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Old 12-11-2011, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hands down no question about it. I get that people like the scenery and the ocean, but it has got to be the most overrated city in this state. From expensive cost of living to the homeless and crime problem, who would want to raise a family there. And quite frankly, the skyline only looks good with the ocean as a backdrop. The street level view is far from inspiring and aside from the real nice victorians, everything seems wrong to me. What does SF offer a regular family that anywhere else near the water cant. I don't hate SF I just hate the attitude of posters from there thinking their ish don't stink. If you have never been to Cali and want to vacation with family, SF is the least family friendly city in the state. You are better off anywhere else in California with your precious loved ones than SF. And they wonder why all their sports teams want to build a stadium elsewhere.
Many San Franciscans read Mark Morford in the Chronicle (and those out of the Bay Area do on its internet edition, The Gate). Morford is (IMHO) a terrific columnist. He gets a lot of praise. But also a lot of criticism. That criticism often comes from people who comment on his work and frankly just don't get it.

The same can be said for San Francisco: some people just don't "get it". Nothing wrong with that. We all "don't get" certain things. But for those of us who do "get it" in regard to San Francisco, there is absolutely nothing "over rated" about this incredibly special and magical place.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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Many San Franciscans read Mark Morford in the Chronicle (and those out of the Bay Area do on its internet edition, The Gate). Morford is (IMHO) a terrific columnist. He gets a lot of praise. But also a lot of criticism. That criticism often comes from people who comment on his work and frankly just don't get it.

The same can be said for San Francisco: some people just don't "get it". Nothing wrong with that. We all "don't get" certain things. But for those of us who do "get it" in regard to San Francisco, there is absolutely nothing "over rated" about this incredibly special and magical place.
Agreed. I've been all over this country and all over this world. San Francisco is a MAGICAL city. There is no other city like it.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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agreed. I've been all over this country and all over this world. San francisco is a magical city. There is no other city like it.
agreed.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Agreed. I've been all over this country and all over this world. San Francisco is a MAGICAL city. There is no other city like it.
Isn't it though?
That's how i feel about San Francisco ... it's magical.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Agreed. I've been all over this country and all over this world. San Francisco is a MAGICAL city. There is no other city like it.
Yes. I feel that way every time I jump off the Golden Gate Bridge and swoop above the city to Union Square. San Francisco IS magical.
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:01 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Yes. I feel that way every time I jump off the Golden Gate Bridge and swoop above the city to Union Square.
Oh, was that you? Dang, I forgot to bring my camera.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:07 PM
 
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How do you guys manage to feel SF is "magical"??... I HATED it since day one I visited 15 years ago. I find South Bay to be "kind of tolerable", but SF... I hate it, it's a horrible city with horrible vibes, each time I'm there I feel I'm in some kind of sick dream--a panhandler, yuppie, hipster wannabe (NOT artist) and troll-looking crackhead's paradise, where said characters are packed like canned sardines. Like someone had put it when he visited SF: "the place looks like it had been nuked before". I do feel LA is kind of magical.... huh?

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Old 12-11-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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A lot of people would be nobodies if they didn't exist in the 'named' city that they do.. They don't maintain the ability to be people of interest outside of it .. So, they become quite emotional to the city which has 'given them an identity' and strongly identify with it ... This is what causes their irrational provincialism and rabid defense of the city against realistic valuation.
Yes, that's so true.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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How do you guys manage to feel SF is "magical"??... I HATED it since day one I visited 15 years ago. I find South Bay to be "kind of tolerable", but SF... I hate it, it's a horrible city with horrible vibes, each time I'm there I feel I'm in some kind of sick dream--a panhandler, yuppie, hipster wannabe (NOT artist) and troll-looking crackhead's paradise, where said characters are packed like canned sardines. Like someone had put it when he visited SF: "the place looks like it had been nuked before". I do feel LA is kind of magical.... huh?
It's silly that people contest each other about something that is subjective.
I feel something that you don't and visa-versa.
I feel high when i'm in San Francisco ... and without aid.
It lifts my spirit and i love the energy and i think it's a beautiful city ... warts and all and all cities have warts ... have an underbelly.
And i'm not bothered by the shadow side of human expression.
Compassion and an acceptance of the pain of being human helps in that regard as does the awareness of ones own demons.
You think the vibe is horrible.
I don't.
And to me, L.A. is a hell realm and i'd never want to live anywhere near it.
Go figure.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:49 PM
 
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It's silly that people contest each other about something that is subjective.
I feel something that you don't and visa-versa.
I feel high when i'm in San Francisco ... and without aid.
It lifts my spirit and i love the energy and i think it's a beautiful city ... warts and all and all cities have warts ... have an underbelly.
And i'm not bothered by the shadow side of human expression.
Compassion and an acceptance of the pain of being human helps in that regard as does the awareness of ones own demons.
You think the vibe is horrible.
I don't.
And to me, L.A. is a hell realm and i'd never want to live anywhere near it.
Go figure.
My question was rhetorical
LA has many, many different and contrasting areas, it's huge... SF is very small and pretty much one giant sardine can of junnkies that makes me sick whenever I have to be there (I avoid even driving through that place). NYC at least has some soul, SF is just soulless greed and violent panhandlers. A vampire that destroyed Hetch Hetchy (one day it will pay for it, when the big one hits)
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