If you click or tap on the photo at the top of this post it will enlarge quite a bit. This is the inflatable triceratops that, according to Susan Henderson in a Looney Views News article published in last week's edition, rolled in theplace of Tai the Elephant in our 4th of July Parade. Which, believe it or not, is now 12 days ago. Time in thy flight, as they say.
And if you look at the very tip of this creature's middle horn (just above Mr. T-Top's mouth) you will notice what appears to be a child's small stuffed animal.
Using the vast array of advanced computer technology and know-how available to us at a branch office of The Tattler organization, we have enhanced the image of that small stuffed animal, and discovered that it is indeed an elephant! Which I guess means that, at least on a symbolic level, the 4th of July Parade Committee did have an elephant in the parade after all. Though, and unlike the elephant originally scheduled, this one was able to perform its stunt through the use of a piece of tape, and not the medieval methods employed by the owners of Tai.
Say what you will about our 4JPC, they are quite the sassy bunch.
Carmaggedon is positively unhinging some people
As we have all heard ad nauseum these last few weeks, the visionaries who deal with freeway maintenance have decided to close down the 405 for the weekend so they can demolish a bridge they built a few years ago. This is expected to cause cataclysmic traffic jams that could possibly lead to the end of civilization in the Los Angeles basin as we know it. I hope you've stocked up a lot of bottled water and things to eat.
And just how bad is it for some people? Thanks to the kindness of a friend, we have now obtained a video of a notorious 20th Century political leader from deep inside his bunker somewhere beneath Redondo Beach. His anger at the impending closure of the 405 is apoplectic, to say the least. And we must warn you, if you choose to view this video, you will observe subtitles depicting some very salty language. Which we can only assume is due to the extreme stress being experienced by this individual. Fortunately it is spoken in a foreign lingo.
To view this video (and the ad that precedes it), click here.
Have a great weekend. And avoid the South Bay if you can.