Cal State Long Beach's cheerleaders captured three titles at the Collegiate Cheer and Dance Nationals in Las Vegas -- a remarkable feat when you consider that they haven't had much opportunity to cheer lately. The men's basketball team has lost 20 of 25 games this season.
Dueling signs: "I know budgets are tight but this may be the shortest project on record," said Ed Schlossman of Thousand Oaks, referring to a construction site -- or would that be a constructionette? -- in Camarillo (see photo).
Unclear on the concept: Walter White of Monrovia chanced upon a sign at a parking structure that would seemingly result in numerous broken gate arms (see White's composite photo).
Actually, it's meant for monthly tenants, who are supposed to wait for the arm to return to its lowered position before inserting their cards.
A leg to stand on? Ewald Consen of Simi Valley and Alvin Cushlen of L.A. noticed an ad for a ladder that claims to have a large load capacity despite being less than a foot tall (see above).
Rolling couch potato: "Well, I finally saw it," related Kit Hope of Garden Grove. "Right in front of me as I was driving home on Garden Grove Boulevard. A man was watching TV while he was driving. He had a little black and white set on his dashboard and it was on." I suppose it's only a matter of time until we hear about a motorist being chased by police who watches himself being pursued on his car TV.
Drive-away "oops!" events (cont.): "I think I can top the lady who drove off with the speaker from the drive-in movie still attached," wrote Cindy Lokitz of Oak Park.
"Many years ago I had a very mellow cat. In fact some thought that he was just a lawn ornament. One day I got into the car and drove down our street and a passerby began to shout at me and wave his hands frantically. It seems that I had taken off with the cat clinging to the roof of my car." Lokitz adds that her pet survived the ride "though he may have lost a life or two."
MiscelLAny: Back on the subject of drive-in movie mishaps, Richard von Ravensberg of Desert Hot Springs writes: "My recollection of people leaving with the speaker still attached to the car was not due to them being dunderheads. Most of those accidents occurred in the back rows in the cars with the windows fogged up (from the inside)."
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