Life in Hollywood, below-the-line

Life in Hollywood, below-the-line
Work gloves at the end of the 2006/2007 television season (photo by Richard Blair)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Home Planet

                             A Day in the Life
                                       Same as it ever was...

Far from the brutal sun, sweltering skies, and gridlocked, crime-ravaged streets of Los Angeles, I settle back for an all-too-brief stay on the Home Planet, there to chill, decompress, and ponder life on this little blue marble spinning through space. To put things in perspective, I turn to the Police Blotter in our local weekly newspaper.

4:45 a.m.; a dog was seen running loose
12:10 p.m.; a resident checking on a house for absent neighbors found a door open
12:49 p.m.; a cow was reported in the road
12:55 p.m.; a 95-year old woman fell
1:05 p.m.; a golf cart was found crased into the creek, beer bottles inside it
6:03 p.m.; a woman found cash blowing down the street
7:19 p.m.: teenaged sisters were arguing
8:25 p.m.; a white Ford pickup was swerving down the road
8:58 p.m.; a car drove through a fence and into a field
11:12 p.m.; a beige van was parked in an empty lot

And the clear winner, taking home the gold:

“Residents and visitors, including kids at a surf camp, may have been surprised Tuesday afternoon to see a small group of young women parade through town.  Witnesses said there were as many as five naked women, accompanied by a clothed male.  One citizen placed a phone call complaining to the County Sheriff’s Office, noting that the al fresco gallivanters may have been European, or else drunk.  Deputies were unable to locate them.”

Drunk or European?  You make the call.  Either way, the image of five cheerfully naked young women marching through town and across the countryside gives me hope. Hope for exactly what is hard to say, but hope in any form is always welcome.

In other news, all is quiet on the Western Front...


The Grip Works said...

"Either European or drunk " ... Thats priceless :-)

I long to read a newspaper that has little or no bad news.

I wish I lived on your home planet.

Sounds pretty perfect to me.

Especially the drunk / European nudists

Michael Taylor said...

Sanjay --

Me too -- trouble is, I only get to visit occasionally, then must return to LA, the Doomed City of the Future...

etc said...

Thank you for providing hope for a good week.