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Friday, August 31, 2007

Union @ Fillmore

Posted at 12:35 PM

"My God, man. I saw some big people in Green Bay. I mean big. You ever been to Green Bay?"
"My God. I saw one woman, six hundred pounds, I swear. And when people get that big, man, it's hard to tell if they are man or woman, you know? Just big."
"Yeah, it's amazing how big people are in America. Whenever I'm out of the country, it's just striking how much thinner people are. I was in India a couple of years ago--"
"--India, man. I don't know how those countries even feed all those people. Where do they get all the rice for China, you know?"
"Yeah, but people in India were just thin."
"It's the burritos, man. Everyone here likes their burritos. Extra beans. Super. Look at that guy over there. His head's so big you don't even see the neck. Oh, I bet he's had a burrito today. If not, he's one his way. Hey, man, extra beans! That's right, extra beans!"

Thursday, August 30, 2007

One Market

Posted at 1:19 PM

"My friend's having a birthday party for her dog. Is that weird?"

One Market

Posted at 1:15 PM

"That woman we interviewed yesterday..."
"What a piece of work."
"Yeah, she was a beast."

Jackson @ Webster

Posted at 12:02 PM

"I saw the most disgusting thing yesterday at Crissy Field."
"Yeah, what's that?"
"A yellow lab ran up to a huge pile of horse crap, and just started scooping it up in his mouth like a bulldozer, and eating it."
"That's disgusting."
"It's owner couldn't pull him away from it, either. The owner looked so humiliated."

The Embarcadero

Posted at 11:59 AM

"No, he's grasping at straws. If he didn't smoke so much pot... No, I've never seen someone smoke so much pot. He's smoked so much he should be dead. No, You tell him if he doesn't pay the rent, I'll sue him. I'm tired of paying his share. You know, we're buying pot by default because we pay his rent."

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Market @ California

Posted at 4:45 PM

"No, I got Famous Wayne to shine my shoes. And he shines one bad ass, mother fucking shoe. What? I don't know why he's famous. That's just what he calls himself. What? He can call himself whatever he wants, that doesn't mean he's famous. I know that. But maybe he saved someone's life or something."

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Market @ Noe

Posted at 9:27 PM

"He kind of came out to himself when he came out to me. Then I came out to him. I said I think you love people for who they are, not their gender."
"That's so sweet."
"I never thought I could make love to a guy. And he never thought he could make love to a woman. It was truly moving."

Monday, August 27, 2007

One Market

Posted at 9:46 AM

"There's just too many cats. I mean, look at all the cat poop out there."
"It's not as much as dog poop."
"No, that's just not accurate. You're seeing cat poop but thinking it's dog poop. Don't get me wrong, I'm not for the mass killing of cats, but I wouldn't be opposed to it, really."

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Elizabeth @ Sanchez

Posted at 1:12 PM

"Dude, everyone's, like, going to Burning Man this year. This whole, like, neighborhood is going to clear out."
"You going?"
"Fuck, yeah. I'm going to get so, like, fucking fucked up."

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

One Market

Posted at 9:01 AM

"What's this?"
"A picture of John Tesh."
"Why's it on my desk?"
"You've been Teshed."

Market @ California

Posted at 8:59 AM

"Hey, everyone. I'm the real black man, right here. Check this out. Hundred percent real."

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Paradise Valley Retirement Community, Fairfield, CA

Posted at 8:18 PM

"I remember when everyone worried that their daughters would become flappers... My sister, God bless her heart, came home one night with a bob-haircut, and our mother just about died."

Paradise Valley Retirement Community, Fairfield, CA

Posted at 8:15 PM

"I want to sit for a week before I sit again."
"What, Grandma?"
"You know, sit?"
"That's what it is, after they have us pay seven dollars and eighty cents."

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Noe @ 24th

Posted at 3:54 PM

"She's just always there. I get coffee in the morning, she's there. I eat some dinner, she's there. Time to run errands, she's there too. Even to smog check the car. Nobody told me marriage was like this."

Monday, August 13, 2007

One Market

Posted at 5:27 PM

"Want to see my little Fabio? Come with us to Six Flags, and you can see it there."

1 California: MUNI

Posted at 4:10 PM

"My Mama's makin' dinner tonight."
"Yeah. You want to come over?"
"I don't know. What she makin'?"
"I don't know. Let me call her. Mama, it's me. Yeah. What're you makin' for dinner? Yeah. She's makin' liver and onions. You want some?"
"Liver and onions. I haven't had that since I was ten. How's she cookin' it?"
"Mama, how you cookin' it? She says fried."
"Fried? I thought you boiled liver."
"Mama, don't you boil liver. She says, 'No, don't be stupid.'"

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

California @ Market

Posted at 1:51 PM

"I'm of the opinion that I don't want to hear your opinion."

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

1 California: MUNI

Posted at 5:12 PM

"Stop. Driver, stop!"
"There's no stop here."
"This is my stop."
"This is my bus."

Thursday, August 02, 2007

One Market

Posted at 1:44 PM

"Hitler's bagpipes."

Battery @ Market

Posted at 10:38 AM

"Thanks for nothing, hippie."

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

One Market

Posted at 1:37 PM

"Can you imagine how much money you'd make if you could genetically engineer a dog that didn't crap or shed?"
"Well, they've got to allow for some kind of metabolistic functions."
"Maybe they could figure out an orifice that gets plugged into a wall."

Market @ Gough

Posted at 1:37 PM

"I'm not a coffee addict, I'm a coffee enthusiast."

One Market

Posted at 1:36 PM

"I bet they don't have white carpet at chicken camp."

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