Re: Dropping the I-bomb

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I'm about to post right on top of this. I'm sorry. Fortunately, it's a terribly boring reminder post about Mafia and it's increasing unlikeliness.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:24 PM
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You could wait, you know. Especially if your post is terribly boring.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:25 PM
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Oh wait, I thought I ended registration at 5:00, but it's actually at 6:00. The masses still have time. Carry on.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:25 PM
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Its increasing unlikeliness, heebster.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:33 PM
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Is Irvine the wackiest part of OC? I thought the wackiness was even spread through the county.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:38 PM
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Um, what's the connection between the part you wrote and the part you quote, ben?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:38 PM
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...Fighting urge....must resist temptation...to go into Unfogged management and edit comments so that mine is correct and Ben's correction is incorrect...


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:39 PM
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That article's full of lies. Irvine's the dhimmi capital of the world, don't you know?


Posted by: SEK | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:39 PM
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Also it's "Down Syndrome", not "Down's Syndrome".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:40 PM
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M/lls, are you trolling me? Did you read the link?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:41 PM
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The university doesn't count, SEK.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:42 PM
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When I first met people from Orange County I looked at them with confusion and wonder, imagining they must live in terrified isolation amidst the seas of tucked in polo shirts and ingratiatingly overtanned surf Nazis. Now I realize it's just kinda like this part of Southern California, you know?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:43 PM
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the version i recalled involves not headshakes or nods, but winks or blinking to kill and one who got the wink just announces that got killed
it's pretty difficult to wink without getting caught
and i don't recall any sleeping times and narrators
so maybe it was some other different game


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:43 PM
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it's pretty difficult to wink without getting caught

No kidding. Our prisons are full of people who just got something in their eye.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:44 PM
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Orange Curtain, baby.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:45 PM
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10: But are you implying that Irvine is somehow special in its fear of scary muslims? Do you resist mentioning that you're from the United States too?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:46 PM
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So this post was prompted by one thing in particular, M/tch. So sue me.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:49 PM
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This post deserves to be crushed by heebie's Mafia post!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:52 PM
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I'm always impressed by the weird varieties of Republicanism in Orange County. Fourth generation race-baiting Vietnamese-speaking Republican evangelicals? Fascinating! It's like Miami in that way.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 3:52 PM
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As a life-long Angeleno, my only real belief about Orange County is that it is so goddamn impeccably clean. Seriously, it's not just white people -- the white buildings are whiter down there.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 4:27 PM
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My relatively short stint in California in the early '80s was in northern Orange County (Fullerton). I found the OC an interesting chunk of social and physical geography. Some notables things I recall:

I lived not too far from Lon Nol, the exiled Cambodian premier who proved that palindromic names (and circles of magic sand sprinkled around your capital) are helpless against genocidal rebels.

At the time I balked at the directions to write your check for taxes payable directly to the county treasurer himself (Robert Citron). Some years later it was found out that he had totally blown up the county finances with risky investments.

Highest point in Orange County is higher than highest point in all but 4 states in the east (Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina & New Hampshire).

Voting in a neighbors garage (was that just Fullerton?) Oh, the other Democrat hasn't voted yet? She told me she'd stop by after work.

Congresscritters Bob Dornan & William Dannemeyer, John Wayne airport ....


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 10:25 PM
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Highest point in Orange County is higher than highest point in all but 4 states in the east (Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina & New Hampshire).

Taking the toll road north through Orange County, on a clear day you can see downtown LA from the road's highest point, which is just east of Irvine. It's pretty darn cool.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 10:31 PM
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22: Santiago Canyon Road (near there) used to be a favorite bike ride.

There has also been at least one (I'm thinking two?) humans killed by mountain lions in Orange County in relatively recent times.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 10:44 PM
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In the early 1990s my wife and I spent a year in Fullerton, and she became involved, through the Red Cross, in local HIV/AIDS education. Sometimes when she spoke she would be paired with a "positive" speaker, who actually had AIDS. (She'd provide the public health facts; he'd put a personal face on the disease.)

After one of these sessions they got to talking, and he noted that he always got two questions after he spoke: "How did you get AIDS?" and "What did you think when you first found out you had it?" His answer to the second question was: "Oh, my God, I'm going to die!" But he told my wife that he omitted from his public remarks his actual follow-up thought, which was: "Oh, my God, I'm going to die in Orange County!"

True story.


Posted by: dr ngo | Link to this comment | 10-12-08 11:09 PM
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I remember when South Coast Plaza was still beanfields. And the OC would reliably vote 98% Republican, and offset San Francisco.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 10-13-08 9:45 AM
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