Tuesday, May 1, 2012

News about Gustavo Arellano, who, again, won't be commencement speaker

     Our pal, OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano, recently published a book—Taco U.S.A.—and, yesterday, it received a very positive write-up in the New York Times. Check it out:

How the Taco Gained in Translation (New York Times)

     According to the Times writer, Arellano’s book is "an absorbing account of how a few foods (salsa, tacos, chili, tequila) from the complicated and enormous cuisine of Mexico managed to slip into the mainstream of American taste."
     I mention all of this only because, on at least two occasions, the committee at IVC that forwards candidates for commencement speaker to the "decider"—eternally clueless IVC Prez Glenn Roquemore—has forwarded Gustavo, and, each time, Glenn made a heroic effort to avoid choosing the fellow.

     When Glenn passed on choosing Gustavo two years ago, UCLA chose him instead. In the meantime, Glenn chose the snoozular Jack Scott to blather at the folks at IVC.
     Some who fell asleep during Scott’s address have yet to wake up. Poor devils.
     Just sayin’.

     Last night, I happened to mention that trustee Dave Lang has endorsed former Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur in his bid to join the Laguna Hills City Council. This evidently came as a surprise to some. So, for those who don’t keep abreast of such events in our benighted portion of Orange County, here are Mathur’s endorsements:


Anonymous said...

Tod's days may be numbered.

Anonymous said...

Nope. Gary likes him. If he goes it because he wants to go.

Trust teachers. We know.

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