What you see here is traffic backed up all the way from Sunset such that it blocks this intersection. There is a Metro bus blocking the entire north/south throughway at Sunset. It was there for a full light cycle.
I don't think the W.I. Simonson Mercedes dealership will be too happy to learn that their driver is going straight through the right-turn-only lane in their (expensive) car with their name right on the side of it.
This hummer had Texas plates. My mind boggles at the math. Eight miles to the gallon, $3.09 per gallon, 818 miles to El Paso. That's $316 to drive here. We'll give them the benefit of the doubt; if they'd come from Texarkana it would have been 1631 miles, or almost double that. Later we'll calculate the carbon footprint.
That's a hummer. I think that my objection to them comes from the fact that they are SO in your face about their consumption. I mean, Nathan has been sent to Iraq to defend these people's ability to drive cars that get 8 mpg. Does that seem right? Not to me.
Hummer at night, beginning in the Palisades and all the way to Cliffwood. J tried to engage me again in the argument about how if you put more people in the hummer (this one was apparently bearing four adults) it's just as efficient a mode of transportation as one person in a Prius. I'm not buying it.
Coming back from my trapeze lesson I spied this hummer and wondered briefly if it's the same yellow one I've been seeing or if they are unique instances. Took its photo, turned onto Bundy. The hummer ripped by me on the right and cut across four lanes (five if you count the center turning lane) to dive into the parking lot of the taqueria at Ohio. The problem is that they're sold as invincible vehicles, so the kind of person who would buy one feels enabled? entitled? to drive as if he is bulletproof.