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I think I hate San Francisco.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by lefty, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :) I'm sure you can find some hipsters rocking that farmer style somewhere in the Mission.
     
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    same in Brooklyn. It's disgusting.
     
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    I spotted a guy wearing overalls, a big beard and not much else on Valencia last week, so yeah.
     
  4. Hayward

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    None of you read the article I take it.

    This is happening everywhere. SF may have a small amount more of it, but it's the same everywhere.
     
  5. imatlas

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    There's a sense in which it started here: San Francisco has been a destination for these "lifestyle tribes" since at least the '50s. I can't think of any other city that has such a long history of self-defined communities converging from around the world. Gays, Beats, Hippies, Venture Capitalists....
     
  6. Hayward

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    Perhaps, but it's much like blaming Greece for the fall of the Roman Empire.
     
  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I did read the article. I just didn't agree with it.
     
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    which is not altogether unreasonable.
     
  9. binge

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    Something everyone can hate: MTV's The Real World returning to San Francisco.

     
  10. GusW

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    It is called "Urban lumberjack" by many and is just as common in Brooklyn as anywhere in the Bay Area.
     
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    Well, for the 2013 crowd - perhaps the following example:

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    But for my generation, the following example is what took place on a regular basis:

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    Then again, my generation started off with song lyrics you could actually understand. Then after I got older, it evolved into just screaming.
     
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    Having just been to San Francisco for a few days for the America's Cup trials, I have to say that I was a bit surprised by what I saw. So many people that are probably best described as "scruffy." On the other hand, our Jack Russell terriers found people up there fascinating. Apparently they have all sorts of wonderful smells. If you're a dog, that is.
     
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    Saru definitely gets better Yelp than Hamano. But we ate at Saru once... the wife vetoed any returns. Something about a lack of authenticity, weird service, bad atmosphere. We'll try Kiss Sushi.
     
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    Let me go how that goes
     
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    Was at bi-rite last Saturday. No Line. Was very good, but not really life changing.
     
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    Crikey! Finally, the perfect use for a phrase that I've wanted to use for over 30 years.

    For some background, for those of you who didn't go to a prep school, you're never told how to dress appropriately, but you're often somewhat rudely told when what you're wearing doesn't meet with the approval of the other boys. The phrase that I remember the most was, "I had a blazer [or whatever] like that once. Then my dad got a job."

    This "urban lumberjack" style wants me to use that phrase in a very, very bad way. Not that I actually would, of course.
     
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    But my guess is that Sakana is as good as sushi gets in SF. Actually my in-laws from Kyoto went there when they visited, and really liked it...
     
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    Hmm. Thats odd. I went there only once and got major food poisoning. The main chef there looks to be drug dependent. I was with a couple if ER nurses from San Fran General. They said he looked and showed the traits.
     

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