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Flavor of the day? Excitement

Flavor Flav will bring his block party to Modesto on Aug. 23. (Getty Images)
Flavor Flav will bring his block party to Modesto on Aug. 23. (Getty Images)

If the phrase "Yeah boyyyy!" means anything to you, I suggest you sit down and hold onto something tightly before I tell you this bit of news.

Are you seated? Are you ready? Are you holding on? Good, let's do this thing.

Flavor Flav is coming at you, Modesto.

The rapper and reality star is bringing Flavor Flav's Block Party to town Aug. 23 for a street show inside and outside the Fat Cat Music House & Lounge.

Yes, that Flavor Flav.

Public Enemy Flavor Flav.

"The Surreal Life" Flavor Flav.

"Strange Love" Flavor Flav.

"Flavor of Love" seasons one to three Flavor Flav.

You know, the guy who wears the big clock. Yeah boyyyy!

Tickets go on sale July 25, and already some unexpected people are excited about going to the big show.

People (who shall remain unnamed) like a co-worker known as the Martha Stewart of the newsroom.

After she heard the news, said person (still unnamed) responded, "But what will I wear?!"

Bear in mind, her normal workplace attire on any given day includes a blouse in a lovely pastel color and some nice khakis. It's also not uncommon for her to bring in peach cobbler for our department to share.

Yet this mother of two (steadfastly unnamed) has watched Flavor Flav on all his shows: "The Surreal Life," "Strange Love," "Flavor of Love" seasons one, two and three and even his spinoff, "I Love New York" seasons one and two.

The dichotomy of this is both delicious and delightful, not unlike her peach cobbler.

Of course, it also speaks to the universal appeal of Flavor Flav. While he once was known primarily as a member of one of the nation's most politically conscious and controversial rap groups, Public Enemy, his image has changed over the years.

In 2004, Flav joined the cast of the VH1 reality series "The Surreal Life" and suddenly his fan base went from teenagers to mothers-of-two and beyond.

Event promoter Everett Hunter of EH Presents is working in collaboration with Pure 209 and Chris Ricci Presents to put on the indoor-outdoor event.

Also performing at Flavor Flav's Block Party will be a slate of up-and-coming hip-hop and R&B artists including Prima J.

Gates will open at 8 p.m. and the party will go until 1:30 a.m.

Hunter said he expects the 5,000-capacity event to sell out. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the gate — if any are left. They will be available through Tickets.com, ehpresents.com and the Fat Cat. Call 581-7643.

I can't wait to see what my (totally unnamed) co-worker is going to wear.

Do supersized clocks go with pressed khakis?

Elsewhere around the Scene:

Turlock filmmaker Scott D. Roberts and his business partner, Jeremy Wagener, received a positive review of their documentary "GasHole" from the Hollywood trade paper Variety.

The film is narrated by "The O.C." and "American Beauty" actor Peter Gallagher and chronicles the history of oil prices and alternative fuels.

Variety writer Rob Nelson called "GasHole" a "shrewdly produced and principled" documentary with a "timely message" that "runs smoother than 2006's wobbly investigation 'Who Killed the Electric Car?' "

Since attending its world première in April in Turlock, Roberts and Wagener have been touring cross-country with the film, showing it in communities large and small.

Their 21 stops to date include Sacramento, Las Vegas, St, Louis and Cincinnati. This week, the pair will be in Ohio, North Carolina and Kentucky.

Roberts said distributors have started to contact them about the film as well.

For more on "GasHole," visit www.gasholemovie.com. ...

And finally, another reality contestant is in our midst.

Twenty-year-old Modesto native Jeremy Olson will appear on the game show "Wipeout" at 8 p.m. Tuesday on ABC.

The show challenges 24 contestants to make it though a tough and zany obstacle course. The winner takes home $50,000.

Olson is a 2006 Johansen High grad and current Azura Pacific University student.

Bee entertainment writer Marijke Rowland can be reached at mrowland@modbee.com or 578-2284. Read her blog SceneIt at thehive.modbee.com/sceneit.

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