Sunday, October 31, 2010
Halloween is one of our best customs, hope I get a lot of trick-or-treaters I give a good bar. Going down the road is San Diego is like winding your way through an obstacle course what with all the holes and ruts and it's been like this or worse for 15 years. The drug-addled people of San Diego and their don't give a hoot attitude, what are you laughing about. Friday night I saw Helix High play Valhalla at Helix in LaMesa a San Diego suburb. Valhalla did real good until they caved-in leading 7-6 at halftime having intercepted a pass and gone 50 yards for a touch and extra, blocking Helix's extra point attempt and then blocking Helix's short field goal attempt just before halftime. Helix won 33-7 and are now 8-0. Their nickname is "the Highlanders" and they play up this theme totally, I heard bagpipe music in the distance and knew it was a recording but no, maybe 25 members of their band were wearing tartans and kilts and some were playing bagpipes. Football-rich Helix, a few years ago Alex Smith from Helix, the principal's son was the 1st player taken in the NFL draft and the next year Reggie Bush was the 2nd player taken. Bill Wothalton is from Helix and San Diego County is historically basketball-poor, when John Wooden's assistant told him about Walton Wooden said that there couldn't possibly be a player as good as the one he was speaking of in San Diego. Bruce Walton played for UCLA and the Cowboys. Real treat to watch these kids. About all of Helix's good players are underclassmen. Oh, Dennis Hopper was Class of '54 and voted Most Likely to Succeed and possibly lived up to it. In Nevada Sharron (double r) Angle is competing for Harry Reid's Seat in the Senate, both amassed huge warchests with most of Angle's money coming from out of state Republicans. Nobody in Nevada cares a hoot about Sharron Angle, a dingbat, any vote for Angle is a vote against Reid as many are tired of him, both have fanged arteries and the blood's shooting all over---I think Angle. So far as this Gays in the Military thing I've been thinking back and I can recall 4 that I've known who were in the Army, 2 for 8 years (they don't mind being around a lot of men) and one of the others had his leg blown off in Vietnam by a "Bouncing Betty." Just because they do this in Europe isn't a good enough reason as Europe is in worse shape than this country, it might be awkward to be in the showers with somebody like that for sure none of these 4 acted Gay while they were in. Bill Walton's name was messed up by the computer current, I'm at the library.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I'm so tired of you smug bastards, ignorance often takes a pride in itself. On Sunday I saw the Chargers play the Patriots. The easiest and fastest way to get to Qualcomm is to go to a bus-stop, get on a bus that'll take you to a trolley-stop, once on the bus buy a 1-day pass for $5 that's good for all the buses and trolleys. San Diego has 56 miles of trolley tracks and I've taken it all the way to the border. If you drive it takes an hour after you've gotten close to the stadium until you're in a parking spot and an hour to get out, real suprising as the last I've heard Qualcomm has the 2nd largest parking lot in the country. Parking is $25, at Foxboro it's $40 I was told. They crammed 68,863 people in that stadium, poor Chargers. Recently I went to Balboa Park to the San Diego Museum of Art to see lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Latrec. Next to the it is the Timken Museum with the Putnam Collection. The Putnams were 3 sisters who never married, they inherited a fortune and spent it on the collecting of art. The Timken, free, is considered to be one of the 10 best small museums in the world. It's a permanent collection and say their Rembrandt of St. Bartholomew is considered to be the best of the many Rembrandts in S. California. Henri de Toulouse-Latrec (1864 to 1901) was the first born of a Count and Contessa who were lst cousins. Henri first broke a leg at "13" and the other at "14." His disease stunted his growth and he became artistic possibly because he couldn't do vigorous activities. He often used prostitutes as his models and associated with many people that his aristocratic parents disapproved of. He hung around the Moulin Rouge and enjoyed nightlife to a great extent, supposedly the creator of the cocktail "Earthquake." Like van Gogh who he knew Henri was greatly influenced by Japanese woodcuts. de Toulouse-Latrec had much success with women but unfortunately acquired syphilis and ecame an alcoholic. One of the women he painted and admired was Louise Weber who was the creator of French Can Can and known as "La Goulue," the Glutton. A great painter and lithographer his paintings have been sold for as much as 22.4 million dollars. Succumbing to his diseases at "36," Henri's last words were in reference to his father, "Le vieux con"---the old fool.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
"The Social Network" was good, "Secretariat" was good and the labored breathing of this equine athlete was a great effect. Secretariat's wins at the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1973 are still the Track Records. When Secretariat died in 1989 he was autopsied and his heart was much larger at 22 pounds than any horse heart ever recorded. If you look at a picture of Secretariat it looked like he had gone to the gym and lifted weights. I didn't know that Ron Turcotte had been in a wheelchair since 1978. The last time I was in Australia was 1999 and I went to their capitol, Canberra, population 345,000 which was a compromise in 1908 between Melbourne and Sydney and sort of in between them. I sat in the gallery of their Parliament and toured their museums and War Memorial, like all of Australia pretty exciting stuff. I then went to Tasmania 140 miles south of Austraia and seperated by the Bass Strait. A population of only a half million it was discovered in 1642 by Abel Tasman the Dutch Explorer. It was first settled in 1803 by the English sending convicts and their guards. I stayed in their capitol, Hobart and thought it to be quite interesting. I then went to tour Port Arthur and the Prison, horrible conditions which were thought to purge the convicts of their eviloughts. I was there 3 years after Martin Bryant ran amock and killed 35 people there on April 26, 1996 (maybe he went there to get his thoughts purged), many of those shot and killed were tourists. I was in the burned-out remnants of the "Arrow Cafe" where all this began, this is known as "the Port Arthur Massacre." Many of the Tasmanians will tell you that they have a convict ancestor. Inbreeding has always been a problem in Tasmania and in the rest of Australia they"ll tell you that Tasmanians all have a scar on their necks from where the 2nd head was severed. We all live in multi-thousands of different dimensions simultaneously, we're not born, we're dead, we're young we're old all at once, there really is no such things as "time."
