28 August 2008

RELENTLESS: Obama, Clinton and all that stuff you've heard about...

Politico.com's Roger Simon wrote an engrossing seven-part column. Reading it kept me from doing a few things i had to do today.

Up until now, i had read many shorter pieces with different theories about what went right for Obama, what went wrong for Hillary, etc. etc. This story put it all together, and added a lot more research, interviews etc. Just good journalism...or at least the closest i see to most cases these days...

Oh and if you're not inclined to read, listen to a brief talk with the author on NPR.

26 August 2008

A Noodle ATM in K-Town

Thanks to my brother Kaze for this! i especially like the crazy Korean ladies yelling in the background...

RoboRamen from eric alba on Vimeo.

18 August 2008

learn a f(*&ing instrument!

jesus. and i thought air guitar competitions were completely idiotic...

"Blake Peebles, 16, of Raleigh, dropped out of school last year to devote
himself to playing 'Guitar Hero'." http://www.newsobserver.com/2766/story/1155589.html

12 August 2008

Spanish Olympic basketball team and slant-eyed ad...

This is a picture from an ad, taken of the Spanish Olympic men's basketball team. It was apparently for a courier company in Spain.

Photo from Yahoo Sports. And here's something from the Telegraph in the UK, and the New York Times.

11 August 2008

ANOTHER Venture Brothers cocktail: Red Moco Cooler (Red Mocoa Cooler, Kooler?)

[Billy Quizboy] "What're you having?"

[Rusty Venture] "Red Moco/Moko Cooler! Kahlua, Hershey's syrup, and a dash of red Kool-Aid!"

[Billy Quizboy] (shuddering) "That...sounds...horrible."

---Drink from Venture Brothers episode: Orb

i don't want to be obsessed.

i swear, i don't want to be...but i am pretty damn close.

we only got our PS3 recently, and so i downloaded this game (it's not available otherwise) last month. you can also download it onto your PSP. it's a challenge, to say the least. and that damn music...i can't get it out of my head.

another Venture Brothers cocktail...the Sidecar.

Rusty Venture orders a DOUBLE Sidecar...!!

(The Original from Harry's Bar - Paris)

1 1/2 oz. Brandy
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Lemon or Lime Juice

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.

07 August 2008

my guilty pleasure

my guilty pleasure is SYTYCD.

but i am thrilled that the top 4 dancers were ALL my favourites, with the exception of that cutie Mark! these are some of the routines i LOVED this season:

Twitch and Joshua Russian dance:

Joshua and Katee Bollywood dance:

Will and Jessica Silence dance:

03 August 2008

ANNOYING: X-Games 14 Rally coverage

first off, we lagged and didn't acquire tickets to the X-GAMES again this year, because we thought it was going to be the insane clusterf*&^ it always is... wouldn't you know it, we switch on the TiVO delayed broadcast of the RALLY RACING qualifying stages and there are BARELY ANY PEOPLE IN THE STANDS!!!??? there were so few people there, i am now afraid the X-Games will 'X' all rally racing from its event in future years.

on top of the sparse crowds, the co-drivers barely speak a word to the drivers. if you didn't know anything about rally, you would think the co-drivers were there just as eye candy for the drivers, or maybe as looming girlfriends who wouldn't let their b/f go out to a professional competition. in any case, in the X-Games, the co-drivers are mostly females for some reason...in fact, judging by their silence during the preliminary stages, you'd think they were just required for the tradition of it and were chosen because they weigh less than their male counterparts! here's EXPN's half-decent video homage (make that a video explanation) as to what a rally co-driver, erm, navigator's true purpose is:

there's also a less-than-enthusiastic article touting rallying as "Moto's Little Secret" (although the title makes it sound like dirty secret instead of a best-kept one...).

X-Games 14 Rally on TivO delayed telecast at home...

X-Games 2008 RALLY RACING's on-the-track commentator ERIN BATES just remarked the concrete barriers around the track will hurt if you run into them, and require all the drivers must give a

"cloon, smeath ride"...


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