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(SFGate)   Attention tour bus riders - look to your right, you'll see the Golden Gate Bridge, to your left is the Palace of Fine Arts, and if you look straight ahead you'll see the wire that's about to take your head off   (sfgate.com) divider line 24
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2013-07-23 12:34:21 AM  
From 12th ave you could not see the GG bridge nor the Palace of fine arts Subby.

Left would be Ocean beach (or more likely the trees that line Park Presidio) and right would just be a bunch of houses or possibly the USF church.

/I'm being a jerk huh
//Keep the attention out of my hood
 
2013-07-23 01:28:27 AM  

bob_ross: From 12th ave you could not see the GG bridge nor the Palace of fine arts Subby.

Left would be Ocean beach (or more likely the trees that line Park Presidio) and right would just be a bunch of houses or possibly the USF church.

/I'm being a jerk huh
//Keep the attention out of my hood


Fat, drunk, and fact-checking Fark headlines is no way to go through life, son
 
2013-07-23 04:46:25 AM  
Liar liar. Pants on fire.
 
2013-07-23 04:48:11 AM  
And if a double decker bus, kills the both of us. To die by your side. It's still a pretty shiatty way to die.
 
2013-07-23 04:48:50 AM  
There way easier was to get wired in the city.
 
2013-07-23 04:52:09 AM  

bob_ross: From 12th ave you could not see the GG bridge nor the Palace of fine arts Subby.

Left would be Ocean beach (or more likely the trees that line Park Presidio) and right would just be a bunch of houses or possibly the USF church.


Hey, subby knows all about navigating in the City! He had to have watched Bullitt and Star Trek IV at least three times each!

/Not to mention The Rock.
//The missile's heading for Oakland!
 
2013-07-23 05:31:59 AM  
FTFA:

A 67-year-old woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries to her face and head that were originally classified as life-threatening, Turner said. Smith said the woman left the hospital that night and took another bus tour with the company before flying home.

This woman obviously would be the best customer you could ever have to deal with if you worked in retail.  You could spill scalding hot coffee on her face and she would come back the next day for lunch.
 
2013-07-23 05:41:27 AM  
I would take that as a sign the Universe hated me.  I mean, can you imagine the life you must have had to think going to SF was remotely interesting?  It the AIDS infected asshole of America.
 
2013-07-23 06:06:04 AM  
Smith said the wire had fallen down after becoming dislodged, leaving it in the path of the bus. She did not know who owned the wire

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2013-07-23 06:22:38 AM  
Look kids, there's Big Ben, there's Parliament!

www.tenpinalleyandspikes.com
 
2013-07-23 07:51:28 AM  
A 67-year-old woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries to her face and head that were originally classified as life-threatening, Turner said. Smith said the woman left the hospital that night and took another bus tour with the company before flying home.

She must have really wanted to see Castro Street.

and / or

Did she get her bottle of Watney's Red Barrel?
 
2013-07-23 08:05:18 AM  

NYCNative: FTFA:

A 67-year-old woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries to her face and head that were originally classified as life-threatening, Turner said. Smith said the woman left the hospital that night and took another bus tour with the company before flying home.

This woman obviously would be the best customer you could ever have to deal with if you worked in retail.  You could spill scalding hot coffee on her face and she would come back the next day for lunch.


I TOLD you she was hardcore...
 
2013-07-23 08:05:39 AM  
A 67-year-old woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries to her face and head that were originally classified as life-threatening, Turner said. Smith said the woman left the hospital that night and took another bus tour with the company before flying home.

Classified as life threatening by who? Was there a lawyer chasing the bus or something?
 
2013-07-23 08:10:35 AM  

bob_ross: From 12th ave you could not see the GG bridge nor the Palace of fine arts Subby.

Left would be Ocean beach (or more likely the trees that line Park Presidio) and right would just be a bunch of houses or possibly the USF church.

/I'm being a jerk huh
//Keep the attention out of my hood


Not Subby, but FTA

"The bus, run by Big Bus Tours, was traveling north on 12th Avenue toward the Golden Gate Bridge when it hit the wire between Anza and Balboa streets  "
 
2013-07-23 08:30:30 AM  
How would you guard against that kind of accident? Maybe a simple roll-cage setup with full-length overhead bars.
 
2013-07-23 09:04:14 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Liar liar. Pants on fire.


Liar liar, pants on fire
Head cut off by a telephone wire
 
2013-07-23 09:31:21 AM  
"I told that idiot to SLICE my sandwich!"
i235.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-23 10:04:27 AM  

nytmare: How would you guard against that kind of accident? Maybe a simple roll-cage setup with full-length overhead bars.


Most open top buses already have a front windshield. I'd imagine the next step up would be to enclose the whole thing.

/Or pay attention.
 
2013-07-23 10:19:18 AM  
Double decker buses should include cable-cutters on the front edge.
 
2013-07-23 10:32:48 AM  

WelldeadLink: Double decker buses should include cable-cutters on the front edge.


But then you would need to have someone driving along behind them. You can imagine where it goes from there.
 
2013-07-23 11:19:13 AM  
Some friends and I rode that touristy double-decker tour across the Golden Gate bridge and around the city. I liked the fact that you could get off and explore for a few hours, then find another pickup spot and continue with another leg of the tour. It was a fun way to learn about the city, as long as you didn't mind the eccentric tour guides they seemed to have.

Our first tour guide we had was a bit of a creep, seemed uncomfortable doing his routine. The next bus had an an old SF hippie that liked to drop incredibly obvious lefty politics into his guide narration, which actually became amusing when he started to irritate some of the older passengers. I don't mind one way or the other what he believed, but the dynamic of tour guide + old preachy hippie dude was really funny in a train-wreck/Borat kind of way.
 
2013-07-23 07:06:38 PM  
Bus protest organized demanding clean sightseeing tour buses.

Scheduled for Aug. 17 at Union Square.  God, I love this crazy city.

Details on the protest ->  www.ByThePeo.pl
 
2013-07-23 07:29:32 PM  

Madaynun: bob_ross: From 12th ave you could not see the GG bridge nor the Palace of fine arts Subby.

Left would be Ocean beach (or more likely the trees that line Park Presidio) and right would just be a bunch of houses or possibly the USF church.

/I'm being a jerk huh
//Keep the attention out of my hood

Not Subby, but FTA

"The bus, run by Big Bus Tours, was traveling north on 12th Avenue toward the Golden Gate Bridge when it hit the wire between Anza and Balboa streets  "


And?
 
2013-07-23 08:33:27 PM  

nytmare: WelldeadLink: Double decker buses should include cable-cutters on the front edge.

But then you would need to have someone driving along behind them. You can imagine where it goes from there.


On a vehicle, a wire cutter is just a hook or blade placed where it will catch and snap the wire.

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