Most of you know the LA River from either the movies where hundreds of car chases have happened (Terminator 2, Last Action Hero, Chinatown, Them!, Grease, Point Blank, Repo Man, The Italian Job, Point Break, Gone in 60 Seconds, To Live and Die in L.A) ....or if you live in LA, you know it as the place your piss goes. I've been taking walks along the LA river this week to get a break during the workday. Just looking at it depresses me though, why man would do this to nature. I know it's supposedly for flood control, but man destroying an entire ecosystem because man can't build outside or within reason in the the seasonal flood zone of an Alluvial river seems so counter to long term survival on this planet -as can we really survive not respecting the resources required for our survival. And as the valley was originally used for agriculture and produce, the only reason for flood control was an excuse for developers after the flood of 1938 to make property they could score big money on. Here is a pic I took this week thinking about how depressing the LA River is. Here is some awesomeness in favor of the LA River Does seeing such brazen disregard for nature piss you off?