Czech Republic = Ohio. Industrial, Midwestern, practical. Both have a tendency towards tiny bath towels– no, wait, that’s only Czech.
France = New York. Both have capital cities that were once the center of the world but are now of diminished global significance. Both tend to live in denial of this fact.
Netherlands = Massachusetts. Small, progressive, mercantile, weirdo. Similar strange mixture of ideological open-mindedness and conservative impulses.
This immediately made me think:
IF SAN FRANCISCO NEIGHBORHOODS WERE IMPRESSIONIST PAINTERS AND/OR HIGHLY SALTED SNACKS
The Marina: Renoir, Quakes
Upper Haight: Cool Ranch Doritos
Lower Haight: Funnyuns, Pissarro
The Sunset: Lay's Regular, Guillaumin
North Beach: Monet, cocaine
The Mission: Manet
Russian Hill: Monet, Rold Gold Classic Style Rods
Have a good weekend, everybody! I'm going to a wedding in Oakland (Caillebotte, Bugles). Weddings are good because everyone is trying to look good and there's usually free food and booze. And for once, it's not me getting married! Kidding. Sort of.