The Renegade Rip

‘The Kingdom’ is filled with terrorist action

Donny Van Sloten

October 9, 2007

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"The Kingdom" begins with a tremendous terrorist attack on a U.S citizen compound housing American oil company employees and their families in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The terrorists are in Saudi uniforms and they kill hundreds of innocent men, women and children. They steal a Saudi patrol truck and shoots everyone. Civilians playing a friendly softball game, run away from the...

Oildale: Fill your plate in the ’08

Earl Parsons

May 8, 2007

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Get 'er done. Oildale represents that sliver of 1930s Dust Bowl migration still evident in Central Valley life today. An unincorporated community directly across the Kern River from Bakersfield, parts of Oildale have maintained the same backwater, blue-collar, "we don't take kindly to y'all round here" persona for the last 50 years. Let me tell you hwhat (sic) types of sights...

Prime Cut built for meat and potatoes people

Donny Van Sloten

May 8, 2007

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Prime Cut serves up a prime meal. Prime Cut recently moved from its location at Stockdale Highway to a bigger spot at 9500 Brimhall Road and Calloway Drive. As soon as I walked in, I couldn't help but notice a sign that read "In Barbecue We Trust." This was my first time eating at Prime Cut, so I didn't know what to expect. I walked in around lunchtime and was greeted by a...

Barrett stays on light side of the moon

Chris Garza

May 8, 2007

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With sly wit and a loathsome nature, Opel was released in 1988 by Harvest Records and is a mixture of Syd Barrett unreleased tracks and alternative takes. Barrett was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd and wrote a great deal of Piper at the Gates of Dawn, which was Pink Floyd's first release. Piper at the Gates of Dawn is a very layered and dynamic album and was Barrett's...

Spring fashion all about pastels and sixties look

Crystal Roberts

May 8, 2007

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Ladies, it's finally here. Spring is upon us and the fashion we love is too. A '60s-inspired look is setting the trend along with color, color, color this spring and summer of 2007. It's all about the colors. Yellows, oranges, blues, greens and off whites are definite "must have" colors in your closet, this season. Light pastels are great for the spring; they're soft and add...

Spidey slings to silver screen again

Jeremy Terrazas

May 8, 2007

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Spider-Man explodes off the screen for the third time with sold out showings. The Spider-Man movies, based on the Marvel Comic series, have yet to let the people down. In this addition, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) has finally got his division of time spent between Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) and his responsibilities as the super hero Spider-Man down to a science and is enjoying...

‘Superman Returns’ is just another bad game about a movie

Steven Martin

May 8, 2007

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"Superman Returns" for the Xbox 360 may be the best Superman game of all time, but that's like saying "you're the least diseased member of the leprosy colony." "Superman Returns" by EA Games, shows a lot of promise, and I really wanted to enjoy and have fun with it. However, its glaring technical problems were just too much to overcome. "Superman Returns" is based on the summer...

Canadian metal can scream for three miles

Gabino Vega

May 8, 2007

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All right metal heads, it is time for a new band to rise up and take over the petty little wannabe bands out there, and the band's name is 3 Mile Scream. This band has an incredible fusion of Thrash Metal and couple of hardcore breakdowns and topped off with mellow chorus vocals. Canadian band 3 Mile Scream released their album on Nov. 28, 2006, and so far has had positive...

Balls to the Wall: River Rafting

Nick Stockton

May 8, 2007

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For those of you who read the last installment of Balls to the Wall, let me clear something up, Earl Parsons and I do not share shorts. I know there are some suspicious similarities between our choices in swim wear, but let me assure all of you that we are just two men with similar highly developed fashion senses. That said, for the final feature in this series, we decided...

Thorogood and the Destroyers come to party

Marcinda Coil

April 24, 2007

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By MARCINDA COIL [email protected] Opinions editor "I'm going to try everything in my power to get arrested tonight," said George Thorogood at the Fox Theater April 12. He might have if it was a private party and everyone let go of their inhibitions; however, fans gathered even with their children to witness George Thorogood and The Destroyers let go of their inhibitions. Instead...

BC safety a concern after VT shootings

Joel R. Paramo

April 24, 2007

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The day after the Virginia Tech shooting, Bakersfield College experienced a minor bomb threat that most students on campus didn't know about. It brought to question student safety on campus, and, in the case of something like the Virginia Tech shooting actually occurring on campus, the emergency procedures and what students should do. "Now (after Virginia Tech), people will...

Stones Throw reissues Stark Reality concept album

Chris Garza

April 24, 2007

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A few steps on the kick bass and a couple of simultaneous snaps of the snare and crash invite the listener into the drowsy, fuzzy sounds of Stark Reality's 1970 release, The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop. This double vinyl album was re-released by the hip-hop label Stones Throw in 2003 as Now, for they felt that this rare existence must be brought to...

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