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REASONS WHY LOS ANGELES IS THE WORST PLACE EVER
VICE ^ | 11/28/2012 | Jamie Lee Curtis Taete

Posted on 11/28/2012 9:46:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Edited on 11/28/2012 9:48:53 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

I recently moved from London to Los Angeles. Despite the fact that LA is the undisputed worst place in the entire world, I've been trying super hard to like it. Mainly because I like being that guy who likes the thing everyone else hates just to annoy people (which reminds me, people I know in real life: I never really liked Skrillex or Twilight. You should've seen your faces though).


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1 posted on 11/28/2012 9:46:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

RE: I know LA sucks. I live here.

You actually live IN L.A.? THE CITY ITSELF?

Why not move to the suburbs then? There are lots of nice places around the Los Angeles area within driving distance.


3 posted on 11/28/2012 9:55:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Douche bags who move to L.A. and make a bunch of pronouncements based on the stereotypes that they brought with them are even worse . . .


4 posted on 11/28/2012 9:58:18 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: SeekAndFind

I lived in OC in the 90’s - same thing then too.

I once went with a friend who was a Hollywood producer to the Hollywood producer in charge of the first X-MEN movie. Our conversation was as follows:

Producer: So what have you done?
Me: Excuse me?
Producer: Well, OK, what are you trying to do? Acting? Done extra work?
Me: Nope, I’m finishing up my English degree and want to go to Japan to live.
Producer: Huh? So you’re not an actor?
Me: Why would I want to be an actor?
Producer: Good point.

He then became a really fun guy to talk to.


5 posted on 11/28/2012 9:58:18 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

Strip away both coasts, and the USA would be a nice country.


6 posted on 11/28/2012 10:00:41 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

Irvine is cool....and I’m from Texas.


7 posted on 11/28/2012 10:01:02 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes I live in the city. Moving is easier said than done, as I am a homeowner. Yes there are some very nice suburbs, most out of my price range. Most of the other suburbs resemble the city itself. Many suburbs are even worse.


8 posted on 11/28/2012 10:01:11 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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My uncle moved to California right after WWII. I visited LA many times from the 1980’s onwards, and what you say is true.

He’s gone now, but his stories about the space, the sun and the economy of SoCal back in the 1950’s-1970’s compared to what exists now almost make one want to cry...


9 posted on 11/28/2012 10:02:18 AM PST by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Los Angeles stinks, but New York City and Northern Jersey suck more.. We used to live in the L.A., now live just outside it. The taxes are as high in NYC (or higher), it costs an arm and leg to live there (New York City) and the weather stinks. Oh, and about those natural disasters... Does “Sandy” do it for you?

My brother lives in Hoboken, and the National Guard made him move out during the flood. Sea water, feces, and petroleum waste. Ugh. Had to go to downtown frigid Philly to live in a hotel to come back to a rent controlled apartment which literally is full of sh*t.

My daughter goes to grad school at Columbia and can’t wait to get back to California.

Just another nasty mouthed brit who likes to rank on everything. Take a hike.


10 posted on 11/28/2012 10:06:04 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

I knew a man who once lived in LA and NYC, and traveled back and forth between the two, and he told me something I’ve since found to be quite true. he said you could good friends with someone on the West Coast for years, and never realy know what they thought about you, but you couldn’t meet a stranger in NYC and not know exactly what they thought of you within minutes.


11 posted on 11/28/2012 10:11:25 AM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: struggle

You wont find a more “wretched hive of scum and villainy” than San Francisco though.

If it weren’t for all the publicly naked homosexuals, homeless heroin junkies, flagrantly abusive and aggressive panhandlers, obnoxious liberals, and self-important hipsters, I would LOVE to live in San Francisco.


12 posted on 11/28/2012 10:12:48 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: SeekAndFind

LA is a fine place to call home as long as you live in Malibu or Manhattan Beach and never have to leave.


13 posted on 11/28/2012 10:13:59 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: SeekAndFind
My suggestion is to move to Detroit and spend some time there then come back to LA. Believe me you'll have a better perspective of the city.
14 posted on 11/28/2012 10:14:06 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: SeekAndFind

LA was the greatest place to live when.....

Reagan was governor

Yorty was mayor

Dornan was congressman

Parker and later Gates were the police chiefs.

The liberals ruin everything they touch. LA is no exception. Villaraigosa has turned the place into a gigantic slum.


