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Question for the 12ozers from LA.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Poop Man Bob, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    That's LA as in Los Angeles, not Louisiana.

    A few friends and I are going to be in LA (our hotel is actually in Pasadena) over New Year's Eve and a few days after that. We're going for the Rose Bowl. The problem? We don't have a car - rental or otherwise. In terms of getting from hotel to the stadium on game day, we're set - the hotel runs a shuttle service. But otherwise, we're without a car or other mode of transportation.

    My question: how realistic is it for us to solely use public transportation for the 4 days we're there? Is it reliable/decent? Or will we just end up forking over tons of cash for endless taxis?

    We don't plan on staying in Pasadena the entire time we're there, as we want to see LA, etc. Which raises another question - what the fuck should we do while we're there?

    Any ideas, comments, suggestions [both on the car situation and what we should do while we're there], etc. are appreciated.
  2. meateater

    meateater Member

    Joined: Nov 17, 2003 Messages: 789 Likes Received: 8
    well im not from LA at all but if i was to go back, there would be NO FUCKING WAY ID MISS OUT ON REVISITING "SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN"

    AND yeah id go check out disneyland again....

    ..... but as u have only 4 days make one of theses days "SIXFLAGS"
  3. slave_one

    slave_one Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003 Messages: 2,745 Likes Received: 2
    hi PMB.

    imo, you guys should really think about getting a rental,
    if one of you is willing to drive. drive carefully. be prepared for horrendous trafic
    and asshole drivers. taxis will rip you off. you have to drive around to get anywhere in LA...

    what to do in LA:
    you guys can do the tourist tour, which is go to hollywood,
    walk up and down hollywood boulevard, take pictures of the stars on the sidewalk,
    go the chinese mann theater where they have all the celebrites' hands and feet on the concrete,
    go to universal studios, and then shop at their citywalk where they have the hard rock cafe and all kinds of shops in bright neon lights. you can also get a star map from someone who sells them and you'll get a map that gives you the streets to the homes of the stars, or something like that...

    you can go to the trendy part of melrose avenue (south of hollywood) and shop
    and take pictures of graffiti in the back alleys mostly owned by the CBS crew and friends.

    you can eat at roscoe's chicken and waffles in hollywood.

    most of the time, all there is to do is shop, shop, shop and spend your money.

    and as meateater mentioned, six flags is fun, but out of the way.

    it all depends on what you guys want to do.
  4. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16
    i wish you couldve stayed in jersey one more day. or a whole day at least.
  5. slave_one

    slave_one Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003 Messages: 2,745 Likes Received: 2
  6. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    pmb in la. uh-ohh. hey bob, hit me up.... i'll be going to the rose bowl also (go blue.). maybe we can do a little tailgaiting before hand. i could give you some suggestions of ways to fill your time as well....

    as far as transportation....pasadena is pretty out of the way so taxi's will be expensive. there is a train that connects pasadena to downtown...but thats pretty useless since there's not too much downtown. busses are out of the question. hitchhiking is gettting harder all the time out here too.
  7. Carl Winslow.

    Carl Winslow. Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 12, 2004 Messages: 247 Likes Received: 0
    L.A. native here. http://www.mta.net/ for public transporation info.

    Be sure to check out Melrose Blvd., Sunset Blvd., Check out Belmont Tunnel, Downtown, Westwood Village, Venice Beach, blah blah blah... there was a thread a while back with this same question and i went to great lengths to answer it and dont really feel like typing all that again. maybe you can do a search. peace.
  8. MOOGLE?

