Archive for March, 2008
Satan’s been slipping, not keeping up with the latest technology, and it’s hurting his youthful following. Do you realize it’s been years since the ol’ Master of Evil made a press release with one of his infamous backwords subliminal messages? Why you wonder? Well, how the hell is Ol’ Red supposed to do that when iPods don’t even play backwards ?– duh!. Can someone please drop Stevie Jobs an email ?– cause he’s not helping. This is definitely cutting in on the messages of evil that influenced us so much as kids and made you and me what we are today.
Back in the day, the Prince of Darkness went platinum with many hits….
- Here he is in Iron Maidens “Still Life- CLICK HERE TO LISTEN” letting the kiddies know that “the man of evil is there.” When this reverse hit dropped, kids killed cats, drank blood and sewed Iron Maiden patches onto their fur collared levis jackets…
- The Styx- CLICK HERE TO LISTEN thought they were playing a nice tune. Little to their knowledge, Satan’s cameo appearance with reverse lyrics including “Satan move in our voice” really made the song.
Come on folks, there are still plenty of Virgins of Guadelupe statues out there for Jesus to make his “tears” appearances on. Lobby your Federal Trade Commission and warn them of the new Jesus monopoly and lack of competitive environment. Let everyone know our kids need the reverse playing iPod. Otherwise, shit doesn’t look good– the Father of Lies gets desparate and tries to get our attention via other forms of media….
Wouldn’t you rather have a little reverse AC/DC Night Prowler- CLICK HERE TO LISTEN telling us “Oh listen to me, i am from hell. Oh Lord Lucifer” instead of having to hear about “Axis of Evil, weapens of mass destruction and terrorists?” Twisting your LP’s backwards was a much funner way of experiencing a little evil!
BREAKING NEWS: Damn the womans movement! Since Mr. Diabolos has not kept up with the jones, we have verifed that Britney Spears has picked up his baton and run with it to promote feministic evil. Here is the song she used to brainwash America’s innocent- CLICK HERE TO LISTEN, *CLEARLY* telling us “sleep with me, im not too young.” Look at the results of that hit! HOLY SHIT– evils been taken to a whole new level!
March 30th, 2008
Cadillac didnt intend it’s 1942 year to so different. Sure, if you knew your Caddy’s, you could see some subtle change– the winged hood emblem got combined with round parking lights in the grille, and styling overall became more rounded front to rear. Changes turned major, however, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S., it’s people, and Cadillac were pulled into World War II.
Cadillac was able to get about 16,000 of the 1942′s out the door before they got the call of duty by the U.S. office of Production Management– with the order on Feb 14 to halt production and convert to full scale wartime production. Amazingly, within 55 days, M-series U.S. tanks began rolling off the same assembly line that the ’42s had come from.
While the young went off to battle, the remaining men and women of Cadillac worked harder than ever building M-5, M-8 and M-24 tanks that were powered by dual flathead Cadillac engines and Hydramatic transmissions (each drove a track w/ spider gearing in the middle.) Hard work and overtime was a daily occurance, but employees were energized by the will to win and proudly wore the official company slogan “They Shall Not Want” on their uniforms. Inside each tank a plaque was mounted, proudly proclamining that it was a product of Cadillac. The Cadillac team was dedicated to performing well and bringing our boys home in one piece, victorious.
The Cadillac tanks were known to be the best performing in the war, and were key in helping the allies prevail. The Cadillac flathead was so successful, that the tank engines became a popular hot rodders engine of choice following the war. Veterans trust in the Cadillac extended from the war, into hot rods and onto the salt flats.
With it’s success in helping win the war, Cadillac was awarded the prestigious “E” Army-Navy award for excellence in production of war equipment.The last M-24 tank rolled off the Cadillac assembly line on August 24, 1945. Amazingly, the first ’46 Cadillacs were produced less than 2 months later– a blessing to Americans who patiently waited for new wheels they knew would return after the war effort was over.
