The things I've learned in LA

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    Dec 18, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
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    Dec 18, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    Hollywood is trashy, hooker on the streets trashy
    Venice beach is trashy
    Walk through most alleys and you'll pass at least two homeless people
    Cost of living is insane to live in an apartment that looks like its from the 70s
    Thats not fog you see, its smog
    Pretentious as FUCK
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    Dec 18, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    ohboy saidTHATS NOT FOG?!?!?! that was my first question when I first saw it icon_smile.gif

    One time at night I went to Venice beach, and it was like a druggies/homeless convention, scarred me for life.


    Venice beach is about 1 tent away from being a circus. I saw some bodybuilder guy wearing nothing but tattered jean shorts (tight of course) and fucking rollerblades going up and down the strip flexing for women asking if they were into muscles...................fucking seriously? I laughed out loud and he saw me laughing right at his dumb ass. I dont know what his game was but that shit was desperate.
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    Dec 18, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    I saw a guy at Malibu, in the beach parking lot, leaning against his(?) red convertible corvette, flexing his pecs and arms at every one who drove in. He was still there doing it when I left. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 18, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
    ohboy saidPeople are crazier than they appear
    English is a second language
    WeHo is gay
    There's no rush hour, its 24/7
    Yellow light is still green, red is yellow
    You make your own speed limit (if possible)
    Everyone knows someone famous
    Almost everyone is a photographer
    Almost everyone is broke but they won't admit it

    Ive only been here for 3 months so Im still learning, but feel free to add to the list.






    hey here's another fun fact about LA

    its in the US of A and unlike the former soviet union, you're free to get the fuk out anytime your bitch list gets to be too much for you.

    i laugh my ass off at people who move here from mayberry and are crushed becuz it's not like they saw on the OC or 90210.

    living in LA is like living in any major metropolitan urban environment, it is what you make of it. some people can't adapt, that's why they make places like omaha NE.
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    Dec 18, 2012 6:10 AM GMT
    for all the bad things about it...
    la > everything else
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    Dec 18, 2012 6:18 AM GMT
    Rule Of Thumb:
    Move to LA for the weather, the culture, and the amenities. If you're seeking fame and fortune, then stay the fuck where you are. There are way too many wannabe writers, actors, and models here already. We don't have enough Starbucks to employ all of you! icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 18, 2012 6:28 AM GMT
    It's a wasteland of the human mind but, for some reason, I still luv it.
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    Dec 18, 2012 6:42 AM GMT
    ohboy said




    Bitch please, did sand get in your vagina? No? Then shut the fuck up.
    I didn't complain about LA, I'm stating the obvious...I moved here for a reason and I'm enjoying it, so bitch behave.


    is that your sassy big beautiful black girl audition or do you really talk like that?
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    Dec 18, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    ohboy saidPeople are crazier than they appear
    English is a second language
    WeHo is gay
    There's no rush hour, its 24/7
    Yellow light is still green, red is yellow
    You make your own speed limit (if possible)
    Everyone knows someone famous
    Almost everyone is a photographer
    Almost everyone is broke but they won't admit it

    Ive only been here for 3 months so Im still learning, but feel free to add to the list.







    You forgot to mention that everyone is flaky. Part of the unique culture!
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    Dec 18, 2012 7:18 AM GMT
    ohboy said
    yourname2000 saidThe things I've learned on RealJock



    Guys are crazier than I thought
    Bitching is second nature
    Guys who insist they're str8 acting usually aren't
    There's no admin, it's open season
    On RJ: "7s" in RL are "5s", "9s" are "7s"
    You make your own truth (wherever possible)
    Everyone is friendly with at least one troll
    Almost everyone is an attention whore
    Almost everyone is horny and quite ready to admit it

    I've been here for a year and a half and I'm still trying to figure it out.


    I think thats worth starting a separate thread

    Second that!

    As for LA I very hesitantly visited there twice. The second arrival, if written properly, would make an excellent series of scenes in a nightmare comedy. I wasn't there long but long enough to verify several of your points. "Image," in LA, is industry.
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    Dec 18, 2012 7:24 AM GMT
    Hey ohboy,

    I've been down to LA a few times and had fun while I was there. I was visiting a good buddy who has lived there for 8 years. It's just such a big place that's there's room for everyone, even if it's not instantly available. Went running a couple times in Runyon Canyon - beautiful park (and beautiful men).

    I'm actually headed down there in a few weeks for an interview. I'll be staying somewhere near downtown. Would be fun to grab a drink and hear what else has been added to the list of things you've learned icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 18, 2012 7:39 AM GMT
    "Oh you're an actor!? At which restaurant?"
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    Dec 18, 2012 7:57 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Claystation said
    Walk through most alleys and you'll pass at least two homeless people



    So, in order to come to this conclusion you must have walked through a lot of alleys.

