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2014-04-13 06:35:47 AM
All of them in Southern Cal and the Central Valley?

Fetch me my fainting couch!
 
2014-04-13 06:36:17 AM
img.fark.net

I see Fox News sucks at clickbait articles just as much as they suck at regular news.

Fox News
We pull it out of our asses, you decide.
 
2014-04-13 06:36:19 AM
Eleven: the minds of all the transplants who have moved there.
 
2014-04-13 06:37:27 AM
I'm confused, are they saying fast food is boring or that it's interesting? Because I don't think it qualifies as either. Just convenient.
 
2014-04-13 06:40:17 AM
I've never been to Victorville, much less California itself. Most states are boring in themselves, I would imagine, as I type from NYC, with its terrorist attacks, former Yankees flying planes into highrises, Son of Sam, the SI Ferry crash, I live in an EXCITING place.
 
2014-04-13 06:42:01 AM
Is the Reagan Presidential Library on the list?

I've never been there, but it sounds like that would be pretty boring.

I can't be bothered to click that tlink right now.
 
2014-04-13 06:44:28 AM
Suspiciously, immigration at LAX hasn't made this list...
Thats farking boring.
 
2014-04-13 06:47:14 AM
?
 
2014-04-13 06:51:34 AM
Haven't read TFA. Are any of them in far north eastern CA? It's pretty damn boring up there.

When I was a kid I lived in Baker CA for a while. I remember it as being pretty exciting but then I was still entertained by snakes and lizards. I can imagine that living there as an adult would be pretty miserable.
 
2014-04-13 06:55:44 AM
With a name like Victorville, you'd expect this city to be full of win

I'll admit, Fox News intentionally made me chuckle on this one. I feel dirty.
 
2014-04-13 07:00:14 AM
There is a society of people who think the Earth is flat? Are they just being contrary for attention?
 
2014-04-13 07:13:26 AM
And all of them are still more exciting than any place in Ohio.

/Unless you count watching sports teams lose as "exciting".
//In that case, Cleveland is the most exciting place on earth.
 
2014-04-13 07:17:47 AM
Yes, California sucks and its boring don't ever go, and if you live there and you agree leave NOW!
 
2014-04-13 07:17:56 AM
they misspelled Taft, CA 10 times
 
2014-04-13 07:21:27 AM

wax_on: Haven't read TFA. Are any of them in far north eastern CA? It's pretty damn boring up there.

When I was a kid I lived in Baker CA for a while. I remember it as being pretty exciting but then I was still entertained by snakes and lizards. I can imagine that living there as an adult would be pretty miserable.


I go camping in the Mojave about 15 miles outside of Baker. It's great for hiking and dirt biking and they allow roadside camping without a permit so you can go out there to get far away from people for free. Baker itself is no more than a truck stop in between Vegas & LA.
 
2014-04-13 07:36:46 AM
List fails without Fresno
 
2014-04-13 07:44:46 AM
I live in number two. And yes, that's probably also a euphemism.
 
2014-04-13 07:47:08 AM
I got bored just reading TFA
 
2014-04-13 07:47:45 AM
So what I gathered from TFA is there aren't enough Indy music scenes or hipster restaurants for the douche-set.
 
2014-04-13 07:52:41 AM
Limbo, CA
 
2014-04-13 07:59:32 AM

No Late Checkouts: List fails without Fresno


Truth.

"Tastes like fresno!"
 
2014-04-13 08:08:48 AM

IlGreven: And all of them are still more exciting than any place in Ohio.

/Unless you count watching sports teams lose as "exciting".
//In that case, Cleveland is the most exciting place on earth.


I grew up in Ohio, and I lived in Victorville for eight years. I'm also posting this from beyond the grave because I died of boredom.

Not. Victorsticks was a great place to base travels, what with Vegas, Death Valley, and the entire L.A. basin all within a few hours' drive. Plus the mountains were a short trip away.

I hear that, today, you can get all the meth you want, so there's that.

C'mon people, get a life. It's not about where you're planted, it's how you grow.

/Oh, and Faux News' criteria suck. But that's a given.
 
2014-04-13 08:13:05 AM
Oh, never mind. Faux was lazy enough to link this one.

Original: http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/most-boring-places-in-california/
 
2014-04-13 08:16:44 AM
From ziplining through the redwoods in Sonoma to spelunking through the caverns in Carlsbad, California is rife with places just bursting with exciting things to do, see, and eat.

Caverns in Carlsbad? WTF? How did I miss those while growing up in San Diego County?

Full of fail starting with the very first sentence.
 
2014-04-13 08:17:22 AM
I haven't spent a lot of time there, but... Hesperia sort of creeps me out. That town just has a weird "vibe" to it.
 
