In 2009, the San Francisco-based comedy group Killing My Lobster released a hilarious (yet disparaging) video about Oakland, which is available here: Perhaps we can say that recognition like this is what enabled Oakland to be recognized as the Most Exciting City in the United States.
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The Bay Bridge. Slow Pedestrians. The Parkway. Lake Merritt, which really does smell sometimes. Zachary's. Ghostriding (coming soon). Whistle tips we don't have. But scrapers? Yup. Hipsters in Temescal.