USC Saturday Notes: A Big Weekend Continues

Is USC going to get a commitment this weekend?

It has six players ranked No. 1 at their respective positions and seven five-star prospects.

I’m sure the fanboys will let us know ASAP.

  • I mentioned John Parkinson designed seven buildings at USC, including the student union below. This is considered the best example of Italian Renaissance architecture on the USC campus.

But who designed the famous Mudd Hall, which was used for filming “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

  • Mudd Hall was designed by Ralph Flewelling. Among his projects were the Beverly Hills post office, Santa Ana College, Hawthorne High School, Morningside High School in Inglewood, Paradise Canyon Elementary School in La Canada and Del Norte School in West Covina.
  • The L.A. Mayor’s race needs an update. Rick Caruso led 42-37 the day after the election. But the latest results now show Karen Bass leads, 43-36. The pair still face off in November.

29 thoughts on “USC Saturday Notes: A Big Weekend Continues

      1. Remember the “75 Year Plan” in Wes Anderson’s “Bottle Rocket”?
        #”Anthony,ThereCanBeNoWayOfLookingThisFarAhead…
        #…RemainFlexible…
        #..Don’tBeTooDerogatory”

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  1. 42-37 in favor of Caruso all of a sudden(in a very short amount of time) flip flops to 42-36 in favor of Bass. That’s strange. I wonder how that happens? I’m not a big fan of either of these candidates. It just sounds a lot like what happened in Georgia about 2 years ago. Something similar happened like that in Orange County in California a few years ago where(if I remember right) 6 repubs won their district and they had a runoff and all 6 ended up losing. Just a coincidence I guess.

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      1. The Way “it” (“it” being present day American democracy) really works: the repubs are fine with elections being stolen…. that’s why they’re not taking ANY action…..as a matter of fact if you’re an extremely woke repub you might actually be allowed to win…. cuz your voice won’t matter…
        #….It’sAllGood

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  2. Caruso probably needs his head examined. Who would spend over $40 million trying to get elected to be a weak mayor? Any LA mayor will have relatively little influence, as there is a set of city district supervisors with a lot of power, there is an independent county board of supervisors, and then there is LAUSD which is totally autonomous and horribly run.

    There is no “win” here. And LA mayors don’t go anywhere after the mayor’s job. Look at Garcetti and Villaraigosa. Can’t imagine anybody hitting on all 8 cylinders wanting that job.

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    1. Elections in California are no longer fair. Everyone receives a mail-in ballot including non citizens. If you apply for a driver’s license or receive government aid you are automatically placed on the mail in ballot list and citizenship is not required for a driver’s license or state government aid . People who speak the right languages are then paid to knock on doors in the right neighborhoods, ensure the ballots are filled out the right way, collected and dropped into boxes. No voter ID required nor signature verification. The declaration on the mail in ballot references residency, not citizenship. Votes are not required to be collected or even deposited before or on election day. Counting is delayed for 7 days. All of this will result in a 15 to 20 percent swing in favor of the democrats and Karen Bass is the favorite for this reason only. It is a corrupt system. Democrats modeled the Fair Election Act legislation on the California system for a reason. If California returned to the system they used for 170 years before Covid supposedly required mail in ballots, Caruso would win in a landslide. And
      Gavin Newson would have been impeached.

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      1. You’re right —but what does it tell you that the RNC won’t lift a finger to fix this mess….?
        When neither party wants to hear from “the people” you don’t have “government OF the people”….. and, therefore, don’t have “government FOR the people”…..
        #SoFarIHaven’tHeardCarusoSayDickAboutThis…

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  3. I don’t live in L.A. so I don’t really care who the fricking mayor is. It is the second biggest rats nest in America, only behind NYC. And what the hell is the first lady doing letting her husband ride a bike. She should already be in jail for elder abuse.

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    1. Maybe Dr Biden should’ve let Joe talk to the media longer on Friday!? Could’ve totally changed the sequence of events this weekend. Oh BTW Joe liked to shower with his daughter.

