Oscar the Grouch Evicted from SF Trashcan, Moves to Oakland Dumpster.
We got the news today that longtime San Francisco resident, Oscar the Grouch, has been evicted from his rent controlled San Francisco trashcan.
Last week Mr. the Grouch came home to find an eviction notice on his trashcan lid. His landlord, David McCloskey (the man who famously tried to evict a 98 year old lady) had found a loophole in San Francisco’s rental protection laws and after conferring with his attorneys, Bornstein & Bornstein, served the eviction notice on grounds that Mr. the Grouch was living in an unsafe environment.
“I’ve been living here for 40 years,” Mr. the Grouch told brokeassstuart.com, “I’ve always paid my rent on time, and it’s not like McCloskey didn’t know I lived like this, I mean, I live in a fucking trashcan!”
Activists are planning to protest outside of both McCloskey’s home and the Bornstein & Bornstein office. “This is obscene,” says Jennifer Dreyfus, a local housing rights activist, “Oscar has been part of the neighborhood for as long as anyone can remember. And sure, he’s grouchy and all, but it’s part of his charm. What kind of cold, heartless person evicts a beloved childhood character?”
An anonymous source told brokeassstuart.com that Mr. McCloskey intends to make a few cosmetic changes to the trashcan before either raising the rent to $7500 a month or just renting it out nightly on AirBnB. A nearby recycling bin was recently listed on AirBnb for $250 a night.
When asked what he plans to do, Mr. The Grouch said, “I’ve got a line on a really nice dumpster in Oakland. It’s much larger than the trashcan I’ve been living in in San Francisco, and so many of my friends already live out there. It’s sad though, I love San Francisco with all of my heart. It’s the only thing that has ever made me slightly less grouchy.”