Pizza Taint & Grill

Prolific tipster Raun has sent us a new area observation. Now open to debate: Does this Mission Street sign for Pizza Joint seem to advertise a much less delectable savory treat, the Pizza Taint? Raun’s graphic designer housemate thinks so.

Men working in the Mission

Melanie Ruiz put together a nice video portrait of men working in the Mission. Specifically the kind of working men who work outside.

Watch it big on Vimeo.

[via Mission Local]

These goddamn hipsters are gentrifying our beloved startups right out of this city

Fear not, Mission purists, maybe these tech startups that you love to hate are on their way out, or so says this good-bye note that sexpigeon brought to our attention. Local startup Branch, some kind of conversation-having platform (’cause you know, who wants to go through the trouble of having a real one), laments:

San Francisco is just too nice. The nature is too accessible, the architecture is too Victorian, and the weather is too perfect. The quality of life here is unrivaled. But I feel like I haven’t earned that yet. One day, I’ll bike across the bridge and meet my family at Mill Valley Beerworks.

For now, I miss the grit and grime of New York. It is real and raw, and the commotion of the city is contagious. Startup life is characterized by constant motion and tenacious tinkering, not hikes on Mt. Tam and brunch in the Mission, and the pace of life and breadth of humanity in New York is invigorating. I like to tell people: New York is like coffee. You know it’s not good for you, and you don’t really like the taste, but you just can’t get enough. The rush, the jitters, they’re addicting, as are startups.

[via sexpigeon, be sure to read his response, which mentions sweaters and hookers]


CONTEST: Win tickets to Silver Swans at NightLife this Thursday!

Noise Pop and NightLife are presenting Silver Swans live at the Cal Academy this Thursday evening. Watch this trippy music video of theirs, filmed right here in SF:

And now if you’d like to win tickets, leave a silver- or swan-related anecdote in the comments below. The three best, based on merit, will win a pair of tickets each. Contest ends at 5PM Wednesday.

Tickets and other info here.

Existence of Mission ‘Chupacabra’ declared

Lock up your goats!

[Spotted on 18th and Mission]

Who’s on the floor of the men’s room at Evelyn Lee?

Large Marge is.

Area superhero cleans up these streets one window rap at a time

SF Mission Protector” posted this video busting a local graffiti artist last night:

In all fairness, the dude knocks on the window twice to let the guy know that he’s gonna call the cops. But this kid just waves and carries on putting a bird on it (“it” being a wall in this case). The cops show up and grab him.

Who is this mysterious “SF Mission Protector”? Does anyone know any orphaned billionaire business owners around the ‘hood?

[via Uptown Almanac, Mission Loc@l]

Our little buddy Frank

Frank in a P

In a candid shot. Seen through a window.

March Madness DJ Purple karaoke at the Makeout Room tonight!

Take a break from grovelling about your busted brackets by belting out some tunes tonight at everyone’s favorite karaoke dance party, which is now every 2nd and 4th Monday at the Makeout Room!  Also, I’m trying to exercise some demons by singing that Gotye song that everyone’s been talking about lately since it has spent all last week HAUNTING THE FUCK out of me.  If you could be so kind as to leave that one for me, I’ll buy ya a drink!

RSVP and invite your friends here!

[Image via The Bold Italic]


An explosion of wet on wet

Our buddy Lindsey snapped this photo of a “cool new art installation” at Valencia and Cesar Chavez, which must be a reaction to all this godawful weather. Looks like nobody’s stayin’ dry tonight.