Thursday, November 2, 2006

Gangsta vs. Hipsta: The Eternal Struggle for Oakland's Soul

By Kara Platoni
Thu, Nov 2, 2006 at 3:23 PM

"I, Sherry Sirof, show you, retardo, the real Oakland," the SF standup comic promises before launching into a personal tour of Oakland's Grand Lake district, including "popular douchebag destinations" like Gap Kids ("made by kids, for kids"), in an attempt to prove that, media reports to the contrary, Oakland is hecka full of white people. This is probably the only time you will ever see footage of people ghost-riding the whip cut to the strains of "Footloose."

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