If you have young kids or are some kind of weird serial killer, you've probably been eagerly anticipating the release of the 3D movie version of The Smurfs. Frankly, the appearance of these eerily topaz CGI gremlins on the big screen is not something we're so excited about.
The same cannot be said of San Francisco's city government. To honor the the summer flick from Columbia Pictures, the dome of City Hall is currently lit up blue at night, and will be through July 29. This got us thinking: Since our municipal leaders have already associated their place of business with a children's cartoon, which characters in that cartoon do they most closely resemble?
Papa Smurf: Mayor Ed Lee. He might not have the full beard, but the mustache, easy paternalism, and willingness to appease labor unions (what, you missed that episode?) all indicate that Lee is a close match for the smurfish commander-in-chief.
Smurfette: Jane Kim. It's a little-known piece of Smurfiana, but Smurfette was originally created by Gargamel, who intended her to wreak discord among his small blue enemies. If you listen to the shrieking banshees at that other weekly across town, you might be inclined to think the same of Kim. Many others simply admire her grooviness and centrist good sense.