Archive for February 9th, 2011

February 9, 2011

Pic of Day : Jade (plant)

by Accidental Bear

February 9, 2011

Band (beard) Watch:FRIGHTENED RABBIT

by Accidental Bear

You are currently reading about Frightened Rabbit. They are a band who live in Glasgow and have done for some time. They record in bedrooms, cupboards and kitchens. Anyone can be in Frightened Rabbit. They have played some live shows in this city, but want to meet people from other cities, in order that they can come and blow into tubes when they play live. Lets keep pop music alive by getting it out of that dress and into a sweater.

February 9, 2011

Mission Shooting: Gang Shoot Non-Gang Member in the Back

by Accidental Bear

If it were up to me I’d be throwing the death penalty at dumb-asses like this! ( not kidding). Put yourself in the victims shoes…. got your butt out of bed at the ass crack of dawn, walking to work ( still dreaming of bed) , and out of  nowhere shot in the back. The fact that now you have the day off doesn’t balance things out. <extra sad face , because this is blocks from my house>


SFPD: Mission Shooting Gang Related, Though Victim Wasn’t In A Gang

by Bay City News

February 9, 2011 12:28 AM


sfpd_arrestcuffs.jpgshooting Monday morning in San Francisco’s Mission District appears to have been gang-related, police said Tuesday.

The victim was on his way to work at about 7:30 a.m. when two suspects drove up to him near the corner of 17th and Mission streets and began “throwing gang signs,” police said.

The victim, who is not believed to be a gang member, was shot in the back by one of the suspects before the vehicle took off, according to police. The man was taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries not believed to be life threatening.

David Salgado and Giovanni Sandoval, both 19-year-old San Mateo County residents, were arrested after the shooting, police said.

Officers used a description of the assailants to find and arrest the two men, according to police. A gun was allegedly recovered from their vehicle.

The pair was charged with attempted homicide, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a loaded weapon, and participation in a criminal street gang.

They remained in custody Tuesday night.

Janna Brancolini, Bay City News

February 9, 2011

LEVIS, What’s in a Doodle on the Butt?

by Accidental Bear

What’s in a doodle on your butt I ask. The answer is a WHOLE LOT OF MONEY! When I think of blue jeans I immediately think Levis ( I wear nothing but) and the classic recognizable back pocket stitch. And how can you forget Jordache jeans! I could go on and on about men wearing ‘womens jeans’ and a whole essay on how skinny jeans only look good on 1% of the population, but I’ll spare you ( today).


Court: Levi’s Can Sue Abercrombie & Fitch For Back Pocket Confusion

VIA  Bay City News

February 8, 2011 3:50 PM

  • levis.back.jpgA federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco today that Levi Strauss is entitled to a second try on its claim that Abercrombie & Fitch weakened the value of the trademark arch pattern on the back pocket of Levi’s blue jeans.

San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co. claimed in a federal lawsuit filed in 2007 that Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. diluted its trademark by adopting a similar pattern on its own blue jeans.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned a 2009 ruling by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White of San Francisco in favor of Ohio-based Abercrombie & Fitch.

White had said Levi Strauss would have to prove that the two designs were identical or nearly identical, and said the company had not met that standard.

a&f.back.jpgBut a three-judge panel of the appeals court said the correct standard under a 2006 federal law, known as Trademark Dilution Revision Act, should be whether the two designs are similar and have the result of blurring the distinction between the two brands.

The decision allows Levi Strauss to go back to the district court for a second trial or other proceedings on its bid for an injunction against the rival company.

Levi Strauss’ trademarked design, used since 1873, has two connecting arches stitched onto the back pocket of its jeans.

The appeals court said sales of garments with this design have accounted for 95 percent of Levi Strauss’ revenue over the past 30 years, totaling roughly $50 billion in sales.

Abercrombie’s design, which it began using in 2006, has two shallower arches connected by a so-called “dipsy doodle,” resembling the mathematical sign for infinity.

Abercrombie has argued in court filings that the two designs are not only not identical but are also not even legally similar. But the appeals court said that question should go back to the district court.

Julia Cheever, Bay City News

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