Here at CHANFLES! we don’t pretend to bring you late breaking news and we often fail at even mentioning old but relevant news. Some blogs try to be like newspapers, especially now that the newspapers are dropping the ball on the news, but that’s not our angle. (C’mon now, lets not allow this format to denigrate into simple news gathering, okay?) Instead, we focus on delivering a hot slice of the quotidian like nobody else can deliver: absurd, useless, typical, inane, and utterly common tidbits about daily life in a neighborhood of average working people. You may not find any meaning in it, but someday (I’m sure of it) digital archaeologists will be scouring the vast pools of ancient hard drives trying to excavate some sense of daily life back in the 21st century, some record about the majority of inhabitants in the city of Los Angeles that happened to live their lives out of the noticeable spotlights of the major industries. You know, all those minor characters that just happened to play an insignificant role in the ALL IMPORTANT NARRATIVE SOMEONE ELSE WILL DECIDE IS THE STORY OF LOS ANGELES. Shit, all they did was bring you your plate, pick up your crap, move your stuff from here to there, raise your kids; you know, stuff you could do if you were one of the lesser beings and had time to deal with those common human tasks. But glory only goes to those that aim for glory. The history of this era will be written, as always, by the ones in power or those closely associated to that mechanism of so-called meaning. Those mofos have a secret lock on worthiness, I’m telling you. Only they know how to turn a teen-pregnancy into a rally cry for a vice-president.
Despite that sad understanding of the world around us, and painfully aware that glory will be ours 500 years from now (give or take a century), sometimes the crew here at CHANFLES! does happen upon news in the making, breakthrough stuff that could be classified as “exclusive”. Like for instance, this action shot of a colchonero revealing a secret colchon moving strategy of using balconies instead of the hard slog up those cramped stairs. Oye, compa, you might want to help your pal with the mattress instead of smiling for the camera, que no? Still, we appreciate your gracious spirit, all power be to thee.
That’s your action shot! Film at 11. (Give or take.)
(PS. By “crew” and “we” I mean only me. CHANFLES! is still trying to find the marketing strategy where one fool “mouthing off” without any ads still pays off big time.)