leon powe owns the lakers

game 2 of the nba finals were tonight and a certain bay area high school and college basketball star further extended the misery of la lakers fans everywhere. not only do lakers fans have to deal with kobe’s crybaby antics and yellow/purple team colors, but now they had this former oakland tech and cal bears stud to contend with. it’s nice to see him succeed considering his upbringing. you can read more about it on wikipedia.

leon kinda looks like me on the little tikes hoop.

end of weekend/start of week links

i know some of you start your monday morning pretty slowly, mixing some personal business in or just not doing any work at all till around lunchtime. check out these stories:

sometimes you think living in the us sucks and maybe moving overseas will solve everything – think again – you should really ask people that have done it before. this is by no means comprehensive, but it’s interesting reading [life nomadic]

new york times guy comments on some free cell phone services like goog411, jott and chacha. not sure if any of these could help you [ny times]

not getting enough post-marital sex? these two couples string over 100 consecutive days together (together like within the married couple and not some weird group sex thing). here’s the story [ny times]

rave: your hummer [craigslist]

we should have taxed gas more when it used to be cheap to make people be more economical and make our cars more efficient. then we could have taken that tax money and spent it on ourselves instead of making oil companies and the middle easterners adsurdly rich [washington post]

balakov recreates historical pictures with legos [flickr]

and

a guy posts on how to make your own homemade bacon. i am going to try this for sure, as i think all real men should do so at least once in their lives. if you’re a guy and don’t like bacon, i’ve got some other news for you. [bs brewing]

welcome charlotte!

friends lynda and noah welcomed their first child, charlotte, a couple days back. here’s proud papa with the little one.

considering how attractive and intelligent mixed-race white/asian kids turn out , i can already picture the long line of guys that will be hanging out at their compound back home in nyc.