More Sutro worship

If we were an early Pagan society with some kind of shell-based monetary system, we’d all worship Sutro tower. Like the sun, it’s huge and can be seen everywhere. Also like the sun, it constantly blasts us with helpful radiation (assuming you find TV helpful).

These days, we don’t turn towards it twice a day and pray for protection against the club-wielding apes, but we do take a shit-ton of pictures of it. Here are a couple more tributes from this week:

Local indie-music heartthrob Ryan Browne posted this soothing video montage he shot over the course of a few months. Check it:

WBTC points out that Therapy on Valencia, in addition to being a brick magnet, carries those dreamy laser-cut plywood 1/1000 scale models, if you don’t mind supporting a dude who allegedly likes to threaten other would-be-sutro-model-makers with legal action:

That’s it. Sutro bless you all.

13 Responses to “More Sutro worship”

  1. Jessa says:

    I never knew that thing was called Sutro tower. I’ve always referred to it as “King Trident’s Trident”.

  2. Captain Obvious says:

    Nightgown! Great band.

  3. Cram the bootey says:

    Anyone want to help me manufacture, market, and distribute my sutro tower dildo?

    • Hunky gay Castro whore says:

      I’m in and out and in and out and oooooohhhhh Nevermind.

    • GG says:

      If you do, I’m sure that guy will track you down and harass you and threaten to sue you. I’m not kidding.

  4. snacks says:

    had to double-check to make sure i wasn’t reading burrito justice.

  5. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:


  6. scum says:

    $44 for a 8 piece laser cut model? Fuck that.

  7. scum says:

    When they started building it I thought we were getting our own Space Needle.

  8. Mr. Blackwell says:

    That’s a cool model. But not $44 cool. And if the guy’s a jerk and he thinks he’s got any legal rights to the design of Sutro Tower, that kind of seals the (lack of a) deal.

  9. sjbrown says:

    What’s the story with the alleged legal threats? I’ve met Lawrence, he seems the nicest of gents.

  10. Laurence says:

    Regarding the Sutro model controversy…! I’m from Studio for Metropolitan Craft, and here is our side of the story! We assume the other guy saw our Sutro Tower at TechShop- because they put it on display right in front of the Lasercutters and we saw him making them at TechShop, because we work there too. Our Sutro Tower came out months ahead of his. We hadn’t done much online marketing yet, were looking at brick and mortar stores. Aidaan comes along and makes a cheaper smaller rougher version of the kit- using much the same instructions and description- and passes it off as his own and markets it online. We offer to speak with him about it in person and exchange emails. He doesn’t want to meet. So we say we will defend our copyright to the idea and we should have first opportunity to market it. Simple artistic defense. Totally legitimate. He struck us as being rather sneaky. And we apologize for any misunderstanding.

  11. Laurence says:

    I wanted to also add that Sutro Tower art is public domain and free for anyone to work with. We’re not going to try to prevent anyone else from making them. In fact there is one guy making a much larger version too which is pretty cool!