    What are you doing walking through so many alleys in LA?
    Looking for guys selling counterfeit Prada handbags out of a van.
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    Dec 18, 2012 8:01 AM GMT
    ohboy said
    Yellow light is still green, red is yellow





    Applies in Mexico as well.
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    Dec 18, 2012 8:20 AM GMT
    1. That's not fog
    2. Hollywood isn't as great as it's portrayed in media
    3. It's not the city for me.
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    Dec 18, 2012 10:18 AM GMT
    ohboy said
    zeffery said

    You forgot to mention that everyone is flaky. Part of the unique culture!


    And then they complain why they cant get a bf.



    fake it till you make it! #1 rule in LA. then shake it!!
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    Dec 18, 2012 10:32 AM GMT
    - Los Angeles is a suburbs city, stop comparing it to other compacted cities like NY or SF.
    - All the hot bartenders/waiters are actors/models waiting for their break. (yes, this includes the (gay) porn stars living in the Valley).
    - Silverlake, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Malibu, Costa Mesa, Irvine and Laguna Beach have gay areas/beaches.
    - You need a car to survive, don't even think about taking the bus.
    - UCLA and USC alums dominate the film/music business.
    - All the top artists/actors are not from L.A. (all international or from other places)
    - LA has some of the hottest Latins and Asians guys. (go on Fridays and Sundays at Rage).
    - All kind of ethnic cuisine, whatever you crave, you got it. (My favorite are Japanese, Vietnamese and Italian).
    - People wear shorts and sandals in the winter time and never wear a zip-up jacket (well except the last couple days).
    - People are very into labels here like (r u gay, bi, str8, what kind of car you drive, how much $$$ you make...etc).
    - The Ivy on Robertson Blvd in WeHo is the place to be seen if you're a celeb.
    - Huge Mexican populations and excellent Mexican food.
    - Koreatown is now becoming hot and trendy, some or most Koreans do move out of that place.
    - People can not drive in the rain or during rush hours on the 405 or the 5.
    - West Hollywood is the main gay mecca, there is an app, come here to feel like home. icon_cool.gif
    - Last but not least, I am plagiarizing this line from a movie, LA is a place where gay men are waiting for someone better to come along, they can't commit. (Urg, I am ready to find a husband). icon_razz.gif

    Urg, for what it worth, I lived in several places in Cali now and visited a good number of cities, I still like L.A. (specifically WeHo, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and maybe Irvine/Costa Mesa) the most. (for personal reasons of course).
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    Dec 18, 2012 10:56 AM GMT

    1.L.A is the homeless capital of the US.

    2.it's easier to screw up your nose at them rather than do anything to alleviate homelessness as is evident on this thread.

    3. The city is a showcase of shocking urban design and decay with little to no functioning, walkable communities.

    4. Bars close at 2am. Why bother going out?

    5. The getty museum and a raw food restaurant on santa monica blvd are the only redeeming features of the city.

    6. Would love to catch the ferry to santa catalina island and hike around one day.

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    Dec 18, 2012 11:07 AM GMT
    From my experience of living there for 3 months (on an engagement).

    1. The farther you are from Hollywood, the more real the people get.
    2. I love the tidal pool at the end of West Street Beach in Laguna Beach.
    3. The Abbey can be a warm, inviting space.
    4. Huntington Beach captures the best of the essence of the surfer lifestlyle (in my view).
    5. xrichx lives there, which brings total coolness to L.A. I have no idea what would happen L.A. if he moved.
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    Dec 18, 2012 1:02 PM GMT
    "Everyone is a photographer"

    LOL YUP!!
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    Dec 18, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    Think I'd rather have San Diego or San Francisco, as far as CA living would go, but what an interesting place to visit. icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 18, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    A car ride... an hour to the beach, an hour to the desert, an hour to the mountains, an hour to the woods.

    Delicious food.
    Night view from Griffith, amazing.
    Sexy people (albeit all posers like me - lol).
    "I was stuck in traffic" is always an excuse.
    "Let's have lunch" and never do, the norm.
    "Love that shirt", no, you don't.

    For all it's craziness, I still miss it. ;-) ... though coming home soon!
  • thadjock

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    Dec 18, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    i think the way you feel about LA divides people into two fundamentally different philosophical camps.

    if you love it, you're open minded, adventurous, eager to discover , curious, not easily discouraged or stressed.

    if you hate it, you're the type that dwells on negativity, picks apart everything, looks for reasons to be disappointed.

    I've lived in alot of cities all over the world, each one unique in its own way and i've always loved the experience, always ready to explore something new and exciting, no matter where i've been or how long i've been there.

    LA is a great town, it is unique in the world, and drives alot of fantasies but get to know the real LA and it's so much better than the disney version most people expect.

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    Dec 18, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
    tanlejos said
    1.L.A is the homeless capital of the US.

    2.it's easier to screw up your nose at them rather than do anything to alleviate homelessness as is evident on this thread.

    3. The city is a showcase of shocking urban design and decay with little to no functioning, walkable communities.

    4. Bars close at 2am. Why bother going out?

    5. The getty museum and a raw food restaurant on santa monica blvd are the only redeeming features of the city.

    6. Would love to catch the ferry to santa catalina island and hike around one day.



    Oh heck yeah at number one! I was in the Fashion District late one night with some buddies and it was like a shanty town there on every street. Kind of made me wonder where the heck are the shelters.