5 Reasons You Missed Navel Gazing, Starring Chris Dorner, Mike Carona and Meth Lovers

Blog goes underwater.
As Gustavo revealed, it was impossible for us Navel Gazers to gaze at our navels since Thursday afternoon . . .

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But that did not stop the more hopeful among us from writing blog posts all day Friday in case we were suddenly online again. History shows we were not, so after the jump are capsules of the top 5 posts you missed from this virtual-ink-stained wretch.

The drama in Big Bear, before the drama in Boston.
Cable news reporters covering the quickly unfolding drama in Massachusetts evoke another name besides those of Dzhokhar and (now dead) Tamerlan Tsarnaev. It's none other than . . . drum roll, please . . . Christopher Dorner. Taking the lives of innocent civilians, massive manhunts, targeting cops while on the run and sounds from intense firefights in Boston and SoCal are compared by talking heads mentioning the former La Palma resident. As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck did in February, the Massachusetts state police chief said on live TV Friday that the fugitive Tsarnaev should stop any more bloodshed, drop his weapons and turn himself in. But Tom Fuentes, not the deceased chairman emeritus of the OC GOP but a former FBI deputy director-turned-CNN talking head, believed the 19-year-old would likely try to take out some cops before his own violent end "like Chris Dorner."

Talk about the absolute worst timing: with horrific sounds and images of the Boston bombings fresh in everyone's minds, Huntington Beach residents are greeted Thursday afternoon by two acid bombs exploding. The Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad later detonated a third boom-boom maker near Seventh Street and Pacific Coast Highway. No injuries, property damage or suspects were reported. Meanwhile, three suspicious packages feared to be bombs in a Del Taco parking lot in Fullerton turned out to be harmless, police there said Friday. The only remaining explosive devices there were half-pound bean and cheese burritos.

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