Friday, May 30, 2008

Harvey Korman has passed away.

HARVEY KORMAN . . . who made comedy MAGIC on "The Carol Burnett Show" from 1967 to 1977 . . . died yesterday.

--Korman . . . who was 81 . . . had suffered an aneurysm four months ago, and apparently died of complications from that. He had undergone several major surgeries in the ensuing months.

--Korman is probably best known for SCREWING UP. His inability to keep a straight face during sketches with "Carol Burnett" co-star TIM CONWAY were LEGENDARY.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Having some mac n cheese and corn fritters

Trying a new restaurant with the kiddo. The Woodland on s. Congress

I love this! Give these guys a huge Gap or Levi's contract

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New plan to get fit

My bike racing has been pretty weak this season and I've packed a few too many pounds back on. I'm starting a new plan with a new commitment. Yestday was cool. I did some lactate threshold and VO2 Max testing with some very cool, ridiculously smart guys at Source Endurance. Check out a couple pics from the test.

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It's not every day you get to see harrison ford have his chest waxed

Want to see a bald Cameron Diaz?

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Here's Cameron wearing a BALD CAP for a movie called "My Sister's Keeper". She plays the mother of a little girl with leukemia, who shaves her head in support of her daughter . . .

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gilbert Tuhabonye

Here is the book you want to get if you heard the amazing interview with Gilbert. Available at Book People, Run Tex and Amazon.

Kangaroos love golf!

This is amazing.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

This is great news, since I don't plan to ever road trip to a music fest

(The cable music channel) Fuse TV will be televising parts of this year's annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival. Fuse plans to air six hours of footage from the event, which is happening in Manchester, Tennessee, from June 12th through the 15th.

--Bonnaroo . . . which is going into its seventh year . . . has never been broadcast on national TV before. (--For more on Bonnaroo, including the lineup, go here . . .)

Another sneak preview at Living Lohan

Preview of the new 90210!

Killer movie trailer

this looks awesome. This is the trailer for "Tropic Thunder" starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.
Warning! This is an unedited trailer with some language.

Click here:

Mike Tyson has let himself go

Just so you don't accuse us of picking on women who have gained weight, I will tell you this. I passed on posting some "not so flattering" pics of Reese Witherspoon in a bikini. Instead, I opted to post some of Mike Tyson enjoying some buffet, Red Bull and Shampipple. Enjoy.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Waterslide fun

My buddy from high school, Larry just turned 40. He had a get together and since all of his friends have kids, he and his wife rented this insanely huge inflatable waterslide. Needless to say, my daughter had a blast on it.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

My daughter was in a play at the Zach Scott

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Ferras is studio. What an incredibly talented, Nice guy. Sings "Hollywoods not America"

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Ral with our prize dog, Diva

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Bike pub crawl with some friends

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Bike ride with the kiddo

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Dr. Ueckert and Ike

Out on a bike ride with my daughter. We stopped at Jo's coffe and ran into Dr. Ueckert cruising with his dog, Ike. Classic

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drawing beetles

Hangin at the airstream. Ral found a gorgeous black and white bettle. Bummer it was dead. Anyway she threw it in her bag so she could draw it later. Here she is, in the Airstream, drawing the dead beetle. Notice the poor dead model on the table by the crayons.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What does this mean?

My wife and I were in Los Angeles, sitting at an interesection and saw this business. Please explain to me what it means. Look at the neon on the right, "Nannies, Housekeep, Couples". What the heck, Couples? I have no idea what this means, do you?
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I hate when Texans look stupid nationally, but this story is pretty amusing

28-year-old Sheyla Hershey is a model from Houston, Texas, who recently went through her EIGHTH breast enhancement surgery.

--Her breasts are now 34FFF . . . but that's not enough for Sheyla. She wants to go bigger and set the record for the largest fake breasts in the world.

