Saturday, August 07, 2010

"Even the school mascot has a gun"

I grew up in Woodland Hills, a middle class suburb of the San Fernando Valley. We were right next to Canoga Park. There was a big difference. Don't know who made this but it's hilarious. And boy does it bring back cherished memories. You'll excuse me if I get a little misty. I'm a but overwhelmed by nostalgia.

13 comments:

Tom Quigley said...

I lived in Canoga Park the whole 10 years I was out in LA... Mind if I share in your nostalgia, Ken?... Ah, what memories! From the nightly volley of gunfire to the porn stars shopping at Ralphs on Topanga Canyon Blvd... Yup, there's no place like home....

dodgerbobble said...

That is hilarious. I grew up in Chatsworth, which is also next door to Canoga Park, so I feel the same way you do Ken.

LA Nuts book said...

Then the western part of Canoga Park splintered off into West Hills and ruined all the magic.

katherine. said...

I lived in Woodland Hills for ten years (my ex husband grew up in Canoga Park)

oh geez...there is a second one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLVlY8BAbPo&feature=related

A. Bucktakemywallet said...

Wow Karen,
Canoga Park and Canoga Park Strikes Back. Cannot wait until George Lucas completes the trilogy with Canoga Park Return of the Canogi.

The Guy Above said...

OK You too Katherine.

Debby G. said...

I grew up in the '70s in Canoga Park, the part that's West Hills now. Wow, it's really gone downhill.

Gary said...

It was an All-American City in 2000, according to the reliable tourism video. Is that a preview of what all american cities are going to be this century?

Mike S said...

C'mon, now - Canoga Park serves a useful purpose: it's for people who really, REALLY want to have a street address in the 20000s

Fred said...

This is so sad. We had friends who moved from the midwest to Canoga Park over 30 years ago. My mom and sister visited them and they always made it sound like Canoga Park was a nice place. I always wanted to go there. Now I see that I can go to downtown Detroit and see similar sites, and save the airfare.

So sad.

Debby G said...

On the bright side, the Carl's Jr. I worked at is still there.

Bobomo said...

I'm pretty sure this is inspired by these wildly funny "Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Videos"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysmLA5TqbIY

and

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

VP81955 said...

In the early '70s, there was a syndicated quiz show called "Agriculture USA," in which teams of high school 4-H and FFA chapters answered ag-related questions. It ran in the early morning hours on weekends, presumably as filler, and I remember one of the participating high schools was...Canoga Park. I doubt it has an FFA chapter today (just as there used to be an FFA chapter at Maryland's Gaithersburg High School 40 years ago before it became a high-tech D.C. suburb).