The L.A. Weekly's annual Best of L.A. issue is imminent (hits the streets October 5th, I dare say), and this year's theme is "pirates." Yes, pirates. As in gold doubloons and parrots-on-the-shoulder. This theme won out in editorial meetings over its closest challenger (submitted by blurbologist extraordinaire Libby Molyneaux): "chicken." That's right, a double-sized issue of the L.A. Weekly could have classified all the bests of Los Angeles according to their relevance to chicken. Well, maybe next year. FYI: I've already applied for editor of the "breasts" section.