"The whole thing is ridiculous. It's the most ridiculous city in the world - but everyone who lives there knows that. No one thinks that L.A. 'works,' or that it's well-designed, or that it's perfectly functional, or even that it makes sense to have put it there in the first place; they just think it's interesting. And they have fun there. And the huge irony is that Southern California is where you can actually do what you want to do; you can just relax and be ridiculous. In L.A. you don't have to be embarrassed by yourself."
This is the city. Los Angeles, California. Every 60 seconds a crime is committed in Los Angeles. In the Los Angeles Police Department's communication center, the telephone rings every 20 seconds, 24 hours a day. Of the three million people* who live in Los Angeles, 35,000 of them are known rapists, murderers, and thieves. They outnumber the police force, seven to one.
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