Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Extra, Extra: Killing A Spider At A Gas Station With A Lighter Is A Bad Idea

san_pedro_photo.jpg
San Pedro (Photo by Ross Richards via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

  • Follow LAist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.
  • Those of you who subscribe to Tidal can hear a new Prince song called "FREE URSELF."
  • A man at a gas station in Detroit tries to kill a spider using a lighter. It goes about as well as you can imagine.
  • Los Angeles has a chef-led alternative rock cover band called Foie Grock. Names that did not get chosen included: Bread Zeppelin, Meatshop Boys, A Flock of Meatballs, Oreo Speedwagon, and Limp Brisket.
  • Banksy's Dismaland is coming to an end. The pieces will be dismantled and sent to a refugee camp in France.
  • Joe Biden gave an interview in 1974 that paints him in a different light. He loved his wife, who was killed along with their infant daughter in a car crash in 1972, and he wasn't so liberal.
  • A Russian man rescued a pregnant dog who was sealed beneath a sidewalk during a sinkhole repair.
  • Electroclash darling Peaches will be doing an in-store performance at Amoeba Music in Hollywood on Tuesday.
  • Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, and 35 other female comedians talked to Vulture about whether they would want to be a late-night host. Some thought it would be a "grind."
  • And now, here's a dog who thinks magic tricks suck: