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2014-03-28 05:01:35 PM
Eh, L.A. was a nice place to visit, but I am glad that I don't live there.

Now NYC.....that is a place I have no desire to go.  I just don't like large cities, but at least L.A. has the climate to make me forget that.
 
2014-03-28 05:01:43 PM
WInter, 2014

LA-

img.fark.net

Rest of the Country:

media.hometeamsonline.com


/haters gon hate
 
2014-03-28 05:01:45 PM
I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

SCUBA this morning and will be having amazing Chinese tonight in the SGV
 
2014-03-28 05:02:08 PM

tricycleracer: L.A.'s fine, but it ain't home.


And no one heard at all, not even the chair.
 
2014-03-28 05:02:51 PM

vernonFL: I love Los Angeles, but then again I stay in a really nice area- Palos Verdes- and I don't drive long distances.


Yeah, we lived in Brentwood within walking distance of the beach.  It was nice.

/currently in Atlanta
//prefers L.A. to ATL
 
2014-03-28 05:04:11 PM

obenchainr: Los Angeles County was the top producing agricultural area in the country


www.dvdizzy.com

Do you have any idea what was out there five years ago?

YEAH!

You bet you do, orange groves, as far as the eye could see.
 
2014-03-28 05:04:36 PM

obenchainr: drew46n2: there's a high percentage of people in this country who rarely leave their own counties, let alone their states. These are the people I imagine when I hear idiots regurgitate stereotypes about any city, let alone LA.

It's like the "LA was built in a desert" nonsense.  1910-1950, Los Angeles County was the top producing agricultural area in the country, and the water systems we're famous for weren't built until the 60s.  Try doing that in a desert.


Your dates are a bit off, the local NPR stations covered alot of this recently covering the anniversary of the LA aqueduct. Alot of interesting info on
William Mulholland and the history of the growth of LA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Mulholland
 
2014-03-28 05:05:24 PM
I wait until I get on the 405 before I start futsing around with things like my phone, coffee, radio, et al...

...It's the one part of my commute where I am safely stopped long enough to do so.
 
2014-03-28 05:05:27 PM

Oak: vernonFL: The_Sponge: vernonFL: I love Los Angeles, but then again I stay in a really nice area- Palos Verdes- and I don't drive long distances.


I love L.A. as well.....but only because I went college in Malibu.

Pepperdine? Yeah that is about the most beautiful campus I've ever seen.

Visit UC-Santa Cruz once before you die.


It is awesome; I love hiking in the upper campus reserve. I miss living in the Santa Cruz area; hopefully I can move back up Highway 9 at some point.
 
2014-03-28 05:06:53 PM

dletter: That is nice.... now take into account it is a big honking ass county in area, and it drops to 47th:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_statistics_of_the_United_States #M ost_densely_populated


Very true, and you need to go a level further and define what you mean be "densely" populated.  I use my own DPA scale (dumbasses per acre) and while LA has a few troublesome areas, it hardly ranks in the worst 100 areas.  I save those for certain Florida counties and Montgomery County, Texas.
 
2014-03-28 05:07:12 PM
All you suckers in LA still got like 3 more hours of work! take that west coast!!!
 
2014-03-28 05:07:20 PM
Stuuuuart - whaddrr YOU doing heerrree?
 
2014-03-28 05:08:09 PM
Living near Glendale, I'm not going to say ALL of the immigrants were Armenian... but yea... they were Armenian.
 
2014-03-28 05:09:22 PM

Soup4Bonnie: So here's my thing:

In LA, every damn time they mention a highway they put "the" in front of it. The 405, the 5, etc. Lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and never heard it but go to L.A. and even the damn broadcasters do it.

Knock that shiat off. Or there will be hell to pay when I am King.



There's a reason they do that, you know.  Take a look at the freeway signs sometime.  Notice they say things like "San Diego Freeway" in addition to "405 Southbound".  Once upon a time*, everyone in the area referred to freeways by their names (not number) like "the San Diego freeway", complete with the article in the front.  The preceding "the" stuck.

