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April 29th, 1992

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Los Angeles, where were you 19 years ago today? If you were in Los Angeles, you might remember this day well. Today's video lunch comes courtesy Sublime, whose song immortalizes April 29th, 1992 and its part in our local history. There is no official video, but this is among the amateur efforts using footage from the riots and surrounding events to illustrate Sublime's song.

There was a riot on the streets, Tell me where were you? You were sittin' home watchin' your TV, While I was paticipatin' in some anarchy. First spot we hit it was my liqour store.
I finally got all that alcohol I can't afford.
With red lights flashin' time to retire,
And then we turned that liquor store into a structure fire.