Oh thank the LORD! And we’re not talking about a 17 year old New Zealand girl. Some cheer-spreading food lover has been traipsing about the country leaving as much as 10,000 tips for kind servers under the screen name @tipsforjesus. No word if this is the son of God incarnate or just some reaaaaly, super generous dude with an Amex black card, but whoever he is, he’s already left over 50 grnad in tips alone. That’ll make you a believer in something! [LAist]
Has your morning been a little empty? Maybe you need to see willowy QOTSA singer Josh Homme and funny musician Reggie Watts singing about making strong, sweet taxidermy love. It’ll make you want to mount a stuffed elk, I guarantee it! [Pitchfork]
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It might be unseasonably warm right now, but believe it or not there are some great places to indulge in one of the best holiday traditions known to man, outdoor ice skating! Nothing is better than skating under the stars with a cup of hot chocolate listening to Christmas carols blaring, and believe it or not there are lots of places to do it! Of course we have the list up for you, Ice Castle! [LAist]
Downtown on Ice
General admission is $8 and skate rentals are $2. Open until Jan. 20.
Pershing Square is located at 532 S. Olive St. in Downtown
Chill at The Queen Mary
opens from Nov. 22 to Jan. 5
The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach, (877) 342-0738
Ice at Santa Monica
Ice at Santa Monica is located at 1324 5th St. in Santa Monica, (310) 461-8333
L.A. Kings Holiday Ice Rink at L.A. Live
It will be open from Nov. 29 to Dec. 31. General admission including skate rentals is $13, and military, senior citizens, and children under five get a discount at $6.
L.A. Live is located at 800 W Olympic Blvd. in Downtown, (213) 763-5483
Woodland Hills Ice
Opens through Feb. 17, 2014.
Westfield Promenade is located at 6100 Topanga Canyon Rd. in Woodland Hills, (818) 854-4151
Irvine Spectrum Center Holiday on Ice
Open now through Feb. 17, 2014. Admission for $14 per person, skate rentals for $4.
Irvine Spectrum is located at 71 Fortune Dr. in Irvine, (949) 753-5180
Downtown Disney's Olaf's Frozen Ice Rink
Nov. 14 to Jan. 11, costs $17 for general admission and $3 for skate rentals
Downtown Disney is located at 1580 S Disneyland Dr. in Anaheim, (714) 781-4565
Can you imagine drunk shopping at 6 in the evening and getting your new purse while you’re still drunk? Amazon wants to make that a reality! Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos wants to fill up the skies with unmanned drones carrying 5 lb packages, so if you live close to an Amazon fulfillment center you could be a half hour away from some good ol binge buying. It’s not a reality yet, regulations have to ease and technology has to catch up, and once we’re there screw 2 day shipping. I want my new shoes at my house faster than my pizza. [NBC News]
OC Weekly photojournalist Andrew Youssef succumbed to his battle with colon cancer. The shutterbug shot loads of bands over the years and documented his cancer fight in a regular OC Weekly column. He was loved and adored by many in the LA music community, he was a humble guy who took lots and lots of great pics over the years. RIP Andrew. I’m sure the light is perfect in heaven. [LA Weekly]
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Awww, why so sad, kitten? Millennials are all depressed and they are filling up psychologists’ offices with crocodile tears and tales of generational hardship. So why all the sadness, kids? One shrink says the spike in depression among twentysomethings isn’t because they’re all self-obsessed narcissists, it’s because their parent were too coddly and they can’t think for themselves! They can’t cope! 30 is the new 18, let’s hope they snap out of it by the time they’re 40. [Slate]