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Posted: Apr 22, 2011 1:12 pm
 
Furthest west I'd ever been before was either Bozeman, MT or Phoenix, AZ (whichever is further). Last week I went to Orange, CA for work. Had a one night stay at the end because the best, quickest flights were the next day. So, the last day of work we got out early, changed into regular clothes & drove to Newport Beach.
Walked out on the pier, watched dudes fish & surf, then stuck my toes into the Pacific ocean. Badass.
Walked arounsd the shops, had a huge prime rib sandwich & beer at some place called Malarkey's (Irish pub at the beach? o.k.), then drove up the PCH into LA County close to sunset. Lot's of oil wells, it seems, although I wondered if the rigs were pumping oil in from the dereks in the bay.
Went back to the hotel, ditched my co-worker, and Gore came to pick me up.
I was worried he'd have a hard time getting there, because the hotel overlooked Anaheim Angel's stadium, and they had just wrapped up a 12 inning game against the Indians. Not a hard time at all, it seems.
I hadn't seen Gore in forever (he shaved his most awesome moustache; but, hey, everybody needs a change).
He drove me into LA, and we talked alot about Memphis and goings on here, and then I saw the City Hall building from the interstate. For some reason, my mouth let loose this "Eeeeeeeeeee!" sound, and I was clapping like some little girl.
Gore pointed to the hills (it was dark, but you could see all the house lights) and said "see that big dome on the hill? that's the Griffith Observatory."
"Eeeeeeeeeeee!" and more clapping.
We got off the interstate, somehow got on Sunset, Hollywood, Vine, and other streets I've only heard about; drove past all manner of landmarks and places I've seen a million times on tv and movies. The Whiskey, the Rainbow, lots of strip clubs, the Capitol Records building (got to get out for a second and look at the stars on the side walk - George Harrison and Ringo are close to the front entrance, but Garth Brooks gets the center spot, apparently). Also, accross the street I noticed two Paramount Pictures port-a-pottys on a trailer, then noticed the area was sectioned off. "Are they shooting a movie, or something?" Gore said, "Probably".
Gore showed me all sorts of Hotels and Venues that were supposedly haunted, including one place that's some kind of old folks home now, haunted by Marrilyn Monroe, or somesuch.
Saw the Ed Wood movie theater, Graumanns Chinese Theater; Dath Vader was walking around outside. "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!"
Then he took me to this tinyTaqueria place where you walk up and order stuff, then sit at some picnic tables next to it.
I ate Carnitas and Al Pastor tacos for the first time. I also tried this weird drink called Horchata made out of rice, cinamon and vanilla. I had two glasses. Delicious. Gore ordered everything in spanish; his family has lived in that area since before California was a state, or something.
We drove around some more, saw the Beverly Hills sign, pulled up next to some dude's new Lambroghini (eeeeeeee). I apologized to Gore for getting all touristy, but I couldn't help it. You know what he said? "How do you think we feel when we come to Memphis?"
I swore right then, the next time Gore comes to town, Bruce and I will give him the Grand Memphis midnight tour.
Saw the Los Angeles River, and immediately thought of Grease. I mentioned it, and then we drove past the school where the Rydel High terack and field stuff was shot. Drove by Glenn Danzig's house. Went accross some bridge called the "William Shakespear Bridge" where apparently goth kids go to get pictures of themselves made looking like they are trying to jump off, or something. Then we drove to some other neighborhood, where I Am the Arm's band was playing. It was inside some other Mexican restaurant, that had a Beatnik Crab painted on it, but also had this awesome Mariachi mural inside.
The show was hilarious for a number of reasons. 1) Who knew Arm knew how to play accordian? 2) the band broke up in three songs 3) while some of the members were having some kind of weird tantrum, Arm is just up there playing accordian, smiling like a motherfucker, like nothing was going to ruin his good time. I haven't seen such a great and complete meltdown on stage since the Final Solutions. Met Arm's new wife and hugged them both. After a few beers, Gore took me back to the hotel and we had a long talk about music, family, history, and all manner of things.
Thank you Gore; best night in California ever, and I hope to come back.

