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    August 18, 2014

    Huntington Beach Police Inform the Citizenry That Video of "Cop" Losing It is a Prank

    The Huntington Beach Police Department wants you to know that the officer captured in a video outside a waffle joint in town grabbing, pushing and cursing at a civilian is not a member of the force. (Well, at least in this incident it wasn't ...)

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    July 16, 2014

    Karmin Raise the Pulse of Their Live Show, Drawing Inspiration From No Doubt

    The video for the title track of Karmin's debut full length Pulses makes it hard to imagine that Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan were ever anything but polished, FM pop prodigies. Of course, anyone who knows their work is well aware of their days bombarding YouTube with sweet, disarmingly talented cov ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Andrew Santino

    Irvine Improv

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    May 30, 2013

    Abdulrahman Alyahyan, Driver in Crash That Killed 5 Teens, Shows Off Doomed Car: Video

    Abdulrahman Alyahyan, the 17-year-old driver of an Infiniti sedan that split in two in a violent Memorial Day crash in Newport Beach that killed the Irvine teen and four others, apparently posted video on YouTube of his tricked-out ride revving up.The two videos are posted by "Khasona6," while the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    50 Important SXSW Questions

    By: Nick LucchesiEditor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    Artists Should Retain the Rights to Their Own Recordings, Damn It!

    By: Jessica Hopper Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She i ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    My Bloody Valentine's Website Crash Shows What it Means to Be Indie in 2013

    By: Dan MooreMy Bloody Valentine released a new album over the weekend, and by all accounts it's very good. There are a lot of thick, quavering guitars on it, you can't really hear the vocals, and nothing goes much like you expect it to, which is to say that if you enjoy My Bloody Valentine, you'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Cooking with Dog, The Best YouTube Cooking Show Ever, Reaches 100 Episodes!

    Cooking with Dog (It's not what you think...), arguably the best YouTube cooking show in existence, has reached a milestone. They've just published its 100th episode (Technically, it's not their 100th unique recipe. They're counting a few remastered episode they published while the woman we only kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Five Mash-Up Ideas Girl Talk Should Never Attempt (And Hear What They Would Sound Like!)

    If there's one mash-up artist we at the Weekly adore, it's Girl Talk. Who else could have given us an appreciation for elements of songs we wouldn't have noticed without their being re-contextualized, while simultaneously tapping into our nostalgia and rocking a party all night long? While we would ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    [VIDEO:] Dash Cam Catches Costa Mesa Crash

    Dashboard cameras--they are not just for cops to display crimes and other mayhem anymore (nor to mysteriously malfunction when it's the cops accused of wrongdoing).The YouTube video after the jump shows a recent car crash in Costa Mesa caught by the dash cam of a civilian driving behind.Stick around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Deep End Dining's Eddie Lin Announces YouTube Show Called "Kamikaze Kitchen"

    Eddie Lin--the adventurous eater and intrepid writer behind Deep End Dining and Extreme Cuisine, contributor of radio segments on Good Food at KCRW and occasional articles here on this humble rag--has announced a new project called "Kamikaze Kitchen."

  • Music

    February 2, 2012

    David Choi Steps Out of YouTube Into the Real World

    The Internet star from Fullerton begins his tour at the Constellation Room

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Top 15 Teen Movie Music Moments

    ​Teen movies, in general, have great music. I don't know how that is, but when you think about it, teenagers take music more seriously than any other demographic I can think of, so if you're making a movie by/for them, it's gotta have a great soundtrack. Some of the choices may be silly, but, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Tom Green Likes Cheese, But You Wouldn't Know That From Our Interview

    Lindsay Ralph​Tom Green has been making us laugh for years with his hilarious antics on TV, in movies, on-line, and most recently with his stand-up. After touring all around the world, Tom is now bringing his act to the Irvine Improv and from Thursday (October 13th) through Sunday (October 16th), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    A Groupon for Far East Movement's International Secret Agents Festival

    ​When we talked to Far East Movement about their upcoming sophomore album, their new tricked out Cadillac and ISA in Long Beach's Queen Mary, we didn't think tickets for the event were still onsale. We'd heard it sold out, but we were wrong, because today's Groupon is offering tickets to the event ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Pearl Jam's Ten Club: Are They Eddie Vedder's Copyright Police?

