Lamebrain comments about L.A.

The first comes from British actor Michael Fassbender, who probably doesn't know any better. From NPR:

There's nothing against Hollywood or Los Angeles but for me I just don't find that I feel very creative there or get inspired. A lot of the time is spent in the car and I like to walk, you know, in the streets among people. And also the idea of any town, you know, revolving around one industry, I'm not so sure. It's like going to a dinner party every night where everybody's, like, a lawyer or everybody's an accountant or everybody's an actor. After a while, you know, you kind of get sick of talking about the same stuff.

Right - the city has a population of 4 million, the county has a population of 10.3 million and all any of us talk about is Hollywood. Bet you that's how you spent the weekend.

The second comment comes from NYT columnist David Carr, who should know better:

On an unusually clear day in West Hollywood last week, Janice Min took a seat at the Soho House, the full expanse of the Hollywood Hills serving as a backdrop for lunch. It was odd to see Ms. Min, a fixture of Manhattan magazine publishing, here in a city that has been accused of reading little more than the large type plastered on vanity billboards lining Sunset Boulevard, which lies below us.

Note the wording: a city that has been accused, as if he's not the one saying it. What a jerk.

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