Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Just Keep That Double Rainbow Dude Far Away.

When Steve Martin hosted the Oscars, he mentioned, “Right now, all over the world, there are 800 million people watching us, and every one of them is thinking the exact same thought: that we’re all gay.”

Not helping the cause: this gigantic beast I came across at Sony Studios last night.

Actually, it pays homage to The Wizard of Oz, which was shot on the lot back when it belonged to MGM. That’s right – we found a way to make The Wizard of Oz even gayer.

Honestly, I love it. Here are a few stats: It’s eight feet thick, weighs 60,000 lbs., and arrived in 40 pieces from Chicago last week before being assembled and dedicated on Monday.

Here in LA, we don’t have your run-of-the-mill Liberty Bell, or Washington Monument or Bunker Hill. And that’s not to say I’m morally opposed to that type of history. If it suits you, and the horse you rode in on, great. But I am going blind trying to see how that that stuff is any cooler than Hollywood history. We got Nakatomi Plaza here.

If you’re in Culver City, check it out. Then again, if you’re within 20 miles of Culver City, check it out.

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