Fast forward 60+ years and the tradition continues… I found a 346cid Cadillac flathead (example below) that served duty in a M-24 tank. It’s going to be brought back to duty in my future Model A roadster project that will see the salt– amid/late 40′s styled hot rod, aptly named “Famous in Peace. Distinguished in Battle.” Wait til you see the NOS speed parts im working on rounding up. The adventure will continue, so stay tuned….
See all my Cadillac WWII pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/notebooms/sets/72157604311475227/
Plug– by the way, im still hunting for the Roadster body. Reach out if ya’ got a lead.
March 30th, 2008
Lee Iococca’s career took off when, while working for Ford, he came up with this successful compaign– that told U.S. drivers that they could get a 1956 Ford for $56 dollars a month…
Since Lee is respected by many as being a pretty sharp guy, I wanted to post an piece of his most recent book, “Where Have all the Leaders Gone”– where he takes the gloves off and tells us what he thinks about America’s current state:
“Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We’ve got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can’t even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, “Stay the course.”
Stay the course? You’ve got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I’ll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out!”
So here’s where we stand. We’re immersed in a bloody war with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving. We’re running the biggest deficit in the history of the country. We’re losing the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs. Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a coherent energy policy. Our schools are in trouble. Our borders are like sieves. The middle class is being squeezed every which way.”
Im writing this from Asia– a place that quite obviously to me looks to be thriving and happily feeding big corporations with resources that allow them to make more money while selling out our own country. Good for them for making success of their countries while working hard– they’ve taken what others (us) have given away due to corrupt politics and laxidasical diligence.
In the mean time, America is a sinking ship. The dollar is shit around the world. America used to deal in lead (build real things.) Now we export the manufacturing of real things and we’re left with just talk– in essence we’re a marketing department of the world, aka bullshitters. We don’t build much anymore– we have Walmart. We dont have self reliance for steel, aluminum, energy, etc– we rely on China/Russia/Middle East for that. What happens as they further grow and further realize that the U.S. is not number one anymore? Will we escape the choke, or will we submit?
Our country is rapidly turning into fluff. Remember– when things get rough, it’s the fluff that gets cut. I’d hate to see America bleed.
Don’t call me Anti-American, whitey. I proudly fly a flag at my house. To me, i’m sad to say that it now tends to symbolize my pride in what America used to be, and what it can be. As for today– I’m a proud American screaming “CHANGE!” I’m a proud American that will help burn the Whitehouse to the ground if that’s what it takes to drive this required change.
Lee Iacocca is down for the hood. I suggest you represent as well, homie. Put down the WII and PS3, and wake the fuck up.
March 27th, 2008
Today is my only full day in Singapore. Got here yesterday afternoon, have my work today, and go home in the morning.
- Woke up at about 530am and got a good workout in. Then made my way to a vendor meeting (confidential, so no work details to talk about.) Did our work stuff.
- After work was done, a representative offered to take us to lunch and show us around.
- Dude asked what kind of food i liked, and BANG– took me to a GREAT japanese tepanyaki (sic, sorry) joint. Shrimp, scallops, crab, steak– yeah.
- Over lunch, i did my thing to get him personally comfortable with me so that i could query him about what he thought of America, his viewpoints, etc. I work hard to draw thoughts out of folks around the world, as it gives me different viewpoints– that helps shape my own.
Anyway– one way i use to get people comfortable with me is to compliment their country…. how great it is. Then i compliment their women– as guys are proud over “their” women. Well, as soon as i said “you’re country has beautiful women”– well, that got him on his tangent….. lol:
“I would ruv to take you to Orchard Towers. Since company is paying, i will take you to high floor– and they have very beautiful women you can go to your hotel with. etc. etc. etc…” lol.
NOTE TO WIFE: It is 535pm right now, and i passed & went back to my hotel alone to be a blog nerd– like a good boy. No asian fun for me.
- Dude was bummed that i told him that i was drop dead tired and couldnt go out tonight. I think he was most upset, as he would have gotten himself lucky on the company dime in taking me out. He asked if i wanted to do any thing else in the afternoon, before i had to go to rest.
I’m a total WWII dork– i asked him if he could take me to see any WWII antiques. He did his duty and took me to see Bukit Chandu….
