Remember that weird-ass story last year involving Costa Mesa councilmember Jim Righeimer, a private dick who called 911 saying Riggy was DUI-ing after emerging from Skosh Monahan's, and Costa Mesa PD summarily forcing Riggy out of his house and giving him sobriety tests even though all he had to dri ... More >>
We'll be honest: product placement in music videos used to not irritate us--we giggled when the Foo Fighters parodied a Mentos commercial in their "Big Me" video back in the 90s--but that was when music videos premiered on MTV--not Vevo--and artists weren't cashing in on aggressive product placement ... More >>
The onetime exalted ruler tried to the lodge into the 21st Century
A 27-year-old woman from Taichung, Taiwan recently took her love of Snow White to new heights when she covered her entire back in a tattoo of the characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Check out the full artwork after the jump... and stick around for five of the absolute worst Disn ... More >>
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Hard at work on his eighth novel, 'Deadwood' author Pete Dexter still packs a punch
Photo by Kevin LaraOur final subject for "Unofficial Ladies Month" at On the Line is classically trained pastry chef Diane Yoon. Her dessert shop, Merely Sweets, is a collaboration with a classmate and her brother. She wanted to check out Portola Coffee Lab, so we spent a lazy SoCo morning sippin ... More >>
Flickr user bfhoytSomething called the American Chemical Society is holding its annual expo right now at the Anaheim Convention Center, and wouldn't it have been cool to have covered it à la the Natural Products Expo? Who knows how much food news is percolating through the floor right now, but t ... More >>
That classic silver can is so last season, darlin'.Fashion virtuoso Karl Lagerfeld, who reportedly only drinks Pepsi Black, has given Diet Coke bottles a makeover as part of a campaign called "Love It Light." Who knew they'd look so fab in stripes?
Flickr user joyosityAdAge is reporting (via the subscriber-only Beverage Digest) that "a historic shift for the beverage industry" has occurred: Diet Coke is now outselling longtime second-place holder Pepsi. Last year, Coca-Cola's junior product sold 9.9 percent of all sodas in the United States ... More >>
Between the start of our epic Final Pho tournament and news of quizzes that we can actually win, it was quite the week here at your favorite infernal blog. Highlights after the jump!
www.thetempertrap.comThe Temper TrapThis Friday is a chance to reenact your Joseph Gordon Levitt fantasies. Not the Inception ones-the Temper Trap, a.k.a. the band that first got wider attention due to (500) Days of Summer and then did the Diet Coke ad with "Sweet Disposition," are still on a mis ... More >>
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Edwin GoeiName: Milky Origin: Japan Found at: Freshia, Tustin Cost: $1.99 Ingredients: Starch Syrup, Condensed Milk Powder Sugar, Salt, Vegetable Oil, Emulsifier.
aquilaonline @ flickr.com CC BY-NC 2.0The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday America celebrates on Monday, does not exactly have a lot of recipes associated with him. The good reverend was born in Atlanta, however, and Atlanta and Coke just go together. Recipes with Coke usually tur ... More >>
It started with Tom Colicchio hawking Diet Coke during the Superbowl. That opened the door to Padma Lakshmi doing naughty Paris Hilton-like things to a Western Bacon Cheeseburger. I admit it: I like the sandwich, and yes, I avidly follow every season of Top Chef. But this? I don't know. ... More >>
By Eleanor Carmichael It was hotter than Hell when I arrived at Saddleback Church (my former parish—no, seriously) for the Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency. Unfortunately, I couldn’t look forward to sitting in the main worship center near Rick Warren, Barack Obama or John McCain. OC We ... More >>
The Art Institute is seriously starting to become my favorite place to visit in Santa Ana - every time I'm there for some event or other I wonder why my USC education couldn't have had the kind of cool events these folks seem to put on on a regular basis. Rock the Runway, this past Saturday, was a f ... More >>
An OC jury ponders this question: Who is the right-handed man who murdered Minnie Smith?
Am I really supposed to be here? The event: A party for the reopening of the ballrooms in the Anaheim Hilton, and the ongoing renovations (“Redressed for Success”) in all the rooms. The guests: Rich businesspeople, mostly wearing suits that look like they cost several months worth of my sala ... More >>
As a frequenter of the AMC 30 at the Block every Thursday night when they show all the new releases, I've also become a fan of Cafe Tu Tu Tango, the most adjacent restaurant, and bar that seems to stay open the latest. It was only last week, however, that I realized they don't serve my usual bevera ... More >>
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