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(Metafilter)   The grandmother of a Metafilter user is missing in San Francisco, could our good buddies at Fark lend a hand?   (metatalk.metafilter.com) divider line
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7703 clicks; posted to Main » and Fandom » on 19 Jun 2011 at 12:49 AM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2011-06-18 9:23:08 PM  
Very sorry about this. I take it the police/hospitals/etc have been notified.
 
2011-06-19 12:08:27 AM  
I wish I lived in that area so I could be of more assistance. Please keep us updated.
 
2011-06-19 12:53:17 AM  
Thanks for the greenlight. If anyone is in the area follow the link over to Metafilter to find out how you can help.
 
2011-06-19 12:54:00 AM  
I'm on Bay and Hyde, no car, but I'll keep an eye out.
 
2011-06-19 12:56:58 AM  
Brother I brought you some silver! Brother I brought you some gold! I brought whatever farking thing you need to keep Granny from being out in the cold!
 
2011-06-19 1:02:06 AM  
Lawrence, KS division checking in. No sign here.

Good luck, I'm sure she'll be found soon.
 
2011-06-19 1:03:27 AM  
I live right by SF General, but I don't have a Metafilter account and a Google search is not showing a Silver Alert or anything about a missing elderly woman in SF other than for that Metafilter thread. Any other info? EIP.
 
2011-06-19 1:04:20 AM  
[image from dl.dropbox.com too old to be available]
 
2011-06-19 1:04:27 AM  
Is she hot?
 
2011-06-19 1:05:47 AM  
God, that's awful. Best of luck in your search.
 
2011-06-19 1:05:55 AM  
There is a Facebook group here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_107111242714696
 
2011-06-19 1:07:11 AM  
furiousxgeorge, gracias.
 
2011-06-19 1:08:48 AM  

sseye: Is she hot?


She looks like the Chinese Betty White, so , yes.
 
2011-06-19 1:09:13 AM  
Poor dear.

Best wishes.
 
2011-06-19 1:12:21 AM  
That's so sad. I hope they find her soon, and she's safe.
 
2011-06-19 1:14:03 AM  
furiousxgeorge She looks old enough to have been around during the japanese internment. Find out if she was relocated, and if so, where she lived before she was relocated. I bet she's trying to get to wherever home was back then. That's a common thing.

also check bus stations.
 
2011-06-19 1:14:20 AM  

furiousxgeorge: There is a Facebook group here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_107111242714696


Per the most recent comment, they may have found her. I hope so! How scary.
 
2011-06-19 1:15:24 AM  

Crocodilly_Pontifex: furiousxgeorge She looks old enough to have been around during the japanese internment. Find out if she was relocated, and if so, where she lived before she was relocated. I bet she's trying to get to wherever home was back then. That's a common thing.

also check bus stations.


She also looks Chinese, not Japanese.
 
2011-06-19 1:16:04 AM  

propasaurus: Crocodilly_Pontifex: furiousxgeorge She looks old enough to have been around during the japanese internment. Find out if she was relocated, and if so, where she lived before she was relocated. I bet she's trying to get to wherever home was back then. That's a common thing.

also check bus stations.

She also looks Chinese, not Japanese.


Asians of all nationalities were relocated.
 
2011-06-19 1:17:52 AM  
Good luck. I hope for the best.
 
2011-06-19 1:18:57 AM  
I just copied this from facebook:
Steve Hsu
I just talked to her on the phone. She's in incredibly good spirits for someone who was wandering the city for 30+ hours. They're taking her to the hospital just to make sure she's okay. I'll be in SF by tomorrow night.

I am deeply grateful to all of you and feel overwhelmed by your support.

/happy
 
2011-06-19 1:19:25 AM  
i'm here in SF, near the inner richmond.

if i can help i'm happy to.

best of luck.
 
2011-06-19 1:19:30 AM  
Steve Hsu
I just talked to her on the phone. She's in incredibly good spirits for someone who was wandering the city for 30+ hours. They're taking her to the hospital just to make sure she's okay. I'll be in SF by tomorrow night.

I am deeply grateful to all of you and feel overwhelmed by your support.
about a minute ago
 
2011-06-19 1:19:42 AM  
According to the facebook link, she has definitely been found. :)
 
2011-06-19 1:20:00 AM  

nrdgrl: furiousxgeorge: There is a Facebook group here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_107111242714696

Per the most recent comment, they may have found her. I hope so! How scary.


Well that was easy. Pony thread?

