Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Stone Lady

Try creating this with random little river rocks in your garden. I have a feeling there's some Photoshopping done here, but even then, it is quite possible with just the right rocks. As for the face, well, I'd say a little painting would do.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Six-Minute Drive Through Uptown L.A. Circa 1940s

I love this amazing video of A Drive Through Bunker Hill and Downtown Los Angeles, ca. 1940s. Unfortunately, there is no sound, but it is simply amazing to see an actual LIVE Los Angeles through this video recording. Look at those cool buildings and apartments, the cars, the people walking by.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pink Slime Nuggets Rejected, Ok'd By Schools

"Pink slime -- that ammonia-treated meat in a bright Pepto-bismol shade -- may have been rejected by fast food joints like McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King, but is being brought in by the tons for the nation's school lunch program.

Custer and microbiologist Gerald Zernstein concluded in a study that the trimmings are a "high risk product," but Zernstein tells The Daily that "scientists in D.C. were pressured to approve this stuff with minimal safety approval" under President George H.W. Bush's administration."

Oh, thank you George W. for the massive deregulations on so many things set in place under your administration, and made very difficult to re-regulate. Bastards.

How can we feed our kids this crap? It's bad enough the recent GOP-pushed Congress decided to make the pasta sauce on pizza and a french fry a vegetable, but now this cancerous crap that even disgusting fast food won't take (probably because of the exposure leaked recently)?

My son's school district isn't accepting this crap, they have the 'Chef' style cafeteria where the Chefs cook in a more nutritious way. But my daughter's school might possibly accept it, but luckily I'm transferring her out after this school year.

Read the rest of the story HERE

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Guns'N'Roses @Hollywood Palladium

I got a last minute chance to see Guns 'N' Roses perform in Hollywood this past Friday March 9, 2012. The most recent concert I've seen here at the Palladium would have been Morrissey, some couple of years ago. I think he was the last performer before the shutdown for a remodel. Anyways, this was an interesting concert to say the least. We lined up, and right before we went in, decided to have a few drinks across the street at The Well. Why? They told us some bands would be performing til around 10:30pm or so, and it was just past 9pm. After a few drinks and feeling fuzzy, we headed back over and got in quickly. The final cover band was still playing, don't have a clue as to who or what, but it was a weird mix off death metal, heavy metal, traditional rock and Maroon 5 (LOL).

Anyways, to make a long story short... G'N'R did not show up until AFTER MIDNIGHT! But I have to say, Axel Rose certianly still has it. He was spot on with all the music. All the music sounded great. I was also told that the only original WAS Axel Rose. Regardless, the band played awesome. The young wanna-be Slash was very cool on the guitars, even smiling when we were flipping him off! But it was a good flipping off too, as we bobbed our heads to 'Sweet Child Of Mine'.

This last part I could not believe, we all felt very tired so I decided to look at my watch (yeah, I still wear one). It was 3:50AM! What the hell? Who in their right mind plays so late? There were people sitting and sleeping along the halls and walls all along the inside of the Palladium. We waited til about 4am, thinking that was the last song, but NO, another one came on. We couldn't take it... I wonder when did it actually finish? My goodness.

I managed a few VERY crappy snaps from my cheap Samsung Intensity old ass phone:

In the end, not too bad a show. Even Charlie Sheen was there enjoying himself (Paparazzi, F*ck off and leave him alone). But I think the $100+ tickets were just a tad bit too much, not to mention $14 beers! (The large cup that is).

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Conspiracy Corner

"Anyone care for any chips?"


Friday, March 9, 2012

Pomona ArtWalk This Saturday March 10!

"I got me a car, it's as big as a whale
and we're headin' on down
To the ArtWalk.
I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20
So come on and bring your jukebox money
The ArtWalk is a little old place where we can get together"

Cheesy, aren't I? Anyways, for those who know... GO!

For those who don't, here's a printable HANDY-DANDY MAP of Pomona's ArtWalk Galleries.

You'll probably find me @Joey's BBQ or Acerogami Bar at the end of the night... possibly DBA256 winebar if it's not a DJ/HipHop night. See ya'll there!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mass UFO Sightings

If you can access international TV channels, you would know that all over the world reports of UFO sightings are coming in like crazy. I have my theories on this, but won't dwell on them right now. Check this out and judge for yourselves.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Gas Prices & Fox News

It's amazing how Fox News is blaming Obama for the high gas prices. Now I'm assuming most of you are somewhat smart, so I know you're aware Fox News is nothing but a mouthpiece for the super rich extreme right and mega corporations. But these clips during 2008, the W. Bush years, about the same time as now, they are saying the president has no control over gas prices, it's a market thing, it's other causes and are even trying to help you learn to conserve energy. LOL

Flash forward to now, it's Obama's fault.

We can find millions of things this fake news network brings, but this one is kinda funny since we're all feeling the pain...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Covina's 1st ArtWalk Coming In April!

Now blogging for approximately 3 years, representing the eastside of Downtown Los Angeles county all the way to Mills/Claremont Ave (County Line) and of course, other strange places when possible (LOL), I am always excited when anything Art and Community happens to any local town! So you know how happy I am to hear about Covina joining in the Art game now and am proud to let ya'll know about this (if you haven't heard).

Good'ol City of Covina will be hosting an ArtWalk once a month, similar to Pomona's 2nd Saturday, but this time it will be every 1st Saturday of the month! It will all begin on APRIL 7th, 2012 3pm-7pm. The appropriate name is the CITRUS ARTWALK, so be sure to check it out. Now we have 2 major local ArtWalks in a month, and if you throw in Claremont's 1st Friday, it truly is 3! This is an awesome way to begin every month of the year. I'm so excited, as these are all close to me off the 10 freeway!

To find out more, you can visit them on

On a personal note and rant: Pomona, seriously, you still want to start charging for parking when you're not even halfway to a 'Pasadena'? I don't care if it's just $1-2, you're scaring away art lovers, good people, and are going to be left with the club goers and nothing else (local businesses that aren't 'clubs' will suffer even more). I'd wait another year minimally before approaching the topic again. Now other cities 'Old Towns' are picking up on ArtWalks... even La Puente experimented with an 'ArtWalk' last week. Pomona, I suggest you not let the 'parking fees' being floated around the VPD and City Council make your art crowd go away to nearby towns this early. I get you, I do, but just not yet. Hopefully this 'parking fee' isn't official yet... but according to my buds over at M-M-M-My Pomona, it looks like a mostly done deal, awaiting final City Council decision, which if approved, can begin as early as April 1.