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Let’s face it. Gas wars or not, Americans like trucks. While many Americans own them as a necessary tool for their occupation, there are plenty who also own a truck because they like how it looks or the size or they enjoy going off-road on the weekends. I fall into the last category. Actually, I think I fall into all the categories. When I owned my truck, I used it to haul my DJ equipment, I loved how it looked, I liked being bigger than most other vehicles and I LOVE to go off-road! The only problem is, for that last group, the off-road enthusiast, there really have never been any truly off-road capable trucks you could buy off the dealer’s floor. Sure there was the Hummer, but who has $100,000+ to spend on something that’s not even really capable of being a daily driver? How can we get our off-road fun toy without spending many thousands of dollars on conversions, just to make the thing unbearable to drive to and from work??

Thankfully, Ford not only heard our calls for help, but they decided to spoil the hell out of us. Drum roll please…..ladies and gentlemen, I present my new obsession……The Ford F-150 Raptor.
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Bringin' the Orange to the County

Bringin' the Orange to the County

I highly suggest you follow me past the jump for more pictures and information that will make many of you want to run to the nearest Ford dealership. Yes, really! (more…)

ICME: Speaking Of Fires……..

As I was passing over the 5 tonight I saw this……..

This picture was taken above the “Orange Crush” where the 5, 57, 22 and 55 (kinda) all meet. That’s right…..the fire in L.A. the San Gabriel Valley is so large, you can see the flames from Orange County.

As Gina said, we know what you’re going through. Stay safe folks!
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See What You Have Been Missing

I posted a gushing review a while back of the new Cinema Fusion theaters located on the upper level of the GardenWalk. Remember that? Good. Anyway, many people who live locally keep saying they have yet to go. Why why why? One of the weird things a hear is “Oh, I prefer to go to Century’s Stadium Promenade Theaters”. Seriously, you prefer Century? How can you have a preference for one if you have never tried the other? Le sigh. Anyone who has been to both theaters comes to the immediate conclusion that Century is a disgusting pig mess by comparison.

I finally had a camera with a flash so I could snap a photo inside of Theater 5 with its plush overstuffed fully reclining leather seats! if you’re over 21, the screening rooms are always always always the way to go. Theater 5 is especially nice because of the recliners and relaxing atmosphere.


One more photo after the jump…


Somewhere, Rick Warren is Crying in a Corner

I love to hate on Saddleback’s pastor Rick Warren and his stupid book, The Purpose Driven Life. It gives me purpose porpoise.


The most basic question everyone faces in life is Why am I here? What is my porpoise? Self-help books suggest that people should look within, at their own desires and dreams, but Rick Warren says the starting place must be with fish and their eternal porpoise for each life. Real meaning and significance comes from understanding and fulfilling God’s porpoises for putting them in the ocean. You too can live A Porpoise Driven Life!

[Via Boing Boing]

Newport’s Banana Stand is Back in Business

… at least according to Jason Bateman the Arrested Development movie IS going to happen.

George Michael talking to GOB at the Banana Stand

George Michael talking to GOB at the Banana Stand

At a roundtable interview for his new movie, Extract, Jason Bateman gave away some details about the status of the film verision of Arrested Development.

What is the state of “Arrested Development”?

Jason Bateman: The script’s being written and when Mitch (Hurwitz) is done with it we can go to the scheduling part of it which will probably prove to be a bit challenging given the size of the cast.

And they’re all attached?

Jason: He is asked us not to speak about specifics, but that he’s working on it.

It seems like 5 or 6 months there was a lot of momentum. A lot of people talking about the film. And then it seemed like it sort of got a little bit quiet. Everyone’s a little nervous it’s actually happening. Is it, in fact, actually being written right now?

Jason: Yes.

That’s 100%?

Jason: Yeah. Yeah. That’s never changed. I mean people have guessed and “rumored” and all that other stuff in all areas of the media. I’ve always been a little sort of…I’ve always felt bad that I never had more information to give people when they asked me about it, but I guess people kind of got frustrated by that and they just started kind of making up their own sort of “well, we haven’t heard that much” or “news hasn’t changed so it must be going away”. I don’t know. It sort of took a life of its own on and fatigue started to set in I think about the whole story of it. I mean, there’s really no need to write anything about it at all until he’s done writing it. Once he writes it then, just like any movie, then it becomes something a little bit more real and then you try to figure out scheduling and you try to figure out people’s deals. I mean, it’s got the same life that any other project would have. It has just as much a chance of happening as it does of not happening really.

