Watch a swarm of U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters head straight for the Bay Bridge

See ‘em? As we departed the tunnel, I noticed them heading right for us. I was like fuck. Here they come:

Here’s a closeup:

Majestic.

Maybe they’re here to defend the bridge against the next wave of apester invasion?

And in a drought like this!

UPDATE: KTVU has more on the story of a truck smashing into a fire hydrant and “one man whose shoes and feet got soaked during the brief flooding.”

Mission Community Market debuting its new Street Stage mobile performance parklet this Thursday!

MCM is just getting better and better! Here’s the deal:

The local talents that entertain MCM’s market-goers each week will finally have a performance space to call their own on Thursday evenings. In cooperation with MCM and the SF Pavement to Parks program, the SF designers behind Street Stage have created a mobile parklet that carves out a unique space for MCM performers. Designed by John Francis and Ross Hansen with street performers in mind, the MCM Street Stage will bring new distinction to the San Francisco’s vibrant public performance scene.

Can’t wait to see it!

Open-air urinal coming soon to Dolores Park

The SF Chronicle reports:

First came the iPod – now comes the pPod, a custom-made, open-air urinal that San Francisco is installing at Dolores Park to help deal with the hordes of male hipster inebriants that descend on the popular Mission spot on weekends.

Looks cool! Read on.

[via Mission Local]

More Dolores Park renovations mean more Dolores Park closures

Saturday, March 1, 2014. That’s tomorrow.

Today (rainy, rainy today) is your last chance to enjoy classic “hipster hill” (aka “tallboy terrace”) before it’s closed and razed and slowly renovated over a period of many months. Where will all the tallboys go?

[via Dolores Park Works]

Plume

SFist has the full story.

[Photo by Rebecca Bortman]

The titillating secret messages hidden within Mission street names

Bernalwood, our favorite neighborhood blog, yesterday published a guide to the anagramified secret messages hidden in the names of all the streets up on the hill. Today, we submit that the Mission’s secret messages are even better. Check these out:

Harem Ship = Hampshire
Air Horns = Harrison
Tater = Treat
Shaven Snouts = South Van Ness
Anal Vice = Valencia
Albino = Albion
Red Baron = Dearborn
Carnal S.O.S. = San Carlos
Rod Fail = Florida
Czar Have Sec = Cesar Chavez
Doe Cub = Duboce
Two Hells = Shotwell
Carpet Pest = Capp Street
In Carol = Clarion
Tart Belt = Bartlett
Ably Lamely = Balmy Alley
A Goner = Orange
Lava Road = Alvarado
Pig Deal = Lapidge
Old Sore = Dolores

Highlight the list to see the translations. Killer titillating anagrams, am I right?

[Photo of my friend Carol by American Tripps]

Cool new swing installed on Valencia Street

This is a still from a short film by Doc Pop.

Another Google bus protest

[via @ellebeans]

It’s Christmas in the Mission!

[via Kristin]