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(CBS Los Angeles 2)   People living next to tourist attraction put up signs banning tourists from the attraction   (losangeles.cbslocal.com) divider line 58
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2013-10-10 07:01:09 AM
Only in America would people foam at the mouth to stand next to an old real estate development billboard.

www.tomborst.com
 
2013-10-10 09:06:21 AM
Just a few years ago there, were only a few operators offering Hollywood sign viewing tours, according to the Los Angeles Times. There are now more than 40 tour companies running buses and vans in and out of the canyon, the Times reported.

I think I see your problem........

Oh it's us. Again.
 
2013-10-10 09:17:33 AM
"A recently-circulated flier in the neighborhood called for the city to put up armed checkpoints to keep out the swarms of tourists who descend on the landmark, Mertz reported. "

Yes, that's what city governments should do. Post armed guards to prevent members of the public from using public roads.

FREEDOM USA!
 
2013-10-10 09:28:09 AM
There was a time when you could drive up the south side of Camelback mountain in Phoenix  and enjoy the views. The rich propel that live there long ago got the road restricted to residents, etc.
 
2013-10-10 09:37:17 AM
I completely understand their point of view and how having tour buses and tour vans and gawking tourists passing by at all hours would be highly annoying. Which is why they should explore the possibility of converting their roads from public to private. I don't know if that's even possible, but they should explore it. Explore it long and hard. If it's not possible, they should consider moving. And if that's not possible, they should just go fark themselves.
 
2013-10-10 09:50:38 AM
I so want to swipe this sign as a "souvenir"

cbsla.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-10 09:52:19 AM
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2013-10-10 09:56:02 AM
Both a lie and a crime. Only the state can make and put those up. Feel free to rip it down and call the cops on whoever put it up.
 
2013-10-10 09:58:19 AM
Tourists can get a bit annoying at times but they spend billions of dollars each year in NYC so I have learned not to mind them all that much.  Their money is a critically important part of funding here - why hassle them?

/my two cents
 
2013-10-10 10:02:40 AM
If only we could post those at the Florida border
 
2013-10-10 10:03:18 AM
My Dad built a new house next to a double track section of the railroad. Not only do trains blow whistles as they go through, they'll park on the side track and leave their engines running and other crap. The people that all built houses are constantly petitioning to get the trains to stop blowing whistles when they go through the crossing. I think it's hilarious and I bug him about it every chance I get. Whenever a train goes by and you can't hear yourself think I tell him "what kind of idiot would build a house here?".
 
2013-10-10 10:03:52 AM
So you bought a house next to a tourist attraction and are upset that there are tourists? Seems reasonable.
 
2013-10-10 10:04:54 AM
It'll just encourage them.
pencilfarmstudio.com
 
2013-10-10 10:05:43 AM
I put All Alone (In The Bonerzone) signs up in my neighborhood but it's more of a hair-metal band promotion thing.
 
2013-10-10 10:08:02 AM
When I lived out there the best view I got of the sign was from a Tower records on Sunset Blvd. But street views of the sign are terrible you really need to get to a second or third floor to get a good view.
 
2013-10-10 10:10:48 AM

otaku69: When I lived out there the best view I got of the sign was from a Tower records on Sunset Blvd. But street views of the sign are terrible you really need to get to a second or third floor to get a good view.


Just bring a ladder. The people that live around there don't mind at all if you climb up on their roof for a better view. They might even give you some lemonade and some concert tickets they're not using.
 
2013-10-10 10:12:21 AM

brap


I put All Alone (In The Bonerzone) signs up in my neighborhood but it's more of a hair-metal band promotion thing.


Highway to... THE BONERZONE!!
 
2013-10-10 10:13:46 AM
Say goodbye to Hollywood
Say goodbye to my baby
 
2013-10-10 10:14:09 AM
Sign sign...everywhere a sign. Blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind

Do This! Don't Do That! Cant you read the sign?!
 
2013-10-10 10:15:49 AM

edmo: There was a time when you could drive up the south side of Camelback mountain in Phoenix  and enjoy the views. The rich propel that live there long ago got the road restricted to residents, etc.


I call bullshiat. You can barely see the Hollywood sign from Phoenix.
 
2013-10-10 10:16:25 AM

Gordon Bennett: "A recently-circulated flier in the neighborhood called for the city to put up armed checkpoints to keep out the swarms of tourists who descend on the landmark, Mertz reported. "

Yes, that's what city governments should do. Post armed guards to prevent members of the public from using public roads.

FREEDOM USA!


There's no problem in the US that can't be solved using the second amendment.
 
2013-10-10 10:17:18 AM

bunner: Only in America would people foam at the mouth to stand next to an old real estate development billboard.

[www.tomborst.com image 300x244]


Excellent point. An object can never possibly earn more sentimental or historical value than it had the day it was built.

/eyeroll
 
2013-10-10 10:17:40 AM
Have issues with where you live but don't know what to do? Call this guy - he has the answer!
www-deadline-com.vimg.net
 
2013-10-10 10:20:11 AM
California is full of retards. The state manages to attract the worst and most fringe people of any race, religion, political party, musical taste, lifestyle. So much beautiful terrain wasted on the worst group of people in the United States, and probably on Earth.
 
