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"It is better to be drunk with loss and to beat the ground, than to let the deeper things gradually escape."

- I. Compton-Burnett, letter to Francis King (1969)

"Cynical realism – it is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation."

- Aldous Huxley, "Time Must Have a Stop"







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Just Above Sunset logoThe new issue of Just Above Sunset, the weekly magazine-format site that is parent to this daily web log, is now online. This is Volume 4, Number 14 for the week of April 2, 2006.

This week, six extended commentaries on current events, staring with the immigration business as just down the street Hollywood High was shut down and Al Franken was doing his national radio show fifty feet away, chatting with Meg Ryan and Cindy Sheehan at the local jazz club. There's an item on the pitfalls of political positioning, as someone is sure to be very angry, and the an item on pure gall as one of our local conservative radio talk show host chats with Baghdad, from Manhattan, and says odd things, and he's just one of the three saying really amazing things. There's an item on the release of Jill Carroll, the reporter held hostage in Iraq, and what happened when she said the wrong thing, and dressed funny. The item on press coverage of the immigration story centers on CNN's Lou Dobbs, and features an exclusive to Just Above Sunset, one of his old friends who worked with him at CNN has more than a few things to say about the Dobbs Crusade. And should the congress censure the president for obviously breaking the law? There's a report on the new defense - everyone is taking things too literally and far too seriously.

The photography this week documents this particular and peculiar place, the odd storefronts on Hollywood Boulevard and more. And there are two architectural studies for those who want to see old Hollywood - your choice, Zigzag Moderne or Art Deco. We have it all. The botanicals? Extreme roses, and a bonus manly shot.

Our Man in Paris, Ric Erickson, editor of MetropoleParis, isn't. He's still in New York for a visit there. His column will return later.

And the usual. The weird continues, and the quotes this week are appropriate to the shift to daylight savings time.

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Extended Observations on Current Events ______________________

LA Notes: Strange doings out here on the far edge of the continent...
Positioning: Defining the Good and the Bad
A Triple Helping of Minor Unmitigated Gall
Spin: Getting the Narrative Back on Track
Press Notes: Objective Reporting and the Immigration Crisis
Political Strategy: On Taking Things Too Literally, and Too Seriously

Southern California Photography ______________________

Hollywood Storefronts
Places Time Forgot
Architecture: Zigzag Time
Architecture: Old Art Deco Hollywood
Botanicals: Gaudy Beverly Hills


The Weird: WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL
Quotes for the week of March 26, 2006 – Daylight Savings Time Begins


By the way, this is your photographer and editor, with his tripod, looking out over Hollywood, from Mount Lee, a few feet below the Hollywood Sign.

The view from Mount Lee, Hollywood, at the Hollywood Sign

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