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Bikes to Books: Autumn is Coming

September 28, 2015

It’s that time of year! Join us at 1 PM on Saturday, October 24th to ride the city and make new friends while learning some history and then have a couple of beers. Rally at South Park for the biannual Bikes to Books tour and enjoy a robust 7.1 mile tour of San Francisco.

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The ride is free, and maps will be for sale at the end of the ride (both the original folded double-sided version and the even larger flat poster version with over 863 square inches of history!

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Eclipse, Man

September 28, 2015

I suppose so:

but we all know the real reason for eclipses.


SF Flag 4.0

September 7, 2015

hey so based on the SS Sutro,

 yet another SF flag design!


see also

Edwin Fox: Never Forget!

August 12, 2015

Take a moment to remember the 300,000 IPA thrown overboard to save the Edwin Fox off the coast of India on August 12, 1869. 

You know what to do. 

SF Flag 3.0

June 27, 2015

Long time readers will remember our previous discussions regarding the flag of San Francisco

Recently @romanmars put forth a call to have a new flag rise like a phoenix from the old Frisco flag. 

By the power vested in me by the LLCoVE (La Lengua Center of Vexillogical Excellence) I hereby present a new proposal.

On foggy days you will be required to fly this flag:


Reasons why this is appropriately awesome:

  • 7×7, more or less (SF is actually 46.87 square miles so at 46.5 squares (count ’em) this [fl|m]a[g|p] is surprisingly accurate)
  • @karlthefog (h/t @andrewjfaulkner)
  • if you can’t figure out the red square well there is not much I can do for you

Like all successful flags I believe my design is so powerful it does not need to be discussed. Thank you. Ed Lee will be delivering one (well both) to your home via Muni shortly.


For those looking for a traditional tricolor, tip your burrito in respect towards the glory of blue, grey and foil:


And with a new flag comes a new motto:

Aluminio en Paz y Niebla en Guerra

Sutro Circles

June 25, 2015


Three shots taken via iPhone through the Stamen Sutroscope and glommed together with AutoStitch.

Burrito Law

May 14, 2015

As burritos transcend the Mission, we here at Burrito Justice keep a watchful eye on quality worldwide and frankly, it’s not looking good. One of our agents has just reported in from the United Kingdom:



WTAF England. Looks like Gibbons needs to get cracking on a new book.

Despite our best efforts, we are seeing escalating threats, both international and domestic, against the sanctity of burritos. This must cease.

By the powers vested in me by the City and Country of San Francisco, Junipero Serra and Febronio Ontiveros, I hereby declare BURRITO LAW:

Statute 1:

Statute 2:

We frankly cannot believe these first two statutes are necessary but that is what things have come to, folks. It is indeed an era so dark that our next statue is sadly required. Brace yourselves:

Statute 3:

That’s right people, not all cylinders are created equal. We have no choice but to implement appellation d’origine contrôlée de burrito: if it’s not made in a county that touches San Francisco Bay, it’s not a burrito. (OK, fine, Santa Cruz too. Any county that touches a county that touches the Bay. But we get to disqualify any burritos in these secondary counties. Caveat Burritor.)

“But what about a burrito bowl?” some have asked. Sure! A burrito bowl is a burrito, as long as these conditions apply:

Any transgressions of these three statutes should be immediately reported to the BBB (Better Burrito Bureau):


We are a kind and generous people and realize that inspired individuals may transcend the unfortunate limitations that geography has imposed on them. If you feel your local, non-Bay Area burrito meets our standards, you are wrong, but do feel free to send in form BE-4101 in triplicate:

Note that any and all burritos exported from the BABE (Bay Area of Burrito Excellence) are and will continue to be burritos with legal and moral standing until their consumption, presuming of course that Statue 1 and Statue 2 are not transgressed. These include burritos smuggled on airplanes, delivered by the Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel and of course via the all-powerful Burrito Railgun.

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All others, enjoy your cylinders of sadness! Or jump on a flight to SFO and hop on BART to 24th St.