London, if he were still alive, would probably be able to take diverse bits of information, such as the annual traffic fiasco, that inevitably accompanies the Forth of July fireworks display in the Marina del Rey area, the recent resignation of L. A. Sheriff Lee Baca, and the political headaches for New Jersey Governor Chris Cristie, and combine them into one coherent column, but we'll have to check with the Marina Tenants Association for the background story and get back to you on that challenge.
In Chapter 27 of Martin Eden, London wrote: "When he starved, his thoughts had dwelt often upon the thousands he knew were starving the world over, but now that he was feasted full, the fact of the thousands starving was no longer pregnant in his brain." Does that explain why Republicans prefer to discuss the homeless while enjoying a good meal?
Now the disk jockey will play Boston's "Don't look back" album, Chicago's "Greatest Hits" album, and John Denver's "Rockey Mountain High" song (has that become the official anthem of the Legalize Pot movement?). We have to go see if the record high temperature for San Francisco in January will be set today. Have an "over the lips, and through the gums; look out ribs here it comes!" type week.
[After a clerk at the Pacific Cookie Company on Telegraph Ave. bragged that Janice Joplin had "come on" to her grandfather on a national TV talk show and then went online to prove it, we knew we had a great item for next week's column. Tune in next week at the same bat time, same bat channel for the full story.]