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TwitWit: Villaraigosa Offers O'Brien Street Name in Swap for Service

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The campaign for funnyman Conan O'Brien to have a Los Angeles street named for him is getting serious. Team Coco has pitched and pleaded, and now Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa seems willing to make a trade. He'll indulge in some street talk if O'Brien is willing to do some service for the city.

The other day, Villaraigosa Tweeted: "If @ConanOBrien really wants a street, he has to serve LA before I’ll consider it! What volunteer work should he do? @TeamCoco #ConanBlvd"

Should the famous redhead don an orange vest and fill some pot holes? Or take is street dreams down to Skid Row to serve meals to the homeless? We'll see if Team Coco volleys back.

[h/t Huffington Post]