Today, noted rock and roll bad boy Justin Bieber was cited by the California Highway Patrol for driving on the Ventura Freeway in Los Angeles at speeds in excess of 80 mph.
"That's right! Eat my dust, mother fuckers!"
Here is the story.
Several things about this struck The Blog as interesting.
1.) Bieber claims, by all accounts, truthfully, that he was being chased by paparazzi.
Now, The Blog has been on the chasee end of such chases on several occasions. (No, the paps were not chasing The Blog. But rather, they were chasing The Blog's famous client, who happened to be sharing her vehicle with The Blog.)
The first time it happens, you think, "Holy shit! This is cool!" But, after that first time ends, you start thinking about phrases like "high speed chase" and "Princess Diana." And then, you think about those phrases as part of a single sentence. After that, you react to chases by screaming, "HOLY FUCK! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!"
In other words, being chased by paparazzi is pretty scary. So, I feel ya, J.B!
b.) The Beebs was driving the car that his manager, Scooter "Scooter" Braun presented to him for his 18th birthday, with the help of Ellen DeGeneres.
Now, Justin, if you want to get from point A to point B in an inconspicuous manner, you could do it better in something other than a $116,000, 2011 Chrome Fisker Karma.
The Blog has always thought that The Batman should drive a matte black, 1985 Porsche 411. Cool, sporty and fast, with "bat-wing" doors. But, not a car that screams to those it passes, "This is The Batmobile!!!!"
Do you get my point, Justin?
Finally.) J.B. was busted by former motor cop, current Los Angeles city councilman, Dennis Zine. Councilman Zine says that if he was still a cop, he would have arrested Justin for reckless driving.
What's weird about that is that Zine is the author and main proponent of Los Angeles' "Britney's Law," a law that, among other things, holds paparazzi responsible for any possible resulting disaster that such celeb stalking might cause.
Or, this one.
Actually, this one.
The Blog surmises that Councilman Zine just isn't a "Bielieber."
One thing has occurred to The Blog.
80+ mph on The Ventura Freeway in the middle of the day? How is that even possible? If you live and drive in L.A., then you know what I'm talking about.