Tuesday, September 25, 2007

House on the 101

Has anyone been following this story?


Remember it when we read Tropic of Orange...



L.A. Stories said...

Ha! This is a ridiculous story.
Trying to link it to class...
Aside from the fluidity of LA that it represents, it reminds me of what someone was saying yesterday about Marlowe not having any real home, wandering around only from one crime scene to another. Is this typical of the classic hard-boiled detective? (It is also noteably the opposite of the way the Sternwoods live...moving up the hill as they made money showed some sense of mobility that they have tried to deny.)

It's good to know there's an official state position on how long you can leave your house by the side of the highway.


L.A. Stories said...

I know this is kind of a cliche, but what I can't help but think of is the saying that everybody in L.A. lives in their car...this really gives new meaning to the phrase.

Also, I liked what Bryn was saying about it representing (failed) social mobility. The man, who was trying to save money (and perhaps, therefore, was not the "right" kind of person to be moving "up the hill") was punished for challenging the social conventions. (I don't actually think that there is some big conspiracy against people who try to transport over-sized loads, but I think it is an interesting concept.)

Finally, those who clog up the already obscenely narrow/crowded 101 do deserve severe punishment!