Saturday, January 16, 2010

West Beverly High School

Beverly Hills students may soon be required to prove their residency
The school board has decided to expel those who have been lying about where they live under a plan to recertify every family in the 4,900-student district.
Carla Rivera, LA Times, 1/17/10

Sounds like Andrea Zuckerman, in Beverly Hills 90210.

From wiki:
Andrea was introduced early in season one as living with her parents in Van Nuys, from where she was secretly commuting (against school rules) to West Beverly High. She was using her grandmother's (Lainie Kazan) small apartment in Beverly Hills as her mailing address.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Photos of the Week

There's lots of web sniffing & sifting going on at the leg. Here are some photos that amused & intrigued me this week.

Federal Air Marshall training

Obama Orders Air Marshal Surge by Feb. 1: 'Race Against Time'
ABC News, Anna Schecter & Brian Ross, 1/6/10

Photos: Paradise on the Maldives

LA Times, Sally Tagg

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Darwin Awards

I in no way want to make light of the potential threat of airborne terrorism and I am thankful that both the underwear & shoe bomber were unsuccessful but I can't help wondering why both Richard Reid and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab didn't detonate their devices in the airplane bathrooms.

The obvious joke would be that they both wanted to avoid the fine for tampering with the smoke detectors.

The stupidity of Reid and Abdulmutallab along with the heroism of their fellow passengers is the only thing that prevented tragedy.

"The worm has definitely turned for you man."

Hanes drops ads featuring Charlie Sheen

Hanesbrands has ended its advertising campaign featuring Charlie Sheen because of domestic violence charges filed against the actor, a company spokesman said Wednesday.

The "Two and a Half Men" star was arrested in Aspen, Colo., on Christmas Day on charges including felony menacing and domestic violence. His wife Brooke Sheen told police he put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her. Sheen denies the allegations.
Really Hanes, accusations of domestic violence send you running but hookers & amyls didn't?

Playboy Interview: Charlie Sheen
June 2001

PLAYBOY: Is it true you and a friend took a World Sex Tour?

[Laughs] Which one?

Amsterdam. You and he did separate sides of a red-light-district street.

Yeah. Me and Jo-Jo [chuckles]. We set a goal for the one night, and we hit it. Ten each. He took one side of the canal, I took the other. Little single rooms, with women sitting in the windows. You walk up, look through the window, go inside, they pull the curtain and, you know. We left there very tired.

PLAYBOY: How did you manage to maintain your stamina?

I was doing a lot of amyl at the time, and that tends to get the sex thing going. Amyl and Heineken: the Amsterdam combination. Jesus, what a nightmare. You can stay hard, but you're shooting blanks after a while. Then it becomes about approaching the number. We said 10 each and you're on eight, and you're going, I need some fucking pasta or steak or something. Fuck it: Heineken, amyl—that's my dinner. Then you get to nine. We didn't want to leave there saying, "We got 17 but we aimed for 20." It was ridiculous.

The entire clip is excellent but Tracks of My Tears kicks in at the 6:40 mark, if that's what you're looking for.

Who knew there were Platoon dolls?