|Notes from a drive
||[Sep. 11th, 2010|03:00 am]
The American Caliban
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.