There is nothing to see here

I should remove all the wordpress folders and put a static html page directing you all elsewhere.
My email boxes are full of failed login attempts and password resets.
Instead I have to clear all that out, run the updates and hope that the hackers don’t find some vector to break in.

Instead go see my pictures on flickr.

Or friend me on facebook. or like my photo page over there.

Or see my rockshots on






Back from the dead!

Changed web hosts this week & realized that this blog hadn’t been used or updated since 2009. The old version of WordPress displayed the posts but I was locked out of the admin. Updated WordPress, changed permissions & added obscure line to the config file & now it lives again!

I have to admit my rants goto Facebook & all my photos goto Flickr so why do I need a personal blog??

Find me on Facebook or see all my photos on Flickr.

Or check out the new & improved w/ live rock photography.




A ‘heads up’ for you guys who may be regular Home Depot customers. This one caught me by surprise. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don’t be naive enough to think it couldn’t happen to you or your friends.

Here’s how the scam works:
As you come out of Home Depot, two seriously good-looking 22-23 year-old girls come over to your car as you are packing your shopping into the trunk. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. It is impossible not to look. When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say ‘No’ and instead ask you for a ride to McDonalds. You agree and they get into the back seat.
On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet. I had my wallet stolen July 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, 17th, 20th, 24th & 27th. Also June 1st & 4th, twice on the 8th, 16th, 23rd, 26th & 30th, three times last Saturday and very likely again this upcoming weekend. So tell your friends to be careful.
P.S. Wal-Mart has wallets on sale for 2.99 each. I found cheaper ones for $1.99 at K-Mart and bought them out. Also, you never will get to eat at McDonalds. I’ve already lost 11 pounds just running back and forth to Home Depot

Washington Nationals Misspell Jerseys As Natinals

(MLB) . Majestic apologized for the mistake and took 100% responsibility but how many hands touched this jersey before they took the field?

The chain of command on a project like a MLB uniform must be a long one. Graphic designers w/ proofs back and forth,seamstress, the team’s equipment staff, and the ball players!

No-one thinking outside the box here…

Dunn’s “Natinals” jersey was auctioned off during the fourth annual Dream Gala at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The jersey was sold for $8,000, the highest priced item of the night.

Unlike this college basketball team who were thinking outside and inside the box!

“You just won the championship game, what are you gonna do next, Disney????”
“Nah, gonna get me some of that West Vir-gina…”

Letterman, Palin apology and Artie Lange

”I understand why people are upset’|

In an extraordinary gesture of conciliation, David Letterman spent a good chunk of the first half of Monday night’s Late Show apologizing for the jokes that so offended Gov. Sarah Palin AGAIN.

His opening words were a sarcastic, “I’m David Letterman,good-will ambassador… I got a call from Mom today. She told me she was siding with the governor.” Talking about how Bernie Madoff’s wife said recently she felt “shunned by friends and neighbors,” he added, “Hey, tell me about it.”

Dave obviously `gets it`, but it is pathetic that he feel like he has to apologize.

Top 10 Reasons Sarah Palin’s “Outrage” is Misplaced and A Little Late…

The National Organization for Women named David Letterman to their Hall of Shame. Will Letterman be joining Jay Leno? Conan O’Brien? Craig Ferguson? Seth Myers? Rush Limbaugh? Or John McCain?”

If anyone has a gripe it should be Alex Rodriguez. The same joke implies that he is a rapist. Even in Alaska, the legal age is just 16.

Make no apologies for performing your craft. Comedian Lange crosses the line on ‘Joe Buck Live’

Artie Lange unleashed a barrage of obscene and homophobic jokes about Buck and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, while calling singer Jessica Simpson a “fat chick” who resembles the late Saturday Night Live comic Chris Farley. At the end of the live taping in Manhattan, Buck thanked Lange for putting an end to his show after one episode. Fellow guest Michael Irvin grabbed the microphone and joked: “It’s refreshing to see white-on white crime.” (!)

This comes right after finding out that Artie is now banned from Conan’s new timeslot. “I’d been on [‘Late Night,’ O’Brien’s previous show] 15 times in the last 11 years, and they were great to me,” Lange, a recovering heroin addict, tells us. “But the last time I was on, they thought I was high, and now they won’t put me on until I prove I’m sober.  Different ball park when you are on the Tonight Show…

Raimundo Pereira: I secretly would like to be __ for a day?

Bissau maintains June 28 for poll despite killings.

BISSAU, June 9 (Reuters) – Guinea-Bissau will hold a presidential election on June 28 as planned, the nation’s interim leader said on Tuesday, a week after the killings of two senior politicians cast doubt over the poll.

Cast Doubt? It would be if last Halloween, they killed Cheney and Condoleezza.  Pereira became interim leader in March after the assassination of then President Joao Bernardo Vieira. “As for the murders last week, the government says Dabo and Proenca were plotting a coup to overthrow interim president Pereira and kill the new army chief navy commander Jose Zamora Induta and prime minister Carlos Gomes Junior. They were killed when soldiers came to arrest them, the authorities claim.”
Pereira seems like a nice guy and all and who wouldn’t want to be president for a day but it doesn’t seem like you’d get much sleep at nights!

Americans can’t do shit.

GM Opel deal – sources – May. 29, 2009.

Tentative Opel deal reached

GM and the Canadian auto-parts maker Magna agree to a $2.1B bridge financing framework.

Chrysler CEO says Fiat deal to close automaker wants to sell its stronger operations to a “New Chrysler” owned by Italy’s Fiat , labor unions and the U.S. and Canadian governments, in exchange for $2 billion paid to lenders.

Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen are all kicking our butts at making cars that people want.

Never could make electronics. Sony,Nintendo,Toshiba…

Don’t even make beer. BUD is now Anheuser-Busch InBev.  The Coors Brewing Company is a regional division of the world’s fifth-largest brewing company, the Molson Coors Brewing Company. I think Sam Adams is the last ‘mass market’ American beer you can buy.

Can’t make steel. Been to PA?

What do we make?

Nobu: Skip our delicious fish

Renowned Restaurant Nobu Warns Diners Not to Eat Its Endangered Tuna – International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News –

MMmmm sushi…

Celebrity hotspot and renowned Japanese restaurant Nobu has written a note to diners  warning them not to eat the bluefin tuna on the menu because it is endangered.

It calls the $50 dish on its own menu “environmentally challenged.” It asks patrons to “ask your server for an alternative.” … estimates breeding stocks could disappear in just three years, because his Japanese chefs insist upon it.

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