Tuesday, February 28, 2006

thats what i'm talkin about!!!

Distillery to Revive 184-Proof Whisky

webcams to whiskey

LONDON - A Scottish distillery said Monday it was reviving a centuries-old recipe for whisky so strong that one 17th-century writer feared more than two spoonfuls could be lethal.

Risk-taking whisky connoisseurs will have to wait, however - the spirit will not be ready for at least 10 years.

The Bruichladdich distillery on the Isle of Islay, off Scotland's west coast, is producing the quadruple-distilled 184-proof - or 92 percent alcohol - spirit "purely for fun," managing director Mark Reynier said.

Whisky usually is distilled twice and has an alcohol content of between 40 and 63.5 per cent.

Bruichladdich is using a recipe for a spirit known in the Gaelic language as usquebaugh-baul, "perilous water of life."

In 1695, travel writer Martin Martin described it as powerful enough to affect "all members of the body."

"Two spoonfuls of this last liquor is a sufficient dose; if any man should exceed this, it would presently stop his breath, and endanger his life," Martin wrote.

Reynier put Martin's test to the claim and consumed three spoonfuls.

"I can tell you, I had some and it indeed did take my breath away," Reynier said.

Bruichladdich, a small privately owned distillery founded in 1881, plans to make about 5,000 bottles of the whisky, which Reynier estimated would sell for about 400 pounds (US$695, euro590) per case of 12 bottles. Although whisky lovers can place their orders now, the actual spirit will not be delivered for about 10 years.

"You get a better drink if you wait because of the basic oxygenation through the oak barrels," Reynier said.

In the meantime, customers will be able to watch the whisky's progress on the distillery's webcams.

Monday, February 27, 2006

The Sabine Ehrenfeld internet Fan Page

she's in my top ten, nuff said

The Sabine Ehrenfeld internet Fan Page

Sabine on imdb

Tim really likes socks on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

ala branded and BA

Tim really likes socks on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Lets review the weekend activities shall we?

Friday, I had to crash, I was tired, super tired. Saturday, I went over to take care of moms animals and whatnot, then started running errands. Got em done and went back to the pad and chilled. Saturday night a bit of Green Street Cafe in pasadena for Meatloaf. Don't ask me when the last time I WANTED meatloaf but figured this restaurant is good so give it a try, awesome, just tasty. We had zucchini bread, chinese chicken salad, grilled veggies, garlic mashed poes, and some iced tea. Then over to Kan n Brinzas to check out their new pad (declined the boiled meat pot something or other) which is quite nice I must say. All the usual group suspects were there and it was great to see them, drink with them and chill as always. I was the recipient of bad ass new window shades that look wicked good in my room as opposed to the black bed sheets that have been hanging there for two years. Laundry, dog play, dog item purchasing, yard cleaning and shirt making till late as hell followed on sunday. It was awesome and back breaking cause my back hurts like high holy hell. But I love it cause my soul feels good after making the shirts. And cleanish room (will finish tonight) and fresh sheets to lay in after a shower. It was a cozy sleep after a pain killer. Non narcotic pain killer followed this morning. Thought i was gonna get out early today but thats not going to happen.

Okay I was gonna get all crass, but this dude goes off in a good way!

YouTube - Autistic basketball player creates mayhem at game

Sunday, February 26, 2006

the way to a mans everything is through chocolate chip cookies

So I'm doing shirts for the newish neighbor. They're super cool peopple the missus is a bassist, the mister is a freelance artist and they have a daughter thats about 7-8 years old. She kicks ass and loves my dog. he loves her right back but she's cool as ice. a bit tomboy, and aware of everything around her. she plays on the wall inbetween the houses so she can get hirams attention. I'm thinking of hiring her to walk hiram 3 times a week (or more) for $5. She just may need someone to help her cause he outweighs her and is much much stronger. We're gonna work something out.

Friday, February 24, 2006

how's your o face?

beautiful agony - facettes de la petite mort view

I could go through brick wall unharmed

At the 5:38 mark of Paranoid Android. One of the best parts of a song in my book, ever. I think I could do just about anything listening to that.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

pretty funny

YouTube - Myspace The Movie

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Kudos Paul, once in a rare while you get to work with a bitch like this

Dig it, I do IT for a large housing company, and we have designers at our spot that are contract. Cutting to the chase i was setting up the sole mac in the building up with email for the new guy when this lady, we'll call her brillo-zibub, came in to talk to him about what he's going to be doing. I found out Brillo-zibub is pretty new to the job and is considered temp contract, not full time. She starts telling Mr. Bolton (he looked like young michael bolton) that he would be taking collateral material editing creating templates to edit down the line. She also mentioned to the effect that he would be creating drop down splash pages. I'm listening and having a design degree, the words going through my head are "what the hell is a drop down splash page?" I know it's going through his head too, but she's throwing out buzzwords that exist in our company and considering he came in about 4 minutes prior, i'm fairly certain he has no clue what the fuck she's talking about. Well she rattles off a bunch more stuff that makes me wonder who the hell shes representing cause she's doing a piss poor job at peggin our co. She walks out and the guy starts talking to me and i ask him if he knows what a drop down splash page was and he gave me a negative. Well, I get him set up and he asks for a pen, and when i go to get him one out of the copy room Brillo-zibub is in there cluckin like a hen that he's done. Don't even get him a pen. 6 minutes. in and out fired. She was rattling off to the 2 that would listen that he had zero personality, didn't smile wasn't receptive to what she was talking about. I felt bad for the guy, he didn't even get a pen cause of this cunny.

