Talking points for Mayor Villaraigosa

You know, Sarah, this whole LA Plays Itself in the Movies series makes me wonder if Angelenos think more in cinematic terms.”

“Could very well be, Antonio. We are the creative capital of the world.”

“Exactly. And last night, as I was looking for inspiration for the tough job ahead of us, I dusted off one of my favorite DVDs. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.

“Oh yes, I love Johnny Depp.”

“And you know, I’m thinking of incorporating some dialogue from my favorite scene on our next stop. Wanna hear it?”


The Mayor grabs a nearby mop head and places it on his face, effecting a makeshift beard. Then, in his best Scottish accent:

“‘Let no joyful voice be heard! Let no man look up in the sky with hope! And let this day be cursed by we who ready to wake … the Kraken!’

“Well, what do you think?”

“Not really sure. Could use finessing.”

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