Jay Brockman

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    August 9, 2014

    Weekend Updates: Raper-Killer-Flipper; Mouse House Insider Trading; Dorner Un-Lookalike

    This may go the way of Pennysaver Ad of the Week and the Orange County Interwebs Horror Show, which fell victim to image and time constraints respectively, but today we launch Weekend Updates, a roundup of the latest on stories that previously appeared on Navel Gazing.

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    June 12, 2013

    Summer Guide 2013: Get the Drift

    WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY JAY BROCKMAN [Editor's Note: Summer in OC is never just about the here and now. Once the weather starts heating up, we start migrating to our communal gathering grounds--the beach, Disneyland, Theo Lacy Jail--and all the memories of summers past start flooding in until you ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Summer Guide 2013: New Super-Sticky Surf Wax!

    WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY JAY BROCKMAN [Editor's Note: Summer in OC is never just about the here and now. Once the weather starts heating up, we start migrating to our communal gathering grounds--the beach, Disneyland, Theo Lacy Jail--and all the memories of summers past start flooding in until you ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Summer Guide 2013: The Documented Surfer & The Origins of the Short Board

    WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY JAY BROCKMAN [Editor's Note: Summer in OC is never just about the here and now. Once the weather starts heating up, we start migrating to our communal gathering grounds--the beach, Disneyland, Theo Lacy Jail--and all the memories of summers past start flooding in until yo ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013
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    July 26, 2012

    The Complete Bros' Guide to the U.S. Open of Surfing

    OC's premier surfing event explained for non-surfing idiots like you and me!

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    July 25, 2012

    US Open of Surfing 2012: Are You a Pro or a Bro?

    Jay Brockman/OC WeeklyAre you stuck in the bro world or are you living the high life of a pro surfer? It can be hard to tell. Luckily, our own graphic designer and surfer Jay Brockman created this nifty infographic so you know your role. See other handy infographics for the US Open of Surfing i ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Better Call Glew: Can I Fly the Friendly Skies With a Bag of Weed?

    Jay Brockman​What are some of the safest places to hide evidence?First of all it is against the law for anyone to advise or assist you in any way to hide evidence of any crime.  My best piece of advice to you is to hire a full time attorney and bail bondsmen because you my friend are going to ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    New Ask-A-Lawyer Column!

    Jay Brockman​Fans of the AMC drama Breaking Bad are familiar with Saul Goodman, the ethically-challenged, pretend-Jewish lawyer whose oft-repeated jingle advises potential clients to "Better Call Saul!" So with apologies to comedian Bob Odendirk, we present our latest, newest Navel Gazing column . ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    DUI Patrols Intensify for Cinco de Drinko

    ​I mean, it's not like your favorite outpost of alternative newsiness is bastardizing the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, with "Cinco de Drinko" listings. Er, check that.Anyways, in other Cinco de Drunk Tank news, the countywide "Avoid the 38 ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Costa Mesa Holds Back-to-Back DUI Checkpoints

    ​The Costa Mesa Police Department hopes one good sobriety checkpoint deserves another.From 6 tonight to midnight Thursday, officers will stop vehicles in the 2300 block of Placentia Avenue and check to ensure drivers are licensed and not under the influence of something.Another operation runs from ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Buena Park Police Hold DUI Checkpoint on Beach Blvd. Tonight, Anaheim On Deck for Saturday

    ​The Buena Park Police Department Traffic Unit conducts a DUI/driver's license checkpoint in front of City Hall at 6650 Beach Boulevard from 7 p.m. tonight until 3 a.m. Saturday.Anaheim police follow up with a checkpoint operation of their own farther up Beach, at the Ball Road intersection, from ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Rush Limbaugh, Charlie Sheen and Urinal Cakes Star in The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show

    ​Hippies love Rush Limbaugh? Hips become boobs? A drug for laughing and crying? Attorneys advertising on piss walls? And the really, really, really friendly skies?Yup, you'll find all this and more in this week's collection of things written from and about Orange County on the Interwebs.

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    February 11, 2011

    This Week in Food: Bánh Mì Rants, Awesome Catfish and Kittens in Pots (But Not Cooked)!

    Flickr user namillionairee​Between infographics on Flamin' Hot Cheetos and much more, it's been quite a week on your favorite infernal blog. Best of the week after the jump!

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    February 2, 2011

    Paul Kariya, a 909/714 Blonde and a Rich Turtle Rock Girl Star in Orange County Interwebs Horror Show

    ​This week's collection of stuff posted from or about Orange County on the Interwebs includes a Duck call for Paul Kariya, an amazing Surf City aerial shot, the great Palm Springs vs. San Clemente debate, a slice of the 714 transformed into the 909, and what to expect from the rich white girl fro ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show and Your Favorite Friends and Neighbors

    ​The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show this week pulls from the collection of online tubes and chutes examples of the finest folks who call this region home.We're talking cheatin' radiomen, Mexican trailer trash, Costa Mesa flashers, surgically frightening Midwest transplants and Newport Beach f ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    The Orange County Interwebs Horror (Road) Show

