January 18th, 2006

Pee-Wee Bellhop

have your hot lunch where RFK was shot

The Ambassador Hotel, home of LA's hot Cocoanut Grove0 nightclub and the spot where Robert Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, has been demolished. The nightclub and coffeeshop will remain. Closed since 1989, the hotel land was seized by eminent domain to make way for a ginormous elementary school.

An interesting end to the property rich in history.

[0] Not the same notorious Cocoanut Grove nightclub of the Cocoanut Grove Fire fame; that one was in Boston.
Tom Lehrer is Smug

schadenfreude

After one crummy episode with terrible ratings (I read it was pretty crummy, at least) and a massive South Station takeover blitz, ABC is cancelling "Emily's Reasons Why Not."

I won't be the one to make any "why not" jokes, mind you, but I am having a hearty laugh when I think of all the Heather Graham faces that'll now have to come down from South Station.

I wonder how that hunky archaeologist adventurer dood in Downtown Crossing will fare. His show's set to premiere on the 23rd.