One thing important about Palo Alto was the Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School graffiti epidemic. For almost a month, there was vandalism every day. It got to the point where someone wrote "JLS- Columbine 2," and the school administrators decided to take action. It was a ridiculous event, because all of the kids who were involved were suspended- even if they didn't write anything. There were three news articles about the event; all were inaccurate to some extent. It was also on the news. The news articles were extreme bullshit.
For example, "One boy was handcuffed on campus and taken into custody, but the other students were not arrested and the boy was later released." This DID NOT happen!
Another example,“'They were nerds, without a doubt,'” the parent said. 'They are pretty regular-looking cast. ... They are not even on the fringes of bad.'" These kids were NOT nerds. They were fuckin badass.
Pipe cleaner figurine men that can be found superglued about everwhere- overpasses, parks, churches, creeks, and schools. Their organizations token phrase is, "Who are these men? And why are they in Palo Alto?" Group leaders have said that anyone is welcome to glue these dandy men throughout town.
The best park in Palo Alto is Mitchell Park. This area is where most of the ghettoist Palo Alto bitches n hoes can be found- ya heard?! Damnn straight! It also has dances where little 7th grade skanks think they can wear too much eyeliner, dress in abercrombie tanks and jean miniskirts, and dance suggestively.
Kids in Palo Alto often say "hella sketch," "cool," "aite," and "sexy."
East of Palo Alto, there is a city called, "East Palo Alto," which, at one point, had the highest murder rate in the United Stated. EPA kids keep it ghetto wit dere cartoon backbacks, Applebottom jeans, and RocaWear.
"Cool" Palo Alto Parent: "Damnn that guy's hella sketch."
Mitchell Park Dance Girl: "OMG I lyk luv abercrombie, and have lyk a million of their jean miniskirts-- just lyk all the other Mitchell Park Dance girls!! LOLz!!"
MMM: "I like eggs. Anarchy!"
C-HAN: "The PAPCM Associaton (Palo Alto Pipe Cleaner Men Association) is the coolest thing ever! I love them!"
PG, JS, and CH: "WALGREENS IS THE BEST! Aww mayn, C------- is the coolest girl ever wit her grill and all."
Beezy: "CLANCY's MY BFF!"
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"At least one of the taggers was a girl, Cox said."- Palo Alto Weekly
Paper: "yay! thats me MUAHAHA no seriously hahahahaha I can't stop laughing
look, see for your self! it has it's own paragraph! hahaha
why is it so funny?? well it's cause it's so random, it has like nothing to do with anything, it's like, the most sexist thing I've heard all year!"
Palo Alto has a liberal atmosphere and Republicans are pretty much persecuted, but the town members tend to vote conservatively because when it comes down to it, they want to keep their money.
Palo Alto is home to two high schools: Palo Alto High School (north side, informally known as Paly) and Henry M. Gunn High School (south side, informally known as Gunn). Paly is located close to Stanford (across El Camino Real) and is ranked 199th on the Newsweek list of best public high schools. Gunn is ranked 50th.
Goddamn, Stanford Shopping Center is expensive.
2. A kickass song by Radiohead, probably about the same town.
2. "In a city of the future, it is difficult to concentrate. Meet the boss, meet the wife. Everybody's happy, everyone is made for life."- Radiohead
Palo Alto girl: "Im from Palo Alto, only the homeless people in my town wear polo."
Greenwhich girl: "I used to live in Palo Alto, then we sold are $2 million one room shack and bought a mansion in CT, funny huh!"
Palo Alto Guy: "I was thinking of driving down to LA to audition for that new Johnny Depp movie, but my Jag's in the shop I dont want to be seen driving around in my mom's porsch."
Palo Alto Guy #2: "How is Johnny doin these days."
Homeless person: "Please miss give me some spare change."
Palo Alto woman: "Im sorry all i have is a wallet full of $100's and seven visa black cards, will a $100 be alright?"
Homeless person: "I guess if thats the best you can do."
palo alto is materialistic. we really enjoy spending money, eating out and living large. there is a peaceful, tolerant, beautiful vibe in palo alto with a tinge of ignorance.
palo alto is not the ideal town for young people. nearly everyone who grows up here ends up leaving to seek out and discover the real world. they seek excitement and danger because they have lived their lives sheltered for so long with everything served on a silver platter.
you will usually see K-12 kids and middle-aged people walking the streets.
there exists a pestilent substance-abusing underground which many of the high schoolers who spend their parents' money on weed, alcohol, cocaine and ecstasy inhabit.
also, some kids growing up here hate this town.
gunn is extremely overrated. the students are more concerned with getting into a highly prestigious college, as if this guarantees high income. its quite a delusion that pervades gunn. academic achievement is valued over actual life-learning. the GPA matters more than your actual skills! that is why many people ive talked to say they absolutely hate gunn, and i've had a damaging experience there as well.
friend in L.A. : "dude, you're from palo alto."