Bukit Chandu is where the Malaysians and English retreated to when the Japanese were taking over Singapore in World War II. It’s on the top of a high point hill in the area. Walking up to the area, i spotted a monkey in the trees. He had a good time harassing me:
They have a shrine here that reflects on the memory of the dead troops here. Basically that Japanese stormed the hill, the allies ran out of ammo– and fought the Japs with their bayonets and hands. All were slaughtered, as they fought to the last man– except one guy that escaped out the back at the last minute. This place is neat. It was called Opium Hill, due to what was farmed there back before this occured.
Here’s me and my homie. I wanted to give him a big hug in this photo but, while cool, he didnt get my gringo humor (for example, he didnt understand when i called him a “Gold Chainer” when he told me that cars were expensive in Singapore and his Nissan host $51,000 bucks!) Holmes wanted to scope the ladies and instead he got stuck scoping World War II stuff with a tall ugly bald date:
In tribute to the Malaysian mortor group, who died here:
Here they are for real back in the day. R.I.P. :
After that he dropped me off at the Yahoo office– which is pretty close by my hotel. Im always amazed when im on another corner of the world and walk up and see Yahoo, and i can badge right in. It’s like a security blanket around the world. Anyway, they have a pretty damn pimp office:
You can see all of the few photos i took here on my flickr photoset at: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2087/2365330051_4ba4c9558e_d.jpg
I’m headed home in the morning. These out and back trips kinda kick my ass, but i guess i gotta pay the cost to be the boss and should not bitch about it.
Can’t wait to get home. It’s my daughters birthday on Saturday and i’m leaving for a road trip w/ some of my buddies from San Jose to the Lonestar Roundup in Austin, TX next week….
March 27th, 2008
Herro, i made it to Singapore. Here’s a quick take on my first day using bullet points:
- Here’s how Singapore used to look, back in the day when it was the home of opium (production and addicts:)
- They don’t fuck around– the growth is amazing. Here’s the view from my hotel room today:
- The first interesting thing i noticed when i got into town was when i went into the bathroom at the airport. No toilets– they have these squat pits…
- Im staying at the Pan Pacific Hotel, which is a total gold chainer establishment. It’s nice. Here’s the bitchen view looking down the interior of the hotel from my floor (30th:)
- That said, everything around here is very shopping oriented with all the usual shopping brand names. This part of town is cookie cutter corporate designed, with all the usual brands.
- Thus, i walked. The city is so clean. I found the subway, paid my $1.90 and got off in the Thai part of town. It’s hot and humid. Just walking around my shirt was soaked.
- Found a balanced Thai massage place (when i say balance, i mean balance of low cost and half way respectable.) Low cost meant $60 Singapore dollars (about $45 USD) for a two hour massage. Respectable meant they had a little buddist shrine in the front, so i figured it just wasnt a hooker joint, and i could get the real deal Thai massage. Showered and they gave me thai sized (way too small) shorts to wear– im sure i looked fabulous. The massage was great. They spent about 30 minutes on each leg, then the back, arms, neck– i’ve never had a 2 hour massage. That said, it was a bit intimidating– as this little thai woman used leverage that reminded me of jiu jitsu to do her thing– and the massage was very firm and somewhat agressive. Overall GREAT though.
- By now it was starting to get late and i was dead tired from my 18 hour of traveling. Back to hotel and crashed out so that i could be up early for work.
Overall nice place that’s easy to get around– everyone speaks English, so it’s kinda like watered down Asia.
March 27th, 2008
Tomorrow night im headed to Singapore for work. Aside from technical stuff i need to know about the area relative to work, the only other thing i know about Singapore is that if you misbehave, the cops turn into dominatrix, strap you up and give you hot spankings– that they call caning:
I can tell in the above pictuer that the Officer with the sweet “tickler” mustache has a huge 1″ boner in his pants watching this hot Singaporno action– can you see it? Singaporno is so hot for action that you dont even need to do much for him to start spanking:
- spit on the sidewalk? two spankings big boy.
- forget to flush a public toilet? me love you long time… now here’s a spanking for you.
- smoke a little weed? take this cane, you bitch. then off to prison where the action really heats up!
