Homer Simpson

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Chris Fonseca is Rolling Into the Irvine Improv

    [Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.] Chris Fonseca may be challenged in some ways but one thing he isn't doing is letting that slow him d ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Karaoke Night with Homer Simpson

    Let's be honest: Karaoke is really only fun for the person singing. We tolerate the noise and the cringe-inducing pitchiness for the friend who occasionally drags us to whatever seedy, drunk-infested dive  they've decided to perform in. However, when the singer is Homer Simpson, we'll put up wi ... More >>

  • Food

    October 18, 2012

    Congregation Ale House: Eat, Pray, Glug

    Drink beer and eat burgers with other blasphemes at this Long Beach brew house

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Five Great OC Doughnut Shops To Celebrate National Donut Day

    It's National Donut Day! (Or to Homer Simpson, it's just another Friday.) This isn't simply another Twitter-fueled food holiday--today marks the 75th anniversary of the carb-laden celebration. The day was created by the Salvation Army as a fundraiser to honor WWI's "donut lassies," the wom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Infographic: How to Be a Douche In the Buffet Line

    ​Years back, Pizza Hut in China tried to put an end to the Homer Simpsons of the world by enforcing a one-plate-per-person rule for its salad buffet. Customers were all like, "What the heck, man?" And then they were all like, "CHALLENGE!"    In stunning acts of engineering and douchebagg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    This Week In Food: Gratuitous Use of the Fuck Word, Beer is the Fountain of Youth!

    ​So it looks like the Dec. 16 edition of This Week in Food offended a reader. I regurgitated a post Michelle did about a nifty little website called "Where the Fuck to Drink." Because the work fuck and alcohol always catches eyes, mine included, I included it in the headline as a featured story. D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Our Top 5 Favorite Cartoon DJs, Including Skrillex In My Little Pony Form

    ​When we were watching Futurama the other night, we fell in love with DJ Scratchmo, the robot DJ who dropped some rump-rattling beats for Bender and his ladybot. We then realized how many other shows we've seen have featured cartoon scratchers. Here are our top five favorite cartoon DJs. (List by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Jacuzzi Boys and Jacuzzi Gals Talk About Vagina-Laden 'Glazin' Video

    A (censored) screen shot from the homemade "Glazin'" video by the Jacuzzi Gals​The homemade fan video for Jacuzzi Boys' song "Glazin'" blew our minds when it came out last week, what with its vajazzly arts-and-crafts disguises on vaginas singing as aliens, Santa Claus, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Jacuzzi Boys Get Super-NSFW Fan Video for 'Glazin' with More Vag Than Lilith Fair

    Ivan SantiagoThe Jacuzzi Boys​ We like the Jacuzzi Boys' music and all, but we didn't know the Miami band could inspire such devotion. Apparently guitarist/vocalist Gabriel Alcala, drummer Diego Monasterios, and bassist Danny Gonzalez's flair for heavy metallic glitter, neon glam rock opuses and e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    First Listen: Smashing Pumpkins' New Song 'Owata' Debuts

    Homer Simpson, smiling politely.​If you haven't already heard, the Smashing Pumpkins have been releasing one song at a time off their new album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. And our pals at LA Weekly's West Coast Sound have the latest track--click here to get your exclusive listen. The song will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    INFOGRAPHIC: How To Make Beer at Home

    ​Give a man a beer and he'll barely have a buzz. Teach a man how to make beer and he'll suddenly become awesome. Yes, beer, the cause of and solution to all of life's problems (or says Homer Simpson), can flow as freely at home as it does at the bar. All you need is the right equipment, ingredient ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 9, 2010

    'Minnie Muse' Is a Mickey Mouse Job for Forever 21

    [Trendzilla] The classic rodent gal, now taller and skinnier-and tackier

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Bill Walton Joins Newport Beach Artist Dave Hobrecht's All-Star Lineup

    ​Homer Simpson once said, "Rock stars ... is there anything they don't know?" Anyone who has heard Bill Walton call an NBA game may wonder the same thing about the former All-Star center. He's always just so damn sure about his opinions, even after they are proven wrong. It's the second best thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Superior Chicharrones

    Edwin Goei​Name: Superior Chicharrones - Original Pork Rinds Origin: U.S.A. Found at: Superior Super Warehouse, Buena Park Cost: $1.19 Ingredients: Pork Rinds, Salt.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic! That Mexican Holy Host Dessert?

    ​You people, I swear: I can answer non-Mexican related food questions! But I like this one from reader John:Hey Mexican critic: What's the name of that Mexican dessert that's basically the Catholic host? Isn't it sacrilegious to eat it?Sacrilegious? You mean--with all apologies to Homer Simpson--s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Thank God It's Monday: This Week's Shows

    ​Today we're recommending something slightly different: bowling. That truly American pastime- just ask Homer Simpson-remains straightforward at its core, but the trappings have changed with the years; some will still remember the legendary and now sadly long gone Kona Lanes in Costa Mesa and its s ... More >>

  • Food

    June 10, 2010

    Ten Sports You Can Play With a Beer in Your Hand

    [Summer Guide] Neither mandatory nor helpful to your performance, a little hops can definitely enhance the sporting experience

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Son accused of plotting parents' murderEditor's note: This one has a happy ending. The "son" in question is now 29, and his father was 42 when he was killed in 1999.Comment by frombackeast: Dude's 29 and pops is 42? Beautiful just beautiful....Si se puede (procreate).

