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    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 8-10-07

    STARDUST I haven't seen it yet. But it's what I intend to attend this weekend. And yeah, I know the previews make it seem kind of silly. But it's based on a novel by Neil Gaiman, who may have hordes of annoying neo-pagan hippie-chick fans, but that...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on August 10, 2007 @ 2:53 pm
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    Q: What Happened When the Grape Got Stepped On?

    A: It let out a little wine. Non-alcoholics who saw Sideways and wondered what all the fuss was about now have their own shot at tasting fancy grapeage -- First Blush appears to be grape juice made from them thar fancy-like fruits whut the French us...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on August 10, 2007 @ 2:39 pm
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    About that nose picker from the OC Reg...

    It was all so beautiful: Register reporter on his way out sticks his finger up his nose in the face of The Man and is caught on camera, then noticed by LA Observed and broadcast throughout the blogosphere, his message forever preserved in cyberspace....

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 10, 2007 @ 8:42 am
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    Friday's Headlines & Surprises

    The Sleeping Giant: Reporter David Kelly writes that a government scientist warned yesterday that our neighbors in the Coachella Valley are 300 years overdue to be "the epicenter of the most devastating earthquake in the country." Seismologist Lucy J...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 10, 2007 @ 6:15 am
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    Comic-Con 2007: The Culmination

    If you haven't read Luke's endless Comic-Con coverage, be sure to flip through his feature. . .which has the best of his posts prettified and strung together. And then there's my sidebar on travels with rainbow boy into the Heart of Dorkness. So we...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 9, 2007 @ 4:54 pm
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    That's Classified

    It's been a long time since we surfed the online classifieds for your entertainment. We shan't deprive you any longer. Love in all the wrong places: "Let me spoil u/ Young black and sexy." See photo. Scratch head. As for the spoiling, check out his...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 9, 2007 @ 3:59 pm
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    a Peek at the Bishop's Past - Bishop Brown Escapes OC Court Date, But Now he Must Reckon with Monterey

    It's hard to get worked up each time asordid revelation surfaces in the Catholic Diocese of Orange's sex-abuse saga, but what's recently emerged about Bishop Tod D. Brown should anger even the most jaded observer. Last week, Brown made headlines w...

    on December 6, 2007
  • Haute Couture - Fighting Meets Uber Fashion at the First NAMMAE Convention

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    Haute Couture - Fighting Meets Uber Fashion at the First NAMMAE Convention

    There's a disclaimer on the official website of the North American Mixed Martial Arts Association Expo (NAMMAE) that reads, in part: "This is an industry of fighting and combat. This is not a Tennis Expo or an Auto Expo. . . . Many of us are fierc...

    by LUKE Y. THOMPSON on December 6, 2007
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    Ask a Mexican! - "The quickest road to assimilation is a six-figure salary and a blonde from Wellesley."

    Dear Mexican: I was born in beautiful El Paso, and my parents are from Juaritos. I always wondered why Mexican restaurants en los Estados Unidos use queso amarillo on their food instead of queso asadero or queso Oaxaca, which taste so much better. An...

    by Gustavo Arellano on December 6, 2007
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    Trailing Me

    I like the idea of bribing me with food in order to get me to pay attention to a cause. PETA, for one, would do better to give away free vegetarian food that tastes good rather than getting celebrities to act like idiots -- sorry, but I'm not gonna ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on August 9, 2007 @ 1:23 pm
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    The Great Photo

    The Guinness Book of World records has announced a gigantic photo taken from an airport hangar turned camera obscura at Irvine's Great Park, the former Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro, is the largest in the world! According to a release from th...

    @ Navel Gazing by Derek Olson on August 9, 2007 @ 1:00 pm
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    Kevin And Bean Lovingly Rip Off The Mexican

    Every month, I appear on the Kevin and Bean Show on KROQ-FM 106.7 and play live Ask a Mexican! It's a fun segment, if only so that listeners can hear the boyos' theme song for the bit--a snippet of every alt-rock song that has ever contained the wor...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on August 9, 2007 @ 11:45 am
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    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises

    Nightmare on Chriss Street Street: Story of the day goes to Peggy Lowe and Norberto Santana Jr. for their latest report on the colorful Chriss Street, OC Treasurer-Tax Collector. It's never good for your career when this happens: "The U.S. Department...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 9, 2007 @ 6:15 am
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    Beach Break: Five Outta Six Aint Bad

    The results are in and Long Beach is the winner with five of the six most polluted beaches in Los Angeles County, says the National Resources Defense Council in its annual "Testing the Waters" guide. Mother's Beach lead the charge with violations o...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 8, 2007 @ 1:57 pm
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    Smoke one for poverty

    This is something interesting I just learned from the Orange County Health Care Agency web site: "(1)The California Healthcare for Indigents Program (CHIP) is funded through surtax on cigarettes and tobacco products. CHIP provides funding to hospit...

    @ Navel Gazing by Derek Olson on August 8, 2007 @ 1:38 pm
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    Gay Heroes

    Got any? If so, be sure to vote for 'em at The Advocate's 40th Anniversary Heroes poll. Forty GLBT faces will be selected for the anniv. issue. Some folks on the list: Elton John, Ian McKellen, Harvey Milk, and former OC boy, the Rev. Mel White.

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 8, 2007 @ 1:00 pm
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    Mouse gone gangsta

    Disney's once again trying to recreate their iconic Mouse to appeal to audiences that have long since thrown Mickey in the kiddieland bin. This time, they've got their eye on the hip-hop/street scene/whatever-you-call-it crowd. See snaps from their B...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 8, 2007 @ 12:27 pm
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    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises

    Quick, check for rotting teeth: Who could be surprised that an admission's clerk at Cal State Fullerton would be arrested for taking bribes from foreigners seeking enrollment favors? According to Seema Mehta at the LA Times, campus police investigati...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 8, 2007 @ 7:38 am
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    Register Buyoutee picks nose in defiance

    This just in: C.P. Smith, an OC Reg A1 editor ( who is reportedly on his way out via buyout) got behind Register reporter John Gittelsohn as he was taped for a KOCE broadcast - and purposefully picked his nose for all to see. This ticked off news d...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 7, 2007 @ 11:55 pm
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    Earth to Sol-T

    Listen, buddy. Nominating yourself for "best local hip-hop artist" on our online poll DOZENS of times ain't gonna get you a place in print. So quit spamming my inbox. Besides, aren't you from...Los Angeles? Which makes the nomination, y'know, moot. ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 7, 2007 @ 3:19 pm
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