Saturday, September 30, 2006


GO EAGLES!!!!! Favre it is inevitable, that you head back to the country and start bailing hay or whatever it is you do... I realize that you love football, but its over , you're too old NOBODY LISTENS TO TECHNO!!!!!!! GO ASTROS!!!!! Remarkable, unbelievable the run that the Astros are making , and on the flipside the history of incompetance that the Cardinals are writing as we speak.. GO ROCKET ROGER!!!!!! Im not quite sure how old he is, but its obvious he is still the best pitcher in the game.... GO OLIERS!!!!!! Yes, now that Yzerman has hung up his skates and will by tying his loafers and sitting in an office for every game as VP of the Red Wings , the OIL are now the team of choice. What an offense they have......GO WHATEVER YOU BUNCH OF SAD SAPS ARE CALLING YOUR BASEBALL TEAM!!!!!!!!! I mean guys, really, you finally get yourselves organized and get a team once your two stars , myself and Brettski are in different countries!!!!!! Best of luck , I want weekly updates.... GO LANCE!!!!!!!!!! Why??? No idea, Lance just GO!! SOMEWHERE!!!!!!!! Later all......

Friday, September 29, 2006

What do you call 100 rabbits in a row all jumping backwards?

click for link to punchline

Thursday, September 28, 2006

It's Wabbit Season!

Actually, it's slow pitch season. We have managed to find another way to embarrass ourselves, and have entered a ball league. For those misguided enough to have signed on, first game is on Sunday, at the ball fields behind Pig Pen. Be there by 1 pm. We will have a practice on Saturday at 3 pm ( i think that's what we agreed on, if wrong, somebody comment please), at or near Shin Min School (i have to stop drinking during team these meetings). Just a throw around to loosen up those tired old bones and muscles. More info, stop by FuBar or give me a call.

A reminder about the hockey fantasy draft, Saturday. be there by 11:30, so we can get started as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Madden Curse

The "Madden Curse"

Prior to 2000, all of the Madden NFL game box covers prominently featured John Madden only. When EA started to have NFL players on the cover of the Madden NFL games, some later (half-jokingly) speculated that there was a "Madden curse": a coincidental series of misfortunes that befell the product's cover-athletes. People started noticing a pattern with St. Louis Rams' halfback Marshall Faulk from the fallout of a Super Bowl-winning season, and great season statistics earned a cover spot. The following year his stats dropped sharply compared to his prior season. Also the Atlanta Falcons' star player, quarterback Michael Vick, was injured during the 2003 preseason after posing for the cover of Madden 2004. Vick suffered a broken fibula in a preseason game against Baltimore, the day after Madden 2004 was released to retailers. The injury resulted in a painful 5-11 year for Vick's team. Although people who believe in the curse state that the featured player will wind up having a weak or injury-prone season, EA officials point out that Ray Lewis and Eddie George appeared on the covers of the 2005 and 2001 versions, respectively, and had successful seasons without injury. However, both NFL stars on the cover of the 2006 and 2007 game versions have sustained season shortening injuries, with Donovan McNabb injuring his chest in week 1 of 2006, and Shaun Alexander breaking his foot in week 3 of 2007.

Barry Sanders

* The first NFL player to be on a Madden NFL cover was Barry Sanders in 1999, for Madden 2000. He shared the cover with the then-customary picture of John Madden. However, a week before training camp began in 1999, Sanders abruptly retired - ending his career and leaving the Detroit Lions without their star running back of the previous 10 years. Sanders' part in the curse is debated because he is not pictured alone on the box, and he had willingly retired.


Dorsey Levens

Dorsey Levens was also featured on the 2000 cover, but that version of the game is much less common. He was cut by the Green Bay Packers in 2001, and finished his career in 2004.

