1. Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    nine great stories from yesterday and tonight 

    Depeche Mode‘s former keyboardist Alan Wilder returns to the band at Royal Albert Hall and plays “Somebody” in the rehearsal video above for the first time in 16 years. – Caleb Bacon/ LAist

    In light of Vice President Cheney‘s 5th heart attack, the Booster Shots blog asks “How Many Heart Attacks Can One Person Have?” – Thomas Maugh II / LA Times

    Flipbook of the Day – a Rainbow in Your Hands. (good luck trying to buy em for all your friends) – Daily What

    The same people behind PETAKillsAnimals.com has a site that tries to discredit Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and another site that attempts to debunk the “myth” that Obesity will shorten life expectancy. Their new target: The Humane Society – Lindsay Barnett & P.J. Huffstutter / LA Times

    People near the Sunset Junction are a little spooked in the wake of a shooting in broad daylight. – The Eastsider LA

    “If you would like to see the New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium in June, the Dodgers would like you to buy tickets to at least 13 other games this season.” –
    Bill Shaikin and Dylan Hernandez / LA Times

    Jamie and Frank McCourt, the owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers, are going through a divorce. That process has brought to light some interesting financial information. Such as the inconvenient truth that jointly they made $108 million from 2004 through 2009 without the burden of having to be bothered with paying any federal or state income taxes. And they did it legally. – Michael Hiltzik / LA Times

    Matt Damon and Jake Gylennhall turned down Avatar – Hero Complex

    A very sweet audio slide show about Hesh Sedaghat, the Head Waiter at the Original Pantry – Mel Melcon / LA Times