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I think I hate San Francisco.

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

  1. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Really? I had the impression that the cultural divide was rather pronounced. http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/24/cal...om-the-valley/
    Sure, there are differences, but they aren't that great. I've lived in both for long periods of time, both populations are vomit inducing. Basically, same smug assholery, different markers of being cool.
     
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    I prefer New York. SF has a kind of parochial and suburban aspect to it - a bit staid in comparison. And yet it's ironically dirtier. I love the geography and architecture of the place though.
     
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    I prefer New York. SF has a kind of parochial and suburban aspect to it - a bit staid in comparison. And yet it's ironically dirtier. I love the geography and architecture of the place though.
    Well, the architecture is probably the worst of any world class city, so I am not sure where you are going with this. It is a nice piece of land...
     
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    Well, the architecture is probably the worst of any world class city, so I am not sure where you are going with this. It is a nice piece of land...

    You don't like the old residential architecture of San Francisco? It gave me continual enjoyment when I lived there.
     
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    Fail.

    I guess you missed the part where I wrote "I think"?
     
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    Well, the architecture is probably the worst of any world class city, so I am not sure where you are going with this. It is a nice piece of land...

    I don't agree with this at all.
     
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    ^^ That'd be the small California towns that make up Silicon Valley, the world's largest soulless suburb.

    I take it you have never seen Phoenix or the Inland Empire or the San Fernando Valley?
     
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    I take it you have never seen Phoenix or the Inland Empire or the San Fernando Valley?
    The Valley is reliably tacky, but not completely soulless. Agree on the others.
    Well, the architecture is probably the worst of any world class city, so I am not sure where you are going with this. It is a nice piece of land...
    I don't agree with this either, although most of those painted ladies turn my stomach. I think Downtown is beautiful if you're looking up, and I like the Federal building.
     
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    I take it you have never seen Phoenix or the Inland Empire or the San Fernando Valley?
    re: the world's largest soulless suburb. Kansas City.
     
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    I don't agree with this either, although most of those painted ladies turn my stomach. I think Downtown is beautiful if you're looking up, and I like the Federal building.

    ..do all colourful things turn your stomach? Lots of fine art for example? [​IMG]
     
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    re: the world's largest soulless suburb.

    Kansas City.


    I actually like KC, or parts of it.
     
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    I WAS looking forward to visiting SF one day soon, but after this thread I'll probably end up spending more time and money on NYC restaurants I've yet to visit.

    FWIW - Good Luck Lefty....
     
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    Sounds like the OP lived in the Tenderloin... I'm a 21 year old student and not so well off that lives close to the Tenderloin too and I've been here over a year and don't have any complaints. The weather is awesome, the public library is amazing, Ruby Skye which is like 2 blocks away has awesome concerts, the people are friendly enough and leave me alone when I'm not in the mood to interact, the bums I see around are far from aggressive. Quite polite and friendly actually (especially if you consider how much their lives must suck). Granted its an expensive place to live especially if you live downtown but if you take the time you can find places to shop that make your expenses close to what you would spend in most other places anyway. I really like this city!
    My only problem with the city is that I find it hard to socialize since I don't go to bars and clubs that often. My school is filled with people I don't really care much for and all the hot girls are undergrads. But then again this is probably my fault since I'm not so social to begin with...
     
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    ..do all colourful things turn your stomach? Lots of fine art for example? [​IMG]

    only tasteless, tacky colorful things, which does in fact include most of the art produced in san francisco.
     
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    only tasteless, tacky colorful things, which does in fact include most of the art produced in san francisco.

    Well, at least you're right about SF's art scene, for the most part.
     
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    I know several people who work at Google. A few years ago, in order to reduce costs, they tried to reduce the number of free cereals from something like a dozen to less than 10, and they wanted to stop stocking Smart Water. There was a huge uproar, so nothing happened. That's kind of like CA in a bottle.

    --Andre
     
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    This thread is a pantload. There are a few posts that contain a kernel of truth. The great majority is garbage shoveled by those who haven't the faintest clue.
     
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    I know several people who work at Google. A few years ago, in order to reduce costs, they tried to reduce the number of free cereals from something like a dozen to less than 10, and they wanted to stop stocking Smart Water. There was a huge uproar, so nothing happened. That's kind of like San Francisco in a bottle.

    --Andre


    Fixed for accuracy, in my opinion. It really is a bizarre place, sometimes, with its sequestration from the rest of the world.

    I'll say this for a positive attribute of San Francisco - it's cheap to fly to Asia, relative to most of the U.S.
     
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    I guess you missed the part where I wrote "I think"?
    No, but this presupposes something sacred about opinions. I get that they're all 'subjective' but honestly if someone told you that he thought the Ford Focus was a nicer car than the Aston Martin Vanquish, you'd have the right to call that a Fail.


    I take it you have never seen Phoenix or the Inland Empire or the San Fernando Valley?
    Phoenix once when I was a kid, but I have very little memory of it. What I know about Silicon Valley comes to me by a friend of mine who works at Google (lives in Mountain View) and tells me about the daily sadnesses that accompany suburban hell.
     

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