Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Site Meter

I love it too. Here's to today's reader from Hunan, Fujian!
Yeah, international, baby!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Al Gore is a Mensch

Hey may have been cheated out of the presidency by a corrupt old boys club, but he's got my vote for being a good human being.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Apple 2 Forever?

Is it a Xanadu or Bonnie Tyler rip off? Whichever, it's brilliant. Listen.

Monday, February 19, 2007

The Village Idiot

We started out this Presidents Day with the thought of finally trying Square One in Los Feliz, directly across from the Scientology Center, which used to be Cedars of Lebanon Hospital where I was born, my mother was born and my father was born. Well, it was closed. Again. It's website says open 7 days a week, 8-4. Don't believe it.

Well, I definitely still want to try there, we, instead, went to what was open and new, the Village Idiot (formerly Chianti) on Melrose. The room was cool, the windows great (though, the sun was a bit relentless -- some shades won't go astray) and the food delish.

We had the shrip/scallion fritters to start. Delish!

Carl had the pub burger which was a tad dry for my liking but he liked it and I had the fish n chips, which were delish. The hand cut fries were tasty, soft n hard where they should be and altogether outstanding.

Serivce was great.

We will be back to the Idiot!

Crocodile Hunter Meets Ross

Damn this is funny. Pineapple!

Haggis

"And as for the haggis, of which lung is an essential albeit minor component, I refer you to the old joke about the man who, upon tasting the dish for the first time, remarked, 'First I thought I had taken a big bite of dung, and then I wished that I had.'"

As usual, Jonathan Gold nails it.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Slow Posting

I'm slammed with work. Normal blogging will resume when global warming has come to its natural conclusion. Pray for us.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sing Out, Louise

LAist celebrates America daily with the national anthem and now they're blazing a new trail. Watch it.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Barriers Broken

The first professional NBA player, John Amaechi, has come out of the closet. Good for him, good for sports, good for the country.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Down By the Riverside

An old peace song performed by Sister Rosetta Tharpe (again via Taylor Hicks blog)


Embedding prohibited. Watch and enjoy.

Soul!

Via Taylor Hicks' blog (I know!)


L.A.'s Main Street

A lot of people might argue that L.A.'s main street is Wilshire Blvd. I might even believe it, but at the same time, it could be Sunset Blvd. Certainly, it travels the same distance, through many of the same neighborhoods and crosses the city in almost every way conceivable. Still, Sunset is evocative. Check out the Faces of Sunset. I think you'll agree.

Thursday, February 01, 2007