Ballard Street by Jerry Van Amerongen

Ballard Street

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  1. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I understand this. I don’t bring any electronic gadgetry on my contitutional, but I do get into a kind of meditative state where I shut out the world. Today I was lazy and walked only two and a half miles.

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Whooo hoo! Back at the Tiki once again…. what’s a girl gotta do to get a drink around here?

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Maybe he will fall into a fountain like that idiot woman did.

  4. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Darrin is right in style…..


    This afternoon, watching people hurry down San Francisco streets,
    like Darrin, absorbed in their smartphones, radios, mp3 players…
    some wearing dark glasses, hoodies pulled close…

    I wondered how they managed to avoid collision…. with each other,
    with mailboxes, lamposts, zooming bicycles,
    and to barely miss lethal encounters with the diesel spewing behemoths swerving into bus stops.

    Meanwhile, they were completely ignoring the charms of a city that draws tourists from thousands of miles away.,
    on a beautiful blue skies day in a city famous for fog.

  5. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Darrin, take a moment to stop and admire the scenery…

  6. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @margueritem

    Agreed. The leaves have turned color and it’s only a matter of time before they’re gone. Enjoy it while you can.

  7. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    Walk up to the bar and ask for one,

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    You’re right, Briatollah…
    How about a Red Tail Ale, please, bartender?
    I feel like going local….
    and where’s the Monkey?


    Storm…. got any of that pizza left?


    Hullo Red…. you’re still up?

    X …. a gorgeous day in San Francisco too.
    I actually started out today on “your side”, but in Walnut Creek, having stayed with the same friend….
    still nice in the North Bay all the way home….


    Beautiful day on ALL sides of the Bay!


    And Bri — do you have some sort of velocipede other than a bicycle?
    I used to see many types at our annual steampunk event, the Great West End Handcar Regatta….
    but alas… it is no more…. defunct…
    collapsed…. pining for the fjords…

    Meanwhile…. Ballard Street has some beautiful parks, doesn’t it?

  9. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

  10. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

  11. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    I just have a plain old pedal bike, not a penny-farthing. I like old-timey words like “velocipede”. French slang for a bike is “velo”.

  12. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Bri — I figured….

    but I love steampunk, and I liked having an excuse to post those pics.

    And I like words, in general.


    Also, I used to know…. or I should say I was somewhat acquainted with, a fellow who made all sorts of modern conveyances he called velocipedes… variations on bicycles…
    from 1 to 5 or 6 wheels (hexcycles?)


    Mostly recumbent, but not all… patched together out of diverse materials.. bike sections mixed with salvaged car bits…


    Looked like a dump rescue operation…
    hand-pieced fairings held together with duct tape, odd, lumpy welds, one I saw had a catcher’s mitt for a seat…


    Later I found out through our mutual bike shop that he was a millionaire, and some of his creations contained thousands of dollars worth of expensive bike parts.

  13. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Hope he’s got a radar app or he’s not going to ‘avoid’ anything.

  14. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Okay Susan He built it now what? Maybe Redbull can get him to jump from OVER 120,000 feet breaking the new record and on that contraption pedalling fiercely as he falls at over the speed of sound.
    I wonder if the guy who did it the other day experienced the vibrations Yager got when he broke it.
    What I loved was the step off.
    “Hello Earth, Catch me!”
    Hey Repoc
    Was feeling a little depressed over the weekend. Got some tunes to cheer me up. Rush 2112 really lifted my spirits.
    Turtle Beach Head phones, Volume near fatal. Play Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. Hunger games can kiss my derriere.
    Still got my butt kicked but the tunes were rocking the game board. I had some ask “Who was that? They had never heard it.”
    Oh back to the strip
    See it everyday whats the big deal. I’ve only had this computer and my own free access to the world since September.
    How long have you had your toys?
    Plugged in. Tuned in. Turn inwards. Cyber world awaits.

  15. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I can see bike man now.
    I see the train a’coming, its coming round the bend, I must pedal faster or it will go up my rear end.
    Sorry Johnny could not resist it.

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