Saturday, March 10, 2012

Faces of the Franchise

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Natasha Lyonne Still wears a Belted Nokia

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Alice in Chains - Junkhead

Can't re-post this one enough..


One of the greatest guitar solos of all time. And so much else. For so many reasons, it's top-10 of all-time.

Spurs Update

Friday March 9th the Spurs hosted the LA Clippers for the third time this compacted season. I was pumped-up for the game, until I heard the news that Tony Parker's quad contusion he sustained during the Knicks game was gonna keep him out of this one.

Well what can I do about it.. We've got Manu now, and we should be OK. The Clippers STILL haven't won at the AT&T Center yet (Its construction was finished before the 2002-2003 season). That's 17-straight..

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So Gary Neal started at PG. He got quickly involved with Timmy in the pick n roll, and Manu was in quickly as well. But the Clippers showed they were ready to hit the three. Matt Bonner & Kawhi Leonard responded with some of their own. After 1 Q, it was 34-33, SA. Our defense looked sketchy, and not 5 minutes into the 2nd-Q, we were down 9, 50-41. Mo Williams and Manu would alternate threes a few times, and then a cold-stretch would render us quickly behind by 13 - just before scoring a quick 5 in the last minute to trail by only 8 at the half (64-56).

Coming back out, we hung tough and came within 4 (70-66), until 4 straight Clippers' FTs (74-66). Then we would pull ahead twice briefly, but both occasions were abruptly answered by either Mo Williams or Chris Paul - both of them already having great games, and then some. Approaching the end of the 3rd-Q, the Clips made their last 7 shots to lead 94-90 going into the 4th.

Defenses would dominate during the first 4 minutes of the last Q, but we took the lead 97-96 with 7:56 remaining. The game has suddenly gotten very exciting, as the crowd has seriously come to life. This was magnified further by two straight incredible threes from Manu that countered 2 Clips buckets of their own, and we were tied 103-103, with 5:20 left.

As quickly as it got tense, Mo Williams changed everything by hitting two straight threes of his own. Suddenly we were down 109-103 .. Timeout. Rj would convert on a drive, but then a Blake Griffin dunk, and a Randy Foye layup would put us down by 8 with 2 minutes to go. And the way the pace of the game was, it seemed we started to panic wayy tooo early, as a bad shot selection was followed by a turnover, which was followed by another bad shot.
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Duncan has been doing his thing well: Making sweet moves in the low post, and even getting few nice dunks. He drew several trips to the line in crunch time (which is Tony's signature when we're behind). But Timmy missed 8 of 11 FTs in this game, and as a team we shot 20 of 32. These are free shots, guys.

Anyway a Foye three and 4 more FTs was all they needed. Then again we were in foul mode for more than two minutes. It didn't seem right. Spurs LOSE 120-108.

Chris Paul had 36 & 11 asst., Mo Williams had 33, including 7 of 9 from three. We were again out-rebounded (41-35), and while we shot 12 of 30 longballs, the Clippers hit 14 of 27. Amazing. Manu had 22, followed by Neal, Duncan, Green, and Kawhi all in double-figures. The Clippers are (and have been) right on our heels, but we don't see them again, and we take the season series 2-1. Here's the boxscore.

Next up is the Wizards Monday in San Antonio.

One of the Best Plays I've Seen This Year

Golden State Warriors' David Lee to Monta Ellis:



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David Holmes, Flight Attendant, Entertainer


Here's a brief interview he did for Wall Street Journal's "Middle Seat Terminal"..

Friday, March 9, 2012

Dirk's Biggest Fan


Just a Funny Pic of Our Plecostomus

Yeah he's huge - probably almost 10" long now - but that's not why I posted the picture. Saw it and had to run & get my camera.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A 2003 Cold Set



Gone Away (A Song for Starr)

Stupid Girl

A Different Kind of Pain 2005

Happens All The Time 2005

And the two that are in a class by themselves:

Cure My Tragedy

"Cure My Tragedy" is one of my favorite songs of all-time. It cleanses my soul, as it's the one that drove me to tears so many times. Thank you Stephanie, my love, and my everything!

Wasted Years

All I have to do is listen to Cold, and memories from September of 2003 come back really strong. I had just met the woman of my dreams. She rescued me from a terrible relationship, and the moment we met, I knew I had found "the one". We used to cruise around in her little green Mitsubishi Lancer listening to all sorts of stuff.. Godsmack, Staind, Chevelle.. But it was her introducing me to Cold that cemented so many memories. That's how it is. When you're going through changes in your life (and really even when you're not) the introduction of beautiful brand new music stays with you. And Cold will always stay with me for this reason. I love you Steph!



Fresh Guacamole


Ultimate Loyalty


The Original Slick Black Cadillac - Quiet Riot

~from the 1978 Japan Only release Quiet Riot II.. with Randy Rhoads.


Here it is live..

And of course the more popular version from five years later, without Randy Rhoads.. released on Metal Health. This is Carlos Cavazo on guitar.

The Issues.. Oh Wait.

