Thursday, March 27, 2014
Having you Swine waiting on my Offering like so many Begging Dogs makes me feel real important. Willie McCovey probably isn't mentioned often enough when talking about the all-time Greats, "Stretch" had 521 Home Runs. San Diego used to have many Photo Red Lights but recently did away with all of them when it was found out that the Company involved had shortened the Yellow so that more profitable Citations could be given. In California many cited have taken it to Court and won as some picture of a car going through a lighted intersection is only weak circumstantial evidence that the owner of the car "ran" a red light, maybe the owner wasn't the driver, there's nobody in Court to show that this picture is conclusive evidence not that if somebody was there that they could. The Meat between the Bread is that all of these widespread travesties of justice exist to raise great public revenue, that is their only purpose. What gets anybody's attention is a Law Officer standing next to a stopped car while writing a Citation, that gets people to obey the Traffic Laws. Throughout the Country, Red Light Citations have reaped Riches for the Companies involved and the Public Entity involved, in 2013 Washington D.C. made 85 mil from this and say that they're eager for much more. A girl going to the Naval Academy is probably a very good student as it's ranked the 14th best American University by the 2014 Edition of "Best Colleges." And she might be a Tuff Chick as Boxing is required of all Men attending the Army, Navy and Air Force Academies but only at Annapolis is it required of the Women.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I've been to Malaysia and have flown Malaysia Airline, many of the Malaysians are very bad people, shifty, always looking for an angle, I'd trust one as far as I could throw him. My friend, Warner, was in the Air Force for many years specializing in "Air Rescue" and he says that they can't possibly know that that airplane went down in the ocean.
I was watching "Doctor Zhivago" on TCM yesterday, Geraldine Chaplin sure was fine, her Dad was a really good serious actor. Montecore, the white Bengal Tiger who mauled Roy Horn on Oct. 3, 2003 has passed away at "17" (see my Blog of Oct. 3, 2013). If you've been loved that much you're very fortunate. Experts tell us that this was a tiger's classic "kill" move, Roy loved his kitty nonetheless. The White Tigers can't exist in the Wild as they don't blend in with the surroundings, they're all in-bred and prone to genetic organ damage and/or having a screw loose. Rest in Peace, Kitty. Friday night I saw UNLV play San Diego State with the Rebel's Erick Fedde (fed-day) pitching. A 6'4" 180 lb. right-hander, Erick is a 20-year old junior who is predicted to go in the 1st Round of the coming Baseball Draft, that is in line to get maybe a couple mil bonus. All the rest of the guys in this game have no money and their status will continue. I was expecting a skinny guy, but no, Erick is broad-shouldered and looks big out there, he's all-frame, often-time a meaty body will hinder one's movement. UNLV won with Erick sizzling through 9 innings throwing 122 pitches going "96" in the 9th. The Guru, Tim Chambers, who handled Bryce Harper so well 3 and 4 years ago, allowed Erick to stay in after the 7th even though he wanted to take him out, maybe all that work will build up his arm or something. The Aztecs walked in 3 runs in one innings giving UNLV the victory, I had never seen that. Sometimes a team, and possibly Tony Gwynn's, will benefit greatly from the current players leaving.
Friday, March 21, 2014
I've had so many pageviews recently, you people's thirst for me is immense, I'm flattered all to heck, were I in your neighborhoods you'd be leading out your wives and daughters. Suprisingly, whereas I've always had a lot of Russian readers, none lately, what, they're too mad at anybody American due to what's been happening lately? When I was in Athens last Spring I stayed at Omonoia Square, I always stay there, good and cheap lodging, a Subway Station there to take you anyplace, I just walked to the Archeological Museum. But the Communist Party Headquarters had moved and they had been there forever, you'd see the Hammer and Sickle out front. 