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
As I've Been Avoiding the TV Media Recently I've Become a lot happier. If They All Jumped Off a Building the World Would be Better for It. I've Been to Australia twice and have been all Over It. I've toured the Sydney Opera House with its Pleasing Exterior although its Acoustics aren't even Close to Being the Best. I've been to Melbourne, Adelaide, a 2-Day Bus Trip to Perth where I Saw a Great Andy Warhol Exhibit, I've bee n to the Andy Warhol Museum in beautiful Pittsburg twice, I love that Stuff, the Glamour, the Soup Cans. One of the Paintings in Pittsburg was done with Cow Dung Painted Over, it was Pretty Good. Next door to Perth is Freemantle which is Quite Nice as all of the aforementioned Were as Well. I've been to Alice Springs in the Red Center (about all of Australia is Desert with Some Big Cities on the Coasts) and I've been to Ayers Rock. I Rode in on the Bus to the Place where you Stay for the night and arrange to Climb Ayers Rock. I Stayed in a Motel there and Ate at the this Huge Place Everybody eats at. For 12 U.S. they Give you 3 Big Strips of Crocodile, Emu and Kangaroo and tell you to Barbecue it on the Barby which I did Quite Well plus there's lots of Great Side Dishes included in the Buffet for this Price, had you Foodeaters been there you could have Joined In. At Dawn I Rode Out to Climb Ayers Rock. Called Uluru by the Aborigines it's Sacred to them, one of the Oldest Rocks in the World, and they Ask You Not to Climb It. It's 2381 Feet High and 9.4 Kilometers in Circumference. The Aborigines think that Dreams are Reality and even when Given Free Housing Usually Prefer to Sleep Outdoors to Commune with Nature. I didn't want to Hurt Anybody's Feeling but I Climbed Ayers Rock anyway. Soft Sandstone, it's easy to Climb, I did it in 1 Hour, the Average Time, if you can't do it inside 1 Hour 20 Minutes you can't do it. It's Very Windy especially at the top and 35 People Have been Killed Climbing It. Supposedly a New Zealand Farmer did it in 12 Minutes running all the Way to the Top. hell of a Man. I then Went to Cairns where I Scuba Dived for my Only Time, I Dove 3 of the 4 Main Sites of the Great Barrier Reef all Strangley Associated with the Battle of Hastings. I then Went to Brisbane. During WW II there were a Million American Servicemen in East Australia and tensions Arose between the American and Australian Servicemen. The Australians then and now are Infamous for their Horrible Personalities, not all are like this but Most Are. By the end of the Day You've been Insulted Several Times. The American Servicement were Payed Much more than the Australians and the Australians Resented This. The Girls found the American Servicemen to be Much More Attractive with their Outgoing Personalites and Pretty Accents and Happy to Spend their Money on a Good Time. The Australian Girls Regarded the Australian Servicemen as the Same Dour Joe Blokes they had Unfortunately Become Used to. The Australians's Anger over the Americans Ability to get the Girls and their Freespending Ways came to a Head on November 26 and November 27, 1942 when thousands of American and Ausralians Servicement Street-Fought each other for these 2 Days with Hundreds of Injuries many of them Serious and with 1 Australian being Killed. The American who killed him stood Court Martial for Manslaughter but was Acquited for Self-Defense. This was Called "the Battle of Brisbane," and News Accounts were kept from the American Public (We're Fighting our own Allies?). A Friend of Mine just Moved to Delaware to Work in the Gambling Industry and he's Eager to See if he can Register to Vote so that he can Vote for Christine O'Donnell. All of the Guys want to Vote for the Witch Chick, she's Cast a Spell over Them for Halloween plus 2-----Eyes of the Bats, Horns of the Goats, Rustle Me Up A Lotta Votes