Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Hurricane Front Page

Check out some of the Hurricane Katrina front page headlines here



Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Palos Verdes Harley

I’ve been riding my motorcycle a lot more lately, and I like to take rides in Palos Verdes. The roads and conditions there are about as good as it gets in the LA area. I come across a lot of older guys who seem to have some serious cash to blow on their weekend toys. The v-rod seems to be the bike of choice for the guy who has it all, I know it would be mine.

Hurricane Katrina


Every now and then I like to give some money to the Red Cross, especially when disaster strikes. I like how efficient they are with the money they receive. You can see what I’m talking about here.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Feedster Top 500

This is pretty cool

Dave Matthews Concert

I went to the Dave Matthews concert last night, which was pretty good, but not amazing. I am not a huge fan of the band, but they put on a great live show. I checked their website today, and got the set list:

Sunday Aug 28 2005
Home Depot Center

Pantala Naga Pampa $
What Would You Say
One Sweet World
When The World Ends
Stand Up
Lie In Our Graves
American Baby Intro
Dream Girl
Warehouse *
Steady As We Go
Hunger For The Great Light
Ants Marching
Stolen Away On 55th & 3rd
You Might Die Trying
Tripping Billies
All Along The Watchtower *+


Old Dirt Hill
What You Are

Show Notes:
* Leon Mobley
+ Robert Randolph

$ indicates a segue into next song

Brits Like F-ing

Friday, August 26, 2005

Grand Canyon Walk

This thing looks pretty cool, but $25 sounds a little steep...

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Oakland Video

I saw this video on DrudgeReport the other day, and it reminded me why I don’t live in Oakland

(Careful opening that one at work.)

Saturday, August 06, 2005

British Hospitality


An American tourist in London decides to skip his tour group and explore the city on his own. He wanders around, seeing the sights, and occasionally stopping at a quaint pub to soak up the local culture, chat with the lads, and have a pint of Guinness. After a while, he finds himself in a very high-class area... big, stately residences... no pubs, no shops, no restaurants, and worst of all... NO PUBLIC TOILETS.

He really, really has to go, after all those pints of Guinness. He finds a narrow side street, with high walls surrounding the adjacent buildings and decides to use the wall to solve his problem.

As he is unzipping, he is tapped on the shoulder by a London Bobbie, who says, "I say, sir, you simply cannot do that here, you know."

"I'm very sorry, officer," replies the American, "but I really, really have to go, and I just can't find a public toilet."

"Ah, yes," said the Bobbie, "Just follow me". He leads him to a back "delivery alley", then along a wall to a gate, which he opens.

"In there," points the Bobbie. "Whiz away Sir, anywhere you want."

The fellow enters and finds himself in the most beautiful garden he has ever seen. Manicured grass lawns, statuary, fountains, sculptured hedges, and huge beds of gorgeous flowers, all in perfect bloom. Since he has the cop's blessing, he unburdens himself and is greatly relieved.

As he goes back through the gate, he says to the Bobbie "That was really decent of you... is that what you call "British Hospitality?"

"No sir", replied the Bobbie, "that is what we call the French Embassy."

Friday, August 05, 2005

Pail Head Stella

Monday, August 01, 2005

Big Mac Index

I think I just spent a little too much time analyzing The Economist’s Big Mac Index.


It is a very interesting peek into the cost of living (and Big Mac’s) in other countries.


Apparently most of the Big Mac cost is tied to rent/labor, which isn’t a surprise really…