Sometimes you read so many stories about San Francisco losing its soul -- its irreverent, much-celebrated, anti-establishment spirit -- that it's hard not to believe them.
Then we put aside our differences, work together, and accomplish something like this.
Ever since Super Bowl 50 organizers installed 10 heavy, graffiti-resistant statues around the city last week, critics have seemingly worked around the clock to deface them. Football-hating vandals have torn solar panels from the promotional behemoths, and in one case succeeded in knocking one of the 1600-pound statues over.
But we also like to verbalize our feelings here. And presented with only the letters spelling out "Super Bowl 50," San Franciscans have displayed an unprecedented level of interest in one of the lesser-appreciated forms of vandalism: anagrams.