a look back at july 2011

july 1, i take a photo “of a man laying in his own liquid waste beneath a giant tree under a breathtakingly beautiful sky. he was either dead or passed out because he wasnt laying on grass or dirt.” he was laying on rocks.

july 1, Top of the Ticket, the blog ive been writing on, does a whopping 3 million pageviews for the month of June, a huge accomplishment, especially for the summer when no one is supposed to care about the web or politics.

july 2, a tribute to my grandfather. a canadian. and a cuban(?)

july 4, pretty girl says shes just not into me, heartbroken, so ali and chris take me to High

july 6, sass flies to america to console me with hello kitty lolipops.

july 8, my mom calls and asks is everything ok? i say i think theres a disturbance in the force.

july 10, hitler is nervous about the upcoming Carmaggeddon

july 12, ate tongue at a peruvian joint

july 13, dudamel at the hollywood bowl: a busblog review

july 14, kiss the hot babe in front of you, before its too late

july 16, danielle and i see dylan at the oc fair and eat deep fried twinkees

july 18, fine i’ll have kids

july 19, pardon me, i thought this whole damn country was supposed to be a free speech area

july 21, nirvana’s nevermind turns 20, so i listen to it all the way through

july 22, lady gaga is pretty amazing on howard stern

july 25, poor amy winehouse

july 26, life is sales, and then you die

july 26, “the older i get the more i realize the less i need”

july 27, hi summer vacation

july 28, dear Los Angeles Times, you rock

july 28, remembering the kareem abdul-jabblog

july 31, the busblog sunday press conference (of love)

two good people makes for a good video

the l.a. times’ melissa rohlin has a nice personality about her that makes it easy for athletes to want to talk with her. not every sports reporter has that.

meanwhile the lakers’ ron artest, sorry, Meta World Peace, has such a playful childlike personality that makes it easy for fans to want to listen to him. not every athlete has that.

yesterday they were both in the laker locker room and Peace dubbed Kobe the King of LA, the clippers’ Blake Griffin the Prince

and when Melissa asked him what he was, Meta said, “a worthless servant”.

its sweeter on video than it sounds in print.