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Notes from a drive [Sep. 11th, 2010|03:00 am]
The American Caliban
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I drove all around Southern California tonight.


I was nearly knocked off the road by the Spanish-language Bush Beans promotional truck, a full-sized pickup truck covered with bean inducements.

I passed a store called PEANUT DUDES which had a banner advertising peanutdudes.com. Unfortunately the domain doesn't work.

The Los Angeles/Long Beach harbor at night are a stunning sight. Container ships the size of town, sky-clawing cranes, and everything lit up like Christmas. It's a spaceport. I bet a lot of locals have never been over the Vincent Thomas Bridge or up 103 and seen the refineries and ships and all that infrastructure glowing in the dark.

And speaking of spaceports, that part of town is a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

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[User Picture]From: auntysocial
2010-09-11 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm rather fond of it myself.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2010-09-11 09:16 pm (UTC)
It's got its charms, but last night it was full of murderers.
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[User Picture]From: hep
2010-09-11 04:16 pm (UTC)
camera + tripod + shipyards = great pics. GO TAKE THEM
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[User Picture]From: tuliphead
2010-09-11 05:29 pm (UTC)
The Long Beach harbor where you head south and cross the tall bridges over the waterways into San Pedro is really amazing. I was visiting friends there last December, they live in LB and have studio space in a crazy crumbling mid-century modern building in San Pedro that looks north towards the harbor. The super-tall short bridges over the waterways were fascinating and at night the whole scene really is like a spaceport.

And yeah, I wouldn't have wanted to hang out there by myself after dark.
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[User Picture]From: eyeteeth
2010-09-11 10:50 pm (UTC)

You're MY bean inducement

Will you take me to the harbor some night to view the C-ships glittering off the shoulder of Orion?
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[User Picture]From: kafkateer
2010-09-12 02:36 am (UTC)

beans beans they're good for your hea--OH MY GOD TRUCK

he will also show you other unbelievable things!
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