Surreal L.A. Podcast #8: Halloween Edition featuring Ghost Stories with Paranormal EXP

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Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night? The team at Paranormal EXP LIVES for that sh*t and has the EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) to prove it! Settle in for some spooky stories and sounds from some of L.A.’s most haunted places…Happy Halloween ghosts and ghouls!

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Photos: Venice Homeless Man Romances Mannequin

Homeless Casanova Gets Friendly with American Appearel Plastic Siren

Last summer, A.W.O.L. and I were meandering around the Venice Beach Boardwalk, like we do, when we came across a scene too bizarre for even Venice Beach: A bleary-eyed homeless Casanova cozied up to a plastic American Apparel siren (not played by Kim Cattrall.) Yes, I know, after writing that down it actually seems pretty normal for men in this town to cozy up to plastic things. But I’m hoping this photo is worth more than a 12 word description:

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Hollywood Boulevard Cat Fight!

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WHAM! POP! BAM! Well, almost. Check out these photos of this Hollywood Boulevard cat fight that almost broke-out between Cat Woman, Marilyn Monroe and some Dude with a camera. Oh, Hollywood. Oh, she would if she could.

Valley Girl and I spent another sleazy afternoon in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, communing with the darkness of the Boulevard of Broken dreams. As expected, the demons never fail to deliver a little costumed chaos.

While Valley Girl was interviewing a straggly-haired Skull and Bones conspiracy theorist, I happened to catch Cat Woman and Marilyn Monroe almost get into a comic-book style brawl with some “a@#hole” who wouldn’t stop taking their picture. The ladies of Hollywood Blvd. don’t do that unless they get paid, just FYI.

Of course, the dude didn’t want to stop taking photos, so Cat Woman took out her claws and got in his face. There was a lot of meowing, hand-in-the face huffing and puffing business, until Marilyn got involved and actually struck him with her white plastic fan. Yeah, some like it hotter than others.

The cops were called, but the only consequence was my amusement.

Enjoy.

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HERO MAN is Here to Save the Day and L.A.

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It’s a ghetto bird. No, it’s a plume of smog. No, it’s HERO MAN: Los Angeles’ latest real-life super hero. No, we are not fucking kidding. Hero Man just launched his own website and wants you to contact him if you need some super help.

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The Protest Signs of Occupy L.A.

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Occupy L.A. protesters have staked their claim on Los Angeles City Hall, littering the lawn and sidewalk with tents, sleeping bags and blankets – at least until December. Surreal L.A. spent time with the protesters this past weekend and witnessed a large crowd of mixed-bag Americans, each standing for something…but what, exactly?

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PHOTOS: Top 5 Weirdest Things at the Brewery ArtWalk

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The Brewery ArtWalk in downtown Los Angeles is a twice annual event where the artists and revolutionaries inhabiting the largest art complex in the world graciously open their doors for us regular folk to gawk at their emotionally transparent wares (and hopefully help pay their rent). The Fall artwalk ends today, October 2, at 6pm, but if you want a taste of the strangest, weirdest and most out-there offerings, Surreal L.A. is here for you:

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SABER’s Strange Skies over Downtown L.A.

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“Art is Not a Crime.” The words L.A. Artist SABER etched into the sky over downtown Los Angeles yesterday in his campaign against City Hall’s moronic moratorium on murals.

After all, if you can’t paint the alleyways, bridges and streets, the only place left is the sky.

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Surreal L.A. Podcast #2: The Mulholland Drive Edition

Don’t miss the Mulholland Drive Edition of Surreal L.A., where the Valley Girl and Shanon record the podcast live from Mulholland Drive, overlooking the grimy, but glittering, San Fernando Valley. Follow their cracked-out, midnight conversation, covering topics from their epic search for Quween on the Scene to David Lynch’s Club Silencio, movies in the cemetery, and ghetto bootylicious photo shoots in front of the LACMA. Yeah, things just got weirder, L.A.

Surreal L.A. Podcast #2: The Mulholland Drive Edition

We want to hear from you too. Send your strange and unusual stories to stories@surrealla.com for a chance to get them read on the podcast or published on the blog. Keep it Surreal, L.A.!

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