It is unsustainable, this partying, parading, and confetti-ing, and yet I have an abiding sense that we Angelinos all needed a party around here.
The LA Times yesterday ran an interesting story on auto recycling in Ghana. When there is a crash, no matter how badly the cars are damaged, these workers bring the cars back to life. There are occupational and environmental health issues with the workshop, but it serves as compelling contrast to the scrappage program announced for the UK in the past week to save the auto industry. David Levinson over at the Transportationist discusses the latter scheme.