    MOOGLE? 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 23, 2000 Messages: 11,495 Likes Received: 502
    fuckin eh...i had this huge ass ten fuckin paragaph uber detailed explanation of how to get to all the hotspots in l.a and the inland empire....but my comp took a shit.. and now i come back only to find theo beat me to posting the mta link..

    well if you wanna slum around the I.E for a day i'll gladly give you proper directions...its just a shame i dont live in san bernardino at the moment..i'd show you around
  9. destroyall

    destroyall New Jack

    Joined: Jan 9, 2001 Messages: 4 Likes Received: 0
    dude, dump the extra dough and get a car rental. you wont get anywhere in la without one...if i were you i would try to see belmont before its 86ed. i was glad to have.
  10. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    go to Fredericks of Hollywood.
    tell someone I said 'Hello'.

    Public transport is probably a bad option in LA.
    It seemed to me that it was 'poor people transport'.
    Here you get all types on the bus and the subway
    but when Iwas there it didnt look like the 'socialy mobile'
    would be caught dead on the bus.

    besides..... driving the Pacific Coast Highway is a must do in LA.
    There's a nice seafood place at PCH and Santa Monica Blvd.
  11. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    Oh yeah. I have 2 extra rose bowl tickets also, if you, or anybody wants them. You damn Texas people are killing me.... when Cal was going to play people were paying over $500 for pairs... now I'll be happy to get face value.
  12. MOOGLE?

    MOOGLE? 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 23, 2000 Messages: 11,495 Likes Received: 502
    omni trans transfer routes for the IE



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    When: Every Thursday (weekly event)
    Location: KAOS Network - 4343 Liemert Blvd., LA
    Presented by: KAOS Network
    Performances by: TBA
    DJs: DJ Phyz Ed (resident DJ), guest DJs
    Details: Underground open mic funktion featuring live performances, freestyle ciphers, battles and good vibes. Producers bring your equipment and plug in or bring in tapes. Underground artists featured every week. $4 donation.



    so i'l just list a few nice spots

    monclair plaza in pamona..its a mall
    gcs clothing in pamona
    ontario mills in ontario ca
    headstone records in redlands
    spearmint rhino?
    albertos....eat the carne asada fries
    del taco

    try to find the sunken city in san pedro
    malibu is nice
    venice beach smells funny

    yea it is kinda true about the bus thing in la but once you figure in the cost of gas it makes bussing it worth looking at the undesirebles
  13. dignan

    dignan Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2002 Messages: 1,224 Likes Received: 33
    i'm not sure what types of things you're into but here's an idea for an evening entirely on hollyweird boulevard:

    1)start with dinner at pamls thai. they have a thai elvis impersonator who is hillarious

    a fucking THAI ELVIS impersonator, need i say more??

    5273 Hollywood Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90027-4912
    Phone: (323) 462-5073

    2)then, cruise west down hollywood blvd to cahuenga blvd (about 1.5 miles).
    there are about four or five bars right there that are all walking distance from each other.
    drinking booze and hitting on every girl should fill the next couple of hours.

    3)at this point you should be full of thai food, drunk and tired of being turned down by all the stuck up hollywood scenester bitches that all dress as if they were the next gwen stefani/fafi...so turn your ass around and head back up hollywood blvd (about 1.5 miles) to Jumbo's Clown Room

    5153 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, CA 90027
    Phone: (323) 666-1187

    all you need to do here is buy a couple of newcastles and the ladies will take care of everything else
  14. DangerousArabian

    DangerousArabian Banned

    Joined: Nov 29, 2004 Messages: 108 Likes Received: 0
    ^^what a signature! i mean, i didnt read it, but yeah.
    Im not from LA, but my ex was from Louisiana.
  15. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Thanks for all of the responses! I've decided to bite the bullet and rent the car. Surprisingly, it'll only cost us $150 for 5 days - not bad at all, especially split 3-ways.

    dignan - fucking hilarious. I think your plan should take care of an evening.

    nomadawhat - check your PMs. And re: Texas fans: we should travel. We have one of the biggest alumni groups in the country. Hell, our university has over 50k students right now.

    slave, Carl, MOOGLE - thank you, thank you.

    Gambler - I know, I know. I actually had to get back to see a Texas football game - the same reason I'm heading to LA.