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    Bring Back the Scabs! - Of dope and frat boys and girls named Stacy

    Best Super Bowl ever? Tell that to Madison Avenue, whose Super Bowl commercials were--let's see, how to maintain a tone in keeping with our nation's newfound proud nobility?--crap. They're giving us reruns? At least AT&T tried, with mLife, its terri...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on February 14, 2002
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    The Weekly Guide to Being a Player

    "Go fuck yourself." That was the moment, with dozens of drunken strangers looking on and after hours of cruel laughter, angry glares and repeated humiliation, that I realized my exhaustive investigation into cheesy pickup lines was at an end. We...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 14, 2002
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    Bombshell! - Extraordinary Miss April Atomics very ordinary life

    Photo by Mike McGillA pair of soggy softball shoes is drying on the porch of the Huntington Beach townhouse that Miss April Atomic shares with her toddler son, her boyfriend and his mother. "Sorry about those," she says when she opens the door, scru...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on February 14, 2002
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    I Could Fill Your Ear - Quotations from the files of the Reverend Lou Sheldon

    They say obsession is the sincerest form of desire, which makes you wonder about Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) founder the Reverend Louis Sheldon. Whether Sheldon is talking himself or through his daughter, TVC executive director Andrea Laffert...

    by Steve Lowery on February 14, 2002
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    The Man Who Was Willing to Die for Porn

    Once there was a man who was willing to die for porn. Steve Stewart talked to him on the phone. The man wanted to buy some books of gay erotica--you know, the kind of stories that, while they are always tastefully crafted, you still flip through one...

    by Chris Ziegler on February 14, 2002
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    How Porn Saved My Life

    I grew up in a neighborhood that long ago had been overrun by the Citron Street (CST) and Westside Anaheim gangs. The cholos ignored me at school because, well, everyone ignores nerds. But summers were trying. My parents--both hard-working nine-to-f...

    by Gustavo Arellano on February 14, 2002
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    What Its Really Like to . . .

    . . . MAKE LOVE TO A VIRGIN After three hours of gentle cajoling, a young maiden and I slipped into my room for the rupturing of a lifetime. Twenty minutes later, amid declarations of undying love, she had managed to take off my pants. "No, no, ...

    on February 14, 2002
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    Cop Magnet - Forget doughnut breaks. Cops prefer looking for drunks around Downtown Disneys House of Blues

    photo by Jack GouldWhen Robert Douglas went out Dec. 4 for a night of music and drinking at the House of Blues, he did just about everything right: he left his car keys at home, picked a designated driver and carpooled with buddies to see the indust...

    by Nick Schou on February 14, 2002
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    Psychic Friends - Was John Schmitz nuts? Or did mobsters run Orange County?

    Illlustration by Bob AulBy the time he died last year at 70, retired Orange County congressman and state senator John Schmitz did and said more strange things than the entire John Birch Society--a group that ultimately kicked him out. He called the ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 14, 2002
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    Business as Unusual - Garofalo with a pen is a danger to society

    Photo by Jack GouldAs long as he can hold a pen, former Huntington Beach City Councilman Dave Garofalo remains a menace to society. Any doubt about that was removed last week when Orange County Register reporter Jim Hinch revealed that Garofalo wr...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on February 14, 2002
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    Letters

    Contact us via e-mail (letters@ocweekly.com), regular mail (Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627) or fax (714-708-8410). Letters will be edited for clarity and length. By submission of a letter, you agree that we c...

    on February 14, 2002
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    Wipe Out - Girls surfing mag Wahine set trends, caught sets and then ate it

    Wahine magazine--"The girl's guide to surf, skate and snow"--is gone, swept off its seven-year ride by the roil of market forces, and in a weird way, that's progress. Women's surfing was scarcely a market, never mind a force, for most of its moder...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on February 7, 2002
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    240 Million Gallons a Day - What could be badder and assier than OCs daily sewage stat?

    Photo by Jeanne RiceThe bad-ass stat of 2001: the 240 million gallons of undertreated sewage that Orange County flushes into the local ocean every day could fill Anaheim Stadium three times. This is not hyperbole, and doesn't that suddenly sound l...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on February 7, 2002
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    Letters

    Contact us via e-mail (letters@ocweekly. com), regular mail (Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627) or fax (714-708-8410). Visit our website at www.ocweekly.com. Letters will be edited for clarity and length. By subm...

    on February 7, 2002
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    Saturday Night at the Blue Beet

    Illustration by Heather SwaimDorothy Parker had her writer's roundtable at the Algonquin; DiMaggio and Sinatra hid from their fans at Toots Shor's; Hemingway picked fights at Sloppy Joe's; Wild Bill Hickock got shot at Sweeney's Silver Dollar Saloon...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 7, 2002
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    Koo's is dead. Long live Koo's!

