Friday, August 27, 2010

If San Francisco neighborhoods were Impressionist painters and/or highly salted snacks

Over at Mock Duck, Dan helpfully points us towards his post comparing European countries to U.S. states. To wit:

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.

3 comments:

OneBadSue said...

Why is the Mission not Fritos?

the.nicole.harvey said...

thanks, I'm immediately going to start obsessing over what the Middle Haight might be (Cassatt, Pirate's Booty)

Hudin said...

You left out the Tenderloin: Picasso and something along the lines of Chile Lime Kettle Chips.