Archive for March, 2014

Late Nite T.V. Writers, Who Will Steal This First, ?

It seems that today’s kids of don’t play games that require actual physical contact very much anymore, even that traditional old school chase around the campus game of tag is now simply called #tag.

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Old School Stoned Hippie Days Version Of “Tag, You’re It!”

For those of you over 50, please  just pronounce it “Hashtag”.

By the way, if you’re texting while driving and get into an accident, will the details show up online as crash#? And if you drop your clothes and run around would your defense be that you were merely playing flash#? And will the 3rd base coach send a text to a runner on 2nd base to #up and go on a pop fly ball?

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March 24, 2014 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

Apparently, God Hates Assholes Too

Fred Phelps, the former reverend of the Westboro Baptist Church, located just outside of South Shithole, Kansas, is currently and forever more blowing dust farts, good riddance to bad rubbish.

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My current hopes are that a lot of nice people will join me in a procession to the place where they bury this meaningless piece of shit, and then we will all patiently wait our turn in line to take a steaming dump on his grave.

Well, yes, it would be like bringing coals to Newcastle, yet somehow warm and uplifting at the same time….

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March 21, 2014 at 1:16 am Leave a comment

Ukraine? Let’s Try And Find It On The Map….

This early-on prediction (made March 15, 2014) is that by May Day, A.K.A. May 1st, there will no longer be a country called Ukraine. Sure, it’s likely that a city or two that we’ve seen in the news lately will still be around, even if they will be given new names, i.e. Kiev will now be called Putingrad and perhaps Odessa will become Vladimiristock, etc. in what might be once again called either “Western Russia” or “The Ukraine”, i.e. an area of the New and Improved Soviet Union for the 21st Century, not a free and independent country. 

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Today, Russian military personnel and equipment charged right in and over the Crimean Peninsula, and then continued on to cross the border into southeastern Ukraine, ostensibly to protect Russian citizens and their property.

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Well, it’s a fact that Crimea is the only warm water port that Russia has, one where they are able to get their submarine fleet launched in the winter when all of their other ports are frozen over, and that Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev gave it to Ukraine way back in the mid-1950’s. Now that they’ve got it in hand again there’s no way they are going to lose control of it this time, and that’s no Bolshoi!!!

secret sub baseThis is a one time Top Secret Soviet Nuclear Submarine Underground Base. The name of this forgotten place is Object 825 GTS, and obviously it’s not quite so much of a secret anymore.

O.K, you heard it hear first, check back in at the end of April for an update, except I don’t think I’ll have one for you.

Surprise, an update after all, 3-18-14

The army leaders of Ukraine demonstrated that they had the ability to accurately predict the future, as news photos clearly reveal that all of their tanks were equipped with backup lights. It’s  such a shame that the Sochi Winter Olympics didn’t have an event for “Rolling Over”, the Ukrainian defense forces would have swept that event almost as quickly as the Russians and turncoat Ukrainian Militants walked over all of Ukrainian military bases in Crimea and those on the southern and eastern sides of Ukraine, that place that Putin refers to as Novorossiya (Russian: Новоро́ссия, Ukrainian: Новоросія; literally New Russia), an ancient Russian word for pulling a new version of what the rest of the world refers to as “That same old Soviet song and dance”.

A quarter of a year later and another update!

In the first few days of September, 2014, Russia continues their invasion of Ukraine, this time its with Russian soldiers who are on “vacation” moving to take the South Eastern port city of Mariupol, a needed land connection between Russia and the Crimean Peninsula. Residents of that city are busy trying to prevent this invasion but are far out gunned by the supplied weapons that this army of “tourists” has received from Russia.

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March 16, 2014 at 4:51 am Leave a comment

Why Did They Cut Off The End Of The Exhaust Pipe?

Chevrolet has announced plans to build and sell a special version of their small electrically powered car called the Volt, but when sold in Israel in 2015 it will be marketed locally under the name “Geh Volt”.