Later yesterday afternoon she asks me to find the files that the previous temp (paul-really nice guy and a good designer) had been working on. I could not locate them anywhere and she starts into a rant that he took a usb flash storage device and spitefully took the files off the machine cause he was canned (in a crap ass and gutless way). I don't think that was it at all. She says tthat if he did "she's gonna shoot him or stab him in the eyes with pens." Mind you i've already formed an opinion of brillo-zibub. She asks that i meet her the following morning at 830 when paul comes in to show where he left the files. I meet up with her in the office she's working in with another lady and they're talking about how paul maliciously took the property of my company unlawfully and that she wants to prosecute. She proceeds to tell me that i'm going to keep him from leaving the building if he tried to leave without replacing the files. I told her flat out, there is no way i'm doing that as thats more illegal than what she was planning. she goes on and on about how she guarantees her [coworker} that he had taken the files and that she'd seen it on Law and Order. {i'm thinking SVU] At this point i had to leave. I told her i was going to the bathoom and went outsde to smoke and i find paul comin in. Nice guy so i tell him careful what you say cause this girl isn't all that charming and she's actually really fired up. After some niceties i go and get brillo-zibub and she takes him with me in tow to the office where paul goes to the computer. Now with her standing in front of the tower so that paul can insert no device and stare over his shoulder. he looks for the docs and finds temp ones that we found and alters the name so their openable but they're temp files so they're tiny. He states that someone has either moved or deleted the files and she starts her diatribe about how she thinks he deleted the files. Paul calmly asks hypothetically why he would delete the files, he got paid from the temp agency and all was good. She then tells him she has proof of him deleting files. He says yes i deleted alot of files as there was under 2 gigs of space left on the pc, but the files she wanted, he did not. She says, "NO, i don't believe you. I think you did a double delete!" and instantly i ask myself, "whats a double delete?" and two seconds later paul asks the question verbatim. Awesome, she was looking really bad and representing the company effectively as a 4 limb amputee in the open ocean. Kudos paul. paul shows her that even if the files are gone he had emailed them to her in pdf form. And she then demon-strates more of her vast knowledge, obviously obtained by watching csi:miami ala david caruso. She says well, pdfs are useless to me i can't edit those. simultaneously paul and i said, that that wasn't the case and that they were very editable in photoshop or illustrator. I then thanked her for not informing me that the files had been emailed to her but hey whats 3-4 dozen eggs on her face? Paul finally tells her that he has an appt soon and that he's going to have to leave and that she has the files still even if someone deleted them off the computer and she tries to stop him and say that he can't leave until it's resolved and he nobly tells her to deal with his temp agency and goodbye, she waited as if thinking if she was sassy enough or had she belittled him to the proper degree. Then chased after him saying that she wants to make sure he doesn't take anything. I still say Paul 1- Brillo-zibub 0.

Better yet paul got the brand new MAC Adobe cs2 deluxe box (+upgrade) as his parting gift. I say rock on paul! Offically i have no idea where it went as there is no evidence.

Paul 2 Brillozibub nil. game set match.

I have now advised my manager that I want none, zero, no contact with her and when she asks for something I will politely decline and refer her to my manager. He didn't believe me when i said that she was born from a vagina that was a portal to hades, but then he started asking around and finally came back letting me know that my description of her was more decent than others' evaluations. I'm thinking the temp title may stick temporarily until it's changed to disabled user-temp (pink slipped)

thank freakin god

adfreak: R.I. billboard calls for impeachment of Bush

Kefiya and Agal

gotta be careful about typing in keywords, but these are badass, even if you're not a terrorist.

Kefiya and Agal

pretty friggin good portfolio


Thursday, February 16, 2006

why do i love this shit?

CollegeHumor Movie: A roundhouse kick that would impress even Chuck Norris. If you like seeing people get hit in the head, this is a must see.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I'm nominating disguy for a nobel prize

A Very Joey Valentine�s Day Special

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

in case Valentines was one of your favorite holidays

I-Mockery.com | Valentine's Day cards for your loved ones! E-cards!

I dunno if I can thank sayshuh for this but it gets posted

Viafin Atlas - Inventors of the worlds first artificial retractable foreskin for circumsised men.

