Category Archives: Background Information

I’m back…

I know, I know…it’s been over a year since I’ve posted. What do I have to say for myself? Well, I wish it was just that life got busy or that the obligation of keeping up a blog was just … Continue reading

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Introducing: SFIW “Fog View”!

OK, I’ll occasionally talk about the fog here in San Francisco, but you’re probably wondering is it really foggy…is it really foggy today? To address the nagging question that’s on everyone’s mind, San Francisco is Weird is thrilled to announce … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Sesame Street

Bisecting the (relatively) busy Northeast corner of San Francisco is one of the oddest streets in the world. While its turn-of-the-century name evokes an quaint, commerce-oriented, crafty vibe – the reality is a large, peculiar thoroughfare that illogically rips diagonally … Continue reading

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Bridge to Nowhere

Similar to the international celebrity status of New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge gets all the press around here. And while the famous red bridge is certainly good looking (at least for the six days a year … Continue reading

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Don’t Cross (Inappropriately)!

Every foreign village has it’s own strange and incomprehensible customs, and San Francisco is no exception. One of the oddest, and most troubling for visiting New Yorkers are the rituals surrounding crossing the streets. Notably, that everyone here: A) Waits … Continue reading

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The Fog.

The third day of August, two-thousand-and-nine in the year of our lord. Five-hundred-and-forty-six-days since I have been deposited on this strange land. While I have been documenting my encounters with the local inhabitants and their odd customs since my arrival, … Continue reading

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A Few Good Hills

You may have heard that “San Francisco is hilly” or that there are “a lot of hills in San Francisco”. Those are gross understatements. This “city” is teaming with giant, steep and incredibly treacherous hills! And the crazy part is, … Continue reading

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Wheelie

There’s a long standing debate in San Francisco about the coolness of various self-propelled rolling devices. The “city” is split among many different factions (without rancor of course, this is San Francisco) about which device is truly the coolest. Over … Continue reading

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Squirrel!

OK, all kidding aside, how can you trust a “city” with no squirrels? I mean, I’m willing to forgive the 2:1 ratio of seagulls to pigeons and even accept the harbor is infested with barking sea lions (true story), but … Continue reading

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The Panhandle

As everyone in New York (and, um, the rest of the world???) knows, if approached by a panhandler you simply avoid eye contact, ignore the request and keep moving. Simple. Hell, it doesn’t even need to be someone asking for … Continue reading

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No Judgments?

There’s a pervasive vibe that resonates throughout San Francisco: “people should be able to do whatever they want” (which is fine), “and without judgment” (which is ridiculous). Sure, you can be a topless grown man who chooses to wear purple … Continue reading

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My Gift to SF Restaurants: The Dimmer

People here are very proud of their restaurants – it’s a point of “city” pride. And to be fair, there are a number of very good restaurants in San Francisco, especially when compared to most of the rest of the … Continue reading

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