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Attention: Fans of the Foo

Posted: December 20, 2010 by Brian in live, music, news
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Yes, indeed! As we all know, the Fighters Foo have been working on a new record set to release early 2011.  On December 21st, 2010 the band will play a secret show in the Los Angeles area.  How do YOU get in? (more…)

Now that the initiative for marijuana legalization and taxation will be on the California ballot this November, does it really seem like it is a good idea? (more…)

As of late Monday night, “Avatar” becomes the the highest grossing movie (globally), of all time sinking Cameron’s previous record for “Titanic”. The film, currently, has racked upward of about $1.85Billion, just over $500 million of that is domestic. Predictions are that it will become the highest grossing movie in the US later this week. What!? Haven’t seen it yet!? Shame on you! Shame!

Today, the sun was out just briefly in the morning but quickly darkened as clouds took over the skies. By about 3pm in LA, the water began to flow once again. Luckily, this will only be a short rainfall, with only 20% chance of rain for Wednesday. If the rain keeps coming I might have to invest in a boat…

Nick Jonas and The Administration will be playing at The Wiltern starting today, 1/26/2010, through Saturday 1/30/2010. Can’t find any more tickets (I doubt it)? Check for cheap tickets, starting at $8. Wow!

Let’s hear it for Los Angelenos! The 101 Freeway is officially now the worst congested freeway, during rush hour, in the nation, according the thedailybeast.com. And all this time, I thought people were evacuating Los Angeles because of the earthquakes..


Still looking for spots around Southern California with abnormally-sized food for our Meat in Your Mouth Food Challenge #2. Know of any, send us a comment! Gimme Meat dammit!

Experts say we haven’t had this much rain since the downpours of 2005, but the worst is yet to come. Los Angeles’ foothills have been evacuated due to mud slides, and there has already been one death, a man killed by a fallen tree that crashed into his home while he was sleeping, all due to the torrential showers that recently slammed LA. But the worst is yet to come.

According to a weather expert, the “big hit” will be Wednesday and Thursday. Mayor Villaraigosa urges, “if you don’t have to be on the road, then why don’t you stay home”. Easier said than done. A lot of my fellow water men drive for a living. But great advice nonetheless.

After watching an episode of Man V Food last night, I was inspired to go find El Tepeyac Cafe and conquer the beast named, “Manny’s Special”.

During the episode, I caught a glimpse of what I plan to shovel down my throat. And I’ll tell you, it is not gonna be an easy feat.

Manny’s Special:
2 Burrito Size Flower Tortillas, packed with mounds of rice and beans, El Tepeyac’s Chili Verde pork, wrapped up, topped off with lots of cheese, and more Chili Verde, for a grand total weight of 5 pounds of Burrito Heaven.

Now, I’m not a real hefty guy. I’m only 5’6″, and 200 lbs. But I’ve managed the One Pounder WITH toppings at FuddRuckers with ease, I’m confident I can take on the “Special”. Joining me on Sunday, the 17th day of January, will be my esteemed colleague, Takis, and his massive multiple stomachs. I do not fear for his safety, either. For I am completely confident that he can conquer the Special as well.

Together we will ride, along with our loved ones, to El Tepeyac so that they may witness the conquering of Manny’s Special or witness the faces of failure if we do not succeed.