My colleague R. Scott Moxley recently wrote of the shitstorm kicked up after The Amazing Race had contestants visiting Vietnam watch a pro-communist musical show,
recite a pro-communist poem and then gather at an anti-American
military site in Hanoi. If there was increased interest (and ratings?) ... More >>
The so-called "brights" -- a funny term many skeptics and atheists have given themselves -- know when to take their medicine. A new billboard put up by the Backyard Skeptics at the American Legion parking lot in Midway City apparently got
the math wrong in describing the supposed amou ... More >>
Now here's something nice: for Military Appreciation Month, Farrell's is treating all servicemen and women past and present to an ice cream sundae from now to the end of May at all its Southern California locations, including Mission Viejo and Brea. The Red White and Blue Thank You Sundae is ... More >>
One wonders if Christopher Hitchens, the fierce-witted writer and devout atheist, had a big "oh shit" moment on Dec. 15 after he breathed his last, having succumbed to complications from esophageal cancer at the age of 62.
Regardless, his words will live on in countless essays and books, inclu ... More >>
Holy Hell, what a church service! Led by Pastor Mark Pryor, the Pentecostals of Orange County got jiggy for Jesus on a recent Wednesday night, speaking in tongues, quaking in the Holy Ghost, and yes, sprinting around the sanctuary in the little converted industrial space shared with Cal ... More >>
You don't really need an occasion for Backyard Skeptics to unveil a provocative billboard, but the Fountain Valley-based group of atheists and assorted non-believers do have a special Valentine's Day version going up in Westminster with this message:"Atheists make better lovers--after all, no one ... More >>
For its latest atheist-friendly billboard, Backyard Skeptics is unveiling in Midway City this afternoon a photo lineup featuring King Neptune, Jesus Christ, Santa Claus and the Devil himself, broken up with an orange text box with the words, "What myths do you see?" and under this ditty: "7 Milli ... More >>
If you cruise by American Legion Post 291 on East 15th Street on the bay side of the Balboa Pen Monday morning, you'll find Orange County sheriff's officials, American Legion Yacht Club members and several children and their families aboard an Electra Cruise Ship (not necessarily the one shown he ... More >>
Back in February, I visited KOCI, the low-power FM station broadcasting out of Costa Mesa. The resulting story was here, and basically, even though the episode of their "Backstage Pass" local music show I witnessed was rather awkward--with woefully miscast host "Dr. Barry" trying, and failing, to r ... More >>
You've seen Vladae the World Famous Russian Dog Wizard on the KTLA Morning News, KNBC's Channel 4 News, and even Letterman.
Since relocating here from Michigan, Vladae Roytapel has turned his uncanny canine communicating--he claims to speak fluent "Dogglish"--into "affordable" dog training in the h ... More >>
The fight against Orange County's historic Chicano murals has opened up a new front against the man who virtually invented the genre: historic muralist Emigdio Vasquez.On Feb. 25, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas filed another of his wonderful gang injunctions, this time against the O ... More >>