Thursday, August 19, 2010

House of Shields Update 02 & 03

Looks like the sign's getting a little face-lift. These were taken a few days apart...
New Montgomery@Market, SF, 8/12/10New Montgomery@Market, SF, 8/18/10

Can't wait to see the new neon!

I do wonder: will the "Live Music" not be a part of the refurbished sign?

8/20/10: Looks like I've got an answer for that. Probably not.

House of Shields Update
R.I.P. House of Shields

Good Hygiene Is Universal

Irving@7th Ave, SF, 8/18/10
Originally uploaded by Beej Weir
I saw this in a men's restroom. I don't think the establishment put it there. They're a pretty tolerant bunch.

No, some one else put it there. And, more important than who they are, is: what are they trying to say?

Extraterrestrials shouldn't wash their hands after using the restroom? I'm not sure that's a good idea.

I mean- putting aside the fact it's unsanitary- it sends the wrong message to the rest of the galaxy.

Of course, it could be a warning to aliens not to use the soap because it's dangerous to their skin. Or something. Like that movie with Mandy Patinkin they made into a TV show. I know, I know- that was salt water. But, same theory.

Or maybe I'm missing the point.

I'd like to say, that we here at Beej Weir's Blog are pro-EVERYONE-washing-their-hands-after-using-the-restroom. Or after probing something, as the case may be.
Unless it dissolves their skin. In which case? I don't know what to do.

Hopefully, the extraterrestrials have a way of handling this. They built spaceships to get here, right? You'd think they'd have a way to safely wash their hands.

BUT- I bet they only use it when somebody's in the restroom watching them.

You know what I mean.

Previously: Stickering It To "The Man": Whacko 1

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Crosswalk Colorforms

The other day I was crossing Howard Street and saw this in the crosswalk...
Between Howard & Hawthorne, SF, 8/2/10

A few days later I saw another one like it crossing Stanyan around Haight.

Then, a few days after that, on New Montgomery I see...
Between New Montgomery & Mission, SF, 8/9/10

Some kind of sticker? I don't think it's paint & stencil. I haven't had a chance to really check them out. I always seem to encounter them when The City's on the move. Stopping in the crosswalk, kneeling down & picking at these little yellow mysteries doesn't seem like a good idea.

But, if anyone knows anything- please leave a comment!

But, wait! There's more!