Eddie George

* Eddie George, then of the Tennessee Titans, who graced the 2001 box, was the second 'cursed' player. Although he had the best year of his career, rushing for 1,509 yards, catching 50 passes for 453 yards and scoring 16 total touchdowns, he was cursed by bobbling a pass in the playoffs. The pass was then intercepted by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who returned the ball for a touchdown. George, (up until then) known for his durability, would also get injured the following season. After regularly averaging nearly 4 yards per carry in his first five seasons and rushing for over 1,300 yards in each one, he averaged only 3 yards per carry and rushed for career lows of 939 yards and 5 touchdowns in the 2001 season. For the rest of his career, he never averaged more than 3.5 yards per carry, but did rush for over 1,000 yards twice and scored 14 touchdowns in 2002.


Daunte Culpepper

* Former Minnesota Vikings star quarterback Daunte Culpepper appeared on the 2002 cover, and the Vikings struggled to a 4-7 record until Culpepper was shelved with a season-ending knee injury.


Marshall Faulk

* Running back Marshall Faulk of the St. Louis Rams, who was on the 2003 box, suffered an injury and had a bad season overall. He never broke through the 1,000 yards rushing mark for the rest of his career.


Michael Vick

* Very shortly after Madden 2004 was released featuring Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick on the cover, Vick was injured during a preseason game, suffering a fractured right fibula. Vick played in only the last 5 regular season games, finishing with only 585 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. The Atlanta Falcons missed the playoffs and were already out of contention by the time Vick returned from his injury. They finished the season with 5 wins and 11 losses, a stark contrast to the team's 9-6-1 record the season prior.


Ray Lewis

* Madden 2005 featured Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens. He had an injury that kept him out of the last game of the regular season. It was also Lewis' first season without a single interception, after posting a career-high 6 the previous year. The Baltimore Ravens also failed to make the playoffs that season (2004), after winning their division the year before. Furthermore, in Week 6 the following year, Ray Lewis' season was ended by an injury.


Donovan McNabb

* The Philadelphia Eagles' star quarterback Donovan McNabb was on the cover of Madden NFL 06. Prior to the 2005 season, McNabb had a highly-publicized feud with his teammate, wide receiver Terrell Owens (who was, coincidentally, the cover athlete for rival Sega Sports' ESPN NFL 2K5, though no "Curse" had been associated with that series of games and won't be, since EA purchased exclusive rights to the NFLPA, thereby eliminating any NFL-based competition). Also, in the first game of the regular season, McNabb took a hit to the chest from the helmet of Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Chad Lavalais. After the game, it was revealed that McNabb had a 'sports hernia' [2] that needed surgery. Refusing to have the required season-ending surgery while the Eagles (who had made the Super Bowl the previous season) still had a chance to make the playoffs, McNabb played in discomfort and pain throughout the season. In the tenth game of the season, McNabb re-injured his groin when shoved to the ground by Dallas linebacker Bradie James while McNabb was attempting to tackle Dallas Cowboys defensive back Roy Williams, who was returning an interception for an eventual game-winning touchdown. McNabb did play the next series but was ineffective and then decided to pack it in for the rest of the season. On November 21, 2005, McNabb, on the advice of his doctors, opted to have season-ending surgery for his sports hernia; the Eagles had been eliminated from playoff contention and finished the year with a 6-10 record.[3] [4]


Shaun Alexander

* Madden NFL 07 cover-athlete and reigning-MVP Shaun Alexander of the Seattle Seahawks suffered an injury from a chipped bone in his left foot which he recieved during the first game of the season against the San Francisco 49ers. Alexander decided to play through the pain and his foot didn't bother him again until the week 3 game against the New York Giants. While taking the ball from quarterback Matt Hasslebeck and running it in for a touchdown, Alexander slightly twisted his ankle and might have landed badly on his chipped foot. So far reports have that he will be out indefinitely with a broken bone in his foot.[5]

--This is from Wikipedia

BONUS LINK: World's Worst bathrooms...these actually look alright to me.

Ode to my fine friend Bread

I thought it time to say hey "Blow me"! Hear are the lyrics.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Caption Contest

Leave your caption in the comments.

BONUS LINK: Nazi Sea Monkeys - no joke.

Get Your Lee Deng-Hui T-shirts Ready!

That's right, Wednesday, August 8th, 2007.

