07 June 2009

Leaving LA

I have recently been considering the idea of leaving this city of mine, and abandoning this once-Golden State. Afterall, its livelihood rests on the shoulders of affluent taxpayers like me, not the mealy-mouthed many-childrened who suck at the teat of state resources.

There is precedent for this: Atlas Shrugged comes to mind. For those of you who haven't got the time to read a 1200 page novel, I'll give you a brief synopsis: The wealthy and entrepreneurial go on strike, leaving the world behind and establishing an utopian society where they live in harmony and--ironically--mimick a commune. They don't pay taxes, they have no government (what utopian society does?), and they have a big, solid-gold dollar sign in the center of their community.

Here's a short film that encapsulates my feelings about Los Angeles, and California generally.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

"Afterall, its livelihood rests on the shoulders of affluent taxpayers like me, not the mealy-mouthed many-childrened who suck at the teat of state resources."
My goodness! That sounds downright conservative of you. Out there, with your f*ing sunshine and shit.

Michael said...

Well cousin-in-law, houses are cheap out here, jobs are plentiful, and it is a land flowing with milk and honey. We can show you the sights and help you start up a network. It will be just like home, but better.

Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lpxPUbn8y8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWOsbGP5Ox4

Jean Bean said...

Come to NYC!