Gustavo Named One of Orange County's Most Interesting People--by the Orange County Register?!

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The petty wars between the Orange County Register and us Weeklings are legendary. Right now, my big thing is to go on stories that we broke but that the Reg steals from us without attribution and provide a link to our original story--how adult of me.

But every once in a while, OC's daily can commit acts of unspeakable kindness--and, on that note, they've just named yours truly one of the most interesting people in Orange County.

You know that list is horribly skewed if reporter Tom Berg (whose long-form pieces are always must-reads) thinks I'm particularly fascinating--that kid who was Darth Vader in Volkswagen's Super Bowl ad last year? Yes. A Playmate of the Month? Of course? Pujols? Doti? Bruno Serato? All fine choices. But me? I end every night with too much to drink at Memphis at the Santora, followed with a nightcap of NCAA College Football 2012 for XBox 360--hardly captivating.

"OC Weekly readers have long known Arellano's wit," Berg writes. "But since his best columns were made into a book a few years back, Arellano is known nationally, appearing on the "Today" show, "Nightline," "The Colbert Report" and in the Village Voice."

Gracias, Tom. Now, howzabout some love for what's REALLY fascinating about me: my coming book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America? Out April 10--do a profile, and I'll take you to the best Mexican restaurant around!

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Kelly M. Bray
Kelly M. Bray

What is so interesting about a guy who always says what you expect him to?

Daniel Heredia
Daniel Heredia

The O.C. Weekly should be & is the local paper for Orange County people wanting the truth.

Streets
Streets

I think Clowns are very interesting myself............

Michael Schepers
Michael Schepers

You got to love him, he is a character, check his twitter pic says it all 

Victorious holding the Naranjas in a victory sign, got to give it to him,felicidades y enhorabuena Gustavo and to the haters Gustavo just tell them the way the Spanish would say " no me jodas, que te den por el culo y me cago en tu hostia gilipollas??!! I will give it to the the Spanish, the foulest and most vulgar language on earth, always in the business of F***king and shitting on everything. Mexican language is awfully polite is calling people "pendejos"  is bad? 

felicidades y enhorabuena "character" creates interesting people

Dr Medico
Dr Medico

Gustavo writing about how another news outlet finds him interesting.  Does his narcisismo know no fronteras?

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

HAHAHA... congratulations gustavo... are you "interesting" like saying an ugly guy has "interesting" features... or maybe like saying majoring in latin american studies is an "interesting: major...so, what do u get for this honor? a golden burrito or toilet plunger? lol

Bill T.
Bill T.

As in contrast to your uninteresting comments?

jk640
jk640

The John and Ken Show.  A rule of Law show. 

Lenny Rivers
Lenny Rivers

"This is a sad time for all people"....Lyndon Baines Johnson

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Such drama. It's "Most Interesting Person" not "Best Person" or even "Worst Person". Truth be told, some people find the term "interesting" a little dubious (and fun) at times. ;-)

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

Whats the matter Mitch, Jeff, and Jesus.  Isn’tthere any stupid rhetoric from your cavernous pie holes? Or let me guess, you finallyfound something productive to do with your copious time.  Either that or, you are chronicallymasturbating right about now

mitch young
mitch young

I actually had stuff to do yesterday.

I have no problem 'gradulating'* Gustavo on this honor. If some dude thinks he is interesting, that's fine with me. I've said before that GA is a huckster in the great American tradition, and I didn't mean that in a negative way.  

NG Coot
NG Coot

".. GA is a huckster in the great American tradition .."

PT Barnum would be proud of our man GA.

NG Coot
NG Coot

Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America?

GA - should have left out the question mark ... there is no doubt.

NG Coots "Best OC Ground Beef Taco" award goes to La Chiquita restaurant in Logan Barrio - Santa Ana.

"Best OC Shredded Beef Taco" goes to - alas they have closed - the Taco Factory on Tustin Ave. in Orange - anybody know where those delish tacos can be had now?

qdpsteve
qdpsteve

Praise for Gustavo from the Reg? Surely the Apocalypse is nigh.

What's next, a sloppy wet kiss from Dana Rohrabacher? ;-)

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

SP 909Jeff and SP Mitch are probably joyously lining up behind Dana/Diana right now... ;)

909Jeff
909Jeff

Scott, 

I have been asked nicely by your boss to stop treating you like a pinata... A request that I have reluctantly agreed to.  Otherwise nice to see you finally came out from under Joe Cavallo's desk. 

909Jeff
909Jeff

Im still split 60/40 as to if Moxley actually exists or if he's the pen name of another journo-blogger over there. 

mitch young
mitch young

Jeff, I think Moxley is just angry because he got passed over for a younger, browner model of 'progressive' 'journalist'. 

mitch young
mitch young

I know I shouldn't be taking any comments about names -- internet or otherwise -- from a guy who apparently thinks he is a Brit Academic ('R'. 'Scott' indeed). 

But really Moxley, old horse, you must learn what a 'sock puppet' is. Strictly speaking, it is when a blog owner comments on his own blogs under an assumed name, though that meaning has been expanded to frequent commentors who assume several different monickers when posting to blogs.I and 909Jeff have done neither (well, I don't know about Jeff, but it doesn't seem likely.So, dear chap, its back to revision for you. I'll expect a 2000 word essay on the origins and proper use of internet jargon in a fortnight.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

You use the term "sock puppet" as if it is a bad thing...

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