A place where anyone who lives there can be governor
Larry Flint and Gary Coleman are running for governer of california
by [SC]Ivy-SS September 07, 2003
California is to the United States as Italy is to Europe.

Both have the following features:
- completely dysfunctional government
- too much debt
- declining economy
- endemic corruption
- beautiful landscapes and coastlines
- agriculture: olives, wine, citrus fruits, cheese, tomatoes
- natives feel it is important to look good
- natives drive like maniacs in heavy traffic but somehow avoid running into each other
- too many illegal immigrants
- rich people with mansions on a cliff overlooking the ocean
- earthquakes and volcanoes
- nice weather, hot in the summer, rain in the winter
- skiing in the mountains
- swarmed by tourists in the summer
- foodies
- Western movies are filmed there
Video: good looking guy or gal with a tan, wearing sunglasses and a very nice shirt, talking on cell phone while driving, says "Ciao", hangs up, changes lanes abruptly. They drive through a run down suburb populated mostly by olive-skinned people with black hair. They drive towards the mountains. The sunlight is dazzling. The landscape is hilly and dry. The car is a BMW 3-series.

Observer A: that must be Italy
Observer B: no, the buildings are new. It is California.
#italy #dysfunctional #wine #not germany #stylish #foodies #broke
by scoobiedoohoopdiedoodle July 09, 2012
I know you've seen the ads- your travel agent or that university recruiter has filled your head with images of beaches, palm trees, forests and a night life that's second to none. You need to ask yourself one question: why would they put so much effort into creating that image? Do you know of any other state that is so heavily marketed as a place you should go other than California?

Thought so.

The culture here is defined by belligerence, ignorance, narcissism, and apathy. If you ever leave the big cities, be prepared to be surrounded by inbred, racist/sexist, psycho-christian hillbillies. You heard me right- there are massive amounts of trailer trash hicks everywhere you go, they've just become good at hiding it.

And while you're stuck on the 10, 101, 215, 91, or the 60 Freeways with a raised up Bro-truck tailgating you all the way to work, surrounded by industry, warehouses, smog, boarded up buildings, graffiti, and strip malls, you will attempt to replace what you are actually seeing with what you *thought* you should be seeing.

California is a LIE. It's a dreamworld that doesn't exist. Oh, and trying to find a job here is next to impossible. Right now, we have the highest unemployment. Same thing with teen pregnancy rates.

Yeah, I'm some asshole on the internet, but I'd give anything to save another person out there who reads this the time, toil, trouble, and inevitable misery that will come from believing the "California Dream".
Palm trees and beaches? My apartment got broken into 3 times, that pot-bellied, white, middle-aged douchebag broke a window on my car because i asked him to quiet down in the theatre, and I now have lung cancer from the smog.

Thanks California!
#ghetto #arrogant #lie #deception #ca #cali #california #white trash #unemployment #hick #hillbilly #bro #bro-ho
by Ihateithere October 24, 2009
A mythical land depicted in movies, television shows, and other fictional works of the middle 20th century. Seems to have been located in upper Latin America. Was peopled by exuberant, attractive "white persons," a type thought once to have been widespread in the area.

California was consistently represented as prosperous, but this is strictly notional. Present-day inhabitants of the area have found it to be without economic resources.

Compare "Shangri-La."
He: California was so nice. Too bad it never really existed.
She: -- Are you sure?
He: ... Pretty sure.
#west coast #los angeles #san diego #bay area #orange county
by John Bonaccorsi February 12, 2009
1. Bad decision making, to the point of financial collapse
2. To declare bankruptcy
3. A complete misuse of resources, even while having more resources than others
Jerry, despite making $1 million a year, was so California, that he had to sell himself on the streets to make ends meet.
#state #broke #poor #dumb #rich
by Just the facts ma'am April 29, 2013
Not a bad state people might think we are, there are no hippies unless you count haight street. We might have liberals but not a lot of them and we don't have muthafucking communists.And not everybody is rich in California hell including me, go to Bayview's Hunters Point and you'll see just how ghetto California can be you dumbasses. So to all of you dumbasses who hate on Cali and have either been here or not pull your head outta your ass. FUCKING LOSERS
Chantal: Don't you just love California
Nikki: Cali is my home state so nebody dissin it better knock that shit off. hehe
#stfu #awesome #sweet #gorgeous #beautful
by MzChani May 04, 2007
I live in California. I don't surf, I hate rap music, I went to LA once, and it sucked, Hollywood is overrated, the weather is NOT perfect, I only went to the beach once in my life and I hated it, YES, the governor sucks, no, not all the people are "hot" (thats total bullshit. People always say the people are ALL hot whenever they write a definition about their state.), the schools were good until Arnold(governor) went and took all the money; there are hicks here, there are PLENTY of stupid people, but an equal amount of intelligent people as well, I have lived here all my life, and have only felt two earthquakes, and California isn't going to sink into the ocean anytime soon. However, if you look past all this, California really isn't all that bad of a place to live. It just takes the most shit from other states.
Just a state with lots of people and a dumb governor.
a state that will break apart & sink in the ocean not too long from now.
hey did you hear about california? it sunk!

hahaa. good thing i live in michigan. bitchesss.
#sunk #sink #destroyed #gone #poof
by beautyyyy9 July 28, 2009
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