Jeezus Tunderin'

The stars aligned and the cosmos shined on a team from Seattle. For 3 hours between 1 pm and 4 pm on Sunday, September 24, the Seattle Seahawks were the better team. The Seahawks rocked and rolled in the first half and looked unstoppable. They tried hard to give it up in the second half, but were able to hold off the invaders from Gotham. If only the game was 90 minutes long. Just wait till next week!
Here's a HOWIGATI, just to make me feel better about looking at this post.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

How much would you pay...

for a genuine, plastic Louis Vuitton, man purse? Well, Leo, at Meat and Mash paid this much.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

miracle saru, spring scream '06

Watch the video
Tokyo based Miracle Saru set intro, April 2006, Kenting, Taiwan...

Humbled by An Amazing Team

Well last Sunday The Giants of New York did the impossible and made an amazing forth quarter comeback to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles!!! I was amazed at the poise and charecter all the Giants showed .. They have proven to be a force to be reckoned with.. So much so that I have changed my pick in pro line from the lowly Seattle Seahawks at home to the Amazingly talented New York Giants.. There is no way in hell that the Seahawks have a chance aginst such a superpower that is the Giants. I mean the Seahawks did in fact blow it in the Superbowl last year against the Steelers.. I almost feel sorry for the Seahawks, I mean a 2 - 0 record playing at home and then the dominating destructive squadron of the Giants rolls in to town .. This may be the demise of the Seahawks season as we know it.. GO GIANTS!!!!!!!!!! :) How many times do the Cowgirls have to face this unstoppable menace ?? For the love of all Texans I hope not twice!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 22, 2006


This shot was taken using my camcorder - seems like it does better than 7 megapixel Sony digital camera. Could it be the better lens?

Guy Clark Review, Missoula 9/21/06

You must respect a man who stands up at the begining of a concert, says 'I'm old and I get bored with playlists. I'll play what I feel like and you can ask for whatever you want. I can't promise I'll remember every song, but I'll do my best.'

After those first words, Mr. Clark entered into a series of old favorites and tunes from the new album (entitled Workbench Songs). Then the fans started shouting out tunes like 'Baton Rouge' and 'Coat from the Cold' and the show was ON. People would shout at a tune, he'd tell a story about it, and then play it. Highlights included the obvious renditions of L.A. Freeway (a true story inspired by a landlady who was taking an axe to a grapefruit tree because it was pushing up her concrete patio), Let Him Roll, and Desperados Waiting for a Train (about his Grandmother's boyfriend). Less assuming highlights included the aforementioned Baton Rouge, two new tunes (Magdalene and Analog Girl), Immigrant's Eyes (complete with a small memory lapse mid-song), and The Cape. After two hours Mr. Clark wrapped it up, not bad considering he had no chair and just stood there playing the entire time.

To any interested parties, if you get a chance while visiting North America to catch Mr. Clark, it will be either a good cultural experience or a nice affirmation that things on this side aren't all bad. In fact, they're pretty darn fine.

Ask a Meat Man

Dear M-Man,

Lately I have seen and read of many accounts of meatless vegans preaching heresies attacking the Great Smoky ( Hallowed by Thy Game ) Hale and his disciple, the right Colonel Harlan Sanders ( Assorted Pieces Be Upon Him).

They attack and profane the House of Sanders. They attack our way of life. They would have us replace our nurturing of living, breathing animals for slaughter with mere plants! As devout, practicing carnivores, my friends and I have no recourse but to declare Yee-Hawd! upon them. We will begin by burning down all fields that produce curly parsley. Then, we will display our righteousness in a bisecting of Woody Harrelson with the beak of a KFC chicken (original recipe). We ask that you lend your voice to ours in demanding that the USDA declare all fields not dedicated to sustaining tasty animals culinarily insensitive, and burned. Especially lima bean fields because...well, they just suck. Will you assist us in this cause?