2013-10-10 10:23:33 AM
It must be horrible having people show up and dump money into the local economy.
 
2013-10-10 10:24:23 AM
They find you,
Two time you,
Say your the best they've ever seen,
You should have never trusted Hollywood.

I wrote you,
And told you,
You were the biggest fish out here,
You should have never gone to Hollywood.
 
2013-10-10 10:25:54 AM

SpectroBoy: Excellent point. An object can never possibly earn more sentimental or historical value than it had the day it was built.


Of course it can!  It's called hype!  *rolls your eyes back*
 
2013-10-10 10:26:18 AM

GuyFawkes: Tourists can get a bit annoying at times but they spend billions of dollars each year in NYC so I have learned not to mind them all that much.  Their money is a critically important part of funding here - why hassle them?

/my two cents


Didn't stop some residents from attempting to make their waterfront parks a residents only zone.  There were attempts to do this at the waterfront at Battery Park city and at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
 
2013-10-10 10:26:57 AM
Was the sign there before you bought your house?  Yes.

So you knew about the sign before you bought your house?  Yes.

And you bought the house anyway?  Yes.

GTFO of my office.
 
2013-10-10 10:31:09 AM

Iowan73: So you bought a house next to a tourist attraction and are upset that there are tourists? Seems reasonable.


I just bought this super cheap house, 150 yards from the end of the runway. Who should I complain to about the airplane noise?
 
2013-10-10 10:32:18 AM

duffblue: California is full of retards. The state manages to attract the worst and most fringe people of any race, religion, political party, musical taste, lifestyle. So much beautiful terrain wasted on the worst group of people in the United States, and probably on Earth.


Wrong coast. Florida makes California look like a mensa convention.
 
2013-10-10 10:42:35 AM

edmo: There was a time when you could drive up the south side of Camelback mountain in Phoenix  and enjoy the views. The rich propel that live there long ago got the road restricted to residents, etc.


Having lived just south of Camelback Road and the mountain, I spent many a night "parking" with girlfriends.  Good times.

/get off my lawn
 
2013-10-10 10:56:18 AM
DC can get bad with tourists, the worst is during the cherry blossom festival. I remember Obamas first inaguration we were given off because it was so packed with people. So yay free paid day off.
 
2013-10-10 10:58:27 AM

groppet: DC can get bad with tourists, the worst is during the cherry blossom festival. I remember Obamas first inaguration we were given off because it was so packed with people. So yay free paid day off.


That was mostly locals.
 
2013-10-10 11:02:39 AM

Pocket Ninja: I completely understand their point of view and how having tour buses and tour vans and gawking tourists passing by at all hours would be highly annoying. Which is why they should explore the possibility of converting their roads from public to private. I don't know if that's even possible, but they should explore it. Explore it long and hard. If it's not possible, they should consider moving. And if that's not possible, they should just go fark themselves.


Im guessing the residents moved there AFTER the sign was popular.  I have the same sympathy I have for them as I do the brain trusts that decide to move next to airports/freeways and then complain about the noise.  So I think the "go fark themselves" is the best option.
 
2013-10-10 11:02:43 AM

bunner: Only in America would people foam at the mouth to stand next to an old real estate development billboard.

[www.tomborst.com image 300x244]


The sign originally said "HOLLYWOODLANDPLACEVILLE."
 
2013-10-10 11:12:32 AM
Hugh Hefner should have left it alone.

farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2013-10-10 11:19:47 AM

Snarfangel: bunner: Only in America would people foam at the mouth to stand next to an old real estate development billboard.

[www.tomborst.com image 300x244]

The sign originally said "HOLLYWOODLANDPLACEVILLE."


...TONBOROUGH
 
2013-10-10 11:26:16 AM

Russ1642: My Dad built a new house next to a double track section of the railroad. Not only do trains blow whistles as they go through, they'll park on the side track and leave their engines running and other crap. The people that all built houses are constantly petitioning to get the trains to stop blowing whistles when they go through the crossing. I think it's hilarious and I bug him about it every chance I get. Whenever a train goes by and you can't hear yourself think I tell him "what kind of idiot would build a house here?".


The same kind of idiot who would build a house next to a hog farm and then sue the farmer because it smells bad.  Or a house next to an airport and then try to get a law passed prohibiting takeoffs and landings after dark and on weekends.

(Both of those idiots won their court cases, believe it or not.)
 
2013-10-10 11:26:28 AM

ausfahrk: Snarfangel: bunner: Only in America would people foam at the mouth to stand next to an old real estate development billboard.

[www.tomborst.com image 300x244]

The sign originally said "HOLLYWOODLANDPLACEVILLE."

...TONBOROUGH


If it was in New Jersey it would be HOLLYWOODBOROTWP.
 
2013-10-10 11:28:02 AM
When I lived in Las Vegas, I always laughed at how much the locals hated California transplants. Not me or the thousands of other people from other states, but specifically Californians. People from Cali can't drive and are idiots.
 
