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    October 9, 2014

    Dr. Carl Schultz of UCI Med Center Downplays Terrorist Spread of Ebola. As for Smallpox ...

    "While in theory it looks like biological weapons would be great ... [it's a] lot harder to implement than you would think." -Dr. Carl Schultz, a professor of emergency medicine (with emphasis on disaster medicine and terrorism) at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, when asked recently about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Documented A Film by Undocumented American Jose Antonio Vargas, Screens TOMORROW at The Frida

    It was three years ago when journalist Jose Antonio Vargas publicly admitted he was an undocumented immigrant in a New York Times essay; such a bold act not only won him praise for his courage, but also made Vargas the most prominent face of the immigration movement and strengthened his efforts to r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Monday, August 18 The Courtney John Project Harvelle's And now for something completely different--musician Courtney John brings his wild, weird mix of island beats, Kingston-style remixes, and eccentric electronica to Long Beach ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Lake Street Dive


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    July 17, 2014

    Sunshine Cavalluzzi, El Dorado High Teacher: Being Honored by First Lady "Awesometastic"

    See Update No. 2 at the end of this post where Sunshine Cavalluzzi describes her "awesometastic" day. Update No. 1 has what Michelle Obama said about her. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 16, 7:01 A.M.: During the second day of a two-day swing through Los Angeles, first lady Michelle Obama will attend a luncheo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Stephen Colbert Fires Shots at North Carolina Barbecue While Interviewing NC Congressman

    It's no secret that Stephen Colbert feels strongly about his barbecue. He grew up in South Carolina, one of the major centers of American barbecue, after all, so what'd he do when interviewing G.K. Butterfield, the representative of North Carolina's first congressional district? Take a few (not part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Start Watching Simon Schama's The Story of the Jews Tonight or Wait for April 6 "Jew-a-thon"

    British historian Simon Schama made his third visit to The Colbert Report earlier this month to plug his new book dropping April 1 and accompanying PBS program that begins airing locally tonight and are both titled The Story of the Jews. Or, if you play your Rosh Hashana Cards right, you can wait u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Hot Shots in La Habra Has a Helluva Reputation for Debauchery and Crude Lads

    [Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our weekly nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read as our bold web editor, Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby, stumbles into the dive bar scene every week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    UN Recommends Bugs For Protein; Colbert Report Objects!

    There was news that the U.N. suggested that insects are one way to solve world hunger problems (mmm, chapulines!). They're a good source of protein, the U.N. report says, referring to bugs as "minilivestock." Stephen Colbert, in a biting, if only satiric segment on his show last night lambasted them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Inmates Have Been Reviewing Prisons On Yelp!

    Yelp is many things to many people: a bully pulpit or simply just a bully to businesses barely trying to make it. It's been ridiculed, parodied, and satired...but this next story is so surreal, even the people at Yelp probably didn't see it coming. The Washington Post ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Gary DeLong, Climate Change Denying Hopeful for Congress, Logrolled by Bill Clinton at UCI

    Last night's The Colbert Report featured another partisan logrolling clip that makes that Comedy Central program and The Daily Show so priceless, with a Fox News pundit-blonde and anchors Brit Hume and Chris Wallace repeating that day's GOP talking point: that Mitt Romney appeared to be a "plausible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    [UPDATED with I.D.:] Terry A. Newhouse Commits Suicide After 7-Hour Standoff with Police at Balboa Coves

    See the update at the end of this post identifying the deceased as Terry A. Newhouse.ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 2, 11:36 A.M.: One does not normally associate the tony Balboa Coves gated community--where current real estate listings show homes going for $1 million to $3 million each--with the kind of vio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Gustavo to Appear on Chelsea Lately July 17 TODAY for Taco USA!

    Well, this should be fun: this coming Tuesday, I'm scheduled to appear on Chelsea Lately, the hilarious show hosted by Chelsea Handler, she of vodka fame. The topic at hand? You know it! My Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.How the hell will Chelsea and I talk about a book in a show that' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Esteben Colberto v. Minuteman Jaime Gilchristo on Tonight's Colbert Report?

    Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project--think the American Revolution, only the British have been replaced by desperate brown people looking for work--makes an appearance on tonight's Comedy Central masterpiece, The Colbert Report.Can we expect an appearance by Esteban Colberto?

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    What We Learned, Feb. 4-10

    ​It's a week worth of bite-size Orange County news and what it all taught us.FEB. 4: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange reveals on its website that it is accepting from parishoners new names for Crystal Cathedral through Feb. 20. Bishop Tod Brown's only requirement is that the new moniker be "C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Gustavo Named One of Orange County's Most Interesting People--by the Orange County Register?!

