Saturday, June 4, 2011

No Point In ...

being a slob if you don't horrifydisgust others.

On The Other Hand ...

This will cleanse (not really the exact word, but ...) your palate & reduce any desires motivated by the previous item. From laist.
Here to make your Saturday more absurd is a video lunch by the legendary Los Angeles public access personality, Francine Dancer. Fair warning to the modest or underage, she shows a lot of tush during these exuberant dance sequences. Despite her clear display of dexterity Ms. Dancer was often seen wheelchair-ing around Hollywood when not in the studio making variety show history.
We dunno from "legendary," but we've seen her wandering the streets (& riding the buses, which was irksome in that the delay to get a wheelchair w/ rider on board is completely pointless in her case) in her wheelchair, most recently in Santa Monica, as well as in Hollywood, & found ourself on the receiving end of her conversation once or twice in the last 20-odd yrs.

P.S.: Don't think you need to watch any or much of it. We'd actually advise against it.

Perfectly Safe For Work

Because there is nothing shameful about humanoid breasts.Is Franco spinning in his grave?

As Promised

Finally:You bet your sweet ass we must quibble: The landing didn't look too soft, although we'll presume that an actual humanoid might be able to exercise some control over it.

And the "Martin Jetpack" logo is a bit on the fascist side, wouldn't you say?

Original research performed by the House of Anti-McGravitas.

Friday, June 3, 2011

James Arness, Last (Maybe) Of His Kind

Last or so of the kind of WWII vets who took their GI Bill money & attended the Pasadena Playhouse to study acting or meet girls, that is. Memory fades, & it's probably too big a concept to search easily, but several future show biz names (if not want-to-be actors) decided to take courses at the Playhouse to meet actresses. ('Cause we all know what actresses are like.)

Not that Mr. Arness himself went there to meet dames, mind you.
After an honorable discharge from the Army, Mr. Arness used the GI Bill to join the acting program where he was discovered by an agent.
Ah, an example:
INSIDE LA STAGE HISTORY…When US Marine Sgt. Hugh O’Brian was discharged onto the streets of LA after WWII, he decided he liked having danced with starlets at the wartime Hollywood Canteen so much, he wanted to be around them fulltime. Wanting to take advantage of his GI Bill to study acting, he discovered there were only two places he could go to get a degree: the Pasadena Playhouse and Los Angeles City College.* “Hell, City College was a lot cheaper so that’s where I went,” recalled O’Brian.
*Known to local cognoscenti as "The University of Vermont."
LACC was founded in 1929 on Vermont Ave. on the site that was formerly the campus of UCLA.

Sony All Baloney

Here's a good one: Big Show Bidnis, helpless pitiful giant that can't help itself w/o interference from the nanny state:
The news came the same day that Sony brought the Sony PlayStation store back online after a separate massive hack, and appeared on Capitol Hill to say there was no "clear evidence" that hackers accessed credit card information on its PlayStation Network. The company, however, said it and other tech companies are vulnerable to future attacks absent any action from Congress.
No computing expert we, but wouldn't this sort of activity be less harmful if companies like Sony encrypted the apparently-quite-easy-to-obtain info of its customers?

Just what action can Congress take, besides mumbling something about the Internet being a series of tubes through which trucks are driven?

Dep't. Of Amplification

"Natural" light.
"Flash" light.
For Weird Dave, guy under the bldgs., per the Steely Dan cover.

Daily Obligatory Nothing

Here are buildings,
as we've nothing worth typing about anything.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ministry Of Truth

There being no discernible future, wallow in the past w/ the Academy™®©'s web pp. on WWII & get hep to how Hollywood won the war.
Original title: Saludos Maricónes

Junior Anti-Sex & Liberals League

No sex please, Ben has issues.

Right Again

We've always known that no matter what hippies whine, unprocessed food is no good & will kill.

Proof positive. We will not be eating anything not enclosed in a can or frozen pkg. for the foreseeable future.

Indeed, we removed the "lettuce" from the Ralphs Monster Sandwich of which we just had a half.

Found A Picture

Per suggestion in comments below.

Thursday Or Something ...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

E-Mail

Rec'd.:
Hi

I wanted to give you and the readers of Just Another Blog From L.A. some exciting info about a casual gaming and digital commerce portal launching today on HSN.com. HSN has created a gaming platform that combines eCommerce, casual games and social features.... all in one screen. The games are FREE to play -- and you can win prizes!  I've put together this micro-site with all sorts of images, info, and videos. Please feel free to share the news with your readers and use any of the assets on this site:

http://hsn-arcade.com

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. If you can post or tweet about this exciting initiative, please send me the link so I can share it with the team.

Thanks so much,

Chris

--
Chris Dunn
HSN Arcade
And answered:
Do any of you morons w/ advertising scams ever read the weblogs you try to place your crap on?

We despise commerce, capitalism & gambling (What a colossal rip-off!) at Just Another Blog (From L.A.) & people like you who whore yourselves for the capitalist parasites who steal your admittedly worthless work are beneath contempt.