2014-04-13 08:23:14 AM

wax_on: Haven't read TFA. Are any of them in far north eastern CA? It's pretty damn boring up there.

When I was a kid I lived in Baker CA for a while. I remember it as being pretty exciting but then I was still entertained by snakes and lizards. I can imagine that living there as an adult would be pretty miserable.


Northern California isn't at all boring if you like to do outdoors stuff. If you consider clubbing to be the most exciting thing though, not so much.
 
2014-04-13 08:23:28 AM
Hmmm ... I think they forgot oneimg.fark.net
 
2014-04-13 08:30:28 AM

SomeoneDumb: Hmmm ... I think they forgot one[img.fark.net image 800x600]


Stupid Landers
 
2014-04-13 08:33:12 AM
You know, after looking at the pictures, if they were trying to make the towns look bad they didn't pick the best pictures. Only Lakewood, Ontario, Hesperia and Carson look bad, and Lakewood is just a picture of tacky Halloween decorations.
 
2014-04-13 08:34:39 AM
They also missed California City.
 
2014-04-13 08:36:02 AM

The DBS: From ziplining through the redwoods in Sonoma to spelunking through the caverns in Carlsbad, California is rife with places just bursting with exciting things to do, see, and eat.

Caverns in Carlsbad? WTF? How did I miss those while growing up in San Diego County?

Full of fail starting with the very first sentence.


I was thinking the same thing. I've been to Carlsbad Caverns, only it was in New Mexico when I went. Those caverns must be a traveling circus.
 
2014-04-13 08:39:17 AM

rabidarmadillo24: The DBS: From ziplining through the redwoods in Sonoma to spelunking through the caverns in Carlsbad, California is rife with places just bursting with exciting things to do, see, and eat.

Caverns in Carlsbad? WTF? How did I miss those while growing up in San Diego County?

Full of fail starting with the very first sentence.

I was thinking the same thing. I've been to Carlsbad Caverns, only it was in New Mexico when I went. Those caverns must be a traveling circus.


I've been to Carlsbad Caverns, but I forget what city they were in so I assume it has to be one of the boring ones.
 
2014-04-13 08:40:54 AM
No Vacaville?
 
2014-04-13 08:49:54 AM

zarker: I'm confused, are they saying fast food is boring or that it's interesting? Because I don't think it qualifies as either. Just convenient.


The article seems to indicate thats it's boring or interesting depending on the spin that the author wants to put on each town .
 
2014-04-13 08:59:32 AM
Your mom's vajayjay didn't make the list?

That's a surprise.
 
2014-04-13 09:08:12 AM

JonnyBGoode: They also missed California City.


They just opened up A Dollar General in Cal City, therefore your point is moot.
 
2014-04-13 09:15:42 AM

ambercat: rabidarmadillo24: The DBS: From ziplining through the redwoods in Sonoma to spelunking through the caverns in Carlsbad, California is rife with places just bursting with exciting things to do, see, and eat.

Caverns in Carlsbad? WTF? How did I miss those while growing up in San Diego County?

Full of fail starting with the very first sentence.

I was thinking the same thing. I've been to Carlsbad Caverns, only it was in New Mexico when I went. Those caverns must be a traveling circus.

I've been to Carlsbad Caverns, but I forget what city they were in so I assume it has to be one of the boring ones.


the caverns are that big! You can hike the little known "baja tierra" trail from carlsbad to carlsbad.
You can camp overnight at the Deep Six campground under Tucson.
And there's Carls jr near Gila Bend.
No smoking though.
 
2014-04-13 09:21:22 AM
I drove through Merced once.  There was a sign on the door at the gas station saying the county was on a boil water order because of polluted tap water.  It must be really awesome living there.
 
2014-04-13 09:35:40 AM

Wodheila: No Vacaville?


Roughly translated to "cow town".

I always thought that was funny.
 
2014-04-13 09:44:28 AM
No Galt?
 
2014-04-13 09:51:39 AM
TFA is full of made-up nonsense, clearly written by people who've never actually been to any of those places. As one who has:

1. City of Lakewood - main attractions are casinos and clubs for SE asians. 
2. City of Lancaster - main attractions are long range gun ranges
3. City of West Covina - malls. lots of them. ikea. not exciting unless you love to shop. 
4. City of Victorville - cheap land, lots of it, on the other side of the big mountains from los angeles / san gabriel. 
5. City of Merced - Univ. of CA @ Merced. Much of it is a college town. Not boring but not for everyone. 
6. City of Alhambra - probably one of the biggest concentration (along with monterey park) of asians in the US. lots of restaurants of all types open til 3am (and then they open at 6am). lots of well done bars though no real clubs. if you like food / drink, you will find it very hard to beat this place. house prices are 500K and up even for crummy homes.
7. City of Ontario - ontario mills mall. massive mall that is practically a city. like west covina. 
8. City of Modesto - farming area. usually just come here to hang out in riverside, another univ of ca town. 
9. City of Hesperia - mojave desert. i like it a lot, but not everyone appreciates high desert.
10. City of Carson - located between lakewood (see above) and torrance (lots of koreans & their restaurants), south of gardena (major gambling town) and SW of compton (see tupac). not my cup of tea as I don't frequent strip bars (plenty of those there).