In California none of my predisposed notions came true:
1. No one tried to convert me to vegitarianism
2. No one made me join a cult
3. Drivers are suprisingly friendly
4. Everybody I met was totally nice.
Posted: Apr 22, 2011 1:17 pm
 
I apologized to Gore for getting all touristy, but I couldn't help it. You know what he said? "How do you think we feel when we come to Memphis?"


HAAAAAAAAAA!!! GOOD TIMES!
Posted: Apr 22, 2011 4:56 pm
 
Nice post, Beardface.
Posted: Apr 22, 2011 5:55 pm
 
Dyed your hair lately, DF?
Posted: Apr 22, 2011 6:53 pm
 
Nope. It's still purple.
Posted: Apr 22, 2011 7:47 pm
 
Blah. Glad you had fun, or, whatever. You should, like, come to Portland, or not. Whatever. Sigh.
Posted: Apr 23, 2011 12:05 am
 
this weird drink called Horchata

You know they sell this in your hood, esse.
Posted: Apr 23, 2011 4:03 am
 
fuck california
Posted: Apr 23, 2011 9:12 am | Edited by: jahna
 
This should be called "Gore: Pretty Great," and you would be right! Most places are only as cool as the company you keep when you are there, ya know?



PS - looking forward to traveling for something other than family issues and seeing you all again at some point! Miss y'all.
Posted: Apr 23, 2011 2:29 pm
 
this weird drink called Horchata

You know they sell this in your hood, esse.


and you should try it as a substitute for cream in your white russians. assuming you like white russians. best.
Posted: Apr 23, 2011 5:29 pm
 
You is the DF.

Fucker.
Posted: Apr 23, 2011 7:47 pm
 
df -h
Posted: Apr 23, 2011 8:28 pm
 
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/mnt/hpc1/archive 10T 1.2T 8.9T 12% /archive
Posted: Apr 23, 2011 9:09 pm
 
and you should try it as a substitute for cream in your white russians. assuming you like white russians. best.

whoah.
Posted: Apr 23, 2011 10:04 pm
 
DF(1) User Commands DF(1)

NAME
df - report filesystem disk space usage

SYNOPSIS
df [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION
This manual page documents the GNU version of df. df displays the
amount of disk space available on the filesystem containing each file
name argument. If no file name is given, the space available on all
currently mounted filesystems is shown. Disk space is shown in 1K
blocks by default, unless the environment variable POSIXLY_CORRECT is
set, in which case 512-byte blocks are used.

If an argument is the absolute file name of a disk device node con-
taining a mounted filesystem, df shows the space available on that
filesystem rather than on the filesystem containing the device node
(which is always the root filesystem). This version of df cannot show
the space available on unmounted filesystems, because on most kinds of
systems doing so requires very nonportable intimate knowledge of
filesystem structures.

OPTIONS
Show information about the filesystem on which each FILE resides, or
all filesystems by default.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options
too.

-a, --all
include filesystems having 0 blocks

-B, --block-size=SIZE use SIZE-byte blocks

-h, --human-readable
print sizes in human readable format (e.g., 1K 234M 2G)

-H, --si
likewise, but use powers of 1000 not 1024

-i, --inodes
list inode information instead of block usage

-k like --block-size=1K

-l, --local
limit listing to local filesystems

--no-sync
do not invoke sync before getting usage info (default)

-P, --portability
use the POSIX output format

--sync invoke sync before getting usage info

-t, --type=TYPE
limit listing to filesystems of type TYPE

-T, --print-type
print filesystem type

-x, --exclude-type=TYPE
limit listing to filesystems not of type TYPE

-v (ignored)

--help display this help and exit

--version
output version information and exit

SIZE may be (or may be an integer optionally followed by) one of fol-
lowing: kB 1000, K 1024, MB 1000*1000, M 1024*1024, and so on for G,
T, P, E, Z, Y.

