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What's funny anymore

That's the question. The answer: a) I don't know, b) everything? It's all upside down.

For example: The LA Weekly had a mock news story online a few days ago in which Machine Project was tapped to take over MOCA (with the founder declaring WTF when told MOCA was going to be Machine's responsibility). The piece was supposed to be funny, and it was, but the thing is: What's so funny? I think it's a great idea. Of course, Machine's Echo Park storefront gallery is a bit small for MOCA-style exhibitions, but maybe the Downbeat Cafe and Echo Park Film Center would share space. Ha ha. But, really.... So that was "news" offered by the newly cored (read gored) Weekly.

Then there was "real" news about traffic and a guy who was shot several times (just south-east of Echo Park) on the 101 in a Bentley. NOT funny. He died. But shoot me if I didn't think I was reading The Onion when I checked in on the L.A. Times. Seriously.

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