Friday, June 30, 2006

it's a great day for video links

First, you have to see the story about a Leprechaun in Alabama

Then? this HILARIOUS Parody!

Us meskins gotta stick together.

except Shakira. her hips lie

The greatest thing I have seen today

Sure, we've all recieved the Nigerian letter offering us millions. But the folks at are striking back. They recommend leading the scammers down a trail, wasting their time, and finally, collecting 'trophys' pics of said scammer, with a sign of some sort.

Jump to the last page of trophy pics... for the latest caught in the net.

Please explain the proud tossers?

I've seen all sorts of Crusty Demons EXTREME motorcycle dvds,

this is the first EVAR extreme TRACTOR video....

and this guy drifting on a bicycle has been floating around...

and I cannot resist anything about a butt. so here is a great resource to things people stick in their butts

Thursday, June 29, 2006

ya ever trip over a web page and say "oh my god, it is SO SIMPLE, why didn't I think of this?"

Well, I have often needed to duplicate small plastic parts. And I am cheap, so I do not want to machine them, or have them prototyped. Usually these are gears for a $2 gizmo.

Well, Voila, here is brilliance. Play-doh, molded and epoxy castings....

Joe tells me the electronic, solenoid water sprinkler valves are back on sale at home depot. Time to build another air cannon......

the electronic solenoid is the key.... everyhting else is design

we just got back from home depot, where we bought a hammock and stand. Sara likes

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

We had a baby shower at Mark & Julia's this weekend. grand fun. Photos up soon.

i am tired, i have gas, but really, Tarzan is on his way, and I am very happy about that.

OH, I always talk Smack about the San Jose police department, and how they are bastards. Well, someone posted a link somwwhere to this video by on how to stop searches, and protect yourself.

What else is on their site? A comment that the Austin Chief of Police is driving it.

Hmm, interesting, and as we all know, Austin is a progressive city!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Colber video here:

The list:

So I sent my good pal Flash a link about a poor biker in Colorado gettin zapped by Lightnin

and he replied:

That ain't nothin'... when your number is up, it is fuckin' UP.
(from my archives...)

Denver Post, July 17, 1993
by Tracy Seipel

Commerce City, CO -

In a freak tragedy yesterday, a 40-pound dog fell off a railroad
bridge and struck a motorcyclist passing below, causing the crash
that killed him.

Kelly Cordry, 39, of Aurora died after the dog caused him to go out
of control. Witnesses saw Cordry's motorcycle slam into the highway
median and watched as his body hurled straight into the path of an
oncoming semi-tractor trailer.

"I've been in law enforcement for 22.5 years, and I've never heard
of anything like this happening before," said Elaine Rowe, community
policing coordinator for Commerce City. According to traffic
investigators and an account by four eyewitnesses, Kelly was driving
his 1981 BMW motorcycle northbound in the 6700 block of U.S. 85 just
before 10 a.m.

The dog, a black mixed-breed with no tags, apparently had made his
way onto a railroad bridge above the highway, climbed onto the
bridge's narrow wall, and fell over. "They said the dog hit the
motorcycle in front and threw him off balance, and he ran into the
median," Rowe said of witness accounts. "He (Cordry) kind of skidded
along the northbound median and then... was thrown into oncoming
traffic from the southbound lane. That's when the semi hit him," she

"It's so incredibly unusual that an accident like this would occur,"
said Rowe, because the highway - a popular route for trucks -
usually is not busy at that time.

The injured dog was taken to the Adams County animal control center
with instructions to put it to sleep if it was seriously injured.
Its condition was not known.

"I think it was a real weird accident. I think God chose this time
for him. It was his time to go," said Cordry's mother Ann, who lives
in Farmington, NM.

She said her son, a mechanic, and her 4-year-old grandson Brian had
just visited her last weekend. "It was wonderful," she recalled.
"Kelly was careful on a motorcycle. This was an unavoidable

When Cordry's aunt, Evelyn Cordry, heard how her nephew was killed
on a motorcycle she snorted.

"Oh that damn motorcycle! I have a thing about motorcycles... you're
a damn fool to ride 'em," said the aunt, who called her nephew "such
a good looking fellow."

The Farmington resident said Kelly's death yesterday also marked the
25th anniversary of her husband's death.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Lance takes on the anti-doping head

while I support Armstrong, we MUST fight back against the authoritarian abuse of power, I also find it hilarious that the anti-doping guy is named "Dick Pound"

I mean, really, can you imagine, that's probably what drove him to be this guy. Named Dick Pound.

