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    SUCKER! - Times are good: Theres one born every 54 seconds!

    Perhaps you are one of those sweet innocents who were born yesterday. You get taken by the carnies at the Orange County Fair--all of whom, oddly, have clean hair and mouths full of teeth. You're a soft touch for the magazine sellers who come to your...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 24, 2000
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    Matt Suggs - Golden Days Before They End Merge

    If John Wayne were still alive and rambling around OC, this CD would have a permanent spot in the five-disc changer in the back of his Lincoln Town Car--though the perfect output device for Suggs' solo debut would be something more like a dusty, han...

    by KRISTIN FIORE on August 24, 2000
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    Rage Among the Weight Machines

    July 25. According to a police report, a Laguna Beach 40-year-old was lifting weights in front of a mirror at his Costa Mesa health club when he felt a strong push on his right shoulder that caused him to fall against the mirror. Looking up, he saw ...

    by KEN WIDMANN on August 24, 2000
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    Pol Dancing

    Photo by Davis BarberTo be honest, I never believed the letters you published in this space, and I probably still wouldn't if I hadn't been invited to a political fund-raiser the other day. Normally, I could not imagine anything more dull, but this ...

    on August 24, 2000
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    Airport? Terminal! - El Toro Airport Watch No. 144

    As readers of this column understand too well, the county of Orange has spent $40 million over the past four years working on an El Toro International Airport that is flawed in virtually every respect. For three years, I've reported the comments of ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on August 24, 2000
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    Oceans Away

    Illustration by Bob AulAdmit it: for a moment there, you were panicked when it appeared that a patch of undeveloped land might stand in the way of developers, toll-road operators and their assorted tub-thumpers in government--and that said land migh...

    by Matt Coker on August 24, 2000
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    Ass Master

    Send 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. You: one of six, possibly s...

    on August 24, 2000
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    Zebrahead - Sun, half-naked bunnies and a second chance

    It is unbelievably hot today at the Playboy Mansion. The sun is blazing, beating, boring down upon the estate's sprawling, manicured lawns, grand walkways, imposing arches and stately fountains, leaping off the sparkling pool, making the hefty oiled...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on August 24, 2000
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    Letters

    Contact us via phone (714-825-8432), 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 clarit...

    on August 24, 2000
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    The Partys Over - Buchanan crashes Reform Party convention in Long Beach

    Photo by Jack GouldAfter two days of internecine bickering and behind-the-scenes backstabbing, the Reform Party 2000 Convention in Long Beach, which started on Aug. 10, is finally approaching its familiar rhythm: total anarchy. At its center is ac...

    by Nick Schou on August 24, 2000
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    Account Dracula

    The German philosopher Hegel observed that all great persons and "facts" appear twice in history. Marx added, "The first time as tragedy, the second as farce." The controversies surrounding Huntington Beach Mayor Dave Garofalo got more farcical la...

    on August 24, 2000
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    Huntington Beach Babbitt - The story of Dave Garofalo

    "He is not of an age, but for all time." --Inscription beneath Dave Garofalo's senior picture in the 1963 Cranston High School West yearbook Dave Garofalo really wanted to live in that house up on Poppy Hill Circle, but it's just a little too far...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on August 24, 2000
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    Death Pool - Pick the dot-com stiffs

    Remember Nancy Kerrigan? For a few months after Tonya Harding's husband had her right knee tenderized, she was America's darling--Snow White to Harding's Evil Queen, Jerry to her Tom. Then people discovered that she was capable of making catty remar...

    by WYN HILTY on August 17, 2000
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    Rifling Victorias Drawers - The Smoking Gun picks copyright fight with panty peddler

    By Bob AulAn internal document recently leaked by an unnamed Victoria's Secret insider, and posted online by the Smoking Gun has the lingerie company's thong in a twist. In June, the website (the smokinggun.com) reproduced a six-page Dress for Succe...

    by DONNA LADD on August 17, 2000
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    Daily Affirmation

    Photo by Johan VogelWe couldn't stomach watching C-SPAN's gavel-to-grovel coverage of the Republican National Convention July 31 through Aug. 3, so we'll give a sno cone to anyone who loans us the tape of the nutbars praying during the gay guy's spe...

    by Matt Coker on August 17, 2000
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    For This I Tomahawked the Enemy? - How would the founding fathersor a bald eagle that could talkview contemporary politics?

    Didn't catch George W.'s nomination acceptance speech live on Aug. 3, as I was instead watching the Mel Gibson-propelled The Patriot in a megaplex. It's a movie about freedom and the grand exertions our forebears endured to achieve it--I mean, Mel j...

    by JIM WASHBURN on August 17, 2000
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    We're Just Sampling - Mad props to Tone-Loc!

    So political writer Molly Ivins is a plagiarist again. A story in June alleged that Ivins hijacked the work of Betty Brink; the story was written by Fort Worth Weekly's Marsha Brown; I saw it on James Romenesko's Media Gossip site; the website is br...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 17, 2000
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    We're Just Sampling - Mad props to Tone-Loc!

    So political writer Molly Ivins is a plagiarist again. A story in June alleged that Ivins hijacked the work of Betty Brink; the story was written by Fort Worth Weekly's Marsha Brown; I saw it on James Romenesko's Media Gossip site; the website is br...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 17, 2000
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    Yoove Gott a Frend in Gee-zus

    July 20. As transcribed in a police report, an Easter candle inside St. Joachim's Church at 1964 Orange Ave. in Costa Mesa was stolen from its perch "next to the Baptist Tree." Baptist Tree? Ow. No wonder church attendance is declining. SWF Seeks ...

    by KEN WIDMANN on August 17, 2000
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    Doorman

    I stand outside a sushi bar, card people, and then stamp their hands so the people inside know they are of legal age to imbibe alcohol. No stamp means no alcohol. Actually, I'm employed by a security company, and in this case, the company needed a g...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on August 17, 2000
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