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(SFGate)   ♫ There was a peaceful town called Rockridge, where people shopped in harmony. They never had no kind of Wal-Mart, there was no hint of misery ♪   (sfgate.com) divider line
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2008-11-29 09:27:06 AM  
How precious
 
2008-11-29 09:43:34 AM  
Have you gone beserk? Can't you see that store is a Wa....
 
2008-11-29 09:48:28 AM  
Y'know, Nietzsche says, "Out of chaos comes order."
 
2008-11-29 09:51:01 AM  
historynow11: Y'know, Nietzsche says, "Out of chaos comes order."

Oh, blow it out your ass, Howard.
 
2008-11-29 09:56:05 AM  
I'm waiting for the authentic frontier gibberish.
 
2008-11-29 10:01:29 AM  
Nishan Shepard, the founding owner of the toy and baby supply store Rockridge Kids

"Good mornin' Mr. Shepard. And ain't it a lovely mornin'?"

"Up yours, Wal Mart."
 
2008-11-29 10:04:38 AM  
FTFA:

The tree-lined stretch of College Avenue heading south from the Rockridge BART station

Rockridge even has a Bart!
 
2008-11-29 10:07:57 AM  
They just opened a parlor where they will sell 1 Flavor of ice cream.
 
2008-11-29 10:12:15 AM  
Well done obscuresongreferencefromgreatmoviemitter
 
2008-11-29 10:15:08 AM  
There used to be store very much like that one in Beaufort,SC. I used to travel from Atlanta to shop there with my kids, who thought it was the coolest place in the world. The ladies that ran it retired a few years ago and the world is a sadder place because of it.
 
2008-11-29 10:20:21 AM  
I think I'd rather spend a week in Wal-mart than one hour with those pretentious douchebags.
 
2008-11-29 10:57:59 AM  
I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin bushwackin, hornswaglin, walmarsh is gonna rouin me bishen cutter.
 
2008-11-29 11:04:20 AM  
You cannot, as it turns out, sing the headline to the tune of "Black Velvet Band."
 
2008-11-29 11:15:04 AM  
If even a small bungalow cost $600,000 here I suspect Rockridge are a lot of smug douchenozzles and farkwits who are too good to shop at a Wal-Mart anyway.
 
2008-11-29 11:21:59 AM  

webloid: a small bungalow cost $600,000


Somebody's gotta go back and get a shiatload of dimes.
 
2008-11-29 11:43:49 AM  

webloid: I suspect Rockridge are a lot of smug douchenozzles and farkwits who are too good to shop at a Wal-Mart anyway.


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That uppity douchebag went and hit me over the head with a shovel!
 
2008-11-29 11:49:46 AM  
You've got to remember that these are just simple folk. These are people of the land. The common clay of the New West. You know,

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Morons.
 
2008-11-29 11:58:15 AM  
What saddens me is that if Mel Brooks tried to make Blazing Saddles today, he'd be lynched. One of my favorite movies of all time.

"Is it me, or is the world... rising?"
"I don't know, but whatever it is, I hate it."
 
2008-11-29 11:59:56 AM  
Well, hell. Every single snappy one-liner I had ready has already been posted.
 
2008-11-29 12:21:20 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Well, hell. Every single snappy one-liner I had ready has already been posted.


Well said, Benevolent Misanthrope Johnson...
 
2008-11-29 12:25:50 PM  
Hey, the new store is a Wa***BONG***!
 
2008-11-29 12:28:53 PM  
 
2008-11-29 12:28:54 PM  
Rockridge was my BART stop when I lived in Californy.

I used to tell people to wait for the REAL Rockridge stop, since the first was probably a fake.

I got a lot of strange looks. I didn't fit in well in Californy.
 
2008-11-29 12:43:06 PM  
Little bastard shot me in the ass.

/greatest scene in the movie
 
2008-11-29 12:44:01 PM  
Wal-Mart killed more people than Cecil B. DeMille.
 
2008-11-29 01:24:50 PM  
Who's ready to work up a No. 6 on 'em with me?

'Cept the womenfolk of course...
 
2008-11-29 01:42:45 PM  
Love Blazing Saddles. Love Berkeley too. Loved that section of College. Kids were born in Alta-Bates (with a midwife, not an ob/gyn). We shopped in Rockridge toys but could rarely afford it. Wish I was there now.

Berkeley FTW.
 
2008-11-29 04:25:41 PM  
If giving a damn about your neighborhood, your world and the animals that live in it is "pretentious," well, you can go fark yourself...

its a better life having stores that may charge a lil more but aren't destroying any semblance of community than rushing in like the hordes at Walmart on Black Friday to get a pair of pants that will fall apart in a month for 5 bucks.
 
