2015-08-31

MotoGP: Rossi's Girl is a Fan of Brad Pitt


Valentino's girl (Linda Morselli) is trying to get a piece of that Brad Pitt action!

"This is what happens when you touch my hand to Brad Pitt!"
~Valentino Rossi

Found on Valentino Rossi VR46 Official's Facebook page.

Car-ifornia: Davis With A Dash Of San Diego

1972 Ford Gran Torino Davis, CA



Volkswagen Beetle Davis, CA



Ford Pinto Davis, CA



Porsche 912 San Diego, CA





The Cali' Experience: Davis In August

2015-08-12 @ 0624 01 Sunrise Over Viridian Neighborhood

2015-08-12 @ 1821 Olive Tree Ln Davis

2015-08-16 @ 0626 01 Morning Sky On My Run





2015-08-26 @ 0718 Slow Motion Morning Sprinkler

 2015-08-28 @ 1923 Ice Cream Social At Stonegate Country Club


Current Events: Gun Control

2015-08-15

Funny: Bring Back These Old Swears

 

Every once in a while it's good to have a swear word in the chamber that will confuse the target and still give you the satisfaction of giving them what-for.  So rather than be like Murray in the above clip, resurrect one of these gems (originally found on matador network.com) for your next tirade.

21 amazing forgotten curse words we need to bring back 

1. Beardsplitter

A Victorian word for “penis.”

2. Bedswerver

A British slang word for “cheater,” invented by William Shakespeare himself.

3. Gadzooks!

A variant of “God’s hooks,” this old curse dates back as far as the 17th century, even though it sounds like it was invented for a 1940’s Batman comic.

4. Gadsbudlikins!

Meaning: “God’s body.” Another way of saying it is “Odd’s Bodikins!”

5. Arfarfan’arf

A Victorian term for a drunkard.

6. Rantallion

A weirdly specific Victorian word meaning “one whose scrotum is longer than his penis.”

7. Zooterkins!

A 17th century variant of “zounds!”, which was an expression of surprise or indignation.

8. Zounderkite

A Victorian word for “idiot.”

9. Bescumber

A word from the early 20th century meaning “to spray poo upon.”

10. Gamahuche

A Victorian word for oral sex.

11. Cacafuego

This word, which means “braggart,” is Spanish in origin, literally translating as “shitfire.” It was the nickname of a ship captured by the Pirate Sir Francis Drake, who is presumably the braggart referenced by the word.

12. Thunderation!

A variant on “What in tarnation?” which itself was a lightening-up of the word “damnation,” “thunderation” was popular in the United States back in the 1830’s and 40’s. It’s time for it to come back.

13. Fopdoodle

A dumbass.

14. Fustilarian

A time-waster, and another invention of Shakespeare’s.

15. Scobberlotcher

One who never works hard.

16. Smellfungus

This word, invented by Tristram Shandy writer Laurence Sterne, was made to refer to a man he met who complained about all of the wonderful places he had traveled to. The word later went on to mean any sort of buzzkill, but I think it should come back for it’s original meaning: whiny travelers.

17. Mumblecrust

A medieval word referring to a toothless beggar from a medieval theater comedy.

18. Mosquito-buggerer

It’s Medieval, and it’s exactly what it sounds like.

19. Rakefire

One who overstays their welcome. The term itself comes from the person who stays late and keeps the fire going, even though their host wants them to leave.

20. Bejabbers!

An Irish word imported to America which was used as a substitute for “By Jesus!”

21. Muckspout

Finally: one who swears too much.

2015-08-11

Meanwhile Back In Madison... Goodbye Philosopher's Grove

Image Source: The Badger Herald

“While I appreciate the continued efforts of the State Street BID to plan events in the area, there continue to be many complaints and concerns raised by business owners, visitors and residents,”

~(Madison Mayor) Paul Soglin 

Quote Source:  The Cap Times


 
"A sad day at Philosophers Grove at the top of State St in Madison as Wisconsin artist Jill Sebastian reclaims the space that her public art installation has occupied for more than 10 years. The 34 granite stones and 10 bronze forms, commissioned in 2004, are being removed abruptly this week with little notice to the artist, as part of a plan to re-purpose the area. Sebastian is disappointed as the public art was designed to open up the area. "When I was initially enlisted to create something, basically I was asked to create a democratic space, a space that was open to all and that you didn't have to buy a cup of coffee in order to spend time on State Street." Mayor Paul Soglin and Police Chief Koval cite security concerns in their decision to remove the artwork. Ms Sebastian is chalking the outline of her removed pieces with their assigned quote on the sidewalk where the pieces were installed and intends to complete the project this week." 

 

 Quote and Image Source: Facebook: Leslie Amsterdam's post via Occupy Madison

2015-08-05

Funny: Jimmy Fallon & Kevin Bacon (Fun, Fun, Fun First Draft)



First Drafts of Rock: "Fun, Fun, Fun" by The Beach Boys (w/Kevin Bacon) a skit from "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" is pretty childish and it seems like something I would come up with but here's the thing... You get the premise of the joke right away and you think it won't be funny but it's a slow burn.  Their dedication to the premise and the videography makes it pretty hilarious and it gets stuck in your head!

2015-08-02

Car-ifornia: The Monterey Edition


We took a trip to Monterey, CA and stayed at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte.  On my Friday morning run I was running back up the hotel drive at the end of my run the drive was pretty steep and to the left hand side of the sidewalk there was a wall.  I happened to look over the wall and down below was this little gem.  A raced-out 2012  Nissan GTR a little googling of the information provided by the cars decals found that the car belongs to Dangerous Enterprises Racing they seem to be a pretty homespun outfit but hey they're racing a Nissan GTR... They were in town to race at Laguna Seca that weekend.
 

On that same run I found a little dealership Mohr Imports that had:


a 1966 Porsche 912,


a 1977 Porsche Turbo Carrera (a 1988 BMW M3 in the background),


as well as a 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS!




Unsure what year this 911 is that we saw in the wild.



Here is a 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS in an outstanding blue!



Here is a Maserati Gran Turismo


Tesla Model S all look the same but I did see my first P85D in the wild this weekend too.




Lastly I saw this Audi S5 this morning before my last run, they're not too rare but I did like the satin paint and the rims that the owner chose for the vehicle.