In an otherwise decent enough piece by Adam Nagourney in yesterday’s New York Times about the uncertain fate of the Watts Towers, we couldn’t help notice a few things. Both the reference in the hed to the Towers as “hidden” and notion in the body of the piece that Europeans and global sophisticates flock to the towers while Angelenos are too dumb to notice, struck us as a bit odd. We haven’t met a single Angeleno who doesn’t know about the Watts Towers, or who learned about them from some effete Frenchie.
But the main thing we found bizzare is the Times’ continued reference to the LA County Museum of Arts as “Lacma,” instead of “LACMA.” Lord knows we here at Fishbowl LA are no copy editors. But it’s been bothering the crap out of us.