MY LA: FRED ARMISEN TALKS LIFE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS
By Beatie Wolfe
I’m originally from New York but ever since I was a kid my parents would bring me out here and we’d go to Universal Studios. And I just fell in love with it. I loved seeing LA in the movies. I saw Valley Girl when I was in high school and thought, wow, everyone’s outside, everyone’s happy, and it’s both new wave and punk rock at the same time and also kind of rockabilly-ish.
Amy never meant to build an automaton. She didn’t know how to make anything. Nevertheless in her basement one day she heaped laundry baskets and car batteries and garden hoses in such a fashion that they sparked and entered unto a congress and coughed up life.
It’s January again, so you know what that means: frogmen. Frogmen coming down the chimney, frogmen out back bothering with the garbage cans. Frogmen crawling up under the hood of your car to get warm at night then scaring the hell out of you when you go to start the engine in the morning. Incessant croaking robs us of cheer and threatens our sanity,
“How long did you have the app?” I asked him. Pete had told me about this workout app that he downloaded, but then I kind of zoned out and missed some of the specifics. I tend to do that when other people are talking and there’s any kind of distraction in my immediate vicinity.
When he reached the top of the hill and saw the highway in the moonlight extending downward in a long straightaway, Terrell jammed the accelerator to the floor. He could just see the tail lights of the black LTD on the far side of the hill, and he was desperate not to lose them.
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