    ​This week's horrific show--which is composed to things said about and/or from Orange County on the Interwebs--takes a road trip. After the jump, you'll be treated to a freeway trickster, an Ultimate Fighter outta gas, a family that lives out of an RV (on purpose) and a surfing skier (and the read ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    OC Music and Horror Art Fest for a Cause

    Divulger​What if OC was taken over by vampires, zombies and other monstrous figures? We aren't having a zombie apocalypse any time soon (we think), but we are having some bands rock out this Saturday at Catalyst in Westminster with a horror-inspired art exhibit titled "Something Was Wrong in ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    January 11, 2011

    Orange County Interwebs Horror Show Tokes, Litters and Dances Its Way Into 2011

    ​The first Orange County Interwebs Horror Show of 2011 looks for local smoke shops that don't card and lovingly admires a Surf City solo dancer and a bitch who out-Octomoms Octomom.Don't worry, those last two are separate items.

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    December 21, 2010

    Orange County Interwebs Horror Show Surfs Cities

    ​This week's Orange County Interwebs Horror Show goes from city to city to see what is being said about them on the Interwebs. Mayors, chambers of commerce officials and visitors and convention bureaucrats may want to skip this one. (Especially in Fullerton, Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, Huntington Be ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    War on Christmas Rages in OC's Wealthiest 'Hoods

    ​Bill O'Reilly, Mike Huckabee and other Fox News blowhards yammer on and on about the "War on Christmas" waged by progressives who choke baby Jeebus in the cradle with their "happy holidays" chatter. Some dare call this fear mongering or lefty smearing, but those patriots are right: There is a War ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Parrot in a Palm Tree at Karl Strauss Brewery, Our Drink of the Week

    Jay Brockman​On Thursday nights beginning at 5 p.m., Karl Strauss Brewery brings out a cask of a special release beer and pours it for $3.50 a draft until it runs out. The brewery carries four special release beers a month and each Thursday is something different. Last night's cask featured Parrot ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show E! News Daily Insider Extra Entertainment Tonight Edition

    ​Went to write this week's collection of things written about and/or from Orange County on the Interwebs, and an episode of Entertainment Tonight broke out. The following batch includes celebrities and TV characters crossing our real estate before ending with La Habra's very own tabloid queen.

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    November 24, 2010

    Are Medical Marijuana Dispensaries a Convenient Target Now That Prop 19 Failed?

    Illustration by Jay Brockman​Yes, short-term memory is challenging for many of you. But try extra hard thinking back to the not-so-distant past when marijuana legalization in California seemed to be a lock. Alas, Prop 19 was smoked in the statewide election earlier this month.Is it possible that t ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Drink of the Week: Lady Sage at AVIA Hotel

    Jay Brockman​Upon entering AVIA, you will quickly forget that you're in downtown Long Beach--instead you will think you're in a trendy New York City hotel. The lounge is located directly to the right of the hotel's front doors and is dimly lit with sleek and simple furniture. It's the bartenders a ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    What Do You Get When You Mix Dodgeball and Homeless Kids?

    ​Since Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story hit movie theaters in 2004, the once forgotten childhood game has made a comeback.  In September, a dodgeball world record was set at UC Irvine. Perhaps hoping to steal some collegiate thunder, Cal State Fullerton is holding an event where dodgeballs wi ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    INFOGRAPHIC: Your Guide to Prop 19

    Jay Brockman/OC Weekly​For all you unmotivated pot-heads waiting til the last minute to get the facts on Proposition 19, this just in: The election is tomorrow. Take a look at this trippy infographic designed by Jay Brockman. It'll fill you in on everything you need to know about the issues surrou ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Pissy Neighbors, Slumber Party Providers and Wannabe Machine Gun Owners Star in the Orange County Interwebs Horror Show

    ​Machine Gun Kelly moves into Huntington Beach, where one resident accuses a neighbor of having sticky fingers. A slumber party provider lets loose. Someone writing about Orange County politics establishes from the first line he doesn't know anything about Orange County politics. Colt Brennan gets ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Lost Best of OC Item: Best Worst Beach Toilets

    ​You there, engulfed in the Weekly's ripping Best of OC wonderfulness, immediately stop what you are doing.NOW!Please allow us time to make the list complete with the Best Worst Beach Bathrooms.

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    October 11, 2010

    The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show Reviews Are In

    ​This week's collection of things on the Interwebs from or about Orange County includes netizen reviews of a car shop, a sandwich shop, UC Irvine dorms, hotspots for meet-ups, Fullerton City Council candidates, San Clemente's immigration checkpoint and Huntington Beach white boys who refer to them ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    "Pop the Lock Crew" Strikes Again!

    ​The Pop the Lock Crew has struck again!The three masked men tied to recent bank heists in Dana Point, Mission Viejo and Ladera Ranch are believed to be behind Tuesday's 5:40 p.m. robbery of the Wells Fargo at 28211 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel.

