January 1st, 2007
|10:06 am - It's Kinda Like... [A Glossary of Los Angeles Staples By Way of New York Names]|
Venice Beach: Coney Island of the Pacific.
Griffith Park: Central Park of Southern California, complete with crowded zoo of depressive animals.
Will Rogers State Park: a mountain to be scaled like the steps of the Statue of Liberty (stretching it but I really like Will Rogers).
The Hollywood Bowl: an outdoor Madison Square Garden.
Hollywood Boulevard: Times Square.
Santa Monica Boulevard: 8th Avenue before Giuliani [prostitues! real life lady marmalades!].
West Hollywood: Chelsea.
Fairfax / Melrose: the L.E.S.
Silver Lake: Williamsburg.
Echo Park: Bushwick.
The Echo: Union Pool.
Walt Disney Concert Hall: Town Hall [with Pirates of the Caribbean charm].
Glen Oaks: Long Island.
The Grove: Roosevelt Field Mall.
Sun Valley: SoBronx.
LA Clippers: underdog team to the Lakers generally favored by jobless fanatics, like the Mets.
Il Corral: Glasshouse Gallery or ABC No Rio or Cake Shop without the Liquor License.
The Smell: 3rd Ward or 1080 Metropolitan or anything else touched by Todd P.
LAX: fucking Movida.
Little Joy: west coast Welcome to the Johnsons.
The Snake Pit: Mars Bar.
Mark the Cobra Snake: a 310 party photographer like 212's Bronques of Last Night's Party, only more famous.
Shadow Scene: California's photographic copycat, like Nicky Digital.
Cosmic Pizza ["the alien bar"]: Yaffa Cafe
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: God-fearing Starbucks [fair trade, baby].
Pink's: Shake Shack.
In&Out Burger, Astro Burger, Fatburger: Gray's Papaya, Papaya Dog.
Jack In The Box's two tacos for 99 cents: homeless newspaper.
Want to know the equivalent of something unlisted? Want to correct my ass? Add your own!
Current Mood: joining a gym for $20.07
Current Music: Bishop Allen -- Tea For Two
i'm going to say this is very accurate.
LA is to NYC as corner all-night liquor stores are to bodegas.
LA is to NYC as Rodeo Drive is to Park Avenue.
LA is to NYC as LAXXXPRESS paper is the the back pages of the Village Voice.
LA is to NYC as La Brea Tar Pits are to Prospect Park (because you are always stepping in some nasty shit and finding one lost shoe).
LA is to NYC as Malibu is to the Hamptons.
LA is to NYC as Bodhi Tree Book Store is to the Strand.
LA is to NYC as corner cacti are to metal trash cans.
LA is to NYC as Mexicanos are to Puerto Ricans.
LA is to NYC as Waldbaums's is to Ralph's.
LA is to NYC as "holla" is to "whad up."
LA is to NYC as "whatever" is to "fuck you."