OC Weekly's Year In Review 2013

Tacos and terrorists, chopped-off dicks in the desert, and drinking with Marines in Coachella cap off our year that was

4. Coachella Marines. In full grip of the dry desert heat, the fine art of day drinking at Coachella becomes a game of survival of the fittest. Sweltering temperatures in the high 90s aren't necessarily ideal conditions to bombard your liver with alcohol. And unless you've been trekking through sand in the Middle East in full combat gear, it's very possible you're not ready to do the amount of guzzling you think you are. Fortunately for Jimmy English and Tidas Friday (two Marines who thought it best to keep their real names a secret), they're already used to such conditions. We met up with the two and followed them around for a day of drinking as much as humanly possible, including a selection of homemade cocktails back at their tent that ranged from disgusting (Coke, vodka and Listerine) to even worse (a Jameson, Jägermeister and Monster Energy Drink mix called Swamp Thing). Our liver still hates us for that story.

Nerdgasms at BlizzCon
Brian Erzen
Nerdgasms at BlizzCon

5. Top 10 Douchiest Guitarists of All Time. We can all appreciate a quality guitar god; it's the textbook, sexy, rock & roll factor that has sold concert tickets, signature guitars and posters for decades. But when you're a world-class guitar player and you know it, there's a fine line between sexy and, well, douchey. We released the list in February, grilling everyone from John Mayer to C.C. DeVille. It immediately struck a chord with people—many of whom got their leather pants in a bunch about it (including some of the guys on the list!). Never let it be said OC Weekly doesn't know how to call out a D-bag when we see one.

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