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(LA Times)   Guy walking by overgrown hunk of steel every weekend suddenly realizes it's the remains of one of the biggest neon signs in the world, that was originally built to outshine the famous "Hollywood" logo   ( latimes.com) divider line
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2008-02-17 11:08:55 AM  
Useless without pics.

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2008-02-17 11:21:28 AM  
I live in Hollywood so I'm really getting a kick out of this.

/not the one with the "HOLLYWOOD" sign
//the other one
///"Guess Which State"
 
2008-02-17 12:01:37 PM  
Now it just says, "Go Stick Your Head In A Pig."
 
2008-02-17 12:01:46 PM  
That's pretty damn cool.
 
Rat [TotalFark]
2008-02-17 12:02:41 PM  
Indian burial ground huh?

© well, lets build a casino then, shall we?
 
2008-02-17 12:05:35 PM  
Link (new window) (?)
 
2008-02-17 12:05:40 PM  
Wow. I just sp o do not care.
 
2008-02-17 12:06:15 PM  
That article wanders like a drunken sailor with Alzheimer's.
 
2008-02-17 12:07:01 PM  
I like any article that includes the phrase "smack dab".
 
2008-02-17 12:07:16 PM  
King Something: I live in Hollywood so I'm really getting a kick out of this.

/not the one with the "HOLLYWOOD" sign
//the other one
///"Guess Which State™"


Fl.?
 
2008-02-17 12:08:44 PM  
Needs to be restored, then get a big trebuchet to fire gerbils through the "O".
 
2008-02-17 12:11:24 PM  
Discovered?
The wreckage of that sign is no secret, anyone hiking around that area knows what it is...
Is this guy going to discover the Hollywood sign now, also?

Here's an old picture on Flickr from someone ELSE who "discovered" it...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/locusflower/1189162639/
 
2008-02-17 12:11:25 PM  
primarylupine: Needs to be restored, then get a big trebuchet to fire gerbils through the "O".

Thanks for stating the obvious, jackass.
 
2008-02-17 12:14:10 PM  
Only other Hollywood I know is FL.
 
2008-02-17 12:15:17 PM  
pendy16: Discovered?
The wreckage of that sign is no secret, anyone hiking around that area knows what it is...
Is this guy going to discover the Hollywood sign now, also?

Here's an old picture on Flickr from someone ELSE who "discovered" it...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/locusflower/1189162639/


Your picture says it's from 2007. The guy who found the sign found in in 2002. You fail.
 
zz9
2008-02-17 12:15:29 PM  
primarylupine: Needs to be restored, then get a big trebuchet to fire gerbils through the "O".

Thanks for stating the obvious, jackass.


Yeah, like anyone here wasn't thinking exactly the same. Except with ferrets.

/Nice HHG reference Shakespears Monkey.
 
2008-02-17 12:17:44 PM  
If you want to see vintage neon, look at the Neon Graveyard off the 5 by Dodger Stadium. Hollywood used to have a lot of strip clubs...A LOT OF STRIP CLUBS.
 
2008-02-17 12:17:48 PM  

"Urquidez's three-room adobe and the land, a former Indian burial ground, was the original birthplace of Hollywood as a performers' town..."


Hasn't this guy seen the Shining? You never build over an old Indian burial ground, or you might wind up seeing some old dude getting a bj from a bear furry.

 
2008-02-17 12:19:14 PM  
Shakespeare's Monkey: Now it just says, "Go Stick Your Head In A Pig."

Share and Enjoy!
 
2008-02-17 12:21:19 PM  
pendy16 - The wreckage of that sign is no secret, anyone hiking around that area knows what it is...

Walk? In LA?
 
2008-02-17 12:21:56 PM  
America used to be cool. Then the hippies took over, and you can't "do" anything anymore.
 
2008-02-17 12:22:24 PM  
sarcastic664: pendy16: Discovered?
The wreckage of that sign is no secret, anyone hiking around that area knows what it is...
Is this guy going to discover the Hollywood sign now, also?

Here's an old picture on Flickr from someone ELSE who "discovered" it...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/locusflower/1189162639/

Your picture says it's from 2007. The guy who found the sign found in in 2002. You fail.


I think you failed to "discover" his sarcasm.
 
2008-02-17 12:29:22 PM  
BobtheFascist: pendy16 - The wreckage of that sign is no secret, anyone hiking around that area knows what it is...

Walk? In LA?


Only to get from your car to indoors and back. Everyone else is a tourist.
 
2008-02-17 12:33:17 PM  
Wow, good thing they included Bob Barker's rambling and meaningless $.02! His wife hoped their house wouldn't become an apartment building after she died? People actually care about such crap? I kind of hope the human race will survive...I know my house won't.
 