    ​The petty wars between the Orange County Register and us Weeklings are legendary. Right now, my big thing is to go on stories that we broke but that the Reg steals from us without attribution and provide a link to our original story--how adult of me.But every once in a while, OC's daily can commi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Lake Forest Pot Club Owner Gets Probation, No Jail Time

    ​Until last week, Tara Sorenson, co-owner of Lake Forest's Health Collective, was looking at the possibility of spending up to six years behind bars if convicted of selling marijuana, as prosecutors charged. But as reported today in the Orange County Register, Sorenson agreed to a deal last Friday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Comedy Central's Colbert Report On Laguna Woods Marijuana Controversy

    ​The story of the Laguna Woods senior citizens who established a medical marijuana collective apparently has legs. First reported by the Associated Press and later picked up by numerous television and print outlets including our Navel Gazing blog, the story has finally earned its place in history ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Stephen Colbert: Easter Eggs are NOT 'Spring Eggs'

    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cEaster Under Attack - Egg Editionwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogVideo Archive Some people are renaming Easter eggs "Spring Eggs" or "Spring Spheres," a PC-move that has infuriated many ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    February 4, 2010

    Roe v. Wade Wades into Newport Beach

    ColbertNation.comSheryl WuDunn, who appeared on "The Colbert Report" last year, is the guest speaker at Saturday's Roe v. Wade event.​A Roe V. Wade commemoration will be held Saturday evening in Newport Beach and--guess what?--it's a celebration of the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision leg ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009
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    June 3, 2009

    Album Review: Elvis Costello, 'Secret, Profane & Sugarcane'

    This album review runs in OC Weekly this week--summer guide issue!--but why wait until then? The record's out now! Yeah!Elvis CostelloSecret, Profane & Sugarcane(Hear Music)In this phase of his career, Elvis Costello seems determined to convince people he can do just about anything--jazz (2003's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    So Many Awesome Pre-Coachella Shows Coming to Glass House

    They have hotels in Pomona, right? You might want to invest on one for the week of April 13, where the Glass House is taking advantage of their proximity to Indio with a stellar slate of boner-shattering acts coming to the venue before Coachella kicks off that weekend.

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    January 30, 2009

    John Campbell <3 Obama, Says Colbert

    Ha, our South-County U.S. Rep (and, apparently, fledgling beardo) gets a shout out on last night's Colbert Report. For some reason, he's labeled "Jim Campbell," but nope, that's John.Around the 2:20 mark: .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url(' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Stephen Colbert on This Fall's New Albums

    From last night's "Colbert Report": Stephen takes on Evolver by John Legend, That Don't Make Me A Bad Guy by Toby Keith, and of course, the once-elusive, now-ubiquitous Chinese Democracy. Sure, it's just a thinly veiled plug for his Christmas special on Sunday, but it's worth it for the iTunes cover ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008
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    July 3, 2008
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    November 8, 2007


    WEB EXCLUSIVE! The Kids Were Alright

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    October 24, 2007

    Long Beach Colbert-o-scam?

    On the October 16 episode of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, television news anchor and Emmy nominee Stephen Colbert announced that he was "officially considering" whether or not he would announce if he was considering running for President of the United States, and would make that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Congrats to the Man Who Made ¡Ask a Mexican!

    Months ago, while I was in New York for business, I asked my editor at Scribner if the rumor was true: Was the best damn publishing house on Earth really talking with Daniel Hernandez about bringing him into our familia? My jefe said sí, and I rejoiced. Hernandez, for those of you who aren't famil ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Almost Famoso

    My life as 'The Mexican'

  • News

    August 31, 2006
  • Columns

    July 27, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    'Whats with ALL the drama?'

  • Columns

    June 29, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    'Why do assimilated Mexicans lose their language and find Spanglish acceptable?'

  • Columns

    June 29, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    June 21 - June 27

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006

    Donde Estan Mis Chicas? Hola, Gustavo Arellano!

    Apparently Clockwork Coker and the typists of this infernal blog have nothing better than to post about my appearance on the Colbert Report every other fucking post. So here's my take: Schwag like you won't believe: Tres bottles of vodka (promptly drunk after the show with my agent, his assistant a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2006

    A Brief Respite from Evil (Colbert/Arellano edition)

    Born 383 years ago today, the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal once wrote, "I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room." Well, good news: tonight a combination of TV's greatest patriot, Stephen Colbert, and the unstoppable cultu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2006

    Esteban Colberto vs. Gustavo Arellano

    Just caught Gustavo on The Colbert Report and not only was our hope fulfilled that the host of El Colberto Reporto Gigante would make an appearance, but so did Victor Infante's wish for a Threat Down segment, only it was gay themed (complete with bears!) and not Mexicanized. Gustavo actually began ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2006

    Stephen Colbert vs. The Mexican

    That humble, media-shy, wilting flower Gustavo Arellano said he'd Blotterize this yesterday, but he never did, so Your Favorite Comedy Central Time Zoner will have to spill it: the young buck behind the Weekly's wildly successful, written about and commentated upon !Ask a Mexican! column is schedule ... More >>

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    April 26, 2006

    Hugh's on First?

    Your favorite TV Time Tracker figured one of those knuckleheads at The Blotter would have already, uh, blottered this, but in case you missed it: Orange County's very own right-wing whackmaster Hugh Hewitt was on The Colbert Report the other night--and he wasn't even being punked like some other rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2006

    Does a Bear Shit in the LA Times?

    If you read Monday's Los Angeles "By God" Times Business section (and why would you?), you might've choked on your French Roast when you came on C3's three-quarter page advert announcing the California Bear is missing from the state flag. The gloomy gray gus informed that the Grizzly "grew tired of ... More >>