Category: Only In LA

Only In LA: Automotive Homage

Here in LA, we do some freaky stuff.  Perhaps you've heard.  Fill our faces with botulism, pump up our boobs with salt water and vaccuum our thighs.  Delicious.   Another odd Angelino phenomenon, particularly in the recent past, is to honor our loved ones with a window decal.  First it was the happy family: Awww..so cute.  But then, as people started dying off, we started paying tribute to them by...

LA Auto Show: The Good, The Bad, The WTF ’13

One of the best things about the LA Auto Show is that when you get that many people together in this town, things are bound to get freaky.  And that, my friends, is what makes my life worth living. So, from the top.  The Good: The Cadillac Elmiraj..I know. You're thinking, "She said Cadillac?" Hell yes, I did. And if you saw it, you'd be saying...

Mama’s 10 Car Show Commandments

November in this town means a few things– airports more packed than the Barney’s sample sale, skies clearer than a studio back drop, and roads emptier than a post police chase freeway.  It is also the time of year that Angelinos come together to worship our collective god– the automobile. As the self-appointed high priestess of this radical religion, I feel that it is my divine duty to pronounce the following Commandments for this year’s High...

Only In LA: International House Of Fruitcakes

At some point in the not-so-distant-past, Los Angeles was the most ethnically diverse city on the planet.  Still true? I dunno. I’m not with the Census Bureau smarty pants, I’m a smart-assed blogger. Anyway, this diversity is always apparent on our roadways.  Often the signs are subtle. Sometimes they hit you in the face and make you throw up in your mouth a little, but...

Only In LA: Car Fool Lane

New Yorkers are notorious for being a-holes behind the wheel.  Angelinos are notorious for being a-holes because of their wheels. In fact we have so many terrible cars, that they should have their own lane, parking spaces and support groups, because if being an a-hole isn’t a handicap, I dunno what is. Here are some examples of LA’s biggest Aholes : #1. Aholes Over Personalize Look it’s Simba, or Julie Taymor,...

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Only In LA: Starter Ride

One of the best categories in LA automobiles is the first car.  Sometimes, it’s mathematical and very simple: Palisades + Recent Grad= Volvo station wagon (with their overpriced East Coast school of choice on the back end) Beverly Hills + learners permit= M3 Malibu + 16th birthday= Escalade (and the keys to the Mammoth house) But it’s the kids with imagination who have created a...

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