Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pipeline Finals

Here's a slideshow of T-Rev's pictures he took at the Pipeline finals. Taj is in the blue and Kelly's in the red.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pipeline Masters

Going on live on Oahu's North Shore. T-rev will be there next week for the last week of the Van's Triple Crown competition.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Here's an old favorite I haven't heard in years. A commercial for a hearing aid (the Songbird) made me think of it.

This album should be in the box up in the attic. Mary and Marty are in St. Martin this week, lucky them.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ooh la la la

Just like in the olden days. Joanie has many many talents:

MAD MEN - "C'est magnifique!" (Joan's accordion) 3.3

Monday, October 12, 2009

Yorn and Johannson, GREAT STUFF!

I haven't heard much NEW music that I really really like in a long time. But this is just wonderful stuff.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Defending the Insurance Companies

Will Ferrell and friends defend the insurance company executives.

Here's a better one: Call Congress (202-224-3121) and tell them you aren't sending any more MONEY until they do what's right and pass the health reform that is going to help the people who need it. Then tell them that you're only donating for those who vote for the bill, or the Progressive candidate who challenges them in their next primary. Not another dime till this gets passed.

See Helicopter Barbie for how SIMPLE this really is.
The SIMPLE Truth
Really, it ain't brain surgery.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Blogging MAD MEN

You have your Bridges of Madison County, now there are the men of MADISON Avenue. Ad Men... the phrase they coined for themselves, MAD MEN. Last weekend, I was watching some shows on Sundance channel about teaching from a teacher's perspective. The Education of Ms. Groves, a documentary series, and Chalk, a 'mockumentary' shot in The Office style. Because I like to look at the background of the actors, etc. I stumbled upon some links between an actor (asst. producer?) and MAD MEN, and decided to check it out. What a media cocoon I live in, I'd honestly never heard of it before or just was too wrapped up in politics not be even look at what Hollyweird has been dishing out. It's been on AMC for two years now, but I'd never watched that channel as it wasn't in my cable lineup. (It is now) After viewing a few recent episodes on On Demand, I found the full lineup on SurfTheChannel. Like T-Rev watching the Lousiana Vampire porn, I'm addicted and am honestly going to be very bummed when I make it to the end of the current season.

For anyone who wants to see what was really happening in the 60's, besides the Beatles, this show is a terrific insight into how it was back then. Go ahead, LifeLearners, look up the Greek roots of Utopia and Nostalgia, ad men understand. Cudos to MAD MEN writers, they're doing a terrific job.

Tip: The best links on STC are the Megavideo ones. But if your streaming (I never download), it only runs for 74 minutes before you have to stop and wait 54 minutes to continue. That's ok, because it factors in anticipation to get back to it after a break long enough to get something else done around here. << for the seriously addicted ;)

End of Season 1, The Wheel, has some really good stuff, but being a soup opera, I advise starting from the beginning to get the back story. Nixon and Kennedy has some historic moments that are bound to be built on and give your political history buffs some juice into that administration.

Viewing Tip #2: Some episodes don't seem to be on STC, so you have to check out some of the Japanese sites. Some are blocked (in my area... the US?), but the Tudou sites work in English, but with Japanese subtitles (no biggee).

Oh, and did I tell you? My neice looks just like Peggy Olson before she got pregnant, bumped up to junior copywriter, and took down her pony tail.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


My new favorite show, MAD MEN. After seeing a couple on On Demand, I'm watching them from the beginning. From season one (2007), this is the best episode so far:

My neice is getting married today. She looks just like Elisabeth Moss.


Friday, September 4, 2009

I'm for a Public Option

And Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL).

Now why would this nice Republican man want to deliberately mislead people as to how the proposed new system would work?

Here's a woman that could give Sarah Palin a run for her money in 2012 or 2018. Joe Biden likes her and she's knows how to talk straight. I'll be voting for Debbie.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Yes! It finally stopped raining and the sun's out for the 4th. Still, gotta love Janis and her brand of blues...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

esl teachers in quarantine south korea

While the worldwide media focuses on North Koreas nukes, missle tests, and latest threats, and an ex-president's suicide in South Korea, there's a story going on in S.Korea about 50+/- english language teachers (Americans included) being held in quarantine for Influenza A, H1N1, the swine flu. They're blogging from their confinement center, but no ones seems to be aware of it here in the states. The US Embassy in Seoul knows though.

Some Korean news stories from this week allude to it by saying they are being 'observed' or 'isolated'--but no mention about the actual quarantine:

Teacher blogs from quarantine:

Another teacher blogging from South Korea:

The new hires are being confined in a govt training facility in Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, a Human Resources Development Center just south of Gangnam and just east the Seoul Art Center (pictured on Google Earth). This is the link to the quarantine location (hardly a gulag):
With address, phone number, email addy, map, and directions

Big media has been contacted numerous times, but I guess they have their hands full with the nuke stories. Not even so much as the 'who, what, when, where, or why' has been brought to the public's attention. At least not here in the states.

Google for more blogs.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Wiggling Butts

The Original Elvis impersonation... Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Ann-Margret, Jesse Pearson, Bobby Rydell

Gotta Lotta Livin' To Do!

Stars Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Paul Lynd and Ed Sullivan too.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Puppet Show Elvis

more Edutainment from the wonderful world of Wollywood... Elvis, what a sweetheart!

"didya ever?"

G.I. Blues (1960)

Juliet Prowse reminds me of Leslie Caron's little sister, all grown up.

And this little gem for the new daddy's out there: Big Men's Shoes up to Size 20 9E FREE Shipping*, 90 Day Returns
Big Boots - Elvis