Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Whassup Cousin Boogie!

That's right ya'll. The Golden State Warriors have added 4x NBA All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, better known as Boogie. For reasons nobody can explain Boogie wasn't getting signed. Sure he's coming off an achilles tendon injury, but players have come back from worse.  Seems it was Cousins who contacted the Warriors with a make me an offer attitude. What were they to do? They couldn't turn him down at a mid-level price. 

Comments around the league and from fans are crying foul and calling the signing downright unfair. We Warriors fans see it as preparation meeting opportunity. As NBA Back-2-Back Champions they know what it means to never get comfortable with success. They're always preparing for the next challenge. With Lebron and Rondo joining their Pacific Division Lakers and taking Warriors center JaVale McGee with them, the Warriors had to fire back.

Boom goes the dynamite. Cousins is a Warrior and everyone with a playground's understanding of the game knows what that means; did someone whisper 3-Peat?

I'd like to thank two-time champion JaVale McGee for all is hustle and hard work. It's been 2x Real my brotha! Stay up on your asthma meds in Los Angeles. That pollution in their air can be suffocating.

Welcome to the Warriors my Cousins. While the rest of the league are moaning and groaning from news of your signing, we here in the Oakland/SF Bay Area just caught Boogie Fever!

Boogie Fever - The Sylvers (1976)

Boogie fever, got to boogie down
Boogie fever, I think it's going around

I took my baby to the drive-in show
She turned the speaker down
And then she turned on the radio
I watched a silent movie, diggin' funky sound

She's got the boogie fever
She likes to boogie down
Boogie fever
I think it's going around
I took my baby to the pizza parlor (pizza parlour)
To get a bite to eat, na na na
I put some money in the jukebox for her
You know she ate her pizza dancing to the beat
She's got the boogie fever
She likes to boogie down, oh
Shes got the boogie fever
I think it's going around

Saturday, June 30, 2018

SOLD 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Daytona Blue w/Dk. Blue interior, 327...

Classy & Beautiful Model

Her curves and measurements have mesmerized the eyes and minds of men and boys. In all shades her body begs to be admired and worshipped. Beauty is not in the eyes of her beholder, its in her. 

I fell victim to her charms upon first sight of her perched on a model stand bracketed along my cousin's bedroom wall in the 1960's. She stood out from the other classic model exhibits. And over fifty years later she still just twitterpates my heart from every angle!

1963 Cheverolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe Color: D A Y T O N A   B L U E
Model courtesy of Diecast.org

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Why Celebrity Suicides

An article I read at the website "The Federalist" had one paragraph I felt hits the mark on why having a deeper understanding of life helps guide us through the darker phases of it. 

As Kate, Anthony, Robin, and so many other entertainers show, even giving joy to others, in the end, is not enough. So in the end, why bother? How can we not be defeated when we set our eyes on the brokenness of this world? The answer: to fix our eyes on another world. The writer C.S. Lewis famously said that, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” If we believe this life is all there is, the darkness will blind us to the majesty and beauty of life.

What we "fix our eyes on" in this world can be the difference in whether we feel surrounded by hope or despair.

Maybe you don't necessarily need to believe in a traditional God, but there must be Some Thing in our being for us to set our sights on and look up to that's indestructible and eternal. That thing cannot be another person or product of a person(s) because as we all know, persons and their products are not indestructible nor eternal.

The only Thing inside myself that I've glimpsed as being indestructible and eternal is the soul. And it might sound crazy but I don't believe it belongs to us. As I watched the soul of my mom depart I felt like a witness to a solar eclipse. A shift of perspective occurred before my eyes that was felt deep in my soul. I was stilled by a familiar presence as it passed before me.

There was light, then shadow, then light again. Some Thing happened that connected with and touched me the viewer. Some Thing was making Itself known again to me; a reminder if you will. It was wonderful. Maybe if we know what it means to die a glorious death we can envision what it means to live a glorious life. 

The article reminds me of a quote I used to put at the bottom of emails. It's from the society called "The Christophers" - A single sunbeam is enough to drive away shadows.

What Took Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain Wasn't Mental Illness  by Caroline D'Agati

Monday, June 04, 2018

Lebron's Eyepopping Game 1 Finals Stats

Lebon James (center) of the Cleveland Cavaliers before Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on May 31 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. 
Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

Via The Undefeated

Down to his socks and shades, here’s a breakdown of the complete outfit James rocked into Game 1 — and the price that each piece of the look cost the King.









Grand total: $46,964.95. Moral of the story: Not all of us have pockets as deep as LeBron James’.

UPDATE: Watch connoisseur FakeWatchBusta told the Undefeated that James’ accessories included a rare Audemars Piguet, called the Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy Chronograph, which retails in shops for “right over $40,000.” The accessory brings the minimum total of his Game 1 outfit to nearly $87,000 — not including James’ custom jewelry.