By the way, do the people at the real Home Shopping Network know you're using their corporate identity?

Hoping that you & everyone like you dies in a fire, & soon,
M. Bouffant

"Rep." Weiner?

Time for a betting pool: When will someone whack a bit of long term attention span into Mr. Breitbart's head? If you're going to bet on who might do it, put us at the top. (Hey, just a bus ride to Breitbart's wife's house.)

Listen to the smear at work: "Young girls, relationships ... yada ... even younger ..."See also. Coincidence? Hah!

Original offense not available on CNN:
However (0145PDT 1 June 2011):

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

There Oughta Be A Law?  There Is!

The Flag Code.

Sleepwalking Towards Bethlehem:
Neither Bang Nor Whimper, Just A Gurgle As The Body Consumes Itself

Essentially over, no matter how it happens, but let's face it: Commodity speculators adding to their millions is much more important than human lives.
The average price of staple foods will more than double in the next 20 years, leading to an unprecedented reversal in human development, Oxfam has warned.

The world's poorest people, who spend up to 80% of their income on food, will be hit hardest according to the charity. It said the world is entering an era of permanent food crisis, which is likely to be accompanied by political unrest and will require radical reform of the international food system.

Research to be published on Wednesday forecasts international prices of staples such as maize could rise by as much as 180% by 2030, with half of that rise due to the impacts of climate change.

After decades of steady decline in the number of hungry people around the world, the numbers are rapidly increasing as demand outpaces food production. The average growth rate in agricultural yields has almost halved since 1990 and is set to decline to a fraction of 1% in the next decade.

A devastating combination of factors – climate change, depleting natural resources, a global scramble for land and water, the rush to turn food into biofuels, a growing global population, and changing diets – have created the conditions for an increase in deep poverty.

"We are sleepwalking towards an age of avoidable crisis," Oxfam's chief executive, Barbara Stocking, said. "One in seven people on the planet go hungry every day despite the fact that the world is capable of feeding everyone. The food system must be overhauled."

Oxfam called on the prime minister, David Cameron, and other G20 leaders to agree new rules to govern food markets. It wants greater regulation of commodities markets to contain volatility in prices.

It said global food reserves must be urgently increased and western governments must end biofuels policies that divert food to fuel for cars. It attacked excessive corporate concentration in the food sector, particularly in grain trading and in seed and agrochemicals.

The Oxfam report followed warnings from the UN last week that food prices are likely to hit new highs in the next few weeks, triggering unrest in developing countries. The average global price of cereals jumped by 71% to a new record in the year to April last month.

Drought in the major crop-growing areas of Europe and intense rain and tornadoes in the US have led to fears of shortfalls in this year's crops.

The World Bank warned last month that rising food prices have pushed 44 million people into poverty since last June.
If intelligent life exists anywhere (Based on what we know of this planet, not bloody likely.) at least they'll get a few good laughs from examining the historical & archaeological record of what will soon be a planet of cockroaches & speculators fighting to the death for the remaining organic compounds.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Big Damn Surprise:
You're (Still) Being Lied To (Again)

Fucking sheep:
If you've long suspected that the "mahi-mahi" on your plate may really be yellowtail, you now have science on your side: Researchers with the non-profit group Oceana have harnessed the power of forensic science to confirm that as much as half of all seafood sold in the U.S. is mislabeled.

"Results from our DNA lab show that about half the time the fish you are eating is not the species listed on the menu," said DNA tester William Gergits. The group accuses the industry of "seafood fraud," and is calling on the federal government to step in to more tightly regulate fisheries and related businesses.

Oceana's announcement follows a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office recommending improvements to government oversight of imported fish.

Oceana dispatched scientists to check over a thousand fish samples across the country, and found what it calls "disturbingly widespread" fraud.

Yesterday's BBQ Today

Beat the crowds:
Limo ride.
Windy day.
Two-person job.
Conclusion: Charcoaled stuff better than results previously obtained w/ the old rusted out propane grill.

Mickey D, WTF?

Shot yesterday: THE FLAG isn't supposed to be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day, or the day before, & we're certain the deaths of Gil Scott-Heron or the other recently croaked celeb have not been declared national days of mourning, so what 's the deal?
We do know damn well that no other flag is to be displayed above THE FLAG , half-staff or no. (Note which pole is highest!) Especially not the MacDonald's flag, f'r cryin' out loud! Why does this franchiser hate America, & would we be justified in burning his or her dump down?

Memorial Day Reminder

Memorial Day: It's for those killed in war!

The hell w/ living veterans, they have a day in November.

Stop It!

Not funny any more.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rite Of Spring

98th Anniversary of the debut. Didn't know/remember/connect that the Théâtre des Champs-élysées, where the controversy & outrage happened, was the same venue where we saw The Who crank through Tommy in 1970.

Here's TintinCarlEsa-Peka Salonen leading a few bars of The Rite.

Today's Item

Another fucking prowl car parked in front of another fucking Ralphs. Will anything even slightly interesting, let alone novel, ever happen again?