L.A. is a pretty easy place to satirize. Such a huge target! Such multiple excesses! The editors at Saturday Writers of the Missouri Writers Guild agree. They just awarded my SF story “Mel’s Tours” 2nd place in their June 2012 contest. What if some of L.A.’s endemic problems are just a tourist attraction? I’m a lifelong fan of Mel Brooks and I trust Mel will forgive me for borrowing him for this fantasy ride.