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Posts Tagged ‘Michael Hewitt’

FBLA 20 Questions: Pedro and The Watcher

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We don’t normally offer double-features in this here space, but the Orange County Register has worked hard to market columnists Peter Larsen (aka Pedro) and Michael Hewitt (The Watcher) as a single, uber-hip brand, so we’re going to aid and abet and hit them with our patented stupid questions:

1. What newspapers do you read? Michael Hewitt: The Register and the Times, of course. And the Grunion Gazette, the local weekly.
Peter Larsen: The Orange County Register with breakfast, the LA Times from the recycling bin at work and the NY Times and Washington Post online when I think to look

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?
MH: Do you mean when I’m swearing under my breath at Kobe?
PL: Giant head = lots of brains = ability to read with mouth closed.

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Pedro And The Watcher: Is The OC Register The Only Paper That “Gets” Blogging?

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Maybe we’re biased (actually, we’re definitely biased), but we think the brand-spanking-new Pedro and the Watcher blog may be one of the few examples of a newspaper getting a blog right.

We love the LAT’s Homicide Report because we’re kinda ghoulish that way. And Gold Derby is often indispensable.

But we feel like a good newspaper blog should be filled with the kind of Web-only flotsam you can’t get in print.

Enter Pedro and the Watcher, the brainchild of Peter Larsen (Pedro) and TV critic Michael Hewitt (The Watcher).

The site is as fun to read as, say, Big Action!, but it’s slightly more focused — only slightly.

We’ll let Pedro explain:

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