Mountain Dew

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    We Eat It So You Don't Have To: SURGE

    "I don't even remember what it's supposed to taste like." Like almost everyone in the 18- to 25-year-old age group this month, I was a little giddy. Surge was coming back, and it was sort of like Christmas meets Back to the Future meets 90s X-Men. It was going to be extreme. It was going to be rad ... More >>

  • Features

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Mountain Dew Baja Blast Available In Stores Starting May 5

    Alright everyone, I know some of you really, reallllly like Mountain Dew Baja Blast, the (until now) exclusive Taco Bell Flavor of Mountain Dew. Well, I've got some good news for you: You don't have to mix blue Gatorade with anything anymore because starting May 5, you'll be able to buy Baja Blast i ... More >>

  • Film

    April 24, 2014
  • Columns

    December 12, 2013

    Why Do So Many Mexican Pedestrians Get Run Over?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And do Mexicans suffer pathologies because they're Mexicans?

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Pedestrian's Latest EP Release Aligns With An 'Emo Revival'

    Growing out of a re-blooming Orange County emo scene and a supposed national "emo revival" taking hold in blogs, Aliso Viejo outfit Pedestrian have been one of the latest local bands to take advantage of the genre's upswing. In recent months, ths local band has graduated from playing tiny garage sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Six Music Acts That Should've Been Pro Wrestlers

    Did you watch Wrestlemania XXIX a few months back? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. This week ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Michelle Lynn Johnson, Math Teacher Accused of Sex with Male Student, Faces Arraignment

    A Brea Olinda High School math teacher arrested in June for the alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old male student is scheduled to be arraigned in Fullerton this morning. Michelle Lynn Johnson, 45, of Anaheim, faces charges that could send her to prison for eight years and four months with a con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    50 Important SXSW Questions

    By: Nick LucchesiEditor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Mountain Dew Online Naming Contest Was A Bad, Bad Idea

    It sounded like good plan. To promote its new Mountain Dew drink, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen launched an online contest that encouraged fans to come up with a name for the green-apple-flavored concoction. The name with the most votes would win. Now enter the world's greatest masterminds: Inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Newport Beach Council Asked to Ban Beach Fire Rings ... and I Couldn't Be Happier

    ​A divided Newport Beach Park, Beaches and Recreation Commission voted 4-3 Tuesday night to ban and remove fire rings from city beaches. A ban advocate told the panel exposure to smoke from the 60 rings can aggravate asthma, bronchitis and lung disease, and being a seasonal sufferer of at least tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Mountain Dew Dissolves Mice??!?

    ​ You knew soda rots your teeth. According to PepsiCo lawyers, it also dissolves dead mice. In a pending negligence lawsuit filed in Madison County, Illinois, Ronald Ball claims he found a dead mouse inside a can of Mountain Dew he purchased and drank in 2009.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    3hree Things: A Trip To The Right Field Pavilion At Angel Stadium

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.taken by: yours truly The Right Field Pavilion at Angel Stadium is a strange place. And by "str ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 9, 2010

    UC Irvine's New Computer-Games Major Gets Its Game On

    The school is banking big on computer games as an emerging discipline

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Dreaming of the Parts of Freedom CEO Mitch Stern's Interview That Weren't Print to Fit

    ​Now that he's unloaded the U-Haul and settled into his new office in Irvine, Freedom Communications CEO Mitch Stern sat down for an interview with a reporter from his media company's flagship newspaper, the Orange County Register.This is important to Grand Avenue wags as Freedom emerges from banr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Watch A New Video From Neon Indian, Then Go To The Detroit Bar Tonight

    MySpace / Dagny Piasecki​Unlike all the other fans of "chillwave king" Neon Indian, you, dear OC resident, actually have a choice. You can either watch the video of the  "Sleep Paralysist" single on Mountain Dew's Green Label Sound imprint, which came out  AOL today, or you can go see t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    John Campbell: Too Whimsical to be Tom Campbell

