California is OK



  1. But if you believe the media hype, California is NOT ok. It’s doing just as bad as Greece! Sure, the numbers don’t show that but hey it was in the WSJ so it must be true!!!111

  2. Now that you mention it, I have noticed that places which aren’t California do tend to suck a little.

    1. That’s easy to fix. Stay away from California for a good long while and then try coming back. California’s a habit just like chewing toenails or scratching between the thighs long after the itch is gone.

  3. Muir Beach is fine until you need to take a shit, at which point you have to find a lonely little outhouse on the edge of a cliff that holds just a hole for the tide to wash in/out. No paper, no “Provided for your protection by the Mgt.” things, just a soup-can sized hole 15 feet above a pile of shit so nasty the seagulls avoid the place.

    It’s OK to piss wherever though.

      1. Dimmer writes about public toilets the way some people write about wine or restaurants. I find his comment better if I imagine he’s writing an article for a hobo travel magazine. “Rustic crappers reminiscent of traditional boxcar soup cans. No wiping media, so be ready to use your socks or take a dip in the ocean. Food is scarce; no seagulls or rats to be found. Open air pissing is available for the free spirited traveler. All in all, Hobo Living gives it 2 out of 5 bag wines.”

        1. I did actually write an article for Fat Jerry titled “World’s Worst Lavatories”, which included Muir Woods in it’s list. Also probably a good contender for “World’s Worstest Writing” really.

        1. That sounds like a good reason to visit! Sadly, I’m locked in Santa Clara these days, but if I get the chance I’ll take you up on the free drink Jason. 

          In return, if you ever hit the South Bay, I’ll buy you a Himbeirguist Liqour (SP? on both) at the local Germanic place.

    1.  I’m blanking on the name of the book/author with a passage about sunsets being gorgeous, in spite of being in colors no decorator would put together. Pratchett, or DNA?

  4. I suddenly hear the voice of Phil Collins in my head…

    And no, California is not OK. Not even ecologically. But you still get a pretty sunset, even with the smog.

    1. It’s a fairly common thing that happens when you take a picture of a sunset, then see it on the screen and you’re like “Whaaa??? That sunset was so much more beautiful in my head!” So then you just “bump” the saturation slider on Photoshop, to make it look a little more like it was in your head, and you never notice that you’ve fallen way off the deep-end.

      It happens to me all the time. Usually I come back to the picture the next day and I ask myself “was I insane?”

      1. Thing is, it really looks like that.  If you don’t believe me, I can show you scads of sunset pictures taken 20 years ago with a film camera and Fuji Provia 100.  Living here, you eventually get bored with it.

        Just kidding.  Not about the pix, I have those.  You just never get bored with it.

      1.  I think he may have meant “gaudy image of a sunset.”  I doubt the actual sunset was nearly as gaudy as the picture in the OP.

    1. That’s how I feel since it’s St. Amateur weekend. 
      So much Guinness will go wasted and unappreciated.
      And bagpipes :(

      The colors make me feel better.

  5. I was fortunate enough to live in California for several years, and man… I’ve never been in a place with such a ridiculous density of natural wonders. San Francisco is just the cherry on top.

  6. yeah, what all those guys said!  california sucks!  don’t come here!  stay wherever you are!  oklahoma or whatever is totally the same thing.

    1. Yes, the sense of community generated by the strip malls and parking lots is palpable in California. But I’ve always said the real secret is the mobs of psychotic angry drivers.  This makes it special.

    1. Oh, yes. Truly a Secular Liberal Hellhole. Why, The Lord seldom sends his Blessed Snow our way, and I can grow several varieties of fruit, grapes and berries in my back yard with hardly any effort at all, which is, of course, contrary to The Lord’s Judgement at the time of Adam & Eve’s eviction from The Garden, and therefore sinful. And my next door neighbor is a Hindu! Imagine that! And everyone who listens to AM talk radio knows we’re all going broke providing free transsexual operations and mass abortions to serve Alice Water’s burgeoning stem cell hors d’oeuvre sideline in Berkeley…

      Did you know that S&P RAISED California’s credit rating outlook to Positive? I guess they must be in on The Illuminati Plot. Yes, we have our problems, and we are working through them, thanks. But at the end of the day, sometimes I have a sunset like the one shown above, and fresh fruit throughout the year. And up to this point, I can count on my water & sanitary districts to function as they should, thanks.

          1. Word.  After the Governator (to a lesser extent) and Pete Wilson, and considering our benighted Legislature, they don’t make mops big enough.  

      1. Thanks! I took them a few years ago, hiking in the Sierra as Teller said. More specifically: On the trail to the top of Mt Whitney.

  7. Thanks Jason, today happens to be the day that my wife and I are letting our family and friends here in Cincinnati know that we decided to move back to California and this picture made me happy.

    1. No, he’s doing a terrible job, just like Arnold before him and Davis before him.  Democrat or Republican are equal jokes.

  8. Good reminder… I can drive to that beach quicker than most people drive home from work, yet sadly I don’t see sunsets hardly ever with all the beautiful hills in the way.   Rough life I know.   California sucks.  Don’t  come.

    1. I have the same problem. I can’t see the sunsets because that 11,000 foot, snow-capped mountain is in the way. And sometimes I can’t even see the mountain because of all the palm trees.

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