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webuiltthiscity:

This photo really says everything you need to know about the South Bay: Yellowing hills across a flat, featureless basin, viewed from the gigantic parking lot of a tech company campus, in 80-degree weather.

webuiltthiscity:

This photo really says everything you need to know about the South Bay: Yellowing hills across a flat, featureless basin, viewed from the gigantic parking lot of a tech company campus, in 80-degree weather.

San Francisco: Creep City

millsinabout:

San Francisco is a city in which we are besieged from both sides: the infinitesimal middle class here contends with rich creeps and poor creeps. For every meth-addicted jerk-victim spraying spittle and salacious slurs at commuting women, there is an ostentatious startup scion hijacking a social situation and crashing it into the ground with his self-aggrandizing prattle. While the schizophrenic is defecating on the children’s playground, the high-flying narcissist at the bar waylays five adults with an unsought lecture on the intricacies of his moral hobbies.

The middle class is divided at which is the bigger problem; at parties, we fight about which outrage demands action: the $17 tube of artisanal organic chapstick available at the VC-backed cosmetic shop (run, I hasted to add, by genuinely dedicated snobs who don’t feel phony!) or the indigent junkies whose petty crimes don’t seem petty to their victims, and whose lawlessness and verbal abusiveness aren’t funny, either. The latter need help, which they’ll neither get nor work towards or with; the former are just so trying to listen to, so exhausting in their hyped-up self-centeredness.

vicwomg:

On top of Bernalhood Hill. If only I was a cell phone tower. Then I’d give cancer to this dumb old city. That’s what I’d do.

vicwomg:

On top of Bernalhood Hill. If only I was a cell phone tower. Then I’d give cancer to this dumb old city. That’s what I’d do.

The World According to San Francisco.
I was distractedly editing this in a coffeeshop and a guy leaned over and said, “I’m going to Cocaine this week.”
I was so confused for a second.

The World According to San Francisco.

I was distractedly editing this in a coffeeshop and a guy leaned over and said, “I’m going to Cocaine this week.”

I was so confused for a second.

Tried my hand at this awesome meme.
Full world version will be available for download later.
Thoughts?

Tried my hand at this awesome meme.

Full world version will be available for download later.

Thoughts?

More quantifiable evidence that San Francisco is better than your town.

Figuring out how to locate the smartest concentration of  people in any one place is no easy feat.
Typically, it’s  either been measured by the proportion of college-degree holders or the  raw number of college-degree holders that accumulate in a given place.  Both approaches, according  to Rob  Pitingolo, an economics brainiac and 2010 college graduate, have  flaws:
"The theory that there is economic  value to having smart people together rests on the assumption that smart  people collaborate with each other. You could have a whole bunch of  smart people in one place, but if they don’t interact with each other,  what’s the value?"
Pitingolo  instead calculates what he calls “educational attainment density”  by measuring college degree holders per square mile.

Strangely enough, I don’t see Oakland on this chart.
Oh. There it is.

More quantifiable evidence that San Francisco is better than your town.

Figuring out how to locate the smartest concentration of people in any one place is no easy feat.

Typically, it’s either been measured by the proportion of college-degree holders or the raw number of college-degree holders that accumulate in a given place. Both approaches, according to Rob Pitingolo, an economics brainiac and 2010 college graduate, have flaws:

"The theory that there is economic value to having smart people together rests on the assumption that smart people collaborate with each other. You could have a whole bunch of smart people in one place, but if they don’t interact with each other, what’s the value?"

Pitingolo instead calculates what he calls “educational attainment density” by measuring college degree holders per square mile.

Strangely enough, I don’t see Oakland on this chart.

Oh. There it is.

The Sonia Show:

Friends have told me that this is supposed to be a joke shirt, a play on the “I heart SF” shirts. For some reason, I was annoyed by this shirt. Sausalito isn’t nearly as cool as SF. It should worship SF. SF is like an amazing woman, and Sausalito is like a man that isn’t good enough for her. How dare Sausalito not heart SF! I’m going to make a T-shirt that says, “I’m just not that into you, Sausalito.”

The Sonia Show:

Friends have told me that this is supposed to be a joke shirt, a play on the “I heart SF” shirts. For some reason, I was annoyed by this shirt. Sausalito isn’t nearly as cool as SF. It should worship SF. SF is like an amazing woman, and Sausalito is like a man that isn’t good enough for her. How dare Sausalito not heart SF! I’m going to make a T-shirt that says, “I’m just not that into you, Sausalito.”

Honestly, you guys are so sensitive.
You’re like delicate flowers. One slight and you ladies get the vapors. You coulda handled it like Jersey. You coulda owned it. But nooooo. You simply cannot abide a little cross-town shit-talk. Someone lands a dart and y’all get your panties in such a twist.
(I only bust out the Comic Sans on special occasions.)

Honestly, you guys are so sensitive.

You’re like delicate flowers. One slight and you ladies get the vapors. You coulda handled it like Jersey. You coulda owned it. But nooooo. You simply cannot abide a little cross-town shit-talk. Someone lands a dart and y’all get your panties in such a twist.

(I only bust out the Comic Sans on special occasions.)