The biggest traffic jam in American history will be this weekend when they close the 405 freeway, Jay Leno apparently says in tonight's monologue: "They have to do this every two years to sweep up the shell casings." Rim shot. Quote tweeted by Andrew Malcolm, the L.A. Times' politics blogger.
Meanwhile, Harry Shearer emailed an alternate to Carmageddon: Auto da fe. "A bit more classical in derivation," he says.
Also: Tom Hanks tweeted today, apparently as part of the LAPD's celebrity campaign: This weekend, LA! Avoid Carmageddon, Gas-zilla, 405-enstein, Grid-lock-apalooza! STAY HOME. Eat & shop local! Hanx.
Earlier today: Jet Blue's $4 fares between Burbank and Long Beach on Saturday sold out fast. I love that you could upgrade to the roomier seat for a buck more.