Article Archive for February 2010

Guadalajara Jack and the Ghosts of the Spanish Kitchen
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 February 2010
Stats: 4,510 views and 1 Comment

What was it that made Fairfax a vortex of such characters? Was it the food, the bookstores, the music, or the presence of ghosts?

Remembering the 1980 Animalympics
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Posted in One Million Watts on 15 February 2010
Stats: 12,011 views and 3 Comments

What has become of the Kurt Wuffners of yesteryear? The Kit Mambos? What about that Asian duck who took home a gold in interbeast kung-fu gymnastics? He had style.

Things We Like: Floating Fish, Erudite Personal Ads and Zebra Crossings
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Posted in Things We Like on 13 February 2010
Stats: 3,712 views and 1 Comment

Why did the floating fish cross the road? Because they were late for a hot gas station date with a drooling psychopath. Trust us, it all makes sense in context.

Awesome Apple iPad Facts!
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 12 February 2010
Stats: 6,347 views and 1 Comment

The idea for the iPad came to Steve Jobs in a dream that featured Ricardo Montalban in a Jamba Juice uniform riding a unicycle while juggling Bea Arthur’s dentures.

Coffeehouse WiFi: Do’s and Don’ts
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Posted in Seattle on 11 February 2010
Stats: 3,562 views and 2 Comments

I have a dedicated home office, where lives a rustic Dell and two cats engaged in an endless screaming match. But if I actually want to get a lot of work done, I pack up and head to the nearest coffeehouse.

Life Goes On, And On: The Business of Making the Beatles Immortal
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Posted in One Million Watts on 10 February 2010
Stats: 7,377 views and 3 Comments

Sir Paul and Ringo understand the reality: The longevity of the Beatles requires innovation, and the boys will do what it takes to adapt their brand for survival.

Remembering Fairfax: Dachau Survivors, Bob Dylan and Falafel
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 9 February 2010
Stats: 20,546 views and 6 Comments

For about five years during the 1970s, a square mile of earth in Hollywood, CA., centered around North Fairfax Avenue between Beverly and Melrose, saw an amazing confluence of people passing through.

EPCOT, When It Sizzled
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 February 2010
Stats: 7,134 views and No Comments

Uncle Walt didn’t want a world’s fair-type theme park hinting at a possible future; he wanted to make the actual future, and to move people into it. But the world’s fair idea worked — at least for a while.

Things We Like: Magic Elbows and (Tiny) People Watching
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Posted in Things We Like on 6 February 2010
Stats: 3,165 views and No Comments

The next time you’re at Walmart, practicing your half-assed martial arts on an inch-high devil in a cheap costume, remember: It’s possible you’re being filmed.

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 5 February 2010
Stats: 4,392 views and 5 Comments

Life is full of disappointments. Some are the result of personal failures (bad relationships, not being good at sports) others are self-evident (drug addiction, “Ernest Goes to Jail”). Here are a few of mine.