Uness I find a library in Shasta County that has public internet, I'll be off the blog until July 1st. Come on back then and I'll have pics and text of our vacation. Thanks for making my blog a regular stop on your internet journey.
Grant sent me this and its a hell of an idea. Not like I'm shilling or anything. It holds 80 ounces of liquid and has a pouch for a cool pack. Coolerfun.com is the link if you want one. Hell, I already have a beer belly and I don't even drink the stuff.
The killboy tag for the bottom pic was the title of this post. And, it didn't end well for this rider, who crashed and suffered a broken collarbone, a broken bike and bruised pride. A letter writer in the Merc today said that a rider is 37 times more likely to die per mile driven than someone in a car. Still, if you don't understand it, well, I can't really explain it to you.
First, God sends a tornado by this guy's house in an effort to destroy it. When the tornado curves around the house and misses for ball 1, God then sends lightning down for a fastball down the middle and catches the house on fire. Why is God angry at Mark Tindall, owner of the house. Here's the link.
I've been married three times and I've yet to have one of my wives do the dishes dressed like this. How does Tony Parker rate, having the scrumptious Eva Longoria dressed like this to do the dishes. Of course, Sandra can easily ask why I'm not built like the Rock doing dishes naked, so what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
“I do not pretend to be able to prove that there is no God. I equally cannot prove that Satan is a fiction. The Christian God may exist; so may the Gods of Olympus, or of ancient Egypt, or of Babylon. But no one of these hypotheses is more probable than any other: they lie outside the region of even probable knowledge, and therefore there is no reason to consider any of them.”
Mark D had a few of these shirts printed up, as well as some buisness cards that say the same thing. I tacked my shirt on the bulletin board behind my desk. I've already given out a card and pointed to the shirt a few times. Its hard to believe that grown assed adults behave like this. And, that's men and women. Shameful.
The tag line in the 60's went "you meet the nicest people on a Honda." Scooter Scoop has a short blog on the 50th anniversary of the Honda Cub. We had a Cub when I was a kid. Somehow we won one in a contest and had to drive over to San Francisco and get it. It was like the one above, 50cc's with the leg guards. I don't recall why we sold it, but we did. Honda still makes the Cub, though they're not sold in the USA. Honda does sell the 50cc watercooled Metropolitan, so they're not totally out of the small scooter market.
I saw here on Sports Law Blog that the average golf course uses 312000 gallons of water a day, or 2200 gallons per golfer per round on average. So, the foursome at Muni last Tuesday that I played in used 8800 gallons of water to green the course. Think how much the desert courses use, or all year courses in arid climates. Whew! Whether using fresh water (which is at a premium in California) to water golf courses is sustainable remains to be seen.
I poached this from Stardust. On the day I met the Sunshine for the first time, the three of us went to In N Out to eat hamburgers. The Sunshine was having a hissy in the parking lot, and she whined " its not fair." So, having just met her, I told her the biggest truism of life, "life isn't fair." She remembers that to this day.
I looked on my feejit widgit to see that someone found the post on East Bay Motorsports by googling "east bay motorsports opinions" JBB came up as the 5th link. Good. Let's keep on spreading the word about how poorly they treated me.
Well, its about goddamn time. I finally broke 100, for the first time since I've picked the sticks of ignorance back up. We had a early time at San Jose Muni, who charged us $49 with a cart. Which in itself is an outrage. Anyway, I came out on fire. I parred the first, second and fourth holes, and bogied the third. OK, only one three putt and not a shitty swing in sight. Of course I have to have one shitty hole and #5 was it. I pulled two tee shots over the road to the left and that's OB. Finally, I got a playable tee shot and putzed around on the green (another 3 putt) to card a 10. Goddamn. One bad hole usually leads to a few more, but I bogied the next three holes to kind of make up for the bad hole. I had a rough 9th hole with a crappy fairway shot and chip, but I shot 48 on the front with 18 putts. OK, I've had good front 9's in the past and taken the gas on the back. I bogied 10 but 4 putted 11 and had a short stretch of shit. I bogied 14, parred 16 and bogied 17. I stood on the tee box on 18 and told the guys that I needed to bogie the hole to break 50 on the back. It was 498 yards to the hole and I hit a couple of so so shots and one good shot to be about 30 yards short of the hole. I hit a flop shot that just got on the green. Then, I hit a huge lag putt within 2 feet and made the putt to card a 49 on the back, with 21 goddamn putts. 48 and 49 is 97 and not only did I break 100 but I broke 5o on both 9's. Whew, finally.
I poached this from Pashnit. Its a Can Am Spyder. OK, I've not seen one before and googled it. The web page comes up and its shockwave. I'm running Windows 2000 for Business here at work and it won't play the flash. This in itself sucks. But, I'd imagine I'm not the only one out in cyberspace with old stuff. So, why don't you have part of your site without the bells and whistles? Can't hear the sales pitch if I can't download the presentation. It is a cool looking scoot.
OK, you're Pinal County in Arizona. You've got a highway that's pretty busy and has a lot of accidents. So, you send out the radar vans and begin to automatically issue tickets. Then, you claim that its a success as the accident rate has gone down. Of course it does when you don't add all the accidents that in fact show an increase in accidents since the radar van enforcement went into effect. Here's The Newspaper's link and here's the link to the local paper's story. You also forget to mention how many thousands of dollars you've generated for the county using radar vans that don't increase safety. They just add revenue to the county.
The Newspaper.com reports that South Carolina has approved "I Believe" plate shown above. Of course its a gross violation of the 1st Amemdment which I guess doesn't apply in South Carolina. Not like it makes it better or anything, but they've also approved the "In Reason We Trust" plates as well. Why are there plates like this at all? Its all just bullshit.
I poached this one from Pashnit as well. This is the old US-80 bridge over the Colorado River in Yuma. I didn't know US-80 was called the "ocean to ocean highway" before seeing this picture. I have been to Yuma, it was a while ago, 1993 I think. Long before blogging and digital cameras, which is a shame. If you look closely there's a sign on the bridge that says "ocean to ocean highway."
This blog is for me (Joe) to keep in contact with my friends and family who I don't see too much of because I work nights. If you're wandering by checking out the blog from the Internet, well, you're welcome too, I'm 50 years old and live in California. I'm married with two bonus daughters and three grandchildren. I write about sports, scooters, vacations in the RV, my atheism, funny pictures, and pretty much anything else I can think of. I welcome all opposing views as long as you can keep it civil, my mom does come by on occasion. And, as always, the true focus of my life is my marriage to Sandra and fulfilling The Plan. Though the blog is in the top 5.