Thursday, July 21, 2005

Mont Garceau in summer complete with a water bomber. Posted by Picasa

I have this friend JS who always seems to have a dozen kittens around. Here is is with no exception. Posted by Picasa

Waterbombers!! Thousands of fires and lots of waterbombers. Thats what you get when it's so hot and dry for so long. Nightly lightning storms don't help. Posted by Picasa

Hot hot heat

What's up with this weather? I haven't seen a hot streak like this ever in Montreal. I guess it makes up for all of the cold wet years we had recently.

I went for a morning wakeboard ride on Saturday and ended up staying out for 12 hours. Needless to say, I got pretty hosed and sunstroked. Oh yeah, got busted by the lake cops in the AM for not having numbers and having no spotter. Thats a first, smoothed it out to just a warning.

I turned on my sprinklers on sat. because my lawn was dying. Ended up draining my well. I though my pump burnt out so I took apart my pump and reservoir, valves, EVERYTHING on Sunday at 6:00AM after being woken up by a squirrel at 5:30. Oh yeah, the squirrel was in my living room, spent half an hour chasing it out. Five hours later, I figured out that the well refilled and there was air in the supply line, reversed the pump and pumped water into the well, turned the pump around and it worked. Phew, just in time for a baby shower where I was in a vegetative state for half a day.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Gotta love the Asian arts

I don't know what country (Japan I think) this is from but check out this sausage sculpture site complete with instructional videos, courtesy of the Nippon Ham company.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Chuck Carothers

My post about Chuck Carothers unbelievable body varial seems to have been indexed by a couple of video search engines so I'm getting lots of traffic from that page.

If you came to this site from that page, let me know what you were searching for and why Chuck Carothers is so hot nearly a year after his varial.

Don't be shy, you can post anonymously.


This 34 year old woman was piloting a boat and somehow got knocked into the water. Everybody below deck was asleep and had no idea until they ran aground. So they call the Coast Guard and a search begins. The original boat starts heading back home nine hours later and randomly runs into the lady in the middle of the ocean 15km from where everybody is looking for her. It just so happens that they decided to sail in and not motor so they heard her yelling in the water. The lady is doing fine. What a story.

It's quite unbelievable how most people give up much easier challenges than floating in the middle of the Pacific ocean wearing shorts and a sweatshirt for 9 hours. I think we can all learn something from this fiesty broad.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Nice picture of the Decarie expressway flood last week. Posted by Picasa

3 propellers, 1 shaft, 1 strut, gelcoat x 3, 1 bumper, 2 end caps, and 4 buoys, not bad for 3 years work. Posted by Picasa

Me and Chuckie D - hitting the dirt. For the record, I didn't touch his package. Posted by Picasa

Macked out Murano Posted by Picasa

24 ducklings - busy Mama Posted by Picasa

Weekend review

Another great weekend passed me by. I bought a 2500psi gas powered pressure washer for 270 bucks at CT, what a beast - the thing can shoot a hole right through you. I also received and installed a new grill from my Murano so it doesn't look like the 5 other Muranos at every freaking corner. When I bought the car, it was rare, now they're everywhere and pissing me off. I am totally digging the new look.

What else? I rewired the power lines for my boat stereo last week so it wouldn't cut out every time the lights or heater went on, works a little too well because the amps were overheating. I dropped in some 12v computer fans and we're good to go. I'll install the MP3 toys next weekend.

I can't tell you exactly what I did on Saturday night but I can tell you that it was a lot of fun. Ask me in person and maybe I'll give it up. Sunday, a whole pack of people hooked up in the middle of the lake and hung out. I got everybody in my boat for some surfing - 10 bodies + full ballasts + 300lbs of sand = huge wake (5'). The new propeller did a great job.

Friday, July 08, 2005

This is cool

I've been mucking around with half a dozen MP3 car/boat science projects for a while now and for the most part it's a pretty messy fit. Most new cars will be iPod ready but first off I don't have a new car and second, I don't have (or like) ipods.

This new car stereo with SD flash card slot and a usb port is really promising though because it opens the door to some mega cool scenarios.

Three years from now, this post is going to seem retarded. I'll remind you about it then.

CNN and the Arab voice

CNN has an article out today that says more or less the same thing that I was saying yesterday.

The face of the future

I had this discussion with a friend of mine about three years ago that major news stories were going to break by cell phone video within the next 12 months. So I was two years early but here it is:

Thursday, July 07, 2005

The House keeps Cracking

On a lighter note, my August crackhouse post is #1 on Google image search!!!

Wooo hoo, that's pretty cool!

Londons burning

First off, my condolences to all my English friends - I know that there are a few of you that drop in here. I just don't understand the strategy behind bombing London. It seems like these extremists are just trying to stick a wedge between all Muslims and everybody else. I can't see how this is going to work because the moderate Muslims would not possibly support this kind of absurd statement of violence. So what happens then? Moderate Muslims are now speaking out to denounce these events and from what I understand are starting to work pretty hard at turning in the radical elements that hide in their midst.

While the average joe might increase his angst and distrust for all Muslims, I think that the majority of people will realize that the moderate Muslim community is being alienated from their radical element every time something like this happens and frankly they are the most important partner to minimizing these atrocities.

Sure technology and clampdowns may reduce this garbage but it will never go away as long as there is a first and third world. Even then, even rich kids express themselves violently for absurd reasons (eco terrorists, PETA...)

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Here's a pic of Marc throwing down a huge inverted off axis something or the other from two weeks ago. The dude lands a dozen inverts in a row, pretty inspiring to ride with. This past weekend, the weather sucked but a whole whack of people dropped by. I spent two hours underwater trying to change my propeller, finally got somebody to do it for me out of the water - took 10 minutes. The old prop was totally wrong for the boat and the new one has so much torque that it is a little scary. Did a bit of power turns on Sunday and had a few frightening G-force skids!! Phew. I'm back on the motocross, still a little sketchy but having a lot of fun. My arms are seriously aching from underwater prop pulling and a couple of hours of MX. Posted by Picasa