Who names their kid "Dick Pound"

you can imagine what trouble it made for being named Dick Pound on the school yard

Do a search for Dick Pound without any quote marks? Oh yeah Baby.... LOTS of gay porn

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Sara & Tarzan sunning themselves at Tia Julia's pool.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Behold, the WONDERS of Craigslist. Attached photos are the photos from the actual items we bought.

We had been looking and shopping,prices for baby stuff are INSANE. $3000 for a crib? uhhh, NO. If a cardboard box and shredded newspaper was good enough for me...... :P

Now earlier this week, Sara got me all excited, she said "why don't you go out and ride dirtbikes on Saturday" Which made me really happy. However, the reality of life did not allow it. Maybe this upcoming thursday night?

So Friday night, Sara and I started looking on Craigslist, and finding things we need at reasonable prices. I am very uncomfortable with the idea of used bedding or breast pumps, but hard furniture? that's okay.

Yesterday? We bought a Glider, so Sara can sit and rock $75

Today? We bought a Crib. $55
(note: crib did not come with orange bedding or monkeys)

in closing, my pal Jay Remington has a brilliant idea. He is writing a weblog, for his son to read, when sson is grown up. Hmmm. cool And yes Jay, I got your email, I have not had time to reply, but please, no nekkid pics on the net, it won't raise enough money...


Saturday, June 10, 2006

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds,

"What does love mean?"

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined
See what you think:

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love."
Rebecca- age 8

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."
Billy - age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."
Karl - age 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs."
Chrissy - age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired"
Terri - age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."
Danny - age 7

"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss"

Emily - age 8

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."

Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,"
Nikka - age 6
(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."
Noelle - age 7

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well."
Tommy - age 6

"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore."
Cindy - age 8

"My mommy loves me more than anybody You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night."
Clare - age 6

"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken."
Elaine-age 5

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford."
Chris - age 7

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."
Mary Ann - age 4

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."
Lauren - age 4

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you" (what an image)
Karen - age 7

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross."
Mark - age 6

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it.
But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget."
Jessica - age 8

And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,

"Nothing, I just helped him cry"

Friday, June 09, 2006

link to 4 shot sequence of my kid brother going very fast, downhill

same brother going fast years ago. Note facial expression similarity

Once again, my pal Flash sends me a brilliant site.

There are a few sites about combining Diet Coke & Mentos. It causes the soda to rocket out of the bottle.

Well, here is The Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments:

What happens when you combine 200 liters of Diet Coke and over 500 Mentos mints? It's amazing and completely insane.

Link to Video of lads recreating Bellagio's dancing waters.

well, I'm about to leave to drive to work. Hopefully no wrecks today. Note I say Wrecks, not accidents. Accidents are something that could not have been prevented. I'll take my digicam today, just in case.


Thursday, June 08, 2006

if you are asian
and on a cell phone
and driving

HANG UP. You are not doing it properly

I saw THREE wrecks this morning on my way in to work. I don't mean I passed them, I mean I SAW them happen.

Asian, on cell phone, weaving all over the lane, till BLAMMO, sideswiped another vehicle.

All three

i'm not racist, I'm just sayin, hang up!

How will we keep Tarzan under control? these vintage products

Friday, June 02, 2006

this is the project

it's a homebuilt frame, with a honda S-90 engine in it. clearly built by somoene "inspired"

It was entered in the world famous Oakland Roadsters show in 1968

and as of today? it runs.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

I love my pals Jim & Chris. They are like brothers to me.

This is one of the few disagreement points, and the more I consider it, the more I realize it is a problem not with Tasers, but with the San Jose Police department.

Chris points out, we DO need more GOOD cops out there, guys like Jim.

San Jose could take lessons. Here's why:

yes, he would have croaked from the beat down, but TWENTY zaps with a Taser? TWENTY?????

After they pepper sprayed him?

Posted on Thu, Jun. 01, 2006

Use of Tasers aided death, coroner finds
By Linda Goldston
Mercury News

For the second time this year, the coroner's office has concluded that the use of Tasers by San Jose police contributed to the death of a man they were trying to arrest.

Dr. Christopher Happy, Santa Clara County's medical examiner, said it was likely Jorge Luis Trujillo would have died from injuries he suffered from being beaten with a baseball bat by a group of men in downtown San Jose before he encountered police on the night of Jan. 25.

