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Wally George

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Tustin Inn Is a Soggy Slice of the American Dream

    [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

    October 7, 2013

    Mike Scioscia on The Hot Seat with Wally George!: VIDEO

    I only saw the last hour and a half of KDOC-TV Channel 56's epic Wally George special and do check out our oral history of Wally George on newsstands this week, wontcha?), but what a show it was. Man, how I miss Wally--that old guy who used to sit with him, all the hot women and crazy men, the hilar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    John Wayne Drank at Class of '47

    [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 >>

  • Culture

    October 3, 2013

    Here Lies Wally George

    The story of the father of combat TV as told by female wrestlers, punk rockers and a furniture-throwing pacifist

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Barack Obama Wins 2012 Election: KDOC-TV Psychic Who is "Ignorant," "Knows Nothing"

    The 2012 United States presidential election was called at 5:48 a.m. today (Pacific daylight savings time).Jamie the Psychic, who describes herself as "the worst person to call when it comes to politics," announced Barack Obama as the winner while she appeared on The Daily Buzz (or, as the hip kids ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Meet Your Favorite/Most-Loathed Weeklings THIS SATURDAY at Dia de los Muertos in Santa Ana!

    About 50,000 people are expected to flock to downtown SanTana this Saturday for Noche de Altares, the annual Día de los Muertos festival co-held by the chingones at Cafe Calacas and the Centro Cultural de México. Your favorite infernal rag will be there with a tent, handing out all sorts of schwag ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2012

    Gwar

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Top 10 Wally George Band Interviews From The Hot Seat

    Come Friday, it'll be nine years since Wally George, the ultimate crotchety conservative, left this world for the big public access talk show in the sky. The self-proclaimed father of "Combat TV" died of pneumonia in 2003 at age 71 inside Fountain Valley Hospital. He left behind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    OC Bookly at the LA Times Festival of Books

    I've attended nearly all of the previous 16 years of the annual Los Angeles Times books festivals, this one again on the campus of USC. There was that one year I missed, when the bibliochild was born and some friends, fellow writers and Santa Monica Review volunteers staffed the SMR booth, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    What We Learned, Jan. 6-Jan. 13

    ​Jan. 6: We obtain a screenshot of Jeremy Popoff's Facebook page, on which he claims he hasn't avoided calls from the Weekly, that we committed journalistic malpractice by "twisting [his] words" and that our man Brandon Ferguson should masturbate rather than try to ask him questions. Can't argue w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Blase Bonpane, Legendary Toppler of Wally George's Desk, Returns to OC This Friday

    ​Blase Bonpane, religious rebel and renegade, has lived a life inspired by the prospect of peace in our world. Director of the Office of the Americas, weekly radio host of World Focus on KPFK 90.7FM Los Angeles, and author of numerous books, the tireless activist turns to the subject of his own li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Pat Boone Jumps Aboard Orly Taitz's Birther Crazy Train

    ​Pat Boone, obviously wanting to have something more embarrassing on his resume when he retires from the singing stage than having kept Wally George on the air as station owner of KDOC/Channel 56 for years, has now jumped about "Birther Queen" Orly Taitz's crazy train. See the photo of the conjoin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    What Happens When a Newport Beach Socialite Visits Santa Ana?

    ​If you're not from Newport Beach or a KDOC-TV Channel 56 viewer from back in the days when Wally George ruled supreme and she hosted a cooking show with the late RV king John Crean, you probably don't know who Barbara Venezia is. She's a nice woman, fierce defender of Newport Beach, charity maven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    "Geeks Who Drink" to Finally Invade Orange County

    ​A couple of years ago while on book tour in Denver, I received an invitation to be a guest host for something called Geeks Who Drink, a Colorado phenomenon that takes the traditional pub quiz and hipster-izes it to its wonderful, besotted conclusion. It was a great time, and I told the founders t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Top 5 Epic Interviews with GWAR

    ​How do you sum up 25 years of blood-drenched stage shows, rubber-mutant costumes, cannibalized pop-culture effigies and heavy-metal savagery? You can't. But Oderus Urungus sure can. As the quasi-satanic frontcreature of GWAR, the galaxy's most brutal band of man-eating mutants, Urungus (aka Dave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Legendary Skinhead Martin Cox Hilariously Thin-Skinned

