Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Did rival gang members really tie their bandannas together in solidarity like in Straight Outta Compton?

Last year, I was watching Straight Outta Compton and during the movie, there’s a scene that depicts the LA riots. In that scene, a Blood and a Crip tie their respective bandannas together as a show of solidarity against the police. I was pretty dismissive when I first saw that scene. It felt like heavy-handed… Read More »

Simple Saturday 4 : Afghanistan, dollar cabs, & SEO

How much money remains uncollected from gift cards?  $41 billion from 2005-2011. (Source) Why were the Soviets in Afghanistan? To prop up the current Communist regime. (Source) Do editors change headlines to get better SEO (search engine optimization)? Yes. (Source) Do only tourists pay for parking meters in Los Angeles? No, but tourists sometimes pay… Read More »