Goats in downtown LA! Angels Flight, 4th street and Broadway Hill

from the Times:

Leaders of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency hired 100 goats to nibble away thick weeds on a steep slope at the corner of 4th and Hill streets, next to the Angels Flight funicular.

Agency officials said the goats were cheaper and more environmentally friendly than two-legged brush-clearers armed with gasoline-powered weed-whackers.

And they are much more fun to watch, downtown office workers and other passersby quickly decided, as the animals fanned out over the 45-degree slope and chowed down.

They ruled and everyone had smiles everyone. They seemed to love eating the trees the most.

More photos here.

special guest blog post by LEAH!!!

I love Quiet Company for several reasons. The main reasons being that my husband is the heart behind the band and that most of the songs are sweet words towards me. But even if Quiet Company were a stranger- I’d still stick behind them because they are good. And to put icing on their rock cake- they are also humble, sincere, friendly, and hard working. That’s my main sales pitch: Quiet Company IS JUST GOOD.

With that being said, they’re in a contest to play Austin City Limits. ACL is a three day festival where important people play and thousands of people hear. Foo Fighters, Beck, Tom Petty, you name them- they have probably played the festival. Quiet Company is in the 4th round (out of 5) to be able to play the festival. If they win? A ton of exposure. A ton of, in my opinion, well-earned exposure. This band has been working it’s collective rear off for the past 2 years with extensive touring and living music. All you have to do is vote for the next 2 days from every e.mail address you have. And I promise you this, it literally takes less than one minute. To help a band. That you might even sincerely like.

Or at least, do it for the internet and Tony Pierce. Amen.

hey today is do something good for the animals day

especially if youre canadian, eh.

keira-anne has the details:

SPCA walk to raise funds for the BC-SPCA on Sunday, September 14. I’ll leave it up to you to think of a creative and saucy reason for which people should sponsor me (and Matt too I guess). Everyone that donates $20 or more gets thrown into a raffle draw for a $50 MyVisa gift card and a frameable 8×10 photo of one of Duane’s HDR portraits (like this one). Tell them to help me blow this popsicle stand away and be BC’s top fundraiser.

keira-anne and matt have posted about this recently and because secretly you all love bc and dogs and cats, you should help our four legged friends, dontcha think?