The Presidio Brat

Friday, July 22, 2011

So is this where we go to get a car wash?




This morning, down by the Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary a whole team of workers was happily washing away at a government van. I didn't get a photo of the massive soap bath they were making because I left my phone in the car and, yes, I ran back for it, dork that I am. I just had to get a picture because we mere residents do not belong to the elite category of Those-Who-May-Wash-Their-Vehicles-on-the-Presidio. But apparently we are allowed to watch those who do.

If the National Marine Sanctuary (whose stated mission is to protect wildlife and habitats?) is allowed to soap their sidewalks, then I do think the whole "polluting the bay with your soapy cleanser" line that the residents get fed is pretty much bunkum.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Presidio: 1988

Look what I found:



That was taken circa 1988, when they were filming "The Presidio". That's a younger Sean Connery dressed up like an army general. Dapper! I think it was taken on Funston Ave. facing Mesa Street, but I'm not really sure. It's funny, there's an old car always parked in that same spot today.




Definitely a much NICER old car, but anyway....

I also found this. It's from the old Presidio Theater, circa 1988.




Haha! Bono, Bono, you were so earnest. But the army had its way with your art.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fog gets a bad rap

The word is used so negatively. But if you've got it in your backyard, it's totally romantic, especially when it's flowing over the Golden Gate Bridge.



Just thought I'd share some Eddie Izzard who speaks the truth about our crazy fog.