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Old 05-25-2015, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Move to the East Coast if you want to experience real .
That is right...people with real substance back east like these:

Jersey Shore (TV Series) | Season 1 Episodes | MTV
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:23 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Clearly you have no experience outside of Los Angeles, or fail to appreciate urban culture. I can walk for miles in any of the aforementioned cities, including Kitchener, believe it or not, and not hit a dead end. Wasn't the same when I was in LA. You're driving more than half the time, anywhere you go. How urban is that?
Why are you guys still fixated on the town I live in? When did I bring that up? I made a rebuttle to an irrelevant comment and that was it. Sad that those are the standards you're comparing LA to.
Oh, New York is a lot more than the financial district. It's a major art and education center, as well as the universal political capital of the world, as well as a major food capital, etc.
Be honest with yourself, LA is a one dimensional city. I am not being any more unfair than anyone else who notices that.
You are a ridiculous person. There's no point in discussing this with you.
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:29 PM
 
Location: LBC
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You are a ridiculous person. There's no point in discussing this with you.
I disagree. I think we're all indebted to Gordon Johnson for clearly stating what needed to be said. Not only was it authentic Canuck gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:29 PM
 
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I disagree. I think we're all indebted to Gordon Johnson for clearly stating what needed to be said. Not only was it authentic Canuck gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age.
No doubt inspired by Blazing Saddles.

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Old 05-25-2015, 08:33 PM
 
Location: worldwide
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That is right...people with real substance back east like these:

Jersey Shore (TV Series) | Season 1 Episodes | MTV
New York's suburbs are even more real then most of what LA offers.

The only real places in Los Angeles area is Long Beach and East LA.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:29 PM
 
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LA get's a bad rap for being low ise and spread out. because LA was developed along with the rise in popularity of the automobile, we don't have the typical setup as you see on the east coast of the US or in europe. because of this, people often say that LA isn't a real city.
I suspect that this has a lot to do with it.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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New York's suburbs are even more real then most of what LA offers.

The only real places in Los Angeles area is Long Beach and East LA.
Says the person who has most likely never lots of time in Los Angeles.

For someone who doesn't like Los Angeles, you sure do spend a lot of time in the forum. Your obsession with our city is strange.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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This entire thread of people bickering about what city is "real" just proves that everyone is "fake" anywhere you go. So much stereotyping and generalizations based off of misconstrued facts.

How the hell is a "wannabe" actor from LA any more fake than some "wannabe" banker from NYC. LA is somehow fake because of the riches glitz and glamour yet the rich on the east wear suits on 90 degree days in the summer, same thing, different area. Dumbest thread.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Anaheim
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L.A. is too commercial and less urban. There is no real urban culture there like there is in London, New York, Tokyo, Chicago, Toronto, etc. If the entertainment industry didn't exist I doubt that Los Angeles would, and that fact alone makes it weak as a city. Also, the aggressive, obtrusive, commercialization makes it seem very artificial, like you're in Legoland or something. I imagine there aren't many residential streets where you have to look very far until you see a massive billboard advertising some generic product.

Also, the public transportation there sucks, and the city is too spread out. A real city is a city you can get lost in, and L.A. just seems too cheap and simplistic to do that. Just follow the billboards to where you need to be.
What does your first sentence mean? For that matter, what does your second sentence mean? Can't a place be both commercial and urban?

Your third sentence is silly. Los Angeles existed before the entertainment industry existed here, and has a lot more going for it than just that. It has the second-busiest port in the country and a whole host of industries--it is NOT a one-act town as Detroit, Pittsburgh, or Cleveland (to name a few) were back in the mid-twentieth century.

Your fourth is just off also. Try driving down Pico from Western to Sepulveda as I did earlier this month and then tell me it seems like Legoland. IT DOESN'T. I realize that is but one street of the city but it passes through quite a cross-section of LA.

So what about the billboards? And they are not generic, nope. The ones I saw were created by those folks who KNEW the areas they placed them in and what languages are spoken there (yup, lots in Spanish) and what the people might want to buy.

Your next two sentences (won't even bother with the last statement) make no sense. Public transportation here does not suck, and your assertion that LA is too spread out but yet is not real enough to get yourself lost in....well, it would be EASIER to get lost in LA SINCE it is so spread out. And how is something so spread out "cheap and simplistic"?
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Anaheim
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New York's suburbs are even more real then most of what LA offers.

The only real places in Los Angeles area is Long Beach and East LA.
Oh, ok, so I guess I grew up in fakeland--tell that to all the people where I grew up in Whittier and La Habra, and all the ones around me in La Mirada now....it will be news to them.

Yeah, I know La Habra is Orange County, but that's news to a few people too, and I figure "close enough".
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