Who You Gonna Call?

San Francisco is famous for its more than 600 murals across The City,  including great examples of Chicano art in the Mission, the controversial pro-labor WPA-era murals in Coit Tower, and Diego Rivera’s work in various buildings.

Imagine my delight this morning when Mr. SFL and I were driving down 8th Street to Trader Joe’s and discovered the newest addition to San Francisco’s collection of murals, painted on the side of a janky  hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant.

Close ups after the jump.

Here’s a close up of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man:

And it appears that a Matt Groening fan (or refugee from the animation studios in Korea) painted this homage to Ghostbusters:

Nobody signed the mural, and South of Market neighborhood blogs are buzzing with questions about who is responsible for it. So far it has not been destroyed with graffiti, though it helps that it is across the street from the California Highway Patrol’s San Francisco station at the Interstate 80/9th St. off-ramp and a block from the SFPD headquarters at the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant.

If you’re in the Bay Area, come see it on the corner of 8th St. and Bryant:


Is it just me, or does Stay-Puf there look like Dick Cheney?

@Mistress Cynica: Oh, that’s a low blow insult to the Marshmallow Man.

Ms. Still and I were enjoying the murals in the Mission District this afternoon, but nothing this memorable. Thanks for sharing.

@WS: Don’t taunt me! Brunch next Sunday?

OK, back from the 12 hr metal fest in the hot desert sum with NO BEER*. Slammed two G&Ts when I got home. Awesome bands. Old school thrash LIVES on the side stages!

*Dad driving with child.

@SanFranLefty: Next Sunday son #2 and girl friend are descending on us for a visit. The following weekend we are in Ashland. August 7 or 8? If interested, you can follow up at hugh404 (at) ix.netcom.com.

@Walking Still: BTW, Weird that you were looking at murals the day I posted this.

I forgot I’m going up to Washington next weekend. I should be around the 7th/8th and most other weekends.
(sanfranlefty [at] stinque [dot] com)

@karen marie: @Benedick: I think we can all agree that RML is the dad we all longed for but that few, if any, of us had.

@Mistress Cynica: Thanks, guys. I’m just trying to do my best in raising my kid and being a good husband. I have a very rich life and I’m glad to have the Stinques be a part of it.

Ironically, I’m at the office now, trying to catch up from being sick a couple of days this week and for a meeting with a partner on a project. Son of RML was still asleep when I left the house at 11 a.m. We’ll probably take a hike or run out to the lake to laze and bother the fish.

/back to the grind

@redmanlaw: I’m baking zucchini bread. Then gonna go and run a few laps around the junior college track to make room for some.

Tonight I’m going to go play with a friend’s iPad. A female friend, Benedick.

@Dodgerblue: Oooh, what’s your recipe? I just harvested a shitload of zucchinis from the garden. I was going to slice and grill but bread is an option.

The last thing you want to see when you’re stoned out of your mind is the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. And stairs.

ADD: Senior Week, 1984, Wildwood, NJ.

@SanFranLefty: Here you go:

Makes 1 loaf: 1 cup grated zuc (peeled or not), 1 cup sugar, 1/2 orange (grated), 2 eggs, 1/2 cup butter, 1 tbsp vanilla extract (I use more), 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 3 tsp cinnamon (I use more), some shredded coconut, some chopped walnuts. Beat together first 6 ingredients, combine with the dry stuff and stir until thick and gooey. 9×5 inch greased loaf pan, 350 deg for 55 min. Let it cool for 15 min before you knock it out of the loaf pan. For vegan, use margarine instead of butter and egg substitute for eggs. I usually make two loaves at a time. Today I’m making 4 because the zuc’s are taking over my yard. I posted a pic of a couple of monsters on FB.

@Dodgerblue: Muchas gracias. I saw the pics – looked quite phallic!

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