But being zapped 20 times with Taser stun guns by officers about 90 minutes after that beating was a contributing factor in the death of the 34-year-old San Jose man, Happy said. Trujillo died a day later in the hospital.

``It would be very unlikely he would have survived the previous beating,'' Happy said, but added that police ``actions contributed to his death. Whether they were correct or wrong is not for me to say.''

The finding is the latest in an ongoing controversy over use of the 50,000-volt stun guns by police. Earlier this year, the coroner's office concluded the use of Tasers and pepper spray in November by San Jose police on Jose Angel Rios was ``a contributory cause of death'' in that case.

And in March, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith accused San Jose police of trying to pressure the coroner's office to stop listing Tasers as a factor in officer-involved deaths. Several top-level police officials visited the coroner's office in February in the wake of Rios' autopsy and as Happy was evaluating Trujillo's death.

Police denied the sheriff's allegations and said they were just trying to clarify a confusing and contradictory autopsy report on Rios.

Investigation pending

In the Trujillo case, a police representative said he would not comment on specifics of the case because ``it is an open, unsolved homicide investigation.''

``But we're still puzzled that the coroner's office can determine that tasering can contribute to someone's death when, to our knowledge, there is no scientific proof that tasers can cause death,'' officer Enrique Garcia said.

The coroner's findings are ``a reminder that tasers are dangerous weapons that need to be regulated,'' said Mark Schlossberg, police practices expert for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.

``Whether or not its use was justified in this case, the fact is that multiple applications of Tasers are associated with deaths in so many cases that it should put departments on notice that they should use these weapons with caution and tightly regulate them.''

Schlossberg called the 20 taser shocks against Trujillo ``unusual.''

Police guidelines

After concerns were raised by the local independent police auditor, San Jose police adopted new guidelines last year, limiting the use of Tasers on handcuffed people, pregnant women, the elderly and children.

According to the coroner's report on Trujillo, San Jose police used two Tasers on the man -- one of them 12 times, the other eight times.

Trujillo also suffered more than 40 blunt-force injuries, including being struck by police batons. Police said they had used their batons on Trujillo to try to subdue him. Happy said, ``There is no way for me to tell on most of the injuries if they were caused by a baseball bat or a baton.'' Toxicology reports showed no signs of illegal drugs.

The pathologist also said he could not tell how many of the 20 Taser bursts actually electrified Trujillo. A chip contained in the devices allows authorities to determine how many times the devices are fired and for how long, but cannot reveal if all of them were felt by a suspect.

``Could a Taser itself have caused death? My opinion is most likely not,'' Happy said. ``Hundreds of thousands of people have been tased multiple times in the U.S. and Canada, and they haven't died. But do some people die? Yes.''

Jorge Luis Trujillo

Police received a 911 call on Jan. 25 about a man being beaten by a group of men with a baseball bat at South 22nd Street and East San Fernando Street. By the time police arrived, the suspects had fled and the victim was gone.

About 1 1/2 hours later, police received a call about a suspicious man breaking into cars in the 1200 block of Woodborough Place. Trujillo was covered in blood when officers arrived and was smashing a garden hoe against a car. He refused to talk to officers or to allow them near.

Officers first used pepper spray on Trujillo. When he still refused to respond to their commands, they hit him with their batons. Finally, both officers fired Tasers and took him into custody.
Mercury News Staff Writer Rodney Foo contributed to this report. Contact Linda Goldston at or (408) 920-5862.

I am sorry I have not had a chance to write anything "real" the past few days. I've been incredibly busy with work and home.

And? I don't really have time to write much now, so you get highlights.

Sunday we shopped for Area Rugs. Blech.

Monday we moved Sara's desk and filing cabinet into my bedroom, to make more baby-room in the baby room

Tuesday we bought an Area Rug from S&G carpeting. It took 10 minutes and was the fastest consumer decision Sara ever made. We will hope this is a trend moving forward.

Wednesday I bought a project that I will tell Sara about tonight, then disclose to the world tomorrow.

Wednesday night was how to have a baby class. then we got home and Sara was feeling sickly

Today, she went to hospital to get IV, and thinks it may be flu or food poisioning. She is hydrated, and feeling better.

I am in a busy poopy meetings. blech

But, I saw this link for a very cool Rock Scissors Paper substitution. I of course like Snake and Monkey best!

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