Saturday, January 21, 2012

We've Won the Battle, but Not the War

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The Most Interesting Captain


An Oldies Set

for my sister, Lisa!

Journey - Feeling That Way / Anytime

REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You

REO Speedwagon - Take It On The Run

The Eagles - Take It To The Limit

Spurs Update

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I'm gonna be lazy on this post, simply because I don't feel like typing up an analysis of two games that showcased how crappy the Spurs have been playing ever since being up by 17 in the late 2nd Q in Miami. But here are some links:

• Our 1st home loss vs. the Sacramento Kings, 88-86.

• With Duncan "resting," another loss in Houston, 105-102.

Couple Images Likely in the Running for Photo of the Year





Friday, January 20, 2012

Spurs Update

Another stellar outing from Tim Duncan headlined our 9th home victory of the season - 24 pts. 11 reb. 4 ast. in 31 minutes. Like most games this season, the Spurs got out to a great start, and led 56-42 at halftime. The Suns were able to cut into the lead enough that Pop had to play the starters more minutes than we would've expected (all 30+). Tony had 17 pts. on 8 of 20 shooting, and 9 ast. Phoenix closed within 5 twice in the 4th, but it was solid defense down the stretch, and a few key shot from Jefferson, Parker, and Duncan, too, to give the Spurs the 102-91 WIN.

Once again my Spurs came out of the gate HOT in Miami and Blair & Parker were key contributors, as we jumped out to a 35-26 lead after 1Q. Danny Green hit a jumper at the end of the first that was sure help our momentum. We outscored the Heat 12-2 for about 6 minutes in the 2nd, as Gary Neal got hot, but then Chris Bosh started hitting several outside shots. Neal kept it up, and Parker hit 4 late FTs. Danny Green hit a half-court shot at the buzzer to give us a 63-49 half-time lead. The 63 is our season high for a half, thus far.

The 3rd Q began with a quick Joel Anthony dunk, two more Bosh jumpers, a couple of nice shots by Duncan and Parker, but then a key jumper by LeBron. And it was all he needed to find his game. LeBron scored 17 in the Q, and the Heat outscored us 39-12 in the 3rd.

Here is's video summary of the game..

The closest we were in the 4th Q was 15, but then Mike Miller started hitting threes like a robot. He went 6-6 from three in his first game back from a sports hernia injury, and sealed the deal for Miami 120-98. Danny Green led us in scoring with a sweet 6 of 7 night from three-range, and 20 points. Parker also added 18.

In Orlando the next night nothing was pretty. Both teams struggled shooting, and both defenses were very good throughout. Duncan, Splitter, and Blair led us in the first half to a 40-37 lead. We would lead most of this game until the early 4th when Ryan Anderson got hot, and he & Dwight Howard made it a game again. An amazing Parker fall-away gave us a 73-69 lead with just less than 3 minutes left. With the score tied at 73, and 36 seconds left, Danny Green drove the lane, dished to Duncan, and he hit a one-hander. In the final seconds of regulation, JJ Reddick was fouled by Danny Green. Reddick then hit both FTs, and a Parker jumper at the buzzer missed.

Parker, Reddick, Jefferson, and Howard traded buckets, but it was Gary Neal's three with 28 seconds left that gave us a 3-point lead. Von Wafer made a layup, but Jefferson hit a clutch FT to give the Spurs our 1st road WIN of the year, 85-83 in OT.

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10-5 now. Next victim is Sacramento in our place, followed by trips to Houston and New Orleans. The back-to-back is a flight to Houston after the home game vs. SAC in this case. We should get on a roll here, but with 5 of 7 games on the road coming up, you never know. Atlanta at home next Wed. is gonna be a good measuring stick.

By the Way

Here's Manu's hand just over 2-weeks after his broken 5th metacarpal:

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I guess I won't be able to fulfill my dream of becoming a hand model after my NBA career." --Manu Ginobili

Looks very familiar, as my wife broke the exact same bone (along with the 3rd metacarpal also) in a car accident on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006. She had two tiny titanium screws put into each bone (4 total in her left hand), and they have healed very, very well.

Two-three more weeks, and I expect him to start testing it out. Hopefully he had as good a surgeon as my wife had.

What if..

You ever think these guys in the NBA get tired of just running up & down the court every night doing the same thing over and over and over again? I was thinking this the other night during a Mavs/Lakers game (no wonder my mind was wandering). Then I said to myself, "they need to add a 3rd basket!"

