We have so many things that make where we live such a wonderful, unique place...the weather, the beaches, the climate, and now, The Los Angeles Regional Paparazzi Task Force. Formed by Los Angeles City Councilmember Dennis Zine, the goal is to address ways of dealing with issues related to paparazzi.
The Task Force came up with a one page "Citizen's Guide" (also see below) to dealing with paparazzi. As I am famous celebrity Conejo Joe, I have already printed the guide and glued it to my dashboard.
What does paparazzi mean anyway? Well no one is completely sure according to this Wikipedia article but one source says papparazi (plural for papparazo) came from an Italian dialect that describes a particularly annoying noise, that of a buzzing mosquito. Federico Fellini, director of the 1960 film La dolce vita, remembered a boy who was nicknamed "Paparazzo" (Mosquito) because of his fast talking and constant movements, a name Fellini later applied to the fictional character in the movie. Sounds plausible. Another line of thought is that Fellini discovered the name by randomly opening the 1901 book "By the Ionian Sea," which has a hotel owner by the name Signor Paparazzo. Hmmm. All right, all right, I'll stop this nonsense.