As posted earlier, San Franciscans arose at sunrise and gathered along Franklin Street to watch an unusual grand procession. An 1880 Victorian house was being moved from 807 Franklin Street to its new home at 635 Fulton St, traveling on a hydraulic dolly operated by remote control. Victorians are SF's signature look and it's nice to see one being protected and preserved in a grand fashion. Watch these cool time lapse videos filmed by my old pal John Kiffmeyer to see the surreal journey for yourself.
One night in 1970, daredevil Evel Knievel was preparing to jump his motorcycle over 11 vehicles in front of a packed stadium in San Francisco. Apparently, jumping a motorcycle over a fleet of cars in a confined space wasn't quite butch enough because Knievel also decided to start an epic brawl with the Hell's Angels.… READ THE REST
Almost as much fun to destroy as the real thing, LEGO San Francisco is sure to be a hit. This LEGO Architecture kit includes some rudimentary 'painted ladies' and Coit Tower and the dildo-esque Salesforce Tower. I may paint my Alcatraz to resemble the Nov 1969-June 1971 occupied version. LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection 21043 San… READ THE REST
An icon of the Beat era, Lawrence Ferlinghetti passed away yesterday at the age of 101. Ferlinghetti was a poet, an artist, a cultural ambassador, and the founder of City Lights Bookstore and Publishing. He retained a sharp mind and continued to rabble rouse and offer thoughtful critiques on social issues and the changing landscape… READ THE REST
The humidifier has been around for almost 100 years, going through all kinds of design variations and advancements along the way. Considering all that potential research and development time, it begs an important question. Why do you have to fill most humidifiers from the bottom? It seems like a pretty significant design flaw that most… READ THE REST
With the spring in full force, we have a question. Why is spring the only season that results in cleaning? Sure, we all batten down for winter, so we likely are a bit laxer about straightening up the house during the coldest months of the year. But seriously… is spring cleaning an excuse to live like… READ THE REST
If it hasn't reached you yet, then keep an ear out for your doorbell… because outdoor lounging season is coming for a visit any day now. Of course, the brilliant weather for stretching out, relaxing, and enjoying the majesty of the outdoors from the glory of your own patio isn't enough. You actually have to have… READ THE REST