It's Wednesday, right?

I'm out here in the boonies where they've barely heard of the internets. Service is spotty and loading a page takes. A. Really. Very. Painfully. Long. Time. Which means minimal surfing, so you're spared what passes for news sense in my fevered brain. (Yes, I've caught a cold, too.)

Instead, a few links from today's LAO inbox, in no particular order:

Amy Klein meditates on the meaning of Chanukah, and those little gold-covered chocolate coins. (And if anyone knows how to open one without injury, I'm all ears.) Amy was on NPR, too.

In other religion news, Evel Knievel will be laid to rest by none other than Robert Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral. The OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano insists he's not making this up.

Tu Ciudad heads to Mexico for its Dec/Jan issue, which hits newsstands today.

Michael Sigman solves the writer's strike.

Jay Berman of Manhattan Beach sheds light on a teensy little correction (A2) today to an LA Times photo:

Nobody loved getting his picture in the paper more than the late Supervisor Kenneth Hahn. Which makes today's photo ID mixup on B10 in the Times even more ironic. The accompanying story is an obit of former DMV director Robert McCarthy. The caption IDs McCarthy as "left," when in fact that's Hahn.

(During the rare times when Hahn was at the end of a line of dignitaries for a groundbreaking or ribbon cutting shot, he would drape one hand over the shoulder of the person next to him, to make it harder to crop him out).

Jay was was press secretary for District Attorney Joe Busch in the early '70s until his death.

Rapper Pimp C found dead in the Mondrian in LA. (Yep, it's an eclectic readership here at LAO.)

And now, time for another of those cold tablets which, because they're so popular with people who run meth labs, I had to show my driver's license in order to buy.

Hasta manana. Please keep the tips (and corrections) coming. veronique (at) laobserved dot com.

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