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    October 4, 2010

    The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show Searches for the "Ghetto" at Westminster Mall

    ​On Mondays, this feature exposes things on the Interwebs from and about Orange County, drawing from many sources that touch on many topics.However, a recurring theme kept popping up while this week's installment was being put together concerning a certain Orange County shopping mall.

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    October 2, 2010

    Priest Blesses Surf City Waves Sunday

    ​One day at band camp, this kid was shredding at Bolsa Chica when he slipped off his board and yelled, "Jesus Christ." So, it is not without precedence that a priest from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will wade into the waters near Huntington Beach Pier Sunday morning to bless the waves.

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    October 1, 2010

    Pop and Lock Bandits Frontin' It OC-Style

    ​The FBI and the Orange County Sheriff's Department have issued a special bulletin and $10,000 reward for information leading to a live look at that breakin' and frontin' act taking center stage at local banks, the Pop and Lock Crew.B-boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyz!Check that: being sought for capture ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Prescription Drug Take Back Hauls in 2,700 Pounds of Meds in OC

    ​We previously reported Nadya Suleman hauled in $2,600 at her Saturday garage sale in La Habra.The same day, local law enforcement agencies collected prescription drugs voluntarily given up residents. If cops got a dollar for each pound of medicine they took in, they would have beat Octomom.

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    September 24, 2010

    Elizabeth Cuevas Villanueva and Her Ice Pick May Prove She's Craziest Ex-GF Ever

    ​Eating, texting or ironing your pants behind the wheel are distracting enough, but can you imagine trying to drive with an ice pick sticking out of your head?The ex-boyfriend of Elizabeth Cuevas Villanueva probably did not have time to think of that shortly after he slid into his Mercedes-Benz in ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Loving, Loathing, Ignoring Medical Pot Clinics

    ​Several Orange County cities outright ban 'em, the County of Orange looks the other way at 'em and our neighbors in Long Beach hold lotteries to allow 'em.'em are medical marijuana dispensaries, and as California marches toward possible legalization of the devil's weed this November, existing cli ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show

    ​Today begins what will hopefully become a weekly Monday feature, although that may depend on if there is enough content to make that happen. Otherwise, it will go up when there are enough items to make it so. What am I yammering on and on about? The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show, a coll ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    There He Is, Mr. Gay Orange County

    ​Orange County holds what's billed as its first Mr. Gay competition Saturday--not counting county GOP Central Committee nominating conventions, of course.Organizers expect more than a dozen competitors and 300 pageant watchers for an event that "is sure to set some heads turning in this mostly con ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    [UPDATED:] A Spoonful of Condom? It Will Take More Than 30G's to Wash That Down

    ​UPDATE: See end of post for news of settlement of this case . . . What do you get when you combine a restaurant, Claim Jumper, a $300,000 tax debt to the feds, and a highly litigious society? A condom in the French onion soup, of course!I'm not saying that 51-year-old Zdenek Philip Hodousek from ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Sexy Time Fullerton Psychiatrist Loses his License

    ​Dr. Enrique Friedman has the cure for whatever ails you, batteries not included. One of his patients wasn't very happy with his prescription, however, and his license to practice psychiatry in Fullerton was revoked last week following allegations made by the Medical Board of California. Find out ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    How to Predict an Earthquake with a Doughnut

    ​There is a sweet new way to predict earthquakes and it's making waves throughout Southern California. Many scientists believe that predicting earthquakes is still impossible, but the Mogi Doughnut seems more credible than the Quake Quack's theory. Colorful charts do not a seismologist make. Acco ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Emboldened by Appeals Court, 2 Lake Forest Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Reopen

    ​Despite the city's enforcement and court moves against Lake Forest Wellness Center, the medical marijuana dispensary has kept it doors open through the ongoing appeals process--and was able to celebrate at least a partial victory as the last of 21 clinics in town still in operation.Now, the dispe ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    OC's Mystery Mammal Heads to LA

    ​The Orange County Mystery Mammal is coming! No, not the OC housewife with an addiction to plastic surgery. It's a sea creature, also known as Paleoparadoxia, that once foraged for food like an ancient hippo-elephant thing, off the Southern California coast before going extinct some 10 million yea ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Bud Bashers Gather to Demonize Legalization

    Illustration by Jay Brockman​Let the campaign against marijuana legalization in California begin! A coalition of clergy, law enforcement and assorted busy bodies gather under the Californians for Drug Free Youth banner in Universal City this morning to "raise awareness about the dangers of marijua ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Nuke Plant, Feds, Drugs. Oh, No.

    Jay Brockman​If you live or work within 10 miles of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), a.k.a. "the giant pair of boobs," the Feds would like to have a word with you about a little thing called radiation poisoning. EVERYONE PANIC!

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    April 2, 2010

    Boobs or Bust

    Jay Brockman​You want a brand spanking new set of breasts to replace your old implants, with a little liposuction on the side, but you don't have the $12,000 to pay for the surgeries. What do you do?

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    March 25, 2010

    Home of OC Fairground's CEO Gets Egged

    Jay Brockman​The president and CEO of the Orange County Fair and Events Center got egged, which apparently costs $3,000 to clean up. And then there is the noxious liquid . . .

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