Irate Baster
Dear Baster,

I find little in your sentiments that I can agree with - though that Woody Harrelson thing sounds pretty interesting. No one has ever been brought to Meatism by the cleaver, knife or fork. Have you truly read the Words given us by Smoky? Or has some fringe Aluminum-Foiler skewed your thinking? You should know that anything burnt is the sign of the inexpert grillsman (However, I will grant sufferance on the lima bean thing). Be certain, there shall be no smoke other than that of a thin, bluish wisp escaping toward the heavens. Therefore, for your penance, I have decided that you shall attend to a brisket 8-10 hours until rendered barbecued while assuming Position 5 of Smoky's 5 Basic Barbecue Positions.

Yours truly,
An M-Man
Newley Purnell is in Bangkok covering what there is to be covered of the coup. He also gets a mention over at Instapundit.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

I wasn't sure...

whether the General Assembly president behind Chavez was laughing or not, until I saw this one.


Irony: incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result

Ex: (Via Hsu Yung-ming 徐永明, Taipei Times) - Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairman Shih Ming-teh (施明德), leader of the protest against Taiwan president, Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), silently enduring / savoring his red-clad protesters watch and cheer an actor impersonate the late dictator Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國). Chiang and his father, Chiang Kai-Shek, jailed Shi for 25 years, 13 of them in solitary confinement. Chen Shui-bian was part of his defense team.

Vacation Pics

Wonder where I'll be Thursday Night?

Eat your heart out John, it's good to be on this side of the Pacific, occasionaly.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

It's hard to defend Bush

Especially when they find him making stupid doodles like this during a foreign policy meeting.

UPDATE: Actually, these doodles were made by John F. Kennedy. They probably make more sense now since we don't have a blockade of Cuba going on right now.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


just cuz i am feeling a little saucy.

Hey, Frenchie. Where's the post you promised me. I know you are probably heartbroken, and I figure the tv took a beating, but it's ok, you can't win them all. HA! GO GIANTS!!
The greatest comeback in sports history. Eli for president.

And on another note, there will be a fantasy hockey draft. Saturday, Sept. 30 at noon, at FuBar. If interested, let me know. Should have 10 or so teams.
God Bless Women.

Happy Birthday Kevlar!

Yamaha sales are up.

A-Bien is helping to promote the sale of this new model of scooter. Sales in Taiwan are increasing. A-Bien was quoted as saying " I will promote any anti-foreign campaign to get this red monkey off my back!" Susuki was one of the first scooter companies to file a lawsuit citing "un-fair subsidization, and trading practices" other scooter companies are expected to file later this week.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Chalk Art

A co-worker showed this to me the other day... I thought it was pretty neat.

Julian Beever's sidewalk illusions... all done with chalk!

Red A how'd you like to have this guy's chalk contract?

Sunday, September 17, 2006


I'm going to win!!!!!!

Norm MacDonald on the Croc Hunter. Also Peter McKay and Condy Rice gettin' busy? (video)

Sometimes Better than N.F.L


I'm telling you this.. I love College ball! The excitement , the fans , the College girls!! I Just finished watching the 11th ranked Michigan Wolverines battle the 2nd ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame .. What a game !!!!! I was very impressed with the play of both teams ! And the catch by the reciever for that team was something else but nothing like that run from the other teams and the throwing by that QB !! Wow what a great game!!!!!!!!!!! Great Offense and Defense !!!!! I'm very tempted to tell the final score just to be able to create a post with alot of comments , but if Dwayne took the liberty to tape GO WATCH IT!!!!!!!! College Ball may just be more exciting than the NFL.!!!!!!!!!!

Neil Young's "Let's Impeach the President" (audio only)

Neil Young 'Living with War' blog.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Check out this music video!

This is a pretty original music video. The song is pretty good too.
I tried to embed the video, but blogger keeps telling me the link is wrong. Maybe it's spacing? Am I doing something wrong?

Also, Rye maybe you can help me out with this one, I'm looking for a copy of Neil Young's most recent album. I'm also looking for the movie he released last year. If anyone has this I would love to borrow it!

P.S. Last nights game of baseball was the most boring game I have ever seen. The 11th inning was exciting, but that's about it!

