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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Only in Hollywood (1/31/06 Edition)

So, about 3:30 today this note from our receptionist hits my email: And just when things started quieting down, Crazy Half-Naked Dancing Girl is putting on a show out the North-West corner of the building. Even though she just put her pants back on, she is still grooving for your entertainment pleasure. Look for her dancing with 1st ammendment abandon on the corner of La Brea and Hollywood. And there really was this crazy chick dancing on the island at the southeast corner of Hollywood and La Brea, by the silver gazebo with the statues of Mae West, Dolores del Rio, Dorothy Dandridge and Anna Mae Wong. Don't flatter yourself, crazycakes. Unfortunately I did not have my camera on me. And our day had started so quietly with this announcement: First Amendment March is scheduled today at 4 p.m. in front of Hollywood and Highland (assembly). March begins at 6:15 p.m. Proceeds eastbound along Hollywood Boulevard to Cahuenga. Southbound on Cahuenga to Sunset. Ends with a rally in front of CNN Building. It is supposed to end between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Estimated attendance: 1,500. The permit application indicates that it will not require the entire street to be closed -- but please plan accordingly because of potential traffic impacts. In this case "please plan accordingly" means "plan on sitting in gridlock and arriving home tired, pissed and way later than normal, peons". My favorite part: "potential" traffic impacts. You think??? Oh, and thanks for the warning (which we got this morning). This is why I walk all over this town rather than get the car out, why I have such an aversion to driving anywhere these days. In addition to the poorly timed march, when I was at Virgin Megastore today (to get this) it looked like they were starting to set up for an event at the Chinese or Kodak. Unless there are celebrities involved with the march, in which case they may have been setting up to keep them safe from riff-raff cooties. I like to think it's a separate event. Limo gridlock! Just another Tuesday in Tinseltown. Embrace it, because if you don't laugh, you'll cry. Of course, that's easy for me to say. I don't have to drive home.

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