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San Francisco Named Snobbiest City in the U.S.
SF Weekly ^ | Tue., Jul. 2 2013 | Susie Neilson

Posted on 07/03/2013 4:24:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway

It's official: we can no longer ride on the flowery coattails of our hippie past. San Francisco is now America's snobbiest city, according to an article by Travel & Leisure ranking the Bay's upper-crustiness above New York, Boston and the "exceptionally tidy" residents of Minneapolis. Seriously?

Well, we guess we saw it coming through the lenses of our Google glasses. Here are some other reasons we've reached the crème de la crème of American egotism:

- We're the second most expensive city to live in, behind Manhattan. That's absurd. When a single studio apartment in SOMA costs $1300 a month without a bathroom, you have to ask yourself if all the positive reinforcement on your new sundress from the homeless guy on your street corner is really worth it. And then hyperventilate when you start looking at costlier digs.

- We avoid tourist spots like the zombie apocalypse. Despite the fact that S.F. is full of legitimately fun places like Fisherman's Wharf and certain historical landmarks, most locals shrink from participating in the fun as soon as the souvenir carts start rolling in. On the bright side of snobbiness, that makes our local cultural hotspots all the hotter -- just take a look at:

- Our boutiques and restaurants. Travel & Leisure also lists us as the fourth best city for independent boutiques and fifth for fine dining establishments (although we're crazy snobby about pretty much everything food-related). Unfortunately, if you look up the "Free Attractions" list you'll find us at a measly number 14.

- We have a booming specialty scent business, and its name is an esoteric pun: "Cognoscenti," a heady blend of the term for "expert" and the smell-related one, obviously. The associates must be a little snub-nosed after so much time sniffing at imperfect customers and scent combos alike.

If you're still curious about the snobbiness of S.F., here's the list proclaiming us number one. Bring your own monocle.


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1 posted on 07/03/2013 4:24:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FAI_-woNh4


2 posted on 07/03/2013 4:26:18 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

Interesting that gays and lesbians are obviously so snobby.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 4:26:27 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: nickcarraway
smug photo: Smug Alert! smug.jpg
4 posted on 07/03/2013 4:27:14 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: nickcarraway

I called this when the news gave the teaser last night. I said 1) San Francisco; 2) New York; 3) DC. I got the third one wrong; it was Boston.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 4:27:46 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: nickcarraway

On the local news a day or two ago it was reported that Boston was #2 or #3.Not at all surprising to me.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 4:29:32 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

As I have told people about Boston, if you see someone smiling take a photo. It is a rare treat.


7 posted on 07/03/2013 4:30:28 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Snickering Hound

That’s exactly what came to my mind as soon as I read the title.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 4:30:32 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: nickcarraway

Well I can see where you uncouth lowbrow morons wouldn’t understand....


9 posted on 07/03/2013 4:31:00 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: MeganC

Considering that queers are a protected and privileged class in America today, I can see that they might take on airs. Especially in the city by the gay bay. Just sayn’


10 posted on 07/03/2013 4:32:16 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: ponygirl
I called this when the news gave the teaser last night. I said 1) San Francisco; 2) New York; 3) DC. I got the third one wrong; it was Boston.

Hey...I'm from Boston and I'm telling you that you're not *nearly* good enough to be posting here!

(Just kidding...you just might be good enough)

11 posted on 07/03/2013 4:33:05 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

It’s just that they KNOOOOW they are sooooo much better than the rest of us pukes. Obvious since we aren’t “smart” or “chic” enough to live there. What dolts we are. NOT! (I mean after all, you have to be smart to share the same city as botox san fran nan and the ever affable difi.)


12 posted on 07/03/2013 4:34:02 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: nickcarraway

AGREE 10,000%

I don’t like Los Angeles, but I did live in SF and nevar have I heard soooo many people spend sooo much time in conversations where they DWELLED ON how much they HHHHATED and LOATHED Los Angeles.

Uh...and I’m not really crazy about LA, either. But THAT level of hatred? I have a hard time believing that people in LA make a hobby of hating San Francisco.

Also often if you run into people whose families have been in San Francisco for generations they will LORD this over you non-stop —it’s like they have NOTHING else at all.