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A high-powered racy competition version will also be built and it will be recognizable by the prefix “Oy” that will be added in front of “Geh Volt” logo.

Oh yeah, perhaps a more appropriate title for this post should have been “An Electric Car With An Exhaust Pipe?”

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March 10, 2014 at 11:27 pm 1 comment

At The End Of My Cycle (Days, That Is)

After many happy decades of riding motorcycles, reality has bitch-slapped me with the conclusion that it’s really time to check out of the two wheel world, and somehow after all these years doing it with all of my bodily parts intact.

I started my life of riding in 1964 on a Honda 305 Superhawk, followed by several decades that included a pile of Hondas, several Suzukis and Yamahas, a Norton and (gasp) a Harley. 

So, what’s brought about the end of my being a rider?

There are two simple answers, they are: 1. My left knee and 2. My right knee. I’ve always been into what are sometimes called “Crotch Rockets”, bikes similar to the Cafe Racer style (especially my “Unapproachable” Norton 650 Atlas), a design that was made popular in areas around Grand Prix race tracks and outdoor European Cafe style restaurants (and of course, in movies) starting around the mid-1960s, these bikes usually featured straight across and short stumpy handlebars, an elongated knee notch gas tank, upswept exhaust pipes, a single occupant seat for a low profile rider, and rear set pegs and controls.

There came a point a few years ago when I realized that I was needing to stop every half hour or so, just so I could then walk around for a half hour or so and let my knees unknot and return to being usable joints once again. A few of my friends thought they were being helpful with suggestions that I ought to try a Honda Gold Wing (a.k.a. Goldwing, or old geezer bike) or some similar rolling yacht style two wheeled vehicle with a king and queen seat and accommodations for luggage that is ridden in the full upright position with feet resting on the floorboards. Sorry pals of mine, not in this lifetime.

To celebrate my many years of riding with no trips required to visit the ER, here are some tricks and methods I’d like to pass along, ones that I believe have helped keep me alive, I’d like to make a gift of them to current and future riders…

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1. Always assume that everyone is trying to kill you. This may sound like an extreme measure, but if you’re able to observe this line of thought, someone who has thrown their car door open without looking when they got out of their parked vehicle or pulled out of a driveway without looking may not instantly decelerate you from 60 to zero and plant you into the ground.

2. When at all possible, never go through an intersection alone. Slowing down and allowing that Chevy full of drunk teens to pull along side of you may be hard on your ego, but their car will likely be far more noticeable to those random other drunks in those other cars that are blindly approaching from your 3 or your 9 ignoring the traffic lights, and in doing so lessen the chance of you being t-boned into the next realm of existence.

3. Never ride in the center of your freeway (or highway) lane. This is the usually darker pavement that has been working like the elephant burial ground, collecting and holding every drop of oil as it has leaked out of the thousands of raggedy ass old cars that have driven on it, converting it into one very long and narrow ambient temperature iceless ice-skating rink.

4. The wobbly headlight trick, so simple and so necessary even if not exactly legal. All you need to do is insert a few soft rubber washers between the head of the mounting bolts and your headlight, thereby allowing the headlight to have a little jiggle in it as you drive over the bumps and other road irregularities, making it (and you) far more noticeable to oncoming traffic.

And finally,

5. Go ahead and wear an actual DOT approved full coverage helmet instead of one of those useless goofy but somehow trendy  German WWII looking pieces of crap that basically will do nothing for you if you do go down. I’ve never thought helmets were of much use other than possibly allowing your family to have an open coffin service for you, but with that being said, if you have to (depending on the laws of your state or province) wear a helmet, then wear a full face helmet, ideally one that’s either white or some other reflective and visible at night color.

Good riding to you my potential organ donors!

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N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and/ or quotes above (including those of mine) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but because success usually has a million parents and failure is an orphan, blame will not be so attributed. 

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March 7, 2014 at 7:47 am Leave a comment


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