my life

i’m a warriors fan and enjoying their recent success after watching years of deplorable success with players like alton lister and kevin pritchard. i have my second electric car. i recently put a deposit in for the new tesla model 3 car but was disappointed at the interior and potential for problems since it’s the first model year of that car. i grew up near my parents and my kids grew up near their great-grandparents which is fantastic because i grew up far from extended family.

my rides


toyota mr2

geo prizm

volkswagen passat

bmw z3

volkswagen gti

bmw z4

audi s4

honda civic hybrid (ouch!)

ac transit van hool a300

the silver bullet

honda civic hybrid (again!)
vta gillig phantom 5813
chevy volt at-pzev

staying home on new years links

home for the new years because you are old and have kids and don’t want to get jostled by rowdy-ass drunk kids in some public venue drinking $10 greyhounds? hate to be you. here’s some links to read while you sit in your snuggie with your eggnog latte:

-> what if there was facebook during the star wars years? [collegehumor]

-> what if there was adidas during the star wars years? [fast company]

-> emerging green technologies usually require some ‘rare earth’ minerals. just one problem – these elements come almost entirely from china, from some of the most environmentally damaging mines in the country, in an industry dominated by criminal gangs. this is going to end well [ny times]

-> you still have one more day to take your picture with ‘hunky santa and the candy cane girls’ at the beverly center [hunky santa]

and…

check your email for a link to download some good music from 2009. if you didn’t get it, send me an email or FB message and i’ll re-send it.

josh morgan sits for isaac bruce

niners receiver josh morgan has offered to be benched in sunday’s game against the rams so that isaac bruce can get the start, maybe his final start of his career, against his old team [mercury news].

it’s a noble gesture for one of the best WR to ever play. in the above mercury news story, they also showed where isaac bruce sits behind the best WR ever, jerry rice (above) and it reminds you of how good jerry rice really was. anyway, stop crying and check out the stats:

only in california!

grandma says merry christmas!

complete with nasty christmas sweater!

awkward christmas sweater pose

how do christmas sweaters get out of fashion so quickly, compared to other types of clothing?

top 10 engineering achievement

what better to eat your processed meats (spam, corned beef, vienna sausages, etc) than with a SPLAYD?

cordazar calvin broadus links

-> snoop dogg (real name cordazar calvin broadus) paid $1.3M of his own money to start a football league in his hometown of crenshaw. basketball rules there and football takes a back seat because of hefty requirements like expensive football pads & helmets), a playable field and lots of non-incarcerated coaches. the football revival is now complete as crenshaw high played for the CIF Division I state football championship this past weekend, losing to perennial powerhouse De La Salle of Concord. this is a MUST READ [ny times]

-> scientific study which shows that men prefer the smell of gasoline and bacon, compared to the smell of babies. i like how there is money being devoted to this at a scientific level [telegraph.co.uk]

-> after seeing pictures of the world’s hairiest man, there should be no further dispute about the theory of evolution [blogspot.com]

-> the most inappropriate obama products on the market now, including the obama ecstasy tab, as seen below [huffington post]

uncompensated family tech support

another great oatmeal comic about getting tapped for family tech support [oatmeal.com]

i wish i was darren lin

great story about darren lin from palo alto on espn.com. how can the runaway player of the year for california high school basketball not be offered a D1 scholarship anywhere? ridiculous.

i like how his dad taught himself basketball from watching kareem, larry bird and dr j on tv and he passed down the knowledge to his sons [espn.com]

admittedly, the most satisfying part of the espn story was the picture of darren blocking a brutha. SIT DOWN CLOWN.

(story stolen from alex’s fb)

you know it’s good if obi-wan uses one

why do they keep advertising the nasty blue snuggies for people, dogs and babies-strapped-to-their-mothers-somehow? if they really want to sell, they need to make a cool brown one like obi-wan wears.

the blue ones need to be banished from existence: