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San Francisco Street Artist Pleasures Tourists


Some clever street artist took liberties with an ad for the USS Pampanito Submarine at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. It certainly seems like a far more exciting tourist destination now.

Gawker lauds it as best in class in the recent trend in "remixing" advertisements, noting, "This is the kind of creative work you can only get when your city leads the country in both gay liberation and designers per capita."

(flickr user joestump)

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  1. That is classic! That is the kind of thing that makes me proud to live in SF.

    Posted by: Tweetty | Jun 18, 2008 11:36:31 AM

  2. I was all ready to get huffy (kneejerk patriotic reaction of a lifelong military brat) until I realized there's plenty of marines who would appreciate both the ad AND the offer. Their WAGS (wives and girlfriends)...not so much.

    Posted by: Chas | Jun 18, 2008 12:35:16 PM

  3. Absolutely hilarious. I did a double take as I looked at your posting. I'm actually going up to SF this weekend. I'll definitely be on the lookout for gay-ified ads.

    Posted by: Kenny | Jun 18, 2008 1:00:14 PM

  4. Oh, that's awesome. And the unfortunate answer is no...

    Posted by: Ray | Jun 18, 2008 1:39:12 PM

  5. I saw this brilliantly hijacked ad aboard one of the oldest streetcars servicing (heh) the F-Market line. The ad is directly over the mid-car "USCITA" or exit.

    The streetcar is one of seven 1928 "Peter Witt" cars from Milan, Italy... restored and painted with its original livery of solid orange; you can't miss 'em, they're clanky and loud, as if they're riding on gravel. Much of the onboard advertising is in Italian.

    Posted by: I before E | Jun 18, 2008 3:49:18 PM

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