Sweatin’ Bullets (2/9/07): Semper Fi

assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 7, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Marine Sgt. Alejandro Carillo, 22, was killed Jan. 30th while conducting combat operations in Iraq. Exactly two years prior, the brother of the Carson native was killed by police following a car chase. Explaining his decision to enlist, Carillo said, “I’d rather die serving my country than die in the streets for no cause, for no reason.” (source: la.imc… pic from verbatim2006’s Flickr album)

One week after being proclaimed LA City Nerd’s Citizen of the Year, Brian Humphrey announces that the LAFD blog is going on hiatus “due to staffing.”

Ryan Knoll at LA Voice discusses a video posted on YouTube of a Malibu high school teacher’s outburst. The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has responded by blocking access to YouTube on school computers and calling the student’s posting of video “cyber bullying.”

American Apparel asked Jenny Burman at LA Observed’s Echo Park blog, Chicken Corner, for her take on Curbed LA’s post referring to the AA billboard at Alvarado and Sunset as “kiddie porn”. She spends more time discrediting Curbed’s opinion that the intersection is full of “24-hour despair,” while taking a rational middle ground on the the risque ads.

A sneak peek of the Star Wars exhibit at the California Science Center is beamed in by Sketch Studios.

Pac-Man Fever strikes LA, as Caroline on Crack is saving up her quarters for Barcade, and underground club/arcade in Koreatown, while Dig Lounge reminisces about the bygone days when arcades were a staple while playing some vintage standups at Price O Whales in Playa del Rey.

“Good evening, Clarice!?” David Poland at the Hot Blog takes issue with the choices of quotes on those Oscar billboards around town. “‘Quid pro quo, Clarice’ is the sentence of importance…”

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