Gustavo Named One of Orange County's Most Interesting People–by the Orange County Register?!

The petty wars between the Orange County Register and us Weeklings are legendary. Right now, my big thing is to go on stories that we broke but that the Reg steals from us without attribution and provide a link to our original story–how adult of me.

But every once in a while, OC's daily can commit acts of unspeakable kindness–and, on that note, they've just named yours truly one of the most interesting people in Orange County.

You know that list is horribly skewed if reporter Tom Berg (whose long-form pieces are always must-reads) thinks I'm particularly fascinating–that kid who was Darth Vader in Volkswagen's Super Bowl ad last year? Yes. A Playmate of the Month? Of course? Pujols? Doti? Bruno Serato? All fine choices. But me? I end every night with too much to drink at Memphis at the Santora, followed with a nightcap of NCAA College Football 2012 for XBox 360–hardly captivating.

“OC Weekly readers have long known Arellano's wit,” Berg writes. “But since his best columns were made into a book a few years back, Arellano is known nationally, appearing on the “Today” show, “Nightline,” “The Colbert Report” and in the Village Voice.”

Gracias, Tom. Now, howzabout some love for what's REALLY fascinating about me: my coming book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America? Out April 10–do a profile, and I'll take you to the best Mexican restaurant around!

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