Sneak Preview of Denise Richards new show

Preview of "Living Lohan"

Wasn't sex in the City supposed to ignite the latest fashions? Check out what Sarah Jessica Parker wore to the London premier.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Gang Leader for a Day

This is the best book I have read in a looooooooooooong time. Best book since Freakanomics, which shouldn't be surprising since the author, Sudhir Venkatesh and the authors of Freakanomics are friends.
If you ever have any interest in Sociology whatsoever, this is one of the best studies ever done and the day by day account of it is mind boggling. It's amazing that Sudhir is still alive. I absolutely loved this book and it has changed my world view forever. That's the mark of a good Sociology book, right.
Mr. Venkatesh had the sack to walk into gang life at the Robert Taylor projects in urban Chicago and start asking questions. He became friends with one of the gang leaders and not only was spared his life, but gained friendship and inside knowlege of the inner workings of ganglife that he shouldn't have been allowed to see.
I don't want to spoil any of the jaw dropping stories from his years of hanging with the Black Kings. Let me just say this. This book makes you want to not only start reading more about poverty in America, it also motivates you to want to do something about it. It helps you better understand the problem and changes your whole perspective on social programs. This book really could change America. This should be a "must read" in high school curriculum.
I can't wait to see what Mr. Venkatesh writes about next. I loved this story and miss the gang... you have to read this to understand what I'm talking about.

Marley and Me

I love traveling. I had a trip to L.A. this past weekend and that gave me a min of 6 hrs of reading time. This just proved to me how much you really CAN read when you put your mind to it. I would like to read a couple books a month and I'm certain I can do it this year, this was proof. You just have to set aside the time.
I wanted to read Marley and Me for a couple reasons. Everyone has been talking about it for some time, so I grabbed it at a bookstore knowing nothing about it other than it's name kept coming up, that was several months ago. A couple weeks ago, it came up on the show and Sandy wondered if he should read it because it might be too hard, since he is a Labrador owner and lover. His dog is about 12 yrs old so he's starting to worry about losing him.
I said I would read it and let him know if he should read it. For some reason he trusts me with my judgement. After 12 years of working together, we look out for each other and protect each other... which is nice.
The book started out really slow... It was so cutesy and so pedestrian with it's little puppy anecdotes. I was bored and couldn't believe there was so much hype and even more chatter since it was being made into a movie staring Jennifer Anniston and Owen Wilson. Owen, overrated, Jennifer underrated.
Anyway, I sloughed through all the cuteness for the first 50-60 pages and then it got better and better. I'm so glad I stuck with it. The author starts sharing many personal things and the process of growing up and older and it wasn't so much about the dog. I loved that. The point was, that the dog was "there" for them through all if their hardships; babies, miscarriages, crime, moving, job changes, etc...
Although I have been labeled not so much a "dog lover" from my comments on the radio, I truly love dogs and everyone I have ever had. I still get sad when I think about my first dog, Lady, a beautiful and loyal Collie that I loved so much. Now my fondness is not so much for pure breds like Lady (she had papers and all the AKC crap), now my fondness is for the overlooked ugly mutts. I have hit the motherload with my current dog, Diva. She's ugly as sin and sweet as hell. She as a death row dog at the shelter and the best dog I have ever had.
My point is, stick with the book, love or hate dogs... and you will fall in love with this family and their household dog. I cried and cried on the plane as the book wrapped up... I don't want to give away to much. It was well worth reading. For the record, I highly recommended Sandy read the book. I think his appreciation for his dog will grow even more in his final years and that will be well worth it.
Cheers Marley, you will be missed. What a great story....

Teen not allowed in prom because of her dress. click link to see video

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My sexy dog!

Phil Ligget

Waiting on Chinese takeout. Having a beer. Digging through my iPhone.
Here is a pic from last summer at tour of GA where I ran into Phil L.
One of the best sportscasters ever.


Here's my little skater getting in some practice

Surfs up!

We've been having some fun with our daughter learning skateboarding. She seems to take to it and is picking up tricks quickly. We love to head to the Tx coast and hang on the beach, so I thought it might be good to teach her to surf this summer. Problem is, I have NO idea how to surf. :) guess we'll all learn together. Could be fun. Just got her a surfboard, it's on the way in the mail. Here's what I ordered.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

This is real, and legit. Check out this product for your kiddo's

This is pretty cool

This is Jennifer Anniston and Owen Wilson filming an actual scene for Marley and Me at a real Marlins game. Check it out:

Monday, May 5, 2008

Rare Magazine

Pick up your May issue of Rare Magazine. Free at local boutiques. This is the Rarest of the All issue which gave our JB and Sandy Morning Show some love and also Mix 94.7.

If you missed the April issue on the iphone. Here you go:

I really started to wonder if there was something wrong with me. Why don’t I “Love” my iphone. I hadn’t ever really thought about it until that strange man walked up to me and said, “Don’t you just LOVE your iphone?” He truly loved his and couldn’t quit talking about it. There I was, just sitting there having a cold Kirin Ichiban, waiting on take out Vietnamese, killing time after placing my order. To me, the iphone was just a crutch, so I don’t look so alone, when I’m really sitting there… alone. My true goal is not to get the food, or use my iphone, my only goal is to leave the house long enough to have a beer in a bar… a common trick among married men, waiting for takeout orders. Why do you think we always volunteer to go pick up the food anyway?

