MUNI STATION ATTENDANT GIVES THUMBS UP TO DEATH BY BRANDING!

Right after work, a garden slug was smoking an eCigarette while waiting on the Outbound platform @ Market/Castro Streets. I complained to the Station Attendant. Is taking stupid pills part of the job requirement of being a MUNI Station attendant? I was told “There is nothing I can do about it.”

In San Francisco, you have to get 896 permits if you want to paint your back porch red. You have to bribe people to get past the zillions of kilometres of ‘red tape’ just to do the simplest of things for your personal property. You pay 10 cents for a bag at any store, even Burger King.

Are you really going to ask me to believe that it is perfectly okay for slime bags and garden slugs to smoke their goddamned eCigarettes & blow their goddamned smoke in my face on a MUNI platform? Do I have to get cancer from their smoke? Does it take an Act of Congress to get something as obvious as this is to be addressed on an appropriate Public Health level?

Do I have to find an attorney to sue MUNI for permitting this? Or, was this station attendant too afraid of being written up for insubordination (the favourite word of inept managers) to enforce (by-now) well-established social norms?

If it is legal to smoke eCigarettes any place you want to smoke them, then why not just revoke all the laws about smoking and bring it all back to the way it was in 1980, when you could not even go to see a film without gasping through the clouds of smoke? Worse than the fools who buy this stuff & use their lungs as chimneys are the goddamned companies that manufacture this dung. Would you willingly eat poison? Looks like the answer to this dumb question is “Yes” –if it is properly branded, and you get beautiful celebrity endorsements, the lemmings will follow.

These crazed contraptions will prove every bit as dangerous as the ones that are still grown on plantations & still marketed to the people among us who can least afford them.

The banning of smoking in public places includes trash, as well as cigarettes.

It’s the law. MUNI Station attendants need to understand this. A request for enforcement should not be considered something that is to be dismissed or a cause for an argument. Our health is at stake.

Per MUNI Station Attendant, it is just wonderful for you to be subjected to eCigarette smoke from your nearest thug/garden slug on the MUNI platform.  "Nothing can be done."

Per MUNI Station Attendant, it is just wonderful for you to be subjected to eCigarette smoke from your nearest thug/garden slug on the MUNI platform. “Nothing can be done.”

Will this help MUNI Station Attendants better understand the Public Health Issue of smoking while waiting on station platforms is wrong?
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AND HERE IS THE SLAP IN YOUR FACE: LET BLU eCIGS TAKE BACK OUR FREEDOM!
The hookers on Post Street have more integrity than this one…enjoy your freedom!

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LET’S GATHER TOGETHER FOR ADDICTION–IT’S COOL, MENTHOL, & BRANDED!

LET’S BRAND TOGETHER & SEE WHO CAN DIE THE SLOWEST POSSIBLE DEATH!!!!
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SHOULD I BE DOING BETTER THINGS WITH MY TIME?

It’s not my fault that someone made an interesting drawing (?/all subjective) on a toilet paper roll holdiing device in the Men’s Room. It’s all I did, really. Just thought it was a bit on the Picasso side & if he had been interested in photography, I think he may have taken a shot at this, so to speak. But, he was a genius, and I suppose that means he did not have time to take such photographs as he was far too busy being a genius.

I get to step back, not being a genius, and record the genius of those who can express their hearts, their souls, in a way that grabs us, shakes us, makes us cry, makes us think.

THE MEMORIAL OF THE UNKNOWN ARTIST:

Two views, one to prove that it is a truly functional work of art…

Here is to prove that can be incorporated on a very functional level.

Here is to prove that art can be incorporated on a very functional level.

Just the smallest shift, allows for artistic ambiguity.

Just the smallest shift, allows for artistic ambiguity.

Thoughts & expressions about what makes art ‘art’ will be discussed till the meek (roaches) have inherited the earth, and the artwork we left behind. From my perspective, many things go into art–but one thing I think that is a common denominator of ‘good’ art is ambiguity, not quite fully explaining one’s inner thinking, nor allowing a full sharing, a sort of holding back. Along with that, the artist who is not afraid of these matters, lets the viewer have a say in the process.