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    My Five Favorite Burgers in O.C.

    The Counter​Burgers abound in our fair county, and not just at the obvious favorites of In-N-Out and Fatburger. Those are a given. If you didn't know about them, I would have to assume that you are vegan or just arrived from space. For this reason, I didn't include them in my list of five fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Five Great International Sodas

    Obvious observation of the year: it's hot. Go to these place we haven't discussed in years, all fine eateries, and cool down with their native sodas:​PUPUSERIA SAN SIVAR: The hole-in-the-strip-mall takes special care with their pupusas, which have a crispy yet malleable crust encasing thick, stick ... More >>

  • Food

    July 30, 2009
  • Food

    April 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Insiders Take Potshots at Freedom Communications

    Author, sociologist and working-class advocate Barbara Ehrenreich recently spoke about being confronted by a foe who accused her of engaging in class warfare, to which Ehrenreich responded that's absolutely true but her side in not the one that started the war.Who knew class-warfare skirmishes could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Are You OC's Top Wingman (or Wingwoman)?

    Weekly contributor Ned Raggett Facebooked me about a competition looking for the county's best chicken wings. From the page:Think breasts are overrated? And legs aren't really your thing? Well, perhaps the title of O.C.'s Top Wingman (or Wingwoman) is just up your ally!The rules are simple:1) Let us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    OC's Best Chocolate Maker to Give Truffle-Making Course This Sunday

    Courtney Dudman Donley of C Salt Gourmet fame (OC Weekly's Best Chocolate 2008!) will be doing what the headline says this coming Sunday at 2 p.m. at @space Gallery in SanTana. Wish I could tell ustedes it's for free, but $20 to create yum-yums just in time for Valentine's Day is quite the bargain i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2008

    Indian Students Try To Make World's Biggest Sandwich

    Somewhere in Springfield, USA, Homer Simpson drools, "Mmmmmm...World's Biggest Sandwich."  But in watching this Reuters video, I'm noticing that there's a lamentable lack of meat. Surely this one's meant for Apu Nahasapeemapetilon and his friend Sir Paul McCartney. 

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2008

    Chelsea Handler Delivers Solid Long Beach Set, But Her Opener Provides Most Ironic Moment

    Comedian Chelsea Handler rates up there with Brit Hume among the most acerbic hosts on television, but her persona on E!’s addictive-like-crack chat show Chelsea Lately is downright bubbly compared to what she broke out at a packed Long Beach Terrace Theater last night. Rarely flashing her mill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Free Thanksgiving Feast Tasting This Saturday at Whole Foods

    I'm a sucker for free samples. You'll often see me at Costco on Saturday mornings making the rounds on the sample buffet, emulating Homer Simpson. Remember that episode? Anyway, it looks like I'll have two places to graze this weekend. All L.A. and Orange County Whole Foods will be doing a Thank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    Monkey Waiters!!!

    Homer Simpson had the right idea all along. But, really there are no words I need to preface this video with, except: MONKEY WAITERS!!!

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    The Fabulously Fruity Chuck Smith

    So a bunch of gays got married today, and the Christian Right is livid (but where was Fred Phelps when you needed him?). Providing a much-needed coda for today was none other than the legendary Chuck Smith, founder of the Calvary Chapel movement (shown here in another fabulous shirt). He was just on ... More >>

  • Articles

    September 20, 2007
  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    It Doesnt Suck!

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Breathe easy, Simpsons fans. The movie is eeeexellent

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Twenty-five Years of Reliable Service

    Sonic Youth are old yet still great

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    Science vs. Monday Morning

    A report arrives from the cutting edge of science, where wonders never cease.  The cutting edge is currently in Durham, North Carolina, and Dr. Robert Bohannon is busy honing it. Dr. Bohannon, according to the Associated Press, is a "molecular scientist" (the sort of impressive yet vague job t ... More >>

  • Film

    December 7, 2006

    Fa La La La LaAaaand Cut!

    Deck the halls with boughs of Hollywood

  • Food

    September 28, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2006

    Lock Up Your Daughters' Weaponry

    The Senate has decided that trigger locks suck. A trigger-lock mandate, part of a bill limiting the liability of gun manufacturers in liability cases, has been stricken from the language. Who wants to wait a few moments to fiddle with a mechanism in order to activate their gun? In the immortal words ... More >>

  • Food

    May 11, 2006

    Grub Guide

    The county's best damn dining guide

  • Culture

    September 15, 2005
  • Culture

    July 28, 2005

    Strike Up the Band

    Revived by a whiff of irony, musical numbers are hot on stage

  • News

    April 28, 2005


    Visiting the unloved steps of South Laguna

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    All the Evil in the Cartoon World

    Shapeshifters Transform and Roll Out

  • Food

    October 9, 2003

    Suds for Studs

    Devouring beers, babes and board at Karl Strauss Brewery Restaurant

  • Food

    January 16, 2003

    Meat, Meat, Meat, Meat, Meat

    Amazon Churrascaria is a place for meat

  • Columns

    October 17, 2002
  • Culture

    September 6, 2001

    Ken Kesey Kultur Kampf

    Officials dont seize Cuckoos Nest as yet another chance to bruise the much-hated and rare Liberalus orange countias

  • Unknown

    April 26, 2001
  • Features

    June 1, 2000

    The Future of Beer

    We call it 'urination fermentation'

  • Culture

    December 23, 1999
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