The only people worse are the Gay Mafia, but then the two groups overlap, so sometimes you have people who are SF snobby *and also* GayMafiaSnobby.

Don’t ask.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 4:35:04 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: ponygirl

I moved from DC to Boston in ‘87, New York in ‘96 then to San Francisco in ‘98. All Libtards.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 4:35:56 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: wac3rd

Oh, LA from ‘99 - ‘03 and yes, the SF Freaks hate LA, but they don’t know why.


15 posted on 07/03/2013 4:36:55 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: ConservativeStatement
As I have told people about Boston, if you see someone smiling take a photo. It is a rare treat.

I'm always smiling...but it's because I'm so often reminded of how superior I am to the rest of humanity.

16 posted on 07/03/2013 4:37:11 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: nickcarraway

That’s what I love about my hometown, Buffalo. We are not smug about ANYTHING.


17 posted on 07/03/2013 4:37:12 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: nickcarraway

And……..the most morally corrupt, too!


18 posted on 07/03/2013 4:38:30 PM PDT by notaliberal (Never lose heart. The most high will strengthen and protect you....Fr. Francis Jordan)
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To: wac3rd

Have you ever considered moving to an American city?


19 posted on 07/03/2013 4:38:49 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: nickcarraway

Isn’t it ironic... donchya think?


20 posted on 07/03/2013 4:38:58 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: ponygirl

I still think New York is no. 1.


21 posted on 07/03/2013 4:39:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

no worries here, SF, NYC, Boston, LA will never get a penny from me in tourist dollars


22 posted on 07/03/2013 4:41:09 PM PDT by Naplm
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To: ponygirl

I think San Franciscans are very attached to their city, but I wouldn’t call them snobby. In fact, I found the people there to be unusually friendly. But hey, the weather’s delightful, and you can’t turn around without another breathtaking view unfolding before you. Just being there makes you feel good.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 4:41:24 PM PDT by giotto
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To: nickcarraway

I wish the smug people would cecede from the rest of the country. They might be happier but I know the rest of us sure would be.


24 posted on 07/03/2013 4:42:17 PM PDT by Catmom
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To: gaijin

The snobbism even penetrates into the different parts of the SF Bay Area, so deep it is:

Berkeley snobs —if you’re from non-Berkeley parts of the Bay Area, then there’s something a little amiss with you (predictably they’re also the rudest, I think).

That’s also somewhat with the SOMA (South of Market) people —you HAVE to live there, or you’re not really an artist, etc.

Then there is a place up in Marin County where they repeatedly take down the sign indicating their city, “If you don’t know where to exit the highway to get here, then we don’t want you, here...”

GREAT area for weather, art and architecture, but the area attacts BUMS and snobby rich people —if you can figger that out then let me know.


25 posted on 07/03/2013 4:42:28 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Gay State Conservative

Boston is actually one of my favorite cities. Handsome men, crooked little streets, great restaurants. A city that produced Tommy MacDonald cannot be all bad, right? I like to walk around and pretend patriots still live there. Sigh.


26 posted on 07/03/2013 4:42:37 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s full of well off liberals who look down their noses at flyover country.


27 posted on 07/03/2013 4:42:50 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: nickcarraway

Just look at the Boston bombings. Had it happened in flyover country, bloggers from these places would be jeering “Where’s your god now? HAHAHAH. Serves you right!”.

I can’t wait for the Big One to hit SF.


28 posted on 07/03/2013 4:44:58 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: nickcarraway

Usually the ignorant and insecure are snobs.


29 posted on 07/03/2013 4:49:03 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: giotto

I was born there. It really is the most beautiful city, but I’m glad I don’t live there. My parents wax nostalgic about how wonderful it was in the early ‘60s there, but now they just shake their heads and say it’s ruined.


30 posted on 07/03/2013 4:49:03 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: gaijin; vette6387
I don’t like Los Angeles, but I did live in SF and nevar have I heard soooo many people spend sooo much time in conversations where they DWELLED ON how much they HHHHATED and LOATHED Los Angeles.

Uh...and I’m not really crazy about LA, either. But THAT level of hatred? I have a hard time believing that people in LA make a hobby of hating San Francisco.

