OC Fair's Home Sweet Home theme carries an underlying bacon subtext. Don't believe us? No problem. We're gonna talk about it anyway. Meaty food porn explained after the jump, but first we start with these little piggies.The All-Alaskan Pig Races occur every afternoon in a mini arena all their own. W ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what's the deal with Ojo de Vidrio?
Christian Jacobs' 15-year journey from leading the ultimate OC cult band to 'The Aquabats! Super Show!'
Bob Dylan, Chris Isaak, Big Time Rush, Selena Gomez & The Scene, Blake Shelton, Weezer, Bill Cosby, Kansas, B.B. King and more--the 2011 OC Fair may be themed "Let's Eat!" but it has a pretty stellar music lineup--maybe one of the best in recent years. Super Pass holders may purchase terrace ... More >>
This could be the best Google logo ever. EVER!!! I played it for 15 minutes before I realized I was supposed to be searching for something. And by then I'd forgotten what it was. So as a tribute to the brilliant folks at Google, who created the logo to celebrate Pac-Man's 30th anniversary as a g ... More >>
Christopher VictorioClick here for the slideshow!The Hype: Luckily for fans of comedy rock everywhere, Ben Folds exhibits two often mutually exclusive characteristics: genius and longevity. Borrowing from the template of piano icons Billy Joel and Elton John, he has consistently produc ... More >>
Don't let the name fool you. Matt Kollar and the Angry Mob are far from angry. Hailing from Huntington Beach, Kollar leads the mob with a guitar as opposed to pitchfork and songs that are steeped in fun rather than terror. Their debut album, Farewell Adventure! has attracted both local and internat ... More >>
OCFair.comClowning around at the '09 fair. As the battle rages over ownership of the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, the current OC Fair & Events Center operators are trumpeting the annual summertime event holding onto the No. 11 spot among the top fairs in the U.S.Meanwhile, down th ... More >>
When it's the opening day of the Orange County Fair, you have plenty of time in traffic — an hour, in fact, just to get from Santa Ana to the fairgrounds — to realize just how poorly the 55 is designed. Immediately after some major road feeds into it, forcing a mass slowing as a new torrent of c ... More >>
To their credit, Pitchfork compiled a more-or-less well done 25 worst album covers of the year list, but they're remiss in not recognizing the power of a well done album cover. Rather than complain, we're taking matters into our own hands and making a list of our own. If RIAA doomsayers are to be be ... More >>
July 5 - July 11
Ren & Stimpys John Kricfalusi really wants you to see his show. R-e-e-e-ally
When Tributes Attack
And Koko Taylors clam!
Hot licks in Deke-speak