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Video: Local Reporter Interviews the LACMA Rock

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Sigh.

Tracking the journey of a specially-selected 340-ton rock from Riverside to Los Angeles for its eventual installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has already reached an uncomfortable level of media hype, but this is just taking it a bit too far--and we don't mean how far the drive is from the Inland Empire to the Miracle Mile.

In a new video, a reporter from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin does a live interview...with the rock.

Oh, rocks don't talk? That's true, acknowledges the reporter, who explains she will "translate." Apparently in rock-ese, there are still plenty of puns: When asked how its trip has been, the rock "answers" it's been "solid as a rock." Yep.

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As for the rock's reaction to its appearance on camera, we're liking the lighthearted quip from the rock's unofficial Twitter account (LACMA is posting rock updates on their own feed): "I'm trying to slim down, but the camera adds a few tons."

What might be just a tad funnier is that it's pretty hard to even tell the rock is in the video. (It is, it's just covered in plastic and rigged up for transit, and kinda far from where the reporter is standing.)

The rock is expected to arrive at LACMA on March 10.

Previously
The "Stupid" LACMA Boulder Gets a Facebook Page, Some Angelenos Unmoved By Rock as Art
Is LACMA's 340-Ton Rock Ready to (Very Slowly) Roll?
Surprise! Moving a 340-Ton Boulder From Riverside to LACMA Turns Into Bureaucratic Nightmare