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I think I hate San Francisco.

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

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Funny you should mention that. Just added a codicil that states my wife may abandon my body anywhere but the Bay Area.
    I will rest. In peace.

    lefty
     


  2. whiteslashasian

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    Glad to eventually have you back, lefty!
     


  3. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Thanks. Will be happy to be back. Eventually.

    Just a reminder that the Lost Lanscapes of SF is this Thursday. Binge could probably give more details.

    Lost Landscapes of San Francisco 6

    Thursday, Dec 8 7:30p
    at Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA

    Age Suitability: None Specified

    Rick Prelinger, a guerrilla archivist who collects the uncollected and makes it accessible, presents the 6th of his annual Lost Landscapes of San Francisco screenings. You'll see an eclectic montage of rediscovered and rarely-seen film clips showing life, landscapes, labor and leisure in a vanished San Francisco as captured by amateurs, newsreel cameramen and studio filmmakers.
    New material this year (presented for the first time in HD) will include San Francisco's lost cemeteries in color, unique drive-through footage of the Produce Market (now Embarcadero Center and Golden Gateway), rides along the newly constructed Embarcadero Freeway, back streets in working-class North Beach, new film showing the sandswept Sunset before its dunes were covered, wild automobile rides through downtown in the 1920s, newly-rediscovered Kodachrome Cinemascope footage of Playland and the Sky Tram, and much more.
    Doors open at 6:30pm, event starts at 7:30pm
    Thursday December 8, 02011 at The Castro Theater in San Francisco

    http://events.sfgate.com/san-francisco-ca/events/show/224899965-lost-landscapes-of-san-francisco-6

    lefty
     


  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Sorry, but this is BS. There is no way that a produce market existed in SF back then. There were no locavores, sustainable food advocates, food justice groups etc to invent it.
     


  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    You are aware that they encourage you to yell at the screen? Should be fun.

    The city must have been something back then.

    lefty
     


  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    It really started to go to shit in the early 2000s.
     


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    we've got one of those here (well, of course we do). and y ou don't even WANT to know how a raw pizza is made. i was judging the kcrw pie contest this yiear and someone had entered a "raw, vegan" key lime pie ... looked (and tasted) like week-old guacamole in a bed of rancid crushed nuts. (no homo)
     


  9. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Dot com money? Every second person I meet is raising millions for the most idiotic ideas I've ever heard. When I was house shopping I looked at a renovated condo in an old PH home where they put a swimming pool in the dining room. A full on lap pool. I asked the agent who would want a pool in their dining room and she said. "a 25 year old who was just cut a cheque for 10M." A few weeks ago I was at someone's house who paid just south of 30M for the house. Then they renovated.

    Nutty.

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  10. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Nah. That doesn't bother me to much, but I grew up in the heart of silicon valley, so I've seen it for a long time. What changed is the anger the average San Franciscan seems to hold, and the degree of nasty smugness. The South Park episode is so close to reality that it is scary. I don't know what caused it, but the dot com crash and the wars really changed the personality of the city from one which was kind of odd and fun to one in which the people tend to display the smugness I mention along with a lack of introspection that is baffling.
     


  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I arrived in 1999, so I can't speak to what it was like before then, but this is still paradise compared to St. Louis and Austin. I guess, on balance, if the folks are going to be knee-jerk, I'd rather they be left-leaning idiots than right-leaning idiots.
     
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    Just a little.
     


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    My wife commented on pedestrian anger this weekend as we walked to brunch on Union St.

    Smugness? I think I mentioned the restaurant where we were asked by the hostess and the waitress if we had dined with them before. When I said no, expecting an explanation of the menu they each simply smiled and walked away.

    Isn't Austin one of those "great quality of life" towns in the US? Like SF?

    lefty
     
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    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    So they say. To me, it's Houston or Dallas without the culture. It ceased to resemble its self-conception about ten years ago. I miss certain elements, but my last visit there suggested that they aren't really there anymore anyway. Plus, you know, drought.
     


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    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Also, lefty, get away from Union Street! Of course they're smug over there.
     


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