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The Dog's Brain: A Flowchart

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spurs Update

So I've gotten a little behind on my Spurs updates.. but not too bad. I guess it was the yawn-factor of the Bobcats game, combined with the "that was totally a game we should not have lost" factor of the Nuggets game. Nevertheless tonight's Knicks game restored everything back to normal.

So here's what you've missed since I last did an update:

• Friday, 3/2, was a good home WIN against the Charlotte Bobcats, 102-72.

• Sunday, 3/4, we took a tough home LOSS to the Denver Nuggets, 99-94.

• Tonight we pretty much blew-out the NY Knicks. The home WIN was 118-105, but it felt like a 30-pt. win.

Friday against the Bobcats we shot almost 48%, including 50% from three (10 of 20), and our defense was strong all night long. Charlotte struggled shooting (37%), and also got out-rebounded by the often out-rebounded Spurs 55-37. Ouch! Enough said. Kemba Walker played 24 minutes, but is still not starting, and Tyrus Thomas played a measly 4 minutes. I'm not really sure what's going on over there, but if I were Michael Jordan, I'd consider selling this team out of embarrassment. Spurs had 5 in double-figures, and needless to say, our youngsters got some quality minutes. Here's the boxscore.

Sunday we welcomed the Denver Nuggets, after having just given them a beatdown last week. Ty Lawson's been playing out of his mind lately, and it showed. We got into an early 13-4 hole in this game, and never seemed to have the energy to get out of it, although we did close an 8-pt. 1st-Q deficit to 4-pts. by halftime.

That 4-pt. lead was still there after 3 Qs, as we were within striking distance the entire game. But the strike never really happened. As soon as we'd make it a 1-possession game, Lawson, Afflalo, and company would have nothing of it. We also didn't shoot very well most of the game, except for a small stretch right in the middle, and we got pounded on the boards 49-40. George Karl's a great coach, and he and the Nuggets were able to force Tony to do stuff he wasn't planning on doing, and rarely got into the paint. Tough loss, but we still own the season series. Here's the boxscore.

Earlier tonight Carmelo, Amar'e, and Jeremy Linsanity were in our house, and they're always a pretty good draw for fans, but I've been waiting for this one. And apparently so were the Spurs, and also the fans who were in attendance. Our spirit and energy were obviously apparent from the very beginning, as it hasn't seem to exist at this level in several games. We shared the ball, and shot well en route to a 28-23 1st-Q lead.

The Knicks would briefly take the lead early in the 2nd-Q, before a nice 30-11 run the rest of the quarter. Manu was being Manu, Tony had 23 1st-half points, and the defense was solid. Well, ours was anyway. TJ Ford would take a cheap nudge from behind by Baron Davis. After laying on the floor for several minutes, he would return to the bench with a "stinger", and word that he was neurologically OK. Phew - he's had several back/neck issues already.

Later in the 3rd-Q DeJuan Blair and Amar'e Stoudemire would get into it enough that Timmy had to get between them (double technicals). And with a 21-point lead later in the quarter, coach Popovich would get angry enough at a foul drawn by JR Smith on Tiago Splitter, that he would get double-technicals, and earn an ejection.

Spurs would lead by as much as 23. Aside from the drama of all the technicals, the obvious frustration from most of the Knicks, and Linsanity (who honestly got schooled all night long by Tony Parker), the theme of the night was the lack of anything resembling
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defense by the Knicks. Tony and Manu both had countless layups. Sean Elliott even mentioned at one point that "#1 [Stoudemire] may as well be a mannequin out there." 118-105. TP had 32 & 6 dimes. SIX other players scored double-figures, including Duncan's 17, Manu's 17, and Gary Neal's 12. The rebound edge was ours this time 47-37, and even losing the turnover margin 17-10, the Spurs dominated. Here's the boxscore.

Next up is the LA Clippers on Friday night.

How To Get Anything Through TSA Nude Body Scanners

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Be sure to check out my source ( as it's got a ton of great anti-TSA stuff.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Check out this Power Drill Cam Video

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Click the image above to watch a short video clip from a camera mounted onto a power drill - if you feel like being dizzy, that is. No it's really not that bad, and very cool.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

How About a Huge Picture of Hong Kong

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Here's an even bigger one.. And when I say "huge", I mean this one is REALLY HUGE.


Shiprocked 2012 - Godsmack, 5FDP, and More

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If you feel like taking a cruise, and also love hard rock music, this is probably a vacation for you! The 4-day (Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2012) cruise leaves from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and prices start at $799 for double-occupancy. Bands named so far are Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, P.O.D., Sevendust, Filter, Fuel, Black Stone Cherry, Lit, Geoff Tate (of Queensryche), Gilby Clarke, In This Moment, and more are said to be announced. The only port of call is Nassau, Bahamas.

Check out for more information!

The Synchronization of Five Metronomes

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Thanks Steph!

Career Plans


Decisions Decisions


Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss


Not really a huge fan of Slayer, but I love this song. Oddly enough I think Beavis & Butthead did too. I remember that's where I first heard it.