Architecture

El Bordello Alexandra

El Bordello Alexandra

It’s not every neighborhood where you can mount gargoyles and cloven-hoofed figures all over your house without having the local home owners association up in arms.

This strange “gothic” divertissement next to another (the Morrison Hotel) is hardly Notre Dame de Paris, but as boardwalk kitsch goes (okay, it’s 100 feet off the boardwalk across Speedway), it’s a gargoyle giggle.

Westminster Ave
Venice, California

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el nino '97

El NINO-STALGIC? STOKE ON ’97

Venice doesn’t go off like it’s 1997 very often. Good that a couple of Swede transplants happened to have a vid cam at the beach this late millennium day. Good there were good surfers out. Enjoy the shred.

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Electric Art Block (Koning Eizenberg Architecture)

Electric Art Block (Koning Eizenberg Architecture)

1990 by Koning Eizenberg Architecture — Glenn Robert Erickson

Straddling a plot that was once electric streetcar line, this long block of “artist” lofts is bookended by sheet-metal clad volumes, chain link fencing and false walls, while those in between are simpler stucco boxes.

499 Santa Clara
Venice, California

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Exclusive Preview: Video Still of Live Space Alien at Window

DOGTOWN INK EXCLUSIVE — Dogtown Ink has acquired this exclusive frame grab from astonishing video footage shot by a Denver area man of a live space alien peeking in a window. Unlike previous grainy images of purported extraterrestrials, the video still clearly shows a very buff, completely alien life form outside the windshield of a space ship cockpit.

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Exclusiver! Actual Video Clip of Alien at Window! No Sh**!

LATEST UPDATE: Those mendacious little alien vid pranksters!

I never!

VENICE, CA — Dogtown Ink has just received this link to the ACTUAL VIDEO CLIP of the live space alien at the window from a commenter on DOGTOWN INK who goes by the name of WATCHER.

IT’S THE REAL VIDEO REPORTED ON IN THE PRESS YESTERDAY.

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F.O.E. Building

F.O.E. Building

Circa 1925

Fraternal Order of the Eagles? building.

1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, California

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Feeling the heat? Go Bollywood!

Feeling the heat? Go Bollywood!

Next time you find yourself with a gun to your head, a suggestion: Slap on an outrageous grin and bust your best moves through undulating bolts of colorful fabric and a phalanx of bhangra-ing backup dancers. If you know anything at all about Bollywood movies, you’ll know it works every time.

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First Ladies Man—Bill Clinton: “Fired Up and Ready To Go Day One!”

“I’m pumped to serve as First Ladies Man—very!” Clinton told reportedly told . “And I’ve got ZERO problem with it. I’ll be fired up and ready to go day one. Day Two, too. Hell, I’ll go every day of the week, God willing.”

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Fists of Furry! — or Oh, No You Didn’t Just Call Me a Perv…

After taking years of ridicule, scorn and abuse as a “furry” reindeer, Brindleskins Skydancer decided to do something about it. He became a tenth-degree karate master, a Buddakan Judo high priest, and tae kwon-do Wu Li tree dancer. And an anthropomorphic avenger. No longer do people refer to him as weird (within earshot) or else…

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Flesh-Eating Virus Going Vegan?

“This may sound crazy, but I’m thinking hard about going vegan,” the Flesh-Eating Virus (F-EV) told Entertainment Tonight’s Pat O’Brien on a segment last night that sought to portray the Virus’ softer side.

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