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2011-06-19 1:20:04 AM  
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2011-06-19 1:20:14 AM  
She's been found! Per Facebook:

"I just talked to her on the phone. She's in incredibly good spirits for someone who was wandering the city for 30+ hours. They're taking her to the hospital just to make sure she's okay. I'll be in SF by tomorrow night.

I am deeply grateful to all of you and feel overwhelmed by your support."

Awesome. Behold the power of the internets!!
 
2011-06-19 1:20:33 AM  
lcurtisl

curses!!!!!!
 
2011-06-19 1:22:53 AM  

furiousxgeorge: nrdgrl: furiousxgeorge: There is a Facebook group here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_107111242714696

Per the most recent comment, they may have found her. I hope so! How scary.

Well that was easy. Pony thread?


How about random dancing?

farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2011-06-19 1:24:17 AM  
And I feel like I was deeply involved because I read about it on the internet and then commented in this thread.

Now I'm going to have a beer and some old Chinese leftovers I found in the back of the refrigerator to celebrate.
 
2011-06-19 1:24:54 AM  
Hey, CruiseMan, I'll share being happy with you and nrdgrl. Enough grandma finding happiness to go around!

/Time for My Little Pony while I fall asleep
 
2011-06-19 1:26:53 AM  
Did you make sure to credit Drew Curtis?
 
2011-06-19 1:28:38 AM  
I just hope she is ok.

And I hope that you will invite me over for Sunday supper.

She looks like a great cook. (It's secret granny eye code)
 
2011-06-19 1:30:50 AM  
I'm searching for this chick. It's kind of urgent.

[image from oi51.tinypic.com too old to be available]
 
2011-06-19 1:35:21 AM  

Buckney Gurre: I'm searching for this chick. It's kind of urgent.


I just talked to her. She's in incredibly good spirits for someone locked up in my basement for the past 30 hours.
 
2011-06-19 1:37:08 AM  
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/just let her go, man, she knows what she's doin'
 
2011-06-19 1:43:12 AM  
They had a silver/amber alert by my house last week, but it was completely incomprehensible. I can only surmise they were trying to describe her physical features (e.g. HR:BRWN), but it looked like a megaman password:

'SILVER ALERT:CT5YT:NDJU:7TRN:DKTY:RTND'

...

Yeah, I'll get right on that.
 
2011-06-19 1:46:00 AM  
Help, I'm being held prisoner in a chinese fortune cookie factory
 
2011-06-19 1:48:18 AM  

Sim Tree: RTND


RTND = rotund maybe?
 
2011-06-19 1:56:07 AM  
And yet, not a single word from Nancy Grace


// Glad she was found :)
 
2011-06-19 1:56:23 AM  

Crocodilly_Pontifex: furiousxgeorge She looks old enough to have been around during the japanese internment. Find out if she was relocated, and if so, where she lived before she was relocated. I bet she's trying to get to wherever home was back then. That's a common thing.

also check bus stations.


The missing poster says she speaks Mandarin, which is a Chinese dialect, not Japanese. Also, her name is Chinese, not Japanese.
 
2011-06-19 1:57:54 AM  

Sim Tree: SILVER ALERT:CT


Carrot Top is missing? OMG!
 
2011-06-19 1:58:31 AM  
I'm glad she was found and is okay.
 
2011-06-19 1:59:15 AM  
I have a feeling this isn't over yet... Probably this a pod people version of the granny and the real one is being turned into a gelatinous ooze that will feed an unholy army of tiger moms.

/Why, yes, I am drunk. Why do you ask?
//Tiger moms ≥ cougars
 
2011-06-19 1:59:43 AM  
I've got a wang she can lean her fangs on.
 
2011-06-19 2:11:10 AM  
Now that I think back on it, perhaps they were trying to describe her car, instead? Or travel path? Rt.7, destination NoT DiSCloseD? I may not remember it correctly, either.

If they had spaces, it might have made sense, but it was impossible to determine if a letter was the answer to a previous colon, or the descriptor for the next. Maybe it was supposed to make sense to police officers, since it was on the traffic signs.
 
2011-06-19 2:11:56 AM  
llSmithll lost missy the cat, love it.

glad the grandmother was found safe.
 
2011-06-19 2:35:37 AM  
Yay for finding granny safe and sound.
 
2011-06-19 2:45:50 AM  
nrdgrl: I am deeply grateful to all of you and feel overwhelmed by your support."

Mal: Well, look at this! Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?
Zoë: Big damn heroes, sir.
Mal: Ain't we just?
And Fark will keep on flyin'.
 
2011-06-19 2:47:38 AM  
I'm betting she was filming something for kink.com and didn't want to tell her family about it.

//loves me some granny porn
//// always fap to The Golden Girls
 
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