However, now it's more common among younger folk to refer to freeways by number, and not name, but the "the" persisted.

You can always tell how old someone---radio announcers, for example---in L.A. is by whether or not they refer to freeways by number or by name.  The older ones use names instead of numbers.

*if I recall correctly
 
2014-03-28 05:10:20 PM
That's a lot of Mexicans.
I hate high population areas. I don't think man was meant to live in such density, our brains evolved in tiny tribal settings and the cities are just so impersonal.
 
2014-03-28 05:11:20 PM
Population of the city of LA is 3.8 Million, in China it would rank 20th, behind some cities that do not even have an airport.
 
2014-03-28 05:12:43 PM

FizixJunkee: You can always tell how old someone---radio announcers, for example---in L.A. is by whether or not they refer to freeways by number or by name.  The older ones use names instead of numbers.


Right, it's sort of like the 91.  Going west, it's the Artesia Freeway and going east, it's the Riverside Freeway.  I don't know very many people who call it that, but you hear from time to time.
 
2014-03-28 05:12:51 PM

Headso: All you suckers in LA still got like 3 more hours of work! take that west coast!!!


pfft, while you losers on the east coast where going to work, I had just finished eating lunch!

/France
 
2014-03-28 05:13:16 PM

drew46n2: there's a high percentage of people in this country who rarely leave their own counties, let alone their states.


Most of them consider civilization to end at Harlem.
 
2014-03-28 05:14:42 PM

Headso: All you suckers in LA still got like 3 more hours of work! take that west coast!!!


The west coast rocks if you are a sports fan though.  East coast baseball games usually start 4pm and then the west coast games start at 7pm.  Football games on Sunday start at 10am, 1pm, and 5pm.
 
2014-03-28 05:15:56 PM

FizixJunkee: Yeah, we lived in Brentwood within walking distance of the beach. It was nice.

/currently in Atlanta
//prefers L.A. to ATL


What, floating down the 'hooch on an inner tube as lumps of fecal matter floats by doesn't compare to the beach?

Having lived on both places, I don't think either place is particularly nice overall but the good parts of LA (few there are) are light years ahead of the good parts of Atlanta (yes, suburbanites, I'm including entire metros... sorry, Johns Creek is only impressive to people who have never been anywhere else).

/Seriously, suburbanites in Atlanta are some of the most deluded people on the planet
//Gulf of Mexico beaches > California beaches
 
2014-03-28 05:17:27 PM
ladodger34:
Right, it's sort of like the 91.  Going west, it's the Artesia Freeway and going east, it's the Riverside Freeway.  I don't know very many people who call it that, but you hear from time to time.


It's annoying as shiat, isn't it?   The same farking road, but it has two different names depending on which direction you're facing.  Calling the freeways by number (e.g., the 405) is less confusing.
 
2014-03-28 05:17:52 PM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
#1 I hear people complain about the freeways.
#2 The what?
#1 Never mind, let's get a gelato.
#2 Okay!
 
2014-03-28 05:19:39 PM

drew46n2: WInter, 2014

LA-

[img.fark.net image 729x486]

Rest of the Country:

[media.hometeamsonline.com image 776x582]


/haters gon hate


assets.meanwhilein.org
 
2014-03-28 05:20:26 PM

God-is-a-Taco: I don't think man was meant to live in such density, our brains evolved in tiny tribal settings and the cities are just so impersonal.


Oh, screw that noise.  I'm a city mouse.  I grew up rural and fark was it boring.  Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue.
 
2014-03-28 05:21:30 PM

FizixJunkee: ladodger34:
Right, it's sort of like the 91.  Going west, it's the Artesia Freeway and going east, it's the Riverside Freeway.  I don't know very many people who call it that, but you hear from time to time.


It's annoying as shiat, isn't it?   The same farking road, but it has two different names depending on which direction you're facing.  Calling the freeways by number (e.g., the 405) is less confusing.


