Oakland is Oakburg, really. It contains many towns, villages, shires, hamlets. Oakburg is alienated from its constituent parts. One day you might find yourself in Oakburg, or in Temescalton, or O.co Coliseumville, who knows, the city is always changing names to suit what's fashionable. A stranger walking past you on the street might feign as though he's about to punch you in your genitals; don't fret, that's a standard greeting. This highway adopted by OAKBURG'S HARDEST ARTISANS--that is a real sign, somewhere here. This place seethes with some unclassifiable emotion, diffuse anxiety.