PIC: Tommy Lasorda blowing out his birthday candles. Happy birthday, Tommy! #Dodgers

Right before this, Frank Sinatra Jr led the entire ballpark in singing Happy Birthday to Tommy Lasorda.

Dodgers Stadium
Los Angeles, CA
9/22/2014.

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VID: 11 seconds of hell of the Dodgers Express. (Just audio really

On the bus. Kill me now.

Los Angeles, CA
9/22/2014.

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Stuff That Should Stay in Asia: Singing & Spinning Happy Birthday Flower Candles

Have you seen these fire hazards known as “The Amazing Happy Birthday Candle?”

Easily found on the Internet and evidently legal and available in the United States (via Amazon and other websites), these candles have been popular in mainland China and other parts of Asia before making their way here.

Over the weekend, Taiwanese pop star Amber Ann (安心亞) posted a video of herself lighting the candle (and I presume screaming for her life):

8A-2014-09-22-AmazingHappyBirthdayCandleI know I am a total fuddy-duddy by being all “safety first” about these things, but seriously, do these things LOOK like they’re safe to light in your home?

First, you light it and it shoots a FIREWORK in the air.

Then, presuming it works correctly and doesn’t immediately fall over and set your table on fire, it opens up and spins while playing the “Happy Birthday” song (although the song can supposedly be disabled for non-birthday uses).

Do you feel safe blowing out the candles on this thing?

I wouldn’t because I already have visions of my hair igniting if I leaned in and the flames spun into my hair.

And, according to Chinese language news reports, a 7 year-old kid in China lost an eye when the candle exploded in his face in June. (Yes, this really happened.) The news report says that basically, the battery overheated (when the flame hit it) and exploded. Lovely.

So if you don’t extinguish the candles fast enough, not only could the flower melt (and start a fire), but it could also BLOW UP IN YOUR FACE AND MAKE YOU BLIND.

Please parents, don’t get any ideas about buying this for your kids for birthdays or the holidays. It would give new meaning to “you’ll shoot your eye out.”

(This has been a public service announcement from jozjozjoz.)

PIC: @KogiBBQ truck caters D & E’s wedding reception! (Haven’t had Kogi since @V3con 2013!)

Unique Space LA
Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2014.

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PIC: Conga line has started at D & E’s wedding!

Unique Space LA
Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2014.

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PIC: Orange you glad I took a picture of my place setting at D & E’s wedding?!

Unique Space LA
Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2014.

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PIC: Holy smokes! That voice! @LisaFischerSing is amazing!

Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
9/17/2014.

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PIC: It must be Dylan night. 1st @DylanMcDermott & then OMG! Ran into our old neighbor @DylanKussman!

Miss him so much!!!

Ramen Jinya
Studio City, CA
9/15/2014.

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PIC: It must be Dylan night. 1st @DylanMcDermott & then OMG! Ran into our old neighbor @DylanKussman!

Miss him so much!!!

Ramen Jinya
Studio City, CA
9/15/2014.

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PIC: @STALKERcbs star @MaggieQ is here for a “Maggie Q&A” with the audience, brought together by @CBSEntDiversity

CBS Studio Center
Los Angeles, CA
9/15/2014.

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PIC: Opening Night of #AnimalsOutOfPaper at @EWPlayers! Celebrating 50th Anniv Season!

East West Players
Los Angeles, CA
9/10/2014.

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PIC: A few words from our hosts at #YouTubeSpaceLA… It’s @JasonDjang at #SM4NP

Social Media for Nonprofits
YouTubeSpace LA
Los Angeles, CA
9/10/2014.

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PIC: @The_BG (Brandon Gross) talks ’10 Fundamentals of Creative Video Strategy’ at #YouTubeSpaceLA for #SM4NP

Social Media for Nonprofits
YouTubeSpace LA
Los Angeles, CA
9/10/2014.

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PIC: Blogging isn’t dead(!) says @JessicaGottlieb at #SM4NP #YouTubeSpaceLA

Social Media for Nonprofits
YouTubeSpace LA
Los Angeles, CA
9/10/2014.

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PIC: Stephanie Rudat talks Multi-Channel Social Media Strategy at #YouTubeSpaceLA for #SM4NP @srudat

Social Media for Nonprofits
YouTubeSpace LA
Los Angeles, CA
9/10/2014.

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PIC: On stage of #LAOTraviata! Never thought I’d ever get to set foot up there! Thx @LAOpera!

Los Angeles Opera
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Los Angeles, CA
9/4/2014.

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PIC: Behind the scenes of #LAOTraviata at @LAOpera. I’m standing onstage w @PlacidoDomingo & cast!

Los Angeles Opera
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Los Angeles, CA
9/4/2014.

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PIC: My fortune cookie says… it’s time for me visit old friends… Who’s in?!

Happy Family Restaurant
Monterey Park, CA
8/31/2014.

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PIC: @KenChoy & @jozjozjoz at @LAFoodWine #LAFW #LAFW14 via @jennairUSA

PIC: @LAFoodWine in #DTLA. WDCH is a gorgeous backdrop for #LAFW! #LAFW14

Los Angeles, CA
8/23/2014.

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PIC: Kim Carpenter of @Buick greets the #AAJA14 Gala attendees! #ThatsABuick

2014 AAJA National Convention
Renaissance Washington DC
Washington, DC
8/16/2014.

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PIC: Amazing conversation at #AAJA btwn @NialaBoodhoo and @joseiswriting. Check hashtag #AAJA14

2014 AAJA National Convention
Renaissance Washington DC
Washington, DC
8/16/2014.

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PIC: Thank you for the talk at #AAJA14 @ABC7DavidOno & @MaulikPancholy!

2014 AAJA National Convention
Renaissance Washington DC
Washington, DC
8/16/2014.

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PIC: #AAJA14 “Managing Yourself” panel @jozjozjoz @lvanderkam @beahundal @mitrakalita

2014 AAJA National Convention
Renaissance Washington DC
Washington, DC
8/15/2014.

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PIC: @AAJAla Treasurer makes her candidate statement for @AAJA National Treasurer #AAJA14

2014 AAJA National Convention
Renaissance Washington DC
Washington, DC
8/14/2014.

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