los angeles

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Los Angeles As Soul Gym

a: Los angeles ~
b: an Olympic spiritual gym

What: "Think of it this way. When athletes train for the Olympics, they train to keep the focus and be at peak performance under an enormous amount of stress - while millions or billions of eyes watching and competing against the strongest and best athletes of the world. They train to spend no time on doubt and fear thoughts and keep their focus on what they are doing - being in the moment."

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Writer: Staas Yudenko
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 7 2012 5:55 PM


La Women......

a: Los angeles ~
b: falling in love with a beautiful woman

What: "Los Angeles is like falling in love with a beautiful woman; one who is a mean drunk and never remembers your name."

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Writer: nedhepburn
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 7 2012 5:56 PM


I Want To See The Dark Part.....

a: Los angeles ~
b: your brain

What: "Los Angeles is like your brain. You only ever use 20% of it. But imagine if we used it all."

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Writer: David Kipen
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Date: May 7 2012 6:02 PM


Walking Waking Forward

a: Los angeles ~
b: a waking dream

What: "Life in Los Angeles is like a waking dream. The most beautiful and idealistic people on Earth mix with the cruelest and most cynical monsters imaginable."

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Writer: Danse Wolf
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Date: May 7 2012 6:05 PM


Just Don't Stay Too Long....

a: Los angeles ~
b: stepping into a movie

What: "Los Angeles is like stepping into a movie: sunny beaches, white sands, clear water, famous people just strolling down the streets, amazing Hollywood venues, lush forests and ample malls will make your holiday simply unforgettable."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 7 2012 6:07 PM


La As Toliet

a: Los angeles ~
b: a great big toilet

What: "Los Angeles is like a great big toilet bowl that needs a good flush." I've been saying this for years. Finally someone is listening. Now if I can just convince the rest of you to annex it & Arizona to Mexico.

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Writer: Wyle Coyote
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 7 2012 6:09 PM


An Accident Of Evolution

a: Los angeles ~
b: trying to describe platypus

What: "Providing an overview of Los Angeles is like trying to describe platypus. While all of its various parts seem to work pretty well together, they don't necessarily seem to have any connection to each other."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 7 2012 6:13 PM


Think About This:

a: Los angeles ~
b: living in a perpetual David Lynch movie

What: "He is very busy driving around his friends and my maids. "Los Angeles is like living in a perpetual David Lynch movie," he says smoking a cigarette and looking downwards. "

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Writer: Amanda Eliasch
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 7 2012 6:16 PM


The View From San Diego

a: Los angeles ~
b: San Diego's older, uglier sister

What: "Even though I grew up two hours south, I had rarely ventured to Los Angeles. I soon learned that my dad wasn't totally off base when he said, "Los Angeles is like San Diego's older, uglier sister that has herpes."

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Writer: Justin Halpern
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Date: May 7 2012 6:18 PM


A City With No Center

a: Los angeles ~
b: Rotterndam

What: "Think of it in terms of a city like Rotterdam, Netherlands. In WW2 the city was bombed to the ground and almost no structures survive from before the war era. All around Rotterdam are very old cities where the history can be seen in old buildings, monuments, landmarks, etc. Los Angeles is like Rotterdam - there is a rich history that keeps getting paved over, torn down, and forgotten."

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Writer: aschneider
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 7 2012 6:21 PM


La As Miami Escape

a: Los angeles ~
b: Miami

What: "An oil tycoon from Houston once told me, "Los Angeles is like Miami, it is where people go to escape their past, to hide and become anonymous." In my mind, he spoke of Baja. It was the poor expatriate's hideaway, a quick drive across the border to run from the tax collectors, the wife, the police."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 7 2012 6:25 PM


La As Flashy Dancer

a: Los angeles ~
b: a burlesque dancer

What: "Los Angeles is like a burlesque dancer; most of the coolest stuff she has to offer isn't easy to see. Or find. Unless you've got experience "

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 7 2012 6:30 PM


Los Angeles Grain Processer

a: Los angeles ~
b: one of those machines that treat flour

What: "Los Angeles is like one of those machines that treat flour. When the wheat comes in, it's full of interestinging ingredients - but it goes through this machine and what you get out at the end is perfect white crap."

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Writer: Vacilando
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Date: May 7 2012 6:33 PM


Large Vaste And At Time Confusing

a: Los angeles ~
b: The Bible

What: "I like to say that Los Angeles is like The Bible - you can pretty much find anything in it," she tells me. "Anything you want, you can find here. That makes it the most difficult place on the planet to visit - it's so spread out and there's so much here that without a good tour guide, you would just get lost in the wasteland. Once you know the place, it's about finding your niche. It's a really magical city - I feel really lucky to be from here, and its vastness had a real effect on shaping me and my art."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 7 2012 6:36 PM


La As Perky Boob Job

a: Los angeles ~
b: a young hooker with fake tits

What: "Los Angeles is like a young hooker with fake tits, and NYC is like an old madame. Young hookers may be fun, but the madame always treats you right. Women are the most beautiful when they are on the verge of falling apart. That's what NYC symbolizes to me."

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Writer: KARI KROME
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Date: May 7 2012 6:41 PM


The Bankrupt State Of California

a: Los angeles ~
b: the rest of California

What: "Of course, Los Angeles is like the rest of California-stone broke financially. Nothing would please me more than to see these pompous assholes wither on the vine as a result of their own stupidity."

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Writer: JohnMG
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Date: May 7 2012 6:44 PM


A Snobby Rich Kid Of A City

a: Los angeles ~
b: the rich, snobby kid who everyone expects to do well

What: "Urbanists are a lot less glowing about Los Angeles, a city which they look on with scorn, and when bad things happen there, schadenfreude. If Detroit is the fat kid in our baseball movie analogy, Los Angeles is like the rich, snobby kid who everyone expects to do well, but plays terribly. Movie analogies aside, Los Angeles may not have experienced the profound decline of Detroit, but few would argue that its overall history has been exactly rosy."

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Writer: Drew Reed
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Date: Sep 25 2013 5:06 PM



a: Los angeles ~
b: Chicago with palm trees

What: There are many comparison between LA and other cities in the US. I don't understand the comparison with Detroit; I've never been to Michigan. But I grew up in LA and over time there have been several trips to Chicago. These 2 cities are some what comparable. Both are vast sprawling cities surrounded by vast sprawling suburbs. They both have a huge ethnically diverse population. And, maybe most importantly, they both site next to a vast body of water. LA has the Pacific Ocean while Chicago has Lake Michigan.

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Writer: Matt Flynn
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 31 2013 11:49 AM


California Water

a: Los angeles water supply ~
b: San Francisco water supply

What: Here's my opinion of the water quality of both cities; very good. The water out of these taps is a good as bottled water or even better. Both cities get most of their water from the Sierra runoff. San Francisco gets water from Hetch Hetchy which is a vast granite basin that doesn't seem to affect the water quality. Los Angeles gets water from the Owens Valley which collects the run off from the south-eastern part of the Sierras. Again, this is another granite filled basin which doesn't affect the water quality that much. Contrast this with the water from the Colorado river. This basin is ~ 2,000 miles of sandstone. Sandstone is mostly calcium carbonate, this gets dissolved in the river and thus into the water supply. The Colorado river is the water supply for much of Orange country and San Diego. The taste of the water is terrible. It takes like dirt, but I suspect it is much healthier 'cause of all the dissolved minerals. In fact, the joke is: Why are Californians so laid back? It's the lithium in the water.

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Writer: mattyflynn
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Date: Jul 20 2010 9:18 AM



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