This guy wouldn’t let it go. “I LOVE my iphone”, he repeated. He wouldn’t let it go, explaining to me some of his favorite features. I tried to act very busy, but failed. He asked again, “Don’t you just love your iphone?” I said, “Well, it’s a nice phone, and it makes the calls I want, and gets my email.” He smiled with approval, expecting more. “...and it’s thin and fits in my pocket…and um…it makes the calls I want.” He assured me that I would learn to love it. He explained to me that he was a videographer and loves the convenience of doing “demos” from his iphone. Maybe I’m a jerk, but I had this guy pegged for a bad wedding videographer. The last thing I wanted to do on my alone time was watch some wart hog’s wedding on a strangers iphone. We exchanged a few more pleasantries and glanced at each others phones, which are identical, then he made his way back to his wife, whom had been ignored during our entire exchange. Then, it got really creepy. As I was leaving, saying my customary goodbyes to the staff, he waved from across the room, not with his hand but with his iphone. He pointed to it and then gave me the thumbs up. All I could think was “What a F!%*ing loser…it’s a PHONE!”

I’ve had many interactions like this since I purchased my iphone. Apparently, I didn’t get the memo that I was joining a cult. Can’t I just use the phone in anonymity? I really didn’t want it to define me. People love or hate iphones and their users. I don’t need this sort of drama in my life. I first found out how polarizing the iphone was when I started sending emails from it. I had not realized that it had a built in signature at the bottom of each email that said “sent from iphone”. I would say it was about a 50/50 split of people who were impressed saying “Nice, you got an iphone” vs. those annoyed saying “ewwwww, aren’t you special” in a very sarcastic tone.

Iphone people are starting to creep me out and I often consider taking it back. Not because I don’t want it, I just don’t want to be one of them, kind of like being a “Corvette Guy” or an Ugg boots girl. I like my phone, I like the size and I like that it does a fine job of calling people. Maybe my expectations are lower from a phone. Am I a rare breed that I don’t need Soduko on the go? I have to admit that one feature everyone is fascinated with and it’s pretty impressive, is the fact that you can swipe your finger across the screen to scroll through the photos. What I have come to realize is that when I am showing people pictures of my daughter, they aren’t even looking at the pictures, they are staring at their finger in amazement, much like the first time you saw an automatic toilet flush.

Now this is going to upset some people. Hang with me for a second and be honest with yourself, truly honest. My theory is that the iphone is directly targeted at insecure people. I admit it. I’m insecure. I wanted to be the cool guy with the cool phone. I wanted to be a shadow dancing silhouette blaring U2 or Jet. I wanted people to walk up to me and say “hey, cool guy…let me check out your cool pics”. I wanted them to flip through my music library and say “wow, man. I’m surprised at just how cool you are!” I was hoping friends would say “Hey, I haven’t checked out anything new on YouTube all day, can I borrow your phone?” None of this is happening! The people without iphones hate me and the people with them only want to show me theirs. My phone relationship with everyone I know now officially sucks.

Who let me buy this darn thing? Have you ever been in the Apple Store? It’s one of the most pretentious, overblown, pompous places I have ever been. I like the store, I just don’t love it. I like that the employees are helpful, I don’t like that they act like they invented the damn thing. I like that you can go in there and demo the product. I don’t like that seeing all the customers huddled around the iphones. It reminds me of a film I watched in Anthropology class where they handed a bunch of chimps tools, just to see what they would do with it. Didn’t take long before they were wacking each other in the heads. No different at the Apple Store.

I can’t believe I’ve joined adult equivalent of a high school clique. I hated the “in” crowd then, and I hate it now. I don’t want this iphone life anymore. I want to click my heels and go back to Kansas…please. I don’t want to make a social statement anymore, I just want to order a pizza!

For any of you Crackberry people out there laughing…don’t get me started. You’re not insecure, just narcissistic.

I'm speechless

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

I gotta get me some of these kicks, Mopac will never be the same

Ashley Dupree, Elliott Spitzer's hooker

She is sueing Girls Gone Wild for 10,000 million, saying that she was 17 and they got her drunk before asking her permission to video.

Take a look at the evidence.

David Blaine sets new world record