Kinda like this:

Most rules are exactly the same, except, when your team secures a rebound, or it's your possession now after the other team just scored, you have the option to go play offense at either of the other two baskets. Obviously, once the ball crosses half-court, your team is locked into shooting at the goal on that side of the floor.

But think about all the variations. Think about how fast-breaks would take place! I'll let you think about it. It'd be kinda cool to watch.

No, I'm not trying to be another James Naismith, but you never know how much people kids would like something new.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Them 're some Steep Steps!

Via - (NSFW)

This is a staircase located in the port of Jamestown, on the island of St. Helena, located in the south Atlantic Ocean.. closest to South Africa than anything else.

Supposedly, this is the view from the bottom:

I remember a bunch of steps like this in Alaska when we were there. I'm not certain exactly where, but I think it was in Juneau.

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Here it is on Google Maps..

And here's one more view from the other side of the inlet:                               v

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Just a Little Mishap on the Course


Apparently It's Working

Many of you have probably already seen this, or also received it in your inbox, but here is an email I received from Fight For The Future:

Today was nuts, right?

Google launched a petition. Wikipedia voted to shut itself off. Senators' websites went down just from the sheer surge of voters trying to write them. NYC and SF geeks had protests that packed city blocks.       ^Image Source

You made history today: nothing like this has ever happened before. Tech companies and users teamed up. Tens of millions of people who make the internet what it is joined together to defend their freedoms. The free network defended itself. Whatever you call it, the bottom line is clear: from today forward, it will be much harder to mess up the internet.

The really crazy part? We might even win.

Approaching Monday's crucial Senate vote there are now 35 Senators publicly opposing PIPA. Last week there were 5. And it just takes just 41 solid "no" votes to permanently stall PIPA (and SOPA) in the Senate. What seemed like miles away a few weeks ago is now within reach.

But don't trust predictions. The forces behind SOPA & PIPA (mostly movie companies) can make small changes to these bills until they know they have the votes to pass. Members of Congress know SOPA & PIPA are unpopular, but they don't understand why--so they're easily duped by superficial changes. The Senate returns next week, and the next few days are critical. Here are two things to think about:

1. Plan on calling your Senator every day next week. Pick up the phone each morning and call your Senators' offices, until they vote "no" on cloture. If your site participated today, consider running a "Call the Senate" link all next week.

2. Tomorrow, drop in at your Senators' district offices. We don't have a cool map widget to show you the offices nearest you (we're too exhausted! any takers?). So do it the old fashioned way: use Google, or the phonebook to find the address, and just walk in, say you oppose PIPA, and urge the Senator to vote "no" on cloture. These drop-in visits make our spectacular online protests more tangible and credible.

That's it for now. Be proud and stay on it!

--Holmes, Tiffiniy, and the whole Fight for the Future team.

P.S. Huge credit goes to participants in the 11/16 American Censorship Day protest: Mozilla, 4chan, BoingBoing, Tumblr, TGWTG, and thousands of others. That's what got this ball rolling! Reddit, both the community and the team behind it, you're amazing. And of course, thanks to the Wikimedians whose patient and inexorable pursuit of the right answer brought them to take world-changing action. Thanks to David S, David K, Cory D, and E Stark for bold action at critical times.

P.P.S. If you haven't already, show this video to as many people as you can. It works!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Blackout Tomorrow

In protest of recent proposed legislation (SOPA/PIPA), tomorrow you may be directed to a site with the following image, and other pertinent information on it.

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See you tomorrow night! Yeah it's gonna suck. But I already have some great posts lined up for you.

A Little Pre-Blackout Linkdump

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Just a catbox. That's all. - (Via)

15 Modern Cups and Creative Designs (part 5)

Bill Gates Has Helped Save over 5.8 Million Lives - Via Reddit

14 Major Risks That Used To Be The Stuff Of Science Fiction - Via The Presurfer

A Malware Domain Blacklist where you can search for sites you think could be suspicious.

Meowmania - Just a cute kitty soundboard.

How you can blackout your Blogger/Wordpress site tomorrow in protest of SOPA/PIPA.. Or here's a link with more instructions.

Your Filtered Internet

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Not Pretty - Not Even on the Kitty


Cute Musical Pun Thread


Pastel Mountains in Iceland

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Here's another one:


Fake. Fake. Fake.


James Galea's Amazing Card Trick on "Ellen"


One of the top magicians in Australia, James Galea made his US television debut with some unbelievable magic. He impressed everyone with this amazing card trick that will leave you speechless! (Source)

Nope. Cats Couldn't Care Less


Do I Even Know You?



No, the "me" is not me. It's funny as it is, but it's even funnier that he forgot to cover his last picture.