The ghoulish men of the Van Ness corridor

Local anthropologist David Enos tells us about the Van Ness that exists just north of the Mission. It is very nearby yet seems worlds away:

Van Ness.  The ghoulish men of the Van Ness corridor wear clothing styles usually seen only in action programs on the USA Network: long fried hair, wraparound shades, windbreakers with the sleeves cut off, skin roasted to a crisp by the afternoon sun.  They resemble criminals from The Simpsons.  They are ready to rumble.  Get in their way and they will snarl as though they were filming a WWF promo about your upcoming grudge match.

Read on for lots more insight.

[Photo by local street photographer David Enos]

2 Responses to “The ghoulish men of the Van Ness corridor”

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    No longer shall the view of that beautiful overpass be obscured by such an ugly sign. To hell with the befuddled drivers. Architectural Digest here we come!

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