Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Sam’s Pizza, Sam’s Hamburgers, Sam’s Fries, Sam’s Beer, Sam’s Wine, Sam’s Coca-Cola and Mike.

Monday, 25 July 2016

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While surfing the internest, I spotted the buck sign and my first impulse was “I want to go there.” Then I found what appeared to be related images, but I wasn’t sure if they were photos of the same place or where it was. On a whim I googled “Sam’s Hamburgers” and everything synched up.

Sam’s is a popular burger joint in San Francisco, the owner’s name is not Sam, and it was established in 1966. I read this review from 2013 and decided to include a visit to Sam’s on my bucket list.

Then I found this. Apparently owner Mike Shawa (nephew of the founder) passed away recently at the age of 70. Damn. That’s still young these days. The place survived the opening of a Carl’s Jr. down the street, so I expect it will survive this setback, too.

And it’s still on my bucket list.

[Some images above were found in here via here; others from here. Somewhat related post here.]

Fox Sluts on Parade?

Thursday, 10 May 2012

This amuses me. These are the “Foxes 4 Sexual Freedom.” Really.

Last year there was a protest of something or other that was dissected by a well-known but mysterious photo journalist named Zombie. He/she infiltrates and photographs bizarre oddities of the far left fringes of society. That image is from a San Francisco Slut Walk on 6 August 2011.

[Link and story is hilarious, but NSFK.]

Street of San Francisco

Thursday, 18 March 2010

This would be a good neighborhood to run an automotive body shop/medical clinic combo business.

[Original image here.]

Joshua Norton’s Contribution to the World

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

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Joshua Abraham Norton of San Francisco (via England) recobanized that the State of the Union was in disrepair in 1859, and realized that he alone could save the United States of America from certain catastrophe. Subsequently, and for legitimate reasons, he unselfishly declared himself Emperor Norton the First.

From Wikipedia:

In accordance with his self-appointed role of emperor, Norton issued numerous decrees on matters of the state. After assuming absolute control over the country, he saw no further need for a legislature, and on October 12, 1859, he issued a decree that formally “dissolved” the United States Congress. In the decree, Norton observed:

“…fraud and corruption prevent a fair and proper expression of the public voice; that open violation of the laws are constantly occurring, caused by mobs, parties, factions and undue influence of political sects; that the citizen has not that protection of person and property which he is entitled.”

He was humored and tolerated at the time; meanwhile I’ve put in an order for more Joshua Nortons.

“Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.” –John Lennon

Harry Truman’s classic observation rings true as well.

[Tip o’ the tarboosh to FinPeng. Lennon’s quote from here.]


Where the Wild Things Are

Monday, 18 August 2008

Yeah.  99% of the same DNA.  BFD.
We gots 83% of the same DNA as celery.

[Image from here.]

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