Monday, September 29, 2008

As hard as I tried, I could not come up with any captions that did this picture justice. Here are some attempts. PLease feel free to comment with your own:

- The Smell of Fear
- Plenty of Seats Still Available
- Holy Shit!
- A River Runs Through It
- United We Stand
- #1 or #2
- Next!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

What happens when a cable car stalls

Ever wondered what happens if a San Francisco cable car stops working? Since all the cars on that line use the same cable, 1 car stopping on the tracks not only blocks traffic but it holds up all the other cable cars coming up behind it.

I got to find out on my last trip to San Francisco. We were ridding the Powell line from Union Square to Ghirardelli Square. About 1/2 way to our chocolate dream, the cable car operator could no longer grip the cable running under the street. That basically left us stalled right in the middle of an intersection at the bottom of a very steep hill (like there are any others in SF).

After about 10 minutes of waiting for something to happen, this very large truck with an even larger front bumper pulled up behind us and pushed us to the top of the hill where our driver was able to grab the cable again and off we went.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

CART 2002 Crew Video

After cleaning up my server today, I came across this nearly long forgotten video I put together from the 2002 CHAMP / CART season television crew. If your not familiar with freelance TV life, this is a small glimpse of some of the best in the business - having fun...

Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) 2002 television crew video