Usually we pay attention to San Diego about once a year, during Comic-Con. But in the last few weeks America's Finest City has played host to an even bigger spectacle — the implosion of Mayor Bob Filner.
“If you are a city that nobody has ever heard of, and your mayor does something outrageous and Stephen Colbert is talking about it and everyone is talking about it, it could be the only thing everybody knows about your city,” said Robert J. Thompson, professor of popular culture at Syracuse University. “But that is not the case with San Diego. There is an awful lot of other stuff people know about San Diego that can dilute this.”