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Is Your Time Warner Internet Service Cutting Out? We asked, and you told us. It all started when local blog LA Snark started, well, snarking about local internet service. "What’s going on with Time Warner’s internet outtages in the Los Angeles area?

Public Transit to get Easier with New TAP Cards Using public transit might theoretically get easier now that TAP cards are being rolled out with the "debit" feature, but what's getting harder is understanding the fine print of the details and just what the heck Metro is saying in their promo materials. Deliveries are Waaaaaay Behind Schedule This Year Trusting the internets to deliver your holiday goods is a gamble, and for some an online reliable like Amazon doesn't disappoint, but for others, well, that wait is going to be a little longer. Of course, this makes us wonder, is it all just a ploy to get us to sign up for their paid "Prime" program? You give us your 2 cents, and we'll be paying for 2-day shipping.

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Quiksilver Old-School Vert Throwdown featuring Tony Hawk Awesome photos of last weekend's skateboarding competition, where "loud neon fashions and iconic 80's skaters including Tony Hawk and Christian Hosoi collided head-on for a nostalgic day at the Quiksilver Headquarters in Huntington Beach." It was "skating legend Tony Hawk participated in his first competition in eight years and showed that hasn't lost a step by winning the contest with style. Not just style, but class, as he forfeited his $1,980 winnings by giving $200 to each non-placing competitor." What a guy!

Nickel Diner: I Can Haz Bacon Donut?! If you put bacon on it, we will come. Downtown's Nickel Diner makes a mean pulled pork hash, some really amazing toast and jam, darn good french toast, and they serve a bacon donut. You know, bacon, the sixth food group? Yum!

Review: A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour The documentary film "A Finished Life tells the incomparably true story of Gregg Gour, a 48-year-old Los Angeles gay man who has lived with AIDS for exactly half of his life." He stops taking his meds and is given six months to live, then he decides to use that time by buying an RV and driving around the country, stopping to meet up with "anyone who has touched his life."

Bonus Post: You Got Goop All Over my Plebes totally needs a re-mention today (it came in #4 in both categories) because it will make you laugh--mostly at Gwynyth Paltrow and her paltry attempt to share "her" Los Angeles with everyday folks like you and me who spend our days eating in strip malls (who knew?) and nights slumbering at Shutters on the Beach.