pbump asked: You were in fucking jazz band?
The thing which sets off the American from all other men, and gives a peculiar...– H.L. Mencken, on the fundamental aspect of American character, 1920.
“They are complex entertainment spectacles that do not translate well online because they require context, which our award-winning production team will provide for the large primetime audiences that gather together to watch them.” - NBC spokesman “Those kids don’t look sick!” - Meredith Vieira
Wow. And what’s up with the soccer with the blindfolds?
Hello, little organism different from myself. I will now make noises that I...– “Desperately Seeking Mitt.” — Wells Tower, GQ (via longreads)
Malibu Councilman Skylar Peak sent for psychiatric... →
Previously the subject of this puff piece in the Los Angeles Times, surfer Skylar Peak apparently tried to shiv a security guard at a mall. In his defense, Peak argued, “a security guard with weapons should not be chasing someone in plain sight wearing a Speedo.”
"Fire Clouds" over Los Angeles →
If you ever wondered what an actual "citizen's... →
“Arrest” really just means to detain someone on suspicion that the person committed a crime. The guy who pulled the alleged gropist off the train and stood over him on the platform, that’s what he was doing.
Los Angeles Taco Meats, in Order
22. Tripa 21. Molleja 20. Lengua 19. Cabeza 18. Calamari 17. Tofu 16. Soyrizo 15. Pollo 14. Pescado 13. Camarón 12. Chicharrón 11. Papa 10. Cochinita pibil 9. Al pastor 8. Mole poblano 7. Carne asada 6. Carnitas 5. Pork belly 4. Suadero 3. Korean short rib 2. Buche 1. Birria
LAUGHTER may be the best medicine, but it can be hell on prosthetic dentistry....– NY Daily News.
"Melee breaks out" between LAPD and Occupy... →
On the Virtue of Brevity in Email
Our use of the Internet not only reconfigures the wiring of our brains, as a new study shows almost every week now. It’s also changing our moral code, specifically as that code is reflected in etiquette, and more specifically the etiquette of personal communication. There are now rules of email. And those rules expose a generation gap. Long emails are, more frequently than not, the worst....
20 Ways to Pose for Photos at the LACMA Rock →
No man has earned the right to ambition until he has learned to lay his course...– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (Read this last night and promptly lost it.)
Another possible leak: Did Senator Patrick Leahy,... →
Does a weirdly-timed speech equal some kind of lobbying based on inside information?
Why the leak to CBS, regarding the Supreme Court's... →
Summary: someone in the highest court is trying to malign the reputation of the Chief Justice.