Category Archives: LA Customs

Cultural Similarities: LA and India

In my life I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to a lot of different countries and experience many different cultures. Then I arrived in LA where to the naked eye, it appears that there is a distinct lack of culture. … Continue reading

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Kids vs Parking Officers

Kids today are a train smash. Indulged by doting parents and told they are little gods, I look at the army of the entitled that are filling the ranks of children, tweens and teens and I wonder what the future … Continue reading

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What The Smurf Is Going On?

I have the utmost respect for anyone who gets a movie onto the screens here in the US. I really do. I’ve come close a couple of times, so I know the seemingly insurmountable challenge of getting one over the … Continue reading

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Has The Attack Of The Robots Begun?

If you were a robot, what’s the best version you could build of yourself to conquer the humans? A tank? A Transformers-like giant machine? A nano-tech that would get inside a person and attack from within? All wrong. The ultimate … Continue reading

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Celebrity Sightings Of The Most Embarrassing Kind

Stories of spotting famous people in LA is the equivalent of trading baseball cards or scented erasers in the playground at school. Everyone has a story of a person that they’ve met and they tell the tales with a kind … Continue reading

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Drivin’ Through The ‘Hood For Louisiana Fried Chicken

I have been wanting to go to south LA ever since I got here. Before that even. Back when I was in college and I was listening to Snoop Dogg and NWA. I wanted to see what it was like … Continue reading

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A Small, Bitter LA Victory

I’m driving into Century City Mall and pull up to the parking ticket dispenser. I punch the green button to get a parking chit. As the dot matrix printer inside whirls into life, the machine’s LED message window informs me … Continue reading

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