So much to tell about, but so little time. Smallville is moving to Wednesday nights next fall, airing before Angel and I would like to get my feelings on that, but something else takes precedence.
Went to the farewell barbecue for the Larmanie Town on the lot before they start tearing it down. The fake wild west town was erected in the late 1950's, and now it's making way for a new office complex in the image of a old New England Town- but again something else takes precedence even over that-
No, I came across some brutal confusion yesterday and that's what I want to talk about. Yesterday, after a co-worker dropped me off at a bus stop near Disney Studios, I got on the bus, and there was a black man sitting at the stop. He was there before I was, but I boarded before him. Instead, the black man asked the white bus driver where in Sherman Oaks was the bus stopping at. The bus driver obviously was behind schedule and I've known them to get agitiated when under pressure, so the bus driver told the black man to get on board because he didn't have time to explain it to him. BUT- the black man got agitiated when the bus driver didn't answer his question and before anybody knew, both were shouting profanities at each other. So the bus driver told the black man to get off the bus and the black man refused, so the driver pulled over and called for the Burbank Police on his radio- right in front of the Disney Studios. The black man then conceded and left the bus and flipping the bird at the driver as he pulled out.
Now what did I just witness here? I don't know it I could classify it as racism. I think both were in the wrong. I felt the black person could've cooled down with the language and stopped acting all defensive, but on the other hand, it wouldn't have killed the white bus driver to answer the guy's question while jumping the gun to call the police when the agitiated black person wasn't lifting a finger to him or threaten him with any type of violence. You know, I moved to this town not only to work in the movies but to learn about diversity, to live and learn amongst different races and cultures. The old black and white issue is no longer passe in these times- I hope someday we can all get past it.
Damn, the fifteen minutes are up.