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View Poll Results: DMV metro area or LA metro area?
DMV - 5.8 mil 29 31.87%
LA - 9.8 mil 62 68.13%
Voters: 91. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-19-2015, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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As your lawyer, I recommend you start texting old girlfriends immediately.
You read my mind..kind of like Hunter S Thompson's lawyer in Leaving Las Vegas. Fyi love your posts. There is often something subtle but succinct.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Correction..Fear and loathing in Las Vegas..http://www.nike.com/
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:01 AM
 
Location: LBC
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You read my mind..kind of like Hunter S Thompson's lawyer in Leaving Las Vegas. Fyi love your posts. There is often something subtle but succinct.
Thank you, I'm flattered. But I'm not Samoan.

Seriously, text the exes, and post the results.
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Everyone on this site seems to think I am an LA hater or anti- California but I like LA better than DC for most everything. I like DC as a tourist city, not into the federal govt and politics so that would turn me off from ever moving to the DC metro.
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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All those colleges are teir 2 or below besides the first 6 you listed. And if you look at the sat scores to get in to those schools versus the east coast schools, the east coast kills west coast schools.
I thought this was DMV vs LA? Are we at the point in the thread?




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what comprises the "LA Urban area"? is that an arbitrary boundary you've made up, or is it based off an MSA , CSA or City?
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Demographia Urban Area Population and World Rank (2010 census)
18. Los Angeles - 2432 sq miles, 14.7 million, 6300ppsm
37. Chicago - 2647 sq miles, 9.02 million, 3400ppsm
77. Washington DC - 1322 sq miles, 4.9 million, 3500ppsm

Even if you combined Chicago and DC, you still wouldn't match the population, much less the density, of Los Angeles.

CHI/DC combined - 3969 sq miles, 13.92 million, 3507 ppsm
Los Angeles by itself - 2432 sq miles, 14.67 million, 6300 ppsm

It's quite possible that LA has more people living at 20k densities than Chicago and DC combined. I don't know DC's numbers, but Chicago is at 1.2 million. Los Angeles as I mentioned has 1.9 million living in densities above 20,000ppsm.

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Old 04-19-2015, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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Why be in a city around two tiny dirty rivers when you can live in an area with miles of endless Pacific Ocean. LA blows DC away in just about everything. Food, cultural amenities, nightlife, shopping, festivals, diversity, recreational amenities. Why be in summertime oppressive heat and humidity and where people try to party at night with their shiny, sweaty faces in summertime night time heat and humidity. It truly is like a swamp. Look a little different from the very conservatively dressed Washingtonian and watch how they stare. Watch how the black DC professional crowd only hang out amongst themselves and no one else and when they come and visit you outside of their box they still want to only hang out with people similar to their DC folks. It's like that's all they know. I lived in DC for a long time and honestly got tired of it and left. I had fun at times but just got tired of the boring, stiff, snooty people. LA imo is on another level. It's a melting pot of everything which to me makes it far more interesting and fun to live in.
This. I spent 6 years in DC before getting bored and leaving. Honestly, moving to LA felt like a huge upgrade in nearly every way.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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Fairfax county (pop 1.2 million) has a higher population density than LA County, and doesn't even touch DC. The original square of DC exceeds 1 million and 10K population density. DC itself is higher. There is nowhere in LA that feels more urban than DC.

The LA metro are a series of town centers (much like NOVA) surrounded by never-ending suburbs, but LA has no real City Center.
Yup, no City Center in the middle of LA at all. Nothing to see here.

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Sure, the US-Bank building is tall and there's a few skyscrapers close by, but that does not make a city. As a frequent traveler and inhabitant of both cities, I view LA as a never-ending fairfax county.
As a frequent traveller, do you never leave LAX and Dulles or something?

Fairfax's most urbanized area (Tysons Corner) at Google Maps 14x zoom:



Los Angeles' core at Google Maps 14x zoom:


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Old 04-19-2015, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Speaking of advertizing just drinking an ArrogantBastard.com when I get home thinking about heading to the http:// Boulder's Best Burgers / The Sink
Speaking of, Stone has a tasting room within walking distance of my apartment. Right next to an LRT station.

It's certainly not a row of five coffee shops. I Live in the residential area where the Pasadena Playhouse District and South Lake District meet. Only thing the neighborhood lacks is a nice grungy liquor store where I can pick up late night snacks and the occasional brew.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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Considering the "average idiot aspiring actor" is a transplant, just bag my groceries. Have a nice day.
That's why I explicitly said "average aspiring actor **from** LA". Thank you. I anticipated your response that's why I said that.
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:22 PM
 
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All those colleges are teir 2 or below besides the first 6 you listed. And if you look at the sat scores to get in to those schools versus the east coast schools, the east coast kills west coast schools.

I'm going to get bashed for this, but I'm just going to come out and say it: At least people on the east coast can think for themselves and aren't media machines. The average Californian is not that smart, I'm sorry to admit it. You can tell by the way they speak, "where it's at" "where it's at". If I hear "where it's at" one more time... For god sakes, they have 5 periods a day in high school for studies and their 6, 7 periods can be used to play a sport. This is unheard of in Maryland. Note I said average, so before you all go "wawawa" please consider the average Californian. Meaning the girl at the grocery store, or the aspiring actor from LA, or him or her. Everywhere.
Yeah man, totally! You know, the average CALIFORNIAN, that girl at the grocery store or the aspiring actor from LA. That's all of them, your average Californian... To a T! Can't throw an Ivy League diploma without hitting one. Also, I assume you are from Saudi Arabia like me. Can you believe the sh*t California lets women get away with... it starts with allowing them access to grocery stores.. what's next? Their own bank accounts so they can shop at them??? Where does it end???

EDIT: Also what is "where it's at"? In what way is that phrase being used? I'm sure I've heard whatever you are referring to, but not familiar enough with California's motto to get the reference. Or maybe I'm too familiar with it and didn't know it was weird.

And when did California adopt that back to back sports periods into the curriculum?

But anyways, yeah, bunch of dum dums in California! Plus I hate how Californians say 'for God's sake' more intelligently (aka correctly), who are they kidding? Not us!

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