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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #100 on: March 01, 2013, 12:14:24 PM »
I thought the homeless people in San Francisco were a bit too direct.

They also crap on the sidewalk too much.

Homeless that hang out in the same park and just party every afternoon. They don't seem mentally ill, just people that want to live in a park and party


I heard someone describing this video:
followed by "it was really poignant, it really makes you think". (I'm guessing this an everywhere thing, but it might not be).

Yeah, they aren't the same as the "hey i'm cold, can I have some money" people here.  They are more like, "I have AIDS and am going to die really soon, anything helps".

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #101 on: March 01, 2013, 12:20:16 PM »
http://vimeo.com/58743200#

oh jesus, I just watched this. There are roughly a million dudes like that here.

But that's a cool building and you really do need a jacket every day.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #102 on: March 10, 2013, 09:52:56 PM »

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #103 on: March 10, 2013, 10:35:44 PM »
http://thebaylights.org/

how is this not posted yet?
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« Reply #104 on: March 10, 2013, 10:43:13 PM »
http://thebaylights.org/

how is this not posted yet?

here's a picture of it from my locker room before hoops last week. It's ok.

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« Reply #105 on: March 10, 2013, 10:49:22 PM »
seems pretty awesome to me.  but i'm just a midwestern dork.
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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #106 on: March 11, 2013, 07:47:19 PM »
Awful, awful human beings in the street trying to get you to donate to organizations like greenpeace or the red cross. They try to block your path and chastise you for hating puppies if you don't stop and talk to them. They really make you hate charity.

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« Reply #107 on: March 12, 2013, 08:11:51 AM »
I think the homeless in San Francisco are the most aggressive of any big city I've been too. Probably because of all the competition.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #108 on: March 12, 2013, 08:28:43 AM »
100% of san franciscans spend 100% of their time worrying about how other people view them. That's an increase from the midwestern average of 90/90.

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« Reply #109 on: March 12, 2013, 08:35:29 AM »
Awful, awful human beings in the street trying to get you to donate to organizations like greenpeace or the red cross. They try to block your path and chastise you for hating puppies if you don't stop and talk to them. They really make you hate charity.
Tell them. "EFF OFF!! You people need to stop trying to shut down my puppy mill!!"

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #110 on: March 12, 2013, 09:42:08 AM »
"I did like puppies until I realized who they have representing them in the public eye.  But now, puppies can go eff themselves." 

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« Reply #111 on: March 12, 2013, 09:59:20 AM »
100% of san franciscans spend 100% of their time worrying about how other people view them. That's an increase from the midwestern average of 90/90.

this is true, especially when compared to LA. There was an article (not editorial) in the chronicle a while back about how traffic here was just as bad as LA, and the article was all like "no way! LA is way worse!"

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« Reply #112 on: March 12, 2013, 09:59:42 AM »
100% of san franciscans spend 100% of their time worrying about how other people view them. That's an increase from the midwestern average of 90/90.

 :horrorsurprise:  Do other places too!

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #113 on: March 21, 2013, 11:00:07 AM »
Not SF and Not totally gentrification-related but moderately interesting
http://jezebel.com/5991570/so-hipsters-arent-the-economic-boon-some-urbanists-thought-theyd-be

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« Reply #114 on: March 21, 2013, 11:04:53 AM »
hipsters are poor because they have hipster jobs

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« Reply #115 on: March 21, 2013, 11:23:12 AM »
Not SF and Not totally gentrification-related but moderately interesting
http://jezebel.com/5991570/so-hipsters-arent-the-economic-boon-some-urbanists-thought-theyd-be

I could spend all day following those links. Thanks!

