98-degree links

the title somewhat inspired by vanessa minnillo’s recent dumping of ex-98 degree douchebag nick lachey and also the recent warm weather at home.

-> pho garden in san francisco is calling my name with a food challenge. it’s not on the scale as the in-n-out 100 x 100 burger, but the $22 bowl of pho can be had for free if you finish the whole thing. look at the picture of that thing – you could take a bath in there [blogspot]

-> time magazine writes about how it’s harder to love ugly babies. i’m glad that my kids are good-looking so i won’t have to worry about this. even if they were ugly, they make up for it by being able to fart loudly [time magazine]

-> this can belp some asian people with the transition to using a toilet [lillipad.co.nz]

-> if you’re wondering how to duplicate some restaurant recipies, this provides a good start to your research [wisebread]

farewell billy mays

…this is looking like an obituary column lately.

hearing the news about this one had more impact than MJ – television pitchman billy mays passed away sunday morning at his home in tampa. even marcos knew him by name from the goofy commercials on tv. aside from the late-night oxy clean and zorbees spots, i think his best work was espn commercials, as they were a self-parody of sorts.

this site put a list of all the stuff that he has done [amog.com]

some new t-shirts

some of my favorite t-shirts are starting to show their age – as people in the house can attest to. i feel that some of the more tattered shirts are being secretly disposed of because people can’t stand looking at the frayed edges and armpit holes but i won’t point any fingers at my wife.

fact: the daly city dolphins shirt has been with me for 10-15 years already, from when cedric was swimming for them.

this store has designs for shirts, laptop skins, etc [glennz]

link 182

with the recent time off, i’ve been browsing a lot but not posting much. here’s some of the stuff that i’ve read lately.

-> japanese gangster “yakuza” minivans. i think until about 5th or 6th grade, your kids would be excited for you to drop them off to school in one of these  [allpics4u.com]

-> more insight into japanese culture – i’m sure they had no trouble soliciting these men to strip down to their tighty-whiteys and run around [1-click.jp]

-> parody of microsoft’s laptop hunter commercials on tv – those are so ridiculously terrible and probably obsolete now that apple has cut their prices as of the last wwdc [funnyordie]

-> very well done marriage invite – makes others look so plain and boring [metalmother]

-> and finally, everyone has pictures like these in their family photo stash – this site gathers the good ones [awkwardfamilyphotos.com]

here’s my contribution – my uncle logan giving me some cigar. note the doyle man trait of having one eyebrow has traveled a few more generations down.

happy fathers day

i think my dad bought me the lego sets so he could play with them on his own. i’m happy that marcos is approaching the age to start with the lego’s himself. we can start with something small to gauge his interest, like maybe the star wars millennium falcon [lego.com]

the guy below should probably be stripped of his fatherly duties, at least till the end of the concert.

look at the size of that thing. how do you even begin to explain it to a curious 4-year-old?