In Southern California, it feels as if summer is a sun-proof vampire, immortal, a never-ending gothic summer of drought and car chases, punctuated by shootings, stabbings and beatings, heartbreak and horror.
|By: fatster Monday June 18, 2012 6:13 am|
Fatster’s news roundup from Father’s Day weekend, with stories on French elections, Egyption elections, Syria civil war, Afghanisan, war on women, vagina monologue, Dreamers, education, stop and frisk, foreclosures, Amazon, Rio+20, Palestine, Rodney King and more.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday January 24, 2011 5:00 pm|
This is the city. Los Angeles, California. I work here. I carry a badge. My name’s Friday. The story you are about to see is true; the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
I grew up watching Dragnet, which began its run in 1967 and lasted three and a half seasons. I thought it was a pretty weird, but I learned lots of things about my hometown, and about life in general–like how to judge the quality of a fur, from the episode where Joe Friday’s partner’s Frank Gannon went undercover to bust a burglary ring; and it was always fun to to try and guess the what the sentences for crimes would be.