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    November 13, 2014

    An Inconvenient Thirst: Jay Famiglietti Reader

    The reading assignment below? It's alright. But the truth is the subject of the story, UC Irvine and Jet Propulsion Laboratory water scientist Jay Famiglietti, has written far more eloquently about the global groundwater issues raised in this week's cover story. After the jump are but five examples ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    An Inconvenient Thirst

    Looking out the large windows from Jay Famiglietti's corner office at UC Irvine on a sun-drenched late-spring day, you take in an inviting deep greenbelt and, just beyond that, the green, green grass of Aldrich Park. Contrast that with the view from the UCI hydrologist's new office at the NASA Jet ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    We Still Hang People in Orange County

    The Halloween season fills a very important need in America. It is a time when society collectively derides its lasting Puritanical bent and celebrates demonic imagery. With the season come haunted attractions; some, like Knott's Scary Farm, are SoCal institutions, and in addition to the mazes and r ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Pot Celebrity "Bong Rip" Rips Off Soup Kitchen, Celebrates On YouTube

    Remember Bong Rip? He's the curly-haired Harpo Marx lookalike from Huntington Beach who likes to post streaming videos of himself smoking weed in his limousine. The last time we wrote about him, he forgot to show up for court after being cited for--you guessed it--smoking weed in his limousine. (A ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Aaron Kushner: Our Own Journalism Jesus

    [Moxley Confidential] The OC Register owner takes his savior schtick to MSNBC

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    September 17, 2013

    KFC Puts Grated Cheese On Donuts!

    Fresh off their soup-frying kick of a few weeks ago in Japan, there's news that other KFC's in Asia are doing things we Americans would never think to do with our foodstuffs. Reports are saying that the KFCs in Indonesia have begun serving donuts with grated cheese on top.

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    August 16, 2013

    Society Is Full Of New-Fangled Idiots

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

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    August 6, 2013

    Day Above Ground Pulls Racist/Sexist 'Asian Girlz' Video, Uploads Shitty Song in Response

    After a righteous hailstorm of criticism, Los Angeles band Day Above Ground finally took its racist and sexist music video "Asian Girlz" off of YouTube. The supposed satirical ballad by the crappy excuse for an alternative rock outfit was chalk full of ultra-degrading lyrics such as "Korean barbecue ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Starbucks Barista Uses Cup To Flirt

    Now this is different: something written on a coffee cup by a Starbucks barista that's neither racist or unfortunately misspelled. A Reddit user named littlebabyburrito posted a picture of an apparent attempt by her Starbucks barista to flirt with her by way of her coffee.

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    March 11, 2013

    Obama Administration Will Soon Announce New Pot Policy; Meanwhile Arrests Continue

    Ever since voters in Washington State and Colorado approved legalizing the recreational smoking of marijuana last November, the public has been waiting to see how the Obama administration would react. So far, officials have only said that they are monitoring the situation to see how those states imp ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    [UPDATED with Peeper's I.D. Said Known:] Louis C.K. Stars as Unlucky Louie on Park Flier Warning of a Huntington Beach Peeping Tom

    See the update on page 2 where a source claims to know the peeping tom (and it's not the star of Louis).ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 21, 11:42 A.M.: Louis C.K., who has experienced a career renaissance with his excellent FX comedy series, live performance DVDs and assorted online videos, really looks the p ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    No Doubt's "Looking Hot" Video Gets Pulled For Looking Racist

    Well, this is embarrassing. Of all the things No Doubt have been skewered for in the public eye over the years, we never thought racial stereotyping would be one of them. Over the weekend, the Huffington Post and E! Online reported that Orange County's biggest band caught some serious flack over the ... More >>

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    October 21, 2012

    Portrait of the Artist as a Young Activist: Rebels by Accident, Intuition or Circumstance

    Mr. Bib's reintroduction to quality Young Adult fiction comes mostly courtesy of the Little Bibster, aged 10, who patiently explains the often complicated relationships, plot twists, characters and worlds of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Lemony Snicket series, and especially Rick Riordan's seeming ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    OCNORML Celebrates 75 Years of Pot War with "Final Days of Prohibition" Confefence