15 posted on 11/28/2012 10:14:28 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Nachum

NYC’s a fantastic place, and a Columbia gal should be in her element.

What, did you raise a Valley girl? ;-)


16 posted on 11/28/2012 10:14:37 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s shocking how many people go to Hollywood and walk around.. They have NO CLUE just how dangerous that place is. When I was much younger I was there with friends and heard five gun shots down the side street from where we were. Hollywood is like Arby’s; Looks great on the posters but tastes like SH!T.


17 posted on 11/28/2012 10:17:09 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: 9YearLurker
NYC’s a fantastic place, and a Columbia gal should be in her element.

NYC is a fantastic place if you can afford it. She is a Columbia gal alright: grad student up to her eyeballs in student loans. She works full time to pay for her postage stamp apt near campus and goes to school at night. She would get her doctorate there, except it would cost her a cool $250K.

Right now, she is looking at working on finding work after her masters' and work on her Phd, back in California. She is without a doubt one of the hardest working girls I know. Yep, a real valley girl :)

18 posted on 11/28/2012 10:21:31 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
She must not travel much

I can easily list a few worse Cities

Port-Au-Prince should recalibrate her gratitude meter

19 posted on 11/28/2012 10:22:38 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: SeekAndFind

London was the best city in the world in which to live - maybe thirty years ago.


20 posted on 11/28/2012 10:25:06 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: SeekAndFind
London is superior to LA? Oh, yeah?

Good burritos are to be found all around Los Angeles--at Chano's, El Tepeyac, Los Burritos, the El Coyote Cafe, Lucy's El Adobe, King Taco, etc. I'll bet you can't even find a burrito in all of London. And it's a safe bet that nowhere in London can one find a pastrami sandwich that can hold a candle to the ones available at Langer's Delicatessen, across from MacArthur Park.

21 posted on 11/28/2012 10:25:58 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: PUGACHEV

That pretty much defines why I left CA and returned to the East Coast (tho not NYC).


22 posted on 11/28/2012 10:30:24 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: PGR88

I was born and raised in the LA ‘burbs. I remember LA before the freeways.

Moved out of there in the ‘70’s. Would not move back for all the riches in the world.


23 posted on 11/28/2012 10:41:42 AM PST by wizr (Keep the Faith!)
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To: Nachum

“Just another nasty mouthed brit who likes to rank on everything. Take a hike.”

Jaimie Lee Curtis Taete, daughter of Tony Curtis, is a talented American actress. She is married to a Brit.


24 posted on 11/28/2012 10:42:05 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why not move to the suburbs then? There are lots of nice places around the Los Angeles area within driving distance.

One suburb that I would recommend is centrally located--in fact, it's nickname is the Hub City. It's served by two freeways and is only about 15 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It's also fairly close to the airport and the beaches, and the amusement parks of Orange County are just down the freeway.

This is a quaint college town that sports a community college, with a big state university just outside the city limits. For those seeking additional learning opportunities, USC and Long Beach State are only about 10 miles away, while UCLA is just a bit further.

The community is proud to have been the home of two US presidents--George H. W. and George W. Bush. When she was living there, First Lady Barbara Bush even described the town as "lovely."

The name of this town? Compton.

25 posted on 11/28/2012 10:44:58 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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>> The name of this town? Compton.

I had to deliver Otis Spunkmeyer cookies to one Korean liquor store in Compton in 1999 and to the South Central L.A. U.S. Postal Megaplex. It always surprised me how the populace goes from all-white south of CSULB to all-black to the north.


26 posted on 11/28/2012 10:51:35 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...LA is the undisputed worst place in the entire world...”

Uhhh, It isn’t even close to India: (VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES WARNING)...

http://www.chinasmack.com/2010/pictures/filthy-india-photos-chinese-netizen-reactions.html


27 posted on 11/28/2012 10:52:26 AM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: Nachum

What, no roommates sleeping on the couch, in the fridge and in the oven? Sounds like she’s hardly had the young NYer experience!


28 posted on 11/28/2012 10:53:42 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

Ping to Post #25


29 posted on 11/28/2012 10:53:56 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Nachum

What, no roommates sleeping on the couch and in the tub, fridge, and oven? Sounds like she’s hardly had the young NYer experience!


30 posted on 11/28/2012 10:54:07 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
Jaimie Lee Curtis Taete, daughter of Tony Curtis, is a talented American actress. She is married to a Brit.

