Give the Gift of the Weekly...to the Weekly!

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I think we gave out condoms for this issue...
In the course of Marisa's investigations into what became her badass cover story on the evil Fullerton Police Department, I had her run to the Langson Library at UC Irvine, to go through their collection of the Weekly on microfilm. See, due to an incredibly foolish lack of foresight by previous administrations here, there exists no full online archives of the OC Weekly between our founding in the fall of 1995 up until 1999 or so--no easy access to the bulk of Moxley's Bob Dornan coverage, R. Crumb's recollections of Orange County in the 1950s, and so many more great articles.

Marisa encountered a surly librarian, who denied that they had the Weekly on microfilm; when Marisa informed him to the contrary, he summarily said, "If it were up to me, we wouldn't keep it."

And that got me thinking.

Over the years, the Weekly has affixed our logo to all sorts of giveaways--license plates, glitter, condoms, CD compilations, pens, matchbooks, toothpicks, coasters...and that's what I've found just rummaging through the office. No repository is going to give a damn about the Weekly's relics once the Raelians take over, so we might as well do it--by putting it out to ustedes.

Gentle readers: do YOU have Weekly crap stuffed away in your garage, in your change bucket, drawers, etc. Can you send it our way? We appreciate gifts, of course, but if bribery is the name of the game, I can hand out tickets to movies, art shows, and other things to make it worth your while. Email me what you got at garellano at ocweekly dot come, and we'll go from there!


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NoSoyRacista
NoSoyRacista

How long before Gustavo publishes the entire chingadera en español?

mitch young
mitch young

In charge for two weeks and already

1) "dissing" the founders of the institution he is lucky enough to head2) asking for free stuff

Carlashworth
Carlashworth

" I had her run to the Langson Library at UC Irvine, to go through their collection of the Weekly on microfilm." Gustavo Arellano knows how to treat his women.

Carlashworth
Carlashworth

Gustavo is a slobitude for not having gratitude for being allowed to head the ocweekly,oops,now that Gustavo is in charge/editor, the ocweekly Name should be changed to OCWeakly

mitch young
mitch young

LOL. Entre los 'Latinos' el macho domina a la hembra.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Your Spanish needs a little work.

Entre los 'Latinos' el macho varón le domina a la hembra.

I know you think Latinos are animals, Mitch, but your bizarre ravings aside, the word is varón, not macho. Y que no, entre los seres humanos quienes provienen de este planeta, el jefe les ordena a sus empleados.

mitch young
mitch young

We're all animals, Dave.

 And no doubt I can always use improvement with Spanish -- especially with the whodirect and indirect pronoun stuff. But precisely because I am not a native speaker, I tend to run my Spanish through Google (the search, not the translator) to see if I can find examples. Great learning tool. And in this case my original phrase, entre comillas gets me 700+ hits [golpes? resultados? exitos?], while yours gets me a googlewhack. Most of the hits do refer to animals, but there are plenty which the words macho and hembra mean, figuratively, male and female humans. A particularly interesting one leads to an article on Spanish porn star Nacho Vidal.

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