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#351560 - 07/07/11 06:41 PM Re: What to do in LA? [Re: nickbuol]
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#351561 - 07/07/11 07:09 PM Re: What to do in LA? [Re: terzaghi]
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The LA Rising Festival is on July 30 and you could see Rage Against The Machine aka THE BEST Rock and Roll band IN HISTORY!

If you're in LA on the 30th, Nick, and don't attend, I'll hack your Axiom account and permanently change your moniker to PUSSY!
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#351562 - 07/07/11 07:26 PM Re: What to do in LA? [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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If you are a meat lover, eat here. My friend just went and loved it.

http://www.animalrestaurant.com/

A bunch of friends are into what's called a Paleo diet, kind of a new version of Atkins but more sustainable. This restaurant qualifies.

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#351563 - 07/07/11 07:26 PM Re: What to do in LA? [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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Rage Against The Machine does have some good "tunes". Haven't listened to them in a while... But alas, I won't be there. I fly home on the 29th.
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#351564 - 07/07/11 07:28 PM Re: What to do in LA? [Re: nickbuol]
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That is a crazy sample menu for the 'animal restaurant'...

My wife probably wouldn't like it, but I am looking for dining options too. Nothing too fancy (on a budget) and nothing too unusual. She loves pasta for example, neither of us like seafood.
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#351565 - 07/07/11 08:24 PM Re: What to do in LA? [Re: Ken.C]
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I've always liked the Museum of Natural History, but that's could be because of childhood memories.


I like that place, too, Ken.

Also, the Aquarium of the Pacific is pretty enjoyable. It's in Long Beach.
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#351566 - 07/07/11 11:27 PM Re: What to do in LA? [Re: nickbuol]
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Nick, since you're going to Griffith Observatory, you'll probably take in a show at the Planetarium. Another thing to do is to go in the evening to have a look through their 12" refractor. There's about an hour of darkness before they close at 10:00.
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#351567 - 07/08/11 12:05 AM Re: What to do in LA? [Re: JohnK]
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That sounds interesting. I haven't been in a planetarium in a long time...
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#351568 - 07/08/11 12:15 AM Re: What to do in LA? [Re: terzaghi]
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I did the planetarium show last time I was there (December 2010) which was pretty cool and I think that it is a new show now.

Every time I've been there, it is either cloudy or the telescope is closed for one reason or another. I will definitely try again.

As for the Aquarium of the Pacific, I heard that it was pretty small. Is it worth the $25 or so?
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#351577 - 07/08/11 08:44 AM Re: What to do in LA? [Re: nickbuol]
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Sweet. Keep the ideas coming. I am thinking about taking my wife to see the Korean Friendship Bell and then going down to the lagoons by the ocean for an hour or so too.

Dumb question, what is "9292 Bundy"??? I was thinking an address maybe, but google had no clue..


I probably got the numbers wrong. Maybe it was 9294??

Anyway, it was OJ's crime scene.

I was in LA shortly afterward for a conference and had students with me. As soon as we got into the rental car @ LAX, it was the first place they wanted to go.

And, of course, I was kidding. Nothing to see there, folks. Move along, move along.
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