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Guacamole Face

Made this while making some guacamole.

You Can’t Sleep On Cactus

Haight street has a lot of homeless. The upper Haight, where Haight street meets Golden Gate Park, tends to have the heaviest congregation of people living on the street – offering easy access to the park and a steady stream of tourists to panhandle. Directly across from this location is a fast food restaurant.

The parking lot of that fast food restaurant was a prime location for people who live on the street to sleep. It offered a small area of wood chip covered ground in between zipcars and neighboring houses. Until recently, (I guess a couple month back) the wood chips have been replaced, and boulders along with large pointy plants were added.

According to an SFGate article, this particular fast food place has a not so good history when it comes to homeless relations. In 2010 it was accused of raising the cost of items on its low priced menu to “reduce the numbers of poor and homeless people visiting the fast food chain restaurant.”

Given that, and the fact that I don’t know too many fast food places that care about what the outside of their buildings look like, it’s hard to imagine the rocks and prickly plants are simply part of a beautification effort.

But who knows, maybe it is just an attempt to make a parking lot look better.

In any case, we will now return to our regularly scheduled programing of surfboards and animated gifs.

Craft Beer In Artsy Cans Make Perfect Road Sodas

Brew Free! Or Die IPA from 21st Amendment. Just because it’s local, you might get popped for this one on the streets of San Francisco. However, I still feel like that would be highly unlikely.

Hop Ottin’ IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company. It’s grape soda for all anyone else knows.

Additional pluses: Friendly to the environment (light weight, easier to recycle). Better tasting beer (light can’t get in). Beer koozies.

The Tubes Visits New Orleans And Leaves Its Mark At Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

If you find yourself walking along Bourbon Street in New Orleans, may we suggest stopping in Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar. The whole Ice Tubes family passed through the bar this past weekend and left a reminder of our visit with a Sharpie.

Once owned by the “famous” pirate, Jean Lafitte, the bar is said to have been built in 1722 and may be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States. Be that true or not, it’s worth a stop inside for an Abita and to also write “rules” or “sucks” below Ice Tubes on the table. Whatever you decide to write, we’d love to see a pic of it.

“Lovin’ It” Wherever You Damn Well Please

Irvine, California is home to some of our nation’s most fearless fast food renegades.

[via Andrew "clappnasty" Clapp]

What’s Better Than Riding MUNI?

The answer is “pretty much anything,” but a lift downtown on the Bacon Bacon truck would be swell!

TCB Courier Recognizes Frederick Knob As A Neighborhood

Granted they left the “K” off of Knob, but TCB Courier acknowledges Frederick Knob (FKnob) as a neighborhood on their delivery zones. That’s all the proof I need to confirm that FKnob is a real neighborhood. I was iffy on Wikipedia. If you couldn’t tell, I’ve been on a FKnob kick lately.

I know all I know about TCB Courier from MissionMission.

Budweiser Introduces Revolutionary Wide-Mouth Can

Beer now gets in your mouth faster than ever! Fantastic stuff.

[via spacehugs on Twitter]

Buying Coffee

I spend $2 on a cup of coffee almost daily, but whenever I stand in front of a bag of coffee that costs $15 and brews almost 50 cups I second-guess the purchase. Ultimately I buy the bag of coffee, but that’s the situation every time. Buying coffee is tough.

[Photo: DaveFayram via Flickr]

Liquid Japanese Mentos Commercial With San Francisco Bike Messengers

The drink is called Mets and it’s made by KIRIN, and honestly, that’s all I can really tell from the video. It appears to get you out of tough situations — like jumping though a cable car — when you’re tearing up the streets of San Francisco on a bike.

Riding bikes. Slamming Mets. San Francisco.



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