OC Weekly Editor Dumps All Over His Chosen Constituency

Our pal Gustavo Arellano is at it again. As in cheekily redefining how to have fun with the alt-weekly, op ed beat.

His recent countdown piece “50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America” has now racked up more than 200 reader reactions. Among our favorites:

PSURFpsyche4EVER: Bro, worst place in America? Try worst place in THE WORLD! OC is the most oppressive place to live. I wish I lived in a third world country, or Nebraska, or somewhere else that’s similar to Nebraska that also has lots of cultural diversity…

GatorHatchling: During high school, I used to have a stalker cop who patrolled the main street where I lived and would stop me on the street every time he saw me. OC is so influenced by the notion that you can pop a pill to cure anything, that he recommended I take Xanax instead of smoking weed.

Raymond Marquez: Damn, I didn’t realize there were so many reasons to hate Orange County. You forgot one though. Overly self-righteous left wing “newspapers” that are given out for free in the hopes that someone will actually read an article, but really they just want the ads in the back.

And with the 2012 Summer Olympics still fresh in everyone’s mind, check out Arellano’s reason #4. Yowser!

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.