L.A. slur o' the day

Bob Giraldi, a commercial and music video director, explaining in the New York Times why he went ahead with shooting a promo film for New York's apparently doomed Olympic hopes: "It'd be like Los Angeles to wimp out. But we're New Yorkers. We're going to put up a fight." Hmm, Giraldi must not be too familiar with the Olympics scorecard:

Games in L.A. - 2 and counting
Games in NYC - 0

Also from L.A. in Sunday's New York Times: Ed Ruscha sits for a magazine Q-and-A and is described thusly, "For a hip postmodernist based in Southern California, you do seem oddly all-American, with your Oklahoma drawl and your paintings of everyday words and phrases floating in big, open, skylike spaces." He parries with a quip that includes the line, "Someday I would like to read Socrates while stuck in the traffic on the Hollywood Freeway." Ruscha also gets a Sunday Styles picture and short story...Dominick's on Beverly is called "Dan Tana's for the junior set: men who are too young to look anything but ridiculous smoking a cigar and women who haven't been divorced more than once."


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