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Daly City adventures

Today Joel had the day off, and we both had a hankering for some used PSX games, so we mounted an expedition to the wilds of Daly City in search of the elusive FunCoLand. We had a big transit adventure, which is always interesting. We met several amusing, friendly psychopaths

As for Daly City/Colma... Yikes! Talk about a consumer wasteland! It's a really alien landscape around there, nothing but vast shopping complexes and cemeteries. It was strangely both horrific and soothing. Archie came along with us, and it was a good time for all. Except that I didn't find what I need, a new cozy blanket, and something I ate was eating away at my stomach lining for a while. But really, for the most part, it was a fun field trip. And I have some low-quality photographs to prove it.



escalate

danger third rail

oppressive shopping culture

archie looks pensive

reflections of hills against hills

colma bart sunset

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seijikat
Apr. 19th, 2002 06:34 am (UTC)
that second picture rocks!

there are about 7879451031 funcoland's in the general suburbs around minneapolis, which are also home to about the same number of sprawling strip malls and big mega malls. minnesotians love their malls!

speaking of games, have you played gakkuo oh yamazaki on the dreamcast? it's a japanese game so you'd have to get it on import but if you can find it, pick it up! it's totally centered around unchikun! it's kind of like a super screwed up version of monopoly, but with weird characters that pop up out of the ground and lots of poop and magical toilets and ghost poo... definitely worth it if you can find it!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 19th, 2002 08:51 am (UTC)
Daly City
i used to live in Daly City - on Poncetta Drive, actually - in those "highrise" (3,4 stories) apartments. we used to enjoy that same transit nightmare every time we wanted to get *into* SF. so i empathize.

the only good thing about Daly City was the closeness to SF and the closeness of BART. well, and our apartment backed the Lake Merced golf course which is absolutely gorgeous. i miss the hummingbirds.

sirhc, whom you don't know; i read snooze's friends list because i'm *laaaazzzyy*
caffeina
Apr. 19th, 2002 10:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Daly City
I think Daly City is kind of a nice alternative to living in San Francisco, it's very close to the urban insanity and cultural fun zone of the city but it's got that reassuring bedroom-community vibe, too. If I had to, I could probably live there. I'm a semi-suburban girl at heart.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 23rd, 2002 08:19 am (UTC)
Re: Daly City
Semi???


--Chey
wholesomeperv
Apr. 26th, 2002 01:17 am (UTC)
Hey, I get a kick out of Colma. About three thousand living residents and half a million dead ones. Recently, their city government just voted to give everyone free cable TV. No kidding. I don't think the dead ones will use it, though.
caffeina
Apr. 26th, 2002 12:08 pm (UTC)
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I read about the free cable, that's kind of cool, since TV is the primary method of information dissemination. It's pretty unfair that the dead folks can't take advantage of it, too. I want to go on a tour of the cemeteries around there. All of the most fabulous corpses go to Colma!
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