2013-10-10 11:56:51 AM

GuyFawkes: Tourists can get a bit annoying at times but they spend billions of dollars each year in NYC so I have learned not to mind them all that much.  Their money is a critically important part of funding here - why hassle them?

/my two cents


The NewYorkers were wonderful to us when we visited as tourists after our conference. That isn't what tv taught me to expect!

/THANK YOU for a lovely visit
/nice place, hope to go back
 
2013-10-10 12:05:23 PM

lethological_lassie: GuyFawkes: Tourists can get a bit annoying at times but they spend billions of dollars each year in NYC so I have learned not to mind them all that much.  Their money is a critically important part of funding here - why hassle them?

/my two cents

The NewYorkers were wonderful to us when we visited as tourists after our conference. That isn't what tv taught me to expect!

/THANK YOU for a lovely visit
/nice place, hope to go back


Most people who actually live in NYC are decent and even helpful to tourists.  What really grinds my gears is people who live here and act as they never walked on a sidewalk or up/down subway stairs before.  I've helped out many lost tourists over the years - we love the money you spend here and want it to keep coming!

/office near Times Square
 
2013-10-10 12:09:39 PM

ausfahrk: Snarfangel: bunner: Only in America would people foam at the mouth to stand next to an old real estate development billboard.

[www.tomborst.com image 300x244]

The sign originally said "HOLLYWOODLANDPLACEVILLE."

...TONBOROUGH


...SHIRE
 
2013-10-10 12:15:05 PM
Just to be clear you can NOT access the sign by this road. Only way to get there is by hiking, and I believe you need a special permit to even do that. What happens is you've got a two-lane road and tourists stand in the middle of the road to get their pictures taken with the sign in the background. (You can see the sign from pretty much anywhere in Hollywood, so no need to drive up except for the photo.) But, yea, when you're living next to one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, you have to expect to have some tourists. Everyone who moved into the Hollywood Hills area within the past 50 years knew what they were getting into.
 
2013-10-10 12:22:33 PM
Zeb Hesselgresser - Was the sign there before you bought your house?  Yes.

So you knew about the sign before you bought your house?  Yes.

And you bought the house anyway?  Yes.

GTFO of my office.


And, I believe we are done here. Mainly because there is no other argument. I see this all the time. Heck, there is a racetrack at the local fairgrounds here and they built subdivisions around it and now they all want the track closed down.

"Oh, I am sorry, were you blindfolded, ear-plugged, and refused a map of the area when you were house hunting?"

Rich people problems...
 
2013-10-10 12:38:14 PM

JoelWhy: Just to be clear you can NOT access the sign by this road. Only way to get there is by hiking, and I believe you need a special permit to even do that. What happens is you've got a two-lane road and tourists stand in the middle of the road to get their pictures taken with the sign in the background. (You can see the sign from pretty much anywhere in Hollywood, so no need to drive up except for the photo.) But, yea, when you're living next to one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, you have to expect to have some tourists. Everyone who moved into the Hollywood Hills area within the past 50 years knew what they were getting into.


This.  On one hand, pretty much everyone who lives there bought a house there for "the location" and knew what they were getting into.  But OTOH, the roads there are crazy narrow things designed in the 20's and 30's for residential traffic.  If people are running tour busses up them at all hours, that's going to get really annoying really fast.

And you can't actually go to the sign, nope.  The sign itself has been closed to the public for years, after too many vandals and one or two suicides.  The only physical access is actually climbing down the hill on a dirt path from the top of Mt Lee.  It's actually a serious PITA for workers who maintain it.   Oh, and there are motion sensor type alarms. If you hop the fence the cops WILL arrest you.

Really, this should be simple to fix though.  Prohibit commercial vehicles on the streets except for deliveries (this is a pretty common restriction in other places for other reasons) and maybe permit-only parking (also really common in other parts of LA).

/Checkpoints are insane though
 
2013-10-10 02:52:22 PM
After all these years, nobody has figured out how to make money off this sign beyond tour buses and tourists standing in the street to take pictures?
 
2013-10-10 03:03:42 PM

GuyFawkes: lethological_lassie: GuyFawkes: Tourists can get a bit annoying at times but they spend billions of dollars each year in NYC so I have learned not to mind them all that much.  Their money is a critically important part of funding here - why hassle them?

/my two cents

The NewYorkers were wonderful to us when we visited as tourists after our conference. That isn't what tv taught me to expect!

/THANK YOU for a lovely visit
/nice place, hope to go back

Most people who actually live in NYC are decent and even helpful to tourists.  What really grinds my gears is people who live here and act as they never walked on a sidewalk or up/down subway stairs before.  I've helped out many lost tourists over the years - we love the money you spend here and want it to keep coming!

/office near Times Square


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2013-10-10 03:42:55 PM

shanrick: Say goodbye to Hollywood
Say goodbye to my baby


Tell Captain Jack to fetch my Piano Key tie  we got us a Billy Joel reference.
 
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