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List: How the America's Cup will change our lives 

Wednesday, Aug 25 2010
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Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is lobbying hard to get the America's Cup to come to San Francisco. Why is it so important that S.F. host the race?

• The one thing missing from San Francisco is something to do

• Sure, our tourists are obnoxious, but they could be more obnoxious

• Local activists don't have enough to protest

• It might keep Gavin Newsom in town for a few days

• It will give white people a sense of pride in their culture and heritage

• It would mean a whole new line of tacky souvenir shirts for sale at Fisherman's Wharf

• It would create a needed "safe space" for millionaires

• It would make the race harder to ignore

• It will help teach our young people the value of tying a good knot

• Brown loves to hang out with people who own yachts

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