Jolly Roger. Ready on Arrival (1966), via airboyd on YouTube.
I know how Snap can save $500 million per year: his name is Evan Spiegel. The CEO famously rejected stock options comp for a ridiculous annual salary of one half a billion USD. Snap Inc. stock slid more than 5% on Tuesday morning after an analyst said the Santa Monica company behind the Snapchat video-messaging… Read More Snap is ‘quickly running out of money’
I’m just re-watching Blade Runner for the nth time (captions on) and I noticed the quote from when Roy first meets Sebastian. “Gosh, you really got some nice toys here.” “Gosh, you really got some nice toys here” is what the subtitles say, at least in the Final Cut edition. I haven’t checked elsewhere, but Google… Read More Bishop to King Seven, Checkmate
I’d heard rumors, but that’s it. Well, it turns out the rumors are true. The tech company, founded in Venice in 2011, is vacating a large chunk of its Venice network of office space for a location in a corporate office park in Santa Monica. This may actually serve as one final “fuck you” to… Read More Snapchat Leaving Venice
Homey’s head looks like a hairless cat.
I just tried go visit a bunch of sites I used to look at before I found reddit. I was disappointed to see that worth1000 has been subsumed into another site, but I was pleased to see that fark.com and somethingawful.com are still at it. One of my favorite SA forums from back in the… Read More Costanza
Photos of the 1983 El Niño beach erosion in Venice Beach, California. Photos show the lifeguards’ “HQ” building featured in the television show Bay Watch.… Read More Venice ’83
Searching the USC digital archives for photos of Venice, I found this in the collection called “Robin Dunitz Slides of Los Angeles Murals, 1925-2002.” It’s a great view from in front of what’s now Menotti’s Cafe on Windward. Based on the striped column, it looks like there was once a barber shop there. What’s now Collage Cafe once… Read More Painted columns along a sidewalk, Venice, Calif., ca. 1973
I just found this astonishing panorama and had to share it. You can find the photo on the website for the Huntington Library’s digital archive project. The subject of the photo is the beach next to the Lick Pier that once straddled the southern border of Santa Monica. The detail captured is quite remarkable. I downloaded… Read More The End of the Boardwalk, 1929