    Cox: Wants to attend one of my book signings...​I once made the late, great, decrepit Wally George cry because I called him a coffin-dodger. Mater Dei boys' basketball coach Gary McKnight threatened to sue me mostly because I wrote that he "waddles." Articles I've written in the past have prompted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    OC Diocese Hires Pedo-Protector as Assistant Superindendent for Church Schools

    Brown: Loves his pedo-anything!​About two months ago, the Catholic Diocese of Orange put out a help-wanted ad for a new position: Associate Superintendent for Finance & Advancement. The job, a description stated, entails the applicant "to offer oversight, support and professional consultation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    "Cannabis Planet" Takes Over Late Nights on KDOC TV

    Late nights on Irvine-based KDOC TV/Channel 56 famously featured right-wing wingnut Wally George's Hot Seat and, less famously, lifelong adolescent Poorman's various programs, is about to go to pot. Cannabis Planet, a new weekly half-hour news show, premieres at midnight July 31 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Pat Boone Talibanizes ACLU Over LAPD Special Order 40

    Pat Boone. American.The ACLU says the California Court of Appeals decision today to uphold the Los Angeles Police Department's use of Special Order 40--a decades old policy prohibiting officers from using immigration status to initiate investigations--"strikes a balance between immigrants' rights to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Mike Carona Trying to Curry Goodwill from Mexican Students and their Supporters

    Carona with a mob goonThe Orange County Hispanic Endowment Education Fund (HEEF) is a fine organization that gives out thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving students every year and has done so for quite some time. Sometime this month, they will hold a reception for prospective recipients ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 24, 2007

    Wally Wipeouts!

    The call for fans to bring forth their own Wally George archives continues to be heeded, this time by an enterprising YouTube user named Billybopper1, who has compiled thirteen montages of Wally getting prank calls live on the air. Long before Howard Stern's penis and Baba Booey became call-in catch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    Wally sings!

    Back in October, I mentioned a conversation I had had with KDOC head honcho Bert Ellis, who wanted to get the word out to fans that a lot of the old Wally George archives were missing. Well, some kind soul managed to get hold of the old 12" E.P. "Wal-ly, Wal-ly," on which Wally, ahem, "sings," and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Wally George Archives: Outta Here?

    I recently had occasion to talk to Bert Ellis, new owner of KDOC, which of course was the home for years of the infamous teflon-toupeed conservative combat-TV host Wally George. Wally, as you probably know, was the forerunner of today's pretenders to the throne like Bill O'Reilly, and in college I e ... More >>

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    The House That Wally Built

    No. 5: KDOC-TVIntelligent, amusing, dignified, provocative, brilliantly conceived!

  • Features

    November 25, 2004
  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Beats Rhymes Life

    A Tribe Called Quest: not another Urban Dance Squad!

  • Features

    January 1, 2004

    The Year in Girl

    There was a war in there, somewhere

  • Features

    October 30, 2003
  • News

    October 16, 2003

    The Suburban Rasputin

    Wally George, 1932-2003

  • News

    October 16, 2003
  • Food

    March 13, 2003

    Ferdussi Fetish

    Santa Anas home for passionate Persian cuisine

  • Food

    November 14, 2002

    Wally George Eats Here!

    But you Should Eat at Mr. Smoke anyhow

  • Features

    November 7, 2002

    Son of Scary

    Evil spawn of OCs Scariest People

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • Culture

    April 11, 2002
  • Columns

    December 20, 2001

    New War, Old Protest

    Where are the goddamned donuts?

  • News

    September 20, 2001

    Nuts drive nuts nuts!

    "In these Last Days," Orange County goes to war

  • Music

    March 15, 2001
  • Music

    November 9, 2000
  • Columns

    September 21, 2000
  • Features

    September 14, 2000
  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    It's a Wu-Tang After All

    What's your Wu-Tang tag?

  • Columns

    December 23, 1999

    Inquiring minds want to know . . .

    Is Donald Trumps Presidential Role Model Richard Nixon?

  • Columns

    December 16, 1999
  • Columns

    November 25, 1999
  • Columns

    November 11, 1999
  • Columns

    January 21, 1999

    Look What the Cats Dragged In

    Animal rights, A Civil Action and other teenage drivel

  • Features

    January 7, 1999
  • Columns

    December 24, 1998

    Bitten by Celebrity

    Who's the star here?

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