picked up these guys yesterday afternoon. theyre flying to turkey


theyre musicians at the musician institute


LAX was beautiful on a Friday afternoon. super crowded though, but pretty.


ran into an xbi stewardess and offered her a free ride to downtown so we could catch up


realized an hour later that she had poisoned me and remembered im an idiot


took a shower and went to an old school barber to have my beard shaved off


realized how beautiful the koreatown square is becoming


remembered i need to get a better phone tomorrow because this iphone camera is just the pits


i mean look at all of this, and yet it looks like turds


this man chillin at the park deserves better


somehow ended up in Burbank where these teens had me drive to a liquor store (!?!) so they could get some Budweisers

maybe kids just look young to me because im a gazillion years old


picked up these nice ladies who were having a bachelorette party. the bride to be is from chicago

her gay friend called it The Paris of the Midwest and asked me if i thought it would catch on

i said, in Chicago? unlikely.


then at 2am, super close to my house i picked up these two, also from Turkey going to LAX

and i said, wow, youre the second turks i am taking there today, the other two were musicians

they screamed

i said, no not famous ones, theyre going to Musicians Institute

they screamed louder

THATS MY BOYFRIEND! the young lady said

and then we listened to hip hop all the way from los feliz to LAX

the world is tiny, even if youre driving

best LA Times Shareline ever

dov charney LA Times

one of the smartest things about the new LA Times redesign is Sharelines.

most websites have one suggested twitter headline that’s usually a dull version of the original web hed

but one of the new duties (I imagine) for LAT web producers is to think of three alternative headlines that would work best on Twitter to encourage retweets and clickthrus.

these three on today’s story about recently booted always entertaining American Apparel CEO Dov Charney show how different suggested tweets would fit three different types of readers.

that last one tho: instant classic.