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Grup City – Coto de Caza

......Of Peter Pan, Grups and Coto d Caza

June 22, 2006

As the Coto de Caza board of directors controlled by Varo/Mezger/Hill continue to handle public safety as a Tar Baby, it is only appropriate to consider a tag line for Coto de Caza once Varo/Mezger/Hill accomplish their goal of turning Coto into a City.  The one that best describes the community is Grup City:

A Grup is, of course, someone who has failed to grow up. Intentionally. It is someone who has not just failed to put away childish things, but is happily tossing them around. Similar to the images conveyed by Michael Jackson’s Peter Pan,  and perhaps to make it more appealing to the masses, New York magazine writer Adam Sternbergh came up with the term “Grup”:  In Sternbergh’s words, a Grup  “…. owns eleven pairs of sneakers, hasn’t worn anything but jeans in a year, and won’t shut up about the latest Death Cab for Cutie CD. But he is no kid. He is among the ascendant breed of grown-up who has redefined adulthood as we once knew it and killed off the generation gap”

 

Grup is taken from the Star Trek episode in which Captain Kirk and the crew land on a planet populated and run by children, without adults. The children call the crew “Grups”, a shortening of “grown-ups”. All the grown-ups have died from a virus that kills adults and also slows the ageing process.

 

A similar virus is now affecting Coto de Caza. You need only look around you. Here’s a really bad case of Gruppery:  First the infamous Scott Dunlop’s Orange County Desperate Housewives, then an assault with a deadly weapon, followed by the illegal pairwise bicycle riding in rush hour traffic, and the number of CHP citations issued to those aged 50 years and older being the same as the ones issued to kids 17 years and younger.  Since by definition, Grups, are  those 40-year-olds and under who are pulling off not growing up, and could be the first generation in America to not be forced into adulthood, seems like Coto de Caza’s fascination with youth is pushing the age limit to 50 years+!

 

We challenge CotoBuzz readers to come up with a better suited name for the City of Coto than Coto the Caza, The Grup City!

 

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