Monday, September 15, 2008

Signs of the Times #22 -- September 15, 2008

The San Francisco Arts Commission ( has set up a series of posters representing characters from Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon (one of my favorite novels). Artist Owen Smith made this image to represent femme fatale Brigid O'Shaughnessy. I have always wondered whether Hammet was thinking of San Francisco city engineer MM O'Shaughnessy when he chose her name.
I took this photo on 22-August-2008 on Market near Fifth.
We finally have a state budget. They went and borrowed from the lottery. Bad idea.

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