This is part of my daily routine now

Dog Shit

Monday, February 13, 2006

yeah try that one. only took me like 20 minutes

The following rules apply:

Only 2 persons on the raft at a time

The father can not stay with any of the daughters, without their mother's presence

The mother can not stay with any of the sons, without their father's presence

The thief (striped shirt) can not stay with any family member if the Policeman is not there

Only the Father, the Mother and the Policeman know how to operate the raft

To start click on the big blue circle on the right

To move the people click on them

To move the raft click on the pole on the opposite side of the river

awesome. i'm getting a shirt out of this


just about time

I gotta remove the kids cajones. He's pretty territorial and gets picked on a bit by the "altered" dogs at the dog park. He got into a pretty good scrap with a Mastiff and wanted to go paws with a couple others. He got put back on the leash a few times and we went home early. I then cleaned him up and took him to moms for introductions to her and the brother and nephew and it took him 10 seconds to pee on her couch which got him outside the remainder of the time. Really time to snip. Sunday we went to the beach with Dron and Jaime for a hike to paradise cove. It was about 88 out and the water was warm and there were tons of people at the beach. It was like a summer day and it was perfect out. The beach is pretty secluded so there are alot of dogs there as sheriffs can't see down the cliff. For the most part he kept near me but the second he smells something he takes off and I had to run. Thank god he didnt find the dead sea lion that was really bloated. I got slimed by a sea slug, found some cool shells, a couple starfish, and he drank a ton of salt water (helllllo diarrhea) but it was about a 3.5+ mile hike and he was crapped out at night. slept like a rock. Gotta go home tonight and clean up all the stuff I didn't clean this weekend.

There was something somewhat deep but mostly funny I wanted to pontificate but I can't remember what the hell it was.

Friday, February 10, 2006

I'm so gonna make it on a watch list with this

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Ron Mueck Life Castings

Ron Mueck Life Castings

anytime someone makes fun of Tom, i'm okay with it

Top Gun Brokeback Squadron - Google Video

thank you, no really thanks a lot

I changed the pooch's routine this morning and he let me know what he thought of it by leaving me 4 piles of glory on the living room floor. thanks buddy. i'll note that for tomorrow. poo first then shower and breakfast.

i do love me the liz phair whipsmart

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

disclaimer-not graphic but vulgar beyond even my dreams

pretty trippy, booyah to sayshuh

Plant techno - Google Video

Monday, February 06, 2006

weekend pics

Freaking asians and their cameras

Lunch in santa ynez at Fess Parker Winery

Getting the lowdown on a bad wine

Us waiting at Firestone winery cause none of us wants to drink it.

Bridlewood=good wine and a gorgeous countryside

Melissa of the mountain

Most of the girls

i might be a tad buzzed

Out last winery for just a few of us

Homage to oyie

They didn't smell good

6 people one photobooth=good pictures

Superbowl grub after a few superBOWLS (huh? ohhhh, i get it)

we's eatin

My boy dean, check his photos, they're linked under more ish't


watching the game

Whats left of the xmas tree. this was only half of it and that flame was much much taller than me.

the pooch, that was more tired than me after his dog park run.

Sunday, February 05, 2006


wine tasting yesterday for nanners birthday it was pretty cool. Fess Parker wasn't very good at making wine, shoulda stuck with the movies. firestone was just a building i walked into and Bridlewood has damn good syrah and Hirams twin and tons of horses and a gorgeous grounds and a park in the middle of a horse track with a lake. it was fun 6 of us into a photo booth, i'll post that as well as soon as I upload and scan.

Today Hiram meets his girlfriend. She's a chocolate lab named Hershey (apt). Gramma and I are gonna socialize and then go to the park and socialize some more. All the usual suspects are comin over to see the game. Dean you better make it. For super burgers bbq chicken and assorted other things. Don't really care who wins.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Decisions decisions

what day do i prefer, do i float all that cash for both? is there a decent place to stay? damn! I mean common, check that, i would.


Thursday, February 02, 2006

Yep, thats about right

Disloyal.org - Funny MySpace Videos, Fun Pictures, Free Flash Games

Task of the day-no copy and pasting

Gramma and I (not my gramma)came up with a new idea for a burlesque show. The VANINJAS. Each ninja (being female) has her own identity or alter ego. They can either be good or bad. But the vaninja's would be stylish as all hell. The Brazilian Vaninja would be bald, the pilot ninja would have a landing strip haircut, the ditsy/girly blonde vaninja would have a haircut shaved into a heart, there would be the ruff and tumble (yet crazily sensitive) pierced vaninja and a mohawk, and the au natural hippy vaninja would have a huge BUSHy haircut. Each would still exhibit mad vaninja fighting skills but each would have their own unique identity. Whaddya think? Good show huh? Feel free to add more potential vaninjas as you think of what qualities they may have.

also on the absurd note, whaddya call a homosexual from texas?

hold on it's comin

it's gonna drop

...a homotexual.

groan all you want gramma came up with that one but i had to represent.