Thu Feb 17 2000 18:18: I forgot to mention that they tore down the Sherman Oaks Galleria, beloved of Moon Unit Zappa's character in Valley Girl and absolutely no one else. This ended my tradition of singing the "Sher-man-Oaks-Gal-le-ri-a" line from Bull + Swamp = Cow whenever I was in a car that drove past it. I am now reduced to singing that line whenever I'm in a car that drives past where it used to be, confusing the heck out of the other people in the car, who see no Sherman Oaks Galleria in sight.
I remember the first reference I ever saw to TCP/IP. I was 14 or 15. It sounded really mysterious and scary.
 I've been in some bad malls in my time, but none as bad as the Sherman Oaks Galleria.