Look, up in the sky: It's a Bird, It's a Plane ... It's a Demented Crane! Yes, folks, it's true, a Demented Crane has landed in our midst and rumor has it he's building a nest near 7th and Montana. I first encountered the Crane, an eccentric man in his mid-forties, last week in Palisades Park, perched by the bluffs over Pacific Coast Highway. He held his left leg aloft for what seemed like an eternity, then reached for the stars with his right arm. If I didn't know any better, I'd swear he was auditioning for a part on Sesame Street ... as Big Bird's Hood Ornament. I walked around him repeatedly, pointing my camera phone in his face and snapping photos from every conceivable angle. I just hope I didn't ruffle any feathers ...!