2008-11-29 04:33:02 PM  

KrunkSplein: What saddens me is that if Mel Brooks tried to make Blazing Saddles today, he'd be lynched. One of my favorite movies of all time.

"Is it me, or is the world... rising?"
"I don't know, but whatever it is, I hate it."


It's marvelous. one of the few films I picked up on HD-DVD before the format died.

"I'd like to offer you a laurel, and hardy handshake"
 
2008-11-29 04:46:05 PM  
Excuse me while I whip this out.
 
2008-11-29 05:42:40 PM  

DarthBrooks: I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin bushwackin, hornswaglin, walmarsh is gonna rouin me bishen cutter.


Now how can we argue with that? I think we are all indebted to DarthBrooks here for clearly stating what had to be said, and I'm glad the children were here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, but it expressed a courage that is little seen in this day and age.
 
2008-11-29 06:13:06 PM  
I didn't get a harumph out that guy.
 
2008-11-29 06:15:50 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: DarthBrooks: I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin bushwackin, hornswaglin, walmarsh is gonna rouin me bishen cutter.

Now how can we argue with that? I think we are all indebted to DarthBrooks here for clearly stating what had to be said, and I'm glad the children were here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, but it expressed a courage that is little seen in this day and age.


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2008-11-29 07:29:29 PM  

ToddMU03: harumph


Give the Governor a harumph!
 
2008-11-29 07:41:41 PM  

webloid: If even a small bungalow cost $600,000 here I suspect Rockridge are a lot of smug douchenozzles and farkwits who are too good to shop at a Wal-Mart anyway.


Yeah, even if a WM was there a lot of them wouldn't shop there. My smug WM hating friends shop at Target instead or go to local "boutique" type of places.
 
2008-11-29 07:54:59 PM  
While I risk an almost certain nomination for best supporting actor!
 
2008-11-29 09:08:06 PM  

thalidomide new and improved: While I risk an almost certain nomination for best supporting actor!


Whatever you say, Hedy.
 
2008-11-29 09:30:53 PM  

buckeyebrain: thalidomide new and improved: While I risk an almost certain nomination for best supporting actor!

Whatever you say, Hedy.


That's Hedley!

/Raisinettes!
 
2008-11-29 09:50:50 PM  

castufari: webloid: If even a small bungalow cost $600,000 here I suspect Rockridge are a lot of smug douchenozzles and farkwits who are too good to shop at a Wal-Mart anyway.

Yeah, even if a WM was there a lot of them wouldn't shop there. My smug WM hating friends shop at Target instead or go to local "boutique" type of places.


It's all the same crap anyways. The only real difference between the two is that shopping at Wally-World is, generally speaking, an infinitely less enjoyable experience, for a number of reasons.
 
2008-11-29 09:55:48 PM  
Lili Von Shtupp: "Is it true how zey say zat you Wal-Mart people are... gifted?"


"[Lights go out, sound of zipper opening]"


Lili Von Shtupp: "Oh. It's twue. It's twue. It's twue, it's twue! "

 
2008-11-29 10:03:25 PM  
If there is a place in the east bay that could rival Brooklyn for most indy hipster douchebags, it would be Rockridge. Oh man the smug is absolutely suffocating down there...

/I was walking down there, visiting a friend, and I passed 3 art stores in the span of a couple blocks...it was ridiculous
 
2008-11-29 10:19:08 PM  
The city's called Oakland, BTW. Rockridge is the neighborhood in that part of town. It's OK for Oakland to have nice areas, too, and not just the crime-ridden slums that you hear about.
 
2008-11-29 11:09:41 PM  

FrancoFile: That's Hedley!


It's 1874. You'll be able to sue her!
 
2008-11-30 01:10:22 AM  
"Fark you. I'm workin' for Wal-Mart!" *crotchshot*

/Candygram4Mongo wins the thread just for being here.
//Get your pies for the Great Pie Fight!
 
2008-11-30 05:06:09 AM  
Rockridge is evidence that not all of Oakland is de ghetto.
Beautiful neighborhood, but very expensive.
 
2008-11-30 07:38:09 AM  
Our town is turning into shiiiiiiiiiiit
 
2008-12-01 06:55:44 PM  
Well, I don't have to tell you good folks what has been happening here in our beloved town.

Sheriff murdered, products burned, Walmarts looted, workers stampeded...

...and cattle raped!

/no, I'm not going to link that last one you sick Farker
 
2008-12-01 07:23:43 PM  
But we don't want the Irish!
 
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