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(io9)   Have you ever wondered what it would be like if San Francisco and Los Angeles squared off in an actual civil war? No? Well, this guy did, and since he's an artist, the result is pretty cool   (io9.com) divider line 74
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2013-11-11 08:28:49 AM
God dammit I hate that website.. I always think clicking on a picture expands it just to get there ducking stupid comment system editor..
 
2013-11-11 08:29:38 AM
And fark you Android auto correct.

/cranky this morning
 
2013-11-11 08:29:59 AM
Well, that was pointless shiat.
 
2013-11-11 08:31:18 AM
Vaguely talented smartass has idea he mistakenly believes is clever.
Devotes WAY too much time to executing it.
Result - boredom unchained.
 
2013-11-11 08:35:05 AM
lawprofessors.typepad.com
 
2013-11-11 08:35:16 AM
I expected more gangsters doing strafing runs from their vehicles.
 
2013-11-11 08:35:51 AM
Who brings horses to war anymore?
This is more civil war style artwork for modern times
 
2013-11-11 08:36:14 AM
Not to mention REALLY old news:

TFA:In Smog and Thunder premiered as a gallery show in 2000, and was eventually followed by, directed by Sean Meredith and written by Birk and Paul Zaloom.

And the book is from 2002.

/The Mythbusters would just create a Thermite Bomb to wipe out the California Aqueduct. Game over.
 
2013-11-11 08:36:54 AM
The gayest war ever?
 
2013-11-11 08:38:12 AM
I dunno. the young and plastic versus the hippie and stoned.

LA MASH unit: "I've got a rupture over here! 50cc of saline, stat! No you idiot, not in the arm. The boob, man, in the boob!"

SF MASH unit: "Painkillers? Sure thing, wounded dude. Take a hit o' this. That's some good shiat man."

/which side would you volunteer for?
 
2013-11-11 08:45:12 AM
I'm not sure what it would look like, but I'm pretty sure Stefan would find a the hottest nightclub there.
 
2013-11-11 08:48:36 AM
My great grandfather was in the 32nd Regiment San Francisco Homeless Infantry. Died when his shopping cart hit an explosive implant.
 
2013-11-11 08:52:08 AM

The Briny Derp: The gayest war ever?


I expected to see the commando units of the 2nd Drag Queen Regiment infiltrating Hollywood Blvd.
 
2013-11-11 08:53:09 AM
not everything that is painstakingly done over thousands of hours is cool. just so you know.
 
2013-11-11 08:53:40 AM
Smog vs. Fog?

No matter who wins, we all don't care.
 
2013-11-11 08:54:17 AM
Is Santa Carla north or south?
 
2013-11-11 08:54:24 AM
Angelenos would be a no-show. Too much traffic on the 405.
 
2013-11-11 08:57:02 AM
Is "Nevada bombs both of them and moves Vegas to the Bay Area." an option?
 
2013-11-11 08:57:52 AM
LOL, Mickey would offer that, wouldn't he?
 
2013-11-11 08:58:12 AM
I'm putting my bets on LA. It's gangsters vs limp wristed hippies, who do you think is going to win?
 
2013-11-11 08:59:56 AM
I like this comment:

Dr Emilio LizardoLauren Davis
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Wouldn't they all just get stuck in traffic on the freeway? Yesterday 10:22am
 
2013-11-11 09:00:47 AM

Richard C Stanford: I'm putting my bets on LA. It's gangsters vs limp wristed hippies, who do you think is going to win?


Forget gangsters. If you want sheer brutality, call in the Hollywood types. The northerners would launch an attack only to find that their parking spaces had been given away.

"You'll never work in this war again!"
 
2013-11-11 09:01:24 AM

FrancoFile: The Briny Derp: The gayest war ever?

I expected to see the commando units of the 2nd Drag Queen Regiment infiltrating Hollywood Blvd.


With glitter cannons.
 
2013-11-11 09:07:26 AM

Hawnkee: I expected more gangsters doing strafing runs from their vehicles.


Actually the Nazi-Soviet war of 1941-1945 was a drive by shooting carried out on an industrial scale.
 
2013-11-11 09:08:49 AM

Nogale: Richard C Stanford: I'm putting my bets on LA. It's gangsters vs limp wristed hippies, who do you think is going to win?

Forget gangsters. If you want sheer brutality, call in the Hollywood types. The northerners would launch an attack only to find that their parking spaces had been given away.

"You'll never work in this war again!"


Hollywood would never be able to communicate with itself after Google shuts down all email services south of Fresno.

