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  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    California Considers Banning Teens From Tanning Beds

    ​Teens who want that dark, leathery glow may soon have to get it the old-fashioned way--with a bottle of Crisco and some aluminum foil.  Twelve U.S. states have bills pending that would put age restrictions on commercial tanning salons, reports The Huffington Post. California is among them.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Rumors of Cap'n Crunch's Death Greatly Exaggerated by FOX News

    Flickr user israelavila​You wanna hate FOX News even more? Two days ago, they published a story under the headline "Food Police Kill Cap'n Crunch." It wasn't even original reporting, though, but rather a HuffPo-esque news-aggregator blurb that printed a story from AOL's DailyFinance blog. That sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Imam Muzammil Siddiqi of Islamic Society of Orange County Condemns Holocaust Deniers

    Muzammil Siddiqi​So often when it comes to Islam and the Holocaust, we hear from deniers such as Hamas leader Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi, Palestinian National Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Mahdi Akef, the Jordanian Association Against Zionism and Racism ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Orly Taitz's Latest Crazy Appeal Tied to Barack Obama's Citizenship

    ​So, after having her latest appeal rejected this morning by the U.S. Supreme Court, where is Laguna Niguel birther/dentist/lawyer Orly Taitz to turn next? The Hague? Judge Judy? The Trill Symbiosis Commission?The Supremes did not utter a peep while tossing the appeal contesting a $20,000 fine lev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    The Origin of Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa Cake Revealed

    Flickr user magillicuddy​The worst recipe ever created on the Food Network was the cringe-worthy Kwanzaa cake made by Sandra Lee on her "Semi-Homemade" program. It was so bad we wondered whether it was farce; it appeared to be genuine. It gave rise to questions, though: who created it? Who could b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Twitter Me This: #FatIndieBands

    What's trending on Twitter today? Fat Indie Band Names. According to Huffington Post, it began with comedy writer Todd Levin's tweet last night:​To wit, we have some local favorites and other hilarious entries: @raytovey: Avi Buffalo Wings @Wilroblor:  Key Sublime pie @davidmooney88:  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Non-Browning Canadian Apples to Be Vetted By USDA

    ​ According to HuffPo, a Canadian biotech firm has applied to the US Department of Agriculture to be allowed to grow and sell genetically modified apples that resist browning when cut. The so-called "Arctic" apples have the gene that causes oxidation suppressed, using technology from an Australian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    The Super Rich Aren't Like You and Me ... They're Whinier

    ​A letter to the Wall Street Journal by a Newport Beach real estate executive who believes it would be unfair if the Bush tax cuts were not extended for those who make over $250,000-a-year certainly set off McSweeney's writer Edward Murray. "The Poor Top 2 Percent" on the Huffington Post is Murray ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Gay Rights Groups Again Link Carly Fiorina to Latino Outreach Bus That Breezed Through OC

    ​We began Monday morning by noting the "Vota Tus Valores" ("Vote your values") bus filled with conservative Hispanics and marriage inequality proponents was in Santa Ana, following up with the news that a demonstrator against the Latino outreach effort there claimed he had been roughed up by someo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Taxpayer-Funded Mental Health Conference Blasted for Denying the Mentally Ill Exist

    ​The Alternatives 2010 conference that began Wednesday at the Hyatt Anaheim is billed as a celebration of "Mental Illness Awareness Week" and gathering of "consumers and survivors of mental health services." But an advocate for the seriously mentally ill complains the government-funded conference ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    [UPDATED:] OC Fair Ice Sculpture Mishap: Real or Staged?