Friday, September 15, 2006


Have a great day. Don't forget to vote in the new poll.

The Best Fantasy Sports Post Ever

There will be no more fantasy sports posts from me.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Baseball Anybody?

Les Sinon Bulls are playing tomorrow night in town at 6:35.
If anybody is interested give me a call or e-mail me.

Go Bulls!

Texans eat these with black eyed-peas

This praying mantis started as a little bugger when I arrived for vacation, but was 4-5 cm long at the end. A gentleman caller was seen visiting her perch, but disappeared soon after.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Irwin fans in 'revenge attacks'?

If this is true it's the dumbest thing i've heard all week and I work at wei dao...

I guess they didn't really get Steve's whole message...

Stingrays found dead with tails cut off...

Soaring with Stallworth!!!!!!

Well , another season has bagan and I'll be quite honest, the Eagles are looking fantastic.. Now we lost T.O , yes , that is a fact.. TO went to Dallas and contributed to thier LOSE with some great play.. He is still the best in the league!! Now , the Eagles on the other hand with newly acquired WR Donte Stallworth hit the skies and soared into Houston where they anihilated , embarrased , demolished , destroyed , trounced, decimated and flat out beat and out played the lowly Texans.. Now to the Texans I say congrats on overlooking Reggie Bush and taking Mario Lemieux, no no sorry i meant Andretti, oops dammit what the hell is his name again?? If he made at least one tackle this past game maybe I could look him up!1 Oh wait , I know , Ill ask IJ who drafted him in fantasy!!!!! heheehe!! Where was I ? Oh yes, EAGLES FLYING HIGH!! BRING ON THE GIANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Id add a photo , but you need to work for greatness so scroll down you dirty rats !!!!! GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Laoban Expanding Service

For Frenchie and Bread

Monday, September 11, 2006

More Awards

The Rush Limbaugh Award for not knowing when to keep your trap shut goes to...J-Hole! For walking up to the bar and giving away the result of the upcoming football game. Now, he knows better than that, and some think it should cost him ten beers, but we at Nihowdy are content to just let him wallow in the pit that is his own shame. This time. Should it happen again, we will have to force him to wear a Rams jersey, LANCE'S Rams jersey!
And on another sad note, the New York football Giants lost to the Colts, but keep a stiff upper lip, my faithful, the Super Bowl is still within our grasp.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Last Chance

to get into week 1 of the football pool. sheets are going fast, so hurry on down to FuBar and plunk down your hard earned "matchsticks" (wink, wink), and go up against some of the best prognosicators in the business, or at least on Soho St...John "The Angry Texan", Jerry "The Greek", and Laoban (stumbling and bumbling).
NFL/NCAA at FuBar:
Today: Ohio St. @ Texas 2:30
Monday: Indy @NY Giants 6 pm, Seattle @ Detroit 8:30 ISH!
Tuesday: Minnesota @ Washington 6 pm, San Diego @ Oakland 8:30 ish.
Wednesday: Dallas @ Jacksonville 6 pm, Replay- Viewer's Choice

and here, in honour of the US Open winner, is the HOTW, better late than never. more like the HOWIGATI (figure that out, and get a free beer.)

Saturday, September 09, 2006

College Football Live! (almost)

The number 1 and 2 teams will meet Saturday for the top spot in Austin, Texas. Ohio State seems to be the favorite, especially considering that UT cornerback, Tarell Brown, will be on the sidelines( unarmed) possibly accompanied by His Whine-ee-ness, Jake Gylakasdhalll. Nevertheless, us Taichungians can view it Sunday, 2:30pm at FuBar. College football fans come out and support the Longhorns in this game. Afterward we plan to go to the school and throw the pigskin around.

P.S. D-Wayne says he'll give you your first beer free if you're in time for kick-off and drink two more ( or so I have written).

Im Never Keeping Others Business Afloat!!

I Hold the Award with Pride!

