More from the Cartoon Art Museum

A couple of days ago I mentioned that I’d been to the Cartoon Art Museum recently to see a women’s comic artist exhibit and a Ninja Turtles art exhibit. Here are a few more things I saw during that visit.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles … 30 Years?!

Yesterday I mentioned that I’d been to the Cartoon Art Museum recently. I went to go see a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art exhibit. It’s there because it’s the 30th anniversary of the Ninja Turtles. It was so weird to see childhood toys and drawings that were in my home now placed in a museum as vintage ephemera! I wasn’t interested in TNMT myself but my little brother and sister loved the movies (VHS tapes at the time) and had all of the action figures. To think that those are now museum-worthy is just so weird!

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Pretty in Ink: Female Comic Writer Art Exhibit

I’ve had it on my radar to go to the Cartoon Art Museum for awhile but I hadn’t actually been motivated to go until recently. It was actually the Ninja Turtles exhibit I went to go see (more on that here on the blog tomorrow) but I fell in love with another exhibit there called Pretty in Ink. It highlights the work of female comic writers/ artists, which I thought was really interesting to explore.

img 6989 Pretty in Ink: Female Comic Writer Art Exhibit It was interesting to learn about how women cartoonists had work during WWII and then the work kind of dried up after the men returned home but a few persistent women continued with their art. It was also interesting to see the different type of humor, the unique content and the fashion illustration inspiration in the women’s comic art. And it was fun to see the different styles of women’s comics over different eras.img 6990 Pretty in Ink: Female Comic Writer Art Exhibit img 6991 Pretty in Ink: Female Comic Writer Art Exhibit Continue reading

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Two-Stepping, Line-Dancing Fun

I’ve been wanting to go line dancing for years now. I didn’t know where to do it in San Francisco and I couldn’t convince anyone to go with me so it didn’t happen for a long time. But then I mentioned it to a friend who said that they have two-setpping and line-dancing several times each week at Sundance Saloon so we made a date and went.

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Here’s what I posted to Facebook the day after:

I went two-stepping with a friend last night. Things I learned …

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This MUNI Seat Thing

About a month ago I started seeing this sign on the seats at the front of the MUNI buses:

img 6902 This MUNI Seat ThingI wondered what kind of safety issue there could possibly be with those seats that I’ve used many times in the eight years that I lived here. So I turned to Google.

SFist explains: “the company that has manufactured many a Muni bus, warns its customers that “there have been three hard-braking incidents where passengers were ejected from these forward-facing seats and sustained quadriplegic injuries.” SFBG elaborates that it’s a fear of lawsuits that have caused the seats to be flipped up and permanently disabled.

It’s ridiculous. Yes, there’s a chance that if you’re sitting in that seat and there’s a sudden stop you’ll go flying and get hurt. But it seems like there’s at least an equal chance that the same thing will happen if you’re standing in front of the the flipped-up seat, which is what people now do in that space. So now there are just four less seats for sitting down on the buses.

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Inside a Bathroom … Hidden Peak Teahouse

I’m starting a new series of photos collected from bathrooms. I’ve noticed that public bathrooms (in restaurants, cafes, etc.) all seem to have their own style in terms of decor. It’s not something that’s noticed a lot but it’s kind of intriguing. So here’s a look inside the women’s restroom at Hidden Peak Teahouse in Santa Cruz.

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Scenes from Santa Cruz

I’ve only been down to Santa Cruz a few times but I always think of it as the perfect way to experience some summertime in the San Francisco Bay Area. The city itself is often chilly at this time of year but a quick pretty drive down the coast to this college town with a beach boardwalk makes for a nice summer getaway.

Antique Faire

When I went down there recently the first thing I did was check out the monthly Antique Faire downtown. It’s really more like a swapmeet but it was kind of cute to walk through and see what people were selling.

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Beach Boardwalk

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