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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Off the record, on the QT, and very..hush..hush.

We've been watching alot of LA crime / film noir movies, like Kansas City Confidential, LA Confidential, (I just realized how rediculous that sounds), and Mulhullan Falls Confidential. Lots of good shots of Los Angeles, lots of smoking, lots of fast talking and sexual innuendo, and finally lots of knocking people out from behind with those black rubber things. Anyway, all great movies, Chinatown is next.

I've done some reading on the history of the LAPD and there's a reason organized crime never made as big here as is was in Chicago and New York. In the 20's police chief Vollmer created a "Crime Crushers Division", in the 70s the LAPD became notorious for routinely using chokeholds for any reason (by the time this policy was stopped after 15 people died), and we all saw what happened to Rodney King. These dudes are pretty serious. But you know what's not serious, Hollywood!

We took a walk around Hollywood on Friday. When we parked and got out of our rented Focus, we realized we were right by Paramount Studios. Yawn. We still haven't seen the Hollywood sign. Apparently it's hard to see. Which is why we haven't seen it.

Also, I figured out where that $11 goes every time someone sees Harry Potter 3:


  • You can see the Hollywood sign from the complex at Hollywood and Highland. Or you can drive to Griffith Observatory (closed because the most recent scientific exhibit was from 1953 and talked about how processed food was the way of the future) and there's a fantastic view from there.

    The back side of the sign is all tagged up, by the way. You can see it if you go hiking in Griffith Park (though I would think you'd want to wait until this ridiculous weather stops).

    By Anonymous Dave the Ubergeek, at January 02, 2006  

  • I needs my Piggy back. I'll pay anything!

    By Blogger Scott, at January 03, 2006  

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