From the Blazing Whale’s Vagina

Los Angeles abuses you. It picks on you. Humiliates you. Kicks you around when you least expect it. But it loves you. It doesn’t want you to leave.


I just got a text from my friend Claire who recently moved to San Diego. First, she had to deal with a massive sinkhole when she got there. Now, her city is on fire. She sent a text to let us know that the San Diego media have a name for this new event:

Firestorm 2007!

Here’s a cell phone pic that her boyfriend Rich snapped when he was told to go home from work yesterday:

This proves 3 things.

1) It’s hard to see when the road is covered in smoke.
2) San Diegans are safe drivers.
3) Cell phones are still the suck.

6 thoughts on “From the Blazing Whale’s Vagina”

  1. Cell phone cameras suck and the picture always exist at a point where the quality is low enough that you’re really annoyed with the pictures when you look at them, but not SO low that you stop taking them altogether. It’s the worst possible quality level.

  2. I missed the press release. We are supposed to hate San Diego? Sheesh.

    I hate their traffic but otherwise its an ok place.

    Its SF that shows great disdain for us, only because we upended them in the early 1900’s as the largest city in CA and the dominating force in pop culture. It happens. Now can we go back to showing the love for SD?

  3. Travis,

    The movie, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” from 2004, contained the following dialogue:

    Ron Burgundy: Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale’s vagina.

    Veronica Corningstone: No, there’s no way that’s correct.

    Ron Burgundy: I’m sorry, I was trying to impress you. I don’t know what it means. I’ll be honest, I don’t think anyone knows what it means anymore. Scholars maintain that the translation was lost hundreds of years ago.

    Veronica Corningstone: Doesn’t it mean Saint Diego?

    Ron Burgundy: No. No.

    Veronica Corningstone: No, that’s – that’s what it means. Really.

    Ron Burgundy: Agree to disagree.

  4. Ah Travis you don’t have middle school kids around to catch the sophmoric headline reference. I got it, but I had kids in middle school when it was released. Awful movie, but funny. I just couldn’t believe I saw it up here as a headline. IT is those little sneak ins that I just roll my eyes and do a Ricky Ricardo Aye aye aye… But Jason won as he got someone to pay attention.

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