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Their presence generates a certain funky vibe that appeals to the third phase of the gentrification sequence: (3) "bourgeois bohemians," to use David Brooks' term. Free-spirited but well-educated and willing to strike a bargain with middle-class normalcy, this group is skillfully employed, buys old houses and lovingly restores them, engages tirelessly in civic affairs, and can reliably be found at the Saturday morning farmers' market. Usually childless, they often convert doubles to singles, which removes rentable housing stock from the neighborhood even as property values rise and lower-class renters find themselves priced out their own neighborhoods. (Gentrification in New Orleans tends to be more house-based than in northeastern cities, where renovated industrial or commercial buildings dominate the transformation).

These are the people that dominate SF and are arguably the most ridiculous. They work at places like ad agencies and design firms.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #116 on: March 21, 2013, 11:25:37 AM »
That NOLA food truck rant is fantastic. Highly reccomend.

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« Reply #117 on: March 21, 2013, 11:34:56 AM »
That NOLA food truck rant is fantastic. Highly reccomend.

oh man. :thumbs:

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“Real” food trucks—the kind of food trucks that the NOFTC cares about and fights for—are like gastronomic EMS for hipster fuckheads: little mobile factories reproducing a genericized leisure-class remix of world cuisine, the kombucha-infused Sriracha empanadas that capitalism has trained moneyed, socially aspirant young Americans to demand.

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #118 on: March 21, 2013, 11:35:40 AM »
I saw a VW bug with like eye lashes over the head lights.  Is that a SF thing?

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« Reply #119 on: March 21, 2013, 11:43:09 AM »
The hipster backlash movement started by former hipsters is going to be pretty fun to follow and I'm guessing confusing to be a part of. Probably like a non-ironic Miami vice vibe hopefully.

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« Reply #120 on: March 27, 2013, 12:21:05 PM »
Omg look there's some rough ridin' wild parrots

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Re: San Francisco things
« Reply #121 on: April 10, 2013, 11:16:42 PM »
http://robertspage.com/dialects.html

is this a thing?

San Francisco Urban (8)
Unlike the rest of California, which in the early twentieth century saw an influx of people from the South and other parts of the West, San Francisco continued to be settled by people from the Northeast and Northern Midwest, and elements of their dialects (North Midland, Upper Midwestern, Inland Northern) can be found. Mission dialect, spoken by Irish Catholics in a specific part of the city is very much like the New York City dialect.

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« Reply #122 on: April 10, 2013, 11:27:48 PM »
http://robertspage.com/dialects.html

is this a thing?

San Francisco Urban (8)
Unlike the rest of California, which in the early twentieth century saw an influx of people from the South and other parts of the West, San Francisco continued to be settled by people from the Northeast and Northern Midwest, and elements of their dialects (North Midland, Upper Midwestern, Inland Northern) can be found. Mission dialect, spoken by Irish Catholics in a specific part of the city is very much like the New York City dialect.

yeah, but it's mostly old people. At the Giants game this week an old dude said I was moving my tickets too fast for him to read and finished with saying 'capiche'.

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« Reply #123 on: April 11, 2013, 06:56:08 AM »
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Their presence generates a certain funky vibe that appeals to the third phase of the gentrification sequence: (3) "bourgeois bohemians," to use David Brooks' term. Free-spirited but well-educated and willing to strike a bargain with middle-class normalcy, this group is skillfully employed, buys old houses and lovingly restores them, engages tirelessly in civic affairs, and can reliably be found at the Saturday morning farmers' market.

Wow. It would be difficult to describe my bearded cousin in a St. Louis ghetto more accurately than this.

Ivy League education: check
Interracial marriage: check
Renovating old school that also used to be a men's shelter and is in a ghetto: check
Hilariously hipster job involving vintage records: check
Huge beard to go with shaved head: check

He has a kid, but he gave him a cumbersome name from a James Joyce novel or something, so he probably gets a pass on that one.
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« Reply #124 on: April 11, 2013, 06:57:04 AM »
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This may be my favorite sentence ever.
"How will I recruit to Manhattan? Well, distance. And the proud state of basketball. It start there, and then daily flights to Dallas, because I'm really good at going out. Like top five good. Ask my wife. She wants me to be happy."