Also often if you run into people whose families have been in San Francisco for generations they will LORD this over you non-stop —it’s like they have NOTHING else at all.

Yeah, Angelenos are unsophisticated Philistines--and those of us who live behind the Orange Curtain are even worse--we still vote Republican!

31 posted on 07/03/2013 4:49:58 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: ponygirl
Handsome men

Gee,thanks!

crooked little streets

And crooked little politicians too.

32 posted on 07/03/2013 4:50:36 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: nickcarraway

Obviously they’ve never been to Charleston, SC!


33 posted on 07/03/2013 4:52:00 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (#include <std.disclaimers>)
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To: gaijin

“Uh...and I’m not really crazy about LA, either. But THAT level of hatred? I have a hard time believing that people in LA make a hobby of hating San Francisco.”

I don’t know I make it a hobby to hate lots of things about California. But it appears that the hobby is returned in spades. Look at some of the sports sites like Lonestar Ball or Halo’s Heaven and see the things that Rangers and Angels fans say about each other. It is a different level of hate from say Cowboys and Redskins or Yankee’s BoSox’s The fans simply hate everything about each other and take glee in anything bad that happens to the opossing team ot area.


34 posted on 07/03/2013 4:55:29 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: doc1019

So many puns included in there I couldn’t try to add on ;)


35 posted on 07/03/2013 4:57:16 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: nickcarraway

What a dump!!!


36 posted on 07/03/2013 4:57:32 PM PDT by novascotianative
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To: Fai Mao

Please, nobody hates worse then Red Sox fans against Yankees.


37 posted on 07/03/2013 4:57:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Gay State Conservative

and lobstah!


38 posted on 07/03/2013 4:58:26 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: gaijin
I am from LA (Long Beach actually), and moved to SF Bay Area in '92. I can attest that very few people in LA give a rats behind about the Bay area (Nice place to visit) is about it.

But when I moved up their (I just moved to Az.)All I heard was crap about how much better SF is over SoCal. Well, not really, especially from jerks in SF who say stuff like that.

39 posted on 07/03/2013 5:06:29 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: wac3rd
All Libtards

The whole list is libtards (except Charlotte).

40 posted on 07/03/2013 5:07:36 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: fhayek
Buffalo. We are not smug about ANYTHING

And you have reason to be!

;)

41 posted on 07/03/2013 5:08:32 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: MeganC

“Interesting that gays and lesbians are obviously so snobby.”

My mother would say this is from feeling insecure. Took me a lifetime to understand sometimes insecurity comes from knowing you are doing the wrong thing. Living the wrong way.


42 posted on 07/03/2013 5:11:59 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: ponygirl
Boston is actually one of my favorite cities. Handsome men, crooked little streets, great restaurants.

Boston is actually one of my favorite cities. Handsome streets, crooked little men, great restaurants.

There fixed it.

Actually, I love Boston, been there several times. Since they finished the Big Dig it is even better.

43 posted on 07/03/2013 5:13:00 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: nickcarraway

Probably most diseased too.


44 posted on 07/03/2013 5:13:00 PM PDT by goldi
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To: nickcarraway

SMUG

LIBERAL, I SMELL MY FARTS THEY’RE SO GOOD, SMUG

south park had a great episode on this. the hybrid car/smug episode. digs in on clooney and hollywood smug hypocrites too.

and just this week the report that hybrid cars do zero to help greenhouse gas emissions.


45 posted on 07/03/2013 5:17:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Bullish

that is a great episode. damn if they are not dead on in that one.


46 posted on 07/03/2013 5:19:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: fhayek

yeah but you guys are just constantly pissed off about something or other. :-)


47 posted on 07/03/2013 5:21:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Yeah, the ‘SMUG’ from George Clooney’s acceptance speech was a great catch for Trey and Matt.


48 posted on 07/03/2013 5:22:13 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: gaijin

you substituted “people” for “a$$holes” in SOMA. you are a nice person!


49 posted on 07/03/2013 5:22:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: beef

the big one where everyone has to surf to denver?


50 posted on 07/03/2013 5:24:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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