I had some shit to figure out back here , mentally , physically and all that stuff! But im sorry mother fuckers but now you got me ! I have a thought that pops in my head ITS ON THE BLOG !!!! LOVE YOU GUYS TO BITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh its true , love it or hate I DONT CARE , read it you will , comment, probably not but hehehheehhhehhehehehehehhe YEAH BABY IM BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FEAR IT!!!!!!!!!!! BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Award Time

The Pain in the Butt Award goes to...Bread! - for disappearing the banner photo and making me relocate the code to insert pictures again.

The Eternal Turkey Award goes to...Karl! - for once again setting himself up for my amusement.

The Knute Rockne Outstanding Technological Achievement Award goes to...D-Wayne! In a category that had been dominated by veteran hunt-and-pecker, PJ, rookie D-Wayne snatches the coveted leather helmet in his first outing. In recording all but the final 3 minutes of the NFL opener, he was able to use thousands of more dollars to achieve what PJ could do for a buck-eighty.


Well done IJ , hahahahahah!! NICE!!!

Change the God Damm Vote thing!

Good Lord i swear the brass at this Blog are the laziest bunch of JABRONI"S I have ever witnessed , honestly change the %^%^$$%%&*% vote thing ! May I make a suggestion! WHO IS GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!!!!!!! Good God , oh and trivia what flag is that , city and state?????

Am I Going to Hell??????

Does this rule only apply to thos slack jawed yokels in Houston and the rest of Texas??? Big John?? IJ?? Does it apply if when you are staying in bed screaming OH GOD , if you are by yourself??? Maybe I need to join a church on Sunday!! Oh wait , its Football season! I'll take my chances ! GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!! Brettski good luck in school ! Deano , where are you nowadys???? Lance you are a neandrathal!!! Everyone else keep on keeping on!!!! RIP Croco Hunter!!!!

Friday, September 08, 2006


AWESOME GAME I CANT BELIEVE THE _____________________________________________________________ WON AND THEN THE QB FOR ________________________________________________________________ DID THAT AFTER THAT RUNNING BACK _____________________________________________________________ UNREAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank God football has started!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Fuck , it has come to me again! I was thinking Eagles but then Im not sure if you guys in taiwan have heard the news yet that Jerry (Commander Cardy's) beloved team has gone the route of the Cowboys.. One would think a team coming off a Superbowl year wouldn't have to resort to such tactics.. Needless to say they are from Seattle and to be honest I think thier new team logo is hot!!!!!

Attention, Karl!

Not even 12 hours had passed (including recounting-my-money time and sack time) since I left Karl's home from a night of poker playing until I was able to secure a couple of bags of black-eyed peas for the Commander and myself. A three minute drive to Hsiang Shang (向上) market and a stop at the first stand that sold beans was all it took. So, to respond in kind to Karl's " Black-eyed peas in Taiwan? No way, dude," I say, "Way."

That was the easy part. The hard part was trying to get a real answer from the boss of the store.

Me: I would like fresh peas. Do you have any?
Boss: You want to grow them?
Me: No, I want to eat them.
Boss: But you just bought some.
Me: I know. But I want to buy fresh ones.
Boss: Ahhhh.
Me: Do you sell any?
Boss: Not many people eat black-eyed peas in Taiwan.
Me: I know. Do you sell any?
Boss: Not many people buy black-eyed peas in Taiwan.
Me: Can I buy fresh black-eyed peas in Taiwan?
Boss: I don't know.
Me: Where do you get the dried ones?
Boss: They're difficult to find.
Me: Where do you get them? Are they imported?
Boss: I don't know. Maybe.

You see, black-eyed peas just happen to be my favorite non-meat. They are a staple for people in the South and Texas. I grew up thinking everyone knew what they were and always ate them. I grew up thinking wrong. Many of my friends, who now know better, had never heard of them and (gasp!) didn't know you always ate them on New Year's Day for good luck.

