Star Quality

JPeterson.jpgFor the past three years, I’ve watched a one-legged man move up and down Hollywood Boulevard, polishing each star on the Walk of Fame.

But it wasn’t until I read this article that I found out his name. If you can overlook the NYT’s condescending tone (“The leaves are falling in Central Park, he knows. In the Hollywood Hills, the eucalyptus trees are beginning to stink like tomcats.”), it’s worth a read.

Plus, there’s some choice inside scoop on the state of Ronald Reagan’s star. Ew.

5 Replies to “Star Quality”

  1. I was standing next to that guy about 45 minutes ago! Coming home from the Army Surplus store and grabbing some pizza across the street at the place on Las Palmas and Hwood.

  2. These are the only certainties in life:

    * Yellow plus blue makes green.

    * Take any circle’s circumference and divide it by its diameter, and you’ll get 3.14159…

    * The /NY Times/’s coverage of anything west of Pittsburgh is always, always, breathtakingly bad. You’re better off just watching Entertainment Tonight, and sliding into a blissful seizure at the sound of Mary Heart’s voice.

  3. You are all correct, but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: at least I didn’t have to PAY for this article. The NYT would have liked me to, but I found a link to it from someone’s blog. Unlike the L.A. Times, once you locate a link, you’re good to go.

    Also, speaking as a former Pittsburgher, I think even their coverage of that somewhat easterly locale is still very “oh, honey, look at the quaint old rusting hulk of a steel mill! Get a picture!”

    And don’t get me started on the New York tradition of the Amish Country tour…

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