Captain’s Log 5,481
They are here! The lowrider cars and trucks and the lowrider dudes!
The most amazing one so far. What a color!
And the bad comments have already started. One of our docents actually said, “Must have sold a lot of drugs to afford a paint job like that.” Totally disgusting. Why do some people have to bash and belittle what they don’t understand? These cars are about legacy. These cars are members of the family. These cars reflect cultural pride. So once again, I find myself in the position of having to tell people how to behave. The last thing we need is for our visitors to hear remarks like that out of the mouths of those who are representing the museum. So I have issued a statement that explains the purpose of these cars, the zero tolerance policy for racism and rudeness, and an option for those who cannot abide by these simple rules of conduct to take themselves off the schedule for the next four months. Granted, there are only about 3-4 who make statements like this, but that is 3-4 too many.
The docent we “released” for being inappropriate wants to come back. Oh dear. This is the guy who made racial and sexist remarks to our female Mexican bus driver…..AND he is the one who copped a Nazi salute in the gift shop. AND he is the one who repeatedly dropped the “N” bomb in the library right in front of two African American volunteers. That guy wants to come back? And he wants to come back for a LOWRIDER SHOW?????? That would be like putting the museum in a vat of gasoline and giving him the match. No way! No way! And, he is a Tea-Bagger from the tip of his toes to the top of his head – and he spews his radical Republican ideas within earshot of our visitors. So no. He will not be back.
The exhibit is a lot more than just cars. A lot more. Take this hubcap lamp.
I really like this!
I think this would go great in my house. I have lots of strange art, and this would make me so very happy. I offered the guy $100. I think he might consider it once the show is over.
To celebrate this show, we had tamales from Tijuana yesterday. Oh dear. I had a maize and pineapple tamale, and it sat like a stone in my gut for about 8 hours. I was enormous and so very delicious, and I have nobody to blame for my discomfort but myself. Half the tamale would have been about right for me. But noooooooo….. I had to eat the whole thing.
Catering today will be from In N Out burgers. They are really popular here in spite of the crazy name. Someone told me they make a cheese sandwich thing as well as burgers, so we shall see. One of my staff wants to get the super-duper cheeseburger so everyone can share.
How gross is that?
I don’t think we will be doing that. At least I hope not. That is quite pukish.
So off I go. I have a meeting, finishing up the exhibit narratives, hanging the last of the big banners, and a farewell reception for a colleague in the park. No rehearsal tonight. I need some down time before going to Las Vegas in the morning! YES! Rod Stewart tomorrow night! The Mob Museum on Saturday. Super Bowl party on Sunday! Just way too busy.