2008-02-17 12:34:23 PM  
I don't get what's so special about the Hollywood sign. It's an eyesore on an ugly hill.
 
2008-02-17 12:44:19 PM  
dooder0001: I don't get what's so special about the Hollywood sign. It's an eyesore on an ugly hill.

i28.tinypic.com

I say burn it.
 
2008-02-17 12:46:12 PM  
These news websites are starting to piss me off. They write an article about a sign but don't even include a picture. Or you'll see a "911 audio tape released today" article with no link to audio! Get your shiat together guys.
 
2008-02-17 12:48:25 PM  
dooder0001: I don't get what's so special about the Hollywood sign. It's an eyesore on an ugly hill.

People like to identify with things that make them feel special. In Portland we have this area called "The Pearl": It was named after an artist and arts advocate because it's the area with the most galleries. In the last 10 years it's been turned into a hell-hole of condominiums and boutiques; most of the lifelong Portland residents dread having to go near there. The residents that live there (mostly Californians), think the area is the best place in Portland and that's why it's called "The Pearl". They love to tell everyone, "I live in The Pearl", not realizing why it has that name, and certainly not realizing that anyone with a brain is rolling their eyes in disgust.
 
2008-02-17 12:52:59 PM  
primarylupine: Needs to be restored, then get a big trebuchet to shoot fire gerbils through the "O".
FTFY

I mean Fire Gerbils, that just has to rock!
 
2008-02-17 12:54:56 PM  
They need to turn the hollywood sign area into a shiatload of tract home developments.
 
2008-02-17 12:55:47 PM  
that is a really long article about a flip'n sign.
 
2008-02-17 12:56:29 PM  
America used to be cool. Then the hippies lawyers took over, and you can't "do" anything anymore.

FTFY
 
2008-02-17 12:57:19 PM  
buzzvert: That article wanders like a drunken sailor with Alzheimer's.

i protest! there's no way that age and infirmity could possibly lead someone to writing that particular piece of garbage. More of a 2nd year English student essay written to attract her aging 'i'm writing a novel' journalism prof.
 
2008-02-17 12:58:40 PM  
dooder0001: I don't get what's so special about the Hollywood sign. It's an eyesore on an ugly hill.

Meh... Maybe after you've become jaded it's an eyesore. I remember looking up at it everyday after I got my first job in Hollywood at KCBS TV. It was kind of cool for a kid from North Dakota to look at it and think - wow, I made it. Then after a while, it got old, and I didn't care about it anymore. Now that I've been out of L.A. for a while, it does bring back fond memories. And when I'm out on the coast doing work, seeing it reminds me of why I started the career I'm in in the first place.

Whenever I'm in Cali with anybody new that wants to go see it, I show them my old view of it from Sunset and Gower, then I take them to Roscoe's for some chicken and waffles so they can see what Hollywood is really like.
 
2008-02-17 12:58:46 PM  
Jesus christ I could've done without the novel length history lesson after the initial story was over.
 
2008-02-17 01:00:43 PM  
Why isn't this breaking news? I mean, it's FIVE years old!!!
 
2008-02-17 01:02:08 PM  
skinink:
...Hasn't this guy seen the Shining? You never build over an old Indian burial ground, or you might wind up seeing some old dude getting a bj from a bear furry.


It's Hollywood. You're bound to see that anyway.
 
2008-02-17 01:05:27 PM  
primarylupine: Needs to be restored, then get a big trebuchet to fire gerbils through the "O".

Brilliant! I loved those commercials. Although it was a cannon, but a trebuchet would be fun too.
 
2008-02-17 01:05:27 PM  
coarsesalt: buzzvert: That article wanders like a drunken sailor with Alzheimer's.

i protest! there's no way that age and infirmity could possibly lead someone to writing that particular piece of garbage. More of a 2nd year English student essay written to attract her aging 'i'm writing a novel' journalism prof.


I was thinking more like someone with ADD. Isn't it suppose to rain later today?
 
2008-02-17 01:26:27 PM  
...from its branches, at least 13 alleged horse thieves and bandits were hanged in acts of rough justice

It's hard to imagine a time when Californians weren't a bunch of weeping pussies.
 
2008-02-17 01:32:41 PM  
lifelong Portland residents dread having to go near there. The residents that live there (mostly Californians), think the area is the best place in Portland and that's why it's called "The Pearl". They love to tell everyone, "I live in The Pearl", not realizing why it has that name, and certainly not realizing that anyone with a brain is rolling their eyes in disgust.

So "lifelong Portland residents" = "anyone with a brain"??
Portland natives are all LOSERS...that's right, LOSERS!!!

(unless you make Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley, then you're OK)
 
2008-02-17 01:36:04 PM  
justoneznotThese news websites are starting to piss me off. They write an article about a sign but don't even include a picture. Or you'll see a "911 audio tape released today" article with no link to audio! Get your shiat together guys.

