The little oddities that go on in the city are what make me smile. This crudpicker merrily shepherding his 3 shopping carts full of recyclables he gathered caused quite the little traffic jam just before noon today on Riverside Drive. It wasn’t because people were stopping to watch him. Bless his soul, oblivious to the traffic around him backing up and swerving to get around, he just mosied along in the right lane. Why he didn’t use the crosswalk remains to be answered. Whatever the case may be, no harm, no foul. I’ve seen him around before when I meet my pals at Astro or some other delux Silverlake establishment, just don’t know his story.