The Renegade Rip

Aqua Teens hit big screen

Earl Parsons

April 24, 2007

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To anyone who thought that no one could make a movie about anthropomorphic fast food, think again. "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters" is based on the 15-minute program on Cartoon Network's late-night animation block Adult Swim. It was written, directed and produced by show creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis, who were responsible for Adult Swim favorites...

Kern ‘Outskirts’

Nick Stockton

April 24, 2007

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There are a lot of little towns that make up the outskirts of Kern County. They all have their unique attractions and peculiarities to keep the citizens busy. By the same token, they are all very similar. The most unifying feature among all of them is that they produce people who are tied to Bakersfield by proximity, but who are not defined by it. Shafter Sno Fun 101 Central...

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...

Willie had a sad sound in his mind

Chris Garza

March 20, 2007

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Shadowed by the popularity of the 1976 album "Wanted! Outlaws: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Coulter and Tompall Glaser" was Willie Nelson's other album released that same year "The Sound in Your Mind", which went by as subtle as the music that is etched onto the vinyl. Released on Columbia records, the front cover depicts Nelson with a downward glance and a slight...

A Bit of Germany just a bit good

Crystal Roberts

March 20, 2007

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A Bit of Germany, a tiny little restaurant on the corner of Mount Vernon Avenue and Flower Street, featured mediocre food and pleasant service. At about 12:50 just after lunch began, I went down to A Bit of Germany to try a new meal. I entered a tiny little restaurant that looked as though it used to be a house. I was greeted upon entering by a waitress who had a smile on...

Korn strips their sound down to its cob

Marcinda Coil

March 20, 2007

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Forget all the mainstream hits and albums because Korn created an album that is legendary: Korn Unplugged. Although Jonathan Davis considers Nirvana Unplugged as legendary, Korn tops Nirvana because they use a lot more interesting instruments that don't need a socket to sound sensational. Korn combined all their hit songs, their idols' songs, and a variety of sounds to create...

Title selected for city-wide reading event holds up to lofty expectations and praise

Nick Stockton

March 20, 2007

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"All The King's Men" is a book that intimidates. It has been coined as the quissessential read on American success and the supposed inevitable corruption that comes with it. It follows the rise of Louisiana Governor Willie "Boss" Stark, through the eyes and mind of his hired man, Jack Burden. The synopsis seems like a clichÇ: A country boy rises from the dirt through his ideals...

‘300’ takes you back to the days of gore

Steven Martin

March 20, 2007

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The movie "300" is a film filled with violence, political infighting and images of vivid sexuality. In other words, it's a film you'll probably love. One of the great things about this film is that its plot is easy to follow and not convoluted; it's simple without feeling simplistic. "300" is based on the Frank Miller graphic novel of the same name. Let's face it, most movies...

John Coltrane paints a picture with his sax

Chris Garza

March 6, 2007

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One aspect that is quite admirable about jazz is that it is a form of music that does not tell the listener what to feel or think, but paints a picture of what the musicians were thinking and allows the listener to hear whatever it is they want to inside of that picture. John Coltrane released "Blue Train" on Blue Note Records in 1957. It is an up-tempo hard-bop jazz album...

Reno deputies sizzle in Miami heat in their new movie debut

Donny Van Sloten

March 6, 2007

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Reno 911: Miami packs bullets of stupid humor, which for the most part serves and delivers laughter. Much like the Comedy Central show, it's so ridiculous you can't help but laugh. The Reno sheriff's deputies go to Miami to join in a police convention, but they aren't on the list and get turned away. A terrorist attack at the convention has the Miami Beach police and all visiting...

La Colonia: watery beans

Crystal Roberts

March 6, 2007

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Dim lights, traditional Mexican music, and watery beans are what you can expect when eating at La Colonia restaurant on Potomac Ave., west of Mt. Vernon. When I first entered the restaurant, one of the hostesses greeted me without looking up from what she was doing, no eye contact or anything. I figured that she was really busy and didn't have time to look up at me. A different...

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