They're punishing you for being a new media freeloader

FilmBELOH20, I show them my old view of it from Sunset and Gower, then I take them to Roscoe's for some chicken and waffles so they can see what Hollywood is really like.

I've been to all the RC&W's, back when UPN was the "ethnic" network, maybe because it's by Sunset-Gower, KTLA & Metromedia Square there wasn't any of their sitcom stars you wouldn't see @ the Hollywood 'scoe's, then of course Cuba Gooding Jr saved that guy; Link (new window)
just like you see all the soap opera/WB ingenues shopping @ Erewhon on Beverly Bl
 
2008-02-17 01:38:56 PM  
FilmBELOH20 So I guess when you drive north out of Minot on 52, you look up at those stones that have been painted white and laid to form "Grad 82" or some such thing, and think "That's just like the Hollywood sign I used to gaze at. But lamer."

How's the show pitch coming? Don't think of Minot as a dive mecca.

/drove out on 52 many, many times
//heading for Regina, SK
///having left the future Mrs R in Fargo.
 
2008-02-17 01:41:37 PM  
naparyaq: So "lifelong Portland residents" = "anyone with a brain"??

No, I just think you're an f-ing retard. Here's what I said: "lifelong Portland residents dread having to go near there"

and later I said

"anyone with a brain is rolling their eyes in disgust."

I didn't say there were the same group.

You must live in "The Pearl".
 
2008-02-17 02:14:20 PM  
KidneyStone: Horrywoooooooooo!

More people know that line than actually saw the movie, I believe.

Try it -- next time someone says that, ask them what movie it was.
 
2008-02-17 02:43:18 PM  
naparyaq: lifelong Portland residents dread having to go near there. The residents that live there (mostly Californians), think the area is the best place in Portland and that's why it's called "The Pearl". They love to tell everyone, "I live in The Pearl", not realizing why it has that name, and certainly not realizing that anyone with a brain is rolling their eyes in disgust.

So "lifelong Portland residents" = "anyone with a brain"??
Portland natives are all LOSERS...that's right, LOSERS!!!
(unless you make Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley, then you're OK)


This.

glenlivid: naparyaq: So "lifelong Portland residents" = "anyone with a brain"??

No, I just think you're an f-ing retard. Here's what I said: "lifelong Portland residents dread having to go near there"

and later I said

"anyone with a brain is rolling their eyes in disgust."

I didn't say there were the same group.

You must live in "The Pearl".


And This.

/Portland is TEH SUCK
//Kill it with FIRE!
 
2008-02-17 02:45:21 PM  
KidneyStone
(Japanese crewman trying to get radio through the hatch: "We've got to figure out how to make these things smaller!")

From Speilberg's "1941" -- one of the greatest movies ever made.
 
2008-02-17 02:58:12 PM  
Rodeodoc: FilmBELOH20 So I guess when you drive north out of Minot on 52, you look up at those stones that have been painted white and laid to form "Grad 82" or some such thing, and think "That's just like the Hollywood sign I used to gaze at. But lamer."

How's the show pitch coming? Don't think of Minot as a dive mecca.

/drove out on 52 many, many times
//heading for Regina, SK
///having left the future Mrs R in Fargo.


That's so sad... Thanks for making me realize it. Oh, and I've been to Regina before - you must know the Dobb's! Tell 'em I said hello when you get there! (and if you actually reply back with "Brian and Lori?" I'll farking shiat myself...)

No, Minot's not a dive mecca, but we do have these cool things called airplanes that fly out of here three times a day. I can usually be on one coast or the other by noon on a given day. 10:00 AM if I'm going to California. My production partner and DP lives on Catalina Island, so that's where all the mail goes. Less questions.... And the show pitch is going well. I have a big, big production company that has lots of shows on the two channels I'm pitching it to that's interested in co-producing it with us. We'll probably be contracting with them in the next week or two, and then they'll start pitching it officially to Disc... I mean... the channel we want it to go on.
 
2008-02-17 05:06:33 PM  
pendy16is correct, these clowns did not discover it.

/Lived in Hollywood in 1987, saw the twisted metal then.
 
2008-02-17 07:48:21 PM  
I went hiking in Fryman Canyon not long before leaving L.A... it was a little bit surreal... there were some places where you would actually be isolated from all views of roads/houses, but most of the time you were pretty much walking alongside rich peoples' back yards.

No giant twisted metal signs, but there was an old rusted out car at the bottom of a cliff right next to the path. Ah, nature!

As we were hiking out we ran into Tanya Roberts and her dogs. You can't even go for a hike in L.A. without seeing people you recognize from TV.

/Nice lady
//Never quite got used to seeing the Hollywood Sign
 
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