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    !Ask a Mexican!(r) - 'Who will take our orders at McDonalds?'

    Dear Mexican: I had a heated discussion in my van pool with a couple ofgringos in which they made a comment that immigration (both legal and illegal) needs to stop. I replied jokingly, "Then who will take our orders at McDonald's, or work in the fie...

    by Gustavo Arellano on August 16, 2007
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    Hey, You! - Boring Ultimatum

    What are you thinking, bringing your 3-year-old boy to The Bourne Ultimatum? Worse yet, why are you letting him sit and wander wherever he wants, only occasionally yanking him back to your lap when his babble becomes so loud even the back rows can h...

    by ANONYMOUS on August 16, 2007
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    It's Your Money - But the government spends it

    Mayor Curt Pringle and the city of Anaheim are paying a private company $70,000 to answer public-utility telephones after hours during a three-month period. Send your government-spending oddities and outrages to rscottmoxley@ocweekly.com.

    by R. Scott Moxley on August 16, 2007
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    Letters - 'What is this nonsense? Geek goes to San Diego+geek buys toys=cover story?'

    Letters may be edited for clarity and length. E-mail to letters@ocweekly.com, or mail to Letters to the Editor, c/o OC Weekly, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Or fax to (714) 550-5908. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT METALLICA! The foll...

    on August 16, 2007
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    Mustache Tributes - Zappa Plays Zappa

    The offspring of famous singers/musicians rarely do their papas proud. If you've heard the juniors Sinatra and Hank, you know what I'm talkin' about. But Dweezil Zappa is paying tribute to his father in a way that does justice to an often-undervalue...

    by JOHN ROOS on August 16, 2007
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    Dying Another Day - 'Spy-Fi'

    The world is a demanding woman. Yes, I said it: woman. Having played the role of a damsel in distress in 21 James Bond movies, six seasons of The Avengers and seven seasons of Mission: Impossible (and that's not counting the revival series and films...

    by PETER TRAN on August 16, 2007
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    Dinner and A Tango

    Cafe Tu Tu Tango is not for the average "starving artist." However, if you have just sold one or two paintings- you may just about be able to indulge in an appetizer or three. The overall price is a bit steep, but if you've got the money, honey, and...

    @ Navel Gazing by Leslie Agan on July 2, 2007 @ 4:25 pm
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    White Supremacists Jury Reaches Some Verdicts

    White supremacists Michael Lamb and Jason Rump must have sighed in relief this afternoon. Despite a week of deliberations following their nine-week trial, the panel hasn't been able to reach unanimous verdicts on the murder and attempted-murder count...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 2, 2007 @ 1:41 pm
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    LAFF 2007: Sun Sets on the Festival

    When it comes time to party after the movies, most celebrities tend to skip any mixers with the hoi polloi, or else bail after a very brief token appearance, like they're only partying with the people because it's their job. Not so Danny Boyle. A B...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on July 2, 2007 @ 1:29 pm
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    Monday's Headlines

    Simpsons movie mania: Is this over-the-top, or insanely cool? 7-Eleven's turned 11 stores into Kwik-E-Marts (the fictional Simpsons convenience store), going so far as to rename their Slurpees "Squishees." There's supposedly one in Los Angeles, but t...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 2, 2007 @ 7:38 am
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    LAFF 2007: Stuttering to a Close

    After spending the other day at the Landmark, surrounded by bookstore windows advertising the latest upcoming boy-wizard bonanza, I had to wonder if I'm the only one who wants to chant "Har-ry Potter and the DEATHLY HALLOWS! Har-ry Potter and the DEA...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on July 1, 2007 @ 4:34 pm
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    LAFF 2007: The Art of Bore

    Thanks to the movie Resolved, discussed in a prior posting, we know that the number one fear Americans have is public speaking, and number two is death. Dare we suggest that number three might be confinement in a room with a deathly dull public spea...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on June 30, 2007 @ 6:20 pm
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    LAFF 2007: Westside Ain't the Best Side

    Friday at the fest was a little bit different -- all the interesting-looking films were playing at the Landmark Westside, that new fancy art-house 12-plex at the Westside Pavilion. Parking there is free, unlike in Westwood, where everything else is h...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on June 30, 2007 @ 2:03 am
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    LAFF 2007: Bluey, Da Ba Dee Da Ba Dah

    Raise your hand if you thought Gavin Rossdale of Bush could be a decent actor. Or a decent anything. Yeah, he got his face melted in Constantine, but that proved nothing. But Mr. Gwen Stefani really shows something in HOW TO ROB A BANK, as a pill-po...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on June 29, 2007 @ 12:29 pm
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    Barrio Safari

    The city of Santa Ana's EPIC Commission, a group of local politicians and activists formed to prevent gang violence, offered a guided tour through what one official called "one of the worst neighborhoods" for crime in Santa Ana June 27. At a natural...

    @ Navel Gazing by Derek Olson on June 29, 2007 @ 11:48 am
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    Overheard in Orange County

    Bribing your child, Huntington Beach style: The scene: A nail shop run by cheerful, chatty Vietnamese ladies. A large white mother and her two daughters -- one in her 20s, one probably 12 -- sit in the spa chairs getting pedicures. A little white do...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on June 29, 2007 @ 10:18 am
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    Friday's Headlines

    Newport OIS: Newport Beach police fatally shot a man suspected of driving drunk after a three-mile chase this morning. iPhone madness: The Register's in-house gadget nut has been in line outside an Irvine Apple store overnight. The iPhone goes on s...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on June 29, 2007 @ 9:23 am
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    LAFF 2007: Robots 'N' Dese Guys

    After the claustrophobic overcrowding of Broxton avenue for the LAFF opening night party, I wasn't expecting the Transformers premiere bash to be as well-run as it was. Adjacent parking lots were opened up, and food and drink were so prevalent that, ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on June 28, 2007 @ 1:22 pm
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    Thursday's Headlines

    All apologies: Three former Exodus International leaders issued a public apology yesterday, saying their efforts at the ex-gay ministry caused many gays and lesbians harm. New crime trend in LB: Snagging restaurant safes seems to be the latest in t...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on June 28, 2007 @ 8:20 am
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    Three Local University Athletic Programs Among Top 100

    The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics released the final standings of their annual Directors' Cup today, with three Greater Orange County universities making the top 100. UC Irvine topped the OC representatives at 56th, fol...

    @ Navel Gazing by Conor Izzett on June 27, 2007 @ 6:02 pm
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