While watching the Rose Parade, I was surprised to see the stark contrast between the floats from Glendale and Burbank ("Burbank float reigns at parade, Jan. 3).
Burbank's was festooned with local flavor that depicted the uniqueness of the city — from TV and movie production, to Bob's Big Boy and the hot rod culture. I was a bit disappointed that it didn't include an unemployment line — as I'm sure there would've been a substantial pool of stand-ins more than willing to participate — but I digress.
Glendale's, on the other hand, was a bit confusing. While the volunteers should be praised for their hard work and selflessness, the concept of "Say Cheese" left me tilting my head at the TV like the RCA dog. While taking pictures of one another is certainly an interesting endeavor, I just couldn't figure out what it had to do with Glendale — or anything else for that matter.