- jaywalking? you hot little rebelious bitch you.. thank you mother, have another!
- homosexual sex? you guessed it sweet cakes, ten spankings for being really bad.
Singapore is one of the safest and cleanest city in the world, all due to a little kinkiness. If you too would like to improve your town, here are the Singaporno Keys to the City:
If i come home and my behind looks like the following, then you know that i obviously must have gotten lucky on my trip…
I’ll be sure to try to find some adventure and post some pics of my trip.
March 23rd, 2008
There’s a reason i dont drive a Honda… well actually a couple. Science tells us that these babies are designed with crumple zones when in an accident. As you can see, yes– they do crumple…..
This car supposedly hit a larger truck. Being so much lighter it was thrown and flipped multiple times (while exhibiting crumple technology in action) before it came to rest against a building. I think i can see the airbags deployed in there. I think the driver actually lived.
Today my garage door came off it’s track somehow while closing and the entire top of the door fell onto the rear of my 1960 Chevy wagons roof. It fucked up the paint a little bit, but since crumple technology was not fully evolved at that time– the body held up just fine.
Years back, similar to above, this car also hit a truck. Being both heavy, they absorbed eachothers girth while both getting fucked up:
An example of why seatbelts save lives. Frontside Faceplant to Windshield is not a rad trick…
When i was younger (i’d say about 19 years old,) I was on the freeway and it came to a complete stop for a while. I got out of the car and walked forward & encountered a horrible accident. One w/ blood and death. It was traumatizing enough that today im not really sure if it was real or a dream. Im fairly certain it was real and i kinda blocked it out.
Anyway– if you’re into seeing vintage twished steel, check out this great flickr photo set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8242535@N06/sets/72157603642358709/
Best wishes for road safety,
March 23rd, 2008
I always wanted to make a major bet of the century with someone. The loser has to wear a Hitler Mustache for a whole week. What a fashion statement that would be…
Anyways, i watched an interesting documentary series called “The Nazis: A Warning From History.” It’s a 6 part series that explain how Hitler and the Nazi’s came to power, what their original plans were and how they went a bit off course from that original plan, how the party ran (or didnt,) their “evacuation” of the jews and their defeat.
Couple notable things interesting to me:
1) The Nazi’s didnt intend to fight and conquer England. As a matter of fact, Hitler looked up to the English and their past abilities to colonize the world. He wanted to go East into Russia and do to it what England did to India– turn it into a colony to expand Deutschland.
2) The blaming of the jews for everything negative reminds me of what some politicians in this country have been doing lately… ala blaming the “illegal aliens.” Funny how the corporations export all the jobs, a disproportioned (higher) percentage of immigrants serve(d) in the Iraq and Afghan war, immigrants are less likely to commit crime than citizens in similar economic levels, and politicians try to spread the fear of immigration and loose borders as FEAR to distract people from the real issues that they are actually a big part of.
Anyway, i dig this series and recommend it.
March 22nd, 2008
Minibikes are cool, and to have one as a kid was the best. Just learned the Bonanza Minibikes was a San Jose company. Here’s some maximum mini eye candy of old Bonanza advertising:
I never had a mini bike, but we did have a Honda Trail 90– which was great for both street and dirt. It was rattle canned red and had a selection of the greatest 80′s skate stickers of the time on it– a real beauty. The super low gear ratio option was bad ass for going back in the hills of socal back then. The cops pulled me over when i was cruising it across town to a friends house, and felt i needed a license, permit or registration– so they reposessed it and i never saw it again. I lost two ATC’s that i acquired through horse trading as a kid the same way. The cops must have been hatin’ on me because of the color of my skin, religion, good looks or something….
Anyway– how could kids not love mini bikes after watching Evel Knievel and having their dads take them to the local TT races? In the Bay Area they had the San Jose Mile races and the Fremont Scramble….
To revive the greatness of these times, John and Jenny Parker are bringing back some old fashion flattracking to Ventura– with both motorcycle racing, as well as hot rod jalopy races. I can’t think of a better way to spend a night this summer….
Grab your kids and bring them out. I think i’m going to have to drive down from the Bay for this.
March 22nd, 2008