Ignorance remedied is acceptable. Continued obtuseness is not. I remain miffed that I still see all these recipes that call for dried peas. Not everyone has access to fresh peas I know. But, when I see southern cooks use dried over fresh, I become nonplussed - yes, nonplussed. Where are the snaps? They come in a pod, you know. You shell about 3/4 of the peas and break the rest into pod-intact snaps. More texture, color and flavor. If you can, buy fresh, shell and snap them and you will thank me. This isn't even opinion. It's fact (just as it's a fact that steamed dumplings are far superior to water dumplings).

But sometimes we make do with what we have - dried peas. Still no problem. There are many recipes, like Hoppin' John, but I prefer them without rice, by them beautiful selves. Before cooking you need to soak them. You can cover them in water and let soak overnight, drain and rinse, or you can use the quick soak method. Again, cover in water, bring to a boil for about 1 minute, kill the heat, cover and let sit for about an hour. Drain and rinse and you're ready to cook. Chop up a little pork belly or sausage and brown. Add the peas, water to cover, your seasonings and cook until done but not mushy. A popular variation is Texas Caviar. I'll post a recipe from Tom Perini's cookbook later - I'm giving you credit, Tom, so don't sue me. I always go to your steakhouse when I'm home.

If you're ever in Texas, you can visit the "Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World," in Athens, Texas (in the middle of Trinidad, Lake Palestine and Gun Barrel City). Attend the Black-Eyed Pea Jamboree or the monthly Pea Pickers Square and Round Dance. Or, you can join the International Black-Eyed Pea Appreciation Society, founded by Rip Torn's father, Elmore Rural Torn (if you can find them).

I forgot my point???

I swear I did have a point to this post, hmmmmm????What was I trying to say?? Oh well if it comes to me I'll post another!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

That time again

Time for NFL football pools. Sheets for the whole season will be available at FuBar tonight at 7:30 and since I am late in getting them out, everyone gets a freebie for the Thursday night game, which i will show on Friday night at 6. Same old, a yearly pool and a weekly.
Super Bowl prediction: Giants/Colts

Damn! Where was this in the 80s?

Turns out teens are performing oral sex at a much more frequent rate recently. I'm gonna try this line out the next time some cutey tells me no:

Oral sex can be safer than penetrative sex: It dramatically reduces the risk of contracting HIV and reduces the effects of some other sexually transmitted infections (although you can still pick up herpes, warts, and thrush). An infection that might have made a girl infertile instead gives her a sore throat.

Yep, just a sore throat honey....

I especially like the supply and demand concept of oral sex. Nothing beats integrating economic theory and oral sex. Except intercourse of course. That beats it hands down.

Congratulations Dean-O

Hope abounds. Knocking off D-1 programs is nice (right A.J.?). Now, if they can just do the same in roundball.


'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin speared through the heart by stingray. Dead at 44...

Monday, September 04, 2006

As our fearless leader mentioned we had the 3rd annual Soho St. NFL draft yesterday. First overall pick was Larry Johnson, and the last was Matt Leinart. The Commander walked away happy, since he got his Pin Up Boy, Alexander. Here are a few snippets of overheard conversations. And a bonus pic of HOTW.

1) "Ahman Green??"

2) "Who's the idiot that took a kicker?"

3) "You F***er! I wanted Eli!"

4) "He's got the best tight end, and I've tried them all."

5) "Marty Booker!!"

6) "Where's Jeff and Dave?"

7) "What do you think happens when you pass out?"

8) "Who's turn is it?"

9) "Is he taken?"


Bob Dylan - Modern Times

Thanks to Dean-O's prodding, I picked up Dylan's new album today. Wow. Solid all the way through and without question his best since Saved! Who knew he still had it in him? I mean, Time out of Mind and Love and Theft were solid enough, but his voice was still grating more often than not. Modern Times beats the pants of off them. Many positive reviews have been written about this latest album, most of which I figured were hyperbole. It's not Highway 61 Revisited, but then what is? Nice effort for a senior citizen. Nettie Moore (track 8), When the Deal Goes Down (track 4) and Thunder on the Mountain (track 1) are highlights, but the whole album is stacked. Cheers Dean-O for the forwards and pick up a copy yourself.