    What do you think, ladies? Is John (left) "better looking" than Tom?​ We've written before about how Congressman John Campbell (R-Newport Beach) is an excellent blogger and all-around avuncular guy, what with his a strange tendency towards faux-folksy exuberance when raving about great President ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    The Case Against HFCS

    Dave Lieberman​Last week's Dueling Dishes article, about the "Throwback" sodas made with real sugar compared to those made with the now-standard high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) garnered more comments than normal, including a reply from Audrae Erickson, the president of the Corn Refiners' Associati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Dueling Dishes: Real Sugar Soda vs. HFCS Soda

    Dave Lieberman​As we posted at the end of last year, PepsiCo bottlers are making limited-edition "Throwback" versions of Pepsi and Mountain Dew. These are made the old-fashioned way, with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). While OC is no stranger to sugar soda (a lot, but not all, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    What to Get the Geek in Your Life

    DigitalSoapsSpace Invaders 24-piece soap set, $10.​ Etsy seller DigitalSoaps has you covered: What to  get the video game geek in your life? Or, the better question: How do you get the video game geek in your life to tear themselves away from Left 4 Dead 2 long enough to fucking shower? Digit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Crime Time: Rapers! Robbers! Wife Killer! Bad Cops! And a Real Bozo!

    It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--a day late and many dollars short of paying off the creditors who won't stop calling! Top photos courtesy of Huntington Beach Police Department A BOZO NO-NO: Here's the original suspect description Crime Time received for the Oct. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    NEW UPDATES: Just Another Orange County Murder: Ashley Nicole Lilly

    UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS, DETAILS FROM PRESS CONFERENCE. . . Courtesy of Garden Grove Police Department Cesar Gomez has been arrested in the murder of Ashley Nicole Lilly​Cesar Gomez looks pretty tough with his stocky build, ink-drum-draining collection of tattoos and long, violent rap sheet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XXII

    Memorial Day Edition Long weekends aren't just for relaxing. OC Weekly staffer Luke Y. Thompson kept himself busy by going to the Scottish festival at the OC fair, where he found some of his very distant relatives from the Clan Graham. He also attended a cookout with a bunch of other (relatively) y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2008

    Fast Food Reviews: New Mountain Dew Flavors

    As you can see, I'm not fundamentalist in my definition of fast food. All mass-produced snack product is fair game, as perhaps could be noted by the fact that the first one I did involved the Dave & Busters menu. On a late night beer run, I espied a display at the 7-11 with three new kinds of Mount ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Rock the Runway

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 1-17-08

    CLOVERFIELD Since many people are asking what exactly “Cloverfield” means in the context of the movie, let's deal with that right of the bat – it doesn't mean anything. It wasn't even supposed to be the film's real title initially, just a red herring to throw people off track named after one ... More >>

  • Features

    June 7, 2007

    The Return of the Drive-In

    The Star-Vu delivers the biggest screen for your buck

  • Film

    April 12, 2007

    Twelve Films I'm Excited to See

    (And eight I plan to avoid like the plague)

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    Unreal Estate

    Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg/Zemeckis Monster House

  • Columns

    July 24, 2003
  • Unknown

    May 30, 2002
  • Columns

    March 14, 2002
  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Rancho Santa Margarita

    City of the Big Boxes

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Success Through Snacking

    A Weekly program of glop, gunk and raising Iqs in county schools

  • Culture

    June 28, 2001

    Ad Infinitum

    A crafty BMW campaign turns directors into shillsbut is product placement really the problem?

  • Features

    May 31, 2001
  • Features

    November 23, 2000

    Kottonmouth Komrades

    Music, marijuana and one bands battle for your civil liberties

  • Features

    July 27, 2000

    'Noise and Chaos'

    Relish on the road with Warped

  • Features

    October 28, 1999
  • Features

    September 2, 1999
  • News

    August 26, 1999

    Orange Countys Radical Culture Czars

    Economists fear him. Adults emulate him. This kidand thousands like himare teaching corporations how to sell the world everything from edgy soft drinks to extreme sunglasses