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Guardian’s Scene Fall 2008 Launch Party at Bender’s
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Image by San Francisco Bay Guardian
Guardian hotties Deborah, Paula and Jupiter (l.-r., front row) enjoy the company and services of bartender Tula at Bender’s in San Francisco’s Mission District, celebrating our newest installment of SCENE: The Guardian Guide to Bay Area Nightlife and Glamour!

Amtrak Beverage List, c. 1975
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Image by michaeljy
Amtrak’s version of the Southern’s Buffet Service menu. How quaint. It looks as though something has hit the fan, as usual. Hopefully it was only coffee.

Notice that, whatever those people are toasting, they are doing it with transparent hands. You can see right through them. Maybe they’re ghost passengers from the 20th Century Limited.

They had something called the Reprographics Department, a word that doesn’t exist, that generated all this stuff. They had no artistic or graphics talent on staff, they would just steal clip art from anywhere they could find it, such as it existed then, pre-Internet and desktop publishing. They literally cut-and-pasted stuff together and ran it through a Xerox copier.

I didn’t remember there EVER being a time when you could get a beer on Amtrak for 60 cents!

I wonder what the difference between the 60-cent beer and the 75-cent "premium" beer was?

The "almond note" is so pretentious-sounding. There wasn’t anything "special" about "Our Special Amtrak Almonds." The few ex-railroaders Amtrak had in Washington, as Mr. Claytor once told me, were, "Mostly rejects from the Penn Central, which is really scraping the bottom of the barrel." Poor old Amtrak, whenever they’d try to do anything that signified "class," it just came across as "crass." You can see so many similarities between Amtrak things and latter-day Penn Central things, even down to phrasing and choice of fonts. Old PC, trying to pretend they had anything left of the class always exemplified by PRR and NYC…

The real reason they put the "almond note" on there, and similar such "public notices," is that they knew they had to put the passengers on notice to expect to get almonds with their drink. Otherwise, the employees wouldn’t offer them, hoard them, and end up getting them all. It was really a directive to bartenders, or Lounge Car Lead Service Attendants, as Amtrak renamed them. That’s exactly the way it reads, as something that ought to be in a service manual, not a document intended for the public.

Dee and Trisha wait for service by the OB lookalike bartender
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Image by Room317

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