You'd have to be from another planet to not remember Bobcat Goldthwait from his hit roles in Police Academy, Shakes the Clown, as the lovable and severely twisted puppet "Mr. Floppy" on Unhappily Ever After, or from one of his many screaming and screechy stand-up acts. But my oh my how things have c ... More >>
Wanda Jackson The ObservatoryDecember 29, 2012 Over the past few years, Wanda Jackson's career revival has been unparalleled. The singer has lived through the many changes in both the sound and face of music, and will likely be the only person in modern music to truly say that she's seen it all. ... More >>
I'll admit...I feel good about talking to someone that I might actually be taller then. It's few and far between in my life. As they say, good things come in small packages and when it comes to comedian Brad Williams, don't let his miniature frame fool you because this guy is supplying gigantic laug ... More >>
All of Orange County's major congressional campaigns recently filed mandatory financial disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C. and there are interesting nuggets of information about the candidates and the notable interests that support them.For example: Which OC ... More >>
It's being widely reported today--including right here on Navel Gazing, like one minute ago--that Ron Paul is bowing out of the 2012 presidential race, or more accurately, ceasing any campaigning in states that have yet to hold their Republican Party primary elections.This is not good news for peopl ... More >>
Daniel KohnYoung The Giant The Observatory (formerly the Galaxy Theatre) 12/16/11 Last Friday night's gig at the Observatory in Santa Ana was a victory lap of sorts for Young The Giant. A successful 2011 saw the Irvine-based quintet tour across the globe (including many of the country's huge fes ... More >>
The most-searched subject on Google for 2011 was not Steve Jobs, nor Casey Anthony. Occupy Wall Street? Psh. Didn't even make the list. According to the Google Zeitgeist, the device that tracks how often something is searched and how fast the search catches speed, the OC's very own Rebecca ... More >>
[SUMMER GUIDE] Superheroes, sequels and TWO Conans!
The OC resident and onetime Republican hatchet man hopes his quixotic campaign can push his party to become more gay-friendly
By the time you read this, the ink may already be dry on a $30 million to $40 million settlement that would allow Conan O'Brien to leave NBC so Jay Leno can reclaim The Tonight Show.Meanwhile, one of the many comedians backing CoCo has compared Leno's late-night TV ascension to the political maki ... More >>
An Irish bookmaker is offering short odds of 2/1 that Conan O'Brien quits as The Tonight Show host before June 2010.
So now that Conan O'Brien has decided he will not do the Tonight Show if it means following Jay Leno, we're sort of, kind of, well, livid, that NBC is seriously jeopardizing our nightly dosage of Conan. After almost a week of speculation, it's clear that the network--which has history of not-s ... More >>
For some reason, when ?uestlove announced in November that The Roots would cease touring and become the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, there was minor outrage. "Black Thought opening for Jimmy Fallon every night is the cultural equivalent of Miles Davis playing his horn on the ... More >>
White House photo by Pete SouzaBring on the Australian beer-battered Twinkies.Barack Obama's visit Wednesday to the Orange County Fairgrounds will mark his first visit to Southern California since becoming president, the first visit by a seated president to the facilities more prone to hosting gun s ... More >>
Review by Andrew Youssef The Bravery, Wild Sweet Orange and The Dead Trees at Spaceland March 18, 2008 Better Than: Seeing the actual Wyld Stallons from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure since the secret show was billed as such. Download: "Believe" from their Myspace page. Fresh off an app ... More >>
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On tour with a wildly famous Orange County band