"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Monday, July 11, 2011


The city is shutting down the 405 from the 101 to the 10 this upcoming weekend to do some major construction work for 48 hours straight, and Angelenos are calling it Carmegeddon. Now, I've heard from some older folks here that when chaos was predicted for the 84 Olympics, and the Pope's visit some time after that, everyone was advised to stay at home. Those who did venture out, claimed it was the best commute of their entire lives.

Some people are also very excited about this, as it promotes staying in one's neighborhood and enjoying some physical activity and local commerce.

Some other people, are making videos to help understand what this freeway closure means to Adolf Hitler. Watch and laugh your head off.


  1. It cracks me up how frequently that ~4 minute scene is borrowed and resubtitled. I doubt those actors knew they'd go down in infamy (not that most people, including myself, have any idea who they are).

    Is that something actors should pay attention to, Lira? Ensuring that their next starring vehicle can be repurposed for internet shenanigans? ;)

  2. Oh, it's only Bruno Ganz, one of the most talented and amazing German actors of his generation and a whole bunch of other great German actors. Imdb, highly recommended.

  3. You know Matt, it's actually up to the Studios to pull copyrighted content off the internet, once they find it. The actors might not mind since it's publicity, but the actors don't have a say since they don't own the work.

    As with any internet shenanigans, if you find yourself on a site you don't want to be in, and you own the property, you can ask for it to be taken down, and it must be done in 48 hours. Anytime after that and you can get legal on their ass.


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