Pop culture, entertainment & all things Fresno

Fres-Know: Did they just say Siabu?

CHECK THIS OUT: Chaffee Zoo Orangutan predicts Super Bowl champs. [ABC 30]

WOAH: Siabu is viralling, getting love all over the Internet, including … [Time]

AND THEN: This Bay Area blogger uses it as a chance to talk smack about us. [SF Weekly]

CONTEST: The Bee wants to see your best photos, Niner fans. [The Bee]

SURVEY SAYS: Fresno is the No. 2 energy-drink chugging city. [Marketing Daily]

LOSER OF THE WEEK: Fresno dude who gets 7 years in jail after 8th DUI. [The Bee]

WE’RE MOURNING: “No Suits, No Ties, No Lies” Guy’s car dealership. [The Bee]

WELCOME TO THE ‘NET: Downtown Fresno Partnership’s blog. [Downtown Fresno Blog]

KICKSTART: Two local mobile food operations. [TasteFresno]

YOU SHOULD BE READING: George Hostetter’s stories about walking the the city. [City Beat]

LISTEN TO THIS: Latest Flowing with Famous podcast. [Fresno Famous]

(DON’T) WATCH THIS: Happy Birthday video to some dude named Fresno. [YouTube]

VINTAGE: “Bobby Salazar” by Brian Kenney Fresno. [YouTube]

SPORTS: Fresno State’s Philip Thomas gets WashPost feature. [Washington Post]

Good luck for the New Year


For some of my friends and family, 2009 can’t end too quickly. Some pretty horrible things happened to them — miscarriages, divorce, life-threatening illnesses, etc.

So, in the interest of wishing everyone the best, I pulled up one of my 2007 stories. The topic: lucky and comforting food for the New Year.

Go ahead and stock your homes with these foods:

1. Menudo: If you’re likely to have a hangover tomorrow, get yourself some of this Mexican soup. With ingredients such as chilies, tripe, hominy, lemon, oregano, cilantro and onion, menudo will make you feel better, Bobby Salazar said.

“It’s definitely good for hangovers because it’s spicy and it makes you sweat,” he told The Bee.

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Vote Famous: Fresno’s version of The Hills?

Vote Famous is a local reality show featuring Timmy T and a lady named Kat. They go around to different places in town, sometimes giving them awards, other times just shamelessly advertising. Along the way hilarity is supposed to ensue as we see scripted arguments, odd drama and random flirting.

The Fresnan dug out the first video in April. Today, Travis Sheridan found another video. And, lucky me, I just found two more. Let’s all stare in awe at our version of “The Hills.”

In this episode, Timmy T’s wife is going getting a tattoo and he goes on a rampage.

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