Artful Rubbish Bin-Fort Mason Area

Does photography have enough trash? Or does trash rate enough to photograph? This rubbish bin is simple, does what it is supposed to do, that is if people co-operate & respond on a communal level & has a sort of simple beauty. Here is the shared vision of where most things end up, before becoming another’s treasure.

Bin was empty @ time of taking this picture.  No law says that rubbish collection has to be an eyesore.

Bin was empty @ time of taking this picture. No law says that rubbish collection has to be an eyesore.

The shadow of ephemera collection...

The shadow of ephemera collection…

On The Way to Norway Day…An Art Saga

The journey to participate in Norway Day turned out to be an art saga of sorts. Most impressive, and fitting in (perhaps unintentionally with the simplicity & functionality that results in visual beauty: a tradition in Scandinavian design) was the circular bench, constructed of shaped & welded metal rods, the sort you generally see used as support devices inside a mold being readied for concrete to be poured. This bench is just made from metal rods & is a thing of beauty! I was lucky enough to find it unpopulated & got out the point & click! My camera is not capable of showing it in its entirety, but here is the general idea…

Detail of end of metal seating bench, 4 May 2013--located near Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Detail of end of metal seating bench, 4 May 2013–located near Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Same bench, more towards the middle-the effect is almost as if it were woven, rather than welded.

Same bench, more towards the middle-the effect is almost as if it were woven, rather than welded.

This is about the best I could do to covey the overall shape & look of this bench.  It's comfortable enough for a moderate sit down, but does not have the napping appeal that a couch would permit.

This is about the best I could do to covey the overall shape & look of this bench. It’s comfortable enough for a moderate sit down, but does not have the napping appeal that a couch would permit.

Scriptomania: Over The Top Under The Shelf…

Seems that the culture of graffiti raises its head in a most ungraceful manner (play on Germanic origins of an English word a potential accident)–the Men’s Room. What law requires this lowbrow freedom of speech to lurk here & not in a setting (sitting?) more conducive to more appropriate & articulate opportunities to enrich the world is one that is beyond my comprehension. At any rate, here are more savage examples of where not to write wrongs. At least nothing seems to indicate for a mediocre time, call.…So, we must be thankful for being spared that.

This one will corner you!

This one will corner you!

Things are looking up:  validation for a good interview.

Things are looking up: validation for a good interview.

Grim defined.  Grimy thoughts shared.  Too bad they did not stay in Las Vegas.

Grim defined. Grimy thoughts shared. Too bad they did not stay in Las Vegas.

A swirl of words, among the clutter of letters is culture.

A swirl of words, among the clutter of letters is culture.

A VISITOR LEFT A MARK ON SAN FRANCISCO

On Monday, Anno Domini, 4 March 2013, a person who does not know how to dispose of disposables, left a mark on San Francisco.  I have decided that the name of the person is Anno Domini.  It is a unilateral type of decision, the sort of which results in C-suite executives getting bail-out settlements worth zillions of dollars, whilst the rest of the people who made things work, seek unemployment benefits.  The only connection here is that a shot rang out in the dark.  There, now it is all tied together, forever in ambiguity & the otherwise anonymous visitor will strike again.  Who knows where or when or in what form?  Litter, cigarettes, taking two seats on a bus when one will do, or asking for all the free stuff on an aircraft flight?  That one will bust this person, as times have changed, and there is no more free stuff on commercial passenger flights.  Yes, times have changed, but this person has not, and will be busted at some point in mid-career.  Ciao!  Image

Here’s the challenge:  Try writing for any length of time going for gender-free nuances.  It depleted what little is left of my grey matter! 

 

DETRITUS & DECAY: DAILY LANDSCAPE/GRACE ALLEY SAN FRANCISCO

7 March 2013-The Street is Grace Alley.  The City is San Francisco.  This is right next to where I word, the Department of Public Health, in a building leased by City & County of San Francisco.  Grim.

7 March 2013-The Street is Grace Alley. The City is San Francisco. This is right next to where I work, the Department of Public Health, in a building leased by City & County of San Francisco. Grim.

Sadly, it has been like this for years. Sometimes it is worse than what is shown here