And you thought the pedestrian crosswalk signals changed too fast...
Some UCLA students are getting attention on blogs and YouTube with their "30 Seconds of Awesome" routines (video above). They stand in the middle of Westwood Boulevard and Le Conte Avenue during the 30-second crossing period and do something crazy like volleyball or limbo, Streetsblog L.A. reports:
The students were in and out of the intersection before regular car traffic resumed, with Professor Mark Mack wearing what looked to be an orange prison jump suit yelling out the remaining time into a mega phone.
Here are some other goings-on around Web L.A.:
Bud Light classes up L.A. Live: The new J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton at L.A. Live are classing up the area with a building-sized Bud Light supergraphic. Curbed L.A. reports:
Now that the whole building is making LA Live look like a giant Monster Truck Rally, we're actually starting to enjoy this new look. Let us know when the girls come out to shoot t-shirts out of cannons!
Union Pacific puts the brakes on party trains: For those looking forward to the L.A. to Las Vegas party train we mentioned last week, it looks like Union Pacific is putting the brakes on the excitement. Curbed L.A. reports:
It's not clear if the UP will allow drinking and dancing, but the founders of the X Trains are now saying they'll drop gambling if UP doesn't want it. No word yet from the Z train.
Tracking Huell Howser: Now you can track the stops of "California's Gold" personality Huell Howser on an interactive map. Check it out over at KCET.
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