American Ninja Warrior held a live taping in Venice on Saturday. Not really sure whether it’s for a season premier or what–don’t follow the show and don’t really plan to–but I know the premise and we figured it would be a fun way to spend the afternoon. Some 300 people ran the obstacle course but only a handful made it. Actually, one guy cut his head pretty badly and they had to shut it down for a little while to clean it up. I was debating whether he would be partaking in Venice’s special “medical wares” when I noticed that Venice actually had canals. It wasn’t just a pretty name, the place really does have canals navigable by canoes, kayaks, etc. As an added bonus, there were a few clouds in the sky on Saturday (the rarity of which is only really understandable by anyone who’s spent some time in LA) so I was fortunate enough to have a non-empty sky for once.