VIDEO: What Happens When Thomas Edison Crashes a Tesla-Loving Steampunk Convention

Matt Kollar/OC Weekly
Edison, right, stealing his latest invention

What happens when Thomas Edison walks onto a ship full of Nikola Tesla lovers? No, this isn't the set-up to a bad joke, but rather the premise of our latest video. Her Royal Majesty's Steampunk Symposium came to the Queen Mary in Long Beach once again, and we sent our freelance reporter Thomas Edison to cover it.

The annual convention dedicated to the retro-futuristic branch of science fiction known as steampunk was filled with supporters for Nikola Tesla, the underdog genius inventor and bitter rival of Edison. How will a shipfull of Teslians greet the great theif Edison? Watch here to find out...

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Watch Mr. Drunky McDrunkenstein, Orange County's Worst Drunken Driver EVER: Video
Live on the 55!
There's a video lighting up the interwebs of a fellow who may be the drunkest drunken driver ever witnessed. How blotto is he? He lies down in a lane of the northbound (and active) Costa Mesa (55) Freeway at what appears to be near the 5 Freeway interchange in Santa Ana/Tustin-ish--in broad daylight! He has to be dragged away from harm by a California Highway Patrol officer. And after being ordered to stand up, he quickly, well, check it out for yourself ...

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Huntington Beach Bike Thief Meets Karma: Video

Facebook/Huntington Beach Police Department
Push play on the actual PD Facebook page.
You can go to the Huntington Beach Police Department Facebook page to see the video end of "Bike Thief Meets Karma"--sorry, can't embed it here--but it's pretty anti-climactic once you know what you're seeing.

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Christmas With the Pranks: VIDEO

Categories: Wacky Vids

VCI Home Entertainment
You are not seeing this ...
My children stopped believing everything thing I told them once they learned Santa Claus is (spoiler alert) not real. Or was it when they discovered there were no giant ants living in the garage? Whichever the case, give it up to former Anaheim residents Chad and Jessica Collins, whose Christmas morning prank created a double negative of believability (unbelivability?) that should have their kids lapping up whatever they tell them going forward.

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See South Orange County's Recent UFO, UVP (Unidentified Violinist Panhandler): VIDEOS

Categories: Events, Wacky Vids

Four different ways to view the UFO over South Orange County on Dec. 8.
A South County videographer not only captured a UFO heading toward Mission Viejo last week but what she believes "might be the very first glimpse at what the propulsion is up close of these objects."

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A Sneak Peek at Rampage Jackson's New Online Series RampageFit: VIDEO

Let 'Em Have It Productions
Required viewing ... or else.
A new online series that focuses on Irvine MMA fighter/Hollywood actor/Laguna Hills fitness guru Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is coming to a small screen near you soon, according to producers.

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An Inconvenient Thirst: 6 Videos on UCI/JPL's Alarming Groundwater Research

American Museum of Natural History
From his JPL desk, Jay Famiglietti talks about dwindling drinking water in Australia.

Check out the following six (mostly brief) videos that have UC Irvine/Jet Propulsion Laboratory water scientist Jay Famiglietti and his team's research explaining the California and global groundwater crises.

READING ASSIGNMENT: An Inconvenient Thirst: Water scientist Jay Famiglietti pleas for smart use of our most precious resource before it's too late. Will we listen?


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Octomom Nadya Suleman's Masturbation Video Proceeds Peak the ... uh ... Interest of IRS

Wicked Pictures
Octomom's porn proceeds spark IRS interest.
Turns out Octomom Nadya Suleman's legal troubles may not have been over with her no contest plea to welfare fraud in July.

Orange's single, seldom-employed mother of 14 received two years probation and a small fine for receiving public assistance in 2012 from Los Angeles County despite having earned $144,000, including more than $100,000 from her masturbation video.

But Octo-cheater may not be done paying up. The Internal Revenue Service is reportedly investigating her for possibly failing to report at least some of her income.

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Guy in Raiders Sweatshirt Lives Up to the Stereotype by Robbing Stanton Market: Video

Courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff's Department
Robber in Raiders sweatshirt calls an audible to the liquor store cashier.

The hardest part about being a Raiders fan is not the consecutive losses strung over two seasons, the revolving door for head coaches or an ownership more interested in moving a team than fielding one. Nope, it's having to be associated with thugs and thieves who don't know a pro-set formation from a probation officer. Take the armed robber of a Stanton market Tuesday night ... PLEASE!

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Irvine Mayor Steven Choi's Remarks Dismissing Chinese and Pakistani Friend Cities Resurface

Irvine Mayor Steven Choi makes air quotes around "terrorist" during an April council meeting.

Just in time for the Nov. 4 election, Irvine Mayor Steven Choi is again being highlighted for his remarks in April dismissing the cities of Baoji, China, and Karachi, Pakistan, as potential "Friendship Cities."

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