if I were to pick the most boring city? for me, personally, it's Solvang. It's one gigantic city of fake danishness. as satisfying an experience as frontierland at disneyland is just like the wild west. the most exciting thing to do there is to look for overpriced "antiques" that used to grace goodwill but now are being sold as "danish antiques".
 
2014-04-13 09:51:50 AM

svanmeter: No Galt?


So boring, even Lodi forgot it
 
2014-04-13 09:52:26 AM
Surprise, surprise. The most boring places are poorer areas within 1.5 hours of something to do. That just may be how it works everywhere thanks for sprawling housing booms.
 
2014-04-13 10:26:15 AM
6. City of Alhambra - probably one of the biggest concentration (along with monterey park) of asians in the US. lots of restaurants of all types open til 3am (and then they open at 6am). lots of well done bars though no real clubs. if you like food / drink, you will find it very hard to beat this place. house prices are 500K and up even for crummy homes.

Unless you really really really really like Asian food, don't come here. but if you do, some of the best Asian restaurants in America are here. Too bad most have only 5-6 tables and no one speaks english....
 
2014-04-13 10:39:49 AM
List fails without LA. What a shiatty, boring city.

San Francisco is better, but I still hate that city with a passion too.
 
2014-04-13 10:48:41 AM

gfid: Is the Reagan Presidential Library on the list?

I've never been there, but it sounds like that would be pretty boring.


Actually, sounds like if you went there you'd get rather excited. Remember to take your blood pressure medicine.
 
2014-04-13 10:49:43 AM

SomeoneDumb: Hmmm ... I think they forgot one[img.fark.net image 800x600]


But Landers has the Integratron!

ih.constantcontact.com
 
2014-04-13 11:00:57 AM

Don Piano: Wodheila: No Vacaville?

Roughly translated to "cow town".

I always thought that was funny.



And there's good old Los Baños (which could be translated "the bathrooms...")


One of the most boring CA towns I've ever stayed in was Delano. Absolutely nothing to do in town except shop (they just built a new Sprawl-Mart), and the only tourist attraction in the area is a dumpy, tiny recreation area called "Lake Woollomes," which is nothing but a wide spot in the Friant-Kern Canal with some trees and grass next to it. It is home to the Voice of America shortwave station, which is pretty impressive to drive by and look at.
 
2014-04-13 11:20:32 AM

duenor: TFA is full of made-up nonsense, clearly written by people who've never actually been to any of those places. As one who has:

1. City of Lakewood - main attractions are casinos and clubs for SE asians. 
2. City of Lancaster - main attractions are long range gun ranges
3. City of West Covina - malls. lots of them. ikea. not exciting unless you love to shop. 
4. City of Victorville - cheap land, lots of it, on the other side of the big mountains from los angeles / san gabriel. 
5. City of Merced - Univ. of CA @ Merced. Much of it is a college town. Not boring but not for everyone. 
6. City of Alhambra - probably one of the biggest concentration (along with monterey park) of asians in the US. lots of restaurants of all types open til 3am (and then they open at 6am). lots of well done bars though no real clubs. if you like food / drink, you will find it very hard to beat this place. house prices are 500K and up even for crummy homes.
7. City of Ontario - ontario mills mall. massive mall that is practically a city. like west covina. 
8. City of Modesto - farming area. usually just come here to hang out in riverside, another univ of ca town. 
9. City of Hesperia - mojave desert. i like it a lot, but not everyone appreciates high desert.
10. City of Carson - located between lakewood (see above) and torrance (lots of koreans & their restaurants), south of gardena (major gambling town) and SW of compton (see tupac). not my cup of tea as I don't frequent strip bars (plenty of those there).

if I were to pick the most boring city? for me, personally, it's Solvang. It's one gigantic city of fake danishness. as satisfying an experience as frontierland at disneyland is just like the wild west. the most exciting thing to do there is to look for overpriced "antiques" that used to grace goodwill but now are being sold as "danish antiques".


UCR is about 350 miles south of Modesto.
 
2014-04-13 11:26:53 AM
How did Oxnard not make the list?
 
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