    Although it came and went without much notice, Monday marked the 75th anniversary of America's misbegotten war on weed.On Oct. 1, 1937, the U.S. Congress officially criminalized the possession and sale of marijuana, which had already been outlawed in many states thanks to a campaign of sleazy racist ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    No, Chick-Fil-A Will NOT Stop Funding Anti-Gay Groups

    After a storm of controversy, it seemed that a figurative rainbow would finally be shining over Chick-Fil-A, the chikin chain under fire for its anti-gay stance. Last week, Dave reported that a Chicago alderman (aka council member) had secured a promise from the company to stop funding groups that o ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Chick-Fil-A To Stop Funding Anti-Gay Groups, According to Chicago Alderman Proco 'Joe' Moreno

    According to the Huffington Post, the Civil Rights Agenda, a Chicago-based LGBT advocacy group, has stated that a Chicago alderman (read: council member) has secured a promise from Chick-Fil-A to stop funding groups that oppose marriage equality and has welcomed the chain to open its doors in Chicag ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Has Chipotle Been Ripping You Off By Rounding To The Nearest Nickle?

    So the New York Times and Huffington Post picked up on a story The Star-Ledger wrote about when a Chipotle consumer noticed that his receipts were a few pennies over the actual total, rounded off to the nearest 5-cents. He said it wasn't the pennies he lost, but the principle. The original stor ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    [UPDATE on Telling Kids of Pornin':] Nadya Suleman Celebrates Her First Octorgasm, But "Sexy Party" Listeners Aren't Getting Off

    See the update at the end of this post on our Mother of the Year telling her children she made a porn video.ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 22, 11:11 A.M.: So Octomom Nadya Suleman now says that while making her self-pleasure porn video, she achieved her first-ever orgasm.The TMI and truth factors not withstand ... More >>

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    August 12, 2012

    Some People's History of the Century: Not Everybody's, and Very Slowly

    Today I offer a frustratingly joyful--if joyfully frustrated--celebration of a book which seems to have been written just for you, by which I mean me, us. It arrives to meet a need, answer a desire. It's impossible, finally, for The Bibliofella not to share without also going on and on, and in this ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Local 'UndocuQueer' Speaks on Identity and Equality in New Huffpo Series

    With the enactment of Seth's Law addressing anti-gay bullying in schools earlier this month, the Huffington Post is running a series of testimonial stories from those involved in the Youth Empowered to Act (YETA) campaign with an Editor's note recounting the the debacle that was the "Mr. Fullerton" ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Chick-fil-A President Openly Proclaims Anti-Gay Stance

    For years, Chick-fil-A has been the subject of protests and boycotts for donating millions of dollars to gay-hatin' Christian organizations, but president Dan Cathy has always downplayed the company's stance on homosexuality, insisting that the chicken sandwich empire has "no agenda against anyone." ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    Porn Stars Review Octomom's New Film, and Her Parenting Skills

    Consider the source and all, but if a porn star says you're a bad mom, you may want to take parenting classes. If the porn star says you're bad at porn, well, practice makes perfect.Porn actress Amber Peach, whose work has included "The Sphincter Chronicles" and "Your Wife My Bitch," has weighed in ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    Lawmakers Vote to Prohibit Anaheim Schools' 'Demoralizing' Practice of Color-Coding Student IDs Based On Test Scores

    Last year, two schools in the Anaheim Union High School District tried a new academic incentive program. Students were given identification cards in colors that revealed how well they performed on standardized tests. Those with the "best" colors were given freebies and perks, like getting to stand a ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Gap Ads Go Gay on OCTA Buses: What Exactly Are They Selling Anyway?

