Three Years Ago Today: We’re having a huge number of fires. In the past few days LA has been even more smoggy than normal. I was at the Gelson’s in North Hollywood a few hours ago, and took the above picture, facing North. Looks like a nuclear bomb went off. Here’s a map that shows […]
Note the use of actual human teeth. You can purchase one for yourself (or the children) from Etsy, here. Show them how you really feel.
Velociraptor has actually put together a really cool timeline of Crayola Crayons from 1903 until the present. To create the chart, Velo gently scraped Wikipedia’s list of Crayola colors, corrected a few hues, and added the standard 16-count School Crayon box available in 1935. Except for the dayglow-ski-jacket-inspired burst of neon magentas at the […]
From YouTube: A small trip down memory lane using vintage footage of the city of Angels in the late 40s – early 50s with some Miles Davis music as backdrop culminating in the red witch hunt of the era trying to convey a period feel (J. Edgar Hoover and Bertolt Brecht can be seen testifying […]
This all started when I realized that Sherman had stopped wagging his tail at me. I’ve noticed it for a long time—at least a few years—but tried not to take it personally. He’s gotten used to me. What the Hell, I’m just the guy who feeds him, walks him, and pays for his often very expensive trips to the vet.
The always-wonderful James Lileks has a great write-up on The Gobbler, a retro-futurisitc hotel/restaurant/club, shaped like a turkey, in rural Wisconsin. It was torn down over twenty years ago.