Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Quixote Courtyard

A courtyard type place inside Quixote Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

Marzipan's Answering Machine (flash)

The latest in the series (rated PG).

Friday, February 24, 2006

Cosmic Pizza Alien

Alien at Cosmic Pizza (AKA Nova Express) on Fairfax.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Laugh Factory Stage

Laugh Factory stage.

Laugh Factory Sign

Laugh Factory sign at Laurel Ave. and Sunset Blvd.

Fake News: Bush Inks Irish Firm to Guard National Whiskey Reserve

The Bush Administration today angrily defended its controversial approval of the Irish company Donnybrook Lads Ltd. to oversee security at the National Strategic Whiskey Reserve in Lynchburg, TN, vowing to veto a new House bill that would force the two-man firm to undergo federal breathalizer testing.
During the rigorous 7 minute review process, both Seamus and Kevin gave us an express oral promise that they never touch the stuff, said White House Spokesman Scott McClelland. Well, maybe just a wee nip at wakes, and on All Saints Day.
Congressional postering on this issue plays into the worst anti-Irish stereotypes, added McClelland, who said that the security contract included a failsafe Designated Driver clause to keep the Irish firm away from sensitive whiskey truck keys.
We can reassure the American people that all Strategic Whiskey Reserve transportation and driving duties will be handled by highly-skilled elderly Koreans, said McClelland
(from Iowa Hawk).

Monday, February 20, 2006

Double Standard: Cartoons and Killing

Is there a view now that America is evil and that it's all right to condemn this country, its leaders and soldiers, but not offend those who have attacked it, who have killed 3,000 people here?
Muslim radicals flew commercial airlines into buildings here, beheaded innocent businessmen and a reporter in Iraq and put the tapes of the beheadings on the Internet, blew up Iraqi children at school, murdered teachers, beheaded schoolgirls attending a Christian school in Indonesia, killed American sailors in Yemen, slaughtered hundreds of children in Russia, fired rockets at schools in Israel, killed scores of commuters in Spain and England, murdered vacationers in Bali, attacked a missionary school in India and took hundreds hostage inside a theater in Moscow, with deadly results. Where was the Muslim outrage when all of this was going on? Did Muslims take to the streets to protest the carnage? No. But Danish newspapers print cartoons depicting Muhammad as a bomb-turbaned man and people are killed, embassies are burned. And what happens? Newspapers here (including the Sun-Times) don't print the cartoons. They tell us what's in the cartoons, but they don't print them.
Two editors of the Daily Illini at the University of Illinois who were brave enough to print the cartoons, alongside an article that explained the controversy, were suspended for their action. I don't understand this curious political correctness.
We've been treated to publications of pictures of beheadings and of American contractors burnt, dismembered and hanging from a bridge, yet newspapers can't reprint cartoons? Are we now so sensitive to our attackers that we are cowered by them? If so, we've become a nation of self-hate. More important, we have forgotten history
(from Chicago Sun-Times).


Clouds over Burbank, CA.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Google Friends Newsletter Error

Google has '2005' as the subject of their January 2006 newsletter. Yes, a small detail, but historically Google gets the details right. The newsletter goes to almost one-hundred thousand people. These people are ardent Google watchers, perhaps even stock-holders. Google stock has been going down. Just coincidence. Right?

Strongbad Email #144 (flash)

Strongbad narrates (rated PG).

Thursday, February 9, 2006

Bird of Paradise (flower)

Bird of Paradise - flower

Bird of Paradise in Burbank, CA.

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Lifeguard Truck & Tower

Lifeguard truck and tower in Santa Monica, CA..

Sunday, February 5, 2006

Danish cartoon that started a boycott of Danish milk products in Saudi Arabia

A political cartoon published in a Danish newspaper has sparked boycott of a Danish milk company's products in Saudi Arabia, and touched off demonstrations.

Friday, February 3, 2006

Samuel Jackson's Footprints

Samuel Jackson's footprints made January 30, 2006 at Grauman's.


'Come on feel the Illinoise' album cover at the Virgin Megastore.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Los Feliz

Los Feliz heading West.

Car Wash Sign

Car wash sign in Burbank, CA.

GM Training Center

General Motors Training Center in Burbank, CA.

Carson Daly & Kevin Nealon

Carson Daly and Kevin Nealon during an ad break.