Me and My Nine Iron

August 17, 2010

(One big) Dislike


The O.C. Fair ended Sunday, and I missed out on going this year as I wanted

The jumbo funnel cake.

to familiarize myself with the fair’s festivities to incorporate it into my screenplay. Whoops. (But don’t worry, I had written the entire scene already and wanted to go more for fun than for work.) A record 1.15 million people attended the 120th fair, which ran for 31 days, and 8,000 of the new deep-fried butter treats were sold. Of the 2,000 jumbo funnel cakes eaten, only one person beat the challenge, which to my understanding is to eat the whole thing alone in twenty minutes and not pay the $13 cost.

A terrible tragedy struck the Mojave Desert Saturday night when a truck in an

Four people were under the overturned truck.

off-road race killed eight spectators. Maybe surprisingly, no one seems to be sympathetic towards the deceased, who were apparently so close to the track that they could touch the trucks race by if they wanted to. Clearly, something needs to be done to prevent this from happening again, and maybe, the race organizer could be liable in this case. Its permit required racers to travel 15 mph or less when they were within 50 feet of fans and allowed no more than 300 spectators for the event. The CHP estimates the truck was going 45 to 50 mph at the time of the crash, and there were tens of thousands of people at the event. Read the story here, which includes a 19-year-old girl who went to the bathroom and came back to find her boyfriend and his best friend dead.

Bell residents spent hours Monday night, lashing out at city leaders at a City Hall meeting. One of the corrupt leaders had the audacity to pick up the microphone and retort, “In America, you’re innocent until proven guilty.” Are the city leaders really contesting that their salaries are justified? Unless something gets done, former City Manager Robert Rizzo, who resigned last month, will make about $600,000 annually in retirement.

To all Facebook users: do not download the “official dislike option” application being seen on the site. It is a scam and steals your personal information, as reported on ABC News.

Toy Story 3 knocked off Shrek 2 as the top-grossing animated film of all time, reaching $920 million over the weekend, just above Shrek 2‘s $919.8 million. Toy Story 3 finally dropped to 11th after eight weeks in the Top 10 but still raked in $2.2 million domestically. It has now reached $400.8 million domestically and reaffirms Disney/Pixar’s reign in film animation. Read my review of Toy Story 3 here.

Big ups to Leeyen Peralta for repping Fullerton. The 9-year-old black belt won a gold medal in the 2010 USA Taekwondo Junior Olympics in the light-weight division for 8-9 year olds last month. She won despite her mom’s non-winning attitude, “We told her to just do her best and whatever comes out, it’s an experience.”

BJ

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