The Gall Of Ted Rall


To The Editors of L.A. Citybeat,

You either can feel sorry for me for not getting the joke or pity me for being a humorless shmuck who is compelled to waste everyone’s time writing with the facts when I find an animal being misrepresented — even facetiously. But after reading your most recent “Left Coast” cartoon I am helpless to stop myself from letting you and Ted Rall know that the California condors he mentions in the third panel of the strip are scavengers, not predators. They don’t swoop down on anything living, thus there is nothing to fear from them — never mind that are only a couple hundred left in the world and most of them are in captivity.

Will Campbell
Los Angeles

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."