I was really confused about that when I first moved here. Now I think its just a cute example of L.A. slang.
 
2014-03-28 05:22:13 PM
The only thing I like about California is you motherfarkers know how to drive.  I loved that part.  The rest can so suck on sweaty camel balls
 
2014-03-28 05:22:26 PM

Soup4Bonnie: So here's my thing:

In LA, every damn time they mention a highway they put "the" in front of it. The 405, the 5, etc. Lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and never heard it but go to L.A. and even the damn broadcasters do it.

Knock that shiat off. Or there will be hell to pay when I am King.


Our traffic is such that we can't help but  anthropomorphizethe freeways.  The 405 is an angry god whose wraith can be felt from 6am to 8pm, daily.  The 5 is a reliable friend who gets you where you're going, but occasionally you fight.

That, and we don't have weather, so we tend to talk about traffic jams like they are hurricanes that roll in unexpectedly.
 
2014-03-28 05:22:45 PM
Got stuck in traffic on my way home on the PCH. Watched a bunch of hot girls practicing volleyball in bikinis. Yeah, I'll stick with my commute.
 
2014-03-28 05:23:15 PM

drew46n2: WInter, 2014

LA-

[img.fark.net image 729x486]

Rest of the Country:

[media.hometeamsonline.com image 776x582]


/haters gon hate


Cali-
i.imgur.com

Rest of the Country:
i.imgur.com

/haters gon hate.
 
2014-03-28 05:23:42 PM

EngineerAU: FizixJunkee: Yeah, we lived in Brentwood within walking distance of the beach. It was nice.

/currently in Atlanta
//prefers L.A. to ATL

What, floating down the 'hooch on an inner tube as lumps of fecal matter floats by doesn't compare to the beach?

Having lived on both places, I don't think either place is particularly nice overall but the good parts of LA (few there are) are light years ahead of the good parts of Atlanta (yes, suburbanites, I'm including entire metros... sorry, Johns Creek is only impressive to people who have never been anywhere else).

/Seriously, suburbanites in Atlanta are some of the most deluded people on the planet
//Gulf of Mexico beaches > California beaches



Challenge accepted:


www.luxuryrealestate.com
Emerald Bay in SoCal
 
2014-03-28 05:23:49 PM
Los Angeles.  The City of the Angels.  10 million people live there.  Most of those love it.  Here's one reason to hate it.
 
2014-03-28 05:24:14 PM

Oak: vernonFL: The_Sponge: vernonFL: I love Los Angeles, but then again I stay in a really nice area- Palos Verdes- and I don't drive long distances.


I love L.A. as well.....but only because I went college in Malibu.

Pepperdine? Yeah that is about the most beautiful campus I've ever seen.

Visit UC-Santa Cruz once before you die.


Daughter graduated from UCSC in 2004. Beautiful campus.

We moved to LA (SF Valley) from Chicago in 1989. My heart has never left Chicago and I hate living in this sea of self-absorbed assholes.
 
2014-03-28 05:24:33 PM
When I lived in San Diego I had to do a lot of jobs up in LA. The general rule was we work from 10-2. anytime before or after that meant you were fighting traffic there and back. Besides that I really didn't mind LA. Would never live there but nice place to visit. And when you get to any large city you will find all sorts of people some are nice and some aren't. A lot of snobs and posers. People who think they are special because they live there. A lot of it was for show and you quickly learned how to spot the fakes. But also lots of really nice and interesting people as well. It is what it is and what you take from it.

I just grew tired of it all. And moving back to small town flyover country is like a vacation. Yeah the weather is nicer there but you pay for it.
 
2014-03-28 05:25:49 PM

Banacek: Watched a bunch of hot girls practicing volleyball in bikinis.


They were wearing bikinis and they were still hot?  Wow, it must have been really warm that day.
 
2014-03-28 05:26:18 PM

ReverendJynxed: drew46n2: WInter, 2014

LA-

[img.fark.net image 729x486]

Rest of the Country:

[media.hometeamsonline.com image 776x582]


/haters gon hate

Cali-


Rest of the Country:


/haters gon hate.


