Ergo, Ego

Fun with captions:


In the above image by AP Photographer Richard Vogel of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa discussing the city’s new $7-billion budget while backed-up by a squad of Los Angeles City Firefighters now forced by department cuts to do double duty as unpaid bodyguards, Villaraigosa is shown:

  1. Demonstrating how big his ego used to be?
  2. In mid-applause after introducing his new former Miss-USA girlfriend who just happens to be another telejourno like the last one?
  3. Approximating the width of a Class II bike lane while admitting he doesn’t know much about them?
  4. Launching into a rousing rendition of R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly.”
  5. Asking for a hug?
  6. Telling an unidentified member of the press “”Now go get yer fuckin’ shinebox!”

Provide answers and other captions in the comments.

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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."