I have fond memories of Long Beach. We stayed there when I was a kid. I remember visiting Marsh’s Free Museum and seeing the Jake, the Alligator Man. I was totally fascinated by this horrific thing. So fascinated that I bought a postcard that featured the alligator man and brought it to show-and-tell at school the next week. God. It embarrasses me to think about what my teacher must have thought of me when I brought in a picture of this totally horrific looking creature in to school to show all of the other children.