city: santa monica

pacific park

from kidz bop posted in music by ratsnamgod

In 2012, the Kidz Bop kids sassed up an amusement park for a day to film a video for their tame, kid-friendly version of an already tame, kid-friendly hit "Call Me Maybe".

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rundown studios

from bob dylan posted in music by tacopolis

Towards the end of his 1977 tour, Bob Dylan called Rob Stoner (bassist for the Rolling Thunder Revue) and asked him to help assemble a band to rehearse for the next tour.

Dylan rented space at this address in Santa Monica, and named it for the general condition of the neighborhood at the time. He hired engineers Arthur Rosato and Joel Bernstein to transform it into a rehearsal area/studio.

Dylan's expanded pop-based band practiced in the space, and eventually rented a mobile truck with a 24-track to do the recordings for the 1978 album Street Legal. The cover of that album features the exterior of Rundown Studios.

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rae’s restaurant

from comedians in cars getting coffee, jerry seinfeld, brian regan posted in television by crabapple

Brian Regan and Jerry Seinfeld take a 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A and spend the day giggling and getting coffee at Rae's Restaurant in the Crackle series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

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westerburg high school (exterior)

from heathers posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

Heathers is one of the rare movies from the '80s that will probably never be granted a remake, which is fine because it's really not as good as you might remember. As dark as it is, the original idea for the ending was even darker with Veronica killing J.D. and then blowing herself up.

The climax outside of Westerburg High School was shot on the steps of John Adams Middle School in Santa Monica. The name of the school, in spite of the misspelling, was reportedly a nod to Winona Ryder's favorite band The Replacements.

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medical kush doctor

from wilfred posted in television by crabapple

"Prop. 215 (the California Compassionate Use Act) was enacted by the voters and took effect on Nov. 6, 1996. This law removes criminal penalties for personal use possession and cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes by patients (and their designated “primary caregivers”) who have a physician’s recommendation or approval" (from KushDr.com).

Ryan and Wilfred take advantage of this service to get proper treatment.

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