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With those words, taken from his 1990 album Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics comedian and actor George Carlin took a stab at some of the moronic words used in our everyday language. Sadly, the entertainment world is a little less funny this morning as George Carlin died in Santa Monica on Sunday of heart failure. He was 71.
Over the years, Carlin was known for his racy humor and biting commentary on the world as he saw it. Many times he joked about his Irish-Catholic upbringing and corralled Christianity in with Islam and other religions claiming, “they all took... (more)
Santa Monica Festival-Revel with a Cause
The Santa Monica Festival presented by The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division, Community & Cultural Services Department, the Santa Monica Arts Commission, and the City of Santa Monica Environmental & Public Works Management Department was a huge success. The theme for this year’s festival was “Revel with a Cause.” The festival was held on May 10th at Clover Park in Santa Monica.
There are many events happening throughout the city for the entire family to enjoy. The Santa Monica Festival stands... (more)
Rockin’ on the Santa Monica Pier for Earth Day
Santa Monica-Thousands gathered on the Santa Monica Pier for the 3rd Annual Green Apple Festival. This event was part of massive eight city festival celebrating Earth Day. Musicians, speakers, non-profits and responsible corporate citizens converged on Sunday, April 20 at free festivals in cities across the nation as part of the 3rd Annual Green Apple Festival in partnership with the Earth Day Network, presented by Chase. Festivals were held in Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The... (more)
...transit system in centralized geographical area of Los Angeles. One may wait anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes for one of those orange and gray, or white, yellow and black buses to stop at the neighborhood stop and transport one to work in the downtown Los Angeles area, West L.A., Culver City, Santa Monica, or the Eastside. The inner city transportation system such as the Big Blue Bus, Culver City Bus Line, The DASH, and trains are on a different wave all together. These lines which have no with the affiliation widely used "M.T.A. and those in charge of the operation of these buses for the... (more)
...Insanity, genius and success aside, when did LA sell it’s soul, and to who?
These are the insane things that happen in my hometown that embarrass me to the point of pretending that there is a difference in the Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, etc. but it’s all the same and we know it. Still, I return from exotic and amazing locations to call the city of Angels, my home. There is a reason why little girls across America don’t dream of growing up and moving to Iowa. They come to LA chasing that dream and there is as ... (more)
On a quest to check out some of LA's best burgers, I found myself at The Counter in Santa Monica. Having heard how busy this restaurant gets, I had my dining group meet me at least half an hour before they opened. While waiting, a couple of us started chatting with two other customers who actually drove from Bakersfield just because they had a burger craving specifically at The Counter. After hearing that, my expectations shot through the roof. That's long drive just for a meat patty in a bun. Those burgers must be stellar.
Finally, the doors opened and we swarmed in. Before... (more)
Mike Simmons, a young musician who has played gigs all over the country, has stories to tell - lots of them. He gave me an opportunity to pick his brain. We met at Mary Hotchkiss Park, on 4th and Strand in Santa Monica, where Mike talked about living out of his car, playing at a topless lounge, and struggling to make it in L.A.TRIVIA:Favorite recent movie: A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.Favorite up-and-coming actors: Emile Hirsh, Shia LaBeouf.Favorite song: “Covered in Rain” (on Mayer’s Any Given Thursday).Fun local place to perform: The Knitting Factory in Hollywood.Phrase... (more)
Last week, I went on a morning job interview in Santa Monica. Unfortunately, it didn't quite go the way I would have liked, but that's how it goes sometimes. Feeling in a contemplative mood, I decided to forgo the usual freeway rush home and decided to take a more leisure drive along Pico Boulevard, heading East. Having not had breakfast and lunch time near approaching, I decided that if I saw any interesting hole in the wall restaurant along the way, I'd stop for food.
It seemed like I was driving for a long time and with my stomach grumbling, nothing was catching... (more)
...to pay, malpractice insurance to pay, office rent to pay, the surly secretary’s wages to pay; you’ve also got to shell out the pittance you pay the dyslexic file clerk, the car payment on the Lexus, the interest and late charges on the credit cards, and the spacerent on your Santa Monica abode. Not to mention the advertising on the bus stop and in the yellow pages that brought you this phone call in the first place. You’ve already calculated that you need to generate an average of $4,000 out of every phone call you take, even if it’s from your mother (who... (more)
...judge of character as I feel I am, I'm simply not going to meet a guy off of the internet by myself, at night. Why meet a guy from the internet at all? Because I always have room in my life for more interesting, cool and kind people and I'm friendly. I can't help it. Keeping it beachside (Santa Monica), we meet at Harvelle's. The place is a dive - a hot dive -- just how I like them. It's dark, it's seedy and it's small. There are black walls, red booths all along one side and across the extremely narrow room a bar with bar stools occupies the other. There is a small stage with a sheer,... (more)