"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 >>
To tourists, if Anaheim is New York, Buena Park is Chicago: Orange County's second city, the one they go to after they've exhausted all that Disney has to offer. But to locals, Buena Park is more than just the territory of Knott's and knights; it's also the home of a burgeoning Korean population and ... More >>
Dateless this Valentine's Day? Why your friends be having all of the fun? Dedicate yourself to something you love this Friday: you. You are so amazing (smart, good-looking -- do I sense nodding right now?) that you deserve the best food of all time on the day you hate most. So while your friends are ... More >>
It has come to this. Frito Lay, which is owned by PepsiCo, has put out Pepsi-flavored Cheetos. Yes. Pepsi. Flavored. Chee. Tos. When news of it went viral earlier today, the reaction from the Interwebs was swift, but swang from the most disgusted yucks to the most enthusiastic yaays.
[Moxley Confidential] Surprise, surprise! Old, white Republicans battle abortion, gays, Boy Scouts and Barack Obama's 'evil'
We'll be honest: product placement in music videos used to not irritate us--we giggled when the Foo Fighters parodied a Mentos commercial in their "Big Me" video back in the 90s--but that was when music videos premiered on MTV--not Vevo--and artists weren't cashing in on aggressive product placement ... More >>
So the big news in Godburg over the weekend was that the Crystal Cathedral, the once-hallowed home of Schuller family shenanigans, has officially been renamed Christ Cathedral. Why it took months to drop three letters and add two others is anyone's guess, but as a "Wheel of Fortune" fan, I've seen ... More >>
Ink-N-IronQueen Mary6/8-6/10By: Kelsey BowenSee also:*Photos from Ink-N-Iron over the weekendWhat happens when you put a stage in front of the Queen Mary and you allow for people to stay there, get drunk and get tatted up all weekend long? Well you get Ink-N- Iron, which turned, into a giant party&n ... More >>
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.
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Plus, should Mexicans hate the Irish, and vice versa?
Hard at work on his eighth novel, 'Deadwood' author Pete Dexter still packs a punch
Edwin GoeiCorner BakeryIf I may overgeneralize, Panera and Corner Bakery are the fast-casual chain sandwich purveyors equivalent of Coke and Pepsi. Today, we measure the merits of one random item, bought at both: the 1/2 sandwich and soup combo. The sandwich will be the common denominator of tuna ... More >>
Photo by the Elmo MonsterOur requisite mention of Piaggio for the week!We went luxe lonchera crazy this week, and even crazier in other departments. The bedlam after the jump!
PepsiOMGWTFPepsiIn a move that ups Coca-Cola's decades-old "I'd like to buy the world a Coke" campaign, PepsiCo introduced a new vending machine prototype that allows consumers to buy their friends around the world a soda.
Flickr user joyosityAdAge is reporting (via the subscriber-only Beverage Digest) that "a historic shift for the beverage industry" has occurred: Diet Coke is now outselling longtime second-place holder Pepsi. Last year, Coca-Cola's junior product sold 9.9 percent of all sodas in the United States ... More >>
Between the start of our epic Final Pho tournament and news of quizzes that we can actually win, it was quite the week here at your favorite infernal blog. Highlights after the jump!
Anne Marie Panoringan >I used to consider just shopping at Costco and Target saving money. I was wrong. So very wrong. Thanks to The Krazy Coupon Lady for showing me the light.Anyway, if you're trying not to dash to the grocery store at the last minute, here's a deal for you. Pull the Sund ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyClick here to see the slideshow!OC Music AwardsJan. 26, 2011The Lab, Costa MesaLast night saw round two of the Best Live Acoustic Act category, and the competition was hit or miss. Of the five groups who performed, only two stood out. Here's the breakdown.
Our favorite LBC-er commits holiday heresy by pimping out Santa Claus--which Coca-Cola has pimped out as their own for decades--for Pepsi. Pretty funny!
www.MichaelJackson.comSo we heard that Michael Jackson's estate and Cirque du Soleil are going to launch Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour next fall. In true Cirque du Soleil fashion, the show will use Jackson's choreography, hit music, and life experiences to interpret the King of Pop's s ... More >>
Dave LiebermanLast 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 >>
https://taylorhicksgirlfriend.wordpress.com/R.I.P. Glen BellGustavo pays homage to the death of Taco Bell founder, Glen Bell, by breaking a 15-year streak of abstaining from the fast food chain. He also recounts a botched inside job in Taco Bell Crime of the Week and discusses some delicious Viet ... More >>
Dave LiebermanAs 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 >>
Barry Gordy eulogizes Michael Jackson.At Michael Jackson's moving memorial in the Staples Center Tuesday, Motown founder Berry Gordy eulogized that the title "King of Pop" was not big enough for Jacko, calling him "simply the greatest entertainer that ever lived."Somewhere in Heaven, Sammy Davis Jr. ... More >>
Here's a case where one only hopes both parties lose. Whom do you root for: the whiniest, most annoyingly precious recording artiste extant or a huge record label (now owned by the cuddly Capitol Music Group) that is flailing for its existence in a dismal economic climate? Gosh, I'm torn, even if Vi ... More >>
When it's the opening day of the Orange County Fair, you have plenty of time in traffic — an hour, in fact, just to get from Santa Ana to the fairgrounds — to realize just how poorly the 55 is designed. Immediately after some major road feeds into it, forcing a mass slowing as a new torrent of c ... More >>
DA roasts Lamb and Rump, two seasoned white supremacists
Orange Countys Sexiest People
If you're someone who wants to visit Laguna Beach, but is so filled with inertia that you can't be bothered to step outside your front door, there's good news-- MTV is here to help. MTV, which has already had great success in reducing Laguna Beach to nothing more than a gaggle of impressively self- ... More >>
Irvines Saleen store makes its qualifying run
Yerba Buenas furious, sensual Nuyorican salsa-soul
A pigs-eye view of the Happiest Place on Earth
Los Angeles Ashes
Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story
Danny Boyles 28 Days Later and Guy Maddins Dracula
Iraq is rocked, but our desert rocks
Is a rodeo mafia covering up evidence of animal abuse in California?
Notes on the new Huntington Beach resort opening