Obama Rally: The Line To Get In

You’ve heard of lines that reach around blocks? Biking past the queue yesterday afternoon on my way home from the office, the line of spectators for yesterday’s Obama visit to USC reached around the entire university. Here’s the section of it I video’d along Jefferson just east of Vermont:

My favorite person out of all of ’em I passed? This jackass:

Who of course had to be on a bike stoking my belief that USC stands for University of Stoopid Cyclists by deciding it appropriate to simultaneously represent both his age and IQ as I zipped by.

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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 laonstage.com, 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."