LAT in 90 Seconds

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Best Headline Award Goes To… The copy editor who came up with this one for a piece about the L.A. County Fair’s fried fare, which include: deep-fried Twinkies, deep-friend Oreos, deep-fried avocados, deep-fried pickles, deep-fried olives and an angioplasty.

purdy.jpgTimes Sounds Off: The second annual Local Music Report in Calendar is worth the read. And if you really want to have fun, show the piece to that music snob co-worker of yours and watch as she gets all indignant and apoplectic about all the L.A. bands that weren’t included.

“What!” she’ll gasp. “Joe Purdy? That’s crap. Why aren’t The 88 on here? They totally just skipped over, um, I dunno, like 30,000 better bands and genres. Hello, hip-hop anyone? Hey… where are you going?”

banks.jpgReality, Stranger Than Fiction: A WGA-sponsored “Unity March” drew a crowd of about 700 yesterday, including Marc Cherry, executive producer of Desperate Housewives who turned out to support the 12 striking ANTM scribes.

At issue is whether reality writers should enjoy the same pay and union representation as other writers and what the cut should be for writers whose shows are sold online.

FBLA supports the writers, but still hold firmly that this whole problem (and the decline of our civilization) would end if networks just stopped airing reality TV.