    ​UPDATE: Eric Cunningham at Mediaite blows the frosty lid off this scandalous viral video, gets ice sculptor to fess up. Go here:

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Feinstein Leads Opposition to Prop. 19, But Sting is For It and Rohrabacher's Not Sure

    Illustration by Jay Brockman​Dianne Feinstein, our U.S. senator who is not up for reelection this November, joins Reps. Darrell Issa (R-San Diego) and Lynn Woolsey (D-Marin) and gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman in coming out against Prop. 19, the marijuana legalization initiati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    In Her Satin Tights, Wonder Woman Fights the Five Dumbest Reactions to Her New Clothes

    DC Comics/Don Kramer and Michael Babinski​Sometimes it's hard to be a Wonder Woman.You're a positive female role model, you starred in your own TV show, and you've saved the world at least a dozen times. But the minute you change your "signature look," every hypocritical jerk who said you looked l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Jackie Chan Upstaged by Bruce Lee Yet Again

    Bruce Lee gets the better of Jackie Chan in either Fist of Fury or Enter the Dragon.​Comments Jackie Chan made in China this past April about the Chinese people needing "to be controlled" spurred demands this weekend from an art activist for an "Urgent Action" to stop a statue of the action star f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Job Posting: Unemployed Need Not ApplyComment by BikeFixer: "HuffPo reports that the practice isn't illegal, but it could be if it has an impact on minority groups. Aparently, they are also easily found." SO it's only legal to discriminate against white people eh?!?!?!?!?

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Try It, You'll Like It: A Conversation With ARTS OC's Rick Stein

    Nicholas KoonRick Stein, Executive Director of ARTS OC​For many arts professionals, the administrative aspect of things is a creative death sentence, as time spent on personal projects drops by the wayside and artists get ground up in the gears of keeping an organization afloat. A quick look at AR ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Obamascare Freakout 2010: Racism! Homophobia! Presidential Death Threats!

    ​Various ugly things were yelled at reporters and Democratic lawmakers outside and inside the halls of power in Washington, D.C., as the monumental health-care overhaul was heading for a vote Sunday. Some gems follow . . .

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Updated: Orly Taitz Files Rambling Complaint Against Damon Dunn; ALSO, the Sky is Blue

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyOrly at CRA​Update, 2:10 p.m.: As our commenters below point out, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has handed down a curt judgment reaffirming the $20,000 in fines imposed upon Taitz by a federal judge last year. More here; the ruling can be downloaded here.Origina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2010

    Snoop Dogg Wins Case Against British Government

    John GilhooleySnoop Dogg at the Galaxy Concert Theatre, Santa Ana , Jan. 21​Remember back in 2006 when Long Beach native Snoop Dogg and his entourage allegedly brawled at a British Airways VIP Lounge? And how the British Government went apeshit and banned the rapper from ever entering their boring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Do Tell! Lt. Dan Choi Back on Active Duty

    Lt. Dan Choi​Several websites are reporting that out U.S. Army National Guard Lieutenant Dan Choi of Tustin has been called back to active duty.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Orly Taitz Tops Year-End Lists, Fears "Neuro Magnetic" Attack

    ​After living through dismissed lawsuits, broken birther alliances, judicial fines and less-than-flattering TV appearances, Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq., has finally won something!It isn't Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Loretta Sanchez is Nice But Not Serious?

    ​"Then there was Loretta Sanchez, the colorful Orange County congresswoman. A nice person but not an especially serious idea." --Huffington Post's William Bradley yesterday in his column, "How Jerry Brown Cleared The Democratic Field for Governor of California." For several years, the Garden Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Dishney: PETA Recommends Animal Sanctuaries Over Disneyland

    In yet another effort to make both meat eaters and vegetarians further dislike them, Ingrid Newkirk, president and co-founder of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has issued an open letter to President Obama via the Huffington Post, pleading for him to send the traditional Than ... More >>

  • News

    October 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Freedom Communications/OC Register Woes: Financial or Political? [UPDATED WITH BANKRUPTCY CONFIRMATION]

    ​With the Orange County Register's parent company Freedom Communications of Irvine confirming it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (something deemed inevitable in Nick Schou's Navel Gazing item yesterday), one would assume this to be a financial matter. But according to several reader ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2009

    Arianna Huffington

    Sheraton Park Hotel

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Former UFC Fighter Kimo Leopoldo: Not Dead, Says Attorney

    Tustin Police DepartmentIrvine-based former UFC fighter Kimo Leopoldo, who was sentenced on Monday to 10 days of community service following a February arrest in Tustin, is not dead, Yahoo! reports--despite articles to the contrary published earlier today from sources including TMZ, the Huffington P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Big Week For Birthers and Their Crusade to Unseat Obama the Usurper!

