Monthly Archives: January 2006

16,000 Soccer Fans, 1 Meaningless Goodwill Game

USA versus Norway at the Home Depot Center. Only in LA could you get 16,000 cheering fans to show up for what is a meaningless game of international goodwill in advance of the World Cup this summer. Way more fun … Continue reading

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The 405 is Burning, Man.

Driving underneath the 405. A car fully ablaze along the side of the freeway. The awesome LA moment was that when we got up on the ramp, just past the exploded car, traffic was moving 60 mph past it in … Continue reading

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Well, damn. Looks like Brad and Angelina’s sonogram was good enough to make it on eBay (as reported by CourtTV). I was kind enough to donate mine to the public by posting it on this blog.What I really want to … Continue reading

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We took Dad to Hamasaku last night for birthday sushi. After dinner, we got him this special dessert that came with an enormous tower of spun sugar and a plastic cube that blinked through a spectrum of colors that lit … Continue reading

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Dad just finished up his panel with Mark Bowden about his new book, Guests of the Ayatollah, and the 4-hour Discovery Times documentary that will be shown on the channel this year. Not particularly probing questions on the subject, but … Continue reading

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Speaking of blogging, Mr. Koppel. When just asked if he felt his meeting with the English language Al Jazeera television news channel would be used for propaganda purposes, Koppel replies, “Please . . . I meet with some of the … Continue reading

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I’ve just walked out of the Television Critics Association press conference with Ted Koppel on his upcoming news program on Discovery. I’m blogging from a bank of terminals set up outside the green room. Best quote so far – and … Continue reading

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Dinner at Chez Jay. I’m six-foot-three and I’m telling you, my you-know-what just clears this urinal. It may the highest mounted urinal in the entire city of Los Angeles. If you’ve never been to Chez Jay, this Santa Monica old-fashioned … Continue reading

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The wife took me to Supercross. She needed to see clients and I needed to sit in a luxury suite and watch a live version of a video game. The amazing thing about this event is that it is completely … Continue reading

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I don’t know what my obsession is with bird flu, but this headline I thought was particularly humorous: Researchers Head to Turkey to Study Bird Flu Outbreak

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