the la times’ latest blog is gonna get a lot of hype

and justly

patrick goldstein is one of our best writers. now hes about to blog every day.

i used to read him way back in the day when he wrote a column called Pop Eye.

its been a super thrill to work with him as he has been writing behind the scenes to get his new blog The Big Picture launched, which we did a few hours ago.

man knows pretty much everyone in hollywood. pretty hard to beat. gonna be a pretty amazing blog. one that you cant get just any old where.

very excited. worth staying at work late for.

worth bookmarking or subscribing to, if you like film and hollywood and good insightful writing.

check out what hes been up to over the last month:

photo by ian broyles via flickr

im bummed

my life is horrible. i was supposed to see rock band Weezer at the nissan live sets at the fox lot tonight with the lovely karisa, pictured, right. but they moved the show to this afternoon. and only if i was still the editor of LAist would i have my afternoons totally available.

sadly i work for the local paper and we are launching a big new blog tomorrow so not only do i have to be here but i probably hafta be here late.


i just wanted to see the weeze.

and yeah it wouldnta sucked to have seen em with karisa and then ate steaks or shrimp

or surf n turf.

my life blows. i hate it. i wanna move back to afghanistan.

i wanna fly back to planet zip.

hope of the zippos

which inspired the lighters of the same name.

because they were like hippos but lighter.

so light they could float in space.

and dunk when they played znba hoops.

now i hafta train people how to blaawwwwwwg.


i also hate that not too many people commented on my first day of summer photo essay below.


ok im done now.

also the cubs swept the stinky sox all over the place so im feeling good about that.

and its nice and cool in my office and the ac blowing on my bald head is comforting.

and i have you and the world famous busblog.

so who needs rivers.