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      1. 43rd Prophecy of Nostradamus: “When braindead leader of New Babylon falls of bike and can’t get up….the end is near.”
        #Biden’sOwnDaughterCallsHimAPervert…..
        #…But78%OfDemsSayTheyStillLoveHim…
        #[PresentDemPartyWouldMakeRobertKennedyThrowUp]

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      1. Doubt that, she’s enjoying the First Lady gig too much and Hunter needs $$. The clock is ticking on the value of his timeless art. But when Joe does go do we refer to it as dropping dead? Is that the new appropriate terminology for dying? Just trying to keep up.

        Don’t forget that tomorrow is GT’s 94th birthday. Carol Folt has a new mini skirt for the occasion.

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    2. MG: Clearly Mitch McConnell, the Bush family, Liz Cheney and the Republican establishment are not going to rock the boat and challenge unfair voting systems in the various states. And when people like Ted Cruz point this out they are tarred as either lunatics, racists or both. But what I don’t understand is why it is not challenged as being unconstitutional. Diluting the vote by allowing non citizens to vote or by paying people to collect votes that favor a particular candidate or abandoning voter ID and signature verification because it favors those in power clearly violates voter integrity which is at the very core of a representative democracy. Democrats have turned California into a one party state wherein their power cannot be challenged through the enactment of unconstitutional laws that do reflect the will of the people or allow the citizenry to vote them out. It has become so bad it smacks of a South American dictatorship. I think that the Supreme Court would be open to hearing arguments on this issue. Care to offer a brief.

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      1. I wish you were right, Plow Horse. The present [very lazy] Supreme Court has actually INVENTED a new reason for dodging cases: “It would be a mare’s nest.” The foregoing is the actual statement put out by the “court” for completely avoiding the last case involving political issues to come before it. They didn’t even bother citing ‘standing’ or ‘lack of controversy’ –their old standbys —they just said ‘it’ll be too hard.’
        The majority on the present Supreme Court is made up by another collection of cowards….. which means we’re in serious trouble. The Executive Branch has been a mess for years, the Legislative Branch is bought and paid for — the only thing our country could count on was the Supreme Court…
        #..AndThey’veCheckedOut

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  4. For all you leftist commie pinkos, it came out that your goddess Rachael Maddow conceded that Trump had nothing to do with Jan 6. What next, CNN is going to apologize?

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    1. Scott Wolf: a man of many sides — sports, school politics, arts, architecture, restaurants, dogs—-
      #NobodyElseOutThereQuiteLikeHim
      #We’reLucky

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  5. I also like the references to architecture. Saint Thomas Aquinas emphasized that the attributes of God were truth, goodness, and beauty. Since these attributes are connected to one another, it follows that college campuses where student are supposed to strive to find ultimate truth/God and apply this to living a life of goodness and service to others should have beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the modern colleges have abandoned God, truth, beauty and goodness. They now embrace relativism – truth is based on how you feel and you are your own God. You are your own authority and answer to nobody. Consequently, the society is in a state of chaos.

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    1. Our present “2 Party” system has done something special — by giving in to whichever fringe special interest group is most fractious at any given moment, they’ve created a culture NOBODY likes….
      #WeMightBeTheFirstCountryToPullThisOff…

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      1. You cannot abandon truth in favor of relative truth.
        You cannot abandon God in favor of “spiritual but not religious.”
        You cannot abandon sexuality in favor of gender identity.
        You cannot abandon masculinity and the obligation to protect and provide with some form of matriarchal, non patriarchal identity.
        You cannot abandon marriage in favor of living together.
        You cannot abandon the gift of children in favor of contraception and a life without
        relationships, obligations and responsibilities.

        Just warming up. This would not be controversial 30 years ago. Truth is truth. It does not change.

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  6. If you look closely at the student union photo, some of the arches and the contrasting red and beige give the building a Moorish and/or Arab/Muslim look more than Italian Renaissance.

    #I’veBeenToCordobaAndGrenadaRecentlyAndTheTripIsStillWithMe

    #AnArabGuyGaveMeTheVictorySignAndA”FightOn!’WhenHeSawMeWearingUSCGearWhenIWasTravelingThroughAMuslimCountryOnce;ThatWasOddlyWeirdYetSatisfying

    #No,ItWasn’tEgypt’sFormerPresidentWhoHoldsAUSCDegree

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    1. There’s plenty of Moorish influence in Sicilian architecture …and Renaissance philosophy (the brilliant writings of Avicenna can be found popping up in Renaissance science and even medical treatises)….

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