Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fresno, CA: Where Godzilla Might Visit This Week

Every time I've come to Fresno on business, something's "happened".

I remember arriving in Fresno last year during Mardi Gras. There was some big to do at some "Garden" location not far from where I was staying that evening and I half considered checking it out. But I deferred; the morning would come early and there was lots to do the next day. Gallivant at some Mardi Gras party would be unwise.

Flicking on the late night news that night as I retired, a news report came on stating the location of the Mardi Gras party was under lock and key as riots had broken out. I think fires were started as well.

Another time whilst in Fresno, several "locals" were chased by police across an extremely busy intersection near where I was staying late one afternoon. I was passing by and saw the entire incident. Police tackeled them right in the midst of oncoming traffic and they were cuffed spread-eagled right there in the middle of the street.

The last time I was here - in November of last year - an announcement was blasted over the airwaves no one was to leave from their hotel rooms. It seemed some yahoo had rented a room at a neighboring Motel 6 and decided to have all sorts of industrial chemicals share the room with him to keep him
company. Tear gas, chlorides, acids, more. Why? No clue. All I recall was chuckling at the lockdown and commenting to myself that here was yet another incident while I was present.

Is it me? Is there some impending event of doom and gloom once again to usher in my arrival to Fresno, Sixth Largest City In California?

That, my friends, has yet to be determined .....

..................... Ruprecht ( STOP )


  1. Hmmmmmm.....here's hoping that NOTHING will happen this time and your stay will be uneventful. Wait....if it is then you'll be bored. You have come to expect something to happen. LOL

  2. Blogger won't let me embed, but here's the link:


  3. Jerry:

    Never heard of "Fresno"! Thanks for the lead!

    Watching that clip - and it's a long one - I just had to add it.

    Charles Grodin ... ?!?!? Brilliant ... !!!

  4. I have no recollection of that FRESNO program. How, with that cast, did it pass me by?

  5. my fingers and toes are crossed that you will enter and leave the city without any difficulty! I'd just blast the Dwight Yokam to keep my spirits up!


  6. I don't know Rupe...I try not to spend any more time than absolutely necessary in Fresno, just in case! I hope you come out in one piece!