    I miss Miller's Outpost. Le sigh. True story: I was in Hollywood several years ago when I happened upon a little shop that advertised a product called "Fundies", designed for couples to hop into and get freaky. The underwear designed for two became a running inside joke to this day among my pal ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Octomom Covered in SpaghettiOs For Porn Promo

    Octomom Nadya Suleman, who has turned to masturbating for money amid a bankruptcy filing and the auction of her La Habra home, apparently has eschewed whipped cream and syrup as sexy-aids, and has turned to an afternoon snack enjoyed by kids everywhere: SpaghettiOs.During a film shoot last week, the ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    Weenie Breitbart Columnist: Media Not Reporting on Kelly Thomas Murder Because He's White

    I remember weenie columnist Ben Shapiro when he was a precocious snotnose back at UCLA taking the Hugh Hewitt road to fame: whining he was a conservative in liberal-land, and thus getting a column in the local paper despite exhibiting little talent but a hell of a lot of weenie-ness. H ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Diamond-Shaped UFO Reportedly Hovers Over Costa Mesa

    If you've been seeing diamonds in the sky, you either need to cool it on the drugs, Lucy, or you live in Costa Mesa. According to a witness report filed with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a diamond-shaped object that shined "brighter than the sun lights" appeared in the air on April 5. The un ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Orange County Journo Writes for Huffington Post About Growing Up With "Cholo" as a Last Name

    ​It's one thing to be a cholo, but quite another to be a Cholo--someone whose surname is the word denoted to mean a gang member in Southern California, and a mixed-race mongrel virtually everywhere else in Latin America. And that's the apellido that Orange County resident Ana Beatriz Cholo grew up ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Octomom Nadya Suleman is Now Taking Phone Calls From the Public For $12 a Minute

    ​Got any burning questions for Octomom Nadya Suleman? Perhaps, ones like: Who are your favorite 11 children? Tried any new drywall recipes? Made any mortgage payments lately? Spent any time parenting lately?   Call her up! Suleman is one of the "stars" (groan) of, a webs ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    [UPDATED: It's Real!] Spotted: Girl Scout Cookie Candy

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 29, 11:45: Because I dare not leave you with broken dreams, I have an update. The cookie candy is real! The Girl Scouts mothership told Huffington Post that the photo is of a retail sales sample and fans should "look forward to some very exciting news in June." Yesssss.ORIGINAL POST, ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    [UPDATED with Octomom Confirming She was Dropped as Client:] Nadya Suleman Fires Ex-Porn Star Manager?

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 5, 9:08 A.M.: We should be used to this on Planet Octomom, where up is down, black is white, fiction is truth, employment is fantasy and whipping a fat guy in a diaper is appropriate parental behavior. And so, it comes as no surprise that the former porn star-turned-entertainment man ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Laguna Beach Patch Revisits Town's Acid-Laced Past

    Rosemary and Timothy Leary with the Brotherhood's John Griggs circa 1968​On Dec. 6, the paperback version of my book Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love and Acid to the World, came out in paperback. To celebrate that event, my friend and former OC W ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Obama Administration Promises (Again) Not to Wage War on Medical Marijuana

    Eric Holder​Ever since the federal government announced a major crackdown on medical marijuana cultivators and dispensaries in California, a lot of people have been wondering what the hell Barack Obama is thinking. Message boards for medical marijuana activists in the state have been abuzz with on ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Takeru Kobayashi Gobbles 7.5 Pounds of Turkey in 10 Minutes, Devours Record

    ​In honor of day of the year when gluttony is not only accepted, but celebrated here in America (yeah, that would be all days that end in "y"), we'd only expect Takeru Kobayashi to show us how it's done. On Thanksgiving eve, the competitive eating superstar gobbled 7.5 pounds of turkey in 10 ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Does Salon Meritage Need Extreme Makeover?

    ​Self-described "flack, former journalist, Navy vet, autism mom" Ana Beatriz Cholo can't get her hair done at her usual salon because that salon is Salon Meritage, the site of Orange County's largest mass killing.But Cholo, who is a Courage Campaign communications manager, has come up with a bold ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Newport Beach Hotel Used By GOP Mayor and Male Escort?

    Image captured from Google Republican politician says this picture was doctored ​Various news outlets are reporting that a male hooker claims a New Jersey Republican politician hired him for an illicit, $500 rendezvous inside an Orange County hotel and has pictures to prove it.According to the Huf ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Could Laura's Law Have Prevented The Seal Beach Shooting?

