Silverlake: You Have Been Dismissed

Posted: December 3rd, 2008 By: 90069me | Under: Places, Style, Things I Dated, dismissed, people | Tags: , , , , ,

I used to want to live in you, then I got to know you.

You give the illusion of being the cool part of town – kinda indie, kinda gay, kinda artsy, kinda bohemian… but you’re really just a slacker neighborhood in search of a soul with overpriced, rundown shacks being passed off as quaint fixer uppers for spoiled elitists.

I’m sick of your over-sized wide rimmed glasses, girl’s jeans on guys and skinny jeans in general, poor grooming, cheap sunglasses, your overuse of facial stubble (men and women), American Apparel hoodies,  fake retro cowboy shirts untucked disguising spare-tire bellies, scenesters vs hipsters, tiki-thai, your retro furniture, dancer stoners, not being able to figure out if you’re supposed to be cool or just a nerd, bad color accents in your hair (especially blue), your senseless street grid, Vans & Converse, sideburns, Trader Joe’s, your anti-elitism elitism, commuting from you to anywhere but downtown, the word “Hyperion”, clever posters advertising garage sales selling retro furniture, gourmand wanna-bes, your once-cool bars turned Weho, thrift stores….and for being next to Atwater Village.

Grow up.  Admit you have a poser dog park and that it stinks just like everybody else’s.

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3 Comments on “Silverlake: You Have Been Dismissed”

  1. #1 meat hat said at 5:48 pm on December 3rd, 2008:

    “Retro cowboy shirts un-tucked disguising spare-tire bellies” will be my new band name.

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  2. #2 Yogurt Donor said at 1:03 pm on December 4th, 2008:

    haha so right. i do enjoy silverlake quite a bit actually, but tries so very hard to be cool and by definition that is not cool.

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  3. #3 meat hat said at 4:03 pm on December 10th, 2008:

    our dog park stinks, that’s why smart dog owners go to Elysian Park.

    Silverlake is a small slice of heaven in Los Angeles.

    You seem to have a problem with LA style, which does need its own dismissal.

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