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    Shittygiftophobia

    Shittygiftophobia, from the Latin for "Wow, You Gave Me Musical Socks," is the crippling fear that the gift you've chosen to give someone sucks. Its onset is sudden and, more often than not, brought about by the phrases "extended store hours" and "a...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on December 14, 2000
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    Gifts for Lovers

    I have absolutely no proof of this, but I am willing to bet a slightly used (very slightly) $35 Replogle globe that most relationship breakups are precipitated by one of the four major relationship-gift-giving cycles: Christmas, Valentine's Day and ...

    by Steve Lowery on December 14, 2000
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    The Great Park Is Coming Back - El Toro Airport Watch No. 149

    On Dec. 12, the Irvine City Council--with Larry Agran once again sitting as mayor--will end the divisive politics that plagued the council before the Nov. 7 election and reassert the city's No. 1 priority: burying the county's hated El Toro Internat...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on December 7, 2000
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    The NY Times Deep Throat - How Chris Cox misused his committee to destroy Wen Ho Lee

    With the November publication of "Rush to Judgment," the American Journalism Review (AJR) has neatly wrapped up the mainstream media's investigation of its role in the China spy scandal. AJR reporter Lucinda Fleeson focused primarily on the March 19...

    by R. Scott Moxley on December 7, 2000
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    Full Metal House

    Illustration by Bob Aul How the hell did actor John Stamos scrounge up $30,700 to buy the old Disneyland sign on eBay? Aside from being married to the gorgeous and no doubt fabulously wealthy supermodel Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, what has this guy got g...

    by Matt Coker on December 7, 2000
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    Old-Folks Militia

    Illustration by Bob AulSend anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations --changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent--to "Hey, You!" c/oOC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247, or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com. Thr...

    on December 7, 2000
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    Aggro-Rock Gets Aquabattered

    >>>The Aquabats, OC's very own live-action Saturday-morning cartoon show-cum-ska band, have a new album out, the cumbersomely titled Myths, Legends and Other Amazing Adventures of the Aquabats, Volume Two. It's filled with the 'Bats' usual batch of ...

    on December 7, 2000
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    The Naming Thing - Whatre we gonna call George W.?

    Photo by Jack GouldDespite all that lovely money left over when chains like Liz Claiborne pay overseas workers 74 cents to make a shirt that retails for $198, our holiday store displays have no oomph whatsoever, and we all know how important packagi...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on December 7, 2000
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    In the Hole - Santa Ana inmate who asked to go to juvenile hall sent to isolation

    Eddie Quiones' bizarre journey through Orange County's juvenile-justice system already reads like something out of a Kafka novel. And it's getting worse. A few weeks ago, the Santa Ana jail inmate missed a crucial hearing that might have gotten h...

    by Nick Schou on December 7, 2000
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    No More Mayor Nice Guy - Dave Garofalo says leaving the HB mayors job means the gloves will come off

    The Committee to Elect Dave Garofalo still has $11,240.84 in its account, but most of that was raised at a gala brunch in Garofalo's honor last December. Back then, he was still electable; now, after just one year as the ceremonial mayor of Huntingt...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on December 7, 2000
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    Just Declare Victory - Little Saigon embraces Vietnam trade

    AP/Wide World PhotosThere's a grim old joke about Vietnam: during the darkest hour of the American war effort there, someone suggested President Lyndon Johnson simply declare victory and leave. Life imitates humor in Little Saigon, where Vietnames...

    by DANIEL C. TSANG on December 7, 2000
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    Political Football - Wouldja?!

    Illustration by Bob AulThis week's featured NFL game: Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dallas update: By the time you read this, George W. Bush, governor of Texas, will probably have been declared the winner of the presidential election sin...

    by Steve Lowery on December 7, 2000
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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. All correspondence must include your home city ...

    on December 7, 2000
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    The Drama Behind the Drama About Raoul Wallenberg

    Photo by Jack GouldThink of it as a drama within a drama: onstage at the Fullerton College theater, 19-year-old Addison Glines is portraying Raoul Wallenberg, a World War II-era Swedish diplomat twice his age. Sometimes called the Swedish Schindler,...

    by Joel Beers on December 7, 2000
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    Dick of Honor

    Illustration by Bob Aul Computers smoked at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda last week as staff apologists searched far and wide for any reports on how gracious their main man was in defeat to John F. Kennedy 40 years ago. As of...

    by Matt Coker on November 30, 2000
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    Howdy, Neighbor

    Illustration by Bob AulSend anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations --changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent--to "Hey, You!" c/o OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247, or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com. I'...

    by ANONYMOUS on November 30, 2000
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    Bush League - Reg conveniently forgets it once supported ballot recounts

    In its editorial "Safeguarding the Vote," The Orange County Register wrote that nothing was more critical in an election than an accurate accounting of the people's will as expressed at the ballot box. Too bad if "seeking the truth" upset some polit...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 30, 2000
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    Satan vs. Lucifer! - This weeks featured NFL game: Carolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers

    Carolina update: North Carolina has Jesse Helms, the best man at Satan's wedding, and South Carolina is home to the real-life Monty Burns, Strom Thurmond, the answer to the question, "Does God really give a flying flip?" Thurmond is 98. He filibuste...

    by Steve Lowery on November 30, 2000
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    Invasion of the Rockrgrls

    "Pussy power!" screeched Courtney Love at one point during the ROCKRGRL music conference, held earlier this month in Seattle. Well, I would've been classier, but I couldn't sum up the weekend of Nov. 2 to 4 any better in two words. The confab was pu...

    on November 30, 2000
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    We Dont Need the White House - Surviving the Bush years, part I

    I'll be easy to spot during the next four years. I'll be the one with the "Blame Me: I Voted for Ralph" bumper sticker. As I write this, the Florida recount is still ongoing and legal challenges are being mounted to the glitchy West Palm Beach vot...

    by JIM WASHBURN on November 30, 2000
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