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dogma
XYZ
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join:2002-08-15
Boulder City, NV
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reply to Phil

Re: 405 Freeway Closure

Referring to freeways by name is traditional.

Those short memorial named stretches are a recent occurrence. Growing up everyone I recall referred to them by name.

Take the San Diego to the Santa Monica to the Harbor to the Pasadena to the Hollywood to the Ventura... of course one would really have to be a true native to know that the Harbor and Pasadena were both technically the same (110), and the Hollywood and Ventura freeways were both the same as well (101). Same with the Santa Ana and the Golden State, the Santa Monica and the San Bernardino.

We tried our best to keep you interlopers from moving in by attempting to confuse your commutes...but it didn't work.

Wonder what Steve See Profile calls "The four level"?


jig

join:2001-01-05
Hacienda Heights, CA
traditionally, women were whores if they wore red after 10pm, and anyone thinking the earth was flat was burned at the stake.

hinted-at nostalgia for unhelpful notions is extremely, detrimentally conservative. NV has had a very dramatic effect on you, dog.
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Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.


dogma
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Boulder City, NV
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Must be the heat out here. Or perhaps I'm gettin' old? And us old geezers like to pontificate on how it was when we were young (and more alive):

"See all those buildings over there? Back in my day, them's was bean fields. And that new housing development, wasn't nothin' there but a big open sand lot we used to play baseball on... kids now-a-days don't know nuthin 'bout actually playin' baseball...with all their computer games and what not. Back in my day, we would risk getting a spanking if we weren't back home by the time the street lights came on, now-a-days, ya gotta threaten your kids with a spanking just to get the little bastards outta the house!"


maartena
Elmo
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join:2002-05-10
Orange, CA
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reply to dogma
said by dogma:

Referring to freeways by name is traditional.

It doesn't make you any better however, then those who refer to the 405 freeway, as the 405.
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"I reject your reality and substitute my own!"


No_Strings
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join:2001-11-22
The OC
kudos:6
reply to dogma
Where I grew up, they're still bean fields.


jig

join:2001-01-05
Hacienda Heights, CA
reply to dogma
there's nothing unhelpful about bean fields?

strike that. there's nothing unhelpful about notions of bean fields. much better.
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Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.


TheHarvester
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join:2006-08-25
Dana Point, CA
kudos:3
reply to dogma
said by dogma:

Referring to freeways by name is traditional.

Don't know who started your tradition but... I was born in 1964 in Landcaster, moved to San Clemente and then El Toro by 1966 and have never called the freeways by name.
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spg
Grrrr

join:2001-10-31
NOT Texas!
You're not that old.


TheHarvester
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join:2006-08-25
Dana Point, CA
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said by spg:

You're not that old.

Compared to who?
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dogma
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Boulder City, NV
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me.


TheHarvester
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join:2006-08-25
Dana Point, CA
kudos:3
I will have to take your word on that.
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bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
Premium
join:2000-02-02
San Jose, CA
reply to TheHarvester
And you don't live in L.A.


aztecnology
O Rly?
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join:2003-02-12
Murrieta, CA

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reply to dogma
said by dogma:

me.

Actually, me..

Funniest thing, was talking with my dad yesterday, he was heading home to HB coming from downtown and he says "I just got on the long beach freeway..."
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.:|:. aztec being aztec...™


spg
Grrrr

join:2001-10-31
NOT Texas!
reply to TheHarvester
Me.