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

sit down nikola pekovic?

harrison barnes dunks on nicola pekovic

by the way, what the F are the warriors doing this season? i was but a seed in dale doyle the last time they were in 1st place this late in the season.

black friday special fightings (updated)

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this one was released over the weekend showing 2 girls going at it and three guys punching each other at a roseville victoria’s secret sale. even the clerk at the store said she had never seen anything like it, like a 15-year-old girl getting punched in the stomach. i need to go to eastridge or tanforan next year with the camera ready.

i’d embed the video directly but an advert plays right away when you load the page [see the madness here]

—update—

towels

oakland folks fighting for memory cards

…videos like this should be no surprise. look at the people of wal-mart here:

all the pictures were taken from [people of walmart.com]

 

 

mandatory electronics downtime

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hangin with grandpa

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pandora who? this is from liendora

the world needs more music videos like flight facilities (above) and less like cause and effect (below).

where would my musical tastes lie if i had never met lien?

overreacting a little bit?

this guy isn’t taking any chances that hostess will be sold off and the world will be clear of twinkies.

i hate providing health care!

papa john hates providing healthcare

you may have heard by now, but “papa” john schnatter has publicly denounced obamacare, which provides a form on mandatory employee healthcare for those companies with at least 50 employees that work 30 or more hours per week. papa john said that providing this for his employees could raise the price of a pizza by about 15-20 cents to cover that extra cost. he said he will also eliminate positions in the company as part of the plan. [examiner.com]

oh no! 11 to 14 cents for pizzas that will come out of the customers pockets and make us less competitive with other pizza chains! not for a fast-food pizza chain that had a billion dollars in revenue last year. 20 cents is a backbreaker for sure!

i know papa john has been operating with razor-thin margins over the years and he shouldn’t be penalized by having to comply with ludicrous government regulations. he might have to downgrade his 40,000 square foot house and $600 million net worth to provide health care. ridiculous!

maybe his sales will drop because of some grassroots boycotting of his fast food chain, but i think just checking a picture like this would be enough:

better ingredients, better pizza, i hate providing health care, papa johns!

the nail in the coffin

Paul Ryan like Nickelback

i already don’t have a high opinion of paul ryan. seeing a nickelback poster on his wall sort of seals the deal that he is not fit to be second in line to destroy the world with our nuclear arsenal.

here’s some other good stuff:

Paul Ryan, when asked to explain Mitt Romney’s tax plan and the claim that it would bring lower tax rates for all Americans while remaining revenue-neutral, Fox News interview, Sept. 30, 2012

“I don’t have the time. It would take me too long to go through all of the math.”
Paul Ryan, boasting about his personal best marathon time when, in fact, he only ran one marathon, which he finished in just over four hours, interview on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Aug. 22, 2012
“I had a two hour and fifty-something. I hurt a disc in my back, so I don’t run marathons anymore.”
Paul Ryan, referring to rape as a “method of conception” when asked if it should it be legal for a woman to be able to get an abortion if she’s raped, interview with WJHL, Roanoake, Va., Aug. 23, 2012
“I’m very proud of my pro-life record, and I’ve always adopted the idea that, the position that the method of conception doesn’t change the definition of life.”

–Paul Ryan, asked by Fox News Channel’s Brit Hume when the Romney plan would balance the budget, Aug. 15, 2012

“We haven’t run the numbers on that specific plan.”
here he is fake washing dishes at a soup kitchen to get some good press. this video shows the dishes were already clean and he took off in just enough time to get some camera shutters clicking away:

as if you haven’t been convinced enough:

-> ryan denies asking stimulus money even though he did  [the actual letter]

-> more ryan’s speeches dissected for inaccuracies  [huffington post]

EVEN [FOX NEWS] IS POINTING OUT HIS LIES! That should tell you something right there.

the canadian standoff

Canadian Standoff

i always make fun of the ibm guys i talk to and my friend nina for canadians being too damn nice.

as the mother sees

As the mother sees

i posted it on facebook and it has been my most popular bit by far, which means that everyone knows about this.