Not sure if you guys are aware, but Dylan is hosting a radio show for XM radio on Wednesdays called 'Time Radio Hour', most of which can be downloaded from various torrent sites. He basically is chatting with his guitar and going through some serious early roots shit. Fantastic program if you happen by it.

Sunday, September 03, 2006


here's a link to their home page - Blame Society Productions

The second best fantasy sports post ever

Yes, we had a fantasy football draft. Let me give you the nuts and bolts of it for those of you who are not familiar with it: We draft, we drink, we win or lose and repeat the last two until the season is over. That's it. Usually, that is the way it is. However, this time Dave ( real name, Dave) purchased a one month old barber chair for $2,000 NT from the dead fashion store across from FuBar.

This season, we have all agreed that the last place finisher will get the privilege of sitting in the chair and getting a Kojak. Not a close crop. A cut and a shave. If you're really lucky, you might get Captain Beer to buff it, too.

Beer Factory Tour 8-6-06

Well, it wasn't exactly a tour...

it was more of a sit-down-and-drink-cheap-Taiwan-Draft-beer activity...

the topics... Texas vs. Colorado... Lance's D-Wayne fetish...

D-Wayne's exhibitionism... Big John spreading the love as usual ...

This all went down 4 weeks ago today...


Comments Please

Now before I delve into an argument with which I have done no research whatsoever, I would like to hear others views on the recent recommendation that four soldiers accused of planning and then carrying out a slaying of civilians in Iraq be put to death. Views from our resident hawks (J-Hole and Red-A), resident dissenters (AJ and Dean-O), resident ex-military (Ponce), wanna-have-a-vote Canadianers (Big-El, Stoney, PIMP), don't give a shit Canucks (Frenchie, Kevlar, etc.), and anybody else would be greatly appreciated.

My problems with this idea are many, not the least of which is my abhorence of the death penalty itself and sincere hope that it be abolished in the USA. However, that's more of a non-issue here, since it is, after all, policy. However, if the act of premeditative murder did occur, and if they were not just following orders, are we sending a message to Iraqi's that we are serious about punishing our own (in a cultural/penal setting they can relate to and appreciate) or are we sending it to our own citizens by saying that we will not tolerate such deeds? Are we imparting a message to our own soldiers to act with civility or are we scapegoating them for our failures? Wish I had some answers for this myself, and the story seems to hinge on the soldier that witnessed the act and was allegedly threatened if he didn't keep his mouth shut.

Of course, if the three accused soldiers' story is true, that presents a whole host of problems well beyond the scope of the initial comment request. Thoughts?

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Yee Haw

Tomorrow is draft day, where the men are separated from the little girls (that's you, Frenchie)
This year will be different, I will not be denied!
Here's the HOTW.

Drift Racing part 2

Here's a longer clip of the drift racing. Enjoy!


I haven't been to seduce in a few years. I may return one day. Here's why.
That's some serious bikini party!

Drift Racing in Taiwan

During my ass-kicking at poker last night, we were discussing drift racing in Taiwan. Some people have never heard the term, so I thought I would try posting my video footage and a pic.

This is a short clip from a close angle. (Congrats Pimp on your first posting)

The short clip was recorded at Encore Gardens. Rumour has is they race quite often up there. I will try and find more info and post a date for anyone interested.

A second clip will follow providing this clip works.

Library card

The art museum has a large collection of English childrens books. The library card is free and allows you to take out six books for a month.

Secrets of Gambling

Chinese believe that long nose hair leads to the loss of money. Before playing MahJong or cards it is wise to trim those nose hairs. Hogwash! I said.
After being forced by Rye and San to watch Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, I felt compelled to invest in this gadget. Sogo tenth floor next to the manly refrigerators and appliances 888 nts.
Last night in a quiet game of poker I walked away with plenty-o-cash.
Shaving will help you find love.
Trimming will help you win money.


Alright so it is that time... I will win the fantasy League , that goes without saying! Who is that high school grad on the far left?? Honestly who goes to thier grad drunk??? Anyway , Eagles win , who cares about the rest ! GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!