• Announcements

    • Zapata

      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About fogmachine

  • Rank

Contact Methods

  • ICQ

Profile Information

  • Location
    SF Bay Area
  • Interests
    Stirring things up from the poop deck.
  1. AC35 limericks

    Kiwis follow local fads "Dark n Stormies for all of the lads!" Oracle's bluster Has lost all it's luster Looks like they're kneed in the 'nads
  2. sixes, and sevens

    Sorry, no bun fight. Just pretty boats and an occasional Blue Angel. All shot on an iPhone while volunteering for mark duty.
  3. News from SF Embarcadero...

    I wonder if that would extend to blimps like the one decorated with a Minion we saw two weeks ago, and those used as occasional camera platforms for sports events.
  4. News from SF Embarcadero...

    Well, that was an entertaining press conference - not as good as sailboats sailing, but drama nonetheless. For those planning to watch boats racing, Max Sirena said Luna Rosa will not take part in Sunday's races against ETNZ. But if the jury rules before that (changing the current schedule of a Monday hearing) they might change their mind. Iain Percy says that if the jury rules in favor of LR or ETNZ, the blue boat won't measure in and they won't be able to race at all. Jimmy Spithill says, "It's only a little screw and an Allen key, what's the big deal?"
  5. News from SF Embarcadero...

    It isn't like any stadium, it's an open bay. I want to know how it is possible to rent a section of the water to some boat owners while excluding others. a saftey zone is understandable, excluding the riff raff in their cheezy little row boats is not.If Larry was not allowed to use Alcatraz for the exclusive viewing pleasure the idle rich why are the Bay waters any different? ??? Haven't you looked at any of the maps? I don't mind conspiracy theories, but make them plausible or they lose entertainment value.
  6. News from SF Embarcadero...

    If ETNZ and Artemis go home, maybe it's not too late for you to enter - after all, you already have the right number of hulls, a 2 boat program and you're not afraid to sail the when the breeze picks up. You already spend more time in the course area than all of the challengers put together.
  7. AC34 - Let's kill all the lawyers

  8. News from SF Embarcadero...

    The October event was an attempt to capitalize on Fleet Week which had a set of unintended consequences: - Since Marina Green was occupied, the Village moved to a smaller and less convenient space nearer to Chrissy Field - The grandstand moved to The Spit which was at one end of the course where you couldn't see the finish - The course used the safety box set by the USCG for the airshow which was further offshore and didn't extend as far towards the GG Bridge as the August event - this also allowed spectator boats to obscure the view from shore - The start was set by the whims of the airshow finishing, which on the day a Blue Angel had a mechanical meant a 40 minute delay. One race finished almost in the dark. I'm not sure how ACxx felt about September - it certainly brought the AC to a new group of live viewers, but it's unclear how many and if it was a sticky demographic. OTOH the staging costs seemed pretty low and the racing was great. Dixie nailed it - watching on shore with a view but near a TV while having decent net connectivity is the trifecta. Any living room in much of the world can hit two out of three.
  9. News from SF Embarcadero...

    The Wave Organ area is open park land, though I wouldn't be surprised if the GGYC blocks it off. Was there for last summer's Blue Angels practice day.
  10. News from SF Embarcadero...

    The end of the spit passed the GGYC will be a fine place to watch from, and for photos (if not on the water) a long lens the path on the hill between Ft Mason and Aquatic Park has been good for the Blue Angels.
  11. News from SF Embarcadero...

    As I said in post #1015, if the BoS denied the appeal to FEIR certification the environmental groups would file a court action. The appeal was denied, the groups filed in court on the last day possilbe, as expected. The only interesting part is the vast majority of those complaining about the EIR (Dolphin Club, Audubon Society, Save the Turtles, etc) were appeased - this is just Aaron Peskin and his Telegraph Hill cronies. They are a barrier to positive change in SF and always have been. It's possible that a judge can decree that construction be halted until the suit is ruled upon - this will stop both the AC effort and might delay or scuttle the cruise ship terminal, too.
  12. News from SF Embarcadero...

    It will be interesting to see how this plays against the standard weekend City Front racing - the 2012 area includes YRA marks 16, A, X, and 6 (Blackaller, StFYC, GGYC, Ft Mason), and the sometimes-restricted Anita Rock while 2013 adds 18 and 2 (Blossom, Alcatraz). OYRA races starting from the GGYC and StFYC before noon are ok, though finishing might be "interesting." The Wednesday Woodies twilight series from StFYC shouldn't be affected since they start after 5pm.
  13. News from SF Embarcadero...

    ^^^^ Am I the only one confused by the speculative attendee number reduction? Who heard what? How did they manage to lose 80% of the expected spectators over a year before the event even takes place ? On another note is the projected financial " boon " to the Frisco area also reduced by a similar amount ? I think the data was misquoted by the appeal attorney, Mr. Lippe. I think that he tried to set the record straight later, that he was talking about spectator boats and not spectators. He kept saying things like "There was an 80% reduction in projected spectator numbers between the draft EIR and the actual EIR." I think Mr. Lippe was smoking something. I don't feel like watching the archive to straighten it out. I wonder if it was sneaky lawyer speak? Yes,. the FEIR refined the DEIR spectator boat wild guess with an empirical count from the 2011 Fleet Week Saturday Blue Angels show. Mr. Lippe and others misquoted this change and the reduced estimate of cruise ship visits to raise the spectre of false economic activity estimates. It was later corrected in the Planning Commission rebuttal, but corrections rarely have the same impact as baseless accusations.
  14. News from SF Embarcadero...

    Agree with this from KL: "One of my takeaways from a heap of 2011 trips to San Francisco City Hall was a higher opinion of city government than I had when I started."
  15. News from SF Embarcadero...

    SF BOS considers appeal to EIS Certification TOMORROW (24-FEB-12) 4pm Legislative Chamber, Room 250 City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102-4689 See item #29 of tomorrow's agenda. The appeal is also available; it is on behalf of "San Francisco Tomorrow", "Golden Gate Audubon Society", "Waterfront Watch", "The Telegraph Hill Dwellers", and "The Sierra Club". As I understand it, if the BOS denies the appeal then these groups file suit. Mine is a crazy city. Sometimes crazy good, sometimes crazy stupid.