my job, my friends, my apartment that had a garage a washer dryer a dishwasher and a fireplace, and i ended up back in LA.
why did i leave the bay area and all of those nice things? in part because i felt that “the city” was soft.
which it was, and still is.
dont get me wrong, the people are super nice, the food is great, the views are pretty. but what it does is turn everyone into lotus eaters. the fact that tech booms there is simply due to the fact that thats where the nerds get paid. if nerds got paid that well in montana then silicon valley would be in butte.
it took me working three jobs at the same time in SF to feel the energy and liveliness that i get from the buzz i feel driving anywhere in LA. but thats me, definitely part of the minority.
with that said i was very happy to see frisco get turned into Tienanmen Square when the gd torch got paraded through fishermans warf yesterday. it was nice to see the hippies and the asians and the kids put down their bongs and actually embarrass the mayor and the olympic committe and all the other dunderheads who forgot that frisco isnt soft in one area: whining and bitching over principles.
these fools will block traffic on friday nights for their lameass what-white-people-like critical mass “demonstrations”, they’ll fill the polo grounds to help free tibet, and they’ll line the streets for their gay parades, even though their city is more friendly toward all of those causes than the rest of the world.
these people will even moan when you call it frisco. which is why i do it at every chance that i can get.
will they protest and boo something of importance like Barry Bonds bastardizing the home run record, or the decline of one of the greatest sports franchises the 9ers? no. on those subjects they sip their chablis and hush up.
but bring em an olympic torch, the symbol of international sport, and they will try to rip it from your hands simply based on the fact of where the games are to be held. that they will call in sick to work about.
not $4 gas prices
not an endless war based on lies
not torture in gitmo
but a torch
id say blow me, frisco, but im pretty sure theyd take me up on it.