It seems that our gun control groups are really unhappy with a Christmas tree ornament for sale at Urban Outfitters. They marched on the store with the national news media in tow, insisting these little glittery $6.00 handgun ornaments be removed from stock. Urban Outfitters declined the groups’ demand.
The predictable happened, as Urban Outfitters quickly sold them out on their catalog website. The unexpected publicity was good for business. As of this morning there were only a few left at their Westwood location as evidenced by the video below.
Gun control groups are responsible for the manufacture and sale of many millions of additional firearms because of the human condition that causes people to go out of their way to obtain what’s difficult to obtain. How can The Digger get these fine folks to demand a ban on a product or service he’d like to sell? Check out the video!
It’s located on the corner of Westwood and Kinross, Westwood Village’s very own Village Center News Stand. This is a great place to find nearly all of the popular newspapers and periodical magazines. That person browsing next to you just may be one of several recent patrons that include Nicholas Cage, Dustin Hoffman and Meg Ryan. It may even be actor, Tom Derek!
The Digger has always enjoyed browsing large news stands wherever he can find them but because of the Internet, paper publishing is selling to an ever-decreasing market. The days of these stands as we now known them are numbered. We just don’t know if we’re ready to call that progress.
Actor Tom Derek introduced The Digger to the “Pope Of Westwood”, the news stand’s manager, Karl Johansson. Johansson is a film character in his own right as he expertly takes care of the needs of his multi-national customers. Johansson gave us an interview along with a tour of his news domain. You can watch it right here!
Is A Hookah Ban Right For Westswood?
Hookah is a popular water pipe, nicotine delivery system for large number of immigrants from the Middle East. Smoking is banned inside restaurants but several in Westwood allow and encourage this unhealthy exercise at their sidewalk cafes. They even provide the Hookah pipes and tobacco.
The problem is that the non-smokers and people with health problems must walk away from the sidewalks and into the busy streets to avoid inhaling this poison. Pedestrians must choose between risky jaywalking, or being made sick by the Hookah air pollution.
On Broxton for example these Hookah joints are on both sides of the street. Public health and safety should be the concern as the all tabacco smoke is taken out of Westwood.