Booze Ad Incites Simmering Sectarian Divide

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Can’t we all just get drunk and get along?

9 Comments so far

  1. Fazal Majid (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

    When I moved to California in 2000, there was an exhibition in San Luis Obispo of paintings of fictional battles from the war between the Californias by Sandow Birk. They were published in book form by Last Gasp Publishing under the title “In Smog and Thunder: Historical Works from the Great War of the Californias “.

    http://www.lastgasp.com/d/11677/


  2. TinMan (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 11:19 pm

    Shouldn’t NorCal be Giants/HMB pumpkin orange and SoCal be Dodger Blue?


  3. TinMan (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 11:21 pm

    Shouldn’t NorCal be Giants/HMB pumpkin orange and SoCal be Dodger Blue?

    This ad is as lame as if Stanford University had a home page with a UCLA Bruin baby blue background. Which it did, several years ago…


  4. Jason (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 10:11 am

    The colors remind me more of the Irish Catholics and Protestants.


  5. redseca2 (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 11:31 am

    I demand that our government immediately undertake what steps are necessary to annex Yosemite Park from those heathen South Cali Hummer drivers.


  6. anna (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

    Fazal – that book rocks. The futurist propoganda paintings, the Ruskin-like ships at war, all of it is amazing.


  7. cashba (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 5:31 pm

    Anybody know if these ads in L.A. run as North California and California?


  8. cd (unregistered) on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:45 am

    That map is SO 10 years ago. Everyone knows a true California carving would have to create, at minimum, 3 states from the current one. North Coastal, South Coastal, and Central or Eastern Cali.

    LA and SF may have a lot uncommon, but the coast would still be more like-minded than the coast is with inland areas. And I mean all inland areas. From the IE to the Central Valley, to the scary upper Northern, Baja-Oregon areas of the state – THAT’S what could be carved off into an ideologically similar state.

    If they’re going to make jokes, they should at least understand our demography a bit better.


  9. elisha (unregistered) on August 15th, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

    CD, they DO understand the demography, very well. This is a nod to our long-standing battle over water. Water is most often the reason behind the talks of splitting our state up, a la “Cadillac Desert.” The advertiser may be unaware of that, but they’ve clearly researched prior talks of the split. Perhaps you have made the trip down I-5 and seen the signs aimed at us NorCalians that say “Food Grows Where Water Flows.”

    The other Nor v. So battle is over their lack of desire to pay for “our” bridges.

    Why do we BARELY get Tahoe in that version? Tahoe is like, the epitome of NorCalness. Sourthern Californians would just drain the lake to take showers with. Most hypotheticals I’ve seen of this situation show the divide much farther down, in a much straighter line.

    Cashba, I was wondering the exact same thing about the California/South California thing.

    Seriously though, Oregon can have the way Northern section if they want, like Chico Redding, Shasta, and the like.



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