/Yes, this is followed by Google becoming self-aware and eradicating ALL human life in California, but totally worth it.
 
2013-11-11 09:10:40 AM
I would watch it from home on Comedy Central with lots of popcorn.
 
2013-11-11 09:11:22 AM

FrancoFile: I expected to see the commando units of the 2nd Drag Queen Regiment infiltrating Hollywood Blvd.


Then we'd have the Midnight Rocket Ride of RuPaul Revere.
 
2013-11-11 09:11:22 AM

The Briny Derp: The gayest war ever?


So that's why Micky is holding up a FREE ATM sign...


/You never go ATM.
 
2013-11-11 09:22:08 AM

maddermaxx: The Briny Derp: The gayest war ever?

So that's why Micky is holding up a FREE ATM sign...


/You never go ATM.


It's the Eisner era mickey.
 
2013-11-11 09:47:36 AM
I'd rather see modern North vs South art, or GOP vs DNC as a battle of the citizens art

/with hover rounds included
 
2013-11-11 10:05:49 AM

theotherles: Hawnkee: I expected more gangsters doing strafing runs from their vehicles.

Actually the Nazi-Soviet war of 1941-1945 was a drive by shooting carried out on an industrial scale.


True, I remember what those damn Germans did to Pearl Harbor.
 
2013-11-11 10:22:25 AM

Nogale: Richard C Stanford: I'm putting my bets on LA. It's gangsters vs limp wristed hippies, who do you think is going to win?

Forget gangsters. If you want sheer brutality, call in the Hollywood types. The northerners would launch an attack only to find that their parking spaces had been given away.

"You'll never work in this war again!"


They take our parking, we turn off the water. Also - no more Napa Valley wine for SoCal. They're stuck with whatever comes out of Bakersfield and Fresno, which would most likely be deemed a crime against all of humanity. Out of sheer horror at what we have done, we raze Fresno, torch Bakersfield and North and South hold hands and swap hemp farming tips and tamale recipes. War over.

/war is harsh, but necessary sometimes
 
2013-11-11 10:25:17 AM

brimed03: I dunno. the young and plastic versus the hippie and stoned.

LA MASH unit: "I've got a rupture over here! 50cc of saline, stat! No you idiot, not in the arm. The boob, man, in the boob!"

SF MASH unit: "Painkillers? Sure thing, wounded dude. Take a hit o' this. That's some good shiat man."

/which side would you volunteer for?


Neither, the whole thing could be solved by a surprise 500 kiloton air burst over both cities.  Surprise!
 
2013-11-11 10:25:40 AM
*deep breath* ... Having stayed in both cities for a short amount of time, my opinion is likely offensive and hateful... but in order to participate in something as epic as a civil war, both sides much have some conviction... something both cities lack.


Aenima is a dream of many, not just Maynard.
 
2013-11-11 10:30:09 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Nogale: Richard C Stanford: I'm putting my bets on LA. It's gangsters vs limp wristed hippies, who do you think is going to win?

Forget gangsters. If you want sheer brutality, call in the Hollywood types. The northerners would launch an attack only to find that their parking spaces had been given away.

"You'll never work in this war again!"

They take our parking, we turn off the water. Also - no more Napa Valley wine for SoCal. They're stuck with whatever comes out of Bakersfield and Fresno, which would most likely be deemed a crime against all of humanity. Out of sheer horror at what we have done, we raze Fresno, torch Bakersfield and North and South hold hands and swap hemp farming tips and tamale recipes. War over.

/war is harsh, but necessary sometimes


No horse in this race, but So Cal does have Paso Robles. I'm sure they could adjust to Pinot Noir in a pinch.
 
2013-11-11 10:43:57 AM
I cant stand pictures that combine views that you know do not exist. That row of homes in not in front of the Bank of America Building. The pyramid is not a mile away from it either. Saw that and closed the webpage. I'm jaded by the people that are accurate.
 
2013-11-11 10:45:31 AM

capngroovy: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Nogale: Richard C Stanford: I'm putting my bets on LA. It's gangsters vs limp wristed hippies, who do you think is going to win?

Forget gangsters. If you want sheer brutality, call in the Hollywood types. The northerners would launch an attack only to find that their parking spaces had been given away.

"You'll never work in this war again!"

They take our parking, we turn off the water. Also - no more Napa Valley wine for SoCal. They're stuck with whatever comes out of Bakersfield and Fresno, which would most likely be deemed a crime against all of humanity. Out of sheer horror at what we have done, we raze Fresno, torch Bakersfield and North and South hold hands and swap hemp farming tips and tamale recipes. War over.