All I can say is YAY!!! I love this show and I can’t wait for the movie.

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More OC Tools Hit the Air

“Man panties? Testosterone filled fights? Surprise appearances by secret girlfriends? That can only mean one thing…the “tools” are back!“ Get ready to lose your lunch people, because VH1’s Tool Academy 2 is hitting the airwaves Monday August 31st. As expected there are a couple tools from Orange County on the show this season too. Of course.

By the looks of these two they are a couple of real winners. Up first is Mike from Mission Viejo and from the looks of his MySpace page he has a fondness for pink mandannas and drunkenly groping hot girls in Vegas. Mike should not be overshadowed by the lovely and talented male model from Irvine who goes by the name of Charm. That’s right, his name is Charm. Oy vey. You should check out his MySpace page if you like to look at pictures of his naked torso – something he has dozens of depictions of. He gets bonus douche points for appearing in an Ed Hardy advert.


I know it has a lot to do with our proximity to El Lay but why oh why are there always people frontin’ for OC on these shows? I am sure there are plenty of Tools from, um, let’s say Akron Ohio, that would love love LOVE to be on VH1. Of course maybe our tools are just bigger, better and more naked than Ohio’s. That is our legacy: our Tools are more douchey than yours.

Open Call For ABC’s Wipe Out

This might be fun! ABC’s Wipeout wants you to compete on their show while snarky hosts John Henson and John Anderson make fun of you. Why would anyone put themselves through that? For 50,000 dollars of course!

An open call casting will be held in Anaheim at ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 29th – you don’t need to be an athlete to participate. They are looking for men women over 18 years of age, legal residents of the U.S., strong swimmers and fun, outgoing, people with a great sense of humor.


More Disneyland Memories

Simply put, this home movie filmed inside Disneyland in 1956, is nothing short of enchanting. It’s two minutes of pure nostalgic joy. Watch closely as Walt himself makes a casual appearance to meet and greet Guests. It’s astounding. I ask you this: When was the last time any of you saw the current Disneyland Resort President or better yet CEO Bob Iger, just strolling through the park chatting with Guests? He was remarkable and thus far, irreplaceable.

[Unfortunately Metblogs does not support the embedding code for this video. Just click the link below the preview picture and you’ll be whisked off to Vimeo’s web site]


CLICK HERE TO SEE Home Movies At DisneyLand – 1956 from Jeff Altman on Vimeo.

We All Live in a Finding Nemo Yellow Submarine

Recent news about Robert Zemeckis’ negotiations to remake the 1968 animated Beatles movie Yellow Submarine, is all over the web. Good Christ! Really? Ugh. I am sure The Last Unicorn is up next.


It should be noted that the director is specifically in negotiations with the Walt Disney Studios. This of course begs one question: If the deal goes through, how long will it be before we have to endure the inevitable attraction overlay at Disneyland? If you think I’m over reacting, I’d like to point you to Pirate’s Lair at Tom Sawyers Island, an ill-begotten idea that seems to stick out like a sore thumb now that the pirates craze from earlier in the decade has blessedly subsided.

Orange County Via The Advertising Slogan Generator

Success! After I suggested getting our fair county a publicist to counteract all this reality television douchiness, a quick web search lead me to this: The Advertising Slogan Generator! You just plug in your product and it spits out slogans for your campaign. This is fun! Here’s a few of my favorites:

Why Can’t Everything Orange be Orange County?
There’s First Love, and There’s Orange County Love
Half the Orange County All the Taste
Aaahh, Orange County!
If You Can’t Beat Orange County, Join Orange County
Unzip an Orange County
Make Orange County Yours

Let’s not forget my absolute favorite:


Careful when you click that link, you can waste an awfully long time playing with The Advertising Slogan Generator. Before you know it you will have wasted an hour playing with this thing when you should have been doing something productive, like homework, or actual work.

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