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#25 – All-Pro Cornerback Richard Sherman – Seattle Seahawks



Via: Field Gulls

“Defending Richard Sherman”

In all my years of loving this  team, I have never seen a player like #25.

He’s arguably the game’s  best cornerback and he will be the first, second, and third person to  let you know about it.

To play cornerback, you have to have attitude  and arrogance and he lacks neither.  He’s brash.  He’s cocky.  He’s  loosely-lipped and he’s not afraid to speak his mind.  He’s all these  different components mixed together and put in a blender—and for most of  you, the final concoction is sour.  He is also very easy to  dislike—unless, of course, you’re a Seahawks fan.  He talks a lot—maybe a  bit too much for my liking—but one thing that you won’t find anyone say  is that the man’s elite-level of play on the field fails to back up his  mouth.  He strives in living in the minds of his opponents.

For him,  the mental side of the game is every bit as important—if not more  so—than the physical part.

He’s a man with an enormous chip on his  shoulder, going back to his Stanford days with Jim Harbaugh.   He’s also a very smart guy—born in Compton, educated at Stanford.   He’s likely seen both feast and famine in his life, and his  intelligence, coupled with probably a very real Compton-earned street  education, makes him a different kind of guy and a lot of fans across  the country can’t handle it.



January 22, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘The Golden Hour’ – Image Gallery

Via: Huffington Post / National Geographic Traveler

Golden Gate Fog

“The Golden Gate Bridge, just before sunrise.”


See more ‘Golden Hour’ photos, HERE:



January 10, 2014 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , | Leave a comment

Seahawks 29 – 49er’s 3




September 17, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Max Yavno – Image Gallery

Via: Facie Populi

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, 1947

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November 8, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers, U.S. Cities | , , , , | 1 Comment

‘photo of the day’

Via: Muni  Diaries

Folks on Reddit are buzzing about The Crocodile King of Muni. I used to see this guy walking around my old neighborhood in the Richmond, and here he is on Muni in his full crocodile glory. Check him out from top to bottom, especially those crocodile shoes! And did you notice his tie? So few people take this much care into a coordinating look. This is an outfit worthy of the word “epic.”

According to commenters on Reddit “he has an equally awesome car. Kinda makes it even sweeter to see him on a bus making sure the Muni commuters are exposed to the SWAG.”



October 9, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

John Gutmann – Image Gallery

Via: Facie Pouli

Kids Reading Comics, San Francisco, 1938


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John Gutmann (1905–1998) was a German-born American photographer and painter.

After fleeing Nazi Germany for being a Jew, Gutmann acquired a job in the United States as a photographer for various German magazines.

Gutmann quickly took an interest in the American way of life and sought to capture it through the lens of his camera. He especially took an interest in the Jazz music scene. Gutmann is recognized for his unique “worm’s-eye view” camera angle.

He enjoyed taking photos of ordinary things and making them seem special.


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July 21, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , , , , | 1 Comment

(2 of 2) New Asian immigrants to US now surpass Hispanics

Via: AP

For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigration while American employers increase their demand for high-skilled workers.

An expansive study by the Pew Research Center details what it describes as “the rise of Asian-Americans,” a highly diverse and fast-growing group making up roughly 5 percent of the U.S. population. Mostly foreign-born and naturalized citizens, their numbers have been boosted by increases in visas granted to specialized workers and to wealthy investors as the U.S. economy becomes driven less by manufacturing and more by technology.

“Too often the policy debates on immigration fixate on just one part — illegal immigration,” said Karthick Ramakrishnan, a political science professor at the University of California-Riverside and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “U.S. immigration is more diverse and broader than that, with policy that needs to focus also on high-skilled workers.”

With net migration from Mexico now at zero, the role of Asian-Americans has become more important,” he said.

About 430,000 Asians, or 36 percent of all new immigrants, arrived in the U.S. in 2010, according to the latest census data. That’s compared to about 370,000, or 31 percent, who were Hispanic.


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– San Francisco

– 1942

– Dorothea Lange


June 20, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

(2 of 2) AMAZING VIDEO!: San Francisco – Market Street – BEFORE the quake/fire

Via: Boingboing

Video archivist extraordinaire Rick Prelinger sez, “A TRIP DOWN MARKET STREET BEFORE THE FIRE” is that charismatic archival film made by San Francisco’s Miles Bros. several days before the April 18, 1906 quake/fire.

Millions of people have seen the Air music video (made from a visually degraded version of the film), but until now nobody’s had access to a editable DV file.

Here it is (warning: 2.3GB).

Please make of it what you will, and consider uploading your work to Internet Archive!”


You can WATCH the 11:29 minute video, HERE:




personal thought:

Watching how people drove (cars, trucks, cable-cars, wagons, bicycles), and how they walked; it’s a damned wonder any of these ‘chowderheads’ lived to see 1907!



related post:

(1 0f 2) ‘San Franciso – Market Steet – AFTER the quake/fire’



June 10, 2012 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dorothea Lange – Image Gallery

Via: First Time User

 Pledge of Allegience at Rafael Weill Elementary School, San Francisco, April 1942.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
and to the republic for which it stands,
one nation indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.
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Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA).
Lange’s photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.
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April 21, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers, U.S. Cities | , , , , | 1 Comment

the blackout at Candlestick Park




the CAUSE:


December 21, 2011 Posted by | gif | , , , , , , | Leave a comment