san francisco

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The Rock Hudson City

a: San francisco ~
b: aging Hollywood Actor

What: "San Francisco is like an aging Hollywood actor: radiant from a distance or through a gauze filter, but get up close and you start to see evidence of too many patchy cosmetic fixes. Right now our city is being marred by horrific random acts of violence that have me scared shitless. Scared enough to have us contemplating moving again, but today, I'm proud to be here."

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Writer: Stefania Pomponi But
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 5 2012 1:15 AM


Coffee Ground Will Be Illegal In Trash

a: San francisco ~
b: beautiful woman with a lot of charm

What: "San Francisco is like a beautiful woman with a lot of charm who is also often batcrap crazy. You think with SF facing huge budget cuts in the wake of the State finiancial debacle,the city council would have better things to do. But I guess not."

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Writer: dudalb
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Date: May 5 2012 1:11 AM


New Age In Frisco

a: San francisco ~
b: the promise land of the new age

What: "San Francisco is like the promise land of the new age. There's organic produce on every corner, the yoga there is amazing, they compost, they have clean energy...I was so impressed with all of that." ...

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Writer: rogue ballerina
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Date: May 5 2012 1:08 AM


The Best Of Both

a: San Francisco ~
b: if you combined the best bits of Sydney

What: "San Francisco is like if you combined the best bits of Sydney and the best bits of New York, and added friendly people."

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Writer: Nick and Alissa
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Date: May 5 2012 1:06 AM


Of Course.....

a: San francisco ~
b: movie set

What: "San Francisco is like a movie set -- cinematic at every turn -- and every part of the city is steeped in history. There's the still hippie-feeling Haight, lively Chinatown, cafe-laden North Beach, and the Union Square shopping district"

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 5 2012 12:45 AM


But Where Are The Mouses?

a: San Francisco ~
b: Playland

What: "San Francisco is like a Playland, a scenic cable-car theme park. Like the Dead, San Francisco makes me want to dance."

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Writer: The Blacklisted Jour
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Date: May 5 2012 12:58 AM


Crazy Sf

a: San Francisco ~
b: that crazy uncle who comes to visit

What: "San Francisco is like that crazy uncle who comes to visit. He has great stories, he brings super gifts for the kids, he knows just the right thing to say. But he can wear out his welcome. You are silently relieved when he goes home."

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Writer: John Van Horn
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Date: May 5 2012 12:39 AM


What Does This Mean?

a: San Francisco ~
b: a Radiohead show

What: "San Francisco is like a Radiohead show. It's expensive and sells out, and while nice aesthetically, the people make it intolerable."

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Writer: mordecai
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Date: May 5 2012 12:33 AM


Ciscoism

a: San francisco ~
b: an impressionist painting

What: "San Francisco is like an impressionist painting. Classic angles, bright glows, and a distinct picturesqueness, making the perfect subject for our artist feature, Jennifer Wasson. Her work depicts our city in its most beautiful state: shadowy, dramatic, and romantic."

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Writer: Jeremy Joven
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Date: May 5 2012 12:35 AM


College Town For Leather Freaks?

a: San francisco ~
b: a college town for grown-ups

What: "San Francisco is like a college town for grown-ups. From swing dancing to street festivals to big wheel races to movie nights in the park, there is always something going on. The city already has a lot going for it, but SF still manages to always deliver events that are not only fun and have mass appeal, but are also unique."

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Writer: StephSF
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Date: May 5 2012 12:31 AM


More Nicer People?

a: San francisco ~
b: Manhattan

What: "San Francisco is like Manhattan, but it's more laid back, the people are nicer, it's smaller, and there are mom and pop shops everywhere. Maybe it's more like a small city by the lake, except it's next to an ocean instead."

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Writer: European guy
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 5 2012 1:00 AM


Frisco As Rio?

a: San francisco ~
b: Rio

What: "San Francisco is much like Rio - a postcard city. Drill down a bit and the story changes dramatically."

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Writer: Charles_Mcgrowl
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Date: Sep 20 2012 12:20 PM


Cell Phone Synchronized Metaphorical Collective En

a: San francisco sewer system ~
b: a Clogged Colon

What: "Skimping on toilet water has resulted in more sludge backing up inside the sewer pipes, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the city Public Utilities Commission" .....Yes indeed. You'd think with all the Astroglide going down the drain in that city that this problem would not occur. The sewers in San Francisco are not working correctly 'cause there is not enough water to push all the 'solids' through. So on Sunday morning at 8:30 am everyone in the city who has a toilet should flush an empty toilet once. No solids please. This will push a lot of water through the system in a very short period of time and possibly clean up the system. The best way to synchronize the flush would be through cellphone-clocks, which, no matter what the service provider, are probably within a few seconds of each other.

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Writer: LucretiaGermanica
LCC: GN
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Date: Mar 4 2011 2:15 AM



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