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One day if I do go to heaven ... Ill look around and say, It aint bad, but it aint San Francisco.
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Isn't it nice that people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there?

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I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.

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Just two days in Manhattan and you find yourself looking for a place to wash your handkerchief after you wipe your forehead and it comes away black. Is there a dirtier or more fascinating city anywhere in the land? The answer to both parts of the question has to be positively negative.

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A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 A.M. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city.

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Satire of satire tends to be self-canceling, and deliberate shock tactics soon lose their ability to shock, especially when they're too deliberate.

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New Yorkers are stuck in a gloomy mucilage of mutual commiseration.

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A city is a crazy concrete jungle whose people at the end of each day somehow make a small step ahead against terrible odds.

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San Franciscans have a bond of self-satisfaction bordering on smugness.

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The clock doesn't matter in baseball. Time stands still or moves backwards. Theoretically, one game could go on forever. Some seem to.

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All American cars are basically Chevrolets.

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