Machine Gun Kelly moves into Huntington Beach, where one resident accuses a neighbor of having sticky fingers. A slumber party provider lets loose. Someone writing about Orange County politics establishes from the first line he doesn't know anything about Orange County politics. Colt Brennan gets an NFL job the hard way. All this and more in our weekly compilation of stuff from and about Orange County on the Interwebs.
About That Creepy Single Guy Who Moved in Next Door . . . Someone in Surf City shares with netizens, "I want to buy a machine gun, don't ask why, I just want one for personal use. . . . I was looking online, and it says I have to fill out 2 forms. . . . Form 3 and a Form 4 for the BATF [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms] or something. If I go ahead and buy this machine gun, will it be illegal for me to have it in Huntington Beach?" The questioner supplies this link to the gun he wants: autoweapons.com. He gets plenty of replies, which mostly range from "there's no way to get a machine gun in California" to "it's damn hard to get one in California." (As "Dr. Physics" puts it, "I think it's illegal to do anything in Commiefornia.") So, "Badass" suggests a relocation: "Machine guns are cool but are designed for mowing down large groups of people or things for that matter! You want a machine gun, then go to the Middle East, and you can have all the fun you want!" (SantaBarbaraSolutions.com)Speaking of Huntington Beach
A resident let neighbors know about a spate of recent robberies by displaying a banner at his home that read, "We have a thief in the neighborhood." That caused home-value minded neighbors to criticize the guy and his alert system. And that prompted someone looking in from the outside to suggest, "If the neighbors have a problem with the sign, then one of them should steal it." (Consumerist.com
What Should You Bring to Shelly's Slumber Party? Depends "Need a good girls night out but don't want to do the same old thing? CALL SLUMBER PARTIES BY SHELLY! Get your girls together, laugh until you pee your pants and get valuable, useful, wonderful information for putting the spice back into your life!" (yelp)
How Do You Know Someone Doesn't Know Shit About Orange County Politics? When one begins his "analysis," as Steven Bryan does, like so: "In popular culture, California, especially Orange County, has been portrayed as heavily liberal, but the recent dust-up over Proposition 8 called that stereotype into question." (news.yahoo.com)
Colt Brennan, Do You Want the Good News or Bad News? Noticing the world will end in 2012, Harold E. naturally wonders about the most important thing: "What will happen in the NFL?" Justin Patiniotis replies with several bold predictions, including one that effects a certain quarterback from Laguna Beach: "Colt Brennan will finally get to start (on the Titans) . . . due to Vince Young's suicide. (12December2012.net)
See If You Can Spot the Subliminal Advertising "Television ugg sale drains energy. It doesn't matter if your Orange County Schools students are seniors or kindergarteners. When they're watching television they're not: interacting with friends and family, getting exercise, fully attending to homework, or using their brains. When children watch television they: get inappropriate messages from shows and commercials, get into a habit of inactivity, eat more junk food, and tend to become grumpier and fussier. All of these factors ugg sale are seen in poor test scores and behavior in the Orange County Schools." (hp laptop battery)
Chicago Blues Greg Hickok, professor of Cognitive Sciences and director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at UC Irvine, provides photographic evidence of what led Steve Small to leave the University of Chicago for the chairmanship of UCI's Neurology Department.
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"What would you choose?" (TalkingBrains.org)