Monday, February 27, 2006

Its raining...

It took me almost ninety minutes to get home tonight, rain you see, slows everything down in Los Angeles. No accidents were reported by the second rate traffic reporters on the all news and talk radio stations. Just tons of people on the road at the same time. Friday afternoon it took me an hour to get home from Burbank at two thirty in the afternoon. No accidents. The offramps for Crenshaw and La Brea were backed up at least half a mile. And the traffic south on La Cienaga was crawling to Rodeo. I think this town should get an award for being the most poorly planned city in the universe. The freeways cannot handle the amount of traffic they endure everyday. And the city streets are no better, with the traffic signals so badly timed as to make driving even half a mile an ordeal. When will this place get it together? When we have the Olympics again?
In the summer of 1984, the streets were the most driveable they have been since probably the 1930s. Most of the residents left town for fear of the crowds of foreigners that were going to invade, and almost all of the trucks made their deliveries after dark. Which cut down on a lot of the traffic on the freeways. Everyone who stayed was pleasantly surprised. The hookers were scooted away from Hollywood and Sunset Blvds., and went to Santa Monica Blvd. The Olympic events I went to had no traffic jams leading to the venues, and no large throngs of foreigners threatening the local populace. That was two weeks of peace on the roads. It was almost a town deserted.
I think Los Angeles is about to burst with people and cars, like an ugly zit. The town will be a giant puss wart on the face of the earth, pop, and get swallowed up by the oil underneath it. Then it will be like it was before anybody moved here and wanted to be close to movie stars or in the movies.

Where have I been...?

I know I have not posted any discarded items in a while. I'll get back to it soon.
I am posting a bunch of new drawings on my other blog, scottydrawings.blogspot.com
Check them out...

Friday, February 24, 2006

Palos Verdes


Here is a view of the Palos verdes cliffs to give you some peace of mind for the weekend. Let the waves wash over you as the sounds of the ocean flow through you and calm you after your rough drive to the office through the mean streets of Los Angeles.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Wide screen


Once everyone is watching videoes on their cellphones, you'll need more than one to see some movies, like Ben Hur...

Thursday, February 09, 2006

More ramblings...

I'll start posting new photos tomorrow or the next day. They won't be pictures of old furniture. I will produce a calender of the furniture pictures for next year, probably through CafePress. I also will make mugs and tee shirts and other items.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Wednesday morning...

Thinking of changing the title of this blog and the subject matter as well. Might turn into something I can use as a rickety soap box of what I think of the world in general,
and Los Angeles in particular. Which may happen this week. Keep watching this space for further developements....

Monday, February 06, 2006

another old philly photo...


Don't know if I already posted this or not, but here it is...looks to be a shot looking down Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum.
I did not get out to take more pictures of discarded furniture this past weekend, as I was fixing the bathroom sink, putting the finishing touches on the plastic pipes I picked up to replace the original metal pipes and making sure they were sealed. Tough job if you don't have a plumbers' licsense...I'm a cartoonist...