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    Letters From OC Weekly Readers

    IN THE RUNNING You forgot about a different kind of extreme [Matt Coker's "Going to Extremes," April 16]: How many of these guys could run 75 marathons in 75 days? Terry Hitchcock did it, and it's documented in My Run, also showing at the fest. Very ...

    by STAFF on April 22, 2010
  • OC's 40-Year-Old-Virgin Thinks America Is Totally Screwed - A conservative Catholic in OC who can't get laid? Something else must be wrong with him

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    OC's 40-Year-Old-Virgin Thinks America Is Totally Screwed - A conservative Catholic in OC who can't get laid? Something else must be wrong with him

    My first day in high school, I showed up in a brand-new IZOD with a nice haircut and got laughed right out of the building. That was it. Never had a girlfriend. Never had a date. Missed the prom. Never held hands with a girl. Four years of futility....

    by Matt Coker on April 22, 2010
  • Finger-lickin' Bad - [Hey, You!] Patient Zero visits the salad bar

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    Finger-lickin' Bad - [Hey, You!] Patient Zero visits the salad bar

    You were the stupid, self-absorbed woman standing in front of me at the salad bar. Despite signs urging customers not to eat in line, you picked at your plate as the line inched forward, launching pieces of iceberg lettuce and pinches of raisins and...

    by ANONYMOUS on April 22, 2010
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    The King of the Wall - [Ask a Mexican!] Also, Identity Hecho en Mxico

    DEAR MEXICAN: I have a friend who frequently wears a T-shirt that boldly states in big, bad-ass, Old English letters, "Hecho en Mxico." Five facts follow: ? He was born 23 years ago in Bellflower, California, United States. ? His truly Mexican p...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on April 22, 2010
  • Brad Gates, Space Cowboy - The ex-sheriff's open-space dealmaking has some in San Juan Capistrano crying foul

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    Brad Gates, Space Cowboy - The ex-sheriff's open-space dealmaking has some in San Juan Capistrano crying foul

    San Juan Capistrano is a town with history, and if its residents ever forget it, there's the yearly Swallows Festival to remind them. At City Council meetings throughout festival season, members show up in wide-brimmed hats and bolo ties. The city ...

    by SPENCER KORNHABER on April 22, 2010
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    A Picture's Worth a Thousand Whoop-Asses

    An anti-abortion activist taking photographs outside a controversial Santa Ana family planning clinic suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon after being attacked by a physician who obviously did not appreciate having his picture taken. According...

    @ Navel Gazing by Matt Coker on August 5, 2008 @ 7:50 pm
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    On The Wall: Shape Up

    Edwin Abbott's 1884 cult classic sci-fi novella Flatland follows a (literal) square, a humble citizen of the 2D world that gives the story its name. Mr Square is stunned to discover the spheres and pyramids of the third dimension (or Spaceland), and ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Greg Stacy on August 5, 2008 @ 4:07 pm
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    Candid Cameras

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously last night to add seven cameras on the pier so Hollister clothing can beam "surf culture" images into their stores across the nation. The Abercrombie & Fitch Co. brand already has two cameras under ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Matt Coker on August 5, 2008 @ 1:59 pm
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    Because You're Ugly: Parkas

    It hasn't really been all that hot this summer (so far, at least), but you can bet that I'm already looking forward to the cooler months when I can wear my ankle boots, wool coats, tights and long scarves again. And fall collections are just beginnin...

    @ Navel Gazing by Vickie Chang on August 5, 2008 @ 10:00 am
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    To Do Tonight 8/5

    KARAOKE BAR, 9 p.m. Booze makes you sound better. Quan's Rockin' Sushi 1107 N. Tustin St. Orange CA 92867 (714) 532-6311 ODDLY ORDINARY, 5 p.m. New photo imagery by Lauri Mendehall. FIVE FEET 328 Glenneyre St. Laguna Beach CA 92651 949-497-4955 SHA...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 5, 2008 @ 9:03 am
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    The Mother of All Movie Curses?

    As you no doubt have heard by now, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was seriously injured in a car accident today. As you probably heard from Mark McGrath by now, Freeman's accident is now being lumped in with a supposed "Curse of The Dark Knight,"...

    @ Navel Gazing by Matt Coker on August 4, 2008 @ 7:16 pm
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    Print Journalism: The 8-track cassette of news?

    William Lobdell, a veteran investigative reporter/editor in the Orange County wings of the Los Angeles Times media empire until he took a buyout last month, launched LOBDELL'S OC today. Lobdell says his blog will focus on news and observations concer...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 4, 2008 @ 2:30 pm
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    More Protein for Your 99 Cents

    Do you know what is disconcerting? Having to go to the change jar so you can scrape up two bucks for a 99 Cents Only Store lunch of four frozen chicken tamales and a bottle of V8 Juice to wash it down with on Friday ... and then discovering this Mond...

    @ Navel Gazing by Matt Coker on August 4, 2008 @ 1:52 pm
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    Weird Local Politics Video of the Day

    Perfect example of a video done so slickly one laughs but doesn't know what the hell is going on. The dick in question is Fullerton Councilmember Dick Jones. Courtesy of Friends for Fullerton's Future. Love the jazz!

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on August 4, 2008 @ 1:41 pm
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    To Do Tonight 8/4

    STEELY DAN, 8 p.m. View concert photos tomorrow at OCWeekly.com. Honda Center 2695 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim CA 92806 714-704-2400 CHEAP EASY MONDAYS, 9 p.m. I like my men like I like my Mondays. Paradise 1800 E. Broadway Long Beach CA 90802 562-590-8...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 4, 2008 @ 9:04 am
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    Ignacio Lujano Leaves the Swanner Ranch

    There wasn't a Chavez Ravine-like standoff at the Swanner Ranch this past weekend between Ignacio Lujano and the San Juan Capistrano bureaucrats who booted out the 84-year-old Mexican from the orange groves he's tended for four decades. No camp-out, ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on August 4, 2008 @ 8:26 am
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    Muffle Scuffle

    *Moved up, 'cause the conversation's fun! Irvine's reigning feet-to-the-fire holder Stephen C. Smith has a very interesting post on his IrvineTattler.com site. Here is an excerpt from "Sukhee Kang Knows Your Birth Date": Councilman and mayoral ca...

    @ Navel Gazing by Matt Coker on August 3, 2008 @ 4:04 pm
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    Santa Ana Now Officially Run by Lazy Mexicans

    *Updated, with new information on the bottom... As the largest city in Orange County, SanTana needs a more-committed city council than, say, Laguna Niguel. Unfortunately, the county seat is cursed with buffoons, a veritable clowncil, to use the term...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on August 2, 2008 @ 4:26 pm
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    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In "Metheds to His Madness" Vickie Chang investigates Ed McKie, the man who wants to create a safe space for gay recovering meth addicts in the Santa Ana Artists' Village. His efforts have gone . . . about how you'd expect. Badly. In "Suits vs. Skin...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 1, 2008 @ 11:45 am
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    On Thin-Skinned SanTana Historians

    Moxley fends off idiot Republicans; Nick Schou battles conspiracy loons; Vickie Chang gets the hipsters riled up. My petty, non-pedo-apologist fights? Local amateur historians. My post last week about SanTana's missing segregationist history in a re...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on August 1, 2008 @ 10:03 am
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