Its pretty rare that I have to agree with an anti-Los Angeles rant, such as this one at DoubleViking.com that begins by saying, “Hatred for Los Angeles is as American as Apple Pie.” In writer Lukas Kaiser’s case, his point of contention is that “LA Is Not for the Manly.” His evidence:
#1 Most of the City’s Cash is Made from People Playing Pretend
I’m pretty sure international trade and manufacturing make the city more money, but I get the point. People definitely associate Los Angeles with movie making. And while Lukas recognizes some bad ass movies are made, the filmmaking process troubles him. On set, “there’s a lot of bitching, a lot of pampering and, overall, a general ‘welcome to the drama club’ atmosphere; while you might like Will Smith movies, I’m sure you’d try to beat Will Smith the actor silly if you ever hung out with the guy.”
#2 No Bars, Only Clubs
“A nightlife driven by clubs seems positively pussy.”
#3 Most Shitty Pop Music Is Recorded There
He also points out the androgynous style of the 80’s metal scene as evidence. “Even the ‘manly’ alternatives in LA look like they have vaginas.” (see pic)
#4 The Have the Worst Stand Up Comics
His evidence: “Dane Cook and Carlos Mencia.”
#5 Abundant Use of Plastic Surgery
“Plastic surgery isn’t just vain. It’s also pretty unmanly.” Dangerously, he uses noneother than Chuck Norris to prove his point.
After reading that, I need some a low-carb beer. Organic. Now, where’s the catering tent? And where the f#ck is my stylist!?