Oh good lord, my uncle is a city councilman for Chino, California and recently went on KROQ to refute a joke from the FOX show O.C., and has gone so far as to begin a letter-writing campaign against the network.
I grew up a short distance from Chino and visited my aunt and uncle often, always dreading the first 10 minutes of being there, until I got used to the smell. I spent several years in Riverside, just 20 miles away in the smelly wake of Chino and we could smell the cows with some regularity. When I was doing wastewater management work for a class I even got to visit a handful of Chino dairies first hand. Let there be no doubt that the worst smell I’ve ever experienced was standing over a runoff pond adjacent to a milking facility. Never in my life did I ever come so close to vomiting based solely on a smell.
Farms smell, that’s what cows do, and everyone in Southern California knows Chino stinks a bit. I know I won’t be scoring any points at the annual family dinner, but I really hope my uncle relaxes and lets it go. Afterall, it’s FOX for chrissakes, and another lame show of theirs, at that.