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The full documentation for df is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and df programs are properly installed at your site, the com-
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info coreutils df

should give you access to the complete manual.

df (coreutils) 5.2.1 June 2005 DF(1)
Posted: Apr 24, 2011 9:32 am | Edited by: Vinyl Ritchie
 
this weird drink called Horchata

have you also tried their other exotic delicacies such as the burrito (pronounced buh-ree-to)?
Posted: Apr 24, 2011 2:08 pm
 
Tar-kee-toes
En-chi-lar-dars
Nar-choes

good stuff!
Posted: Apr 24, 2011 3:18 pm
 
gore rules.
Posted: Apr 24, 2011 7:14 pm
 
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
DF(1) User Commands DF(1)

Nerds.

gore rules.
Duh
have you also tried their other exotic delicacies such as the burrito (pronounced buh-ree-to)?
Hah!
Posted: Apr 24, 2011 9:22 pm
 
tar -cvpf burrito.tar tortilla cheese beans meat salsa sour_cream tomatoes
Posted: Apr 24, 2011 10:19 pm
 
rm -rf ~Vinyl\ Ritchie
Posted: Apr 24, 2011 11:38 pm
 
kekeke
Posted: Apr 25, 2011 7:28 am
 
Pretty good scene report.
Posted: Apr 25, 2011 12:13 pm
 
It was an honor and a pleasure to give you the turbo tour...I really need to get back to Memphis sooner than later...NYC too!
Posted: Apr 25, 2011 1:39 pm
 
You're a stronger man than I.

I don't think I could last a day dealing with californians.

I mean, they're californians. That's like a step down below a Yankee.
Posted: Apr 25, 2011 1:49 pm
 
have you also tried their other exotic delicacies such as the burrito (pronounced buh-ree-to)?
What is this witchcraft you speak of?

kekeke
MAN suxxor
Posted: Apr 25, 2011 1:50 pm
 
Hi, Gore!
Posted: Apr 25, 2011 2:33 pm | Edited by: gore
 
You're a stronger man than I.

I don't think I could last a day dealing with californians.

I mean, they're californians. That's like a step down below a Yankee.


This is the exact misconception I try and dispel. It ain't like TV
Posted: Apr 25, 2011 4:48 pm
 
What about the wine enemas? Please tell me the wine enemas are real!
Posted: Apr 25, 2011 5:06 pm | Edited by: gore
 
What about the wine enemas? Please tell me the wine enemas are real!

not sure about those...heard about coffee enemas in the porn world in preparation for anal scenes
Posted: Apr 25, 2011 6:05 pm
 
If it's brown, drink it down.
Posted: Apr 26, 2011 12:01 pm
 
This is the best thread ever...I'm speechless.

1) Jack Stands, great to see you...Glad you got to see that shit go down.

2) Yes, gore rules!!! Just went to see Megadeath, Anthrax, Slayer and Metallica on saturday with him. Wow what a day! Thanks for the ticket, dude!

3) Horchata Whit Russians??? Intriguing.

4)California is a big city and only contains about 3 miles of gross touristy shit from one of the largest cities in the world. It's much bigger than that 3 miles.

5)-t, --type=TYPE
limit listing to filesystems of type TYPE
....Total

6)heard about coffee enemas in the porn world in preparation for anal scenes...Enemas are pretty popular for the yoga-ing, vegetarian crowd

7)Guess I'm not speechless.
Posted: May 1, 2011 3:17 pm
 
Tried the Horchata White Russian. Cannot recommend. Could not even finish.
Posted: May 1, 2011 3:55 pm
 
oh man...really???
Posted: May 1, 2011 5:24 pm
 
California is a big city
Posted: May 1, 2011 5:35 pm
 
oh man...really???

Yeah, I don't have that big of sweet tooth though. It just tasted like sugar to me. I can see how it could be complimentary with the other flavors in the horchata, but the sugar in that on top of the sugar in the khalua was just too much for much for me. But then I busted out a four loco, so maybe my tastes aren't the most refined!
Posted: May 1, 2011 5:54 pm
 
Hi, Gore!

gay!
Posted: May 2, 2011 1:34 am
 
4. Everybody I met was totally nice.

Southern Californians are among the most pleasant folks in the US. I stopped being surprised by their consistent graciousness after awhile. They are ultra cool about making room for others rapid, often dramatic lane changes. The roots of "California Nice" and the comparative positivity of it's populace are posited to be remnants of the great migration of Midwestern folk during the Early 20th Century according to author Kevin Starr in his book Golden Dreams: California in the Age of Abundance: 1950-1963.

http://isteve.blogspot.com/2011/05/true-poet-laureate-of-nostalgia-for -pre.html
Posted: May 3, 2011 9:14 am
 
california is the best. glad you got there.

i'm going to barcelona at the end of this month. barcelona, san sebastian, a ticket to primavera. can't wait.
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