Sorry but our beaches don't look like that. Not the ones I frequent, anyway. Gulf coast Florida, now, they have some UGLY beaches.
 
2014-03-28 05:27:34 PM
I grew up in So. Cal and I just can't bring myself to miss it.  I lived in Berdoo, commuted to L.A. or O.C. for work as a finish carpenter.   We'd leave before the sun came up and get home after it had set.  Only thing I used to miss was the money I'd make back then.

/csb

As an aside, I wonder how many people have left that area for somewhere else due to the rising population.
 
2014-03-28 05:27:42 PM

EdNortonsTwin: Challenge accepted:


those look like 1500 sqft homes, probably start at 2MM bucks...
 
2014-03-28 05:27:56 PM

EdNortonsTwin: EngineerAU: FizixJunkee: Yeah, we lived in Brentwood within walking distance of the beach. It was nice.

/currently in Atlanta
//prefers L.A. to ATL

What, floating down the 'hooch on an inner tube as lumps of fecal matter floats by doesn't compare to the beach?

Having lived on both places, I don't think either place is particularly nice overall but the good parts of LA (few there are) are light years ahead of the good parts of Atlanta (yes, suburbanites, I'm including entire metros... sorry, Johns Creek is only impressive to people who have never been anywhere else).

/Seriously, suburbanites in Atlanta are some of the most deluded people on the planet
//Gulf of Mexico beaches > California beaches


Challenge accepted:


[www.luxuryrealestate.com image 850x566]
Emerald Bay in SoCal


And that water is a balmy 72 degrees in the summer.  I'll stick with my 85 degree Gulf.
 
2014-03-28 05:29:36 PM
Just plant some farking orange groves. Do it at night so no one notices. Eventually, everything will be oranges again.

/and start planting some garlic in Gilroy again. it will drive out the meth. Largest meth bust in the US at that time. Who knows now...
 
2014-03-28 05:29:47 PM

Lorelle: It's just a freeway thing. When referring to Pacific Coast Highway, we call it PCH. NO ONE calls it "the PCH."


Banacek: Got stuck in traffic on my way home on the PCH. Watched a bunch of hot girls practicing volleyball in bikinis. Yeah, I'll stick with my commute.


ISWYDT
 
2014-03-28 05:30:00 PM

raerae1980: ReverendJynxed: drew46n2: WInter, 2014

LA-

[img.fark.net image 729x486]

Rest of the Country:

[media.hometeamsonline.com image 776x582]


/haters gon hate

Cali-


Rest of the Country:


/haters gon hate.

Sorry but our beaches don't look like that. Not the ones I frequent, anyway. Gulf coast Florida, now, they have some UGLY beaches.


That's Folsom. We have water, you don't. Enjoy your beautiful winters.
 
2014-03-28 05:30:01 PM

raerae1980: ReverendJynxed: drew46n2: WInter, 2014

LA-

[img.fark.net image 729x486]

Rest of the Country:

[media.hometeamsonline.com image 776x582]


/haters gon hate

Cali-


Rest of the Country:


/haters gon hate.

Sorry but our beaches don't look like that. Not the ones I frequent, anyway. Gulf coast Florida, now, they have some UGLY beaches.


That's not a beach
 
2014-03-28 05:32:08 PM

bongon247: I lived in Berdoo


can't imagine why you don't miss it

ReverendJynxed: drew46n2: WInter, 2014

LA-

[img.fark.net image 729x486]

Rest of the Country:

[media.hometeamsonline.com image 776x582]


/haters gon hate

Cali-
[i.imgur.com image 534x401]

Rest of the Country:
[i.imgur.com image 400x400]

/haters gon hate.



Laguna beach

img.fark.net

Gulf Coast:

freeassociationdesign.files.wordpress.com

Let's be honest here.
 
