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I want to be a Journalist who has to cover the MJ case!!(9 posts)

I want to be a Journalist who has to cover the MJ case!!chopper
Nov 20, 2003 12:51 PM
How lucky will those journalists be if this goes to trial and drags on. I couldn't think of a better place in the US to have to work than Santa Barbara. A cyclists dream! Lucky Bastards!
re: I want to be a Journalist who has to cover the MJ case!!No_sprint
Nov 20, 2003 1:16 PM
I too think that Santa Barbara is the best place to be a roadie.
roadie in SB? Only if you're LanceDougSloan
Nov 21, 2003 8:08 AM
As others said, it is really expensive there, especially real estate. When we visit anywhere we always pick up the free real estate ad magazines and take a look at the window displays in the local realtor offices. It's pretty shocking there. Prices start around $1 million. Any normal roadie couldn't afford a room in a basement there.

Gotta love livin' in SoCal...No_sprint
Nov 21, 2003 8:36 AM
It's the same down here if not worse. It's absurd how many stinkin' rich roadies I know. True, you won't find your typical cat. 3 part time worker livin' in Montecito, however, inland from Carpenteria... Hook up with the Eschelon rides when you're down there next and you'll see what I'm talkin' about.
Espy if you're from northeast and trial's this winter nmRoyGBiv
Nov 20, 2003 1:27 PM
I AM a journalist, and I'd rather have polyps .Cory
Nov 20, 2003 4:03 PM
I agree about Santa Barbara, but that assignment would be a nightmare. First, you've got to sit through all the crap, and nothing's going to happen for days on end, and the boss didn't send you there to write nothing, so you have to come up with two or three stories a day out of nowhere (see how long it takes the media to start covering each other: "Reporters from around the world have converged on the Flying Dragon Miniature Golf Course here in Santa Barbara . . . "). They'll call you at 6 in the morning with lame-@$$ suggestions and at 11 at night with lame-@$$ questions, and everybody in the office will give you heat because you're kicking back in Santa Barbara, and when you get home you'll have to fight over your expense account, because nobody in your home town understands that you can't get dinner in Santa Barbara for $3.99, and. . . .
You can have it, man. I've lingered in that paradise too many times.
Santa Barbara, rough on the expense accountTJeanloz
Nov 20, 2003 4:25 PM
I just got back from SB (on "business"), and my expense account may be nearing a record. You're definitely right, there's no $3.99 breakfast in that town.

I'm trying to see at what point American Express will shut me down.
5,000 journalists book flights from Colorado to Santa BarbaraSpoiler
Nov 21, 2003 8:02 AM
Kobe's should send a thankyou card to Michael.
and Phil Spector too... nmNo_sprint
Nov 21, 2003 8:37 AM