Monday, October 02, 2006

The Good Times are Killing us

You may have noticed that we haven't been around lately. Well, we love kuaptic, and we love you, but we also need to make a living, and we have had to put a pin in kuaptic for the time being to puruse other other projects. We hope to come back soon.

Saturday, July 01, 2006


Old school kuaptic-ites, probably remember back in the day when we talked about Rodney on The Roq and how his fans were hoping to get him a star on the walk of fame. Well now it's actually happened! Rodney is due to get a star in the next calendar year! It's nice to see someone who deserves it getting a star, instead of Ryan Seacrest or something.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Fatty Arbuckle's Cafe Today

You may remember how a couple of weeks ago how we told you about Fatty Arbuckle's Plantation Cafe. Well, because we love you guys (all three of you), we drove over to Culver City and photographed this centerpiece of Culver Studios. It was also used in the background of Gone with the Wind (it was not, as some believe however, Tara). They used all the old sets on the back lot -- like King Kong's Skull Island and the sets from Cecil B. DeMille's King of Kings -- burnt them in a huge fire to film the burning of Atlanta.

The studio eventually became part of RKO, passing through the hands of Joseph Kennedy, DeMille, Howard Hughes, and became the home of Desilu Productions in 1956. Then it went on to Grant Tinker in the eighties, and then Sony Pictures who finally sold it to PCCP Studio City in 2004.

An unbelievable number of movies and tv programs were filmed there, including
ET, Rebecca, A Star is Born, Citizen Kane, Ozzie and Harriet, I Love Lucy, Lassie and The Andy Griffith Show, not to mention Baywatch (for awhile), Mad About You, Peyton Place, and Batman.

Small Couch

Like puppies, sometimes couches come in very small sizes. This one is obviously the runt of its litter and was probably thrilled just to have a home. Now of course, it's out on the street, making its own way in the world. We wish you well tiny couch!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Thunderbolts and lightning...

Isn't it funny that Queen mentions "thunderbolts" in "Bohemian Rhapsody" and yet, there are no bolts of thunder?

And speaking of unlikely and surreal, how about that thunderstorm last night? We counted between lightning and thunder and it was RIGHT OVER US. And then, it

Dude. We thought it was the rapture. We didn't mind being left behind as long as we get to go back to sleep.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Palms on the Internet

We're not the only ones buzzing about Palms. Check out the odes available at LA City Nerd and Los Anjealous. Palms is the new black!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Sushi Karen!

Palms and kuaptic are excited to introduce a new friend -- sushi karen! to the neighborhood. Tucked right across the street from the Best Buy on Washington, Sushi Karen is unassuming, but once inside, one notices that they've taken steps to jazz up the joint. Still, it retains the feeling of the best kind of stripped down, bad music playing, mini-mall sushi bar. The nigeri is excellent -- large pieces of well cut, fresh fish on rice. It has an auxilary menu including various types of teriaki (for the five people left in LA who don't eat sushi) and stellar short ribs. it has all the usual appetizers -- edamame, gyoza, green salads and miso soup, but the real show stopper is the sashimi, which is plentiful and well sauced, and of all this, the tuna carpaccio is the star. A huge dish, festooned with translucent tuna, dabbed with olive oil, a bit of soy sauce and rice vinegar. Heaven! Within walking distance! (Photo from The Delicious Life)

Sushi Karen, 10762 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Standing corrected

If you're a regular kuaptic-ite, you've read our dissertations on couches and why people always take the pillows before abandoning them to a lonely life in the streets -- well, there's an exception to every rule! This couch was indeed left with its cushions (but what cushions!!) Trimmed with wood, this guy has very little to recommend him, his attached bump cushions (very eighties!) and his seemingly tye-dyed pattern. This evidence indicates that couches left with cushions are in fact worse off in general.