Category: Freak of the Week

Freak Of The Week: This Tow Truck Girl Is Your Destiny

Last week, a friend of mine blew a tire out and needed a tow truck.  So he called this joint: Mission Towing, in the valley. (in the business, we call that “a plug.”) However, instead of the ubiquitously bearded, lecherous, butt-crack flaunting tow truck dude, my friend is greeted by Destiny. No really, that’s her name, Destiny.  And she’s the only AAA certified female tow truck...

Freak Of The Week: Tinker Charger

I dunno about you, but I find it incredibly disturbing when grown ups use Disney/cartoon characters as role models. Whether it's a Hello Kitty license plate holder or businessman with the Mickey Mouse watch, I just think it's weird. Don't get me started about the bomber jackets embroidered with Wile E Coyote! Then I saw this Charger rolling through Topanga Canyon: And I wondered: is this an ironic play on...

Freak of the Week: Biker Chic

Here in Southern California, we grow everything a little differently.  Roses grow like weeds.  Weed grows in rose gardens. And we love to take a great American stereotypes and rip them to shreds. If I were to say to you that during a local Memorial Day parade, a local mother of five rode through town on her bike, you’d probably expect something like this: Oh, so sweet....

Freak Of The Week: The Patriot

In honor of Memorial Day, I'd like to take a minute to salute the men & women whose unbridled patriotism graces our streets, freeways & parking lots. I'll bet you've seen plenty of bumper stickers– American flags, 911 tributes, even those that boast about family in the military — this is fantastic. Super cool. But can any bumper sticker really compete with this guy? I don't...

Freak Of The Week: Dune Buggy

I'm a big fan of Trader Joe's.  I mean anyone who can make Honey Nut Cheerios cheaper and yummier gets my vote.  I'm sure your Trader Joe's is really great too. But I'm also pretty sure that your Trader Joe's is filled with Volvo station wagons & Honda CRVs.  What's great about LA is, if you're surrounded by boring car scenery, just wait! Because what was once a...

Freak of the Week: The Original Freak

Being a freak is tough.  The glares, the stares, the incessant feeling out of place.  But to be a freak in a place that is incredibly normal, is exceptional. I’m glad I got a good look at this guy before he moves to Austin. So to you, crazy art car guy– congratulations, you’re our Freak of the Week!