With apologies to Harper’s.
Number of rubbish fires: 15
Number of vehicle fires: 3
Number of shopping cart fires: At least 1.
Number of fatalities: 0
Number of arrests: 38
Poor excuse for a soccer ball: Caltrans barrier, broken.
Alternative to Caltrans barrier-as-soccer-ball: Watching the World Cup on television like normal people
Local Issues More Worthy of a Riot Than the Lakers’ Victory: Unemployment; lack of access to health care; we are still fighting a war, what?; no decent 24-hour coffee shops; massive cuts in library funding
All of the above notwithstanding, number of minutes it took me to drive from Chego in Palms back to my place in Los Feliz at 10:30pm: 25 minutes. Not too bad.