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    ALIEN ABDUCTIONS - Re-creating parodies of parodies

    It's midnight on Saturday in Long Beach, and a string of young people--cloaked in black and caked with makeup--stretches along the sidewalk, unfurling from the Art Theater box office until it just about reaches the end of your patience. The Rocky H...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on January 6, 2000
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    HERE ALREADY - Re-creating Southern California in Southern California

    Nothing screams "California!" like street congestion, brown air, crazy detours, noise, parking purgatory and the thrilling prospect of random gunfire. And that is precisely the golden state of affairs at Disney's new Anaheim theme park, California A...

    by Rich Kane on January 6, 2000
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    CROONERS - Re-created mob dining

    We kill the lights and wait 10 minutes. Cars parked everywhere, but no outside response. We get out. Amble toward the door. Screeching tires from behind us. Whip around. Reach into breast pockets. It's just some pimple-faced kid using South Coast Pl...

    by Matt Coker on January 6, 2000
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    GRUB - Re-created covered wagons

    Before wannabe starlets were first drawn to Hollywood, before the Beach Boys wished they all could be California girls, before televised Rose Bowl games showed sunny Southern California to people freezing their asses off everywhere else, folks back ...

    by Matt Coker on January 6, 2000
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    CITRUS GROOVE - Re-creating Old Orange County

    You pay for a couple of hours of parking in the farthest-flung lot at Irvine Valley College. That's probably a little more time than you'll need, but you've never done this before, and you can't be sure how long it's going to take. Anyway, it costs ...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on January 6, 2000
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    RE-CREATED HOMESPUN, SALT-OF-THE-EARTH WISDOM - a.k.a. ''The World According to The Orange County Registers Letters to the Editor''*

    "From the beginning of man's creation, the male has been the breadwinner, and for many centuries, that's the way it has successfully remained until some overbearing woman got the notion that she and all her 'sisters' should have all the 'goodies' th...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on January 6, 2000
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    The World According to Walt

    Photos by Jack GouldCHAPTER 1: MAIN STREET USA Walt Disney created Abraham Lincoln for the 1964 World's Fair, and not a minute too soon, as Lincoln was badly needed more than 100 years earlier. America was on a collision course with a bloody civil...

    on January 6, 2000
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    GODS BIG INNING - Re-creating Creation

    In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the Earth, the Earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. As everyone know...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on January 6, 2000
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    MAN OF THE MILLENNIUM - Robert K. Dornan

    Photo by Jack GouldA Clockwork Orange--the Weekly's weekly week in review--routinely skewers local muckity mucks. That makes that precious editorial space the closest thing this esteemed publication has got to a historical record of the top newsmake...

    by Matt Coker on January 6, 2000
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    Its the End of the Year the Decade the Millennium Issue

    in which we embark on a mission of exhaustive anthropological research, dedicated to excavating and translating the essence of the human race's varied yet collective experience during the past 1,000 years. Whew! In another setting, this assignme...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on January 6, 2000
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    CINEMA NON-VERITE - Re-creating Re-creations

    Photo by Keith MayLaurel and Hardy, whose likenesses were the first to be committed to beeswax at this gussied-up Buena Park warehouse, were fresh memories when Movieland Wax Museum opened on May 3, 1962. Stan Laurel, the skinny one, was still alive...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on January 6, 2000
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    FORGETTING - Re-created Rain Forests

    At South Coast Plaza's Rainforest Caf, past the pretend rain pouring from pitted pipes along the restaurant's perimeter and past the pretend mist that pumps up from pretend rock formations hemming in the customers, a more-green-than-green plastic f...

    by CORNEL BONCA on January 6, 2000
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    THE MISSION - Re-created Miracles

    More than 25 years later, I can finally reveal my role in a Nixon-era scandal worthy of the White House itself. I was 13, an eighth-grader at the Old Mission School in San Juan Capistrano. A good kid, a great student, hoping to be a priest, I was en...

    by WILL SWAIM on January 6, 2000
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    FIRST TOURIST - Re-creating Danas travels

    Photo by Keith MayOrange County's first travel-industry ombudsman, Richard Henry Dana Jr., won a place in local history for his 1840 novel Two Years Before the Mast. The book is widely acclaimed for its firsthand and quite candid depictions of a sai...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on January 6, 2000
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    Its the Traffic, Stupid - El Toro Airport Watch No. 128

    Dave Ellis is a fool. two weeks ago, Ellis--one of the front men for pro-airport tycoon George Argyros' Citizens for Jobs and the Economy--ran head-on into the greatest transportation problem facing Orange County, yet he continues to spin the propos...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on December 30, 1999
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    Letters

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    on December 30, 1999
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    Big Brother Award

    Think a game that features Santa Claus trying to knock down his elves with a bowling ball sounds like fun? Would it sound like less fun if you knew that while you were playing the game, your computer was secretly making an Internet connection to the...

    by WYN HILTY on December 30, 1999
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    Santa Claus is Coming to Town . . . for Blood!

    Saying he's had it "up to fucking here with all their reindeer games," Santa Claus euthanized Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen and gave the still-steaming meat to starving U.S. soldiers stationed at the North Pole in ...

    by Matt Coker on December 30, 1999
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    Crappy Christmas

    Illustration by Bob AulSprawling sleepily on a mall bench on my break from a coffeehouse inside, I was recently treated to the kind of Christmas greeting I might have expected in Manhattan: "I hope you're comfortable, asshole." I was recovering from...

    by ANONYMOUS on December 30, 1999
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    For the Kids - Teach them well: Dont get ripped-off

    Photo by Jack GouldWe were lying around in our sweats, mired in an almost incoherent melancholy tinged with an insouciant despair, when we realized something: Christmas is not about giving but about getting robbed, which we promptly proceeded to do,...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on December 30, 1999
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