#9: BE BORING. (It’s the only way to get work done.)
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“San Francisco belongs to gays, old Chinese ladies and hipsters. Everyone who loves plaid and leafy greens.”
Guy Branum’s “No More Mr. Nice Gay” segment from Totally Biased. I couldn’t quite bring myself to root against the Niners, but Branum’s commentary on the homophobia a few of the team’s players displayed in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl is spot-on and hilarious.