I hate being constipated. This crap has been backing up in me for about a week now. Whenever I sit down to do the deed, nothing comes. I try to force it, but the only thing I end up with is a headache.

Well, this morning it all came loose, and I’d like to share with you what came out – after the jump! New Beverly reopens this week! Air conditioning! New pipes! Same old seats! And speaking of air conditioning, Amoeba Music’s Phil Blankenship presents Cool As Ice (starring Vanilla Ice in his first major motion picture), this Saturday at midnight. Until then, they’ll be showing double features of Citzen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons!

7165 West Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-4038 block where the CNN building is situated at Cahuenga and Sunset has been (or is being) dedicated as “Larry King Square”. There was supposed to be a Jumbotron installed outside the 3rd floor on the Cahuenga/Sunset corner of the building, but the City has pulled the permit and CNN is waiting to renegotiate.

(photo by Omar Omar)

-Groundwork in Hollywood makes their coffee extra strong. 3 shots in a 16-ounce latte is the norm. No wonder I’m so cracked out all the time.

– The House of Pies in Los Feliz is the worst diner I’ve ever been to. The food there is terrible. I guess that’s why it’s not called “House of Good Eatin'”.

-There’s a dedicated group of bicyclists who take to the Hollywood streets one night a week to deliver homemade vegan burritos to hungry homeless folks. These merry men and women on wheels want no credit or publicity for their deeds so i won’t name names, but they definitely deserve to be applauded.’s Appliance: the Koreatown version of Target. Affordable and stocked with lots of cool household items, Chung’s has been family owned and operated since 1977.

2946 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 385-1111

Mendocino Farms: best sandwiches ever.

300 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071

-I feel really bad for the people living across the street from me. They’re paying almost twice the rent i pay for a studio in one of the ugliest buildings in Los Angeles. Sure, you get a washer and dryer in your unit, which looks something like a Motel 6 luxury suite, and you’re in walking distance of a Nine West and a Cold Stone Creamery, but this is Koreatown… not downtown. on the Los Angeles Metro: When you’re on an escalator, please stand to the left if you’re not going to climb the steps(correction: it’s the right, not the left!). Don’t use your bags or your bike to block everyone who wants to get by. If you really need to get on the Metro or bus, please wait until the rest of us have a chance to get out instead of pushing your way in. No, I don’t want buy your day pass at 11:45pm. Also, peeing in elevators is just plain rude.

(photo by wiseacre.)

10 thoughts on “blogorrhea.”

  1. Funny you bring up the escalator etiquette thing, in London at the tube stations they have reminders all over “slower stand right” so all the escalator runners can make a clear dash. I love the signs outlining what should be common sense.

  2. Pass on the left, stand on the right! When I rode the trains to work, I was daily in the vicinity of one man who would yell as he climbed the escalators “Passing on the left” at the top of his lungs. He was great, I could just surf along in his wake.

  3. Nice load, Cutter.

    Now, if the House of Pies’ lousy food (and I am too familiar with that place; did you know that it usta be owned by Edie Sedgwick’s grandmother, who was portrayed as such in “Ciao Manhattan”?) were to get together with the horrendous service of Fred 62 (across the street), it would take an hour to get a crappy grilled cheese sandwich and soggy fries.

    As for the escalators and trains on the Metro, yes, people here are in dire need of a thrashing of common sense. I get the stink-eye on a daily basis because I use the escalator as something that helps me move faster, not just move. Some people think its a ride, others are just ignorant, but many of them seem to think that we who wish to move rather than be moved, are out of line. And on exiting trains, I have had to blare “Yer not gettin’ on until we get out!” a number of times. I cannot understand why some people think they are going to get on and not let us off. Chipped more than a few shoulders since I have been here, when the warning shot fails to split the sheep crowded at the door ready to push in before the doors are even finished opening.

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