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I think I hate San Francisco.

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

  1. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Sears, at least for breakfast.
     
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    Sears is awful. It's like the #1 awful restaurant in San Francisco.
     
  3. lefty

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    I don't know ... there are a lot of really bad restaurants in SanFo.

    lefty
     
  4. Hayward

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    Oh come on. Don't tell me you'd recommend Lefty's? The dining room on top of the Marines Memorial building used to serve great Prime Rib but I haven't been there in ages. The closest I normally go to eat near Union Square is Alfred's.
     
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    ha! I literally work right across from Alfreds.

    Sushiritto.... really? really? worst
     
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    SF's equivalent of flyover country is drive-through neighborhoods?
     
  9. Hayward

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    Friend of mine and his wife own a house in the Excelsior. Complete with picket fence. Very bucolic neighborhood, with only a slight background din of the freeway in the background.
     
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    FTFY

    Ten or fifteen years ago, I quite liked San Francisco. But since then, it's turned into a sort of free-range mental hospital. And I include the hipsters in that.

    Back in the glory days of the 90s, I remember seeing this 6'6", 250 pound black guy dressed in a respectable-looking, if colorful, suit and tie. He was walking up to people in Union Square saying, "Would you like to make a donation to our church?" He was perfectly polite about it. He never raised his voice or did anything threatening. All he did was walk up to people, often middle-aged couples from Kansas or Japanese tourists, and ask.

    I watched that guy for ten minutes and I never saw him miss.

    Now tourists are more likely to be accosted by gibbering, naked lunatics. It's just not the same.
     
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  11. sugarbutch

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    Holy necro-quote, Batman!
     
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    What can I say, SB, you write memorable prose. I've been reading this thread over the last few weeks -- because much of it was hilarious -- and that observation made me laugh.

    Plus, you may have been correct since Lefty is actually considering a vacation to SF. It reminds me of this,

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...in-revisits-Hanoi-Hilton-jail-held-years.html
     
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    I feel like quite the opposite has occurred - most of the gibbering, naked lunatics that I remember from to 10 to 20 years ago have left or died and haven't been replaced (naked BART guy excepted of course). Hell, Frank Chu even has a corporate sponsor!
     
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    I agree. The interesting people are all gone. The "normal" San Franciscans are what makes the city suck.
     
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    Well, I don't actually live in SF so, of course, I will defer to you.

    Still, it seems to me that SF used to have a lot of authentic weirdos and artful dodger types, like my religious friend. Now it seems overrun with cookie-cutter weirdos, aka hipsters, smug twits and genuine mental patients. In most places where such behavior is common, public defecation and refusing to wear clothes will earn you four-point restraints, or at least a dosage adjustment.

    Several months ago, I say some guy dressed up as a Sesame Street character screaming obscenities at little kids. Not even vaguely amusing. Eccentricity is one thing. Florid schizophrenia celebrated as a lifestyle choice is another.
     
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    Elmo doesn't count - he was only visiting from NYC (he was stalking a friend of ours and may have followed her here).
     
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    wait, what? that's astounding.

    my step-cousin posted this the other day and I thought it would get some good mileage here:

    This is almost enough to make me want to buy a car and just drive it over the bridge every day playing obnoxious things with hidden cameras in the car. It would make for great YouTube fodder.
     
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    I think may be typical, but not a rule. Here's the guide:

    http://www.ridenow.org/carpool/what.htm

    Some excerpts:

     
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    What the fuck? people get in the car with strangers around here?
     

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