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Carmaggedon (in Los Angeles)

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by A Y, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    So are all of you westsiders just staying home next weekend?

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    I need to be downtown on Sunday (from Santa Barbara), and hope the traffic won't be horrific.

    --Andre
     


  2. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    Good. I hope you all you westsiders suffer in your smugness [​IMG].
     


  3. impolyt_one

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    haha. I get into LA on Monday next week, staying around LAX, miss this by a hair.
     


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    This will be absolutely catastrophic.
     


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    This will be absolutely catastrophic.
    Wouldn't surprise me, but maybe it'll end up being less painful than feared. I liked that bridge, though. It was a good shortcut for taking canyon roads when the 405 was jammed.
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    This will be absolutely catastrophic.

    This would be my expectation.
     


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    I think they've done a pretty good job of scaring everybody off the roads. My guess is that it's not nearly as bad as the hype.
     


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    Xericx Senior member

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    Nope. Going to Cabo for the weekend.


    [​IMG]
     


  9. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    The apocalyptic language is fun. Also, there is a lane on Wilshire Blvd near my work, in one of the most dense traffic areas near the 405, which is blocked by a sign warning about the coming traffic that weekend. Watching the bottleneck as people try to get around that sign the past few weeks is like some kind of metaphor.
     


  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I would not venture outside for anything on that weekend. Of course, "normal" LA traffic makes me suicidal/homicidal already so I am not sure what woudl change, if anything.
     


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    I'm going to see the Monkees with my mother at the Greek. I could probably get there by walking if I was feeling intrepid, but she has to make it from the SF Valley somehow.
     


  12. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    I need to be at the Music Center at 2 on Sunday. I'll have to see what Saturday traffic (traditionally much worse than Sunday) is like to plan my route. Usually, it's 101 all the way down, but an alternate route may be 101->118->210->110. All to see a comedic ballet set on a Soviet collectivist farm. [​IMG]

    --Andre
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I'm going to see the Monkees with my mother at the Greek. I could probably get there by walking if I was feeling intrepid, but she has to make it from the SF Valley somehow.

    file this under "sentence one never expects to read and could not come up with if tossing words randomly in a salad bowl."
     


  14. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    [​IMG] She was a fan letter-writing adolescent in the 60s and I am a decent son.
    I need to be at the Music Center at 2 on Sunday. I'll have to see what Saturday traffic (traditionally much worse than Sunday) is like to plan my route. Usually, it's 101 all the way down, but an alternate route may be 101->118->210->110. All to see a comedic ballet set on a Soviet collectivist farm. [​IMG] --Andre
    That actually sounds kind of great. Orange line to red line perhaps?
     


  15. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    The Metro is definitely a possibility.

    BTW, Carmageddon is creating teh jobs:

    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/07/11/c...s-others-taki/

    SiriusXM will have a dedicated channel for that weekend, some theater is giving away free popcorn, and someone is giving away their commuting music for free.

    --Andre
     


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