Truism #51: People are stupid.
Creek Freak’s moving memorial to the Arcadia Woodlands
The war is over. It was not good for people and other living things. Confused? refer to previous post
Thanks for cheering me up, you find the funniest videos. I’m grieving for the animals scrabbling to find new homes. They all have a right to live on this planet as well. But if we all had that attitude we’d still be living in willow huts in woodland, right? (and what’s wrong with that?).
A shame the trees were bulldozed to death. At least Conan got to go camping with his wacky friend, Andy; but they aren’t too stupid…they do have wheels on that canoe at some point.
Check the link out below. It’s the work of artist (and arrested tree sitter) Andrea Bowers. This is work that falls into the context of what I refer to as “the sons and daughters of Duchamp.” Just as Barbara Kruger did for a generation of woman artist, (truism #38?) people such as Bowers are doing presently for issues related to politics and the environment. It may not look good above your couch but that “Is the GIFT.”
Comic Relief…! It is a device Shakespeare used to great effect and is much appreciated here!
I was worried about Andy in that water. That’s the scary part.
…..and there out
listen to this interview…..weird….DPW and contracted firm from the proud state of Arizona hired thugs to pull the trees down
Conan is hilarious! You really do find the best videos. And where did you find those cool LA river cats?!
On another note, those tree sitters are my heros. I didn’t find out about the Arcadia tree killing plan until the last minute. I need to get my head out of the sand and get active or everything I love about this area will be decimated by LA County.
2011 – the year to get active. Thanks for the wake-up call.
This is so sad. I guess that if it can serve as a wake up call, as Susan suggests, then that’s something.
That Is Absolutely Hilarious !!!
Brilliant but funny, to be serious.
And another pic of why cats should have less than nine lives.
Carry wood/Chop water.
I’m booking that trip, LA concrete river camping!
Bellis: another one bites the dust.
D: their camping days are over. A returned sherif in back in town: Jay Leno. Indian giver
Dani Shavari Phd: I’d never have the gaul to argue with you.
Shanna: Glad you liked it. Under other circumstances this video might have offended the river people.
Margaret: Andy has us all worried.
Susan C: Over in the Los Feliz area. Long story short, I documented the storm drain cat heads tracing their history to the 1960’s. I designed a whole new crew of them that I tired to get a COLA grant to fund. I didn’t get the grant
Jean: I don’t think it woke up anyone. Perhaps the positive effect of the internet will be the ability to be alerted way in advance. These guys got away with murder
A Hiker: I take it your referring to someone else
Deepak: thanks, I like your cigarette photo
Cafe Pasadena: Nine lives is an extension of the threefold law of witchcraft. You do good, good comes back three times visa versa (3 x 3=9) you have so much to learn my little number cruncher
PJ: I’ll keep a look out for the perfect spot.
LA County hired an Arizona firm to do the work? Are you sure? Doesn’t that seem completely wrong when California is hurting financially?
Not that the work should have been done at all. But I didn’t think I could find any more imbecility in the county’s handling of this and there it is.
Thats how the city works. They put out a bid and choose the lowest bidder. This is what I found out the hard way when the city choose a completely inexperienced contractor (over the one we had chosen) to create the concrete stamps for a city project we had designed. Bad stamp – poor outcome.
The fact that the firm in Arizona already had a signed contract before anyone knew about the plan meant that the authorities were reluctant to change their minds – perhaps because they would have had to compensate the company? I guess the flood control people didn’t dare sneak their plans through for Hahamongna, which is why they came to talk to us first. But even then, we got the strong impression that there was nothing we could do to stop all the willows being cut down, and if we did stop it, we’d put all the people and their freeway downstream in danger.
At the Hahamongna meeting, the LA Flood Control people promised to rehome all the wildlife first. Yet in Arcadia, the tree sitters were advised to come down at night for fear of being attacked by all the displaced animals!
Penny wise, pound foolish. And I’m being polite.
The travesty at Arcadia Woodlands is a call to action at Hahamongna.
PA, I’ll play the sidekick any day.
here is another call to action
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