6 years ago I thought I'd walk over there from my hotel which was just behind it and go inside and see what's going on, I don't want you to think that I was thinking about going Pinko, I like to go every place. So I open the door and go inside and there's maybe 40 people standing there talking in small groups. After I had entered about 5 yards they all stopped talking and stared at me. I said...Hello, how are you.... they stared. I said .... I've been to Moscow and Red Square where I was inside of Lenin's Mausoleum.... they stared. ....I really enjoyed being there and being in the presence of Vladimir Lenin... they stared. By now I was feeling sort of awkward and I began backing towards the door ....It was nice seeing you... The Greek Orthodox Easter occurred while I was in Athens and I was wondering as lazy as the Greeks are if the Greek Communist Headquarters would be closed for the holiday despite the Communists being atheists, so as I walked past I pulled the door slightly, yeah, it was open.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Sympathies to Aroldis Chapman who was struck in the face yesterday by a batted ball. I saw Aroldis close for the Reds 2 years ago, going 103. In 1975 long-time Major League announcers were considering who was the fastest they had ever seen and most said that it was Herb Score. Herb Score (1933 to 2008) was a left-handed pitcher who came up to the loaded Cleveland Indians in 1955 and went 16-10 getting his picture on the cover of S.I. Herb had and Aroldis has the weakness of a power-pitcher in that in putting so much "on the ball" they leave themselves open defensively. On May 7, 1957 the Indians were playing the Yankees in a night-game and in the 1st Inning Gil McDougald lined a pitch into the wide-open Herb Score with Herb falling to the mound with blood coming from every orifice in his head. Gil McDougald instead of running to 1st Base ran to the stricken Herb Score. Herb missed the rest of the season, he pitched for the Indians and the White Sox until 1962 but was never a great pitcher again. Mickey Mantle said the best left-handed pitcher he ever faced in the American League was Herb Score before his injury (not one to freely give compliments Mickey said of Pete Rose ....If I hit that many singles I'd wear a dress...). Herb went on to a very-long and illustrious career as the Indians TV and Radio broadcaster, I listened to him often. When I was in High School, my father, younger brother and I went to a super-packed Holy Name Society breakfast after Mass one Spring Sunday where Herb was the speaker, Herb spoke well and then was giving away autographed balls and other good things, there were guys there who went to the same public high school I attended who I hadn't known were Catholic.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
I saw San Diego State play Utah State and UNLV play Wyoming in the Mountain West, just a half hour in between I like seeing 2 games like that. Wyoming had some good White Guys, the Kid from Australia jumped like a kangaroo. At 1 P.M. I'm going to "Tropicana Cinemas" to see "Lone Survivor" for $2, I was told it was very good. I often go there, I know lots of people who do, Joshua is a hard-core aficionado, most of the guys I know have a lot of money and they all go there religiously. One guy takes his 2 little grandsons pointing out to them that because their tickets only cost $2 apiece that they have money for popcorn and sodas (oh the value of thrift). If you're ever around Trop and Pecos take in a flick. Recently Miami played at San Antonio and the Spurs wore jerseys saying Los Spurs while Miami was forced to wear tight-jerseys saying El Heat, LeBron said the tight jerseys affected his shooting-stroke. 3 years ago I saw Cleveland play at Oakland on Cinquo de Maya (May 5) and Oakland wore jerseys saying "Athleticos" and the door prize was an exact replica of these Oakland jerseys. They gave me one and I scarfed another that strangely was just laying there on the concrete for 2 hours unattended (I said does this belong to anybody), I gave these to guys. Now, my team, Cleveland wasn't forced to wear jerseys saying Los Indians or whatever, it sounds like Major League Baseball is better at marketing than the NBA. A friend of mine, Dick Newman, was an accountant for Baskin-Robbins and being well-liked they gave him a card that was good for a tremendous amount of free products at any of their stores. It was like the equivalent of 400 hot fudge sundaes a month although you could have whatever you wanted. He said that people with this card were often asked to host a Church's Ice Cream Social (you could use it all at once if you wished). Dick was often out of town and he said that sometimes for dinner he'd just go to one of their stores and have 2 banana splits, you people are thinking that sounds like a good dinner.
