• Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Was Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Drunk During CNN Appearance On Government Shutdown?

    A paranoid Dana Rohrabacher insists that I want him defeated from his comfortable congressional perch, but the truth is that every Christmas I beg Santa for the gift that keeps on giving: the congressman's re-election. An inadvertent clown of epic proportions, the Costa Mesa Republican continually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Christopher Jordan Dorner Manhunt: 'Freaking the Fuck Out' While Big Bear's Under Siege

    Longtime Weekly readers recall "Homegirl Arrissia" Owen from her multiple appearances in Commie Girl, serving as the Robin to the Batman of that former column, Rebecca Schoenkopf (now fighting crime as Wonkette). Owen continues to contribute to the Weekly from her home in Big Bear--the closest home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Rick Warren Tweets and Then Removes Debt-Ceiling Jab

    "I can see the debt ceiling from here."​Saddleback (mega-) Church's pastor Rick Warren's got a loose Twitter finger again, texting and then deleting a jab at those who want to raise the nation's debt ceiling."HALF of America pays NO taxes. Zero. So they're happy for tax rates to be raised on the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Nuclear Meltdown Might Cause Sushi Shortage​With as many sushi restaurants as we have in Orange County, the possibility of a sushi shortage after the tsunami disaster hadn't crossed my mind until this story in Israel's Ynet Business News. It's true that nearly all the hamachi sold is farm-raised and most likely routed through J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Jerry Brown Death Threat Graffiti Allows Foes to Paint Orange County With Pressurized Can of Hate

    ​Representatives from the California Highway Patrol and Santa Ana Police Department said today there have been no new developments in the case of the death threats against Governor Jerry Brown spray-painted on two walls in Santa Ana. (Brown's office directed all inquiries to the CHP, which is head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Stranger Than Fiction: Nonfiction Writers Who Would Create Awesome Comics

    ​Comic books have a nasty habit of forever being associated with superheroes. Even among people who should know better: regular comic book readers. But tying the medium of comics and graphic novels to just stories about Spider-Man and Batman is a bit like saying the novel simply exists to sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Erik Brown, GOP Fall Guy?

    ​Is Erik Brown--a pillar of his church and the Orange County Young Republicans political director--the hypocrite who spent nearly $2,000 in Republican National Committee funds at the bondage-themed club Voyeur in West Hollywood?

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Rick Warren Tweet Catches Wonkette's Wary Eye

    ​It's safe to say Wonkette, "the D.C. gossip blog," is no fan of Rick Warren. The Saddleback Church pastor's Twitter page tweet above generated the following response:Here we have the most recent entry from smarmy hippopotamus Rick Warren's Twitter page, the rest of which is SO. GRATING. GAHH. (Ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2008

    A Year Without Cathy Seipp

    It wasn't long after I moved to OC that I got the news that Cathy Seipp had died. I got it almost instantaneously -- Cathy was so hooked into the blogosphere that her last moments, much like many of her days, were obsessively chronicled online by friends and colleagues. That was a year ago today. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2007

    Emasculating Dana

    Judging by this photo, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Not at all Drunk in the Photo) would not make an attractive woman, but apparently the good folks of Bush administration disagree. It seems some of them find him so evocative of things feminine that they have trouble remembering what gender he r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    The Grinch Who Stole O'Reilly

    Our rootstacular music contributor, Buddy Seigal (who in another life is rootstacular musician extraordinaire Buddy Blue) sent this in to us a couple days ago, at which time we muttered into the curb, "If ever that Clockwork blog is up and ruining again, we'll share this with our vast reader." But w ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 7, 2004

    Gray Lady Marmalade

    Good times, bad times, New York Times

  • Columns

    August 19, 2004

    State of the Union

    Vacation, time to get away

  • Columns

    March 18, 2004