Monday, March 27, 2006

Nothing sums up Los Angeles more accurately than "Annie Hall" when Diane Keaton says "It's so clean out here" and Woody Allen replies "That's because they don't throw their garbage away, they turn it into television shows". You have no idea how many trash ideas are thrown around out here. And the people making these shows LOVE to advertise. When friends visit they often remark on the number of film and television related billboards we have. Each studio stakes out several blocks and advertises the hell out of their productions. As I was pumping gas this morning I realized how much I was going to miss the FOX collection of billboards, including, but not limited to the rather savage American Idol one posted above my favorite gas station.
It's best to go on a Thursday morning after they vote someone off. You can actually see men scale the billboard and paint over some poor kid's face, officially ending of their 15 minutes of fame. It's brutal. It's entertaining. It's reality television at it's finest.

7 comments:

Simon said...

Megan is going to love it there!

Ivan said...

This Megan must contact me when she gets here.

A Lover of Trotsky and Other Dead Philosophers, Formerly the Clergy said...

I am, like, already, like, totally excited! Squee!

(That is how people talk in Los Angeles, right? Because I have been practicing. That, and bleaching my hair. I want to fit in.)

Matthew said...

I think you're confusing L.A. talk with Simon-on-West-Wing-Message-Board speak.

A Lover of Trotsky and Other Dead Philosophers, Formerly the Clergy, Also Just Megan said...

Am I confusing them or noticing an alarming coincidence? Simon? What does "squee" mean? DO YOU KNOW THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF TWP WW FORUM SCARIES?

Katie P. said...

WEST WIIIIINNNNNGGGGGG
yay!

Simon said...

oops, i didn't see all these comments. yes, i do know the secret language of the TWOP scaries. and that is because VERY FEW PEOPLE ::coughkatiepcough:: understand the obsession and i have to purge it from my system SOMEHOW.