Recently Eric Holder complained that 38% of the 5.8 mil who can't vote due to Felony Convictions are Black, what are we supposed to do about it. Oscar Pastorius fired through a bathroom door, why would an Intruder be inside a bathroom with the door closed, he was going to wash his face before emerging to perform dastardly deeds? I assume they'll just let him off because they feel sorry for him because he has no lower legs. S.I. recently brought up Pete Rose going into the Baseball Hall of Fame, you can't have a Baseball Manager who bets on games, as I understand it, Bart Giamatti (a heavy smoker who dropped dead at "51") could have brought out evidence that Rose had bet not only on the Reds to win but the Reds to lose. Besides, Rose only hit .303 averaging 8 Home Runs a year, Roger Maris held the Major League Home Run Record for a Season for 37 years and was the 2-time American League MVP and he's not in the Hall, any Manager or General Manager would have taken Roger Maris over Pete Rose. The last few of Clint Eastwood's movies make no sense, "Million Dollar Baby" was a terrible movie (won for Best Picture, ha, ha). A 30-year old waitress becomes a boxer, in a big fight her opponent hits her over the head with a chair and she dies in the hospital (while she was succumbing is when I walked out). You people are horrible people, you're descending ever further into Animalism. Lee Marvin was a Marine Sniper wounded on Saipan, Lee is buried at Arlington next to Joe Louis.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
30 years ago I belonged to the La Jolla "Y" where I'd go and use their Gravity Boots hanging upside down like a bat for 30 minutes without coming up, I did this a few times a week. You have to build up to it, I started out at 8 minutes and kept going, the longest I ever went was for 38 minutes, I could have gone longer but came up due to boredom. I never had any dizziness or other bad effects, I'd do stretching exercises as I hung upside down, all this was good for my back. This was done in the weight-room and some guys would make jokes about my doing this, there were those who thought that my doing this for 30 minutes was a long time. Last week I had 30 cc's of fluid drained from a bump behind my left knee, I thought this would make the bump disappear, it didn't. I have mild arthritis in my knees (well, "67" on June 25) and have Baker's Cysts behind both knees from fluid. I have good mobility and no pain but could do without this arthritis. Joshua is 3 years younger and has the same thing but due to some holistic method of his he's almost cured of what's supposed to be a degenerative and irrevocable condition. This is what Joshua claims and concerning matters of Healing I'd never bet against Josh, I'm going to have to monitor his activities so that I can learn his secrets.
When I was at Ohio State I knew Jim Davidson, we weren't friends but were friendly with each other. Jim was in Veterinary School, he said that the lower half of the graduating class would serve dogs and cats but that the upper half would work with expensive farm animals and this is what he aspired. Jim ate only meat, like an Indian, mostly beef with some chicken, this he bought for a cheap cost from the Vet School. He said that by switching his eating habits from the usual that he had almost no colds and felt very good indeed. Once I saw him having some tomato soup with his beef (never any condiments on his meat), once. Before a Final I saw Jim so upset and nervous at the prospect of not doing well that he was guzzling a quart of beer to calm his mind and put him in the proper acuity for Study. Had it been us doing this it would have put us in the proper frame of mind to fall asleep. I've known maybe 7 people in my life for whom drinking alcohol was a stimulant, a picker-upper, for everybody else it's the opposite. Jim had the most unique human physiology that I've observed.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Almost 2 weeks ago I said I'd talk to Scott about Facebook, I haven't gotten around to talking to anybody about it. On Sat. I came out of my Health Club around 3 P.M. and saw that all Heck was breaking loose at the nearby Food 4 Less. There were fire engines, police cars and ambulances there and arriving. The Cops were telling everybody to stay away (ok), I drove off thinking I'd read about it in the paper. It turns out that an "88" year-old woman had driven a Ford-150 Truck through the front doors, took a hard right and drove, accelerating, down an aisle all the way to the rear wall. In this chaos there were many minor injuries but unbelievably no one was seriously injured including the Old Lady. Managers were running around cautioning the Employees that they were forbidden to speak to the Media, many did anyway, one guy ....They better hire a cleanup crew 'cause I'm not doing it... (sounds like something I'd say), he didn't have the "Food 4 Less Attitude." My older brother, Bob, after the Army went back to Ohio State and graduated with a Business Degree. 3 years later he got the Federal Job that he retired from but in the interim he had a few different jobs, one of those was working at Juvenile Diagnostic Center in Columbus (reform school). He worked entirely with boys who had they been old enough would have been in Prison for their misdeeds. He said they all came from broken-homes and all had low I.Q.'s. He compared working there with going out and finding the most obnoxious people that you could and gathering them around you all day. As a respite from the everyday sometimes they would have dances with the inmate girls. He said there was a White Kid, who he said was 6'9" of all things, who tried to be a Leader and he'd tell the other Kids not to listen to him, he told me that he found this guy "disgusting." Perhaps the harsh feelings became mutual as a plot was uncovered whereby this Kid and 5 others would overpower Bob and seize the keys making good their escape. Bob thought I've had enough. A year later Bob by now was working at a Department Store in Downtown Akron and chanced upon a Black Kid who had been one of his Charges when he had worked at Juvenile Diagnostic Center, they spoke for a bit. Bob said that this Kid was different in that he had a Satanic Smile. In wrapping up this happening Bob said ....Ohh if only I had reached that boy....
Sports Illustrated compared Ashley Wagner's "gypped expression" to McKayla's at the London Olympics. Ashley's Score was what the Judges and about everybody else thought that she deserved. Ashley never has been considered amongst the best in the World whereas McKayla was the best of all-time and had a just complaint (I had inadvertently broken her concentration). My former fiancee, S.I. should think better of what they are saying.