Bay Area Body

More SF Dodgeball hijinx brings up the question…

If San Jose is nicknamed “Crotch of the Bay” (I actually used to call it the “Armpit of the Bay”, I guess it’s less crude), what are the other areas of the Bay Area? With this assertion, the Peninsula and East Bay would be legs. Is the North Bay a detached foot? I’m so confused.

5 Comments so far

  1. joann Landers (unregistered) on December 19th, 2005 @ 2:01 pm

    One more reason San Jose needs its own spot on Metroblogging!


  2. Jesse! (unregistered) on December 19th, 2005 @ 5:06 pm

    Yes, yes, I know it might be harsh, but hey, I’m from San Jose and it’s kinda my right to bag on it. Strangley, I get upset when non-locals trash it; it’s like picking on your little sister, only cool when you do it.

    SJ’s got some great stuff going for it, mostly in the food area (South Indian food, Korean and of course, Mexican and Vietnamese esp.), but being from there I’ve seen some pretty messed up moves by the mayor(s) and their corporate buddies to really kill a lot of the life and culture there… so I got my beefs…

    as for the image of the legs and whatnot, I guess I sorta meant it as more a genera-crotch; where two long pieces come together at an angle. Tree’s got crotches (lots!) and what do you call that place where your forearm and your upperarm meet, you know the other side of your elbow?


  3. anna (unregistered) on December 19th, 2005 @ 9:16 pm

    I always thought of SF as the palm of your right hand, with Market being the crease near your thumb. With the entire hand, close ring to first finger, and you haveyour pinkie being the golden gate bridge, your thumb being the bay bridge.

    You can also say, the peninsula is your right hand clenched and bent. The peninsula is your forearm, inner elbow is san jose, clenched hand is san francisco (it is a square after all…)

    Then, there’s the whole bay area as being your right hand doing a reverse “c” sign. The thumb is the peninsula, the fingers the east bay, the webbing between thumb and fingers san jose, the blank space is the bay…

    ok too much fun with shadow puppets and maps as a youth.


  4. Chester (unregistered) on December 20th, 2005 @ 9:20 am

    San Jose is only the crotch of the Bay Area if the Bay Area is hanging from its ankles.


  5. Jonas M Luster (unregistered) on December 27th, 2005 @ 1:09 pm

    San Jose: larger than San Francisco (if your crotch is larger than your head….), less screwed up, no biciclists endagerning their own and your life in large numbers, working transport, working parking, working social services, all of that. There’s San Francisco and then there’s the San Jose Bay Area.

    Deal with it, San Francisco, you’re the tip of the penis. And, well, Pacifica is the part that gets tossed in the trash after a circumcision.

    We’re all part of the crotch, look at it.



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