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Among the various forms of voter suppression, this has to be one of the strangest. Matt Novak, a writer for the tech blog Gizmodo, has tweeted a picture about a special rule his polling place has: Vote here and agree to be filmed for “Booty Queens.”

 

via @paleofuture

Novak has followed up by stating that whatever "Booty Queens" is or whoever the titular Booty Queens are, it’s all perfectly legal, which is a relief. We don’t want the Booty Queens to be removed form power. He went on to write in a short post for Gizmodo:

“I spoke with a producer from the show who assured me that the crew has a permit to film there (at La Cienega Park) and that nothing they’re doing is illegal. She said that they weren’t really filming in the direction of the polling place, but instead were filming towards the playground. But it’s easy to see how one might be confused.” 

via Gizmodo

What is “Booty Queens?” One can only assume it’s a reality show about the matriarch of Booty Land. Honestly, I could Google it, but it’s probably not smart to do from a work computer. Frankly, I’m just as happy to take this person’s advice:

via @DeitchCSN

But if you voted at this particular Los Angeles polling place, you now might find yourself in “Booty Queens,” which, depending on what that is, might be an added benefit to voting. Who knows? Maybe someone wrote your name on the ballot and you could be America’s next “Booty Queen.”

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Independence Day is upon us.

Footage capturing a bizarre UFO in Los Angeles last night spread across the Internet and freaked out everyone.

The video, filmed by vlogger Julien Solomita appears to show a small light in the sky exploding into a giant blue ball.

People were excited.

As it turns out, the U.S. military says they were conducting a test on a missile system.

Riiiggghhhtttttt...everyone totally believes that.

The Truth Is Out There.

Via LAist
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Prepare for your heart to explode.

An abandoned, 5-week-old sea otter pup was recently rescued in California, fattened up at a local aquarium, and is currently undergoing rehabilitation at Shedd's Abbott Oceanarium in Chicago.

She doesn't have a name yet - their currently referring to her as "Pup 681" - but, how about we just call her "Mine."

Look at this face!

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New information has come to light in Hello Kitty's plans for total world domination.

The innocent-looking cartoon kitten has penetrated nearly every potential market (she even has her own AK-47) and now the first Hello Kitty Cafe in the United Stated is coming to Orange County, CA, according to LAist.

The cafe is scheduled to open in the summer of 2015, and until that then - if you just really, really need your Hello Kitty fix - there is a mobile truck available for private parties, that serves pastries like donuts and macarons.

Next up: Hello Kitty Ebola vaccines!

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Los Angeles recently reported that the end of the world had begun...or that it was raining. Apparently, L.A. news stations can't tell the difference. Watch how Jimmy Kimmel brings the situation down to earth in his usual humorous fashion.

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Sky Art of the Day: To protest LA's "unconstitutional moratorium" on murals, well-known street artist SABER paid skywriters to tag the firmament over City Hall with the noms de graffiti of several notable street artists in hopes of raising awar

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BAMF of the Day: An LA firefighter dousing a burning car gets a fist full of flame in his face when the vehicle suddenly explodes; keeps trying to put it out like nbd.

[vvv.]

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A Briton In Los Angeles of the Day: Alex Day (of Alex Reads Twilight fame) and his buddy/bandmate Liam Dryden hop across the pond to Los Angeles, California, where they decide to visit a Walmart.

Culture shockilarity ensues.

[littleradge.]

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Poorly Named Liquor Store of the Day: Spotted in Los Angeles, next to the Gamblers Anonymous Hotel & Casino.

[someecards.]

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Single Serving Site of the Day: "You are listening to Los Angeles" -- a brilliant, Scanner-esque mashup of live LAPD radio chatter and Creative Commons-licensed ambient music ripped from SoundCloud -- is the brainchild of MeFite Eric "idontlikewords" Eberhardt.