Thursday, July 14, 2011

Carmageddon,Carpocalypse - let's get real Angelenos,it's not the end of the world!

We're talking here about 53 hours of the 405 being closed , not 53 days. My fellow Angelenos ,we can survive. Let's ride our bikes, let's take the train  . Let's enjoy the great weather and the weekend without being anxious  and angry. I do believe this is just a preemptive panic. 
I love how innovative are our businesses:
- Kim Rodgers is offering to photograph our pets—at a discount
- Howard Teman, owner of T-Man Tattoo on Ventura Boulevard ,  is offering 15% off "any piercing or tattoo."
- JetBlue Airways Corp. announced a "Fly Over the 405" deal with a $4 one-way flight from Burbank to Long Beach
-"Brave the 405 closure with a four-course dinner for $40.05," declares the Wilshire Restaurant on Los Angeles' west side
- Harvelle's bar in Santa Monica is offering $5 for an "Irish Car Bomb" or a "Cadillac Margarita."
-Fifth Generation Readers Fine Jewelers is offering 20% off all merchandise except single diamonds over half a carat.
-Pacific Park, the amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier is offering 53 hours of free rides to anyone with a San Fernando Valley zip code on their driver's license. It also ordered special "traffic-cone orange" cotton candy for the weekend—free with a day pass.The cotton-candy color: "Caltrans Orange."
-At the Sherman Oaks Galleria mall , owners touted an "I Survived Carmageddon Weekend Celebration."

LAPD even asked celebrities to use Twitter to warn their followers.

Tom Hanks 
This weekend, LA! Avoid Carmageddon, Gas-zilla, 405-enstein, Grid-lock-apalooza! STAY HOME. Eat & shop local! Hanx

ashton kutcher 
LAPD askd me 2tweet: 405fwy btwn 10 & 101 will b closed July16-17. In xchange I would like a free pass on that stoplight tickt IT WAS YELLOW

David Lynch 
Dear Twitter Friends who live in the LA area, the 405 freeway will be closed July 16 & 17. Plan ahead. LAPD is calling "Carmageddon.

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