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It's Great To Be Alive in Colma

Visiting the grave of Emperor Norton, a colorful local San Francisco celebrity who in 1859 proclaimed himself Emperor of the United States.

If you're a San Franciscan and you're dead, chances are your eternal resting place is in Colma. Colma, located just south of San Francisco, is the city's necropolis, a web of cemeteries and florists and headstone carvers. For every living resident of Colma, there are thousands of dead ones.


Wyatt Earp, buried with his Jewish wife in the Hills of Eternity Jewish cemetery, is perhaps the most famous dead resident of Colma. Then there's Emperor Norton, a colorful local celebrity who in 1859 proclaimed himself Emperor of the United States. Later he added Protector of Mexico to his title. San Franciscans, always ready to embrace the eccentric or even certifiably insane, celebrated his royal decrees, such as his order that the U.S. Congress be dissolved and that anyone using the odious word "Frisco" be fined.


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A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

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Funny enough, Bryden is a smoker himself.

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