2014-03-28 05:33:52 PM

EdNortonsTwin: EngineerAU: FizixJunkee: Yeah, we lived in Brentwood within walking distance of the beach. It was nice.

/currently in Atlanta
//prefers L.A. to ATL

What, floating down the 'hooch on an inner tube as lumps of fecal matter floats by doesn't compare to the beach?

Having lived on both places, I don't think either place is particularly nice overall but the good parts of LA (few there are) are light years ahead of the good parts of Atlanta (yes, suburbanites, I'm including entire metros... sorry, Johns Creek is only impressive to people who have never been anywhere else).

/Seriously, suburbanites in Atlanta are some of the most deluded people on the planet
//Gulf of Mexico beaches > California beaches


Challenge accepted:


[www.luxuryrealestate.com image 850x566]
Emerald Bay in SoCal


Yes, yes...very pretty.

But cold as balls. You need a suit if you're going to be in more than few minutes.

Ocracoke south, the water on the east coast is 80+ in the summer. It's like swimming in a relaxing bath. Your beaches are prettier, but not nearly as good for actually using the water.

Gulf beaches are still nasty though.
 
2014-03-28 05:34:04 PM

drew46n2: bongon247: I lived in Berdoo

can't imagine why you don't miss it

ReverendJynxed: drew46n2: WInter, 2014

LA-

[img.fark.net image 729x486]

Rest of the Country:

[media.hometeamsonline.com image 776x582]


/haters gon hate

Cali-
[i.imgur.com image 534x401]

Rest of the Country:
[i.imgur.com image 400x400]

/haters gon hate.


Laguna beach

[img.fark.net image 850x562]

Gulf Coast:

[freeassociationdesign.files.wordpress.com image 750x499]

Let's be honest here.


Yes, lets. Where did I ever bring up the gulf coast? Shall I pull up an image of Hawaii and call it relevant?

/hater
 
2014-03-28 05:34:13 PM

whistleridge: On its own, LA would be the 87th most populous nation, edging out Bolivia, Hungary, Sweden, and just behind Benin. But at just 4,752 sq miles, it would be the 175th largest nation, down there with Brunei, Trinidad and Tobago, and French Polynesia. So basically, it's a country the size of Sweden, crammed into an area 1/2030th the size.

No wonder they have shiatty traffic.


One reason we have shiatty traffic is because our current governor, back in the 70s, decided there were enough freeways and shut down construction.

Mass transit is a giant boondoggle, they can't even agree on how to fund & build high speed rail. Subways? Same thing. Plenty of NIMBYs out here.
 
2014-03-28 05:35:02 PM

drew46n2: bongon247: I lived in Berdoo

can't imagine why you don't miss it

ReverendJynxed: drew46n2: WInter, 2014

LA-

[img.fark.net image 729x486]

Rest of the Country:

[media.hometeamsonline.com image 776x582]


/haters gon hate

Cali-
[i.imgur.com image 534x401]

Rest of the Country:
[i.imgur.com image 400x400]

/haters gon hate.


Laguna beach

[img.fark.net image 850x562]

Gulf Coast:

[freeassociationdesign.files.wordpress.com image 750x499]

Let's be honest here.


Dude, I could post the Port of Long Beach next to St. Pete Beach too.
 
2014-03-28 05:36:28 PM

FizixJunkee: Lorelle: It's just a freeway thing. When referring to Pacific Coast Highway, we call it PCH. NO ONE calls it "the PCH."

Banacek: Got stuck in traffic on my way home on the PCH. Watched a bunch of hot girls practicing volleyball in bikinis. Yeah, I'll stick with my commute.

ISWYDT


He/she probably isn't a native. I've lived in SoCal for over 50 years, and I've never heard a native call it "the PCH."

Heading for Malibu from downtown? Take the 10 west to PCH and turn right.
 
2014-03-28 05:36:34 PM
TheShavingofOccam123:
/and start planting some garlic in Gilroy again. it will drive out the meth. Largest meth bust in the US at that time. Who knows now...

Damn those vampire and their meth labs
 
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