    The Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus, Georgia, reports today that Orly Taitz, the Orange County attorney who reigns as queen bee to the Obama "birther" movement, is representing a "conscientious objector" who refuses to deploy to Iraq*, not because he's a pacifist or because George Bush authorized the in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    GLAAD Claims KDOC-TV Aired Anti-Gay Infomercial gets the credit for catching this first, but the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation says it received complaints about the re-emergence of an anti-gay infomercial titled Speechless: Silencing the Christians--and among the stations around the country that just showed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    All Sides Love Telling Illin' Cali to Pound Sand

    Finally, an issue has come along that has united people of all political stripes all over the country: the U.S. Government's refusal to bail out California (at least for now). Most bloggers used today's Washington Post story as a jumping-off point to analyze the development. While they were all over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    OC Weekly Wins 3 Los Angeles Press Club Awards

    Photo by Karyn LawrenceA scene from Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble's "W.A.C. Iraq: A Work in Progress," which Beers reviewed.Yes, that does seem like an odd headline given that Orange County is not located in neither the city nor county of Los Angeles. Despite this, three Weeklings were awar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    OC Weekly Receives 8 SoCal Journalism Awards Nominations

    The OC Weekly--as in ORANGE COUNTY Weekly--plot for Los Angeles media market domination has been slow to achieve but persistent, as evidenced by the impressive showing Weeklings make on the Los Angeles Press Club's list of finalists for the 51st annual SoCal Journalism Awards.Winners will be announc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Judge Gray's Pot Decriminalization Campaign Hits YouTube

    As our president sidesteps the marijuana-legalization issue and our governor calls for more study, conservative Orange County Judge Jim Gray continues his long campaign for decriminalization, as shown in the following YouTube videos writer/photographer/filmmaker Lee Stranahan posted with his call on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    But Who'll Save the Wee Hugh Hewitt?

    While the FCC CSI tries to determine whether Gustavo actually heard right-wing radio pundit and morality cop Hugh Hewitt of Irvine say "tit" on the air, Washington Times columnist Andrew Breitbart is warning that "uninvited Democratic activists" have waged a "digital war" on ol' Hughcifer.Hugh Hew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Read Curt Pringle's Lips: He'll Take New Taxpayer Dollars

    Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle has long been the golden boy among Orange County Republicans. He got elected to the party's Central Committee in 1986, and two years later became the GOP nominee for the Garden Grove area state Assembly seat. The party, under the leadership of then-Chairman Tom Fuentes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Is Rick Warren Outing His Tolerant Self of Just Bluffing?

    UPDATED WITH PASTOR WILEY DRAKE SAYING GOD WILL PUNISH RICK WARREN FOR PARTICIPATING IN OBAMA INAUGURATION (SEE THE VERY END).The choice of Rick Warren as Barack Obama's inaugural invocation giver has apparently so touched the leader of Lake Forest's Saddleback Church that he has become The Most Tol ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008

    Ain't Dead Yet

    OC Children's Book Festival

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2006

    Hughcifer Descending

    Bad news for our favorite unintentional radio comedian, Hugh Hewitt. According to the latest Arbitrends, the audience for the lawyer/pundit/Nixon fetishist/blogger/moralizer/George W. Bush worshiper/professional Vermont boycotter is shrinking right along with Bush and Cheney's approval ratings. Pre ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 8, 2005