Shaquille O'Neal

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    August 29, 2013

    Whatever Happened to the Lazy Mexican?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And will gabachos ever pick crops like Mexicans?

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Long Beach Lunch: MVP's Grill & Patio

    With the Olympics finally over and Long Beach athletes earning more medals that most countries, it seems appropriate to start off Long Beach Lunch at MVP's, a sandwich and burger stand built right on Fourth Street with a menu full of sports-themed items such as the "Patty Day Melt" and "The Mean Joe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    The Top Five Most Violent Moments in Lakers History

    With the Lakers facing the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight, we can't wait for the rematch between Metta World Peace and beard-boy James Harden. Really James, that 'bow to your dome was an accident. Here are the Top Five most violent moments in Lakers history.

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    April 24, 2012

    5 Random Basketball Jerseys Spotted At Coachella

    As we've shown you, Coachella is the place for an assortment of fashions. However, an understated, yet integral part of any festival is the appearance of a random basketball jersey from years past, by that we mean the '90s. Here are some of our favorite sightings. Shawn Kemp, Cleveland Cavaliers: A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Remember Wu-Tang Clan's Terrible Video Game? We Do

    ​​In order to broach the subject of musicians appearing in video games, we're legally obligated to mention Rock Band and Guitar Hero in the first sentence, so there. Putting aside those big franchises, several other games have featured musicians in increasingly unusual capacities. Both The Beatl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Top Five Worst Black Rappers Ever

    ​I bet seeing Chuck D's photo below the headline "Top Five Worst Black Rappers Ever" almost made you shit your shorts, huh? Believe me, I love Chuck D. I just put him up there to grab your attention.Remember when I wrote this post about the top five worst white rappers ever? And then remember how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Shaq Retires From Basketball; Top Five Reasons He Should Revive His Music Career

    ​Today NBA star Shaquille O'Neal posted on his Twitter account that "I'm retiring" and "Shaq ooout" today. On the video linked from his Tweet, he says, ""We did it. Nineteen years, baby. (I) want to thank you very much. That's why I'm telling you first, I'm about to retire. Love you. Talk to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Final Pho Round 2: Pho Dakao vs. Pho Nguyen Hue

    Just like the marquee says!​​Here we go, folks: Round 2 of our epic Final Pho tournament, where Dave, Edwin, Shuji, and Gustavo each picked four pho restaurants in a 16-team fight to determine who is the pho king of Little Saigon--and therefore, the United States. Now comes the brutal matches, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    What Kobe Bryant Learned from Michael Jackson

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Today Yahoo! Sports published an interview with Kobe Bryant that centered on his relationship with Michael Jackson. Ever since the two met when Bryant was 18, the basketball star says he "has long been fortified by the lessons Jackson instilled about the burden of ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    We Need More Colombian Food in OC, Parte Dos

    Chuzos, papas, tomates verdes, and the ubiquitous arepa​Okay, we've waited long enough. Turns out the power of suggestion was not sufficient to correct our county's dearth of comida colombiana. (Though Dave Lieberman and I were helpful enough to suggest road trips to Burbank or Hollywood.) Looks l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Amidst All These Music-Making Lakers, Will Kobe Ever Release His Hip-Hop Effort?

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​It's no longer just Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest making music while donning purple and gold. Two-time champion power forward Pau Gasol, amigos with fellow countryman and opera singer Placido Domingo, is giving it a go in the recording studio. Following the conclus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Ron Artest Releases His Single "Champion"

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyRon Artest at the Honda Center last year​As the Laker masses descend upon the city of Los Angeles today for the huge NBA championship celebratory parade and rally, forward Ron Artest has released a new rap single fit for the occasion. In one of the most memorable post ... More >>

  • Music

    May 6, 2010

    Fucked Up Perform at the Fuck Yeah Fest

    Canadian punk hardcore band Fucked Up headlines the Fuck Yeah Fest (no relation)

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    What If You Threw a Lakers Parade and Only Kobe Showed Up?

    Photo by Andrew YoussefM-I-C . . . See you in the paint . . . K-E-Y . . . Why? Because we OWN you!Disneyland Resort media types had said it would be Kobe Bryant and other unnamed Lakers visiting the Anaheim theme park today for a victory parade down Main Street USA. But just like the name on the MVP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Eschew MySpace, Follow Your Favorite Local Bands on Twitter

    Being friends with your favorite bands on MySpace? Ugh, so 2005. More and more of our local bands are hitting Twitter, the currently super-hot social networking/microblogging site that's got the world all a-titter (thanks, Shaq and Ashton! And to a much lesser extent, Oprah.). Plenty of local bands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Vanessa Laine Bryant Food Quiz Time!

    Since no free photos of Vanessa exist, we'll use Taco Man as a reminder of her half-wabette ethnicityI loathe Kobe Bryant, the wife-cheating, Shaq-insulting, pouting pendejo who happens to star on my favorite NBA team. I do feel bad for his wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant, but she ain't no long-suffering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Welcome to 2007: Heard Mentality Joins Twitter!

    If you're looking for the hot hot Heard Mentality scoop as it happens, you'll be totally psyched to hear about this: The beloved OC Weekly music blog that you're reading now is on Twitter. Follow us here. Not only will this scintillating new Twitter alert you every time there's a new post on the blo ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008
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    June 8, 2006

    Albom's Wonderful Life

    And terrible play

  • Columns

    May 4, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    April 26 - May 2

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    March 16, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    'It makes them feel pretty'

  • Film

    December 29, 2005

    This Week in Geek Love

    OnDVD: Veronica Mars: The Complete First Season

  • Features

    September 8, 2005
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    September 8, 2005
  • News

    April 21, 2005

    Carona Cover-Up?

    Sealed records show sheriff's complicity in scandal

  • News

    April 14, 2005

    Who Shot the Sheriff?

    Star witness against ex-Assistant Sheriff Jaramillo is tanking, evidence reveals mischief by Sheriff Carona

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    February 24, 2005
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    November 4, 2004
  • Food

    September 2, 2004
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    January 8, 2004
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    December 18, 2003

    Crap for Kids

    Getting your childrens book published is easy when youre famous

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    He Really Is Like Mike

    Kobe and adultery

  • Columns

    June 19, 2003
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    May 22, 2003
  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    Holy Hip-Hop!

    Non-preachy Christianity with the Jupitersciples

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    Way 2 Fonky

    DJ Quikunderexposed and loving it!

  • Food

    June 20, 2002

    Expensive Tastes

    Flemings provides the steak, you bring the dough

  • Features

    April 4, 2002

    Our Little Secret

    The ABAs and Anaheim Surf attempt to do what few OC teams can: Survive

  • Columns

    March 15, 2001

    Gorillas in the Mist

    Look, Ma! I'm Dian Fossey!

  • Features

    August 10, 2000

    Pigs! Pigs! Pigs! They're Porkin It up!

    And 26 other observations about the Orange County Fair

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    August 3, 2000
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    April 6, 2000
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    January 13, 2000
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    July 1, 1999
  • News

    June 24, 1999

    The Shaq Trap

    The Lakers are not going to win with Shaquille ONeal

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Kill Your Idols

    But let them play until they embarrass themselves first

  • Columns

    December 3, 1998

    My Life As a Glamour Cat

    No rest for the wicked

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    August 13, 1998
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