    ​We don't condone the violation of copyright law. But if you try to upload a video on YouTube featuring a live Pearl Jam or Eddie Vedder performance, chances are your account will be blocked due to a copyright claim filed by a third party. At least that's what happened when I attempted to upl ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Top 5 YouTube Cover Artists

    Karmin​Many big-name talents like Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson and the now infamous Rebecca Black were discovered on YouTube, so it's no surprise that thousands of aspiring singers have taken to the video website in hopes of launching their own music careers. There are so many self-proclaimed YouTu ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    An Open Letter to Kreayshawn: On Your Epic Freestylin' Fail

    ​Oh, Kreayshawn. While we're all for defending your odd-looking white chick rapper from the Bay Area schtick (after all, we loooove "Gucci Gucci"), we're afraid that your newfound, as-of-yet unearned fame will possibly kill your career.Not only have we seen too many videos of your sub-par performa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Next 'Friday': 'I Don't Wanna Be a Crappy Housewife'

    ​Now that Rebecca Black's "Friday" isn't on YouTube anymore, we're all on the lookout for the next best worst video ever. And we may have found it, in Tonje Langeteig's " I Don't Wanna be a Crappy Housewife." It's the same tuneless, hook-less ditty with a random rap stuck in, but you know for a fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    [UPDATED] Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Video is Gone, Gone, Gone, Gone!

    Off YouTube, but forever stuck in our heads. Partyin' partyin' yeah! ​UPDATE, JUNE 17, 2:45 P.M.: So Friday has come, and all is still silent. As we sit here, lookin' forward to . . . nothing, here are some more details on the disappearance of Rebecca Black's "Friday" video:   &nbs ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    April 26, 2011

    R.E.M.'s 'Every Day is Yours to Win' on YouTube for 24 Hours Only

    ​How do you celebrate the best R.E.M. album to come out in 15 years? The band did it by releasing a short film to accompany each song from Collapse Into Now. Every Day Is Yours To Win, the latest film in s Collapse Into Now Film Project, is currently streaming on YouTube's homepage for 24 hours. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Auto-Tune the News: 'Stay Away from Auto-Tuning People at Bar Mitzvahs and Adolf Hitler'

    ​DigiTour 2011 hopes to turn viral audiences into the real thing for YouTube stars during a live six-week 27-city US tour.  Their videos may range from cinematic to DIY-simple, but they all have one thing in common: extravagant numbers of Internet views.

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    March 23, 2011

    Rebecca Black's Ultra-AutoTuned Jay Leno Appearance Was Sadder Than We Expected

    ​Here are the things we learned from watching Rebecca Black on Jay Leno last night: Nick Jonas sang her song at a charity Sunday night, she's had 35 million views on YouTube and it's been watched more times than Lady Gaga's "Born This Way." Simon Cowell wants to meet her; Ryan Seacrest has been "a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    ¡Ask a Comida Critic! Best Food Video of All Time?

    ​I answer them how I get them folks, so I turn the mic over to Luis:What's your favorite YouTube food video?Easy--but it wasn't originally a YouTube video. It came from eBaum's World, my introduction to Internet videos from a looooooong time ago. There is where I saw Afro-Ninja for the first time, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Stevie Nicks' New Single

    ​Stevie Nicks is one of our very favorite rock stars of all time. During Fleetwood Mac's mid- to late-'70s golden era, she (along with the other band members) recorded plenty of material that never made it onto albums or solo releases, for whatever reason. "Silver Springs," from the Rumours r ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Father-and-Daughter Duet of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

    ​We've all heard Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' "Home" from their 2009 album, Up From Below. But what we hadn't heard until today was this adorable father-and-daughter duo performing their own rendition on YouTube. Jorge Narvaez and daughter Alexa belt out the lyrics, while Jorge gently str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Orange Bits: Buy Dusty Rhodes' Synthesizer, Led Zeppelin, I Hate You Just Kidding's Paranormal Encounter

    Get your hands on Dusty Rhode's tasty synth​This week's edition of news stories we didn't write: Buy a piece of Dusty Rhodes- their Prophet 5 synthesizer is now for sale on eBay. Perfect for if you are planning on creating a River Band cover band after they break up. [eBay]

  • Culture

    October 14, 2010

    E-Fame and E-Fortune: E-Fun, But Also E-Weird

    [Trendzilla] Some of us are glad our teenage fashion choices aren't cached somewhere forever

  • Music

    August 19, 2010

    Weezer and Antoine Dodson . . .

