July 1, 2012

You Know You’re Really from X When You Y

Recently seen in the San Francisco Chronicle:

You Know You’re a Real Marinite when you…120630_marin_kids

…Think a redhead adds “diversity” to your kid’s class… (Deanne Fitzmaurice / The Chronicle) / SF



120630_sunnyvale_libbysHa.  If we only see three Priuses parked anywhere around Google, it’s only because the rest of the vehicles are plug-in electrics.

So… let’s hear your suggestions for X and Y, where X is your city or town, and Y is whatever you come up with to best exemplify its essence.

We’ll start.  You Know You’re Really from Sunnyvale, when you can’t come up with anything other than the general case using the letters X and Y where X equals “Sunnyvale” and Y remains undefined for now but might have something to do with a gigantic can of fruit cocktail.

But we’re sure you can do better with whatever place you call home.  RBA-only entries not required, but please confine your suggestions to Northern California locales.  (We do have SOME standards around here.)


You can also nominate your entire region, such as “You Know You’re Really From Silicon Valley when you 1. See a billboard like this, 2. Understand it, and 3. Contact the advertiser for a better job.”

The best examples will be featured in a future weekend column, complete with random photos!  Your name or handle on the front page!

Okay… go!


Comments (12) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:02 am

12 Responses to “You Know You’re Really from X When You Y”

  1. madhaus Says:

    Great. Everyone’s in Stockton.

  2. Crissa Says:

    Those billboards are universally awful. And if you understand them, you know they’re just fibbing ^-^

  3. Petsmart groomer Says:

    You know you’re really from Milpitas when you follow a garbage truck and keep the windows rolled down.

  4. madhaus Says:

    You know you’re really from Cupertino when every meme about your high school is High Expectations Asian Father.

  5. Jb Says:

    You know you live near (insert close to RBA city) when your kid tells you they played with Lake and Haven at preschool.

  6. The Gilroy Alex Says:

    I didn’t know the Marina district was that great.

    Carry on!

  7. Uptown Citizen Says:

    The Real Bay Area: Belvedere $4.2M teardown — for the view:


    I hope that everything was recycled for the desparately needy Sausalitans.

  8. AstroWallaby Says:

    You know you’re really from the RBA when you proudly roll your windows *up* before passing gas in the Prius.

  9. PK Says:

    Insert Sunnyvale joke here about Superfund sites.

    That is all.

  10. nomadic Says:

    Help for those who may not get the reference above.

  11. nomadic Says:

    My link got screwed up.

  12. AstroWallaby Says:

    *Snicker* Busted. Here’s the whole episode.

    “We need to be where everyone is motivated and progressive like us!”

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