The science of food preservation isn't the most appetizing topic, but in this case, it's pretty neat. We recently heard of a sandwich that can stay fresh and tasty for up to three years. Sure, it sounds gross, but this isn't the 137-day-old Happy Meal we're talking about. BBC reports that it ... More >>
In 2010, after returning from extensive travel in Mali and Mauritania, Chris Kirkley from Sahel Sounds presented Music from Saharan Cellphones, a collection of underground music from the Saharan region which was circulated almost exclusively from cellphone to cellphone via bluetooth bumps.
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Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyThom Yorke has confirmed on BBC 1 that Radiohead will be touring in 2012. Speaking to BBC Radio 1's Giles Peterson, Yorke said: "The idea is to go out and play next year on and off during the year."
The band announced two shows in New York yesterday, and have only played ... More >>
Supernatural Waste WatchersNiko Alm in his religious headgear, a pasta strainer. He calls it a "religious head covering." It looks oddly like a pasta strainer. After a three-year effort, Austrian man Niko Alm has finally earned the right to wear the symbolic Ikea kitchen tool on his he ... More >>
Photo by Das UbergeekA selection of beers from Cistmontane--if the Big One ever hits, and we all go to kingdom come, will the next race of humanoids reconstitute their exquisite brews?You know, you gotta love humanity and its pleasure/curiosity impulse. When British archeologists found pornograph ... More >>
If I wasn't so enamored of covering Orange County--from the restaurants to the pedophile priests, skinheads, and Don Papi Pulido--I could easily live life as a professional Mexican, caring about nothing but what affects wabs. As it stands, I can only address national Mexi issues with my ¡Ask a M ... More >>
John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklyThe AdolescentsOver the weekend, we heard about a group of people in London who get together every month and listen to an entire album, uninterrupted, according to BBC. There is no talking or texting, not even when the record is turned over. Why would anyone do this? you ... More >>
As reported earlier, Trent Reznor is adapting the Nine Inch Nails concept album Year Zero as a science fiction television show for HBO and BBC.Released in 2007, Year Zero was created by Trent and Co. as a rallying cry against both the Bush administration and the overall fucked-up state of the wor ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyAccording to the LA Times, Trent Reznor is working with HBO and BBC Worldwide Productions to develop "Year Zero," a sci-fi epic that NIN fans know well through Reznor's music and an Alternate Reality Game (ARG).
He told the Times: "We are in [the development phase of] pre ... More >>
We told you here how The Real Housewives of Orange County reality spouse Alexis Bellino and her husband nearly lost their twin baby girls to the Balboa Bay Club pool Fourth of July weekend.The Bellinos and their kids grace the July cover of OC Parenting Magazine, and one hard-hitting question thr ... More >>
Our favorite tortured Canadians are back, finally. Yesterday, BBC's Radio 1 leaked two new songs from Arcade Fire. The band just released a double A-side 12″ single, and the BBC played both songs --"The Suburbs" and "Month of May"--twice on air. They do not disappoint, and I'm looking forward t ... More >>
Lady Gaga rocking a fabulously funky red outfit--with matching eye patches--bows, shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth II!The pride of Poway, blink-182, to receive the unauthorized doc treatment about the band's early years, which should include some OC footage, right? BBC to air latest Beatles biopi ... More >>
Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi) and Lt. Gen. George Miller (James Gandolfini) go toe-to-toe.G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was the big winner at the weekend box office, but a much different war movie barely registered a blip. The savage political comedy from Britain In the Loop, which is in limited r ... More >>
After essentially quarantining a CSULB student who has received a "probable positive test" (um, is it or isn't it?) for piggy flu, health officials on the Long Beach campus handed out surgical face masks to students on campus who have "been paranoid," according to a Press Telegram report. Only probl ... More >>
In the interests of doing my bit to save the planet by recycling, I had to share this pure bit of British bonkersness with you.It's a clip from a BBC show called "I've Never Seen Star Wars", in which comedian Marcus Brigstocke invites well-known guests to try new experiences, which they then grade.I ... More >>
It's not just here in Southern California where aircraft pilots are increasingly finding themselves temporarily blinded at nighttime by cheap, store-bought laser pointers--particularly ones with a more devastating green beam.If you're dismissive of the potency of the laser on aircraft cockpits, chec ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>
The Night Shift, Friday 11 p.m.
1800 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA
Ray Bush & the BBC Jazz Band, Friday 8 p.m.
Jazz things up.
THE OLDE SHIP PUB & RESTAURANT
1120 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA
Team Tough Titties Breast Cancer Fundrasier, Saturday 9 p.m.
Cocktail ... More >>
SURF CITY NIGHTS, 5pm
Bring friends and family and take an evening stroll on Main Street. Have a taste of HB's restaurants, sidewalk sales, farmer’s market, children’s activities and live entertainment.
Main Street, Huntington Beach
ANAHEIM DUCKS, 7pm
Honda Center, 2695 E. Katell ... More >>
RAY BUSH AND THE BBC JAZZ BAND 8 p.m.
These old chaps seriously know their jazz. Bonus: Boddingtons on tap.
The Olde Ship British Pub, 1120 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, (714) 550-6700
SWING DANCE LESSONS 7:45 p.m.
Unleash your inner swinger with a one hour dance lesson.
The Neighborhood Cup, 1 Journey, ... More >>
The BBC reports that British and Dutch police today have shut down the popular and flagrantly illegal music-downloading site OiNK and arrested its overlord, a 24-year-old man from Middlesbrough, England. That sound you hear is the celebratory high-5ing of major-label employees worldwide and Metall ... More >>
So here it is on a Friday night, around 9 p.m. and I'm trying to break into the OC Weekly building. Which is locked. I had left something on my desk that I decided could not wait until Monday, but between all the construction going on and the fact that it's waaay after hours, there's no way I was ge ... More >>
The commies that read this rag probably don't know that conservatives sparked the blogosphere revolution (mostly OC-based blabbermouth Hugh Hewitt), but it's true, Huffington Post notwithstanding. And few blogs are more widely read that the hysterical fits of cutey-pie/bitch Michelle Malkin, the gal ... More >>
Cell phones, as you know, can kill you. While there is still some controversy over whether your cell phone is capable of killing you slowly (e.g. brain tumors), there's no doubt about the cell phone's ability to facilitate a quick death (e.g. the idiot behind the wheel of a car whose phone conversio ... More >>