Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Shameless bating

This is mostly aimed at Nemesis, but others are more than welcome to comment as well.

Over the last year and a half, I have visited the Los Angeles area at least half a dozen times to visit my sister-in-law and her adorable (see pic) little girl (not to mention my best friend from high school). My expectations were not high, given the venomous hatred many of my fellow Bay Area residents harbor for our neighbors to the south. However, I have found the area to be just fine, with lots of culture to be had, in addition to the natural beauty and climate. On the downside, there certainly is a lot of traffic. But there is here, too. Down there, there are freeways that always have bad traffic, but we have places like that up here, too (880, anyone?).

So, L.A.-haters, what is it that makes SoCal so bad? Or is it just some bizarre NorCal inferiority complex?


Shannon said...

I was brought up and went to college in LA. Even then I knew I'd never bring up kids there, mostly because the entertainment industry's influence has created a culture of selfishness, materialism, and entitlement. A strong person (and I know many) can resist its thrall, but I am damned if I'll raise my kids among people like that.

Nemesis of Evil said...

How can you post pictures of babies and invite me to start ranting about Southern California? That is guaranteed to make me look like a jackass. Luckily, I am a jackass, so let me just say this: In any other society, a movie like "White Men Can't Jump" would be ridiculed for Woody Harrelson suddenly being able to dunk at the end. What those hedonistic bastards don't seem to understand is that the universe has certain physical rules that can not be tampered with, at least without serious repercussion. White men can't jump, for example, and 10 million people can not all live in a desert.

Also, I call your attention to Exhibit B, Mono Lake.