/war is harsh, but necessary sometimes

No horse in this race, but So Cal does have Paso Robles. I'm sure they could adjust to Pinot Noir in a pinch.


I think it was a year or two ago that they were really ramping up water conservation down there with the biggest consumers - the wineries - leading the charge. They use groundwater there and the levels are dropping fast. When I lived in SoCal (Los Angeles), we bought bottled water (Sparkles, which I think was the biggest down there) because you simply can't drink the stuff that comes out of the pipes. Too much chlorine. You can smell it the minute you turn on the tap in some areas. I feel bad for the wineries down there when they do run out of water from underground sources, because the alternative - well, I can't imagine being able to make a decent wine with it anywhere near your grapes.
 
2013-11-11 10:51:55 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: capngroovy: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Nogale: Richard C Stanford: I'm putting my bets on LA. It's gangsters vs limp wristed hippies, who do you think is going to win?

Forget gangsters. If you want sheer brutality, call in the Hollywood types. The northerners would launch an attack only to find that their parking spaces had been given away.

"You'll never work in this war again!"

They take our parking, we turn off the water. Also - no more Napa Valley wine for SoCal. They're stuck with whatever comes out of Bakersfield and Fresno, which would most likely be deemed a crime against all of humanity. Out of sheer horror at what we have done, we raze Fresno, torch Bakersfield and North and South hold hands and swap hemp farming tips and tamale recipes. War over.

/war is harsh, but necessary sometimes

No horse in this race, but So Cal does have Paso Robles. I'm sure they could adjust to Pinot Noir in a pinch.

I think it was a year or two ago that they were really ramping up water conservation down there with the biggest consumers - the wineries - leading the charge. They use groundwater there and the levels are dropping fast. When I lived in SoCal (Los Angeles), we bought bottled water (Sparkles, which I think was the biggest down there) because you simply can't drink the stuff that comes out of the pipes. Too much chlorine. You can smell it the minute you turn on the tap in some areas. I feel bad for the wineries down there when they do run out of water from underground sources, because the alternative - well, I can't imagine being able to make a decent wine with it anywhere near your grapes.


Other than a few places with annual snowpack runoffs (Spain, Argentina) that are diverted into irrigation channels, if you need to water your vines then you've failed in site selection.
 
2013-11-11 11:04:11 AM
North Dakota vs. South Dakota... now that would be a war!
 
2013-11-11 11:18:48 AM
www.sandowbirk.com
the bombing of the getty center - i used to work there.  biggest bunch of elitists i have ever had the displeasure of working for.  let er rip boys!
 
2013-11-11 11:19:20 AM
My other great grandfather fought for the 47th Los Angeles Pornstar Batallion, Vivid Company. He died of internal injuries sustained at the Battle of Laurel Canyon (aka "Dildo Day").
 
2013-11-11 11:25:32 AM

Boris S. Wort: North Dakota vs. South Dakota... now that would be a war!


I don't think it's considered a war when there are only 12 people involved. I think it's a feud.
 
2013-11-11 11:29:02 AM
The image is not working for me.... Could someone post it here in the comments? Much appreciated.
 
2013-11-11 11:33:52 AM
Why no .. this never occurred to me.

(goes into Mad Scientist lab)
 
2013-11-11 11:35:28 AM
Angelenos would insist on driving their own car to battle.  So even if they made it to SF, they'd get frustrated by the City's small hilly streets and the lack of valet parking.
 
2013-11-11 11:47:08 AM

Richard C Stanford: I'm putting my bets on LA. It's gangsters vs limp wristed hippies, who do you think is going to win?


You are forgetting the East Bay, there be some whack gansta ghettos over there.

On the other hand, LA has a battleship now.

Great, now I'm off trying to imagine the Battle of Buellton and the inevitable assault on the strong point at Pea Soup Andersens.
 
2013-11-11 11:59:35 AM

Mouren: Who brings horses to war anymore?
This is more civil war style artwork for modern times


Agreed.  I was expecting something more like the graphic novels DMZ by Brian Wood.

The artwork is amazing, though.  It's a cool concept of alternate history.
 
2013-11-11 12:12:46 PM
No matter who loses, we all win.
 
2013-11-11 12:18:11 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-11 12:20:09 PM
Going by wikipedia, the population of San Fransisco itself is just 825,000, but if you include the urban and metro area it's actually 8 million.  The population of Los Angeles itself is 4 million, and the greater Los Angeles area is over 18 million.  Sorry, but LA is going to win this on pure numbers.
 
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