    Scott Dekraai​The list of local tragedies that might have been averted by Laura's Law is growing. Yesterday's post focused on a county-drafted and rather negative report on Laura's Law, which was thrust into the spotlight after the tragic beating death of Kelly Thomas, who suffered from ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Ten Musician Stamps We'd Like To See

    ​ The US Postal Service, desperate to stop 15 years of bleeding caused by email and private competitors, announced that it will soon feature living people on stamps (the post office has long had a policy of placing only the dead on postage). Of interest to this column, the USPS will consider fe ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Protesters Disrupt Bankers Meeting at Balboa Club

    ​The LA Times is reporting that protesters disrupted a bankers conference held at a Newport Beach yacht club on Monday. According to Sgt. Steve Burdette, Newport Beach Police responded to the Balboa Bay Club Monday at 10 A.M., where a large group of protesters with a campaign known as ReFund Calif ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    This Week In Food: New Slater's 50/50, Hipster Blueberry Donuts and Piraat!

    ​It's time for our weekly round-up of all the tasty news you may have missed (see awesome popsicle to the right).Taste it all after the jump!

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    October 6, 2011

    Huffington Post Gets Punked by Fake Ben & Jerry's Arrested Development Ice Cream Flavor

    ​It is amazing (and hella disturbing) how most people even bother to scan, let alone read a story anymore before spreading it around the Internet. Sign of the times, I guess. But when the offending organization is the Huffington Post (which carries my ¡Ask a Mexican! column), such a rush for web ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Lt. Dan Choi's White House Fence-Chaining Case May Be Dismissed

    ​Army Reserve Lt. Dan Choi was arrested in November for chaining himself to a fence around the White House, and the former Tustin resident claims the government is still pressing its case against him in federal court because he is gay and outspoken against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."On Wednesday, Cho ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Downgraded S&P Rating, China, Cuba, Obama, The Illuminati and Their Scary Ties to Newport Beach

    ​As Republicans in Congress and Democrats in the White House argue over whose role in the debt-ceiling crisis led Standard & Poor's for the first time ever to downgrade U.S debt from an AAA to AA rating, evidence mounts that the cause for this possible push into a double-dip recession was bor ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Are Bloggers Disappointed That Beyonce Is NOT Writing a Cookbook? album cover art​That collective sound you heard late last week is either a sigh of relief or disappointment from the blogosphere on the news that Beyonce is not, after all, writing a cookbook. Earlier in the week, it was said that none other than Gwyneth Paltrow encouraged her to do it. ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Rick Warren Tweets and Then Removes Debt-Ceiling Jab

    "I can see the debt ceiling from here."​Saddleback (mega-) Church's pastor Rick Warren's got a loose Twitter finger again, texting and then deleting a jab at those who want to raise the nation's debt ceiling."HALF of America pays NO taxes. Zero. So they're happy for tax rates to be raised on the o ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Nadya Suleman's Latest Octo-Promos: I Was Raised Muslim, I've Been Celibate 12 Years and No Touching!

    ​Elizabeth Taylor was the master at keeping herself relevant through tabloid headlines, but at least she had true talent. It seems the latest generation living off publicity is wading in a very shallow talent pool: Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, any Kardashian.The muck at the bottom of that talent p ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Jeffrey Tambor: Yes, 'Arrested Development' Movie is Happening

    Jeffrey Tambor as George Bluth Sr.​It seems every few months we've got another Arrested Development star assuring us that a film is indeed happening.Well, now it's Jeffrey Tambor's turn. As the Huffington Post reports, Tambor--who's currently promoting his new "romantic comedy serial killer film"- ... More >>

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    November 15, 2006

    Fresh Perspective

    "Fresh perspective" and "new eyes" have been Bush administration buzzwords since the nomination of Robert Gates to be Secretary of Defense was announced. Whether the eyes of Mr. Gates-- which saw no evil when he was the Number 2 man at the CIA while the Reagan administration was busy undermining th ... More >>

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    August 3, 2006

    More Reasons to Read Michelle Malkin

    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 >>

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    March 26, 2006

    Democracy in Action (plus the Minutemen and Kotex)

    This being Sunday, which most Americans regard as "The Lord's Day" (hence the great number of prayers being uttered over a couple of simple college basketball games), let us extend our best imitation of Christian pity towards the wretched, no matter how repulsive they may be. And the wretched I have ... More >>

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