    [Mental Notes] . . .Top our list of Reasons We Love the Internet

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Thank God It's Thursday Friday: Shows You Don't Want To Miss

    Portugal. The Man perform at House of Blues in Anaheim on Saturday​A little late, but your weekend planner is here to choose shows you would've probably missed otherwise.  we've got a whole slew of local acts to witness for the weekend. For a better, more informed decision, listen to these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Hurley from Lost's Top Five Island Songs

    Bethany Shady​Jorge Garcia, the San Juan Capistrano kid who grew up to be the affable Hugo "Hurley" Reyes on the hit show Lost, is leaving the island and returning to his roots in California, but he'll be keeping the aloha close to his heart with his top five island songs. -- as told to partner Be ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Watch: Local Natives at Coachella

    Andrew YoussefLocal Natives, big success.​It's been less than 72 hours since we left Indio, and already nostalgia's creeping in. Luckily, there's YouTube with which to relive the highlights. One of those highlights: Orange County's own (well, kinda) Local Natives. After the jump: Watch them close ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    YouTube Sensation (and UCI Student) Jennifer Chung Performing Tonight at Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa

    Remember reading our Q&A with Jennifer Chung? The local college student who has racked up a most impressive 23,000,000-plus cumulative clicks on her YouTube channel? Well, we think it's about time everyone saw Chung perform her catchy covers and originals live. She's at Detroit Bar tonight. " ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    ¡Ask a Mexican! YouTube Edición: On the Mexus and Bad Toyotas

    Follow the other ones on my YouTube channel. In the meanwhile, this:

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    January 13, 2010

    ¡Ask a Mexican! Returns on YouTube!

    Because I don't get nearly enough abuse, and because this helps me fulfill my daily blogging quota, I bring back the YouTube edition of my spicy columna. Enjoy!

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    October 14, 2009

    Dishney: Disneyland Tries Some Viral Marketing?

    While browsing the very latest in cute cat videos from Japan (you think I'm joking, I'm sadly not), I couldn't help but notice the "Promoted Videos" sidebar on YouTube repeatedly featuring a handful of creepy ghost sighting videos from Disneyland. Three have been released so far, all by the same use ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    The Ghost of Michael Jackson?

    Oh man. If you're not tired of the MJ news deluge yet, get ready. Too far, people. Too. Far. (However, that music? Thumbs up.) But if you're looking for a really good time, just check out some of the comments left on that YouTube vid. A comment left by YouTube user AmericanMatthew asks, "How can it ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Did Disneyland Try Viral Video Promotion of Summer Nightastic?

    The YouTube video above supposedly captures a young man proposing marriage to his girlfriend in the middle of Disneyland's Main Street USA. But as MousePlanet points out, the whole thing reeks of a stunt to promote the new Summer Nightastic spectacular by hoping the "amateur" video goes viral. Ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Two Domino's Employees Film Themselves Contaminating Food I don't relish sharing stories like this, but news is news.  Two Domino's employees in North Carolina with very, very, very poor judgment put up a video of themselves on YouTube stuffing cheese up their noses and then putting it on a pizza they were preparing.  Other bodily ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Sublime video from Saturday night

    A guy can't take a shit these days without someone posting it on YouTube the next day. That being said, here are some clips from the Sublime reunion show Saturday night in Nevada with new singer Rome. According to his MySpace page, he's from Newport Beach.

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    February 21, 2009

    Living Halal Video-Reviews Ma's Islamic Chinese

    Check in every weekend for O.C. YouTube foodie madness!

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    January 29, 2009
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    October 7, 2008

    Cooking With Dog

    An uninterested pooch. An affable narrator. And a Japanese mom-type doing the cooking. These are the simple components that make up one of my favorite cooking shows, called "Cooking with Dog". You won't find it on the Food Network or even PBS. It's only on YouTube. The shows started last yea ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008

    Funniest Video of the Day...

    ...Is undoubtedly SanTana's rosy envisioning of its grand choo-choo conspiracy. The city still hasn't discovered YouTube, so click here for some MediaPlayer-only fun! Think they paid U2 for the rights to the band's "Beautiful Day"? Also recorded for posterity's sake here is the below, older propaga ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008

    Newfangled Interweb Promotions

    There aren't any previews or coming attractions for plays, which can make it difficult for potential audience members to decide if they'd like to attend a production. Well, the internet is changing that. Thanks to the development of YouTube, theater companies can now record a section of their perf ... More >>

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    March 16, 2008
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    February 28, 2008
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    February 19, 2008

    Video Savant: Deodato's “Also Sprach Zarathustra”

    Welcome to Heard Mentality's newest regular feature, Video Savant. It will appear every Tuesday, if all goes according to plan and YouTube keeps delivering the audio/visual goods. Video Savant's concept is simple: I scour the vast cyber tundra (mostly the beneficent expanses of YouTube) for unus ... More >>

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    April 18, 2007

    More Mexican Pooping Conspiracies

    If there's one thing the Anti-Immigrant All-Stars are good at, it's at spinning wild, wacky conspiracies about Mexicans. The latest going around, as I reported last week, was a supposed Mexican shit epidemic plaguing the streets of Dana Point. As the article points out, none of the day laborers inte ... More >>

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