Same difference :)

31 posted on 11/28/2012 10:54:47 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
LA was the greatest place to live when..... Reagan was governor Yorty was mayor ,p> Dornan was congressman

Parker and later Gates were the police chiefs.

The liberals ruin everything they touch. LA is no exception. Villaraigosa has turned the place into a gigantic slum.

Indeed, LA was a wonderful place when Mayor Sam ran the show.

32 posted on 11/28/2012 10:56:11 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ever hear this tribute to the city?

“Los Angeles, Los Angeles” -The Zanies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch9FEk9lG54


33 posted on 11/28/2012 11:01:20 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: wizr

I always said that LA is the first place I want to be and the last place I want to live.


34 posted on 11/28/2012 11:03:48 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: struggle

My aunt grew up in Compton. At the time, it was an agricultural community surrounded by dairy farms. The Long Beach Earthquake of March 10, 1933 hit the town hard and sent her fleeing to Santa Ana Canyon, where there was less danger of an aftershock. There, she met my uncle. Their marriage lasted 62 years.


35 posted on 11/28/2012 11:06:42 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
“Los Angeles, Los Angeles” -The Zanies

Dr. Demento used to play that on his radio show.

36 posted on 11/28/2012 11:09:38 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Well, you don’t move to London for the Mexican food (thank God) or because of the pastrami. In fact, in the tourist area pubs they have signs that read: “Salt beef is NOT pastrami.” But if you want to see the greatest of theatre, London is for me!

(On the other hand, the author of this tripe doesn’t like L.A. improv comedy. Where does she think all the great American comics come from??)


37 posted on 11/28/2012 11:16:45 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Nachum

Jamie Lee Curtis is married to Christopher Guest - British born but living in America. I doubt very much that she would dislike improv comedy since Guest is a master of the genre.


38 posted on 11/28/2012 11:20:51 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: carriage_hill
Wait a minute.....Aren't we programmed to believe the Ganges is a wonderful sacred river..And the people are devout..and to be admired?
39 posted on 11/28/2012 11:25:56 AM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Fiji Hill

We used to go for lunch in East Los Angeles, to eat at “El Tepeyac.” First timers would be told they got their lunch free, if they ate the “Manuel’s Special” burrito.

A few tried, but none succeeded.

I believe the percent of the population which is Hispanic is higher in San Antonio TX and in Santa Ana CA, than in Lost Angeles.

I feel far safer behind the Orange Curtain in the OC.


40 posted on 11/28/2012 11:28:06 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Fiji Hill
Was a 1974 song but the Dr. revived it for the 1984 LA Olympics. Love this part;

“...but how can you compare these
to the freeways
of Los Angelees
where it only takes about 3 hours to get home and even a little bit longer if you have an accident.”

41 posted on 11/28/2012 11:31:07 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: truth_seeker

Great place. Took the house burrito left overs home and had them for two more meals. It’s been awhile. On Evergreen if I recall. Also know as Manuals. Great stuff.


42 posted on 11/28/2012 11:34:43 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Osage Orange

Maybe way upstream at its source, but downstream is a far beyond a toxic nightmare. I honestly don’t know how anything living survives, after coming into contact with that flowing horror show.


43 posted on 11/28/2012 11:38:52 AM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: truth_seeker
“Manuel’s Special” burrito:

Good luck finishing that one!

44 posted on 11/28/2012 11:44:41 AM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: miss marmelstein
Well, you don’t move to London for the Mexican food (thank God) or because of the pastrami.

On the other hand, London probably has the edge over LA when it comes to samosas.

45 posted on 11/28/2012 11:47:35 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Yeah, London has wonderful, authentic Indian food.


46 posted on 11/28/2012 11:53:15 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: truth_seeker
I feel far safer behind the Orange Curtain in the OC.

I live just behind the Orange Curtain--in East LH.

47 posted on 11/28/2012 11:54:18 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: carriage_hill

Yeah, total cesspool.


48 posted on 11/28/2012 11:57:43 AM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: miss marmelstein
Yeah, London has wonderful, authentic Indian food.

It is said that the world's best Indian restaurants are not in India but in London.

49 posted on 11/28/2012 12:03:03 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

The best Indian meal I ever had (it was my first!) was in London in the late 1970s. I used to have an apartment on Curry Hill in Manhattan - that area has great food, too.


50 posted on 11/28/2012 12:05:59 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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