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After all these years, L.A. put-downs are still a[n inter]national Sport…

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by Steve Lopez, LA Times Columnist
Link to the full Article “Squinting at the distant paradise“, LA Times Sunday, August 15th, 2010

“…But then I moved here, and I found my way past the obvious — the bad traffic, the superficial types, the mini-malls — and realized that this is the city where the 21st century is likely to be defined. Sure we’re struggling, but we’re struggling with the crucial issues of our times — and we’re doing it with the ocean lapping at our feet, under the shade of the palms and with a backdrop of mountains in the distance. Besides, as a local columnist, I took an oath to defend my turf, even if I might occasionally backhand the governor and the mayor.

To be honest, I now count nonresident insults as a source of pride. L.A. is so culturally, politically and economically significant not just in the country, but in the world, that outsiders feel entitled to attack, to simplify and to memorialize their illusion of superiority.”

Written by M:)

August 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Posted in We Love LA!

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