Cross-Dressing Japanese YouTube Music: Only in a California Governor’s Race

Truth is stranger than fiction, and this is proof: a Meg Whitman staffer retweeted an endorsement link. Only Twitter’s 140 character limit cut off the last character of the URL, leading readers not to a message from a sheriff–but to a Japanese man in pink tutu and lingerie playing the bass. “Huh?” you ask. Me too. Let the video speak for itself. >> Link:¬†Whitman campaign … Continue reading Cross-Dressing Japanese YouTube Music: Only in a California Governor’s Race

Air Force One over Sepulveda

For all the traffic disruptions that President Obama’s visit to LA caused about two weeks ago, one of the cooler redeeming mementos of his visit I’ve come across is this shot of Air Force One landing at LAX (click on the picture for a huge high-resolution photograph): How cool would it have been to be traveling on Sepulveda, look up, and see Air Force One … Continue reading Air Force One over Sepulveda

“Wonder City of the West”

Since my previous post on the history of Los Angeles rail, I’ve become even more fascinated with the history of the city. A bit of digging around online led me to this installation of James A. Fitzpatrick’s Traveltalks: I must admit, I was unfamiliar with the Traveltalks series but have become intrigued. What was a look at the hot travel spots of the day has … Continue reading “Wonder City of the West”