big a deal but I had to circle back and take the eastern side of the bridge with all the walking tourists and rental bikes.
Another one from the ride-
It amused me Sunday night when the “Inside the NBA” crew were giving their postmortem on the ’12-13 Lakers and Shaq took the opportunity to criticize Howard’s offensive game, which to me was like watching Magic Johnson criticize Reggie Miller’s broadcasting. Shaq, in arrogant denial as always, seemed oblivious to the fact that he got called for just as many offensive fouls in his playing days as Howard gets whistled for (and the refs ignored that 75-pound swinging left elbow at people’s heads quite a bit) and that he, too, was pretty much a coin flip at the line.
via Tim Duncan, Dwight Howard, Shaq and “The Last Great Center” – Pounding The Rock.
I was thinking the same thing during the broadcast. Read the whole post, it’s good. I’m not that big a Shaq fan and find him distracting on the TNT show. I think his addition was a mistake that was most likely marketing driven.