    We come today not to bury Koo's Art Cafe but to praise it--and to praise the sweethearts at the Garden Grove Youth Drop-In Center, who've dropped in to pick up some of the shows left in limbo when Koo's had to drop out. Youth services manager Diana ...

    on February 7, 2002
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    Chicken Soup for the Prez - And the annual 2002 Puss award!

    I spent the better part of an hour Tuesday (before wandering off to the kitchen in search of snacks) being held hostage to my television like I was Patty Hearst so I could report for you--you!--the question of who delivered standing ovations and who...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on February 7, 2002
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    Courting Disaster - Patient: I Am Sam

    PROFILE: Mentally challenged man battles small-minded stick figures, the damn "system" and an atrocious Beatles-cover soundtrack--Black Crowes sing "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" . . . talk about mental--to win custody of his young daughter. Think ...

    by Steve Lowery on February 7, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    Photo by Matt CokerTUESDAY, Jan. 22 The environmental group that 20 years ago helped expose toxic poisoning at Love Canal issues a report identifying 1,200 schools--including two in Orange County--built within a half-mile (2,640 feet!) of federal Su...

    by Matt Coker on February 7, 2002
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    Noxious Talk

    When the county auditor reported the Great Park Initiative wouldn't raise taxes, disgusted pro-airport shills realized they were in trouble. How would they bash the popular park? How could they get voters back to supporting their unnecessary and rui...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 7, 2002
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The Passion of Kim Pham The Passion of Kim Pham

At 2:42 p.m. on July 24, the call came in: The jury in the Kim Pham case had reached a verdict. Over the next hour, people trickled into the Orange County… More >>

Judge Thomas M. Goethals to Prosecutor: Discover This! Judge Thomas M. Goethals to Prosecutor: Discover This!

Courtrooms can be confusing for a layperson. Lawyers and judges like to speak in a shorthand legalese that is essentially barking California code sections at one another: "1101(b)," says an… More >>

Surf Bros Must Die

I was in a shitty hotel in Amarillo, Texas, trying to get some sleep after 17 hours on the road, when I received a text from web editor Taylor Hamby. "Riots… More >>

Larry Agran the Leech Larry Agran the Leech

In January 2008, Larry Agran—the leader of a three-council-member, Democratic alliance that controlled the city of Irvine for more than half a decade—desperately needed to enlist outside professional help to… More >>

The Surf This Time The Surf This Time

It's nearly the Fourth of July, and the row of Main Street houses leading to downtown Huntington Beach are flamboyantly patriotic. Several porches are obscured by a pastiche of American-flag… More >>

Cops vs. Bros Cops vs. Bros

Between 2009 and this year, bros continue to get arrested each July 4, with 2012 being the peak year, with more than 50 arrests made. Clearly, the bros have not… More >>

'Bros, Stay Away' 'Bros, Stay Away'

They were the kicks seen 'round the world: Rioters on Main Street in downtown Huntington Beach smashing news boxes into smithereens. No publication was sacred—but no paper's box suffered worse… More >>

True Watermen True Watermen

"Not a riot," surfer Greg Starr says from his post at the Rockin' Fig, when asked about last year's, um, events after the U.S. Open of Surfing. "It was more… More >>

How Michael Deeds and Chris Delance From Long Beach Became the Last American Victims of the Khmer Rouge How Michael Deeds and Chris Delance From Long Beach Became the Last American Victims of the Khmer Rouge

Between 1975 and 1979, 2 million Cambodians died during their nation's four-year experiment in stone-age communism. In 1994, I began documenting atrocities carried out by the Khmer Rouge, the peasant… More >>

Both Sides of the Kim Pham Murder Trial Rely Heavily on Technology&mdash;And That's Messing Up the Case Both Sides of the Kim Pham Murder Trial Rely Heavily on Technology—And That's Messing Up the Case

Ever since word emerged in the early morning of Jan. 18 that a brutal fight occurred outside the Crosby in downtown Santa Ana and left a Vietnamese-American woman brain dead,… More >>

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